Fun activity ideas for the upcoming New Year's weekend!
November 18 - January 2 Illumination at Morton Arboretum, a light show in the trees, interactive displays and more, check website for more description on prices and times, purchase tickets in advance
November 25-December 30 Festival of Lights Cosley Zoo Wheaton; 3PM-9PM, 20,000 twinkling lights transform the zoo with displays; Christmas tree sale as well; free; closed Christmas Eve and Christmas
Now - December 31 Age of the Dinosaurs Exhibit, Northbrook Court Mall, Northbrook, lifelike moving and roaring exhibits, hands-on fun, $6 pp, purchase tickets on Eventbrite, check times
November 25-January 2 Wonderland Express, Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, Ticket Price Member/Nonmember: Adults: $11/$13Seniors 62+: $8/$10Children 3 - 12: $8/$10 Children 2 and under are free. Tuesdays are half-priceHalf-price Tuesdays are sponsored by Grainger. Parking $25. Check website for more info, closed dates, buying tickets and more
Thursday, December 29:
Road Trip: December 29 Not So Frosty Fest, Kenosha Public Museum, 1PM-4PM, grab your Hawaiian shirt for a heat wave at the museum, erupt a volcano, dissect a flower, learn about coral reefs and more, free
December 29 "Bone" Appetit at Trailside Museum of Natural History in River Forest: at 1PM, see naturalist feed outdoor resident animals and learn about them; afterwards check out the museum.
December 30 A Day at the Races at Arlington Heights Memorial Library - December 30 10:30AM-11:30AM, create a car from Legos and race, drop in
Saturday, December 31:
December 31 Itsy Bitsy New Year's Eve Countdown, The Sport Center, Schaumburg, 10AM-12PM, inflatables, ride on toys, activities, balloon drop, preregister $10/$15 per family, $15/$20 day off
December 31 Happy Noon Year's Eve Party, Glenview, 10:30AM-12PM, $10 per child, ages 3-9, face painting, bouncy house, balloon drop and more, must register
December 31 Winter Walk, Crabtree Nature Center, Barrington, 1PM, free
December 31 New Year's Eve Skate, Orbit, Palatine, young families 12PM-4PM, all ages 6PM-10PM, balloon drops, pizza buffet, glow stuff, young families $15 pp advanced and $20 at door -- 3 and under free, all ages time $20 pp and $25 at door
December 31 Family New Year's Eve Party, The Pavilion, Elk Grove Village, 3PM-6PM, carousel rides, jumps 'n jiggles, swimming, ice cream sundaes and more, $6 if you purchase tickets at The Pavilion by 12/30/16, $12 12/31/16