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Kwanzaa Kinara Candlelighting

DuSable Museum of African American History | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Light the kinara with The Tuskegee Airmen Inc., Alderman Willie B. Cochran, the South Side Community Arts Center, Truestar Magazineand Teen Talk Radio Theater.

When: 1 p.m.
Cost: Free

Kwanzaa Observance Program

Malcolm X College | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

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.

When: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Cost: Free

Winter Flower and Train Show

Lincoln Park Conservatory | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

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.

When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cost: Free

Sweet Home Chicago: The History of America’s Candy Capital

Harold Washington Library Center | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Exhibit includes numerous artifacts, photographs and other documentary items that tell the story of Chicago's iconic candy makers, including Snickers, Lemonheads, Butterfingers and Cracker Jack.

Cost: Free

Oink, Baa, Moo: Farm Fun

Waukegan Public Library | Waukegan, Ill.

FREE  

Interactive learning centers include a barn slide, apple orchard and chicken coop. Maggie, a life-sized fiberglass milking cow sponsored by Golden Oaks Farm in Wauconda, will be the focus of the new exhibit. Maggie is over five feet tall and features a working udder that recirculates the water that children "milk."

Cost: Free

Gingerbread Festival

Downtown Downers Grove | Downers Grove, Ill.

FREE  

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.

When: to
Cost: Free

Snowman Contest

Irons Oaks | Olympia Fields, Ill.

FREE  

Build a snowman out of biodegradable and natural items to win. Fill out an entry form at the main office.

Cost: Free
 







 
 
 
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