"Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet shall keep them from making their appointed rounds." That's one thing Chicagoans have in common with the U.S. Postal Service, anyway. We won't let a little winter weather keep us inside, and our fair city obliges with a packed lineup of events.
Families can enjoy winter activities and meet live animals. Activities may include dog sledding demonsrations, live entertainment from the Old Town School of Folk Music, arts and crafts table, toddler zone with outdoor "ice fishing," REI winter activity station, and free snowshoe rental if weather conditions allow. First 500 visitors receive hot cocoa. Dress for the outdoors. Call to confirm scheduled activities.
Watch snow-sculpting teams form "frozen art" from giant blocks of snow. Abstract shapes and whimsical figures take shape under the skilled hands of state teams and high school teams. Walk or drive the one-mile route through the park to see sculptures.
Celebrate the season with carnival games, a snowshoe obstacle course, winter demonstrations, music and a sled decorating contest.