Features music/entertainment, carolers, holiday craft vendors, food, a craft beer area, seasonal libations, a Kids' Corner with art activities and more. Held under a heated tent.When: 2:30-10:30 p.m. Dec. 7, noon-10:30 p.m. Dec. 8, noon-8 p.m. Dec. 9
Learn more about the Metis people of the 18th century at this fun-filled active program. Perform role-playing games, activities, and crafts to learn more about the lives of this fascinating Native American and fur trader mixed culture.When: 7-8:30 p.m.
Families can visit the Family Pavilion Stage for a professional photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus.When: Check website for times
Design and build a sculpture that moves in the wind, learning about balance, friction and air to put art in motion.When: 4-5:30 p.m.
Vivaldi Strings perform holiday songs and museum staff share pieces from the museum's collection with a holiday theme.When: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
A Raue Center holiday tradition, Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra returns once again with their holiday concer.!When: 8 p.m.
DJ, games and activities at Birchwood Recreation Center.When: 7-10 p.m.
Join Santa for dinner, entertainment, a craft project and more.When: 6 p.m.
Kick-off the holiday shopping season and shop local. The streets of Downtown Highland Park are transformed into a winter wonderland, with 'real' snow, live reindeer, horse drawn sleigh rides, holiday dancers, singers and performers, s'more making in the great outdoors, food and drink, and more.When: 4-9 p.m. Dec. 7; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 8
One of the Chicago area's largest and most spectacular holiday light displays, encompassing a 1.8-mile drive-through course. Features larger-than-life holiday characters, children-oriented figures, and mythical creatures, plus architectural lighting. A special visit from Santa takes place on Dec. 7-9, 15-16 and 21-23.When: 5-9 p.m.