A Little Time and a Keyboard: Weekend Windup {Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs November 18-20, 2022}

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:


November 11-January 8, 2023 Lightscape at Chicago Botanic Garden, local favorite holiday light show returns, reserve tickets in advance online

Thanksgiving-New Years Naper Lights, Water Street, Naperville, free

Through January 15, 2023 Sentrock: The Boy Who Wanted to Fly, Elmhurst Art Museum, exhibition includes a mural, video projections, a sculpture, paintings, a life-sized bird house and more about the Bird City Saint character and life about Pilsen artist Joseph Perez, included in regular admission

November 18-December 24 Christkindlmarket, RiverEdge, Aurora, Thursdays 11AM-7PM, Fridays, 11AM-9PM, Saturdays and Sundays 11AM-6PM

November 17 - January 7 Illumination at The Morton Arboretum, enjoy a 1-mile walk exploring the trees highlighted with dazzling light and sound displays, nights sell out fast so reserve tickets in advance

December 1 - December 30 Illuminated, Anderson Japanese Gardens, Rockford, see the gardens under a new light for the holidays, admission fees apply

Friday, November 18

November 18 Winter Lights Aurora, starts at 6PM, parade at 6:30PM, fireworks, tree lighting, artisan vendors, roaming costumed characters, live music and more

Saturday, November 19

November 19-20 Artisan Market, Graue Mill, Oakbrook, 10AM-5PM

November 19-20 S'more Fullersburg Fun, Fullersburg Woods, Oakbrook, 10AM-11AM, celebrate autumn with drumming and by making s'mores, $5 pp, must register

November 19 McHenry Downtown Holiday Walk, 1PM-10PM, visit Santa in the gazebo 1PM-4PM, at 5PM Santa flips the switch to turn on the village holiday lights, living windows from 4PM-7PM, more

November 19 The Heart of the Holidays, The Lot, Highland Park, 2PM-4PM, festive entertainment and holiday treats as you explore local businesses

November 19-20 Make Glass Icicles/Ornaments, Patterson Glass, Mundelein, $40 flat or twisted, $75 blown, please reserve space

Sunday, November 20

November 20 Nocturnal Hunters - Owls, River Trail Nature Center, Northbrook, 1:30PM, learn about the attributes of owls that make them unique and interesting

November 20 Bensenville Tree Lighting, 4:45PM holiday car parade and Santa arrival, tree lighting at 7PM

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