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.
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.
Features more than one million twinkling lights
illuminating the zoo's walkways. Enjoy animated light displays,
laser light shows, ice-carving demonstrations, live musical and
dance performances, costumed characters, and animal Zoo Chats with
See model trains loop around a holiday-themed track. Santa has
his own car. Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas.
A display of over 20 trees decorated by groups in the
community, plus live animal presentations and tours on
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.