The parade’s not over until the red guy waves
The downtown Chicago Thanksgiving parade isn’t over until Jeff Curtis passes by.
Memories of Santa
Our family loves all of Santa’s helpers. Rudolph’s days may be numbered, though, as Santa had to write a note
Strap on your board and let’s go!
Snowboarding isn’t a sport reserved for daredevils and skateboarders. It’s fast, it’s fun,
Spertus debuts children’s museum
For a new way to celebrate Hanukkah, start with a visit to Chicago’s very own Spertus Museum.
Spin the Dreidel Almond Cookies
Almond Cookies Recipe
Make your own shining Star of David
Inspired by Mexican tin art, this shiny Star of David is an easy Hanukkah craft for kids of all ages.
5 days of free for winter break
Start your week by taking your kids to the Holiday Sports Fest where they can run, jump and bounce off walls
Light up the season
For many families, piling the kids in the car and taking a road trip to look at holiday decorations is a yearly tradition.
Getting away without going away
If busy schedules, tight budgets or family obligations are preventing you from taking a dream vacation
Teaching kids gratitude
During the holiday season, many children are inundated with gifts from well-intentioned and adoring family and friends.
‘A Christmas Story’ turns 25
Here’s a triple dog dare no fan of the holiday classic "A Christmas Story" can resist:
St. Lucia festival lights up the streets
Whether you’re Swedish or not, your family will enjoy the chance to experience the holidays like they do in Sweden
Beyond Santa and presents
Travel around the world this Christmas season via the vibrant and diverse museums of Chicago.
Get in for free
Free days at Chicago area museums
Escaping winter here at home
You don’t have to feel stuck in the cold city this winter. Visit the tropics without having to catch a flight.
City offers audio tours of Chicago
Do you know what ingredients it takes to make a real Chicago hotdog or why the "L" goes around the Loop?
Make some music, baby
Any parent who has heard her child make a symphony out of pots and wooden spoons knows that kids love to make music.
Family is key for Linda Cunningham in her production of "The Nutcracker" this year.
Conventions hit a home run
Although it may be the middle of winter, that doesn’t mean your baseball-loving kids have to live life
Embrace the chill
Forget cabin fever. Snowshoeing is the perfect excuse to don your cold-weather gear and get outside this winter.
You won’t find these reindeer on Santa’s sleigh
If your family holiday photos include your dog dressed up as Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,
A scream-free visit to Santa
Every year when Nancy Burden of Palos Park decorates her home for Christmas,
You can’t say no to cookie dough
Here’s some great news for raw cookie dough-loving parents everywhere:
Ski north for family fun
Heading to northern Michigan with our best friends, Randy and Ami, and their two kids, Becca and Rob,
There’s something for everyone in Minocqua
While pondering how to describe Minocqua, Wis., I decided to check with my 13-year-old son.
St. Croix is an island retreat for families
Where are three U.S. Virgin Islands, each with its own unique charm. St. Thomas is the cosmopolitan island;
Traveling sometimes requires a backup plan
What I learned on my ski vacation in Aspen, Colo.:
Emerald Coast:‘The perfect family escape’
Looking for a long weekend hideout along 24 miles of sugar-white sands and sparkling emerald waters?