We do our best to provide the most relevant and timely information to our readers, but please confirm dates, times, and availability before attending an event.

Events are posted on Little Lake County from information found on, but not limited to, attraction sites, government city sites; as well as submissions from individual attractions, press releases, and PR firms. All events are subject to change without notice and Little Lake County cannot be held responsible.

Little Lake County loves hearing about events!!  Events must be low cost or free and for kids, families or parents. Events must not require pre-registration to attend, and must welcome walk-ins. To submit your event for the calendar please click the green +Post Your Event button on the calendar below.

Questions about the calendar? Please contact Melissa.

{TR} = Ticket Required – this are free events that require a ticket, generally they are handed out just prior to the event.

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Sensory Sensitive Sundays at Chuck E. Cheese 9:00 am
Sensory Sensitive Sundays at Chuck E. Cheese @ Chuck E. Cheese - Vernon Hills
Dec 1 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Chuck E. Cheese is proud to support families who have children with autism and other special needs. We offer a sensory-friendly experience on the first Sunday of every month at participating locations, opening our stores [...]
Toddler Open Gym 10:00 am
Toddler Open Gym @ Hunt Club Community Center
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Toddler Open Gym Day Pass: $4 residents, $5 non-residents 10 punch card pass $35 residents, $44 non residents. Fee is per child, parents are free. Toddler Open Gym is specially designed for children ages 0-5 [...]
Soothing Santa 10:30 am
Soothing Santa @ Hawthorn Mall
Dec 1 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Soothing Santa is a sensory-friendly opportunity for children with all spectrum’s of special needs to enjoy the time-honored tradition of the Santa Photo Experience with their family in a calming environment prior to public hours. [...]
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Dec 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Truncated version – Marsh tour only – BUT we will talk about Volo Bog and bogs in general. Saturday & Sunday 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.    Saturday & Sunday Our one-hour public tours of Volo Bog are “Truncated.” We’ll [...]
Family Open Gym 12:00 pm
Family Open Gym @ Wheeling Community Recreation Center Gym
Dec 1 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
For families with children ages 10 and younger. Spend time with your family in the new Wheeling Park District gymnasium. Children must be accompanied by an adult. *Check the Park District calendar before heading out, [...]
Fox Lake Santa House 12:00 pm
Fox Lake Santa House @ Millennium Park
Dec 1 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Santa is coming back to Fox Lake, IL! He will be at Millennium Park located at 6 Rollins Road, Fox Lake, IL. Come visit his Santa House, and tell him what toys you would like [...]
Winter Homes 1:00 pm
Winter Homes @ Crabtree Nature Center
Dec 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Where do animals go during winter? Learn about winter homes of animals, then go outside to build a shelter.
Open Swim 1:30 pm
Open Swim @ Buffalo Grove High School
Dec 1 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Pool Closures The Buffalo Grove High School Natatorium closures will be posted at the pool and on the Aquatics page of our website at bgparks.org. Daily entry is $6 during public hours Aquatics Hotline: 847.235.6857 [...]
Waukegan Public Library’s Free Family Movie Series 1:30 pm
Waukegan Public Library’s Free Family Movie Series @ Waukegan Public Library
Dec 1 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Come join the Waukegan Public Library for a family movie! September 15:  Atletico San Pancho September 22: The Kid Who Would Be King September 29: Wonder Park October 6: Selena October 13: Hotel Transylvania II October 20: Goosebumps II October [...]
Los Bilingüitos Storytime 3:30 pm
Los Bilingüitos Storytime @ Waukegan Public Library
Dec 1 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Kids ages 4 to 7 will give their imaginations a workout, listening to stories, singing songs and creating craft projects in the art center. Niños de 4 a 7 años trabajarán con sus imaginaciones, escuchando [...]
Mellody Farm Tree Lighting Festival 6:00 pm
Mellody Farm Tree Lighting Festival @ Mellody Farm
Dec 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Celebrate the holiday season with a Tree Lighting Ceremony at Mellody Farm. There will be hot cocoa, live music, photo opportunities with Santa and more!
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Parent/Tot Gym 9:00 am
Parent/Tot Gym @ Sullivan Community Center Gym
Dec 2 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Let your kids burn off that extra energy this winter at the Sullivan Community Center. You and your child will enjoy a variety of toys including balls, big wheels, scooters, hula hoops, push toys, and small basketball [...]
Toddler Open Gym 9:00 am
Toddler Open Gym @ Hunt Club Community Center
Dec 2 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Toddler Open Gym Day Pass: $4 residents, $5 non-residents 10 punch card pass $35 residents, $44 non residents. Fee is per child, parents are free. Toddler Open Gym is specially designed for children ages 0-5 [...]
Baby & Me with Advocate Lutheran General Hospital 9:30 am
Baby & Me with Advocate Lutheran General Hospital @ Kohl Children's Museum
Dec 2 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Baby & Me Baby & Me is a networking group for parents and their children up to 12 months, to come and meet others in your position – not just first time parents, but all [...]
Family story time at Aspen Drive 10:00 am
Family story time at Aspen Drive @ Cook Memorial Public Library District - Aspen Drive Library
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Family Story Times are lively and fun caregiver/child-shared play-based education programs. Stories, songs, rhymes, and movement are intentionally chosen to strengthen language development during the First Five Years of life. We sing, read, play, talk, [...]
Family Storytme Drop-in 10:00 am
Family Storytme Drop-in @ Grayslake Area Public Library
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
All Ages | DROP IN Stories, songs, crafts, and fun! All ages will enjoy this special time reading about something new each week.
Monday Morning Stories 10:00 am
Monday Morning Stories @ Fox Lake District Library
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Wake up, it’s morning! Start the week off right with rhymes, silly songs, and stories at Monday Morning Stories! The first and third program of each month will include a craft, while the second and [...]
My Yoga Time 10:45 am
My Yoga Time @ Highland Park Public Library
Dec 2 @ 10:45 am – 11:15 am
Children ages 3-6 are invited to stretch, breathe and move at their very own yoga time. Our friends from Banner Day Camp will be here to lead this introductory practice. Please drop in, no need [...]
Preschool Open Gym 11:00 am
Preschool Open Gym @ Wauconda Community Center
Dec 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Come for open play at the Community Center Gym. During this unstructured play, children can socialize through group and parallel play. This is the perfect time for you and your child to meet your friends [...]
Preschool Story Time at Kohl Children’s Museum 11:00 am
Preschool Story Time at Kohl Children’s Museum @ Kohl Children's Museum
Dec 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Story Time takes place every Monday at 11 a.m. Walk into the pages of a different book every two weeks with our interactive storytelling led by Museum professionals. Pre-school age stories on Mondays at 11 a.m. are chosen [...]
Coworking + Childcare at Dayhouse Coworking 2:00 pm
Coworking + Childcare at Dayhouse Coworking @ Dayhouse Coworking
Dec 2 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
PARENTS! Dayhouse Coworking knows how hard it is to get things done with a little one orbiting you like a satellite. Their founder Jen once counted an interruption every 45 seconds. That is not an [...]
Family Storytime 5:30 pm
Family Storytime @ Round Lake Area Public Library
Dec 2 @ 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm
Delight and stimulate your child’s senses through books, rhymes, music, movement and a craft. First come, first serve.
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Coworking + Childcare at Dayhouse Coworking 9:00 am
Coworking + Childcare at Dayhouse Coworking @ Dayhouse Coworking
Dec 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
PARENTS! Dayhouse Coworking knows how hard it is to get things done with a little one orbiting you like a satellite. Their founder Jen once counted an interruption every 45 seconds. That is not an [...]
Rockin’ Tots 9:00 am
Rockin’ Tots @ Rockin' Jump
Dec 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
We understand trampolines are fun but big kids and toddlers don’t always mix. Rockin’ Tots offers a dedicated time when parents can have fun with their smaller children while socializing with their friends in a [...]
Baby Story Time at Aspen Drive 9:30 am
Baby Story Time at Aspen Drive @ Cook Memorial Public Library District - Aspen Drive Library
Dec 3 @ 9:30 am – 10:25 am
Babies’ brains are wired for learning. Because language acquisition starts at birth, Baby Story Time focuses on activities that will stimulate their brain development. The emphasis is on caregiver-child interaction as we guide you through [...]
Tot Open Gym 9:30 am
Tot Open Gym @ Grayslake Recreation Center
Dec 3 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Ages: Walking through 6 years with adult The Park District supplies all you need to have fun with your little one in the Recreation Center Gym! Tot Open Gym is a great way for toddlers [...]
Active Tots Time 10:00 am
Active Tots Time @ X-Factor Trampoline
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Come and enjoy 180 minutes of Tots Time
Craft and Storytime 10:00 am
Craft and Storytime @ North Chicago Public Library
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Story Time and Craft. All ages
Lights, Action, CRAFT 10:00 am
Lights, Action, CRAFT @ Fox Lake District Library
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Breaking the mold of traditional storytimes by adding interactive activities, a short film & a craft!
Preschool Playdate 10:00 am
Preschool Playdate @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Toddlers! Come to the library for active play! Strengthen and develop your motor skills with hands-on exploration. Parents and caretakers can chat with each other.
Two-Year-Old Storytime 10:15 am
Two-Year-Old Storytime @ Waukegan Public Library
Dec 3 @ 10:15 am – 10:30 am
Toddlers love to move, so we’ve designed a lively storytime just for them! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs and rhythm activities.   For children ages 2 to 2 1/2 years-old. Location: Early Learning Center (Lower [...]
Parent/Child Open Gym 10:30 am
Parent/Child Open Gym @ Centennial Ice Arena
Dec 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Centennial Gymnastics also offers open gym time weekly for ages 1 1/2-6 years old, and offers a gymnastic practice session weekly for those enrolled in classes.  Open Gym [Parent/Child Ages 1 1/2-6] Tuesday 10:30 a.m. [...]
Storytime Tuesdays with Sharon at “Wiggly Field” 10:30 am
Storytime Tuesdays with Sharon at “Wiggly Field” @ Barbara's Bookstore
Dec 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Reading to young children affects their brain activity and may just give them that boost they need to support and promote their early reading skills. Research shows that specific areas of the brain are affected [...]
Preschool Storytime 10:45 am
Preschool Storytime @ Waukegan Public Library
Dec 3 @ 10:45 am – 11:15 am
Stop by with your preschooler for stories and songs.   For children ages 3, 4, and 5 Location: Early Learning Center (Lower Level)
American Eagles Gymnastics Open Gym 11:00 am
American Eagles Gymnastics Open Gym @ American Eagles Gymnastics
Dec 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Open Gym Schedule-  Cost is $5 per hour Tuesdays from 11:00am to 12:00pm  Starting Aug 19th Thursday from 10-11am Fridays Session 1 7:00pm – 8:00pm Starting Aug 23rd An adult must accompany children age 5 and under. [...]
Baby Storytime 11:00 am
Baby Storytime @ Grayslake Area Public LIbrary,
Dec 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
0-18 MONTHS | DROP IN Get out of the house with baby! Bring your newborn to 18-month-old to the library for a fun storytime including songs, parachute play, bubbles, and more!
Toddler Open Gym 11:00 am
Toddler Open Gym @ Hunt Club Community Center
Dec 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Toddler Open Gym Day Pass: $4 residents, $5 non-residents 10 punch card pass $35 residents, $44 non residents. Fee is per child, parents are free. Toddler Open Gym is specially designed for children ages 0-5 [...]
Ozobot Class 3:00 pm
Ozobot Class @ North Chicago Public Library
Dec 3 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Ozobot class is a fun way to teach your children the basics of coding! Ozobots are a tiny robot toy that your children can “train” to move in basic patterns. Space is limited. For [...]
Special Needs Family Night 4:00 pm
Special Needs Family Night @ Rockin' Jump - Buffalo Grove
Dec 3 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
he FIRST TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH is SPECIAL NEEDS FAMILY NIGHT! 4 PM – 8 PM Sensory Friendly Environment for our special guests! $15 Admission for Unlimited Jump Chaperones jump for FREE Click HERE to [...]
Tinker Tuesday 4:00 pm
Tinker Tuesday @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Dec 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Invent like Edison, create like Kandinsky, and use your noodle like Newton.  Tinker Tuesday offers fun activities for kids and adults working together in our makerspace-The Sandbox.  You will have the chance to explore, experiment and [...]
Spanish Preschool Storytime: Ven Bailalo 6:00 pm
Spanish Preschool Storytime: Ven Bailalo @ Round Lake Area Public Library
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Toda la familia están bienvenidos a venir con su niño/a prescolar para la hora del cuento en español. Disfruta de cuentos, canciones, rimas y diversión. Tus niños podrán repasar las formas, los colores, y números [...]
Tuck-me-in Tales 6:30 pm
Tuck-me-in Tales @ Vernon Area Public Library District
Dec 3 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Ages 0-6 with an adult. Free. Drop-in. Dress in pajamas, snuggle with your stuffed animal, and wind down from the day with books, songs, and rhymes. This program is free and open to ages 0-6 years with an [...]
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Rockin’ Tots 9:00 am
Rockin’ Tots @ Rockin' Jump
Dec 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
We understand trampolines are fun but big kids and toddlers don’t always mix. Rockin’ Tots offers a dedicated time when parents can have fun with their smaller children while socializing with their friends in a [...]
Baby Rhyme Storytime 9:30 am
Baby Rhyme Storytime @ Vernon Area Public Library District
Dec 4 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Ages 0-14 months with an adult. Free. Ticket required. Reading starts at birth! Miss Kelsey guides you and your baby through research-based activities and books that promote reading readiness. Best for infants, crawlers, and beginning [...]
Baby Story Time at Cook Park Library 9:30 am
Baby Story Time at Cook Park Library @ Cook Memorial Public Library District - Cook Park Library
Dec 4 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
Babies’ brains are wired for learning. Because language acquisition starts at birth, Baby Story Time focuses on activities that will stimulate their brain development. The emphasis is on caregiver-child interaction as we guide you through [...]
Playtime with Littles 9:30 am
Playtime with Littles @ Fox Lake District Library
Dec 4 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Drop-in at this child led unstructured play for babies through 2 year old with a caregiver in the Children’s Activity Center. Meet other parents and caregivers for playtime and socializing. We have music, play mats, [...]
Toddler Storytime 9:30 am
Toddler Storytime @ Round Lake Area Public Library
Dec 4 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
Delight and stimulate your child’s senses through books, rhymes, music, movement and a craft. First come, first serve.
New Parents & Babies Playgroup 10:00 am
New Parents & Babies Playgroup @ Vernon Area Public Library District,
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
 Ages 0-14 months with an adult. Free. Drop-in. Meet other caregivers in this casual playdate that takes place between our Rhythm & Rhyme storytimes for babies. Swap stories and find support while tots play and [...]
Twice As Nice Mother & Child Mobile Diaper Pantry 10:00 am
Twice As Nice Mother & Child Mobile Diaper Pantry @ Warren Newport Public Library,
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Twice as Nice Mother & Child Mobile Diaper Pantry will provide families struggling to afford diapers for their children with FREE disposable diapers and wipes. Event held in library parking lot. Registration with Twice [...]
Wee Wanderer Wednesdays 10:00 am
Wee Wanderer Wednesdays @ Crabtree Nature Center
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Join us for a special program for little naturalists. For children ages 2-6 with a caregiver. Experience nature through storytelling, music, play, and art! We’ll spend some time outdoors if weather permits, so dress accordingly. [...]
Drop-in Storytime 10:30 am
Drop-in Storytime @ Deerfield Public Library
Dec 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Enjoy stories, songs, and fingerplays in this drop-in storytime for all ages.
Wednesday Storytime at Deerfield Square 10:30 am
Wednesday Storytime at Deerfield Square @ Barnes & Noble Deerfield
Dec 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Join Barnes & Noble Deerfield Square every Wednesday at 10:30am in the Kids’ Department on the Hundred Acre Wood stage for Storytime. Fun for ages 2 through 8.
Baby Rhyme Storytime 11:00 am
Baby Rhyme Storytime @ Vernon Area Public Library District
Dec 4 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
:  Ages 0-14 months with an adult. Free. Ticket required. Reading starts at birth! Miss Kelsey guides you and your baby through research-based activities and books that promote reading readiness. Best for infants, crawlers, and [...]
Music and Movement Class 11:00 am
Music and Movement Class @ David Adler Music and Arts Center
Dec 4 @ 11:00 am
Just like our Baroque to Baby series, but with a (yoga) twist! Join us for a baby-friendly movement class, led by Eunice Yu. This hour long interactive class is designed to encourage parents and caretakers [...]
Parent/Tot Time Out 11:00 am
Parent/Tot Time Out @ Lindenhurst Park District Community Center Gym
Dec 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
  This program is for you if you need to get out of the house, meet other parents and let your children burn off some excess energy! Equipment such as balls, mats, toys, and more [...]
Preschool Open Gym 11:00 am
Preschool Open Gym @ Wauconda Community Center
Dec 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Come for open play at the Community Center Gym. During this unstructured play, children can socialize through group and parallel play. This is the perfect time for you and your child to meet your friends [...]
Wonderful 1’s & 2’s Storytime 11:00 am
Wonderful 1’s & 2’s Storytime @ Grayslake Area Public Library
Dec 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
AGES 1-2 | DROP IN Singing, dancing, bubbles, and crafts are all part of this active storytime, designed for walking one and two-year-old children and their caregivers.
Parent/Child Open Gym 11:15 am
Parent/Child Open Gym @ Centennial Ice Arena
Dec 4 @ 11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Centennial Gymnastics also offers open gym time weekly for ages 1.5-5 years old with a parent.  Open Gym Times: Tuesday 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Wednesday 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 a.m.
Drop-in Storytime 1:00 pm
Drop-in Storytime @ Deerfield Public Library
Dec 4 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Enjoy stories, songs, and fingerplays in this drop-in storytime for all ages.
Science Sleuths 2:30 pm
Science Sleuths @ Kohl Children\'s Museum
Dec 4 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Science Sleuths lets children become little scientists as they study evidence, make predictions, and test their hypotheses with the guidance of a Museum educator or local professional. Programming takes place approximately every other Wednesday from 2:30 [...]
Tree Trimming Party 2:30 pm
Tree Trimming Party @ Lake Forest Library
Dec 4 @ 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm
‘Tis the season to deck the Library halls with homemade ornaments. Make ornaments to hang on the Library tree and take home.
Kid’s Only Holiday Shop 3:00 pm
Kid’s Only Holiday Shop @ Gorton Community Center
Dec 4 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
A community favorite, our Kids Only Holiday Shop allows children ages 4-10 to conduct holiday shopping without mom or dad! Santa’s Helpers will escort your child through the boutique, visiting local vendors and talented artisans [...]
Story Time for K-3 at Kohl Children’s Museum 3:30 pm
Story Time for K-3 at Kohl Children’s Museum @ Kohl Children's Museum
Dec 4 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Early elementary age appropriate stories on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. are chosen based on age appropriateness but all ages are welcome to attend. September 4, September 11, September 18, September 25: Little Skink’s Tail by Janet Halfman While [...]
Sphero Ball Programming 4:00 pm
Sphero Ball Programming @ North Chicago Public Library
Dec 4 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
We’ve added Sphero Balls to our coding activities! Have your child learn coding by programming these small robotic balls to do simple tasks. For grades 4-8.
Kids Cook! 5:00 pm
Kids Cook! @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Dec 4 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join Miss Monica from the University of Illinois Extension as you make your own fun and healthy snacks! Then we will enjoy some interactive games together! Space is limited so arriving early or on time is [...]
Family Storytme Drop-in 6:00 pm
Family Storytme Drop-in @ Grayslake Area Public Library
Dec 4 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
ALL AGES | DROP IN Stories, singing, crafts and more! The entire family is invited to enjoy these special storytimes. Children younger than age 3 must be accompanied by an adult.  
Preschool Storytime 6:00 pm
Preschool Storytime @ Round Lake Area Public Library
Dec 4 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Delight and stimulate your child’s senses through books, rhymes, music, movement and a craft. First come, first serve.
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Parent/Tot Gym 9:00 am
Parent/Tot Gym @ Sullivan Community Center Gym
Dec 5 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Let your kids burn off that extra energy this winter at the Sullivan Community Center. You and your child will enjoy a variety of toys including balls, big wheels, scooters, hula hoops, push toys, and small basketball [...]
Rockin’ Tots 9:00 am
Rockin’ Tots @ Rockin' Jump
Dec 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
We understand trampolines are fun but big kids and toddlers don’t always mix. Rockin’ Tots offers a dedicated time when parents can have fun with their smaller children while socializing with their friends in a [...]
Toddler Open Gym 9:00 am
Toddler Open Gym @ Hunt Club Community Center
Dec 5 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Toddler Open Gym Day Pass: $4 residents, $5 non-residents 10 punch card pass $35 residents, $44 non residents. Fee is per child, parents are free. Toddler Open Gym is specially designed for children ages 0-5 [...]
Parent and Tot Drop-in 9:15 am
Parent and Tot Drop-in @ Jewett Park Community Center - Pine A
Dec 5 @ 9:15 am – 11:15 am
Enjoy dropping in and interacting with other parents and childcare providers, while your child plays with other children. A great way to form lasting friendships. Our awesome classroom has a play kitchen, climbing toys, puzzles and games. Simple craft [...]
Parent-Tot Playtime 9:30 am
Parent-Tot Playtime @ Round Lake Area Park District
Dec 5 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
More than just an open gym, this playtime will cover the use of many manipulative play items such as balls, building blocks, trucks, and trains, and small interactive games like bowling, magnetic fishing, etc.
Tot Open Gym 9:30 am
Tot Open Gym @ Grayslake Recreation Center
Dec 5 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Ages: Walking through 6 years with adult The Park District supplies all you need to have fun with your little one in the Recreation Center Gym! Tot Open Gym is a great way for toddlers [...]
Active Tots Time 10:00 am
Active Tots Time @ X-Factor Trampoline
Dec 5 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Come and enjoy 180 minutes of Tots Time
American Eagles Gymnastics Open Gym 10:00 am
American Eagles Gymnastics Open Gym @ American Eagles Gymnastics
Dec 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Open Gym Schedule-  Cost is $5 per hour Tuesdays from 11:00am to 12:00pm  Starting Aug 19th- Thursday from 10-11am Fridays Session 1 7:00pm – 8:00pm Starting Aug 23rd An adult must accompany children age 5 and under. [...]
Craft and Storytime 10:00 am
Craft and Storytime @ North Chicago Public Library
Dec 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Story Time and Craft. All ages
Family Story Time at Cook Park Library 10:00 am
Family Story Time at Cook Park Library @ Cook Memorial Public Library District
Dec 5 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Family Story Times are lively and fun caregiver/child shared play-based education programs. Stories, songs, rhymes, and movement are intentionally chosen to strengthen language development during the First Five Years of life. We sing, read, play, [...]
Family Storytme Drop-in 10:00 am
Family Storytme Drop-in @ Grayslake Area Public Library
Dec 5 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
All Ages | DROP IN Stories, songs, crafts, and fun! All ages will enjoy this special time reading about something new each week.
Stories and More 10:00 am
Stories and More @ Fox Lake District Library
Dec 5 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Stories and more for 3-5 year old’s with their caregiver in the Children’s Activity Center at 10.  
Babies and Books 10:15 am
Babies and Books @ Waukegan Public Library
Dec 5 @ 10:15 am – 10:30 am
Help your infant (6 to 23 months) develop new learning skills and sensory awareness by exploring books, singing songs and trying fun new activities together. Location: Early Learning Center (Lower Level)
Preschool Storytime 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime @ Round Lake Area Public Library
Dec 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Delight and stimulate your child’s senses through books, rhymes, music, movement and a craft. First come, first serve.
Preschool Storytime 10:45 am
Preschool Storytime @ Waukegan Public Library
Dec 5 @ 10:45 am – 11:15 am
Stop by with your preschooler for stories and songs.   For children ages 3, 4, and 5 Location: Early Learning Center (Lower Level)
Toddler Time 11:00 am
Toddler Time @ Grayslake Area Public Library
Dec 5 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
AGES 1-2 | DROP IN Singing, dancing, bubbles, and crafts are all part of this active storytime, designed for walking one and two-year-old children and their caregivers.
Theatre Games at Kohl Children’s Museum 1:30 pm
Theatre Games at Kohl Children’s Museum @ Kohl Children's Museum
Dec 5 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Theatre Games It’s time to let your inner actor out with Theatre Games. Through a variety of creative dramatic exercises, we will explore gross and fine motor skills, problem solving, listening and speaking skills, following directions, and [...]
LEGO Mindstorms 3:00 pm
LEGO Mindstorms @ North Chicago Public Library
Dec 5 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
What’s cooler than programming your own robot? Programming your own robot made of Legos! For grades 4-8.
3D Design & Printing for Teens 3:30 pm
3D Design & Printing for Teens @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Dec 5 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Learn how to 3D print your own designs! Each teen will leave with a 3D printed object. High School Teens (Grades 9-12), ZB Teens (Grades 6-8)
Supper with Santa 4:00 pm
Supper with Santa @ Round Lake Beach Cultural & Civic Center
Dec 5 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Round Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Super with Santa! All you can eat Pasta Super with Santa & his Friends!  Craft Fair too!
Family Story Times at Cook Park 6:30 pm
Family Story Times at Cook Park @ Cook Memorial Public Library District - Cook Park Library
Dec 5 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
 Listen to stories, sing songs, and learn rhymes during this story time for families. Children can wear their pajamas so they are ready to be tucked into bed when they get home. For children ages [...]
Pajama-Rama Storytime 6:30 pm
Pajama-Rama Storytime @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Dec 5 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Storytime for families. Wear your pajamas if you wish & bring your bedtime stuffie. We will read stories, play some games. April 18: It’s Raining Cats and Dogs! May 16:  Monsters June 20: Teddy Bear [...]
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Rockin’ Tots 9:00 am
Rockin’ Tots @ Rockin' Jump
Dec 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
We understand trampolines are fun but big kids and toddlers don’t always mix. Rockin’ Tots offers a dedicated time when parents can have fun with their smaller children while socializing with their friends in a [...]
Holiday Market at Elawa Farm 10:00 am
Holiday Market at Elawa Farm @ Elawa Farm
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Elawa Farm’s HOLIDAY MARKET Mark your calendars now!  Come shop for unique holiday gift items, homemade Gingerbread Houses and more!
LMNOP (0-3) 10:00 am
LMNOP (0-3) @ Gigi's Playhouse at Bannockburn Green
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Language, Music N’ Our Peeps (LMNOP) guides parents and infants through learning basic sign language and through incorporating music and dance therapy into daily activities, to stimulate the child. Recommended for children newborn-36 months old.
Sensory Hour 10:00 am
Sensory Hour @ Raupp Museum
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Ages 3 – 7 The Raupp Museum will be open with special activities suited to children with sensory processing issues, autism spectrum disorders, or who are differentlyabled. History is for everyone; and, our staff will [...]
Friday Fun Times 10:30 am
Friday Fun Times @ Deerfield Public Library
Dec 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for an education and entertaining time at the Library, There’ll be stories, music, and fun!
My First Yoga Class 10:30 am
My First Yoga Class @ Lake Forest Library
Dec 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Ommmm… Salute the sun during a beginner’s yoga class, led by Banner Day Camp staff. No experience necessary.
Spanish Toddler Storytime: Ven Bailalo 10:30 am
Spanish Toddler Storytime: Ven Bailalo @ Round Lake Area Public Library
Dec 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Delight and stimulate your child’s senses through books, rhymes, music, movement and a craft. First come, first serve. Disfruta de cuentos, música, y Zumba. Tus niños podrán repasar temas prescolares en una forma activa y [...]
Preschool Open Gym 11:00 am
Preschool Open Gym @ Wauconda Community Center
Dec 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Come for open play at the Community Center Gym. During this unstructured play, children can socialize through group and parallel play. This is the perfect time for you and your child to meet your friends [...]
Open Gym for Tots and Toddlers 11:30 am
Open Gym for Tots and Toddlers @ Island Lake Village Hall Gym
Dec 6 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Ages: Up to 6 Yrs. Fee: $2.00 Per Child (Goes to Special Events) Time: 11:30 – 1:00 Location: Village Hall Gymnasium Instructor: Parents Must Be Present At All Times PLEASE CALL AHEAD TO MAKE SURE [...]
Math Counts 2:30 pm
Math Counts @ Kohl Children's Museum
Dec 6 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Math Counts introduces children to the wonderful world of math in a fun, informative way. Enjoy a special storytime before engaging in fun activities that deal with the basic building blocks of math: sets and [...]
Toddler Open Gym 3:00 pm
Toddler Open Gym @ Hunt Club Park Community Center
Dec 6 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Toddler Open Gym Day Pass: $4 residents, $5 non-residents 10 punch card pass $35 residents, $44 non residents. Fee is per child, parents are free. Toddler Open Gym is specially designed for children ages 0-5 [...]
Anime Club 3:30 pm
Anime Club @ Warren Newport Public Library
Dec 6 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Join us in The Vault for Anime Club
Pre-Tree Lighting Holiday Storytime at The Book Stall 4:00 pm
Pre-Tree Lighting Holiday Storytime at The Book Stall @ The Book Stall
Dec 6 @ 4:00 pm
Grow your heart three sizes and celebrate holiday cheer with The Book Stall on Friday, December 6th! We’ll start at 4 PM with a Storytime featuring our own Jon Grand reading holiday classics (plus a [...]
Christmas Tree Lighting 5:00 pm
Christmas Tree Lighting @ Village Hal
Dec 6 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Village of Round Lake will host the annual tree lighting ceremony. The event will start at 5:00 pm at the Round Lake Village Hall, 442 N. Cedar Lake Road.
Deerfield’s Annual Winter Celebration 5:00 pm
Deerfield’s Annual Winter Celebration @ Downtown Deerfield & Deefield Square
Dec 6 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Celebrate the season with your neighbors, friends and family at Deerfield’s Winter Celebration! Horse-drawn carriages rides, a two-hour live ice sculpting show, roasted chestnuts and more highlight the evening’s festivities on the front lawn of [...]
Lincolnshire Holiday Tree Lighting 5:30 pm
Lincolnshire Holiday Tree Lighting @ The Village Green
Dec 6 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Lincolnshire’s Holiday Tree Lighting. more information coming soon.  
Mundelein Annual Tree Lighting 5:30 pm
Mundelein Annual Tree Lighting @ Village Plaza
Dec 6 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Please join us for Mundelein’s Annual Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Village Plaza (new location). Festivities include music by Jazz Spectrum and the Fremont Middle School singers. Fremont Library will present [...]
First Friday on Mainstreet 6:00 pm
First Friday on Mainstreet @ Downtown Libertyville
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Come downtown & see what’s happening on Main Street!  Perhaps a wine tasting, a book signing, fortune telling, definitely special discounts and most likely live music and refreshments while shopping! Our downtown shop owners are [...]
Fox Lake Santa House 6:00 pm
Fox Lake Santa House @ Millennium Park
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Santa is coming back to Fox Lake, IL! He will be at Millennium Park located at 6 Rollins Road, Fox Lake, IL. Come visit his Santa House, and tell him what toys you would like [...]
Open House with Santa 6:00 pm
Open House with Santa @ Loyola's Cuneo Mansion and Gardens
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us at Loyola’s Cuneo Mansion and Gardens to welcome Santa to the mansion this holiday season! The evening will be filled with merry spirit through festive activities including self-guided tours of the mansion, craft [...]
Friday Family Ninja Nights 6:30 pm
Friday Family Ninja Nights @ Ultimate Ninjas Libertyville
Dec 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
BEGINNING JANUARY 19 FROM 6:30-8:30 PM, come out to Ultimate Ninjas Libertyville for Friday Family Ninja Nights. Your kids can jump, swing, and climb on our course, or join them for 1 or 2 hours [...]
American Eagles Gymnastics Open Gym 7:00 pm
American Eagles Gymnastics Open Gym @ American Eagles Gymnastics
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Open Gym Schedule-  Cost is $5 per hour Tuesdays from 11:00am to 12:00pm  Starting Aug 19th- Thursday from 10-11am Fridays Session 1 7:00pm – 8:00pm Starting Aug 23rd An adult must accompany children age 5 and under. [...]
Open Swim 7:00 pm
Open Swim @ Buffalo Grove High School
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Pool Closures: The Buffalo Grove High School Natatorium closures will be posted at the pool and on the Aquatics page of our website at bgparks.org. Daily entry is $6 during public hours Aquatics Hotline: 847.235.6857 [...]
Rumpelstiltskin – An Original Musical Production 8:00 pm
Rumpelstiltskin – An Original Musical Production @ Jack Benny Center for the Arts
Dec 6 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
RUMPELSTILTSKIN is a fairytale popularly associated with Germany. The tale was one collected by the Brothers Grimm in the 1812 edition of Children’s and Household Tales. According to researchers, the story originated around 4,000 years [...]
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Model Trains return to the Deerfield Library
Model Trains return to the Deerfield Library @ Deerfield Public Library
Dec 7 all-day
If you like model trains, this program is for you! The North Central “0” Gaugers bring their very popular Winter Wonderland model train run to the Library for the Village of Deerfield Winter Celebration. This [...]
Santa’s Grand Welcome at Ice House Mall
Santa’s Grand Welcome at Ice House Mall @ Ice House Mall & Village Shops
Dec 7 all-day
Santa’s Grand Welcome to the Ice House Mall is Saturday, December 7 from 9am to 11am at Chessie’s Restaurant. Welcome Santa and the start of the holiday season at Chessie’s annual “Holiday Breakfast with Santa [...]
Dickens of a Holiday Festival 10:00 am
Dickens of a Holiday Festival @ Cook Park
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
DICKENS OF  A HOLIDAY – DECEMBER 7st and 14th It’s an exciting and festive time in Downtown Libertyville during Dickens of a Holiday on Saturday December 7th and December 14th from 10am to 3pm.  We hope [...]
Grayslake Fall Farmers Market 10:00 am
Grayslake Fall Farmers Market @ 201 Center St, Grayslake
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Grayslake Farmers Market is a nonprofit organization that fosters a sense of community by operating a weekly three season outdoor shopping experience in the historic downtown center that offers farm fresh and prepared foods, [...]
Holiday Market at Elawa Farm 10:00 am
Holiday Market at Elawa Farm @ Elawa Farm
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Elawa Farm’s HOLIDAY MARKET Mark your calendars now!  Come shop for unique holiday gift items, homemade Gingerbread Houses and more!
Pearl Harbor Commemoration 10:00 am
Pearl Harbor Commemoration @ National Museum of the American Sailor
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Join the National Museum of the American Sailor and Naval Station Great Lakes for this special ceremony, commemorating the 78th anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor. Mr. Bob Miller of the Sons and Daughters [...]
Saturday Storytime 10:30 am
Saturday Storytime @ The Book Stall
Dec 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
The Book Stall hosts a free storytime every Saturday at 10:30 AM. 6/23 – Our free Saturday Storytime features special guest star Jacob Grant, author/illustrator of the new picture book, Bear’s Scare! 6/30-Author Ruth Spiro will [...]
Special Saturday Storytime with Matthew Cordell: “Explorers” 10:30 am
Special Saturday Storytime with Matthew Cordell: “Explorers” @ The Book Stall
Dec 7 @ 10:30 am
We are thrilled to welcome Caldecott Award-winning author and illustrator Matthew Cordell back to The Book Stall for a Special Edition of our weekly Saturday Storytime. He’ll be reading from his newest title, Explorers, on [...]
Barrington’s White House Holiday Open House 11:00 am
Barrington’s White House Holiday Open House @ Barrington's White House
Dec 7 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Come enjoy the House beautifully decorated for the season. It’s a perfect setting for you to take your own holiday family photos by our Christmas trees and garland-decorated fireplace and winding oak staircase. Learn about [...]
Santa Claus is coming to Town! 11:00 am
Santa Claus is coming to Town! @ Helen Oliveri Real Estate
Dec 7 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
We love giving back to our supporters and community and want to share the spirit of the holiday season. That’s why we’re on Santa’s nice list and he’s coming to visit. Stop by and sign [...]
Santa’s Grand Welcome! Holiday Celebration 11:00 am
Santa’s Grand Welcome! Holiday Celebration @ Ice House Mall
Dec 7 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, Santa’s Arrival to the Ice House Mall begins with the Rockin’ Roslyn Road Choir’s performance of “Here Comes Santa Claus” and a holiday concert from 12pm to 12:30. Photos and visits with [...]
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Dec 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Truncated version – Marsh tour only – BUT we will talk about Volo Bog and bogs in general. Saturday & Sunday 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.    Saturday & Sunday Our one-hour public tours of Volo Bog are “Truncated.” We’ll [...]
Santa’s Cottage 12:00 pm
Santa’s Cottage @ Mundelein Village Hall-
Dec 7 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Santa’s Cottage is one of Mundelein’s most cherished events in the eyes of children and their parents. Hosted by the Mundelein Community Connection, a visit to Santa’s Cottage is a memorable experience year in and [...]
“It’s A Wonderful Life…In Lake Bluff!” 1:00 pm
“It’s A Wonderful Life…In Lake Bluff!” @ Lake Bluff History Museum
Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Santa arrives at the Museum on a Fire Truck and will spend the afternoon, from 1-4 on December 7 to talk with local children. Visit him and then head to the Village Green for the [...]
PASTA Performs ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas – A Musical Holiday Play 1:00 pm
PASTA Performs ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas – A Musical Holiday Play @ Gorton Community Center
Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas – A Musical Holiday Play Performance:  Saturday, December 7, 2019  at 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM in the John & Nancy Hughes Theater ‘Twas the night before Christmas and [...]
PASTA Performs: ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas – A Musical Holiday Play 1:00 pm
PASTA Performs: ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas – A Musical Holiday Play @ Gorton Community Center
Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. Everyone knows the famous holiday poem. But did you know the mouse’s name was Izzy and [...]
Santa Arrives 1:00 pm
Santa Arrives @ Market Square
Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join us in welcoming Santa to Market Square. Bring your letter for Santa, whisper wishes in his ear and take memorable photos with Santa. Enjoy the nativity animals petting zoo, kid’s ornament craft, free hot [...]
Open Swim 1:30 pm
Open Swim @ Buffalo Grove High School
Dec 7 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Pool Closures The Buffalo Grove High School Natatorium closures will be posted at the pool and on the Aquatics page of our website at bgparks.org. Daily entry is $6 during public hours Aquatics Hotline: 847.235.6857 [...]
Holiday Walk on Main Street, Tree Lighting and Santa’s Arrival 2:00 pm
Holiday Walk on Main Street, Tree Lighting and Santa’s Arrival @ Main Street, Wauconda and Community Center
Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Aft er a day of winter activities on Main Street, join the Wauconda Park District and get into the holiday spirit as we welcome Santa and Mrs. Claus to Wauconda at the annual Tree Lighting [...]
LEGO Free Build 2:00 pm
LEGO Free Build @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Drop in any time between 2:00 and 4:00 pm to construct your ideas using Legos. ZB Kids (Grades K-4), ZB Kids (Grades 3-6)
Hometown Holiday 3:00 pm
Hometown Holiday @ Hawthorn Woods Community Park
Dec 7 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Usher in the holiday season with our Hawthorn Woods community at our annual Hometown Holiday event. Enjoy a visit with Santa and horse drawn wagon rides while snacking on cookies and sipping on hot cocoa. [...]
Miracle on Main Street 3:00 pm
Miracle on Main Street @ Downtown Lake Zurich at Rotary Park
Dec 7 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us from 3-7pm on Saturday, December 7th in downtown Lake Zurich for our Miracle on Main Street event. This special evening includes a visit from Santa Claus and is sure to be a memorable [...]
Rumpelstiltskin – An Original Musical Production 3:00 pm
Rumpelstiltskin – An Original Musical Production @ Jack Benny Center for the Arts
Dec 7 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
RUMPELSTILTSKIN is a fairytale popularly associated with Germany. The tale was one collected by the Brothers Grimm in the 1812 edition of Children’s and Household Tales. According to researchers, the story originated around 4,000 years [...]
Preschool Storytime 3:30 pm
Preschool Storytime @ Waukegan Public Library
Dec 7 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Stop by with your preschooler for stories and songs.   For children ages 3, 4, and 5 Location: Early Learning Center (Lower Level)
CLC Holiday Choral Concert 4:00 pm
CLC Holiday Choral Concert @ James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts
Dec 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Regular  $4 CLC Staff/CLC Student/Senior  $3 Other fees may apply. CLC Student tickets not available on the internet. ​ Single Tickets available August 19 CLC’s choral program includes four choirs comprised of students and community [...]
Holiday Light Parade & Tree Lighting Ceremony 4:00 pm
Holiday Light Parade & Tree Lighting Ceremony @ Schlader Recreation Center
Dec 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
The Village of Winthrop Harbor invites everyone to join the fun with the annual Light Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony! Join in with your business, organization or family in this fun parade of creatively illuminated [...]
Annual Holiday Tree Lighting 4:30 pm
Annual Holiday Tree Lighting @ Lindenhurst Park District
Dec 7 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Join the Lindenhurst Park District on Saturday, December 1, from 4:30-6:00p as they light their outdoor holiday tree at the Lindenhurst Park District Lippert Community Center, located at 2200 E. Grass Lake Road in Lindenhurst. [...]
Winter Wonder Walk 6:00 pm
Winter Wonder Walk @ Round Lake Area Park District
Dec 7 @ 6:00 pm
A magical Winter Wonderland comes to life in this immersive walk-through experience! There will be plenty of photo opportunities so be sure to bring your camera and wear your best holiday gear! Bring your walking [...]
Family Neon Jump Night 8:00 pm
Family Neon Jump Night @ Rockin' Jump Buffalo Grove
Dec 7 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Neon Jump Night is our “All Ages” open jump night. Come play under the Rockin’ Jump bright neon Glow Lights! Hit our Glow Station on the way in and get your glow paint on from 8 [...]
Rumpelstiltskin – An Original Musical Production 8:00 pm
Rumpelstiltskin – An Original Musical Production @ Jack Benny Center for the Arts
Dec 7 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
RUMPELSTILTSKIN is a fairytale popularly associated with Germany. The tale was one collected by the Brothers Grimm in the 1812 edition of Children’s and Household Tales. According to researchers, the story originated around 4,000 years [...]
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Caring Santa 9:00 am
Caring Santa @ Gurnee Mills Mall
Dec 8 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Children will have the opportunity to visit with Santa and have their photo taken with him. We will make the necessary adjustments to the environment to support the sensory, physical and other developmental needs of [...]
Soothing Santa 9:00 am
Soothing Santa @ The Arboretum of South Barrington
Dec 8 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Children within every spectrum of special needs and their families are invited to a private photo session, to experience the time-honored tradition of a visit with Santa Claus during dedicated hours. Please reserve your complimentary [...]
Brunch With Santa 10:00 am
Brunch With Santa @ The Chocolate Sanctuary
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Chocolate Sanctuary, Lake County’s acclaimed restaurant and lounge, presents Brunch With Santa on Sunday, December 8, 2019. Brunch will be served amidst Holiday décor from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.; with Santa joining the [...]
Holiday Market at Elawa Farm 10:00 am
Holiday Market at Elawa Farm @ Elawa Farm
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Elawa Farm’s HOLIDAY MARKET Mark your calendars now!  Come shop for unique holiday gift items, homemade Gingerbread Houses and more!
Toddler Open Gym 10:00 am
Toddler Open Gym @ Hunt Club Community Center
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Toddler Open Gym Day Pass: $4 residents, $5 non-residents 10 punch card pass $35 residents, $44 non residents. Fee is per child, parents are free. Toddler Open Gym is specially designed for children ages 0-5 [...]
Soothing Santa 10:30 am
Soothing Santa @ Hawthorn Mall
Dec 8 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Soothing Santa is a sensory-friendly opportunity for children with all spectrum’s of special needs to enjoy the time-honored tradition of the Santa Photo Experience with their family in a calming environment prior to public hours. [...]
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Dec 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Truncated version – Marsh tour only – BUT we will talk about Volo Bog and bogs in general. Saturday & Sunday 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.    Saturday & Sunday Our one-hour public tours of Volo Bog are “Truncated.” We’ll [...]
Family Open Gym 12:00 pm
Family Open Gym @ Wheeling Community Recreation Center Gym
Dec 8 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
For families with children ages 10 and younger. Spend time with your family in the new Wheeling Park District gymnasium. Children must be accompanied by an adult. *Check the Park District calendar before heading out, [...]
It’s Grinchmas Time at Just for Fun 12:30 pm
It’s Grinchmas Time at Just for Fun @ Just for Fun 2 Roller Rink
Dec 8 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
The Grinch is coming to Just For Fun! Bring your cameras and get those holiday photos! Skating, Face Painting, Fun with the Grinch, Prizes and More! $10 Admission includes: Photos with the Grinch Appearance by [...]
Children’s Holiday Party 1:00 pm
Children’s Holiday Party @ Lakefront Park
Dec 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Come out and enjoy a fun event making ornaments, decorating cookies, holiday themed games. and much more. This is a free event for residents of Fox Lake and only a dollar for non residents. Also [...]
Preschool & Daycare Fair 1:00 pm
Preschool & Daycare Fair @ Vernon Area Public Library
Dec 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Find the right learning or care environment for your little one: Attend this open house to talk one-on-one with teachers and staff about area school’s or daycare’s specialties and your family’s needs. Light refreshments and [...]
Santa at Reed-Turner Woodland 1:00 pm
Santa at Reed-Turner Woodland @ Reed-Turner Woodland
Dec 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
On Sunday, December 9th, Santa will be at the Reed-Turner Woodland Nature Preserve from 1:00-3:00 pm. Boys and girls – be sure to bring your wish list because Santa is looking forward to seeing you [...]
Where Did the Cold-blooded Creatures Go? 1:00 pm
Where Did the Cold-blooded Creatures Go? @ Crabtree Nature Center
Dec 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Learn about strategies that native reptiles and amphibians use to survive Chicago winters. Indoor presentation, then a short outdoor hike.
Open Swim 1:30 pm
Open Swim @ Buffalo Grove High School
Dec 8 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Pool Closures The Buffalo Grove High School Natatorium closures will be posted at the pool and on the Aquatics page of our website at bgparks.org. Daily entry is $6 during public hours Aquatics Hotline: 847.235.6857 [...]
Waukegan Public Library’s Free Family Movie Series 1:30 pm
Waukegan Public Library’s Free Family Movie Series @ Waukegan Public Library
Dec 8 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Come join the Waukegan Public Library for a family movie! September 15:  Atletico San Pancho September 22: The Kid Who Would Be King September 29: Wonder Park October 6: Selena October 13: Hotel Transylvania II October 20: Goosebumps II October [...]
Rumpelstiltskin – An Original Musical Production 3:00 pm
Rumpelstiltskin – An Original Musical Production @ Jack Benny Center for the Arts
Dec 8 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
RUMPELSTILTSKIN is a fairytale popularly associated with Germany. The tale was one collected by the Brothers Grimm in the 1812 edition of Children’s and Household Tales. According to researchers, the story originated around 4,000 years [...]
Los Bilingüitos Storytime 3:30 pm
Los Bilingüitos Storytime @ Waukegan Public Library
Dec 8 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Kids ages 4 to 7 will give their imaginations a workout, listening to stories, singing songs and creating craft projects in the art center. Niños de 4 a 7 años trabajarán con sus imaginaciones, escuchando [...]
CLC WIND ENSEMBLE HOLIDAY CONCERT 4:00 pm
CLC WIND ENSEMBLE HOLIDAY CONCERT @ James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts
Dec 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Regular  $6 CLC Staff/CLC Student/Senior  $5 Children under age 18   Free (ticket required) Other fees may apply. CLC Student tickets not available on the internet. ​ Single Tickets available August 19 BUY TICKETS > ​ [...]
Stage to Screen Series 4:00 pm
Stage to Screen Series @ John & Nancy Hughes Theater
Dec 8 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
From Stage to Screen is curated with Citadel Theatre’s Artistic Director Scott Phelps and in conjunction with their theatrical season, Gorton programs films similar in theme or from the same artist as productions on Citadel’s stage. [...]
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Parent/Tot Gym 9:00 am
Parent/Tot Gym @ Sullivan Community Center Gym
Dec 9 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Let your kids burn off that extra energy this winter at the Sullivan Community Center. You and your child will enjoy a variety of toys including balls, big wheels, scooters, hula hoops, push toys, and small basketball [...]
Toddler Open Gym 9:00 am
Toddler Open Gym @ Hunt Club Community Center
Dec 9 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Toddler Open Gym Day Pass: $4 residents, $5 non-residents 10 punch card pass $35 residents, $44 non residents. Fee is per child, parents are free. Toddler Open Gym is specially designed for children ages 0-5 [...]
Baby & Me with Advocate Lutheran General Hospital 9:30 am
Baby & Me with Advocate Lutheran General Hospital @ Kohl Children's Museum
Dec 9 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Baby & Me Baby & Me is a networking group for parents and their children up to 12 months, to come and meet others in your position – not just first time parents, but all [...]
Family story time at Aspen Drive 10:00 am
Family story time at Aspen Drive @ Cook Memorial Public Library District - Aspen Drive Library
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Family Story Times are lively and fun caregiver/child-shared play-based education programs. Stories, songs, rhymes, and movement are intentionally chosen to strengthen language development during the First Five Years of life. We sing, read, play, talk, [...]
Family Storytme Drop-in 10:00 am
Family Storytme Drop-in @ Grayslake Area Public Library
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
All Ages | DROP IN Stories, songs, crafts, and fun! All ages will enjoy this special time reading about something new each week.
Monday Morning Stories 10:00 am
Monday Morning Stories @ Fox Lake District Library
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Wake up, it’s morning! Start the week off right with rhymes, silly songs, and stories at Monday Morning Stories! The first and third program of each month will include a craft, while the second and [...]
Preschool Open Gym 11:00 am