Chef Alain Roby goes for a three-peat as he obtains his third Guinness World Record. The "World's Longest Sugar Cane" will stretch 40 ft., beginning at the Geneva Courthouse and stretching to the intersection in front of the All Chocolate Kitchen at 33 South Third Street.When: 7 p.m.
Make popcorn garlands, peanut butter pinecones and many other edible ornaments to hang on the trees and shrubs. to decorate the trees and shrubs outside the wildlife viewing area at Gibson Woods. Afterward stay and watch the wildlife discover the tasty treats.When: 1-3 p.m.
Junior interpreters guide families through the home during 30-minute tours, telling stories about how the Wright family celebrated the winter holidays at the turn of the last century. The entire home will be decorated as it was when the Wright family lived in the home during the late 1800s and early 1900s, and Froebel blocks - the toys Wright played with as a child to learn about shapes and design - will be available for children to enjoy. Free hot chocolate served outside.When: 9-11 a.m.
Sudents from the British School of Chicago Children's Choir sing a selection of holiday favorites.When: 10:30 a.m.-noon
Holiday film is presented on the theatre's new state-of-the-art digital projection and sound technology. Before the screening, enjoy fun and games in the mall, including a visit with Santa Claus.When: 10:30 a.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
Enjoy a breakfast catered by Eggsperience Restaurant with Santa and Mrs. Claus.When: 9-11 a.m.
Model trains will wind their way through a miniature village set in a field of poinsettias. The village is made entirely of natural materials and features a variety of Chicago-style homes and famous buildings such as the neighborhood bungalow, Chicago Theatre and Chicago Water Tower Place. Nov. 26-Jan. 8.When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Exhibit includes numerous artifacts, photographs and other documentary items that tell the story of Chicago's iconic candy makers, including Snickers, Lemonheads, Butterfingers and Cracker Jack.Cost: Free
Includes Gingerbread Story-time, Tree Lighting Ceremony, Gingerbread Man Hunt, Gingerbread House Contest, visits with Santa in his Gingerbread House, Small Business Saturday, Gingerbread Boy and Girl perusing town, and Complimentary Carriage Rides. For more information, visit www.downtowndg.org or call (630) 725-0991.When: to