The Oak Park Conservatory will be open on Nov. 22 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and on Nov. 23 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. for Thanksgiving.Cost: Free
Drop in for music and painting fun. Pick an unfinished ceramic item, paint it, and it will be fired in time for the holidays.When: 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Special festivities include live carolers, a festive holiday tree-lighting and a performance by the Chicago Jazz junior synchronized skating team.When: 5 p.m.; tree lighting and performance 6 p.m.
Come for amazing science demos and seasonal arts and crafts.When: 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Kids enjoy a day of crazy science camp while parents shop.When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Work off those extra calories or let the kids play while you shop.When: 10 a.m. or 12:15 p.m.
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.
Adjacent to Macy's in the fountain will be giant ornamental display. The three holiday trees display light shows set to music. A walk-through tree will be located near the Koi Pond. As you approach, the lighting changes. There will also be a skating rink near Bloomingdales that launches Nov. 17 (weather permitting). The price to skate per person is $12 and $10 if you bring your own personal skates.Cost: Free
Visitors can walk inside the two-story silo and turn the crank of a silage machine, watching "corn plants" delivered to the top of the silo. Plus, learn about the history of silos and silage, build miniature silos with building blocks simulating wood, brick and metal and much more.Cost: Free with admission
See a toy so amazing, so unbelievable, it has the power to transform into anything you want it to be. Enter a world where imagination rules, and ordinary becomes extraordinary.Cost: Free with admission