outdoor

Safety Villages and Safety Towns

Safety towns and safety villages have kid-sized buildings lining streets for them to navigate and learn about different facets of pedestrian, passenger, and at-home safety! Find a safe place for your kids (ages 4 through 10) to explore and ride along safety town roads in the great list below, sponsored by the Glen Ellyn Park District. Glen Ellyn Safety Village Spring Avenue Recreation Center, 185 Spring…

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Illumination at The Morton Arboretum + Giveaway

Heads up: This one has an awesome giveaway to one of our favorite events of the year. In its fourth year, Illumination ushers visitors through a magical wintertime walk in the woods, surrounded by a kaleidoscope of vivid, colored lights and surprising and delightful interactive effects. Our family went to Illumination two years ago and my kids still remember the…


The Gigantic Guide for Holiday Fun

Christmas tree farms, where to see Santa, holiday events, special activities to do with your family, volunteering opportunities, toy drives, ice skating, indoor play, live nativities, gift guides, and more. All of the local holiday fun in one place!   The Gigantic Guide for Holiday Fun   Christmas Trees: Local Cut Your Own and Precut Options A comprehensive list of…


Chicagoland Churches with a Live Nativity

There is no better way to explain the beauty and simplicity of Christmas than to take your child to a live reproduction of the Nativity where Jesus was born. The story of Mary and Joseph’s search for shelter and Jesus’ birth is lovingly retold by church members and volunteers. The churches listed below all have live animals and there is…