Enjoy a guided nature walk through the winter woods, followed by a tasty snack and hot cocoa by a campfire. Registration required. Dress to be outdoors the whole time.When: 1-2:30 p.m.
Get a glimpse into what happens at Brookfield Zoo at night. Enjoy a pizza dinner and craft activities, then go on a night hike that highlights zoo residents and nocturnal Illinois wildlife. The next morning, wake up to a hot breakfast buffet, a morning hike and a visit to an animal exhibit.When: 6:30 p.m.-9 a.m.
Kids, accompanied by an adult, can make simple versions of objects inspired by Native American cultures to take home as souvenirs or gifts. From 2-2:30 p.m., hear Native American stories told in the museum's Teaching Lodge area.When: Dec. 26-28; Jan. 2-4
Light the kinara with The Tuskegee Airmen Inc., Alderman Willie B. Cochran, the South Side Community Arts Center, Truestar Magazineand Teen Talk Radio Theater.When: 1 p.m.
Enjoy breathtaking performances by the Kalapriya Center for Performing Arts, as dancers lead you on a journey through India, inspired by the court dances of India performed for kings and queens.When: 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Enjoy a special extended schedule for the holidays.When: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Dec. 1-23; 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Dec. 26-30
All ages are welcome to jump at special Holiday Family Jump hours.When: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. or 1:15-3:15 p.m.
Includes performing artists, cultural activities, and
vendors. Guests can visit the African Marketplace to
purchase traditional clothing, food and more located in the
college's lobby. The Kwanzaa Ceremony begins at noon every day and
at 2 p.m. on Sunday, starting with the Kwanzaa Ritual, an
explanation of the Kwanzaa Symbols and Principles, and ending with
the Cultural Edu-tainment and Expressions.
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