A Little Time and a Keyboard: Wednesday Weekend Windup

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Wednesday Weekend Windup

There is all sorts of holiday fun happening in the burbs this weekend. There are events for Thanksgiving and Christmas as well. I wish that we could slow things down a little and enjoy Thanksgiving but at least all of these events will give the kids a lot to do! Here are some of the cool things we found!

Thursday, November 8 - Sunday, November 11

If you are looking for some unique holiday items or gifts, don't forget about the Arts & Crafts Faire at The Grove in Glenview. Check our previous post for details, costs, etc. as well as our impressions of the fun event.

Friday, November 9

Thanksgiving Family Fun Day at Westfield Hawthorn Mall in Vernon Hills will provide a festive activity for the little ones. From 1:00PM-2:00PM, there will be a story time complete with a snack and a craft. The kids will make a Thanksgiving craft to bring home. The event is free!

Further enjoy Fall at the Old-fashioned Campfire at the Heller Nature Center in Highland Park from 5:30Pm-7:00PM. The event costs $8 pp. There will be games, walks, and marshmallow roasting. You must register by today if you are interestered. For more info, check here.

Santa is arriving at Deer Park Town Center! Free festivities start at 6:00PM and end at 8:30PM. There will be fireworks! There will also be holiday lights and holiday music. The rain date is set for November 10th.

Saturday, November 10

America Recycles Day will be celebrated at Kent Fuller Air Station Prairie in Glenview from 10:00AM-2:00PM. The free festivities will include a free tour of the building to show guests about what makes it eco-friendly. Also, there will be a scavenger hunt and a paper making activity. Check here for more info.

Thanksgiving: The Great American Holiday will be at Naper Settlement from 1:00PM-3:00PM. The event is geared more towards teens and adults. Its purpose is to relate how the holiday and food traditions influence American culture. Participants are encouraged to bring a recipe to share. Registration is necessary and the event costs $12pp. Check here for more information.

Bass Pro Shops in Gurnee will be holding a Preview Night of their Santa's Wonderland from 5PM-8PM. There will be all sorts of fun like free hot chocolate cookies, caroling, and free crafts. Of course, Santa will be present and you may just win a prize! The event is free!

Sunday, November 11

A Thanksgiving Holiday Wreath Workshop will be held on Sunday from 1:00PM-3:00PM at the Elmhurst Historical Museum. The family will be able to make a festive Thanksgiving decoration during the drop-in event. Children must be attended by adults. The cost is $3 per member, $5 per non-member. 


  1. Thanks for the ideas! I just found your blog and I'm so excited to get more ideas for weekends with my little guy. There's also a craft fair at Harper College this weekend that I think I'm going to take him to.

  2. I thought about doing a list of the craft fairs, as well. There are so many of them right now! Thanks for letting us know about the Harper one!

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