clarendon hills

Horse-Drawn Carriage and Trolley Rides for Old-Fashioned Holiday Fun

If the hustle of modern-day Christmas is bringing out your inner Grinch, why not slow down with an old fashioned horse-drawn carriage ride or holiday trolley trip? Many festivals in the area are offering rides around town. There are also special ones where you can view decorated homes in your area! Grab your cocoa and bundle up with your loved…




Santa Sighting Alert! Where to See Santa in the Western Suburbs 2018

Santa Claus is coming to town! Kidlist is here to help you get ready to celebrate the season and spend time with Santa, Mrs. Claus and their elves at many family-friendly events. You’ll find tree-lighting ceremonies, parades, story times, holiday train rides, photo opportunities, and more. So grab your wish list, come meet Santa, and make it a holiday tradition!…


Preschool and Daycare Guide for Families in Chicago’s Western Suburbs

Looking for a preschool or daycare near you for your little one? You came to the right place! This guide is split into three sections: Preschool, Daycare, and Preschool with Extended Care (child care outside the hours of 9am – 3pm), then organized by town. We recommend looking into a few that interest you and if time allows, schedule a visit to see the…


Where to Eat with Santa in the Western Suburbs 2018

Our recent cold weather has our family getting excited about the upcoming holiday season. What better way to get in the holiday spirit than to spend quality time and eat with Santa, Mrs. Claus or even the Grinch? Santa’s schedule fills up quickly in anticipation of the big day, so plan ahead if you hope to join him for breakfast,…


Clarendon Hills Park District Halloween House Decorating Contest

The Clarendon Hills Park District is seeking some of the most “spook-tacular” homes in Clarendon Hills to participate in our Annual Halloween House Decorating Contest.  A team of friendly judges will be flying across town on the evening of Thursday, October 25, to select three homes for top prizes.  To enter, please e-mail your family’s name and home address to…


Prospect Park Campfire: Clarendon Hills Park District

The Clarendon Hills Park District’s Prospect Park Campfire will light up the evening skies over Clarendon Hills between 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28.  Residents only, please!  There will be glow-in-the-dark games, a sing-a-long with our popular preschool teacher Ms. Gretchen, and ooey-gooey s’mores. Please bring a roasting stick and a flashlight!


Free “Come & See” Music Together® Class

Visit a Music Together® class at Mattix Music Studio for musical fun! Children ages 0-5 are invited to attend with their caregivers. Please register on our website to reserve your spot in our free Come & See classes. Classes held at the Christian Reformed Church of Western Springs – 5140 Wolf Road, Western Springs, IL 60558 For more information and…


Movie in the Park

The beautiful, animated film “Moana” will delight movie goers at the Clarendon Hills Park District’s August 17 “Movie In the Park” event at Prospect Park.  This free, summer program will begin with family activities at 7:15 p.m., followed by a showing of the movie at 7:45 p.m..  Follow the travels of Moana, an adventurous teenager who sets out on a…


Polar Express Train Rides, Holiday Express, Santa Train, and Santa Trolley

Originally inspired by Chris Van Allsburg’s The Polar Express, these rides can include everything from story times to caroling to meals with Santa. Many choose to wear pajamas to get in character, or feel free to don your most festive holiday sweater! Create a new holiday tradition for your family and take a magical ride to the North Pole! These events tend…


Cheerleading for Kids in Chicago’s West Suburbs

Looking for cheerleading and tumbling classes for your child in the Western suburbs? There are lots of great choices in the area whether it be camps, classes or competitive cheer clubs. For your convenience, ages for each club is listed below.  Not all places have a direct number or address, so please see the website for additional contact information. Cheerleading…