Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Wednesday Weekend Windup {What to Do on a Long Weekend!}

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Whoa! There is a lot to do this weekend! If you are not already in the spirit of the season, this weekend will truly launch you in! Here are our picks for the weekend ahead! Gobble, gobble!

Wednesday, November 26:

November 21-January 3 Illumination at the Morton Arboretum. See our previous Illumination post for details and prices (closed Thanksgiving)

November 26 Tree Lighting and Christlkindmarket, Mt. Prospect, 5:00PM-5:30PM tree lighting, enjoy hot cocoa and cookies, market 4:00PM-7:00PM, Village Hall, free!
Thursday, November 27

November 27 Thanksgiving at Pinstripes, 10AM-5PM (kitchen open 11:30AM-3:00PM), reservation recommended

November 27-12/31 South Barrington Lights, 5:00PM-10:00PM, free, amazing display at a home complete with music, check website for details

Friday, November 28

November 28-30 Holiday Store, The Grove, Glenview, purchase items handcrafted by local artists, free!

November 28-30 Christmas Open House, Norton's U.S.A., Barrington, check out made in U.S.A. holiday decor, wrappings, treats and more, sample treats, enjoy warm cider, check out coupon on website, if you use your AMEX on Saturday November 29 you will receive a $20 gift certificate!

November 28-January 3 Wonderland Express at Chicago Botanic Gardens, read previous post

November 28-30 Gingerbread Festival, Downer's Grove, Nov 28 3:15PM storytime at library and tree lighting at 4:30PM, Gingerbreadman hunt, free!

November 28 Elk Grove Village Tree Lighting, Village Green, 4:30PM (lighting at 5:00PM), refreshments, fireworks, Santa arrival, free!

November 28 Tree Lighting at North School Park, Arlington Heights, 4:30PM-5:45PM, a collection of light displays, magnificent for younger children, free!

November 28 WinterFest, Park Ridge, 6PM-9PM, Santa arrives on firetruck, trolleys, crafts, meet Santa at Library's first floor meeting room, free!

November 28-12/31 Lights on Magnolia, Rolling Meadows, synchronized light show, check FB for times, also accepting nonperishable food donations

November 28 Festival of Lights Parade, Crystal Lake, 7PM, free

November 28-December 28 Festival of Lights at Phillip's Park Zoo, Aurora, free

November 28 Light Parade, Wheaton, 6:00PM, tree lighting and parade

Saturday, November 29

November 29-30 Spring Valley Holiday Bazaar, Schaumburg, Vera Meineke Nature Center, 10AM-4PM, shop from hand-crafted items from local artists, free admission!

November 29 Kids Yoga Class, Viva-Ki Yoga, Arlington Heights, 11:30AM-12:30PM, $10 per child, packages available (check schedule before leaving in case of cancellation)

November 29-12/31 Christmas on Tiffany, Schaumburg, 3 different synchronized light shows, check schedule, free

Sunday, November 30

November 30 Frozen Party, Christie's Dairy Delights, Palatine, Frozen Movie at 12PM, princesses, face painting and more after, free!

November 30 Parade of Lights, Naperville, 5PM
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