FAMILY EVENTS CALENDAR
A holiday season without model train shows is like the North Pole without elves. Don’t let this jolly time of year pass you by without seeing one!
It’s lovely weather for a sleigh or train ride together. Here’s where to catch a lift on the rails or over the snow.
“Hansel & Gretel” brings a gingerbread house to the big stage — along with deliciously addictive new music by Justin Roberts.
Which streets and neighborhoods go all-out to decorate for the holidays? We tell you where to soak up the brilliant, kitschy fun.
Your kids can’t wait to rattle off their wish list. You can’t wait for the priceless photos. Here’s where you can track down the man that’ll make it all happen.
Lumberjack your way into the season by visiting a local cut-your-own tree farm. Here’s where to chop-chop or pick a pre-cut tree.
We have the scoop on where to pick up stollen, gingerbread cupcakes, Christmas cookies and more. Going to pass them off as homemade? We won’t tell.
Chicago is ready to flip the switch — and you can be there when it happens. Here are the most brilliant light displays around town.
Push, toot and choo-choo-choo at these spots. (Psst … they’re not just toy stores and play spaces!)
Need a date night? These programs let you skedaddle (where’s the nearest brewery?!) while the kids enjoy a few hours of themed play, dinner and movies.
Between the “Frozen” parade, “Star Wars” breakfast and hundreds of toys to try, you will play the day away. Get the inside scoop here.
Stay at home and let the teachers come to you. The fun includes everything from gym romps to music lessons to art experiences.
Get to know the latest addition to the “Meat”-west. This cult fave will have you flipping for its burgers, dogs, crinkle-cut fries and concretes.
Smartphones ready! There’s an app to help you park, pay your dinner bill and even find a potty.
Joyful carols. A grumpy Grinch. Stunning acrobats. Klezmer bands. They’re all part of the awesome holiday shows sweeping through town.