Holiday

Tree Lightings and Santa Sightings in 2017

Nov. 17, 6pm Chicago’s Holiday Tree Lighting Chicago: www.cityofchicago.org, Millennium Park Nov. 17, 5-9pm Winter Lights Holiday Walk & Tree Lighting Ceremony Aurora: www.aurora-il.org, 20 E. Downer Pl. Fireworks after parade Nov. 17 & 18, 7pm Fri. lighting, 10:30am Sat. parade Tree Lighting & Holiday Parade Wilmette: www.wilmettechamber.org, 1150... 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

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

Things to do over Memorial Day Weekend

This article is provided by the Daily Herald.    Pay tribute to those who gave their lives in service to our country at the many suburban Memorial Day parades and ceremonies this weekend. Plus, don’t miss the many art fests and carnivals happening, too.   This weekend Asian-American Festival... Read More

Spring Break Camps

Looking to keep the kids busy during spring break? Here’s a list of fabulous day camps for all kinds of activities. It’s not too late to sign up so register now!   Available from March 27-31 Elk Grove Park District Spring Break Camps Elk Grove: 847-437-9494 www.elkgroveparks.org For preschool... Read More

Valentine Events 2017

February 4, 6-8 p.m. Daddy Daughter Hoedown Grand Oaks Rec Center, 1401 W. Route 176, Crystal Lake www.crystallakeparks.org Yeeehaw! Girls, grab your boots and favorite cowboy, and mosey on over to the Daddy Daughter Hoedown! February 10, 4-5:30 p.m. Cool Science: Let’s Do Some Valentine Science 2244 West 95th... Read More

Holiday Light Displays 2016

            Since the sun tends to hide in December, here are some places you can find wonderful holiday light displays to brighten up your holidays. Lincoln Park ZooLights in Chicago on Nov. 25-27, Dec. 2-4, and nightly from Dec. 9 until Jan. 1 (except Dec. 24 &... Read More

Holiday Bazaars and Craft Fairs 2016

Start now to make your gift giving easy this season. These holiday bazaars and craft fairs offer one-stop shopping where you can find a perfect and unique gift for all the special people on your list. Happy Gifting! Nov. 3-6 & 10-13 The Grove Arts & Craft Faire 2016 Glenview: www.glenviewparks.org/facilities-parks/the-grove/grove-arts-craft-faire/... Read More

Holidays in Chicago 2016

The city sparkles with lights and cheer during the holiday season. Make it your family tradition to take advantage of all that Chicago has to offer during this time of year. There are train and trolley rides, music and performances, Santa runs and specialty shopping. Here’s the list of... Read More