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.
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.
Kids enter artist Gino Severini's interpretation of trains by
role-playing engineer, passenger or conductor in a child-size train
and look for objects in an eight-foot wide "hidden pictures" mural
of artist Don Stewart's "Steam Train." Plus, enjoy specially
designed wooden train tables and a huge new interactive crane.
A special exhibit on the history of Girl Scouting, with
special focus on Oak Park, River Forest, and Forest Park. Celebrate
the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Girl
Scouts of the USA.
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.
Activities nurture every child's curiosity about natural
science. Class meets for four weeks at Lincoln Marsh and and four
weeks at the Northside Park Girl Scout Cabin.
Stop by for live children's music, a great introduction to the
magic of music.
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.
Little Women The Musical follows the story of the beloved March
sisters--Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy--as they grow up in Civil War
America. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday from Nov.
23-Dec. 15. The last three Saturdays also have a matinee at 2
Epic Theatre Company's original Beatles rock-opera nativity
story told in one act. Follow Mary and Joseph down "the long and
winding road" to Bethlehem as the full band and ensemble use the
music of the Beatles to tell the story. Performances are 7:30 Dec.
13-15, 20-22 and 4 p.m. Dec. 22. Get tickets at