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.
Bring the outdoors in using items gathered from nature to make
ornaments and decorations. All material provided. Adult must attend
A special program to learn about and taste the Chinese-American,
American Indian, and Swedish-American family dishes.
Enjoy lunch, arts and crafts, games and more.
An adaptation of the classic cartoon. Join the director
and cast after each performance for a discussion.
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.
Hot breakfast buffet with Santa. Reservations at Biaggi's
beginning at 8 a.m., call (847) 438-1850. Donations benefit Women
in Need Growing Stronger (W.I.N.G.S).
Visitors can walk inside the two-story silo and turn the crank
of a silage machine, watching "corn plants" delivered to the top of
the silo. Plus, learn about the history of silos and silage, build
miniature silos with building blocks simulating wood, brick and
metal and much more.
See a toy so amazing, so unbelievable, it has the power to
transform into anything you want it to be. Enter a world where
imagination rules, and ordinary becomes extraordinary.
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.