Family-Friendly Weekend Events in the Southwest Suburbs: December 15-17

Looking for some fun activities and events in your area? We compiled all of the family-friendly events in the southwest suburbs to make it easier and more enjoyable to plan some fun days with your kids this weekend. And don’t miss the weekend highlights section!

Check out our list below with dates and times to see what works for you. There are even town names included so you have an idea of how close it is to your house. Click on the events that appeal to you and have fun!

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We love local businesses, libraries, park districts, villages, and organizations- they plan great events for all of us to enjoy. If you are hosting an event or know of an event that should be on our list, click here to submit it to the Kidlist calendar!

Family-Friendly Weekend Events

All of the event titles, dates, times, and towns are listed. If you would like more information, simply click on the the event title. Please note that the weekend events list does not show events in the past.

Highlights

There are an incredible number of local events this weekend! So you definitely need to scroll through and plan some family fun, but we also wanted to make you a little list of discounts through Groupon that you can receive for some of the major holiday attractions through the following affiliate links:

You can also get heavily discounted tickets to shows, like Elf The Musical at Paramount Theatre and Nutcracker performances, as well as attractions such as Santa’s Village and non-holiday fun on the Kidlist Half-Price Tickets page.

Friday

Santa Photos (Joliet)
December 15, 2017, 10:00am - 9:00pm
Santa Hours (Chicago)
December 15, 2017, 10:00am - 9:00pm
Christmas in the Commons (New Lenox)
December 15, 2017, 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Pizza and Pasta with Santa (Flossmoor)
December 15, 2017, 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Swim with Santa and Dive In Movie (Homewood)
December 15, 2017, 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Live Nativity (Oak Lawn)
December 15, 2017, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Saturday

Winter Farmers Market (Palos Heights)
December 16, 2017, 8:00am - 12:00pm
Breakfast with Santa (Joliet)
December 16, 2017, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Santa Hours (Chicago)
December 16, 2017, 9:00am - 10:00pm
Holiday Movie Marathon (Palos Park)
December 16, 2017, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Breakfast and Movie with Santa (Alsip)
December 16, 2017, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Breakfast with Santa Claus (Alsip)
December 16, 2017, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Breakfast Buffet with Santa (Frankfort)
December 16, 2017, 9:30am - 11:30am
Breakfast Buffet with Santa (Frankfort)
December 16, 2017, 9:30am - 11:30am
Santa Photos (Joliet)
December 16, 2017, 10:00am - 9:00pm
Lego Club (Chicago Ridge)
December 16, 2017, 10:00am - 11:00am
Christmas Arts and Crafts Workshop (Oak Forest)
December 16, 2017, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Lunch with the Grinch (New Lenox)
December 16, 2017, 11:00am - 3:30pm
Christmas in the Commons (New Lenox)
December 16, 2017, 11:00am - 9:00pm
Ho Ho Ho Here Comes Santa and Mrs Claus (Mokean)
December 16, 2017, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Live Nativity (Oak Lawn)
December 16, 2017, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Sunday

Breakfast Buffet with Santa (Frankfort)
December 17, 2017, 9:30am - 11:30am
Breakfast Buffet with Santa (Frankfort)
December 17, 2017, 9:30am - 11:30am
Santa Photos (Joliet)
December 17, 2017, 10:00am - 8:00pm
Brunch with Santa (Flossmoor)
December 17, 2017, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Candy Cane Hunt (Palos Heights)
December 17, 2017, 10:30am - 11:30am
Christmas in the Commons (New Lenox)
December 17, 2017, 11:00am - 9:00pm
Santa Hours (Chicago)
December 17, 2017, 11:00am - 8:00pm
The Polar Express (Mokena)
December 17, 2017, 4:30pm - 7:00pm
Sounds of the Season (Evergreen Park)
December 17, 2017, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Christmas Community Sing Along (New Lenox)
December 17, 2017, 7:00pm - 7:00pm

 

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Best Christmas Lights in the Southwest Suburbs


Churches with Live Nativities


Gift Guide for Kids of All Ages


Where to Cut Down Your Own Christmas Tree or Find a Pre-cut Tree


Indoor Play Areas in the Southwest Suburbs 


Where to Eat with Santa in the Southwest Suburbs


Holiday Theater and Nutcracker Performances for Kids


Where to See Santa in the Southwest Suburbs

About the Author

Annie Tandy

Annie loves making great memories with her kids and started Kidlist so she can help others do the same! Besides finding fun and exciting things to do, Annie, her husband, and their kids enjoy caring for their chickens and hanging out with them in the backyard. Click here to read about Annie’s chickens and see pictures! She also finds joy in gardening, home improvement projects, knitting, soap making, and painting along with being active in her community, church, and as a board member of the Western Springs Business Association. Click here to follow Annie on Instagram.

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