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Bright Lights. Magical Nights. Holiday Magic. Now in our 38th year, visit Chicagoland’s largest and longest-running lights festival with over a million twinkling LED lights, a 41 foot tall talking tree, skating rink, ice carvers, larger than life LED animal sculptures, Zoo Chats, and much more! Read our Insider's Guide with tips and features of this holiday tradition: https://mykidlist.com/holiday-magic-brookfield-zoo/Find out more »
Take a magical trip to visit Santa on the Naperville Riverwalk at Jackson Avenue and Webster Street. Admission is free. Photos can be purchased for $8 each or two for $15. Don't miss this unique opportunity to visit Santa this year! Open to the public times: Saturday, November 30 12:30-6:00 pm Sunday, December 1 12:30-6:00 pm Friday, December 6 4:30-8:00 pm Saturday, December 7 12:30-6:00 pm Sunday, December 8 12:30-6:00 pm Friday, December 13 4:30-8:00 pm Saturday, December 14 12:30-7:00…Find out more »
Help improve a prairie or woodland by collecting seeds or removing nonnative plants. Ages 8 and up; under 18 with an adult. Free. Register online or at 630-206-9630 at least five days in advance (10 days by phone for groups of five or more). Wednesday, October 9 - 5:00 - 6:30 pm at Maple Grove Friday, October 11 - 8:30 – 11:30 am at Blackwell Saturday, October 12 - 9:00 am – 12:00 pm at St. James Farm and Churchill/Glacial…Find out more »
Enjoy Magical Holiday Events in Downtown Lisle! Lights of Lisle Once Upon a Christmas Merry on Main Lisle Santa Train Join your friends and neighbors, and even Santa Claus, for several memorable holiday events on December 7 & 8, 2019 in Downtown Lisle! The glow from thousands of luminarias, twinkling holiday tree lights, a Main Street businesses event, and storefront decorations among other events and attractions will transform downtown Lisle into a truly magical place. This striking setting is the…Find out more »
Say “SANTA” with It’s a Wonderful Lifetime! Lifetime is your destination for 24/7 Christmas movies, all season long! And to get you in the holiday spirit, Lifetime is giving the gift of 500 free photo packages so your festive family photos with Santa can be remembered for a lifetime. Sign up for your free photo package from November 8, 2019 to November 27, 2019. And to keep the season merry and bright, share your holiday moments for a chance to…Find out more »
Join us in Center Court during all shopping center hours for Photos with Santa Claus, November 14 - December 24. PET PHOTOS WITH SANTA can be taken on Mondays only, November 18 – December 16. If a visitor in your family has allergies, we kindly ask that you visit Santa Tuesday - Sunday for an allergy-safe experience.Find out more »
ENJOY THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS INSIDE EVERY BASS PRO SHOPS AND CABELA'S STORE! Free Photo with Santa, Free Crafts, Free Games & Activities. Check the website for details.Find out more »
Programming and entertainment to include: Holiday Show at the Museum Visit the Museum throughout the Festival of Lights for a seasonal holiday show. Kid crafts, Elf on the Shelf and complimentary refreshments are part of every holiday Museum experience. Museum Hours (Dec. 6 – Dec. 29) Thursdays: 6-8:30PM Fridays-Saturdays: 6-9PM Sundays: 1-4PM Additional entertainment to include: Horse-drawn carriage rides Holiday Crafts Train Ride Holiday EntertainmentFind out more »
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We do our best to provide comprehensive, accurate and useful information about events and activities. This information (such as times and locations) is gathered from press releases, websites, signs around town and word of mouth. However, details change and people make mistakes, so please confirm the details before you go. Kidlist is not responsible for any problems that occur while participating in activities listed on this site.