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Restaurants and Grocery Stores Open on Christmas Day 2017

What are the stores open on Christmas Day 2017? Whether you’re looking for a place that hosts a special brunch, or you don’t celebrate and are looking for things to do, check out our list of what’s open—and not—in Chicago’s Western suburbs. Stores Open on Christmas Day Grocery, Convenience, and Retail Store Christmas Hours Jewel-Osco, ALDI, Mariano’s, Trader Joe’s, and Whole…


Review: Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier

Want to stay out of the cold this holiday season? The Fifth Third Bank Winter WonderFest is a cross between an amusement park and indoor inflatable play place, with various holiday photo opportunities. You will find amusement rides for each age group, many inflatable slides and bounce houses, climbing walls, an indoor ice skating rink, and indoor tubing on a…


Winter Holiday Fun for Families

While Kidlist covers the west and southwest suburbs of Chicago, some of the winter holiday fun is worth the drive no matter where you live in chicagoland. When it made sense, we also included area specific guides so you can easily find activities and events in your own neighborhood. We have you covered for all of your holiday fun, including…


Best Places to Go Sledding in the Southwest Suburbs

For cold-loving kids, the first real snowfall in Chicagoland can only mean one thing — sledding! Dig out your snowsuits, dust off your toboggan and head out to the slopes (or steep suburban hills) for some good old-fashioned family fun. We’ve put together a list of all the hottest spots to spend a perfect winter day sledding in the southwest…


Locations, Details, Pricing for Skiing and Snowboarding Near Chicago

Looking for a new wintertime adventure with the family? Look no further than our 2017–2018 guide of places to go skiing and snowboarding near Chicago! Whether you have a family of beginners or more experienced skiers and snowboarders in your group, we’ve composed a great list of places that cater to all levels. Stay local, travel a few hours for…




Fun (Santa-Free!) Things to Do With Kids in December 2017

Between Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and New Year’s Eve, there’s a lot going on this month—but there are plenty of non-holiday things to do with kids in December, too! Check out our list of family-friendly events (without a Santa in sight). December 2017 Non-Holiday Events for Kids in the West Suburbs Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks Skating Ribbon at Maggie Daley Park…


Giveaway: LEGOLAND Discovery Center

Get excited about this one because it’s the grand finale to our experience gift giveaways… LEGOLAND Discover Center Chicago, located in Schaumburg, IL is giving away four Annual Pass Memberships to one lucky Kidlist reader! An Annual Pass at LEGOLAND Discover Center Chicago includes: Enjoy 12 months’ unlimited admission to LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Chicago! Receive 20% off in the cafe 10%…


Pet Photos with Santa in the Chicago Suburbs

Want to bring your pets for photos with Santa? Having a dog, cat, or other pet also makes you a parent! Luckily, there are numerous opportunities for pet photos with Santa this holiday seasons! Pictures with Santa at K-9 Couture (Homer Glen) December 9, 2017 | 10:00 am – 3:00 pm A $10 donation includes a 4×6 professional photo and…


2017 Winter Break Camps for Kids in the Western Suburbs

Winter break can be a nice time to spend time with family and friends, but it also can be rough to lose the structure of the regular days with school and/or scheduled activities. Don’t worry! We’ve gathered some great winter break camps for your kids to have fun and enjoy games, sports, crafts, obstacle courses, tumbling, swimming, field trips, art, science, math, building,…