Winter 2010

Going Places magazine

Kids visit with Santa at the 900 Shops on Michigan Avenue.

Ever seen a collie pirouette? You will in dog-speckled "Nutcracker" in Downers Grove

The canine version of "The Nutcracker" is performed by the PAWSitive Therapy Troupe. The production includes 29 working dogs of all different breeds, which spend months practicing their spins and dances.  Read...

 

"Pinkalicious" speaks to parents of picky kids

As the show's name implies, this production is heaven for little pink-loving girls.  Read...

 

This holiday season, give a gift that can't be wrapped

This holiday season give your child the gift of cute creature encounters. You’re sure to surprise them with a gift that’s not only educational, but one they’ll remember a lot longer than the latest hot toy. Read...

 

New art studio opens in Chicago

From color combinations to different media, kids never create the same thing twice at The Color Wheel, a new art studio for kids. Read...

 

Four Seasons in Chicago offers luxury, relaxation and sundaes

The Chicago hotel's Magnificent Mile location, gorgeous rooms and unparalleled service make it a dream destination for a weekend in the city. And, fortunately for local families, Four Seasons extends all its niceties to children as well as adults. Read...

 

Northern Michigan for skiers isn't Colorado, but it's a good local option

What we Midwesterners think of as ski mountains are nothing more than molehills to families who ski out west. But if you lack the time or cash required to take the family to Colorado or beyond, northern Michigan is a reasonable, affordable alternative.  Read...

 

Bring the holiday history to life in Dearborn, Mich.

The folks at Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Mich., know how to make history fun for kids-lots of costumed "interpreters" staying in character to talk about their lives in a small, turn-of-the-last-century village.  Read...

 

How about a white (sand) Christmas in Florida?

Those of us who have always spent our winter holidays in Chicago can't imagine not having a white Christmas. But when the wind starts to blow, imagine standing on the sandy white beaches of the Florida panhandle.  Read...

 
 







 
 
 
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