Enjoy a guided nature walk through the winter woods, followed by
a tasty snack and hot cocoa by a campfire. Registration required.
Dress to be outdoors the whole time.
Get a glimpse into what happens at Brookfield Zoo at night.
Enjoy a pizza dinner and craft activities, then go on a night hike
that highlights zoo residents and nocturnal Illinois wildlife. The
next morning, wake up to a hot breakfast buffet, a morning hike and
a visit to an animal exhibit.
Enjoy breathtaking performances by the Kalapriya Center for
Performing Arts, as dancers lead you on a journey through India,
inspired by the court dances of India performed for kings and
Enjoy a special extended schedule for the holidays.
All ages are welcome to jump at special Holiday Family Jump
Includes performing artists, cultural activities, and
vendors. Guests can visit the African Marketplace to
purchase traditional clothing, food and more located in the
college's lobby. The Kwanzaa Ceremony begins at noon every day and
at 2 p.m. on Sunday, starting with the Kwanzaa Ritual, an
explanation of the Kwanzaa Symbols and Principles, and ending with
the Cultural Edu-tainment and Expressions.
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.