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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? Check out all these great options, including The Nutcracker shows happening locally! Holiday Theater for Kids 2019 It’s a Wonderful Life – Live…


2019 Haunted Houses, Hayrides and Forest Walks

There’s a chill in the air . . . and little ghosts and goblins everywhere are on the hunt for a good scare! We’ve found all the haunted houses, hayrides and forest walks in our area with just-the-right-size frights for your skeleton crew. (Parental discretion is always recommended. If you’re unsure whether a particular event or venue listed below is…


Celebrate Oktoberfest at Hofbräuhaus in Rosemont

Hofbräuhaus Chicago is not just a restaurant- it’s an experience. We were invited to kick off Oktoberfest with them and had a great time standing on the benches, participating in the parade, and making new friends at the table! It’s definitely a unique experience, filled with celebration, delicious food, excellent service, live music, times of call and response that create…


All the 2019 Kids Eat Free Deals in the West Suburbs

Kids eat free promotions are the perfect way for families to get out and enjoy a dinner at local restaurants, without the worry of breaking the bank. Take the stress out of meal planning and check out these favorite places any night of the week! Most restaurants require the purchase of an adult entree to score the deal. Even though…


Fun Guide for Tweens in Chicago’s Western Suburbs

Kids eventually hit a stage where they are “too old” for many of the places that you have frequented regularly to keep them entertained. Luckily, we have a whole bunch of fabulously fun ideas all geared specifically for the tween years! Check out our list for every type of tween out there, from the adventurous to the artsy. There are…


Kids Theater Guide: Fall ’19 – Winter ’20

We are so excited about all the fantastic family-friendly theater productions heading our way in the fall and winter months! From big shows in the city to smaller ones right in your neighborhood, there are plenty of excellent options to captivate the whole family. Check out our comprehensive list of shows for kids — some with a cast of adult…



Chicago Dogs Home Opener

Join the Chicago Dogs as they kick off their 2019 season by taking on the Gary SouthShore Railcats at Impact Field in Rosemont. Every fan in attendance on opening day will receive a commemorative hot dog costume courtesy of The Chicago Dogs and Vienna Beef as the dogs pursue the world record for the “largest gathering of wieners in one…


Family-Friendly Destinations: Fun Restaurants for Kids

Dining out with the family has never been so fun! We have so many ideas for fantastic destination restaurants with your kids! Whether you’re celebrating a milestone or just looking for someplace that’s extra entertaining and kid-friendly, these restaurants are guaranteed for family dining fun! Some are specifically designed for kids, while others are just good spots recommended for the whole…


Lunar New Year Celebration 2019 Rosemont

Ring in the New Year with Special offers and Events at the Fashion Outlets in Rosemont! Celebrate the Year of the Pig with special savings, performances, arts and crafts for the whole family. Saturday, February 2 – 1:00-3:30 pm Kick off event in the food court. Enjoy cultural activities with games and activities, provided by the Huaxing Arts Group. February 2-17…


2019 Chicagoland Chinese New Year Celebrations for Kids and Families

You’ve packed away the last of the Christmas decorations, started tackling your New Year’s resolutions and managed to get the kids back into the swing of things (more or less). But wait! The party’s not over yet. The Chinese New Year — or “Spring Festival” as it is now known — is just around the corner, and we think you’ll love…


8 Most Unique Holiday Experiences in Chicago and the Suburbs

Holiday events abound in and around Chicago, but what are the most unique holiday experiences? We rounded up experiences for a memorable December. Get the details on these one-of-a-kind family, friendly events and activities! Illumination November 17, 2018 – January 1, 2019 The Morton Arboretum’s Illumination is the most unique lights display we have ever seen. Where else can you…