This weekend events offer a lot of fun for our little ones as well as big kids, and kids at heart. Santa’s Magical Arrivals, Curious George Visit, Fireworks, Tree Lighting Show, Outdoor Ice Skating, and more holiday fun!
Also remember about Grand Opening of Goldfish Swim School in Arlington Heights!
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10
Book Publisher Mifflin Harcourt is bringing Curious George and the Man in the Yellow Hat to Elk Grove Village Public Library for a special visit! Join them for storytime fun and photo opportunities with this popular twosome!
Join us as the Barrington VFW Post 7706 leads Santa and the fire truck to Deer Park Town Center! Count down with Santa as he turns on the holiday lights & enjoy a fireworks extravaganza with a finale honoring our veterans. Santa will be available to visit with children until 8:30PM. Kids who visit with Santa will receive a free pouch of magical reindeer food, while supplies last. Fireworks begin shortly after 6PM.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11
- SOUTH BARRINGTON, THE ARBORETUM – Holiday Festival with Santa’s Arrival and Animated Tree Lighting Show
Kick off the holiday season with a day of fun family activities at The Arb. Be there at 11:00 am sharp and watch Santa arrive on a Fire Truck. Then glide on the ice with the Grinch, skate with Olaf, and enjoy tunes from the 1970’s during Disco Skate. At 5:30 pm, enjoy a musical light show as we bring to life our big 36ft. Holiday Tree to life!
Santa Claus is coming to town and he’s bringing Clifford The Big Red Dog. WTTW is hosting The Big Idea Tour, a fun filled live show for kids and families of all ages. Then join Clifford and the team as we welcome Santa riding in on his new Harley Davidson. Treats for all the kids who attend.
- BASS PRO SHOPS – Santa’s Wonderland, November 11, 2017 – December 24, 2017
Santa’s Arrival and Preview Event on Saturday, November 11 at 5:00 pm.
Free photo with Santa, $5 Christmas card package, free wooden picture frame, free crafts, free activity tables, laser or foam toy arcade, Lincoln Logs building area, remote control trucks and more. Visit website for schedule and more details.
- Craft Sticks Ornament at Michaels 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
They make, you shop! Kids 3 and up can make a quick project. All supplies provided. Parent or guardian must remain on the premises.
From the author of the bestselling book Too Many Carrots, this charming picture book features the fun of winter and the heartwarming benefits of friendship. Will Tortoise sleep through another winter, or will his friends convince him to stay awake and experience the frosty fun? Find out at Storytime, with activities to follow. Free Event
- Trading Event at Toys “R” Us Stores 1:00-3:00 pm
Trade with fellow Pokemon collectors, plus receive a free collector’s album, Jangmo-o foil card, and a buildable Mega Construx Poke Ball. The first 50 attendees will get a Free Togedemaru figure.
- Thanksgiving Crafts at Schaumburg Library, 1:00-3:00 pm
Create Thanksgiving decorations including a turkey centerpiece or a leaf garland. Program for all ages.
- Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space – Family Movie at Hoffman Estates Library, 1:00 pm
Susan Murphy (a.k.a. Ginormica) and the Monsters are now working with the US government as special ops. So when an alien presence is detected in Susan’s hometown of Modesto, California — right before Halloween — the team is dispatched to investigate.
Short film, 30 minutes.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12
Event highlights include free family swim, facility tours, a balloon artist, photo booth, raffles, arts and crafts and more!
- Three Little Pigs – Puppet Theater Series in Glenview, 2:00-2:45 pm
The Book Market at Hangar One at The Glen Town Center. Registration required.