Holiday

Friday Fun Five December 7, 2018

Here are our top five favorite events for you and your family to enjoy this weekend! Get out there and make some memories! For more great family events, see Oaklee’s Digital Edition, or search our calendar of events!           Holiday Light Show and Activities –... Read More

6 Best Places to Cut-Your-Own Christmas Tree

Why cut your own tree? It’s a good way to experience the countryside and support a local family farm. The trees are recyclable and sustainable, rather than made from oil-based petroleum products. The smell of fresh pine instantly creates a holiday atmosphere in your home. Just be sure to... Read More

Tree Lightings and Santa Sightings in 2018

Nov. 22, 8-11am McDonald’s® Thanksgiving Parade Chicago: www.chicagofestivals.org, State St. Nov. 23, 6:30-9pm Christmas Parade & Christmas Tree Lighting Antioch: www.antioch.il.gov/events.html, downtown to Village Hall. Nov. 23, 4-9pm Tree Lighting Arlington Heights: www.vah.com, Eastman St. & Arlington Heights Rd. Nov. 23, 7pm Festival of Lights Parade Crystal Lake: www.downtowncl.org,... Read More

Finding Deals for Thanksgiving Meals

Guest Post by Stephanie Nelson, Founder of CouponMom.com Make your Thanksgiving dinner one of the best bargain meals you prepare this year. By shopping the sales and using coupons, you’ll save big while your family and friends rave about your delicious meal. Just follow these tips for saving with Stephanie... Read More

DIY Halloween Costumes on a Budget

We got some great tips from a Consignment Expert to create and save on costumes this Halloween Do you remember your favorite Halloween costume as a kid? Mine was this long, flowing princess costume that my mother made out of green satin and chiffon. It had a vest with sequins... Read More

How to Carve a Pumpkin

Think you know the latest tricks for carving a creepy pumpkin? The pros continue to push the barriers. A handful of people become professional pumpkin carvers each fall, specializing in fantastical designs. Among them are Alex Wer, self-styled “Pumpkin Geek,” who lives near Sacramento, Calif.; Scott Cummins, a Perryton,... Read More

Friday Fun Five December 15, 2017

Here are our top five favorite events for you and your family to enjoy this weekend! Get out there and make some memories! For more great family events, see Oaklee’s Digital Edition, or search our calendar of events!       Illumination: Tree Lights at the Morton Arboretum December... Read More

Friday Fun Five October 27, 2017

Here are our top five favorite events for you and your family to enjoy this weekend! Get out there and make some memories! For more great family events, see Oaklee’s Digital Edition, or search our calendar of events!       Halloween Happening – Naperville Park District October 29... Read More