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Making Valentine’s Special for Kids: Kits to Go, Daddy-Daughter Dances, and More

Valentine’s Day is almost here, and so are daddy/daughter dance events! Some events are specifically for kits to take home, so be sure to read the details when you register. Registration deadlines for these dances, and other Valentine’s Day events, are fast approaching, so sign up today. Valentine’s day is all about spending time with the one’s you love. So…


Winter Hikes, Snowshoe Rentals, and Cross-Country Skiing

My family usually spends our snowy winter days building a snowman or cruising down a sled hill. This winter, think outside the box and try an afternoon cross-country skiing or snowshoeing. Explore your favorite summertime trails while they’re covered in a layer of fresh snow. Don’t have the equipment? Don’t worry! Stop at these scenic sights to rent what you…


January 2021 Family-Friendly Events

I think we can all agree that we’re excited for the a fresh start this year! January is a month filled with snowy fun. Sled, ski, or curl up inside with some hot cocoa. Register for some extra indoor and outdoor fun at these family-friendly events in January 2021. January 2021 Family-Friendly Events Do you have an event to submit…



2020-2021 Winter Break Camps for Kids

Whether you’re looking to meet your childcare needs, or simply want a chance for your child to socialize, there are quite a few organizations offering winter break camps this year. Kids can get out of the house, engage in countless fun activities with friends, and enjoy their time off of school. Stretch their legs, learn a new game, and make…


Where to Take Your Kids for Free Photos with Santa

A photo op with Santa is a must-do every holiday season! Take advantage of the lowest price tag possible at these FREE visits with Santa for 2020. Make sure to click the links provided, as some require advanced registration, and all are offering additional safety guidelines this year. Bring your camera just in case, as some locations allow you to…


2020 Tree Lighting Ceremonies to See That Magic Moment

Decorating our Christmas tree as a family is one of our favorite holiday traditions. There’s something magical about watching our tree light up for the first time each year. Many local communities celebrate the start of the holiday season with a tree lighting ceremony. Some had already planned for a virtual ceremony this year, while others will be moving that…



Storybook Walks in Chicago’s West Suburbs

Storybook Walks (sometimes called Story Trails) are an interactive way for families to stretch their legs and brains at the same time. As you walk down the path, you’ll also journey through a storybook, one page at a time. With two emerging readers in our home, we’re constantly looking for new ways to practice our literacy skills. A visit to…


2020 Trick-or-Treat Hours for Halloween in Chicago’s West Suburbs

The Kidlist team is beyond excited for Halloween this year! After seeing so many fun events and holiday celebrations canceled earlier in 2020, we’re so happy to see trick-or-treating happening for so many towns! The Illinois Department of Public Health put out a lot of information about keeping your family safe during Halloween festivities. Find your trick-or-treat hours listed below,…



Pumpkin Patches and Pumpkin Farms in the Chicagoland Area

Oh my gourd, I love fall! It’s time for one of our favorite outings of the fall season . . . picking the perfect pumpkin at the pumpkin patch! You’ll find locations that not only offer pick-your-own pumpkins, but also all kinds of great attractions, children’s rides, and tasty fall treats. Spend a few hours or a whole day with…