Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Holiday Fun and Sweet Memories Ahead}

Illumination lights up nature at the Morton Arboretum this holiday!

Happy holiday season my friends! I hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving! There are really some great events this weekend. Here are my picks!
  • 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; here is a sneak peek:
  • November 25-December 24 Christkindlmarket Naper Settlement, Naperville; Thursdays - Sundays November 25-December 18; every day December 19-24; free admission; also check out Naper Lights at Naper Settlement
  • November 25-December 27 It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, Metropolis, Arlington Heights, $30 per person, $15 per student, see website for more info
  • 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
  • November 25-January 2 Wonderland Express, Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, Ticket Price Member/Nonmember: Adults:  $11/$13 Seniors 62+: $8/$10 Children 3 - 12: $8/$10 Children 2 and under are free. Tuesdays are half-price  Half-price Tuesdays are sponsored by Grainger. Parking $25. Check website for more info, closed dates, buying tickets and more
Thursday, November 24:
Friday, November 25:
  • November 25-27 Holiday Shop, The Grove, Glenview, 10AM-5PM, shop products from local crafters, free
  • November 25-27 Make Your Own Glass Ornament or Window Sparkler, Patterson Glass Works, Mundelein, 10AM-4PM, first come, first serve basis, $25 pp 
  • November 25-27 Gingerbread Festival, Downer's Grove, tree lighting November 25, carriage rides, Gingerbread hunt and more, see website for times
  • November 25 Tree Lighting, North School Park, Arlington Heights, 4PM-9PM, live music & entertainment, tree lighting, free trolley 4PM-8PM to museum to see Festival of Wreaths, complimentary glow sticks, free
  • November 25 Festival of Lights Parade Crystal Lake; 7PM-8PM; kick off the holiday season with a light parade; free
Saturday, November 26:
Sunday, November 27:
  • November 27 Feeder Watching, River Trail Nature Center, Northbrook,at 10:00AM and 1:30PM, enjoy watching birds from inside, beginners welcome, free
  • Also, Glass Ornament, Holiday Shop, Holiday Sweets, Holiday Bazaar and Gingerbread Festival from above.

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