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Bubble Bash: A Kid-Friendly New Year’s Eve

Ring in the New Year with a countdown to Noon celebration! Families can spend time together creating lasting memories, taking part in special activities, grooving to live music, exploring the Museum’s hands-on exhibits, and counting down to Noon! This annual year-end celebration, now in its 18th year, has become a holiday tradition for families. EARLY BIRD SAVINGS THROUGH MONDAY, DECEMBER…


The Fox Valley Nutcracker

Fox Valley Ballet is very proud to present The Fox Valley Nutcracker, a Fox Valley holiday tradition that showcases students and families from over 25 local dance studios alongside professional dancers, in the beloved holiday classic, The Nutcracker. Featuring beautiful dance, lavish sets, festive costumes, special effects, magic, and Tchaikovsky’s magical score. Kick-off your holiday season with The Fox Valley…


The Fox Valley Nutcracker

Fox Valley Ballet is very proud to present The Fox Valley Nutcracker, a Fox Valley holiday tradition that showcases students and families from over 25 local dance studios alongside professional dancers, in the beloved holiday classic, The Nutcracker. Featuring beautiful dance, lavish sets, festive costumes, special effects, magic, and Tchaikovsky’s magical score. Kick-off your holiday season with The Fox Valley…


The Fox Valley Nutcracker

Fox Valley Ballet is very proud to present The Fox Valley Nutcracker, a Fox Valley holiday tradition that showcases students and families from over 25 local dance studios alongside professional dancers, in the beloved holiday classic, The Nutcracker. Featuring beautiful dance, lavish sets, festive costumes, special effects, magic, and Tchaikovsky’s magical score. Kick-off your holiday season with The Fox Valley…


2019 Guide to Holiday Theater and Nutcracker Performances for Kids!

Make magical memories this holiday season with a kid-friendly holiday theater performance! There are so many options to take advantage of during Christmastime in the Chicagoland area. Why not start a special new tradition with your family? We live in such a wonderful area that offers holiday classics, old favorites, and new productions. Check out all these great options, including…


Kick Off the Holiday Season with The Fox Valley Nutcracker

Fox Valley Ballet is proud to present The Fox Valley Nutcracker on November 30 and December 1, 2019 at the Batavia Fine Arts Centre. The production, now in its sixth year, is continuously described as the best Nutcracker in the Fox Valley area! With sold out shows every year, this beloved holiday classic features lavish sets, festive costumes, dazzling special…


Breakfast Book Club with Pete the Cat

Storybook characters come to life during this fun literary experience at the Museum. Enjoy a hot breakfast provided by Bean Sprouts Cafe, a photo op with Pete the Cat, a special story time, and exclusive time in Museum exhibits. Stay and continue to play after the Museum opens; each ticket includes Museum admission. $15 | DCM Member (age 1+) $25…



Breakfast Book Club with Pete the Cat

Storybook characters come to life during this fun literary experience at the Museum. Enjoy a hot breakfast provided by Bean Sprouts Cafe, a photo op with Pete the Cat, a special story time, and exclusive time in Museum exhibits. Stay and continue to play after the Museum opens; each ticket includes Museum admission. $15 | DCM Member (age 1+) $25…


2019 Trick-or-Treat Hours for the Chicago Suburbs

Halloween is just around the corner! Easily find your town’s recommended trick-or-treat hours in this helpful list. Check out the easy to print graphics if you are traveling to neighboring towns and share them with your friends! You’ll find trick-or-treat hours for the western suburbs, far west, and southwest suburbs in this handy article. Trick-or-Treating Hours in Chicago’s Western Suburbs…


Pumpkin Palooza at DuPage Children’s Museum

Families are encouraged to come in costume and celebrate the colorful fall season during Pumpkin Palooza at DuPage Children’s Museum. This family-favorite event includes musical performances, unique creation stations, a touch-a-tractor, and more! • Scoop and squish in gooey pumpkin guts • Build a FrankenBuddy • Bring your own pumpkin to the DIY pumpkin makerspace • Pump up your hairdo…


2019 Haunted Houses, Hayrides and Forest Walks

There’s a chill in the air . . . and little ghosts and goblins everywhere are on the hunt for a good scare! We’ve found all the haunted houses, hayrides and forest walks in our area with just-the-right-size frights for your skeleton crew. (Parental discretion is always recommended. If you’re unsure whether a particular event or venue listed below is…