Are you looking for a new idea to celebrate the holiday season this year? Wondering just what to do with the kids on that two-week break? Or wishing you could find a few things to do with your family that don’t require taking out a home equity loan?
Then we’ve got the magazine for you. The second issue of our new, quarterly Chicago Parent Going Places is on the streets now. And it’s free.
It’s filled with listings of places to go, performances to see and things to do with your kids throughout the six-country Chicago area.
Best of all, many of the events, programs and attractions are free.
In this holiday issue, we tell you about the classics—storybooks, skating, sledding, toys, concerts, clothes, holiday lights, "Nutcracker" performances and, our personal favorite, chocolate in its many delectable forms. There are listings of places to go for an oh-so-decadent afternoon tea as well as places to trek through the snow in search of the perfect Christmas tree.
We tell you which neighborhood lights up the best during the holidays and how even the most craft-challenged among us can make a great gingerbread house. (Think graham crackers.)
This is the second issue of the new quarterly version of Chicago Parent Going Places and we believe in this magazine—so much so that we have the audacity to call it the "ultimate guide to family fun."
And your response to our first issue tells us you think we’re on the right track.
"Congrats on your first edition of this great resource. ... It will become part of my permanent library," writes Holly Jordon of Wheaton, whose children are 2½ and 5.
"I never knew there were so many museums," says Carol A. Colvin, from Brookfield, whose children are 8 and 6.
And one of my favorite notes comes from Sandy Harte, who has a 9-year-old and a 5-year-old and lives in the Northwest suburbs.
She writes: "Thank you, thank you, thank you. P.S. I’m brain dead from thinking and planning everything else for my kids—and now it’s a breeze to keep busy and one huge less thing to try and be creative about weekend after weekend."
Who knows? Maybe once she gets this issue, the Harte family will be out exploring winter nature, checking out one of the area’s wonderful children’s museums or planning a weekend get out of town escape.
And you can, too. Look for Chicago Parent Going Places at libraries and children’s retail outlets—some of the same places you find our magazine each month.
Or get a one-year subscription for $9.95.
Send a check to: Chicago Parent Going Places circulation department, 141 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park, IL 60302. Or use your credit card online at www.chicagoparent.com.
And while you are online, drop us a note to tell us what you think—the good or the bad.
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