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Grab Your Sled and Head for These Sledding Hills in the Western Suburbs

Snow is on the way, and it’s time to go sledding! Here is a comprehensive list of places to sled in the western suburbs. Grab your snow gear and head to one of these local sledding hills. Most locations will be open with at least two inches of snow accumulation, and many spots have lighting, so the fun doesn’t have to…


Churches with a Live Nativity for Christmas 2018

Often, the true meaning of Christmas gets lost in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Take some time out from the shopping and gift wrapping to remember the miracle of the first Christmas at a live nativity. Volunteers from all around join live animals to reenact the story of Mary and Joseph’s journey to the manger where they…



Pumpkin Patches and Pumpkin Farms in the Chicagoland Area

The crisp cool air and beautiful changing leaves signals one of our favorite outings of the fall season: pumpkin patches! 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 your family having fun at one of these awesome…


2018 Fall Festivals and Oktoberfests in the Western Suburbs

As summer heat turns to crisp autumn air, fall festivals and Oktoberfests spring up across Chicago’s western suburbs! These family-friendly events usually feature seasonal fun (think hayrides, pumpkin patches, and cups of steaming cider) as well as fest favorites such as rides, live music, and food trucks. Oktoberfests add a German twist with traditional food, music, and the chance to…


Palos POWER/PBO Diamond Day

Community event – sponsored by Palos POWER Softball and Palos Baseball Organization – featuring live music, wiffleball and bean bag tournaments*, a softball and a baseball Home Run Derby*, mechanical bull riding and a movie in the park. *Indicates activities that require pre-registration at http://diamondday.strikingly.com/.


Kid-Friendly Train Stops on the Southwest Service Metra Line

Spring is in full bloom, and there’s no better way to enjoy the sights and sounds of the southwest suburbs than by traveling via train. Round up the kids for a leisurely ride on the Southwest Service Metra line and explore all that your neighboring towns have to offer. On weekdays, kids ages 7–11 save half on one-way fares, and up…


Best Places to Go Sledding in the Southwest Suburbs

For cold-loving kids, the first real snowfall in Chicagoland can only mean one thing — sledding! Dig out your snowsuits, dust off your toboggan and head out to the slopes (or steep suburban hills) for some good old-fashioned family fun. We’ve put together a list of all the hottest spots to spend a perfect winter day sledding in the southwest…


Breakfast with Santa

Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive by train to visit Palos Park! The festive event includes a variety of crafts, activities, and holiday music and stories! Take a minute to tell Santa your Christmas wishes and he may even have little early Christmas gift for you! Bring your camera for some amazing photo opportunities! Ages two and under are free, residents…


2017 Fall Fests and Oktoberfests in the Southwest Suburbs

The season of fall is a favorite to many. Not only does it bring about cooler temperatures, changing leaves, and the beloved pumpkin spice, but it gives families the opportunity to spend more time together. We’ve gathered a list of some of the fall fests and Oktoberfests in your area that are sure to keep your family’s calendar chock full…


Free or Inexpensive Places to See Animals

Do you have an animal lover in your house? Then this list is for you! We’ve gathered all of the free or inexpensive places to see animals in our area. Nature centers, farms, smaller zoos, and pet stores… we’ve scoped out all the possibilities for you! Are your kids into something that we can look into for you? Email us…