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.
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.
Act out skits and play theater/improv games - all with a snow
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
Bring the outdoors in using items gathered from nature to make
ornaments and decorations. All material provided. Adult must attend
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.
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.
Kids enter artist Gino Severini's interpretation of trains by
role-playing engineer, passenger or conductor in a child-size train
and look for objects in an eight-foot wide "hidden pictures" mural
of artist Don Stewart's "Steam Train." Plus, enjoy specially
designed wooden train tables and a huge new interactive crane.
A special exhibit on the history of Girl Scouting, with
special focus on Oak Park, River Forest, and Forest Park. Celebrate
the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Girl
Scouts of the USA.
See model trains loop around a holiday-themed track. Santa has
his own car. Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas.