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Now - January 5, 2020
LIGHTSCAPE AT CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN
wander into a festive world of wonder and light. Along a mile-long path, the night comes alive with color, imagination, and sound, from a playful choir of singing trees to a spectacular waterfall of light. At times, you’ll find yourself in the center of it all — stepping inside a cathedral of golden light, walking down an avenue of luminous linden trees, moving through colorful ribbons of light. Lightscape is making its US debut at Chicago Botanic Garden. More than one million people in 2018 viewed this show across the United Kingdom. 
Location: Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe
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Now - January 6, 2020
CANDY CANE LANE
Do visions of sugar plums dance in your head this holiday season? Use that creativity and register your organization, club, troop, neighborhood or family to decorate your very own tree in Hubbard Woods Park or Dwyer Park. Trees will be available to decorate starting December 6. Each group is responsible for their own decorations. No glass or electric decorations. Decorated trees will be taken down January 6.
Location: Hubbard Woods Park and Dwyer Park (you choose where you want your tree!), 939 Old Green Bay Rd, Winnetka
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December 14, 2019
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
Spend the morning at Chevy Chase Country Club enjoying a delicious buffet breakfast while carolers entertain you.  All children will have the opportunity to meet with Santa and have photos taken with him.  The event concludes with a show from "Those Funny Little People."  Reserve your spot today as this event sells out!  
Location: Chevy Chase Country Club, 1000 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling
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December 15, 2019
7TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY SINGALONG
Join us at Winnetka Community House for the 7th Annual Holiday Singalong with Some Assembly Required. All are welcome! 
Location: Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka
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December 15, 2019
PICTURES, BRUNCH AND PIZZA WITH SANTA
Skip the mall and come see Santa at Firehouse Grill this holiday season! Join Firehouse Grill on Sunday, December 15th for pictures with Santa! The ticket includes a visit with Mr. Claus and a brunch/lunch buffet! There will also be a craft project available for the kids if they would like to partake! Santa will be available for photos, so make sure you bring your camera. There are three different time slots for this event:  9:30-11:00am, 11:30-1pm or 1:30-3pm!  Please make sure you are selecting the right time for your visit when you purchase your tickets! Limited space for each time slot, so get your tickets today!
Location: Firehouse Grill, 750 Chicago Ave., Evanston
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December 21, 2019
SATURDAY AFTERNOON PUBLIC SKATE: UGLY SWEATER THEME
Saturday Afternoon Public Skate Session Ugly Sweater Day! Please dress appropriately for the ice, A hat and gloves are highly recommended.
Location: Skatium Ice Arena, 9340 Weber Park Place, Skokie
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December 22, 2019 - December 29, 2019
CHANUKAH WONDERLAND
Join us for 4 magical days of Chanukah excitement and fun for the entire family. Bringing to life the 2,100 years old Chanukah story. Giant Dreidel moon-bounce, Olive oil making demonstration, Menorah-making work shop, Doughnut decorating, Dreidel Canvas painting, Bringing to life the 2,100 years old Chanukah story.Giant Dreidel moon-bounce, Olive oil making demonstration, Menorah-making work shop, Doughnut decorating, Dreidel Canvas painting, Cool Chanukah slime and much more. $10 per child all-inclusive entrance fee. 
Location: Northbrook Court, 2171 Northbrook Court, Northbrook
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December 24, 2019
HOLIDAY SING
Join families, friends, and neighbors for the 23rd annual Holiday Sing. Bring your singing voices, candles (or flashlights), and gather around Village Green to sing everyone’s favorite holiday songs. This event lasts approximately 25 minutes.
Location: Village Green Park, 525 Maple St. , Winnetka
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December 31, 2019
FIRST NIGHT EVANSTON
What's First Night? First Night Evanston is a family-friendly community celebration of the arts that takes place on New Year's Eve. This year the event is at First Methodist Church, 516 Church Street, across from the large FREE City garage at Church and Chicago Avenue. 
Location: First Methodist Church, 516 Church Street, Evanston
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December 31, 2019
HAPPY NOON YEAR
Celebrate the NEW year at NOON! Bring the kids and join in the festivities including games, music, massive balloon drop and sparkling grape-juice toast. Each participant receives a glow-stick necklace, party hat and noisemaker.

Registration Deadline: 12/27

Registration Code: 313603-01
 

Location: Community Recreation Center, 100 Community Boulevard, Wheeling
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December 31, 2019
ITTY BITTY NEW YEAR
Ring in 2020 with the little ones, featuring games, live entertainment, food, fun and a noon balloon drop!
Location: Oakton Community Center, 4701 Oakton Street, Skokie
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December 31, 2019
NEW YEAR'S EVE BASH!
New Year's Eve Bash at Kohl Children's Museum: We’re transforming an entire wing of the Museum into a giant Times Square style party with the biggest confetti drop you’ve ever seen! Children’s concert with Little Miss AnnJuggling shows, DJ and dance party, KidSnips hair-braiding and coloring, hat making and horns, family photos, and a Times Square-style confetti drop! $5 early bird discount for tickets purchased by December 20, 2019. 
Location: Kohl Children's Museum, 2100 Patriot Blvd., Glenview
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December 31, 2019
NEW YEARS PARTY AT PINSTRIPES
The NYE celebration will kick off with two balloon drops, the first one at 8:00 p.m., perfect for the kids, and the second at midnight. Enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne, party favors, and live music! Pinstripes' regular menu will be available for dining and both the bowling lanes and bocce courts will be open as the New Year ‘rolls’ in!
Location: Pinstripes, 1150 Willow Rd., Northbrook
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January 1, 2020
NEW YEAR'S DAY SKATE
Come on out to celebrate the New Year by hitting the ice for the first time in 2020! This event is open to all skill levels.
Location: Winnetka Ice Arean, 490 Hibbard Rd., Winnetka
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