Includes Gingerbread Story-time, Tree Lighting Ceremony,
Gingerbread Man Hunt, Gingerbread House Contest, visits with Santa
in his Gingerbread House, Small Business Saturday, Gingerbread Boy
and Girl perusing town, and Complimentary Carriage Rides. For more
information, visit www.downtowndg.org or call (630) 725-0991.
The mansion served as the Nickerson's winter residence
during the late 19
th century, and the family spent every holiday season
in Chicago lavishly entertaining acquaintances, friends, and family
from near and far. During this tour, participants are transported
back to the winter months of 1899, where they discover through a
servant's eyes how the Nickersons celebrated the holidays. As
applicants to a position in domestic service, participants learn
the best methods for preparing plum pudding, how to prevent the new
electrical lights on the Christmas tree from catching it on fire,
Drop in anytime between 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the
conservatory's Elizabeth Morse Genius Children's Garden to
plant an imaginary garden, build a tropical habitat, help
water the plants, or read a book under the tropical canopy. Runs
through entire 2012.
Blue Man Group performances are a celebration of human connection. Mixing art, music, comedy and state-of-the-art technology, the show encourages audiences to reconnect with their inner (and outer) child and see the world through a new perspective. Backed by a live rock band, the Blue Men unify the audience for the show’s celebratory climax - an unforgettable, euphoric dance party.
In a world where a trip to the Laundromat threatens to separate
Trixie from her beloved bunny, a girl needs a hero to help--Dad.
Can her parents understand what she's saying in time to rescue
Knuffle Bunny? Performances run Oct. 2, 2012-Jan. 6, 2013.
Life on the farm is hard: too much work, not enough sleep,
and no time for swimming. And who put Farmer Brown in charge,
anyway? When the chores get out of control, it's time for a
charismatic young Duck to run for office. Performances are at 11
a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday from Oct. 20-Nov.
Join Cinderella, her Fairy Godmother, a handsome Prince,
and two selfish stepsisters in Rodgers and Hammerstein's most
beloved tale. Performances run Nov. 17-Dec. 31.
Bring the entire family and join Annie and her pint-sized
cohorts on the musical adventure of a lifetime. Performances run
Nov. 21-Dec. 30.
In 1905, newlyweds Jim and Della lovingly sacrifice their
greatest possessions and find a holiday treasure in this
family-friendly show. Performances run Nov. 17-Dec. 23.
When a broken hearted boy loses the treasured wooden nativity
set that links him to his dead father, his worried mother persuades
a lonely ill-tempered woodcarver to create a replacement, and to
allow her son to watch him work on it. Performances are 8 p.m.
Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday from Nov. 21-Dec. 23. Also
have a select number of Wednesday morning matinees at 10 a.m.