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Snow Flake Skate

Deep River Waterpark | Merrillville, Ind.

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.

When: 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Cost: $15, $12 adults

Children’s Holiday Choir at American Girl

American Girl Place | Chicago, Ill.


Sudents from the British School of Chicago Children's Choir sing a selection of holiday favorites.

When: 10:30 a.m.-noon
Cost: Free

It's Time to Play

Chicago Symphony Orchestra | Chicago, Ill.

Members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra demonstrate how orchestras capture the beauty, drama, energy and excitement of music. The concert uses magnification technology to give the audience and up-close look at all the instruments and musicians.

When: 11 a.m. or 12:45 p.m.
Cost: Call for cost

Arthur Christmas

North Riverside Mall Theatre | North Riverside, Ill.


Holiday film is presented on the theatre's new state-of-the-art digital projection and sound technology. Before the screening, enjoy fun and games in the mall, including a visit with Santa Claus.

When: 10:30 a.m.
Cost: Free

Snow Day

Naperville Park District | Naperville, Ill.

Act out skits and play theater/improv games - all with a snow theme.

When: Noon-2 p.m.
Cost: $37, $25 resident

Elves at the North Pole

Naperville Park District | Naperville, Ill.

Join other elves in an interactive, creative drama event where elfin games are played as all the elves prepare for the "big day"  with imagination, costumes and music. Registration required.

When: 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Cost: $24, $16 resident

Christmas Crafts

Wheaton Park District Northside Girl Scout Cabin | Wheaton, Ill.

Bring the outdoors in using items gathered from nature to make ornaments and decorations. All material provided. Adult must attend with children.

When: 10-11 a.m.
Cost: $13, $10 resident

Holiday Showcase

Hale Park | Chicago, Ill.

Enjoy lunch, arts and crafts, games and more.

When: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Cost: $10 kids, $6 adults

A Charlie Brown Christmas Play

Sheil Park | Chicago, Ill.

An adaptation of the classic cartoon. Join the director and cast after each performance for a discussion.

When: 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Cost: $10, $5 kids

Shhhhhh...opping Highland Park

Downtown Highland Park | Highland Park, Ill.


Kick-off the holiday shopping season and shop local. The streets of Downtown Highland Park are transformed into a winter wonderland, with 'real' snow, live reindeer, horse drawn sleigh rides, holiday dancers, singers and performers, s'more making in the great outdoors, food and drink, and more.

When: 4-9 p.m. Dec. 7; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 8
Cost: Free

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