The streets come alive with Gingerbread men, Radio Disney, Santa
and much more. Merchants celebrate the holidays by staying open
late and celebrating their customers.
Make food that's yummy, cool and a blast to prepare.
Create treats to wow your guests that will be fun for your group to
cook up together.
Tour 6 private homes, plus the Noble-Seymour-Crippen House,
decorated for the holidays. Allow 2-3 hours for the tour. Kids
under 12 not allowed; infants may be carried. Visit the website for
Celebrate 13 years of business with a children's temporary
tattoo station, or color your own birthday hat, pet Josie, the
sweet golden retriever, and enjoy birthday cake and other goodies.
At 11 a.m. Friday and noon Saturday, kids 18 months-5 can enjoy a
live performance of a scene from the new DVD series "What's the Big
Idea?" RSVP required; email firstname.lastname@example.org with number of
children and adults attending.
One of the Chicago area's largest and most spectacular
holiday light displays, encompassing a 1.8-mile drive-through
course. Features larger-than-life holiday characters,
children-oriented figures, and mythical creatures, plus
architectural lighting. A special visit from Santa
takes place on Dec. 7-9, 15-16 and 21-23.
Adjacent to Macy's in the fountain will be giant ornamental
display. The three holiday trees display light shows set to music.
A walk-through tree will be located near the Koi Pond. As you
approach, the lighting changes. There will also be a skating rink
near Bloomingdales that launches Nov. 17 (weather permitting). The
price to skate per person is $12 and $10 if you bring your own
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.
Visitors can walk inside the two-story silo and turn the crank
of a silage machine, watching "corn plants" delivered to the top of
the silo. Plus, learn about the history of silos and silage, build
miniature silos with building blocks simulating wood, brick and
metal and much more.
See a toy so amazing, so unbelievable, it has the power to
transform into anything you want it to be. Enter a world where
imagination rules, and ordinary becomes extraordinary.
A new traveling exhibit created by Children's Museum of
Pittsburgh that links familiar childhood objects to a process of
manufacturing that combines people, ideas and technology. Inspired
by the factory tour segments from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, the
exhibit offers hands-on activities using real factory tools and
machines to create objects including crayons, a baseball bat and a
matchbox car, just to name a few.