Most of us are not headed to a sunny island retreat or scenic
snow-covered slopes for our holiday break (bummer). However, the
good news is that there is plenty to do right here in Chicago. Save
some cash (without scrimping on fun) by taking advantage of the
many free or inexpensive family events and activities happening
during the holiday season. And don't forget that you can always get
creative and make your own fun at home, too!
Each of the following holiday events or activities will provide a family of four with some seasonal fun for around $10 or less.
Visit Lincoln Park ZooLights to see Santa Claus, enjoy live music and participate in holiday crafts under millions of twinkling lights at this popular annual event. ZooLights takes place on the weekends of Nov. 26-28, Dec. 3-5 and Dec. 10-12 and is open nightly Dec. 17-Jan. 2, with the exception of Dec. 24 and 25. The festivities take place 5-9 p.m. As always, admission is free. You can even download a ZooLights iPhone app or a guide map from the website before you go at lpzoo.org