Thanksgiving isn’t just about the turkey and pumpkin pie, it’s about family and thankfulness, and lest we forget, a Thanksgiving parade. Marking its 75th anniversary, McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade will include performances from Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus, the Chicago casts of “Dirty Dancing” and “Jersey Boys,” as well as the flame-twirling Barefoot Hawaiians, to name a few.
This is your final week to snag one of two family five-packs of tickets to the Adler Planetarium. The tickets include general admission and the sky show, “One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure.” The sky show, based on “Sesame Street,” joins Big Bird, Elmo and their Chinese friend, Hu Hu Zhu, on a journey to discover the North Star, the Big Dipper, the sun and the moon. To read Chicago Parent’s coverage of “One World, One Sky,” visit ChicagoParent.com. For more information, visit adlerplanetarium.org. To win, visit our discussion board.
Jump start the holiday season in style at the annual ZooLights festival at the Lincoln Park Zoo this Friday. Be sure to get there early, because every evening the first 1,000 visitors receive a free pair of 3D glasses to enhance viewing the more than 1.5 million lights.
This week, 13 lucky Chicago Parent readers will win family four packs to a special screening of “The Tale of Despereaux.” The special screening is on Dec. 13 at 10 a.m. at the AMC River East, 322 E. Illinois St., Chicago. For more information visit thetaleofdespereauxmovie.com. To win, visit our discussion board.
Warm up your signing voice to belt out your favorite carols under Cloud Gate this weekend. Join several Chicago choral groups in Millennium Park every Friday through Dec. 19 for Caroling at Cloud Gate and participate in a holiday sing-along.
You don’t have to be a modern Stone Age family to win this week’s prize, although you will have a yabba dabba do time if you do. One lucky Chicago Parent reader will win “The Flintstones: The Complete Series” now on DVD. The DVD includes all 166 episodes on 24 disks. To win, visit our discussion board.