1000 Lake Cook Rd.,Glencoe,Il

Wonderland Express at Chicago Botanic Garden

when: Nov 24, 2017 - Jan 7, 2018 at Nov. 24-Dec. 22, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Dec. 23.-Jan. 7, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (closes 3 p.m. Christmas Eve & closed Christmas Day)

where: Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe, Il

cost: $13/adults, $10/ages 3-12, free for ages 2 & under ($2 discount for members); Tuesdays are half-price

ages: All ages

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the scoop:

The Wonderland Express will transport your fam into a garden paradise filled with 750,000 outdoor lights. Step inside Nichols Hall, and watch garden-scale trains wind past miniature replicas of more than 80 Chicago-area landmarks. Another model train will weave by more landmarks set around the North Pool of Krehbiel Gallery, transformed into an English country train platform. If all this chugging around has made you hungry, you can whet your whistle at the Caboose Café and Wonderland Express Shoppe.

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