Ride Santa's Candy Cane Express in enclosed or open
railroad coaches on a two-and-half mile railway line through the
woods and past lakes and farm fields and visit
with Santa in the vintage-1900s caboose.
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.
The mansion served as the Nickerson's winter residence
during the late 19
th century, and the family spent every holiday season
in Chicago lavishly entertaining acquaintances, friends, and family
from near and far. During this tour, participants are transported
back to the winter months of 1899, where they discover through a
servant's eyes how the Nickersons celebrated the holidays. As
applicants to a position in domestic service, participants learn
the best methods for preparing plum pudding, how to prevent the new
electrical lights on the Christmas tree from catching it on fire,
Drop in anytime between 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the
conservatory's Elizabeth Morse Genius Children's Garden to
plant an imaginary garden, build a tropical habitat, help
water the plants, or read a book under the tropical canopy. Runs
through entire 2012.
Build a snowman out of biodegradable and natural items to win.
Fill out an entry form at the main office.
Nestled in the heart of downtown Homewood, Martin Avenue
is an ice skating venue for the entire family. Fully staffed and
equipped with free rentals, open skate is from 2-8 p.m. Dec. 7, 8,
15, and 22. Skate rentals are free and most sizes available
or bring your own skates.
Someone is trying to foreclose on Mother Gooseland in this
humorous twist on a fairytale classic. Performances are Nov. 10-21
at Lewis University in Romeoville; Nov. 29-30 at North Central
College in Naperville; and Dec. 5-7 at the Museum of Science and
Blue Man Group is a multi-sensory experience that fuses innovative theatrical spectacle and powerful original music with hilarious comedy to create a performance experience unlike any other. One of the world's most popular theatrical productions, today's Blue Man Group is a blend of signature material that has been in the show since the opening, as well as newer passages that examine the influence of technology on today's world with a funny and perceptive look at contemporary communication vehicles.
Max the Dog narrates this classic holiday tale that will
entertain the whole family as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose
heart is "two sizes too small," decides to steal Christmas away
from the Whos, an endlessly cheerful bunch bursting with holiday
spirit. Peformances run Dec. 5-16, 2012.
Full-length holiday classic features eight guest artists, in
feature and solo performances; plus more than a dozen company
dancers from Chicago and surrounding suburbs. Clara's
Christmas Tea Parties at 1:30 p.m. prior to the show for an
additional fee. Performances at 3 p.m. Dec. 8-9.