Learn how to make your own wooden toys. The wood being used
comes from a non-native, invasive plant called European Buckthorn.
Learn about this invasive plant and why we work so hard to remove
it from our natural areas.
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.
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).
Hundreds of objects and documents from the exclusive private
collection, together with a rare collection of first editions of
his most famous works, tell the story of how Charles Dickens and
his characters became enduring cultural icons. Interactive and
multi-media displays and personal effects take visitors through a
chronological tour of the life, literature and legacy of Dickens.
View his personal traveling inkwell, take a ride in an early
century carriage, and learn about the memorable characters, stories
and themes of his famous tales through games, time period puzzles
and Dickens' own personal Facebook page.
A special extra exhibit which encompasses the classic Dickens
tale A Christmas Carol. Stroll through a mid-1800s street
to learn how Dickens influenced the look and feel of the holiday
season, and view a private collection of vintage cards and
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.