Oaklee’s Friday Fun Five December 17, 2021

Here are our top five things to do with you and your family this weekend! Make some memories!

For more great family events, see Oaklee’s  calendar of events!

Light Up the Lake – Navy Pier

December 18 – January 2
Brighten the winter season with Chicagoland’s biggest indoor, temperature-controlled light garden, featuring large-scale light-sculpture displays.



Santa House Visits – Downtown Crystal Lake

December 17 – January 23
Children may visit with Santa in his Downtown Crystal Lake house at Brink Street Market. Visits are FREE. Bring your camera, and be prepared to SMILE! Please note: Santa will be visiting on the porch this year so dress warmly! Free.



Kris Kringle Caravan – Twin Lakes Recreation Area

December 18, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Santa will meet and greet you and your Family from the safety of your car with a Ho Ho Ho and a special treat! Show some Santa some love and bring a letter or decorate your car. This is a drive thru event. $10.00 — Must pre register for your time slot at Saltcreekpd.com.


Christmas Schooner – Overshadowed Theatrical Productions

December 17 – 18, 7:30 pm
A timely and stirring tale of love and loss, The Christmas Schooner reminds us of tradition, family, and responsibility. $16.00 to $22.00 — Prices range based on chosen/available seating.



Nutcracker – Lyric Opera House

December 17 – 26
This annual holiday tradition celebrates the magic of the season and the rich cultural heritage of Chicago.