Come on, Chicago! Ignore those cool temps and heat things up with non-stop fun! Stay cozy at home for a virtual jam session, family podcast or puppet show, or step outside to throw down some figure 8s or to take a family hike. Read on for the scoop on these and more sizzling hot happenings!

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At-Home Activities

Fire Up the Laptop for a Virtual Music Class 
Get movin’ & groovin’ with Bubbles Academy in a Virtual Family Music & Movement class! Recommended for ages 0-5 years. Fri. Event details.

Stay Home and Watch a Puppet Show
Tune into 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

Go On a Musical Adventure with Mr. Dave
This 30-minute musical experience is designed to keep kids active and happy with engaging music and storytelling. Fri. Event details.

Intro Your Kids to Incredible Women 
What Will She Do Next? is a musical podcast for kids that celebrates key moments in the lives of history’s greatest, most inspiring women. Fri.-Sun. Event details

Book a Zoom Party with Storytown Improv
Storytown’s virtual playdate utilizes the same improvisation tools that have made their performances a success to host at-home laugh sessions. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Mask Up & Step Outside

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.

Take a Hike
Get a good dose of fresh air, unforgettable scenery and a chance to spy on animals in their natural habitats with a wintry hike. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Bundle the Babes & 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

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.

Show Off Your Ice Skating Skills 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. 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

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