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Chicago-area Winter To-Do List!

One of the beautiful things about living in the Chicago area is being able to experience all 4 seasons. While winter can be cold and frigid, it can also be a time to see some of the best sights and events Chicago has to offer. It's never too late to start new family traditions and experience this magical time of the year through your children's eyes. Not sure where to start? We have compiled a list of some of our favorites...


Oswego Christmas Walk

Phillips Park Zoo Lights

Blackberry Farm Grinch Storytime

Blackberry Farm Holiday Express

Acquaviva Breakfast with Santa (no dates posted yet)

Yuletide Fest- Naper Settlement

Naperville Parade of Lights

Snow Tubing

Larsen Light Show

Bass Pro Shop Santa

Chicago area

Brookfield Zoo Lights

Lincoln Park Zoo Lights

Ice Skating- Maggie Daley Park

Morton Arboretum- Illumination

Polar Express

Christkindlemarket- Chicago

Navy Pier's Winter Festival

A Christmas Carol at Goodman Theater

Chicago Art Museum

Christmas Around the World- Museum of Science and Industry

Lightscape at Chicago Botanical Garden

Christmas Displays/Walnut Room at Macy's

Mag Mile Lights

Arlington Racetrack Art Fair (first weekend of December)

Lilacia Park Lights- Lombard


Happy Holiday Railway - Union, IL

Holiday Lighting Ceremony/Gingerbread House Competition at Grand Geneva

Whatever you decide, we hope this holiday season fills you with love and time with your family.

As a bonus- here's a fun article about how to increase your sled speed!!