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Santa Sighting Alert! Local Spots to See Santa in 2019

Here comes Santa Claus — right down our neighborhood lanes! What better way to ring in the Christmas season than a visit with Santa himself? At these family-friendly events, you’ll get to see the big guy (and maybe even catch a sighting of Mrs. Claus and the elves). Below, you’ll find tree-lighting ceremonies, parades, story times, photo opportunities, and more…


2019 Trick-or-Treat Hours for the Chicago Suburbs

Halloween is just around the corner! Easily find your town’s recommended trick-or-treat hours in this helpful list. Check out the easy to print graphics if you are traveling to neighboring towns and share them with your friends! You’ll find trick-or-treat hours for the western suburbs, far west, and southwest suburbs in this handy article. Trick-or-Treating Hours in Chicago’s Western Suburbs…


Super Halloween Bash

Calling all Creatures of the Night – join us for Haunted Trails’ “Super Heroes” Halloween Party. TWO Super Heroes will be hosting this year’s party. Party package includes $10 in Game Play, “Monster” slice of pizza and pop, Super Heroes Meet and Greet, UNLIMITED Crazy Cabs and Miner Mike Coaster Rides, costume parade, raffle prize entry, “Trick or Treat” candy…


PJ Party

The First PJ PARTY of the Season will take place next Friday, October 18 Pizza, ice cream, a movie, pajamas, giggles and fun…..and just $20 Session I (for ages 3+) – 4:15pm – 6:15pm – movie Hotel Transylvania 2 Session II (for ages 6+) – 6:30p-8:30p – movie Hotel Transylvania 3 A great time for the youngsters and a “time…



2019 Family-Friendly Halloween Events

We added even more family-friendly Halloween fun! Thank you to all of the local businesses, organizations, and community members that contributed to this awesome list of all the festive events going on this month. Halloween is a time to scare, but also a time to share- share fun memories with your little ones and families. Luckily for you, the west…



All the Local 2019 Halloween Trunk-or-Treat Events: Less Walking, More Candy!

Halloween fun isn’t limited to October 31st. Trunk-or-treat events are the perfect opportunity to introduce your children to the excitement of Halloween without worrying about them tiring out too quickly trick-or-treating through your neighborhood. My children love passing out candy almost as much receiving it, so extend the fun by decorating your car and passing out treats to families. Some…


Regional Health, Wellness & Safety Fest

FREE and OPEN to all community members and residents. No registration required to attend! We offer activities for all ages:  bounce house, soccer demo, financial fitness tips, aging well, business vendors ranging from real estate to fitness studios to home health to more. Food court also available. FOR ALL PARENTS:  Listen to our expert panel discuss the newly passed recreational…


Fall Music Together Classes are Starting at Mattix Music Studio

Fall Music Together® classes at Mattix Music Studio are starting and you’ll want to join in on the singing, dancing, instruments, and fun with your little one! My daughter and I had a great time there and loved the sense of community. Katie Mattix creates a welcoming environment that encourages young children to explore and be engaged. The fall semester…