2019 Live Christmas Tree Farms: Where to Cut Your Own (or Find a Pre-Cut Tree)

Cutting down a live Christmas tree for your home can be daunting — at least it was for me! But I promise, it’s really an enjoyable family activity. Kids love running from tree to tree while making the pressing decision: which one will look best in your home? Our Christmas tree farms guide features hours, prices, tips, and more, making…

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Santa Sighting Alert! Local Spots to See Santa in 2019

Here comes Santa Claus — right down our neighborhood lanes! What better way to ring in the Christmas season than a visit with Santa himself? At these family-friendly events, you’ll get to see the big guy (and maybe even catch a sighting of Mrs. Claus and the elves). Below, you’ll find tree-lighting ceremonies, parades, story times, photo opportunities, and more…


The Best Frozen Events for Elsa and Anna Fans

When the original movie, Frozen, came out 5+ years ago, my girls quickly became captivated by the amazing storyline of two strong and loving sisters who would go to any length to protect one another. Couple the movie’s positive message with some incredibly catchy music, and soon we were listening to the new soundtrack for all of our lives as…


Insider Tips for Christmas at The Walnut Room and Macy’s State Street

A perfect staycation during the holidays is right here in the Windy City! Pack up your car and head to Chicago for more holiday experiences! The City of Chicago has much to offer during the holiday season! Macy’s and The Walnut Room are a few stops you don’t want to miss during the holiday season. We have tips for your…