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Turkey Shoot-Food Drive

Walker Recreation Center 7425 Wolf Road, Burr Ridge

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED Get your free throw routine set! This free throw shooting contest will get your family in the Thanksgiving spirit! Prizes will be awarded to the winners of...

canned food item
Event Series Builders and Makers Week

Builders and Makers Week

Wonder Works Children's Museum 6445 West North Avenue, Oak Park

During Builders and Makers Week, children will be able to build with different kinds of materials and tools including little wooden blocks for tots. Kids of all ages can explore,...

Included in general admission
Event Series Library Used Book Sale

Library Used Book Sale

Elmwood Park Public Library 1 Conti Parkway, Elmwood Park

Build out your personal library at low prices! Find great deals on hardcover and paperback books, as well as DVDs, CDs, and more! This sale will be held inside the...


Des Plaines Public Library 1501 Ellinwood Street, Des Plaines

Grades 1-6. Pick up a kit at the Youth Services desk and use the materials to do the project we show you step-by-step in the video. No registration necessary. While...

Event Series Nature Discovery Days

Nature Discovery Days

Knoch Knolls Nature Center 320 Knoch Knolls Road, Naperville

Did you know we have wild turkeys living in our area? Learn about these native wild birds with a fun craft and hands-on activities. Find out about wattles, snoods and...


Native Games

Isle a la Cache Museum 501 E. Romeo Rd, Romeoville

Registration required by Thursday, Nov. 16 Try your hand a some of the fun games Potawatomi and other indigenous children played in 18th-century Illinois Country and create a little game...


Sand Ridge Heritage Day

Sand Ridge Nature Center 15891 S Paxton Ave, South Holland

Join us as we explore the heritage of the Calumet Region with guided walks, regional activities and displays.

Family Day Open House

Big Run Wolf Ranch 14857 Farrell Raod, Lockport

Family Day / Open House Tickets only available at the door, no online ticket sales Activities: Food, Drinks, Gift Shop, Music, Raffles and Fun! Animals: Wolves, Tiger, Cougar, Bear, Lynx,...


Grand Opening

We Rock the Spectrum (Naperville) 5019 Ace Lane, Naperville

We are very excited to announce the official Grand Opening of We Rock the Spectrum - Naperville! Come join us as we celebrate the opening of this safe haven to...


Jim Gill in Concert – FULL

Arlington Heights Memorial Library 500 N. Dunton Avenue, Arlington Heights

Come say Oh Hey, Oh Hi, Hello to Jim Gill! Dance and sing along at this highly interactive and entertaining concert. Fun for the whole family! For all ages.

Super Saturday: Laser Comedy Show

Indian Trails Public Library - Main Branch 355 Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling

Ages 5 and older with a caregiver. A one-of-a-kind art performance by Chicago comedian Chris Fair. Get ready to laugh and be amazed during this interactive, improv sketch comedy show....


The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival

Downtown Chicago State & Lake, Chicago

The Wintrust Magnificent Mile Lights Festival® in Chicago officially starts the holidays for the nation on Saturday, November 18. The 32nd annual festival and parade produced by The Magnificent Mile...


Puzzle Palooza/Palooza de Rompecabezas

Mount Prospect Public Library - South Branch 1711 W. Algonquin Road, Mount Prospect

Create your own jigsaw, play tangrams along with the iPad, and discover many other head scratching puzzles! Register to save your spot, but walk-ins are welcome if there is space...


Santa Arrives by Helicopter

Winston Plaza (Melrose Park) 1254 Winston Plaza, Melrose Park

Free Holiday Event - You're Invited!   For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Free Photos with Santa.

Event Series Train Museum Open House

Train Museum Open House

Veterans Park (Bensenville) Main Street & Church Road, Bensenville

Come to Veteran’s Park and explore the Bensenville Train Museum! The train will be open one Saturday per month with drop-in hours from noon to 4 p.m. Explore the history...

Event Series Train Saturdays

Train Saturdays

DuPage County Historical Museum 102 E Wesley St, Wheaton

The HO Gauge Model Train is operated by the DuPage Society of Model Engineers on the third and fifth Saturday of each month. The model features a detailed layout that...


We Dig Dinosaurs

Santori Library (Aurora) 101 S. River Street, Aurora

Join us for a fun, interactive presentation and dino-riffic activities including a fossil dig, dino-bowling, bone craft, and more. Ages 6-11. Registration required.


Reptiles and Amphibians from Around the World

Glen Ellyn Public Library 400 Duane Street, Glen Ellyn

Dave DiNaso’s Traveling World of Reptiles provides an up-close interactive experience that is entertaining and educational.


Light Up The Park

Parkway Bank Park 5501 Park Place, Rosemont

Rosemont’s Parkway Bank Park entertainment district is thrilled to kick off the holiday season with the return of its Chicago Wolves Ice Rink Saturday, November 18. Visitors can enjoy ice...


Let’s Play Lotería

Mount Prospect Public Library 10 S. Emerson, Mount Prospect

Listen, match, and win prizes during this fun, fast-paced bilingual bingo-like game of Lotería! Please register all attendees; including adults and children. For families. This in-person program will be held...


Winter Fest

Royalty West Banquets 8675 Archer Avenue, Willow Springs

Join us for delicious food, photos with Santa, & gifts for all kids. Event is open for those with special needs from 3:00pm - 4:00pm.   For information on more...

Reindeer Run

Brookfield Zoo 8400 West 31st Street, Brookfield

Grab your glow sticks and running shoes and join us on Saturday, November 18 for the Reindeer Run. With a 2-mile course entirely within Brookfield Zoo, you and your family...

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