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Wonderland Express

November 24, 2017, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until January 7, 2018

Wonderland Express

‘Tis the season for family fun! Join us at the Garden for Wonderland Express, an annual holiday extravaganza featuring magnificent model trains, magical and glittering indoor snow, and meticulously crafted Chicago landmarks in miniature. Plus, see intricate ice carvings and hear beautiful music from carolers.

Bring the smartphones and video cameras, as our holiday exhibition delights children and parents, friends and families. Kids, look for Thomas the Tank Engine!

Extended hours December 23, 2017 – January 7, 2018 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Wonderland Highlights

CAROLING
It wouldn’t be the holidays without music. Indoor caroling makes Wonderland Express sing.
November 24–26; 10 a.m. – noon
December 2, 23; 10 a.m. – noon

MOVIE WEEKEND
Free to all ticketed guests, enjoy holiday classics in Alsdorf Auditorium.

December 19 10:30 a.m., 12:30, 2:30 & 4:30 p.m.
Frosty’s Winter Wonderland
11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.
Prep and Landing
December 20 10:30 a.m., 12:30, 2:30 & 4:30 p.m.
Jack Frost
11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.
Prep and Landing—Naughty vs. Nice

HOLIDAY MARKET
Vendors offer products such as seasonal produce, herbs, wreaths, handmade pottery, honey, and more. Open December 10 and 11.

PHOTO: Wonderland ExpressICE SCULPTING
Fantastic figures emerge as ice sculptors set up shop outdoors, with blocks of ice, chainsaws, and carving tools. Watch their progress with two carving sessions, snow or shine. Bundle up the kids—they love watching the snow fly in the courtyards of the Regenstein Center.
December 28 and January 4 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

HANDMADE WREATHS FOR SALE
Find a one-of-a-kind creation for your front door. Holiday wreaths handmade by Chicago Botanic Garden staff members are on display—and for sale—in the Greenhouse Gallery.

Details

Date:
November 24, 2017
Time:
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.chicagobotanic.org/wonderland

Venue

Chicago Botanic Gardens
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022 United States
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Phone:
(847) 835-5440
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