Black Friday Family Fun (that’s not shopping)


I know there is great tradition and appeal to some in fighting crowds and getting deals on Black Friday. Wouldn’t it be nice to start a new tradition? A day with just parents and kids doing something fun, maybe spontaneous, together as a family?

I’ve gathered up some fun events and activities that families can do together. To get out of the house and ignore the post holiday mess and doesn’t involve taking toddlers to the mall.

Parent Tot Swim Drop-in
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Arctic Splash Aquatic Center {333 West Dundee Rd, Wheeling} Spend quality time with your child in the water and interact with other parents and kids, too. Admission is $3 per adult children 3 and under free.

Drop-in Games and Activities
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Fremont Public Library {1170 North Midlothian Road, Mundelein} Make Black Friday a fun Friday at your library! All ages welcome, children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by a caregiver.

Thanksgiving Family Storytime and Craft
10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Glencoe Public Library (3320 Park Avenue, Glencoe) Children of all ages with parent or caregiver. Drop in for this fun-filled super storytime! Enjoy stories, songs, and a Thanksgiving-themed craft.

Second Annual Grayslake Giving Trees Premiere
12:00 – 8:00 p.m. Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum (164 Hawley St., Grayslake)  the public is invited to the premiere of the second annual Grayslake Giving Trees initiative.  Local non-profit and community organizations will share their message by decorating a tree in accordance with their mission and areas of service.  The public is invited to vote for their favorites with their dollars, with proceeds split between participating agencies and the Grayslake Historical Society.  The museum will also be hosting the Grayslake Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Holiday Market that evening.

Holiday on the Square
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Cook Park (Downtown Libertyville) holiday tree lighting and carol singing. Visit with Santa and experience the warmth of the holiday season.

Bella’s Bouncies is open from 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. for open jump including Black Friday Deals of 10 jump pass for $40 and 5 jump pass for $25.

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Melissa is mom to 4. She used to dream of traveling the world, now she dreams of a clean kitchen. She can be found on most social media sites as @PBinmyHair because with this much hair and four kids, you're bound to find something in it.

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