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KID STUFF | Holiday Fun & More!


The holidays are here! What a fun and festive time for the kids. With events and activities happening all over the suburbs– each just as merry and bright as the next– we’re here to introduce them to you. Featuring fabulously festive events and activities, it’s no wonder why this page is loved just as much as Santa on Christmas Eve. Enjoy!

Climb the Ackerman Alps GLEN ELLYN–Indoor rock climbing is an ideal recreational activity for both youths and adults as it helps develop physical skills, cognitive skills, courage, and confidence. Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center’s Ackerman Alps features two 30-foot climbing walls with auto-belays and a bouldering wall where participants can experience the thrill of ascending the rock wall in a safe and convenient setting. Just $6 per visit for residents and $8 for non-residents. View available hours at

Santa House On the Riverwalk NAPERVILLE– This year, take a magical trip to visit Santa on the Naperville Riverwalk at Jackson Avenue and Webster Street. Admission is free. Photos can be purchased for $8 each or two for $15. Don't miss this unique opportunity to visit Santa this year! Naperville Park District,

Santa’s Craft Corner at Cosley Zoo Saturday Nov 25, Dec 2 & 9, 10-2pm WHEATON–Skip the long line at the mall and visit Santa at the zoo. While you are here, make a craft or two and be sure and tour the zoo before you go. Your admission includes crafts, refreshments, and of course, a visit with the man in red himself. Santa’s Craft Corner is held in the Kiebler Room, located on the second floor of the large barn.

Mooseheart Holiday Lights BATAVIA–Join in on the colorful fun for the 7th Annual Holiday Lights display, opening on Friday, November 24 and running 5-9pm nightly through Sunday, December 31. Holiday Lights at Mooseheart is one of Chicagoland’s largest light displays! The lighted route is approximately 1.8 miles and has more than 80 lighted displays to view. It’s so much fun for the entire family. For a list of FAQs visit

Instruments, Art, Building and More at DuPage Children’s Museum NAPERVILLE–Activities are gearing up at DuPage Children’s Museum this month! Play, hear, and move to the sound of a variety of instruments while being surrounded by art in the Museum’s newest exhibit, Art is Instrumental. Join us Grand Opening weekend November 11-12 and enjoy special performances and activities. Then, November 25-26, grab your tool belts because we’ve got the blueprints drawn up for a weekend built for fun at Builder Extravaganza. Every visit is a new adventure!, (630) 637-8000

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