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Make a Wish Illinois

We grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Every year, nearly 1,200 children in Illinois are newly diagnosed with a critical illness. Make-A-Wish® believes that wishes are an important part of the overall care and treatment of... Read More

Rosy Lens Portrait

Rosy Lens will capture the essence of your moment through lifestyle or studio portraiture. Combined with professional editing, that moment will be showcased in its full beauty for years to come. We also provide event photography including but not limited to birthday parties, showers, and religious events Read More

Ben’s Christmas Tree Farm

A tradition for over 25 years. 8 varieties of Hand pruned, organically grown firs, spruces, & pines. Thousands of trees to choose from on our 55 acre farm! Free horse-drawn wagon rides & Santa on weekends. Leashed pets welcome! Eight varieties of trees – all organically grown. Pines are... Read More

Pioneer Tree Farm

Selling cut-your-own Christmas trees since 1973 with a variety of pines, spruces, cedars and firs. Our trees are organically grown and pruned by hand. Wagon rides to and from the pines, tree shaking and baling, and hot coffee and cocoa in the warming house are included at no extra... Read More

Dollinger Christmas Tree Farm

Real Christmas trees are renewable and recyclable and 98% are grown on farms throughout North America. Artificial tree are mostly manufactured overseas from petroleum products which cannot be recycled and provide no benefits to the environment. Get your fresh and local tree from an Illinois family farm that’s been... Read More

Abbey Farms

We offer three seasons of fun for all: produce in the summer, pumpkin daze in the fall and Christmas trees in the winter. Cut your own Christmas tree or buy from pre-cut trees along with wreaths and bakery items. Open the weekend before Thanksgiving through Dec. 23. Pumpkin Daze... Read More

Sullivan Tree Farm

Veterinarian Ed Sullivan has owned this family farm since 1974 and has been selling trees on weekends in December for 20 years. The farm opens again this year on November 27, 2020 for u-cut and pre-cut trees and wreaths and free hay rides. Read More

Gengel Tree Farm

A limited supply of cut-your-own trees with pre-cut trees and wreaths. Open Fri.-Sun. from late Nov. through the weekend before Christmas. Read More

Mountain View Adventure Center Des Plaines Park District

The park includes mini-golf, batting cages, skate & BMX bike parks, a great party pavilion, and a concession stand. Visit the website for hours, prices, and reservation forms for groups, events, and parties. Mt. View Mine Adventure Mini-Golf http://www.dpparks.org/parks-facilities/mountain-view-adventure-center/mountain-view-mine/ Beautiful 18-hole Gold Rush themed adventure mini-golf course, with waterfalls,... Read More

Camp Tuckabatchee

Camp Tuckabatchee is located 90 miles west of Chicago on Route 80 North of Ottawa, Illinois on Route 23. Camp covers 150 acres of wooded hills and valleys with trails running throughout. There are rustic cabins for sleeping in the main camp area. The main lodge features a dinning area with... Read More

YMCA Camp Pinewood

Spend time outdoors and indoors as experienced staff lead adventures that promote a healthy spirit, mind and body. Webinars on Tues., March 25 & Thur. April 24. Info Nights on Thur. May 15 South Side YMCA 7pm, Fri. May 16 Lattof YMCA 7pm, Sat. May 17 Indian Boundary YMCA... Read More

Nature’s Farm Camp

An overnight summer camp for kids ages 8-14 focused on outdoor adventure and awesome food. Nature’s Farm Camp happens 100 miles southwest of Chicago on a working farm where kids, grow, cook, explore, create and care for animals. Read More

YMCA Camp MacLean

Spend time outdoors and indoors as experienced staff lead adventures that promote a healthy spirit, mind and body. Bring a Friend to Camp Day on Sun., April 13, 12:30-5pm. Tour Camp Weekend on June 14 ? 15. Information Nights: Indian Boundary YMCA, 711 59th Street, Downers Grove on March... Read More

Larson’s Family Farm

Pick your own pumpkins and Christmas trees and board your horses year round. In the fall, you will find gourds, squash, and fall harvest decorations, hayrides and bonfires. In the winter, cut your own Christmas tree, purchase one of our handmade evergreen wreaths or lengths of roping. At this... Read More

Park Ridge Park District Preschools

Park Ridge Park District Preschool Under the guidance of our exceptional teachers, hands-on daily activities are designed to promote each child’s physical, creative, cognitive, social, and emotional growth. Best of all, with such a wonderful start in a nurturing, stable and loving environment, our young students gain a solid... Read More

Compass School, The / Naperville North

Outstanding Reggio-Inspired philosophy & degreed teachers. Offering infant, toddler, preschool, kindergarten, afterschool, & summer camp programs. Visit www.TheCompassSchool.com for more information. Two convenient locations in Naperville: North: Corner of Hobson Rd. & Naper Blvd., 1128 Compass Ct., 630-983-9190 South: Corner of Rt. 59 & 95th St., 3040 Reflection Dr.,... Read More

Bright Horizons Chicagoland

At Bright Horizons, we understand that your child’s education and care is a priority and that choosing the right program is a big decision. Our early education programs and schools include world-class curriculum and knowledgeable child development professionals that meet the needs of children at every age and stage.... Read More

Deerfield Park District Preschool

Deerfield Park District Preschool is an early childhood education and recreation program located at Jewett Park Community Center. The Program offers activities for children ages 2-1/2 through 5 years of age. Read More

Kiddie Junction Educational Institute

Serving children 6 weeks to 12 years, 6AM-6PM. Nationally accredited early care & educational program for children ages 6 weeks through 12 years. Small teacher to child ratio & a private Kindergarten. Read More

Shepherd’s Flock Child Care

Professional child care & developmentally appropriate education for ages six weeks to five years. Intergenerational activities bring children & seniors together. Quality educational, social, emotional, spiritual & physical care in a play based environment. Read More

Buffalo Grove Montessori School

Programs for infants through kindergarten. Looking for a great start? Children enrolled in our program are carefully guided and encouraged to participate in a wide range of experiences. Come visit! Read More

Park Center Preschool

Park Center Preschool gives your child the tools needed for success. We are guided by the learning-through-play philosophy, giving children the opportunity to explore, discover, problem solve and build self-esteem. Read More

Elk Grove Park District Preschool

For over 40 years, we have had the pleasure of providing an outstanding early childhood education based on the Illinois Early Childhood Learning and Development Standards. Our well-educated staff has a combined 200 plus years of experience. We also have teachers that specialize in music and physical education. Read More

Naperville Park District Preschool Programs

Play-based program and environmentally-based program both focus on traditional kindergarten readiness learning and age-appropriate activities in preparation for the next level of education. Sunny Days Preschool is offered at a variety of locations. Our hands-on, focused learning programs emphasize individual growth, self-esteem and meeting the preschool learning needs of... Read More