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Doll Tea and Tour

Arlington Heights Historical Museum | Arlington Heights, Ill.

Includes tea with finger sandwiches and sweets (dolls are welcome to attend) and a tour of doll and dollhouse exhibits.

When: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Cost: $20

Fancy Nancy Tea

Arlington Heights Historical Museum | Arlington Heights, Ill.

Follow Fancy Nancy's lead and wear your spiffiest, most frilly outfit for an afternoon filled with tea, punch, cookies and entertainment. Register at

When: 1:30-2:45 p.m.
Cost: $20

Heritage Matters: Family Meals

Trickster Gallery | Schaumburg, Ill.

A special program to learn about and taste the Chinese-American, American Indian, and Swedish-American family dishes.

When: 1-3 p.m.
Cost: $10, $25 family of three or more

Breakfast with Santa

The Glen Town Center | Glenview, Ill.


Enjoy a breakfast catered by Eggsperience Restaurant with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

When: 9-11 a.m.
Cost: Free; children's gift donations are encouraged

Breakfast with Santa at Westfield Old Orchard

Westfield Old Orchard | Skokie, Ill.

Maggiano's Little Italy will be hosting Breakfast with Santa, 9-11 a.m. Dec. 8. Santa will read a holiday story and visit with kids. Breakfast will be a buffet of pastries, fruits, eggs, sausage and beverages. Reservations can be made with Maggiano's at (847) 933-9555.

When: 9-11 a.m.
Cost: $14.95

Silo Exhibit

Historic Wagner Farm | Glenview, Ill.

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.

Cost: Free with admission

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Kohl Children's Museum | Glenview, Ill.

The exhibit features the illustrations of W. W. Denslow, a Chicago resident whose famous illustrations helped to inspire the design of the classic 1939 MGM film starring Judy Garland. The bright and colorful exhibit provides a variety of learning opportunities and hands-on activities within a three-dimensional representation of Denslow's distinctive illustrations.

Cost: $9.50, $8.50 seniors

Ravinia Festival Music Makers

Kohl Children's Museum | Glenview, Ill.

Discover how sounds make music, and how music makes you feel, with activities like making melodies on bolt- and wrench-a-phones, using soft sculpture pegs to make a music box, blowing air over a reed, moving musical notes on a staff, beating percussion instruments, and creating an artistic masterpiece that reflects how music makes you feel

Cost: Free with admission


Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences | Lincolnshire, Ill.

Join Cinderella, her Fairy Godmother, a handsome Prince, and two selfish stepsisters in Rodgers and Hammerstein's most beloved tale. Performances run Nov. 17-Dec. 31.

Cost: $15

Freddie the Frog

Robert L. Johnson Auditorium at Niles West High School | Skokie, Ill.


Interactive musical for kids premieres Dec. 6 and 7 with free 10 a.m. community shows; public performances will be presented Dec. 7 at 4 and 7 p.m., and Dec. 8 at 2 p.m.

Cost: $10, $7 students, senior Citizens and kids
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