Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Fun in the Snow}

Image via Atomische & Tom Giebel

Whoa! Weekend ahead! Looking for some fun ideas for the family? We have rounded up some picks for this weekend:

Friday, February 6
  • February 6-8 Once Upon A Time Ice Sculpture Festival, Downer's Grove, live ice sculpting 5:30PM Fri, 11AM-3PM Sat & Sun, Ronald McDonald Magic Show 11:30AM Sat, shopping and dining specials, teen film festival Sat, free admission

Saturday, February 7
  • February 7 Winter Farmers Market, Morton Grove, 9AM-2PM, two dozen vendors selling food, decor and gifts, kids activities upstairs, free admission
  • February 7-8 Enchanted Railroad at Morton Arboretum: Free with admission: winter rates are $9/adult, $8/senior, $6/child, get timed ticket for Enchanted Railroad at Visitor's Center. Also, take advantage of snowshoe and cross country ski rentals while we have snow on the ground!
  • February 7 Indoor Farmer's Market, Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Arlington Heights, 9AM-1PM, winter available produce, salsa, honey, tea, cheese, baked goods, pest, soups, natural beauty products, yarn and more from local and small farmers, free admission
  • February 7 Nature Discovery Day, Heller Nature Center, Highland Park, 10AM-12PM, check out nature classrooms, create a craft, learn about nature, view live animals, roast a marshmallow, sledding, cross-country skiing, free, no registration necessary.
  • February 7 Winterfest, Lake Katherine, Palos Heights, 12PM-4PM, hayrides, crafts, face-painting, snowshoeing, friends from Big Run Wolf Ranch, $5 pp, free for kids under 3
  • February 7 Frostival, Oakton Sports Complex, Park Ridge, 11AM-2PM, snow golf, sledding, family snowman building competition, craft stations, cookie decorating, hot cocoa and snacks, free admission but a small fee for some activities
Sunday, February 8
  • February 8 Great Midwestern Train Show, DuPage County Fair Grounds, Wheaton, 9:30AM-3:00PM, average of 180 exhibitors at each show with all sorts of different train sizes and setups, $7 pp, kids 12 and under free, may be a coupon online
  • February 8 FREEze Day at Brookfield Zoo, 10AM-4PM, dog sledding demos, winter weaving craft, birds of prey talks, free admission, parking fees still apply
There's more.....How about snowshoeing? Check out our list of places to snowshoe in the Chicago suburbs!

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