Model trains will wind their way through a miniature village set
in a field of poinsettias. The village is made entirely of natural
materials and features a variety of Chicago-style homes and famous
buildings such as the neighborhood bungalow, Chicago Theatre and
Chicago Water Tower Place. Nov. 26-Jan. 8.
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.
Geared toward children with special needs, especially kids
who may have a hard time sitting still or focusing in big groups.
Sensory Storytime is followed by a new playgroup with sensory
activity stations for kids and caregivers to explore together.
These free storytimes, best for ages 2 to 6, are offered on
Tuesdays at 4 p.m. at the Main Library, 834 Lake St. No advanced
registration is required. Sensory Storytimes include stories
and songs as well as large and small movement activities. A picture
schedule is used in the front of the room, and individual
schedules, fidget toys, and bean bag lap weights are available.
Caregivers are required to be in attendance. Sensory Storytimes are
20 to 30 minutes long, and the sensory activities will be open for
30 minutes after the storytime ends. For more information, email