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KID STUFF (DuPage) | Gnome Globes, Zoo Year's Eve, a LEGO Train Show, Daniel Tiger at DPCM &


‘Tis the season for holiday fun! Kids all over Chicagoland have so many exciting events and activities to look forward to. From spending the afternoon at DuPage Children’s Museum to counting down the New Year at Brookfield Zoo, it’s sure to be a month filled with festive fun! Enjoy every moment together celebrating the season. To view and share online at

Gnome Globes at Morton Arboretum LISLE–After taking a hike through the Children’s Garden to hunt for all of the hiding gnomes, create a keepsake, gnome globe of your own. This unique winter experience held through December 30th is fun for a pair or the whole family! Purchase tickets in Visitor Center. Saturdays and Sundays in December, 11am-2pm. Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle.

Zoo Year’s Eve at Brookfield Zoo NAPERVILLE–This New Year’s Eve, Brookfield Zoo invites families and friends to ring in 2019 at the annual Zoo Year’s Eve Celebration. Zoogoers can delight in Chicago’s longest-running lights festival, as well as a packed schedule of live entertainment and holiday-themed activities and attractions. A live DJ sets the party tone in the Holly Jolly Theater with music, fun games, party favors, prizes and more. Events

LEGO® Train Show at Cantigny Saturdy & Sunday • Dec 8 & 9 WHEATON– The largest show of the year produced by the Northern Illinois LEGO® Train Club returns to Cantigny after a one-year hiatus due to park construction. Admission is free with paid parking ($5 per car). Parking is free for anyone donating a new and unwrapped toy for the Marine Toys for Tots drop boxes inside the Visitors Center. On Saturday, the McCormick House and First Division Museum will offer LEGO® attractions, too!

Fun for Everyone at DuPage Children’s Museum NAPERVILLE–Explore, create, build, wonder, discover, think, play, and more. The opportunities are endless! Whether coming for a day of play or attending a special event, kids and their adults will laugh, learn, and love spending time together at the Museum. Monday, December 31st join us for a countdown to Noon celebration at Fun Family NYE. Coming in January, don’t miss Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit. Plan your visit today!, (630) 637-8000

The Kids Will Love Having Fun Downtown Wheaton All Season Long..... WHEATON–From carriage rides to Santa visits, kids love Downtown Wheaton during the holidays. Each activity is available on Saturdays through December 22nd from 12pm to 3pm at Martin Memorial Plaza on Front Street. On December 1st there will be a feature performance by Jamie from the Farm at Martin Memorial Plaza from 10:30am to 11:30am and cookie decorating in the plaza from 10am to 12pm. An ice carving demonstration will take place at the plaza from 12pm to 3pm and Santa miniature train rides from 3pm to 6pm in the parking lot at Liberty and Main Street. How fun is that!

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