Not to toot our own horn, but, wow, do we have fun things planned for you this weekend! First up, Lincoln Park Zoo’s Zoolights is still going strong . . . but for just one more weekend. Actually, it’s a weekend full of last chances that’ll lead to weekends of new beginnings. What are you waiting for? Read on and bring a whole lotta smiling to 2021.
Get Outside and Explore (& Learn About) Chicago!
Chicago Children’s Theatre’s Walkie Talkie’s audio experience will send you on a self-guided tour through a Chicago neighborhood. Fri.-Sun. More details.
Last Chance! Exercise Your Vocal Cords with a Sing-Along
Keep the Christmas spirit alive with an on-demand with New Philharmonic’s Holiday Sing-Along with the Symphony. Fri.-Sun. More details.
Stay Home and Watch a Puppet Show
Fire up YouTube and let Chicago Children’s Theatre bring Leo Lionni’s award-winning picture book, Frederick, alive via a clever and colorful virtual puppet show. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Warm Your Bellies with a Cup of Hot Cocoa
Support local restaurants and battle Jack Frost’s nose-nipping at the same time! Make it your family’s mission to find a new favorite hot chocolate hotspot. More details.
Intro Your Kids to Incredible Women
Tune into What Will She Do Next?, a musical podcast for kids that celebrates key moments in the lives of history’s greatest, most inspiring women. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Ice Skate with a Sweet View
The Maggie Daley Park ice skating ribbon is one of the best spots in the city to skate a figure eight. The railing that lines the loop is the perfect pick-me-up for wobbly skaters and the city views are spectacular. Sat. & Sun. Event details.
Lace-Up the Skates at The Forge
Spin your way into the new year with a classic winter activity! The Forge’s Ice Skating Shelf is the perfect backdrop for family memory-making. Sat. & Sun. Event details.
Go Before It’s Gone! Lincoln Park Zoo’s Zoolights
ZooLights features hundreds of luminous displays and incredible seasonal activities, all under the glow of 2.5 million lights. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
One More Weekend to Listen to It’s a Wonderful Life
Gather the family and listen to the heart-warming story of George Bailey in a virtual rendition of It’s a Wonderful Life performed by American Blues Theater actors. Sat. & Sun. Event details.
Host a Movie Night With the Help of a Film Fest
Tune into an online Los Angeles International Children’s Film Fest that includes more than 80 short films and animation from around the globe. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
It’s the Last Weekend to Check Out the City of Chicago’s Christmas Tree
It’s a whole lot different this year, but not even a pandemic can stop the ever-present cheer you’ll find at Millennium Park. All are invited to see the City of Chicago’s Christmas Tree shining brightly. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Stroll Naperville’s Festive Riverwalk
The 8th Annual Naper Lights display is free and guaranteed to spread holiday cheer as you walk along Naperville’s gorgeous riverwalk. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Didn’t find what you’re looking for? Luck is on your side because we have loads more to-dos on our calendar—even lots of virtual activities to connect with people, museums and businesses all over the country. Check it out!
— Maria Chambers