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 [...]
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 [...]
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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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.
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 [...]
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!
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 [...]
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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.
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.
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.  
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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.
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.
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 [...]
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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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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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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.
Coworking + Childcare at Dayhouse Coworking 2:00 pm
Coworking + Childcare at Dayhouse Coworking @ Dayhouse Coworking
Dec 9 @ 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 [...]
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Coworking + Childcare at Dayhouse Coworking 9:00 am
Coworking + Childcare at Dayhouse Coworking @ Dayhouse Coworking
Dec 10 @ 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 [...]
Lights, Action, CRAFT 10:00 am
Lights, Action, CRAFT @ Fox Lake District Library
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Breaking the mold of traditional storytimes by adding interactive activities, a short film & a craft!
Storytime Tuesdays with Sharon at “Wiggly Field” 10:30 am
Storytime Tuesdays with Sharon at “Wiggly Field” @ Barbara's Bookstore
Dec 10 @ 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 [...]
Tinkering Tuesday 2:30 pm
Tinkering Tuesday @ Kohl Children's Museum
Dec 10 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Tinkering Tuesday The Museum’s Tinkering Tuesday program encourages children to do what they do best – let their curiosity take over! Explore the world of engineering by building machines and creating processes, and then explore what happens [...]
GO Mundelein Walk Indoors 6:00 pm
GO Mundelein Walk Indoors @ Mundelein Community Center
Dec 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
GO MUNDELEIN is a new community movement designed to increase community health through activity, education and collaboration. This movement is in response to the U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek H. Murthy’s call to action at the [...]
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Drop-in Storytime 10:30 am
Drop-in Storytime @ Deerfield Public Library
Dec 11 @ 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 11 @ 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.
Drop-in Storytime 1:00 pm
Drop-in Storytime @ Deerfield Public Library
Dec 11 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Enjoy stories, songs, and fingerplays in this drop-in storytime for all ages.
Destination Discovery at GiGi’s Playhouse 4:30 pm
Destination Discovery at GiGi’s Playhouse @ Gigi's Playhouse at Bannockburn Green
Dec 11 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Destination Discovery  –  Supports the development of fine motor skills, gross motor skills, social skills and language through purposeful play and peer to peer interaction in a casual and fun setting. This program also brings families [...]
Family Storytme Drop-in 6:00 pm
Family Storytme Drop-in @ Grayslake Area Public Library
Dec 11 @ 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.  
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Family Story Time at Cook Park Library 10:00 am
Family Story Time at Cook Park Library @ Cook Memorial Public Library District
Dec 12 @ 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 12 @ 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.
GO Grayslake Fall Walks 1:15 pm
GO Grayslake Fall Walks @ Recreation Center
Dec 12 @ 1:15 pm – 1:45 pm
GO Grayslake Fall Walk Dates Oct. 31 at 1:15pm Nov. 14 at 1:15pm Dec. 12 at 1:15pm Meet at the Recreation Center for fall walks. If it’s a nice day we’ll walk outside and if [...]
Theatre Games at Kohl Children’s Museum 1:30 pm
Theatre Games at Kohl Children’s Museum @ Kohl Children's Museum
Dec 12 @ 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 [...]
Toying with Tech at Kohl Children’s Museum 2:30 pm
Toying with Tech at Kohl Children’s Museum @ Kohl Children's Museum
Dec 12 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Toying with Tech introduces children to the exciting world of technology in a developmentally appropriate way. Programming takes place approximately every other Thursday from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. September 19: Cause & Effect with Patterns Explore [...]
LEGO Mindstorms 3:00 pm
LEGO Mindstorms @ North Chicago Public Library
Dec 12 @ 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.
LEGO CLUB 6:00 pm
LEGO CLUB @ Fox Lake District Library
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Open to builders of all ages! Enjoy a chance to free build with friends or take on Miss Courtney’s special Master Builder challenges in the Children’s Activity Center! Register for an email reminder so you don’t [...]
Family Story Times at Cook Park 6:30 pm
Family Story Times at Cook Park @ Cook Memorial Public Library District - Cook Park Library
Dec 12 @ 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 [...]
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Friday Fun Times 10:30 am
Friday Fun Times @ Deerfield Public Library
Dec 13 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for an education and entertaining time at the Library, There’ll be stories, music, and fun!
Fox Lake Santa House 6:00 pm
Fox Lake Santa House @ Millennium Park
Dec 13 @ 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 [...]
Movies in the Barn 6:30 pm
Movies in the Barn @ Village Barn
Dec 13 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Movies in the Barn Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride Friday, October 18 Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Show starts at 7:00 p.m. Prepare for Halloween with Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride! Join us at 6:30 p.m. for [...]
Open Swim 7:00 pm
Open Swim @ Buffalo Grove High School
Dec 13 @ 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 13 @ 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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‘O’ Gaugers Model Train Run
‘O’ Gaugers Model Train Run @ Fremont Public Library
Dec 14 all-day
Come to the 2nd floor to view the North Central ‘O’ Gaugers’ model trains. Press some buttons and learn all about trains and model train enthusiasts. Click here to learn more about the club. October will [...]
Holidays at the Hostess House 9:00 am
Holidays at the Hostess House @ National Museum of the American Sailor
Dec 14 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
NMAS celebrates the holiday season with a day filled with festive activities! Become one of Santa’s little helpers by assembling a care package for sailors far from home. Meet Santa, craft an ornament to take [...]
Dickens of a Holiday Festival 10:00 am
Dickens of a Holiday Festival @ Cook Park
Dec 14 @ 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 14 @ 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, [...]
Saturday Kids! 10:00 am
Saturday Kids! @ Grayslake HIstorical Society and Museum
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Look for a free Saturday Kids! program on the second Saturday of each month. April:Do you enjoy planting and working with nature? Do you have a passion for gardening? Have you ever had a pet [...]
Saturday Storytime 10:30 am
Saturday Storytime @ The Book Stall
Dec 14 @ 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 [...]
David Adler Music & Arts Center – Perform-a-thon: Making Spirits Bright 11:00 am
David Adler Music & Arts Center – Perform-a-thon: Making Spirits Bright @ David Adler Music and Arts Center
Dec 14 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Celebrate the season with a day-long marathon of spirited performances at the Adler Center. Come along for a community caroling party at 7 pm featuring Adler voice students and all your favorite holiday songs. Ornament [...]
Fox Lake Santa House 11:00 am
Fox Lake Santa House @ Millennium Park
Dec 14 @ 11:00 am – 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 [...]
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Dec 14 @ 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 14 @ 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 [...]
Oh Snap! It’s a 90’s Holiday Party! 1:00 pm
Oh Snap! It’s a 90’s Holiday Party! @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Dec 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Chill out and get nostalgic your favorite 90’s holiday movies like Home Alone, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and The Santa Clause. There will be movie-themed activities, snacks, and raffle prizes for all ages!
Winter Skating Exhibition 1:00 pm
Winter Skating Exhibition @ Centennial Ice Arena
Dec 14 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Free to watch. Featuring skaters enrolled in our Learn to Skate and Freeskate programs at Centennial Ice Arena.
Wooden Train Play 1:00 pm
Wooden Train Play @ Fremont Public Library
Dec 14 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Build your own large track layouts with our wooden trains.
Open Swim 1:30 pm
Open Swim @ Buffalo Grove High School
Dec 14 @ 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 [...]
Note for Note Music Series 2:00 pm
Note for Note Music Series @ Highland Park Public Library
Dec 14 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
NOTE FOR NOTE  Music Series September 21: KAIA String Quartet will perform a classical music concert as a part of the Note for Note music series on Saturday September 21st at 2:00 PM.  Kaia String Quartet is a Chicago-based ensemble [...]
Holiday Storytime with Sherri Rinker 3:00 pm
Holiday Storytime with Sherri Rinker @ The Book Stall
Dec 14 @ 3:00 pm
We are SO excited to welcome Sherri Duskey Rinker back to The Book Stall (811 Elm St. in Winnetka) for a Special Holiday Storytime on Saturday, December 14th at 3 PM. We’ve hosted Sherri before, [...]
Rumpelstiltskin – An Original Musical Production 3:00 pm
Rumpelstiltskin – An Original Musical Production @ Jack Benny Center for the Arts
Dec 14 @ 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 [...]
Winter Dance Spectacular 4:00 pm
Winter Dance Spectacular @ Lake Forest Recreation Center
Dec 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Join in the Performance Companies of Lake Forest Dance Academy as they present a holiday show for all ages with swinging Santas, a Rockette kick-line and so much more!
Holiday Movie: The Grinch 7:00 pm
Holiday Movie: The Grinch @ Wauconda Park District Community Center Gym
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Bring the family for a FREE viewing of “The Grinch”. The giant movie screen sets the stage for a fun time in the Community Center gym. Bring a blanket, sleeping bag, lawn chair, or have [...]
Family Neon Jump Night 8:00 pm
Family Neon Jump Night @ Rockin' Jump Buffalo Grove
Dec 14 @ 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 14 @ 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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Hannukah Happenings 10:00 am
Hannukah Happenings @ Hawthorn Mall
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Please join the Northwest Suburban Jewish Connectors for this FREE Hanukkah celebration! Families will enjoy entertainment, activities, and fun! Co-sponsored by: Beth Am, Beth Judea, BJE, Camp Henry Horner, Interfaith Families, JCC, JUF Young Families, Or Shalom, Shir Hadash
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Dec 15 @ 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 15 @ 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 15 @ 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 [...]
Open Swim 1:30 pm
Open Swim @ Buffalo Grove High School
Dec 15 @ 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 15 @ 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 15 @ 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 [...]
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Family story time at Aspen Drive 10:00 am
Family story time at Aspen Drive @ Cook Memorial Public Library District - Aspen Drive Library
Dec 16 @ 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 16 @ 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.
Coworking + Childcare at Dayhouse Coworking 2:00 pm
Coworking + Childcare at Dayhouse Coworking @ Dayhouse Coworking
Dec 16 @ 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 [...]
Las Posadas Storytime, Craft & Tamales 4:00 pm
Las Posadas Storytime, Craft & Tamales @ Zion-Benton Public LIbrary
Dec 16 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Hear a story about the tradition of Las Posadas.  Stay for a craft and tamales! Escucha un cuento de la tradicion de las posadas.  Artensanias y tamales despues de la cuento.
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Coworking + Childcare at Dayhouse Coworking 9:00 am
Coworking + Childcare at Dayhouse Coworking @ Dayhouse Coworking
Dec 17 @ 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 [...]
Lights, Action, CRAFT 10:00 am
Lights, Action, CRAFT @ Fox Lake District Library
Dec 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Breaking the mold of traditional storytimes by adding interactive activities, a short film & a craft!
Storytime Tuesdays with Sharon at “Wiggly Field” 10:30 am
Storytime Tuesdays with Sharon at “Wiggly Field” @ Barbara's Bookstore
Dec 17 @ 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 [...]
Las Posadas: Noche de Luminaria 5:00 pm
Las Posadas: Noche de Luminaria @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Dec 17 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join ZB Library on this special night as we light up the library with luminaria lights.
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Drop-in Storytime 10:30 am
Drop-in Storytime @ Deerfield Public Library
Dec 18 @ 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 18 @ 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.
Baroque to Baby Concert 11:00 am
Baroque to Baby Concert @ David Adler Music and Arts Center
Dec 18 @ 11:00 am
Join us for special holiday sing-a-long with pianist, Rick Lowe. This baby-friendly concert is designed to encourage parents and caretakers to take a break in their day to share the joy of music with their [...]
Drop-in Storytime 1:00 pm
Drop-in Storytime @ Deerfield Public Library
Dec 18 @ 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 18 @ 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 [...]
Las Posadas The Legend of the Poinsetta 5:30 pm
Las Posadas The Legend of the Poinsetta @ Zion-Benton Public LIbrary
Dec 18 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Join ZB Library for this storytime and craft night. Noche de cuentos y artesanias para las posadas.
Family Storytme Drop-in 6:00 pm
Family Storytme Drop-in @ Grayslake Area Public Library
Dec 18 @ 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.  
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Family Story Time at Cook Park Library 10:00 am
Family Story Time at Cook Park Library @ Cook Memorial Public Library District
Dec 19 @ 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 19 @ 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.
Theatre Games at Kohl Children’s Museum 1:30 pm
Theatre Games at Kohl Children’s Museum @ Kohl Children's Museum
Dec 19 @ 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 19 @ 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.
Family Story Times at Cook Park 6:30 pm
Family Story Times at Cook Park @ Cook Memorial Public Library District - Cook Park Library
Dec 19 @ 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 [...]
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Friday Fun Times 10:30 am
Friday Fun Times @ Deerfield Public Library
Dec 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for an education and entertaining time at the Library, There’ll be stories, music, and fun!
Math Counts 2:30 pm
Math Counts @ Kohl Children's Museum
Dec 20 @ 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 [...]
Family Game Night 5:00 pm
Family Game Night @ Lakefront Park Building
Dec 20 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Enjoy a night with the family playing different games including puzzles, board games, cards, and much more. This free program is a great way to get the family out of the house and spend quality [...]
Fox Lake Santa House 6:00 pm
Fox Lake Santa House @ Millennium Park
Dec 20 @ 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 [...]
THE ELF ON THE SHELF: A CHRISTMAS MUSICAL 6:30 pm
THE ELF ON THE SHELF: A CHRISTMAS MUSICAL @ Genesee Theatre
Dec 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The beloved Christmas tradition that continues to capture the hearts of children and their families everywhere comes to the live stage for the first time ever! The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Musical is anall-new musical [...]
Open Swim 7:00 pm
Open Swim @ Buffalo Grove High School
Dec 20 @ 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 [...]
Astronomy Nights at Volo Bog State Natural Area 7:30 pm
Astronomy Nights at Volo Bog State Natural Area @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Dec 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Third Fridays 7:30 pm                  Open to the Public NEW MEMBERS ALWAYS WELCOME   7:30 pm Business Meeting 8:30 pm Classroom Topic 9:45 pm Star Party: Join LCAS astronomers to view planets, stars, constellations and [...]
Rumpelstiltskin – An Original Musical Production 8:00 pm
Rumpelstiltskin – An Original Musical Production @ Jack Benny Center for the Arts
Dec 20 @ 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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Saturday Storytime 10:30 am
Saturday Storytime @ The Book Stall
Dec 21 @ 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 [...]
Fox Lake Santa House 11:00 am
Fox Lake Santa House @ Millennium Park
Dec 21 @ 11:00 am – 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 [...]
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Dec 21 @ 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 21 @ 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 [...]
Winter Solstice 1:00 pm
Winter Solstice @ Crabtree Nature Center
Dec 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm