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August 2018

National S’Mores Day Celebration

August 10, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Various Locations IL United States + Google Map
Free

Did you know that the earliest known recipe for S'mores can be found in a Girl Scout camping guide from 1927? Let's celebrate this awesome tradition! Join us to celebrate the season of S'mores, and to see what Girl Scouts is all about!    Choose the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and NW Indiana location that's closest to you! Camp Butternut Springs, Valparaiso, Indiana Forsythe Park, Hammond Indiana Camp Greene Wood, Woodridge, Illinois Girl Scout Gathering Place, Joliet, Illinois Girl…

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January 2020

Volunteer Restoration Day

January 4, 2020, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until January 19, 2020

One event on January 18, 2020 at 1:00 pm

Various Locations IL United States
Free

Help improve a prairie or woodland by collecting seeds or removing nonnative plants. Ages 8 and up; under 18 with an adult. Free. Register online or at 630-206-9630 at least five days in advance (10 days by phone for groups of five or more). Saturday, January 4, 9am – 12pm - Springbrook Prairie Saturday, January 4, 9am – 12pm - Maple Grove Sunday, January 5, 9am – 12pm - Maple Grove Saturday, January 11, 9am – 12pm - Maple Grove Sunday, January…

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February 2020

Volunteer Restoration Day

February 1, 2020, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until February 29, 2020

Various Locations IL United States
Free

Help improve a prairie or woodland by collecting seeds or removing nonnative plants. Ages 8 and up; under 18 with an adult. Free. Register online or at 630-206-9630 at least five days in advance (10 days by phone for groups of five or more). Saturday, February 1, 9am – 12pm at Maple Grove Saturday, February 1, 9am – 12pm at Springbrook Prairie Sunday, February 2, 9am – 12pm at Maple Grove Saturday, February 8, 9am – 12pm at Springbrook Prairie Saturday, February…

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FREE Sports Saturdays – CANCELED

February 15, 2020, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until March 21, 2020

Various Locations IL United States
Free

The Fox Valley Park District has partnered with six schools throughout Aurora and North Aurora to offer its traditionally popular Sports Saturdays program. Free to resident families with children in grades 1 through 5, Sports Saturdays provide a supervised environment for children to interact and participate in activities that include sports, crafts and general fitness. Grades 1-2: 9 a.m. to noon Grades 3-5: Noon to 3 p.m. Dates: Jan. 11, 18, 25; Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; March 7, 14, 21 School…

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March 2020

Earth Week Forest Preserve Pick-Me-Up

March 5, 2020, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Various Locations IL United States
Free

Pick up your mood as you help pick up litter around our preserves. Ages 8 and up; under 18 with an adult. Free. Register online or at 630-206-9630 at least five days in advance (10 days by phone for groups of five or more). Monday, April 20, 4 – 6pm at Springbrook Prairie Tuesday, April 21, 4 – 6pm at Burlington Park Wednesday, April 22, 4 – 6pm at Greene Valley Thursday, April 23, 4 – 6pm at Springbrook Prairie Friday, April…

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Volunteer Restoration Day – CANCELED

March 7, 2020, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until March 28, 2020

One event on March 11, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on March 25, 2020 at 10:00 am

Various Locations IL United States
Free

Help improve a prairie or woodland by collecting seeds or removing nonnative plants. Ages 8 and up; under 18 with an adult. Free. Register online or at 630-206-9630 at least five days in advance (10 days by phone for groups of five or more). Saturday, March 7, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm at Maple Grove Saturday, March 7, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at Danada Sunday, March 8, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm at Maple Grove Wednesday, March 11, 10:00 am –…

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June 2020

Dinosaur Expedition

June 27, 2020, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Various Locations IL United States
Free

Welcome...to Glen Ellyn Park! We’re seeking local “paleontologists” to create dinosaur-themed exhibits in their front yards or windows to entertain kids (and adults) while they’re out for a neighborhood trek on June 27th! Keep it simple and put out stuffed animals, toys, or inflatable creatures, or get creative and design an elaborate display! Please remember to follow social distancing rules and stay at least six feet away from non-family members while participating. A map of participating homes will be posted…

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July 2020

Children’s Lunch Hour Entertainment

July 7, 2020, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Various Locations IL United States
Free

Join the fun on Tuesday afternoons with the Naperville Park District at Children’s Lunch-Hour Entertainment. This free event, which is hosted in several different locations in Naperville, features a variety of engaging performances that will delight kids and adults alike! Prior to attending, please review the COVID-19 Participation Guidelines for Outdoor events All shows begin at 11:30 am and last for approximately 45 minutes. July 7 - Frontier Park (3415 Book R0ad) - Miss Jamie from the Farm July 14 -…

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Restoration Workdays

July 11, 2020, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on August 8, 2020 at 9:00 am

Various Locations IL United States
Free

Help care for natural areas in your community parks. Activities may include removal of non-native plants, picking up trash, trail maintenance, collecting seeds, and planting trees and flowers. Please bring your own work gloves and a water bottle. We will follow health guidelines, maintain distances, and limit participation to a maximum of 8 volunteers as allowed under Phase 3 of the Restore Illinois Plan. Contact Renae Frigo at rfrigo@gepark.org if you have questions. 7/11 - Maryknoll 8/8 - Lake Ellyn

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Hiking for Health

July 18, 2020, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on August 30, 2020 at 10:00 am

Various Locations IL United States
Free

Head outdoors and take the first step toward a healthy lifestyle! Spending time in nature has been shown to reduce anxiety and depression, help alleviate attention deficits, and stimulate general good health. We'll hike to explore nature, while doing some invigorating exercises and fun nature activities along the way. Saturday, July 18; 10 - 11 a.m. Aurora West Forest Preserve 40W032 Hankes Rd., Aurora FREE Sunday, Aug. 30; 10 - 11 a.m. Burnidge Forest Preserve 38W235 Big Timber Rd., Elgin…

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Youth Kayak Fishing Experience

July 30, 2020, 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Thursday, repeating until August 6, 2020

One event on July 9, 2020 at 8:00 am

One event on August 15, 2020 at 8:00 am

Various Locations IL United States
$99 – $149

Get out on local lakes with a professional kayak fishing instructor from Chi-YaK Adventures. Using water crafts specifically designed for anglers, you're sure to get into secret spots not reachable from shore. Whether you're looking to learn the skills involved in fishing from a watercraft, or to pick up a few pointers for improving your angling skills, this is the program for you! Choose from half-day camps or a full-day workshop -- taking one, two, or all five sessions. We'll…

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August 2020

Wood Dale Police Night Out

August 4, 2020, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Various Locations IL United States
Free

Free family fun for all ages!

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June 2021

Kidlist Park Playdate Series – CANCELED

June 26, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Various Locations IL United States
Free

June 26 at Ty Warner Park in Westmont July 11 at Spring Rock Park in Western Springs August 9 at KLM Park in Hinsdale August 28 at Memorial Park in La Grange Park

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July 2021

Kidlist Park Playdate Series

July 22, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on August 28, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on August 8, 2021 at 3:00 pm

Various Locations IL United States
Free

July 22 at Spring Rock Park in Western Springs (this is the new date from our July 11 cancellation) August 8 at KLM Park in Hinsdale August 28 at Memorial Park in La Grange Park

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November 2021

Enjoy a Live Theater Performance

November 14
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until January 31, 2022

Various Locations IL United States

We’re thrilled to share all of the upcoming kid-friendly productions happening in Chicagoland this fall and winter season in our Kid-Friendly Theater Guide. Wanting to find seats for a special holiday performance? Head to our 2021 Guide to Nutcracker and Holiday Theater!

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Enjoy a Live Theater Performance

November 15
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until January 31, 2022

Various Locations IL United States

We’re thrilled to share all of the upcoming kid-friendly productions happening in Chicagoland this fall and winter season in our Kid-Friendly Theater Guide. Wanting to find seats for a special holiday performance? Head to our 2021 Guide to Nutcracker and Holiday Theater!

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Enjoy a Live Theater Performance

November 16
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until January 31, 2022

Various Locations IL United States

We’re thrilled to share all of the upcoming kid-friendly productions happening in Chicagoland this fall and winter season in our Kid-Friendly Theater Guide. Wanting to find seats for a special holiday performance? Head to our 2021 Guide to Nutcracker and Holiday Theater!

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Explore Immersive Experiences and Special Exhibits

November 17
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until January 31, 2022

Various Locations IL United States

There are a lot of fun and interesting new exhibits open to enjoy! We rounded up each new temporary exhibit and immersive experience at several museums, zoos, and more so you can see what they have to offer… all in our New Exhibits and Immersive Experiences at Local Attractions list

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Enjoy a Live Theater Performance

November 17
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until January 31, 2022

Various Locations IL United States

We’re thrilled to share all of the upcoming kid-friendly productions happening in Chicagoland this fall and winter season in our Kid-Friendly Theater Guide. Wanting to find seats for a special holiday performance? Head to our 2021 Guide to Nutcracker and Holiday Theater!

Find out more »

Explore Immersive Experiences and Special Exhibits

November 18
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until January 31, 2022

Various Locations IL United States

There are a lot of fun and interesting new exhibits open to enjoy! We rounded up each new temporary exhibit and immersive experience at several museums, zoos, and more so you can see what they have to offer… all in our New Exhibits and Immersive Experiences at Local Attractions list

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Enjoy a Live Theater Performance

November 18
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until January 31, 2022

Various Locations IL United States

We’re thrilled to share all of the upcoming kid-friendly productions happening in Chicagoland this fall and winter season in our Kid-Friendly Theater Guide. Wanting to find seats for a special holiday performance? Head to our 2021 Guide to Nutcracker and Holiday Theater!

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Explore Immersive Experiences and Special Exhibits

November 19
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until January 31, 2022

Various Locations IL United States

There are a lot of fun and interesting new exhibits open to enjoy! We rounded up each new temporary exhibit and immersive experience at several museums, zoos, and more so you can see what they have to offer… all in our New Exhibits and Immersive Experiences at Local Attractions list

Find out more »

Enjoy a Live Theater Performance

November 19
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until January 31, 2022

Various Locations IL United States

We’re thrilled to share all of the upcoming kid-friendly productions happening in Chicagoland this fall and winter season in our Kid-Friendly Theater Guide. Wanting to find seats for a special holiday performance? Head to our 2021 Guide to Nutcracker and Holiday Theater!

Find out more »

Explore Immersive Experiences and Special Exhibits

November 20
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until January 31, 2022

Various Locations IL United States

There are a lot of fun and interesting new exhibits open to enjoy! We rounded up each new temporary exhibit and immersive experience at several museums, zoos, and more so you can see what they have to offer… all in our New Exhibits and Immersive Experiences at Local Attractions list

Find out more »

Enjoy a Live Theater Performance

November 20
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until January 31, 2022

Various Locations IL United States

We’re thrilled to share all of the upcoming kid-friendly productions happening in Chicagoland this fall and winter season in our Kid-Friendly Theater Guide. Wanting to find seats for a special holiday performance? Head to our 2021 Guide to Nutcracker and Holiday Theater!

Find out more »

Explore Immersive Experiences and Special Exhibits

November 21
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until January 31, 2022

Various Locations IL United States

There are a lot of fun and interesting new exhibits open to enjoy! We rounded up each new temporary exhibit and immersive experience at several museums, zoos, and more so you can see what they have to offer… all in our New Exhibits and Immersive Experiences at Local Attractions list

Find out more »

Enjoy a Live Theater Performance

November 21
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until January 31, 2022

Various Locations IL United States

We’re thrilled to share all of the upcoming kid-friendly productions happening in Chicagoland this fall and winter season in our Kid-Friendly Theater Guide. Wanting to find seats for a special holiday performance? Head to our 2021 Guide to Nutcracker and Holiday Theater!

Find out more »

Explore Immersive Experiences and Special Exhibits

November 22
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until January 31, 2022

Various Locations IL United States

There are a lot of fun and interesting new exhibits open to enjoy! We rounded up each new temporary exhibit and immersive experience at several museums, zoos, and more so you can see what they have to offer… all in our New Exhibits and Immersive Experiences at Local Attractions list

Find out more »

Enjoy a Live Theater Performance

November 22
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until January 31, 2022

Various Locations IL United States

We’re thrilled to share all of the upcoming kid-friendly productions happening in Chicagoland this fall and winter season in our Kid-Friendly Theater Guide. Wanting to find seats for a special holiday performance? Head to our 2021 Guide to Nutcracker and Holiday Theater!

Find out more »

Admire Holiday Lights

November 23
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until January 9, 2022

Various Locations IL United States

You can find all of the best Christmas lights in the suburbs with addresses, photos and a map on our Where to Find the Best Christmas Lights and Our 2021 Map guide. Take a drive or walk through the beautiful light displays!

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Explore Immersive Experiences and Special Exhibits

November 23
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until January 31, 2022

Various Locations IL United States

There are a lot of fun and interesting new exhibits open to enjoy! We rounded up each new temporary exhibit and immersive experience at several museums, zoos, and more so you can see what they have to offer… all in our New Exhibits and Immersive Experiences at Local Attractions list

Find out more »

Enjoy a Live Theater Performance

November 23
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until January 31, 2022

Various Locations IL United States

We’re thrilled to share all of the upcoming kid-friendly productions happening in Chicagoland this fall and winter season in our Kid-Friendly Theater Guide. Wanting to find seats for a special holiday performance? Head to our 2021 Guide to Nutcracker and Holiday Theater!

Find out more »

Admire Holiday Lights

November 24
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until January 9, 2022

Various Locations IL United States

You can find all of the best Christmas lights in the suburbs with addresses, photos and a map on our Where to Find the Best Christmas Lights and Our 2021 Map guide. Take a drive or walk through the beautiful light displays!

Find out more »

Explore Immersive Experiences and Special Exhibits

November 24
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until January 31, 2022

Various Locations IL United States

There are a lot of fun and interesting new exhibits open to enjoy! We rounded up each new temporary exhibit and immersive experience at several museums, zoos, and more so you can see what they have to offer… all in our New Exhibits and Immersive Experiences at Local Attractions list

Find out more »

Enjoy a Live Theater Performance

November 24
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until January 31, 2022

Various Locations IL United States

We’re thrilled to share all of the upcoming kid-friendly productions happening in Chicagoland this fall and winter season in our Kid-Friendly Theater Guide. Wanting to find seats for a special holiday performance? Head to our 2021 Guide to Nutcracker and Holiday Theater!

Find out more »

Admire Holiday Lights

November 25
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until January 9, 2022

Various Locations IL United States

You can find all of the best Christmas lights in the suburbs with addresses, photos and a map on our Where to Find the Best Christmas Lights and Our 2021 Map guide. Take a drive or walk through the beautiful light displays!

Find out more »

Explore Immersive Experiences and Special Exhibits

November 25
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until January 31, 2022

Various Locations IL United States

There are a lot of fun and interesting new exhibits open to enjoy! We rounded up each new temporary exhibit and immersive experience at several museums, zoos, and more so you can see what they have to offer… all in our New Exhibits and Immersive Experiences at Local Attractions list

Find out more »

Enjoy a Live Theater Performance

November 25
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until January 31, 2022

Various Locations IL United States

We’re thrilled to share all of the upcoming kid-friendly productions happening in Chicagoland this fall and winter season in our Kid-Friendly Theater Guide. Wanting to find seats for a special holiday performance? Head to our 2021 Guide to Nutcracker and Holiday Theater!

Find out more »

Admire Holiday Lights

November 26
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until January 9, 2022

Various Locations IL United States

You can find all of the best Christmas lights in the suburbs with addresses, photos and a map on our Where to Find the Best Christmas Lights and Our 2021 Map guide. Take a drive or walk through the beautiful light displays!

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Stroll Through Holiday Walks

November 26
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until December 31, 2021

Various Locations IL United States

‘Tis the season to get outside and celebrate the holidays. Store-front windows filled with snowmen, reindeer lining the streets, elves hidden in downtown shops, and rows of beautifully-decorated trees fill your neighborhood parks. Find all the details at in our Stroll Through These 2021 Winter and Holiday Walks list.

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Explore Immersive Experiences and Special Exhibits

November 26
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until January 31, 2022

Various Locations IL United States

There are a lot of fun and interesting new exhibits open to enjoy! We rounded up each new temporary exhibit and immersive experience at several museums, zoos, and more so you can see what they have to offer… all in our New Exhibits and Immersive Experiences at Local Attractions list

Find out more »

Enjoy a Live Theater Performance

November 26
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until January 31, 2022

Various Locations IL United States

We’re thrilled to share all of the upcoming kid-friendly productions happening in Chicagoland this fall and winter season in our Kid-Friendly Theater Guide. Wanting to find seats for a special holiday performance? Head to our 2021 Guide to Nutcracker and Holiday Theater!

Find out more »

Admire Holiday Lights

November 27
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until January 9, 2022

Various Locations IL United States

You can find all of the best Christmas lights in the suburbs with addresses, photos and a map on our Where to Find the Best Christmas Lights and Our 2021 Map guide. Take a drive or walk through the beautiful light displays!

Find out more »

Stroll Through Holiday Walks

November 27
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until December 31, 2021

Various Locations IL United States

‘Tis the season to get outside and celebrate the holidays. Store-front windows filled with snowmen, reindeer lining the streets, elves hidden in downtown shops, and rows of beautifully-decorated trees fill your neighborhood parks. Find all the details at in our Stroll Through These 2021 Winter and Holiday Walks list.

Find out more »

Explore Immersive Experiences and Special Exhibits

November 27
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until January 31, 2022

Various Locations IL United States

There are a lot of fun and interesting new exhibits open to enjoy! We rounded up each new temporary exhibit and immersive experience at several museums, zoos, and more so you can see what they have to offer… all in our New Exhibits and Immersive Experiences at Local Attractions list

Find out more »

Enjoy a Live Theater Performance

November 27
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until January 31, 2022

Various Locations IL United States

We’re thrilled to share all of the upcoming kid-friendly productions happening in Chicagoland this fall and winter season in our Kid-Friendly Theater Guide. Wanting to find seats for a special holiday performance? Head to our 2021 Guide to Nutcracker and Holiday Theater!

Find out more »
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