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Storytime with Santa

Bring your children for a fun and memorable evening with Santa.  Enjoy cookies and cocoa as Santa reads classic and contemporary Christmas stories. There will be opportunities for photos with Santa, and each child will receive a souvenir cocoa mug.


Storytime with Santa

Bring your children for a fun and memorable morning with Santa.  Enjoy donuts and cocoa as Santa reads classic and contemporary Christmas stories.  There will be opportunities for photos with Santa, and each child will receive a souvenir cocoa mug.


Shimmering Winter Votive Candle Holders

Join us at the Kensington Arts Center to create a shimmering set of winter votive candle holders. Enjoy decoupaging with a lovely variety of decorative papers to fashion colorful glowing glass containers. Add a dash of glitter, pretty pine cones and ribbons to finish off your creation. Children ages 6 and up. Please call ahead or text to reserve a…


Storytime with Santa

Bring your children for a fun and memorable visit with Santa.  Enjoy cookies and cocoa as Santa reads classic and contemporary Christmas stories.  There will be opportunities for photos with Santa, and each child will receive a souvenir cocoa mug.


2018-19 Winter Break Camps for Kids in the Western Suburbs

Winter break is the perfect time to unwind with family and friends, recharge your batteries and soak up the holiday season. It can also be hard to lose the structure of school days and extra-curricular activities. The western suburbs are full of winter break camps with a lot of flexibility. Sign up for a half-day, full-day, or extended-day. Pick a…



2018 Best Christmas Lights in the Western Suburbs

There are some truly amazing Christmas lights and displays in the western suburbs! Hop in the car to check out these magnificent light displays, or fill up some thermoses with hot cocoa and walk through together. We’ve updated all of the larger walk-throughs for 2018. We’ve also included the 2017 residential display information for all of you early birds, but…


Dog Boarding Options in the West and Southwest Suburbs

The holidays are just around the corner. For some of us, our furry friends are piling into our cars and making trips together with our families. For others, we must find a nice place for our pups to stay. Luckily, there are plenty of options! Plus, most dog boarding locations also offer spa or grooming services in case your furry…


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,…