A Little Time and a Keyboard

12 Ways to Celebrate an Old Fashioned Christmas in the Chicago Suburbs and Nearby

Sunday, December 4, 2022

 

12 Ways to Celebrate an Old Fashioned Christmas in the Chicago Suburbs and Nearby

Step Back in Time at These Warm and Jolly Holiday Events

There is just something so truly delightful and warm about reveling a bit in Christmas past. I love a good old fashioned Christmas experience. It just warms the heart! Plus, some of our local historic homes are just absolutely breathtaking in Christmas decor. I have put together a few of these experiences happening this year so you can enjoy a bit of the holiday spirit of yesteryear:

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Weekend Windup {Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs December 2-4, 2022}

Thursday, December 1, 2022

 

Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs December 2-4, 2022

Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs December 2-4, 2022

Holiday fun is in full swing! There are plenty of opportunities for fun this weekend. Check out my special picks:

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Wrapped in Holiday Cheer During Durkee Mansion Historic Holiday and the Kemper Center Gallery of Trees in Kenosha, Wisconsin

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

 

Wrapped in Holiday Cheer During Durkee Mansion Historic Holiday and the Kemper Center Gallery of Trees in Kenosha, Wisconsin

Christmas Magic and History at Durkee Mansion and Kemper Center in Kenosha

Experiencing the Durkee Mansion's Historic Holiday and Kemper Center's Gallery of Trees wrapped us in the magic of the holidays. We definitely had to check out every sparkle and special detail during our recent visit.  Enjoy a little splendor of this Kenosha holiday tradition:

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2022 Holiday Light Shows in the Chicago Suburbs Including Large Scale and Awesome Home Displays

Saturday, November 26, 2022

2022 Holiday Light Shows in the Chicago Suburbs Including Large Scale and Awesome Home Displays

Holiday Light Shows and Awesome Home Displays in the Chicago Suburbs 2022 

Sparkling, breathtaking light displays have popped up all over just to warm our hearts this holiday season. I am thrilled to bring you my 2022 list of local Holiday Light Shows and Awesome Home Displays. I will be adding to this list throughout the season.
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It Runs In The Family at Citadel Theatre Delights with an Evening of Superb Acting and Hilarious Scenarios

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

 

It Runs In The Family at Citadel Theatre Delights with an Evening of Superb Acting and Hilarious Scenarios

Enjoy Fantastic Acting and a Hysterical Storyline during It Runs In The Family

**Disclosure: I did receive complimentary tickets to bring you this review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own.

A trip to the theatre is such a special holiday season tradition. We began our holiday celebrations this year with a visit to the Citadel Theatre in Lake Forest for the opening weekend of It Runs In The Family. This is the second production that we have watched at the Citadel Theatre and this performance was just as fantastic as the last. If you are looking for a high-quality show, the Citadel Theatre is the place to go!

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Floating Into The Holidays During HARMONIX Brings You A Very Cool Yule In Kenosha, Wisconsin

Saturday, November 19, 2022

 

Floating Into The Holidays During HARMONIX Brings You A Very Cool Yule In Kenosha

HARMONIX Brings You A Very Cool Yule Will Have You Dancing And Singing Your Way Into The Holidays

**Disclosure: I attended a complimentary preview in order to share this review with you. All opinions are 100% my own.

An early holiday performance of Harmonix Brings You A Very Cool Yule at the Wyndham Garden - Kenosha Harborside lifted my spirits and floated me straight into the holiday season. The energetic a cappella group had the audience bopping to familiar tunes from start to finish. The show was such a merry way to start the holidays!

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Weekend Windup {Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs November 18-20, 2022}

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs November 18-20, 2022

 Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs November 18-20, 2022

Holiday lights are starting to sparkle! We have some wonderful festive weekends ahead! Here are my picks for fun in the Chicago suburbs this weekend as we start to get excited for Thanksgiving:

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Late Fall Hike at Pleasant Valley Conservation Area

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

 

Late Fall Hike at Pleasant Valley Conservation Area in Woodstock, IL

Recently, we hiked at McHenry County Conservation District's second-largest preserve, Pleasant Valley Conservation Area, near Woodstock, Illinois. I had heard a number of good things about Pleasant Valley so it has been on my list for a while. I am glad that we finally had an opportunity to explore this wonderful preserve!

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