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From the Orchid Show at Chicago Botanic Garden and interesting exhibits to impressive performances and kid-friendly activities, there's so much happening on Chicago's North Shore this winter.

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Now - January 6, 2019
WONDERLAND EXPRESS
Join the Chicago Botanic Garden for Wonderland Express, an annual holiday extravaganza featuring magnificent model trains, magical and glittering indoor snow, and meticulously crafted Chicago landmarks in miniature. Plus, see intricate ice carvings and hear beautiful music from carolers.
Location: Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe
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December 16, 2018
FRANCES WILLARD HOUSE HOLIDAY TOUR
Frances Willard House Museum (FWHM) will offer special holiday tours Sundays in December. Take a break from the busy holiday season and join us as we turn back the clock and revisit Christmas at the Willard House in 1887!
Location: Frances Willard House Museum, 1730 Chicago Avenue, Evanston
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December 31, 2018
RING IN THE NEW YEAR
Welcome in 2019 at Pinstripes. Contact Pinstripes in Northbrook for additional details and RSVP! 
Location: Pinstripes, 1150 Willow Rd., Northbrook
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February 9, 2019 - March 24, 2019
THE ORCHID SHOW
This year’s Orchid Show captures the spirit of islands, beaches, and rainforests in places like the South Pacific and the Amazon. You’ll get a feel for the radiance of blooms under sunlit palm trees and in forest canopies teeming with color and life. Picture more than 10,000 orchids in bloom, paired with sweeps of bromeliads and birds of paradise—lush, vibrant, intoxicating.
Location: Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe
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March 13, 2019
EVENING WITH ORCHIDS
Join us for tastings of local spirits and specialty cocktails, while you enjoy the surrounding Orchid Show exhibition with over 10,000 orchids. Guests check in at Krehbiel Gallery and receive a wristband, tasting glass, and tasting sheet. Ticket price includes tasting glass, wristband to participate in tastings, tasting guide, and access to the Orchid Show. Drinks and light fare will be available for purchase. Must be 21 or older to attend event; valid ID card must be shown.
Location: Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe
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