holidays

2020 Chinese New Year Dumpling Making Dinner

A Chinatown tradition, the Chicago Chinese Cultural Institute’s Chinese New Year Dumpling Making Dinner is one of the year’s most anticipated annual events for celebrating the Chinese New Year here in Chicago. We would like to share the joy and prosperity of Chinese New Year with you. As always, there will be storytelling, dumpling making, authentic Chinese cuisine, and lots…


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…


Sports and Fun with Santa

Bring kids, ages 5 -12, to Sports and Fun with Santa at Ackerman SFC. Play sports, games, and spend time with friends. Participants should have their Christmas lists ready because Santa and his elves will be stopping by for a special visit!


Deck the Walls

Participants, ages 5-12, will help decorate the rock wall with ornaments, tinsel, lights and other holiday favorites at Ackerman SFC. On the way up, kids will find holiday treats including cookies and candy canes. Come dressed in holiday colors or costumes!



Tree Lighting in Wilder Park

Join the Elmhurst Park District as we kick off the holiday season with the annual Tree Lighting in Wilder Park! Meet with a special visitor from the North Pole, enjoy holiday entertainment and participate in children’s activities. The evening will get you ready for the season! Sponsored by Edward-Elmhurst Health.


Turkey Trot

All ages and skill levels are welcome to participate at the annual Turkey Trot Predicto Race on Thursday, November 28th starting at 8am! The top two runners who most accurately predict their finish time will win a Thanksgiving treat. Prizes will also be awarded for Best Costume. Advance registration is not required, but a waiver must be signed prior to the…


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…


Review and Giveaway: Beauty and the Beast at Paramount Theatre, Aurora

We were invited to the opening performance of Beauty and the Beast and were excited to make it a girls night. The Paramount Theatre has such high quality performances, talent, and sets and this time was no exception! Don’t miss the About Paramount Theatre section where you will find helpful information, such as where to park, why you should get…


Columbus Day Mini Golf Special

Celebrate Columbus Day with a round of mini golf at Maryknoll Park on Monday, October 14th from 10am-4pm. The special price is $5 per golfer for 36 holes!


Preschool Easter Egg Hunt & Open Gym

Join us on Friday, April 12th from 11:00am-Noon for an Egg-citing Annual Preschool Easter Egg Hunt & Open Gym!!!  This egg hunt is for ages 5 and under and is $10.00 per child.  Don’t forget to bring a basket to collect your eggs in!  After the egg hunt, stay and play in the gym for open gym time!


New Year’s Eve Family Party at Haunted Trails Burbank

Ring in the New Year at our New Year’s Eve Family Party on Monday, December 31st – from 8 pm to Midnight! Guests will enjoy our famous New Year’s Buffet including soft drinks and dessert plus each paid guest receives $17 in Game Play, 1 Lazer Frenzy Challenge, Hats & Noisemakers, Karaoke Entertainment, Games & Prizes, Grand Raffle for a…