Chef Alain Roby goes for a three-peat as he obtains his third
Guinness World Record. The "World's Longest Sugar Cane" will
stretch 40 ft., beginning at the Geneva Courthouse and stretching
to the intersection in front of the All Chocolate Kitchen at 33
South Third Street.
Make popcorn garlands, peanut butter
pinecones and many other edible ornaments to hang on the trees and
shrubs. to decorate the trees and shrubs outside the
wildlife viewing area at Gibson Woods. Afterward stay and watch the
wildlife discover the tasty treats.
Learn how to make your own wooden toys. The wood being used
comes from a non-native, invasive plant called European Buckthorn.
Learn about this invasive plant and why we work so hard to remove
it from our natural areas.
Families can visit the Family Pavilion Stage for a professional
photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
Includes tea with finger sandwiches and sweets (dolls are
welcome to attend) and a tour of doll and dollhouse exhibits.
Follow Fancy Nancy's lead and wear your spiffiest, most frilly
outfit for an afternoon filled with tea, punch, cookies and
entertainment. Register at ahpd.org.
Chris Van Allsberg's best-selling book comes alive, including a
visit from Santa and a small present for all aboard. Trains board
from the Jon J. Duerr Forest Preserve picnic grove, on Route 31.
Advance purchase of tickets
Copies of the book "The Polar Express" can be purchased for $18.
Nov. 24, Dec. 1-2, 8-9, 15-16.
Junior interpreters guide families through the home during
30-minute tours, telling stories about how the Wright family
celebrated the winter holidays at the turn of the last century. The
entire home will be decorated as it was when the Wright family
lived in the home during the late 1800s and early 1900s, and
Froebel blocks - the toys Wright played with as a child to learn
about shapes and design - will be available for children to enjoy.
Free hot chocolate served outside.
Free family tours offered during Fun Days at the Frank Lloyd
Wright Home and Studio. The free event will take place 9-11 a.m.
Dec. 8 and 15. Junior interpreters, trained by the Frank Lloyd
Wright Preservation Trust, will guide families through the home
during the 30-minute tours. During the Victorian Christmas
celebration, the entire home will be decorated as it was when the
Wright family lived in the home during the late 1800s and early
1900s. For more information, visit GoWright.org/FamilyFunDays.
Ice skating party for girls 6 and up. Girls are encouraged, but
not required, to bring a doll or stuffed animal. Event includes
skating, a photo, making a souvenir to take home, and lunch.
Purchase tickets by calling (219) 769 PARK, Monday-Friday from 8:30
a.m.-4:30p.m. or from the Lake County Parks business office, 8411
E. Lincoln Highway, 4 ½ miles east of I-65 on Route 30, just west
of Deep River Waterpark. Tickets are also available at the
Waterpark when the ice skating plaza is open.