Peoria, 6th Annual Kristkindlmarkt - Weekend Two (12/12 - 12/13): Experience a bit of Old World Christmas Magic at the 6th Annual Kristkindlmarkt at The Lindenhof, 7601 N. Harker Drive, Peoria, Illinois 61615, (just off of Pioneer Parkway near Enterprise Car Rental)
Aledo, Aledo Holly Days 2015 (12/4 - 12/6): This event has been a tradition in Aledo for decades, sponsored by Aledo Main Street. Friday night will begin with a one of kind Electric Parade, Chili Supper at the Aledo Fire Station
Alsip, Meechie Halls Funny Business (1/1 - 12/31): There is no better way to have an evening filled with fun and laughs. There is always something funny going on at Riddles!
Alton, ALT: Miracle on South Division Street (12/10 - 12/13): Meet the Nowaks of Buffalo, NY; Clara and her three grown kids have always known they were special, ever since the miraculous night in 1942 when the Blessed Mother appeared to Grandpa in his barbersho
Alton, Alton Hauntings Tours (11/23 - 11/30): Based on the book Haunted Alton by Troy Taylor, Alton Hauntings Tours offers an entertaining and spine-tingling trip into the unknown, taking visitors to the most authentic haunted places in Alton.
Alton, Olde Alton Art & Craft Fair (12/5 - 12/6): Find all your Christmas goodies at the 26th Annual Olde Alton Arts & Crafts Fair featuring a variety of crafters from Illinois and Missouri. Breakfast and lunch will be served and there is free parkin
Alton, Christmas Wonderland (11/27 - 12/27): Hear the sleigh bells jingle and see 3 million lights twinkle amongst a beautiful backdrop at Rock Spring Park's Christmas Wonderland.
Alton, Dixie Dudes and Dance Band (12/18): Join together at Jacoby Arts Center to enjoy traditional Dixieland music. The music will lift the spirit, lighten the heart, and start the foot tapping.
Alton, Wreaths Across America (12/12): This National program began some 15 years ago in an effort to Remember the fallen, Honor those who serve, and Teach our children the value of freedom.
Andover, Andover Christmas Walk (12/5): Andover and Andover Lake Park will glow with decorations. Stroll on walkways marked by luminaries or ride in a horse-drawn wagon. Join a soup supper, visit Santa and take part in a Christmas tree sile
Aurora, A Christmas Story (11/25 - 1/3): One of the most watched and beloved Holiday movies ever made comes to life in a full-blown musical production on the Paramount stage.
Aurora, Holiday Express at Blackberry Farm (12/5 - 12/20): All aboard for a magical ride on the Holiday Express train! Experience Lake Gregory and Blackberry Farm in all its holiday glory amid thousands of twinkling lights and songs of Christmas. Back in the
Aurora, First Fridays (12/4): It’s a night of art, fun, music and community at local businesses and venues in downtown Aurora on the first Friday evening of the month. First Fridays in Downtown Aurora invites the community to enjo
Aurora, Giftmart at Bardwell Elementary, East Aurora (12/19): For decades, the hallmark of holiday charity programs has been the “adopt-a-family” model in which families who have no money to buy gifts for their children are matched up with those who desire to be
Aurora, The Second City: Holidazed & Confused Revue (12/4 - 12/20): Spend your holiday season with the funniest comedy crew in the country: Second City and their hilarious holiday show Holidazed and Confused. These guys are bringing their world-famous skits, songs and
Barrington, Clara’s Tea Party (12/4): Barrington Youth Dance Ensemble invites children age 3-8 to a magical evening with Clara and her friends, a festive holiday tea party and Nutcracker dance party.
Barrington, The Messengers at McGonigals (12/5): Everything from Neo-Folk to hip-hop and modern country. Acoustic instruments and stand-up drums. Lots of fun!
Belleville, After Work Business Networking (12/3): Feel free to bring your spouse or a friend. This event is open to the public, so you don't need to be a member to attend.
Belleville, Galaxy Night (12/8): Bring the family for an unforgettable night in a galaxy far, far away.
Bement, 5th ANNUAL MIKE WALSH MEMORIAL 5K (12/12): Join us for a beautiful race through the streets of Bement during winter! The course is flat and fast through the town park!
Bensenville, Santa Train Ride (12/6 - 12/13): Your trip to the North Pole (Elgin) begins at Bensenville Train Station (located at 110 W. Main St., Bensenville, IL 60106).
Bensenville, Farmside Christmas (12/5): Step back to yesteryear and start the holiday season with this great family event.
Bensenville, Holiday Bazaar & Ladies Night Out (12/4): The event features Mini Spa Services, Boutique Shopping, DJ, Drawings, Demonstrations, and a Welcome Glass of Champagne (for those over 21).
Bloomington, Professional Women of McLean County (12/8): PWMC is an organization in McLean County dedicated to advancing women through information exchanges, educational programming, and scholarship.
Bloomington, Sara Evans at Christmas (12/3): Sara Evans at Christmas will be on December 3rd, 2015 Thursday 7:30pm at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington, Illinois.
Bloomington, Jeff Dunham Perfectly Unbalanced (12/5): Jeff Dunham Perfectly Unbalanced will be on December 5th, 2015 Saturday 5:00pm at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington, Illinois.
Bloomington, Ugliest Sweater Run (12/5): Ugliest Sweater Run Saturday, Dec. 5 at 1:00 p.m. | Miller Park Put on your best holiday cheer and come out to Miller Park for the 2nd annual Ugliest Sweater Run with Bloomington Parks & Recreation, a
Bridgeview, Bridgeview Toycon show (12/6): This event is designed to raise toys and awareness for children whom suffer with cancer.
Brookfield, Holiday Magic (12/5 - 12/27): See the Lights. Feel the Magic. Continue the Tradition.
Brussels, Eagle Watching with Ranger (12/5): Join a refuge ranger for a morning of eagle watching on Dec. 5 from 9 a.m.- 10 a.m. Visit multiple areas at the wildlife refuge that are known for eagles and learn more about these amazing birds.
Carbondale, Labyrinth Walk (12/6): The public is invited to a monthly Labyrinth Walk to be held the first Sunday of each month at 7:30am at the Labyrinth Peace Park, north of Gaia House, 913 S. Illinois Ave, Carbondale.
Carlyle, Ugly Sweater 5K and Rudolphs Run (12/19): The Ugly Sweater 5K and Rudolph's Run will be held to raise funds for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life events of Centralia, Clinton County, and Salem.
Champaign, Holiday Happy Hour (12/3): Join us for the Land Connection's second annual Holiday Happy Hour on Thursday, December 3 from 5-8pm at Pizzeria Antica in Downtown Champaign!
Champaign, Community Education Night (12/7): Monica Uddin, Assoc. Professor of Psychology U of I will speak on:Molecular underpinnings of stress-related mental disorders.
Champaign, Fall Prairie Skies (12/11): A live-narrated tour of the wonders of tonight's sky, accompanied by some of the legendary stories of the ancient sky.
Champaign, FriendShop Bookstore Open (12/5 - 12/6): The FriendShop Bookstore includes 20,000 used books, movies, CDs, and audiobooks.
Champaign, The Nutcracker (12/4 - 12/6): The talented dancers of the Champaign Urbana Ballet under the direction of Deanna Doty perform this timeless piece with live accompaniment from the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra.
Champaign, Whiskey Tasting w/ Monique Huston (12/3): Join us on Thursday, December 3rd, at Sun Singer Wine & Spirits for a special and exclusive whiskey tasting event
Champaign, CatSnap Adoption Event (12/5 - 12/19): CatSnap Kittens and Cats and occassionally other animals (dogs) available to greet and meet and for adoption to loving furever homes.
Chicago Heights, Twist Your Dickens (12/4 - 12/27): The Goodman Theatre and The Second City team up to present a hilarious send-up of the Dickens holiday classic A Christmas Carol.
Chicago, #WOOF Wednesday - The December Edition (12/2): The lights go down, the men come out and Team Sidetrack is geared-up and ready to #Party. Join the Sidetrack Woof-Pack with DJ Ryan spinning you into the night. #Grrr
Chicago, 15th Annual One of a Kind Show (12/3 - 12/6): The 15th annual One of a Kind Show will run December 3-6, 2015. It will be the ideal place to find truly unique items for yourself, your home and everyone on your holiday gift list.
Chicago, 2015 Jingle Bell Run/Walk - Chicago (12/12): Jingle Bell Run/Walk®is a fun, festive event for the whole family! Put on your reindeer antlers and your running shoes and come join us for some holiday cheer.
Chicago, 2015 Winter Soiree (12/18): Sprouting Leaders has proven the effectiveness of bringing mentorship and guidance directly to the classroom.
Chicago, 20th Annual Christkindlmarket (11/20 - 12/24): The unique shopping experience, typical German food and drinks, make the Christkindlmarket Chicago a preferred and popular destination.
Chicago, 3rd Annual Theatre Tag at Christkindlmarket (12/1): Local theatres will be performing sections of their holiday plays throughout the day. Stop by the Mainstage near the Grand Timber House to experience some holiday fun!
Chicago, A Beery Happy Hanukkah (12/8): A full selection of bottled and seasonal draft beers will be available to wash down the steaming hot potato latkes and hors-doeuvres that will be provided.
Chicago, A Kokandy Christmas (12/3 - 12/23): Pour yourself some eggnog and make yourself at home for a family-sized portion of holiday cheer! An evening of stories and songs, A Kokandy Christmas will feature new musical arrangements of favorites
Chicago, A Month Of... Storytelling (11/11 - 12/9): The task is to go out and play a game of telephone on a public train. If you would like to do this as a group before the show email email@example.com. Everyone who does the task get's into the sho
Chicago, A Snowy Day with Beatrix Potter & Friends (12/12): The stories of Helen Beatrix Potter, featuring iconic animal characters like Peter Rabbit and celebrating British country life, are told through a series of mechanical suitcase sculptures.
Chicago, Advent Church Tour (12/1): All are welcome to the Advent tour of churches on Tuesday, Dec. 1. Churches include those visited by St. John Paul II, as well as a basilica.
Chicago, Advent/Christmas Service and Party (12/2): Join us for a celebration of Advent and Christmas traditions, open to those of any faith tradition or none, including caroling, tree decorating and more.
Chicago, Andy Andrist (12/11): Andry Andrist with special guests TBA
Showtime: 8:00 PM 21+
Tickets: $10 In Advance / $15 At The Door
When he's not on the road, his free time is spent marathon running,
Chicago, Annual Holiday Art Sale & Fundraiser (12/7 - 12/13): Join us for our annual Holiday Art Sale, featuring high quality artwork from our Oakman-Clinton School & Studio artists! Pottery, prints, paintings, textiles, photographs and more will be available fo
Chicago, Argentine Tango I Class (12/7): Perfect place to start your Argentine Tango journey, this class will cover the basics like Tango Walks Forward, Tango Walks Side, Six-Count Basic, Salida, and Cruzada Forward Ocho.
Chicago, Bel Canto (12/7 - 1/17): Ann Patchett's best-selling novel Bel Canto took the literary world by storm. Now, in a new work curated by Lyric's creative consultant, Renée Fleming, this riveting story inspired by a real-life even
Chicago, Breakfast with Santa (12/5): Santa Claus is coming to town and stopping by 720 South for breakfast with those on the nice list! Kids can meet with Santa and decorate cookies! Indulge in our breakfast buffet or other offerings whi
Chicago, Palace of the Occult (11/13 - 12/18): PALACE OF THE OCCULT
Written and performed by Neil Tobin
Directed by David Belew
Produced by Eclectic Full Contact Theatre
INTERACTIVE WORLD PREMIERE: Attend the most sensational evening on Berl
Chicago, Pantry Prep Day (1/1 - 12/31): Each week, our community food pantry serves approximately 200 low-income families and helps them receive nutritious groceries to take home at no cost.
Chicago, Paris Cocktails Book Party (12/9): Join Girls’ Guide to Paris founder Doni Belau in toasting her new Paris Cocktails book while learning about and sampling the latest drinks from the exploding cocktail scene in the City of Light.
Chicago, Peter/Wendy by Jeremy Bloom (11/25 - 12/20): In this lyrical, atmospheric interpretation of Peter Pan, Jeremy Bloom strips the familiar story down to its emotional essence.
Chicago, Piedmont Wine Dinner! (12/1): Join Summer House wine director Ryan Arnold for a celebration of the wines of Piedmont, while enjoying a multi-course menu created by Executive Chef Ben Goodnick!
Chicago, Pimprov (10/30 - 12/18): Hailed by critics and audiences, Pimprov is one of the most original and hilarious unscripted shows in town.
It's Pimps that improvise. It's that simple.
"Politically correct, no. Funny, yes!"
Chicago, PLAYING GOD by Matt Rieger (11/13 - 12/20): In the cosmic game room, lost souls challenge the creator himself in a board game to determine their fate.
Chicago, Polar Palooza (12/5 - 12/6): While the weather outside is frightful, all bundled up- Polar Palooza is delightful! This December, Rogers Park hosts Chicago’s annual Polar Palooza event.
Chicago, Pozolada 2015 (12/5): Pozolada is a fiesta like no other; it starts with 30+ all-you-can-eat pozole varieties.
Chicago, PRIVATE LIVES by Noel Coward (11/21 - 12/14): Noel Coward's Private Lives is a comedy of manners which focuses on a divorced couple who,while honeymooning with their new spouses, discover that they are staying in adjacent rooms at the same hotel.
Chicago, Prohibition Repeal Day Party (12/5): This was the day that Prohibition ended and Americans were free, once again, to drink at their own will. The Boundary wants to make this a day that Division Street will never forget by hosting a 1933-
Chicago, Rebuild Talk: Remeike Forbes (12/1): Brooklyn-based graphic designer Remeike Forbes will present his perspective on the relationship between graphic design discourses and black social and cultural histories.
Chicago, Renegade Craft Fair Holiday (12/5 - 12/6): We are thrilled to return to the historic Bridgeport Art Center for the Holiday Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago on December 5 + 6, 2015!
Chicago, REvisited/REnewed (12/4 - 12/6): Crafted by Artistic Directors Brenna Pierson-Tucker and Christopher Tucker, Esoteric Dance Project presents REvisited/Renewed; exploring three signature selections of repertoire from over five years o
Chicago, River North Wine Fest (12/12): Tickets include champagne & wine tastings plus a cheese plate! We will have over 35 wines and champagnes from all over the world available for sampling.
Chicago, Rudolph Ramble 8K & Donner Dash (12/14): The Donner Dash is designed for children ages 2 to 12 years, and takes place on a loop course on the running path with the start and finish in the heart of the festivities. The race will be staged in
Chicago, Science Snoozeum (12/11): Enjoy a rare chance to visit MSI after everyone else has gone home! Explore the Museum's one-of-a-kind exhibits at your own pace.
Chicago, Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Goose (12/9 - 1/3): Holmes' holiday is interrupted when a precious gem is found inside a Christmas goose ready for the oven. Holmes and Watson take on the case, travelling all over wintry London to find the jewel thief.
Chicago, Snow Much Fun (12/2): Chicago’s “coolest” ice rink returns in Snow Much Fun, Chicago Children’s Museum’s much-loved winter tradition. In this whimsical, snowy cityscape, you’ll experience all the joys of winter—with none o
Chicago, Solace Souls Sundays (1/1 - 12/31): The new Solace Souls Sundays Open Mic will be held in a new location, The Quarry Event Center on 2423 E 75th.
Chicago, South Side Connections (12/13): South Side Connections is an afternoon of historical investigation co-presented by four South Side arts organizations: the Renaissance Society, the Hyde Park Art Center, the South Side Community Art C
Chicago, Student Directing Scenes (12/5): The directing class step out from the behind-the-scenes and take a seat in the director’s chair. Will culminate all the work done over the course of the semester as students direct their peers in a va
Chicago, Holiday Craft Bazaar (12/6): Get your holiday shopping done with 100% of the proceeds going back to 10 amazing rescue groups including ALIVE Rescue!
Chicago, Holiday for Hope 2015 (12/19): Dreams for Kids welcomes you to our 27th Annual Holiday for Hope!
Chicago, Holiday Giggle 2015 (12/9): Join Technocratic Center of Chicago at the 13th Annual Holiday Giggle Fundraiser as we gather for an evening of laughter, music and giving!
Chicago, Holiday Tasting party (12/4): The Junior Board of Restoration Ministries is holding its 7th annual Holiday Tasting Party on Friday, December 4, 2015.
Chicago, Hope Throws Her Heart Away (11/27 - 12/30): "Hope Throws Her Heart Away" by Susan Goodell is a comedy/drama about a woman who has gone adrift trying to be all things to all people, pleasing everyone but herself.
Chicago, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago: Winter Series (12/10 - 12/13): This winter, four inventive artists will awaken your spirit with evocative works exploring themes of acceptance, self-reckoning, and the complexities of desire.
Chicago, Jazz Links Jam Sessions (12/9): The Jazz Institute of Chicago created the Jazz Links Jam Sessions to provide an environment where student musicians can learn, grow, and connect with their jazz community in front of a live audience.
Chicago, Joffrey Ballet’s Nutcracker (12/4 - 12/27): See Robert Joffrey's version of this holiday favorite for the last time! Don't miss this lavish, beloved holiday tradition, with Tchaikovsky's score performed live by The Chicago Philharmonic.
Chicago, John McDermott Special Holiday Performance (12/10): Please join us on Thursday, December 10th at 7:00PM, and enjoy an evening of Scottish and Irish ballads, beautifully sung by the founder of the acclaimed Irish Tenors.
Chicago, Jollypalooza (12/5): The event features Santa and Mrs. Claus strolling the street and visiting shops along with festive entertainment and holiday specials at participating businesses.
Chicago, Julmarknad (12/5 - 12/6): Julmarknad is the Museum’s annual Christmas Bazaar, where traditional Scandinavian and modern handicrafts will be available for purchase.
Chicago, Little Women (12/6 - 12/22): Louisa May Alcott's beloved story of the March sisters returns this holiday season in a charming retelling from 20% Theatre. Join Jo, Meg, Beth, Amy and their friends as they navigate the joys and tri
Chicago, Million Dollar Quartet (1/1 - 12/31): On December 4, 1956, an auspicious twist of fate brought together Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley. The place was Sun Records’ storefront studio in Memphis.
Chicago, New Alaska (12/4 - 12/20): Help Crash finish the 2015 Season with a Winter dance original like no other.
Chicago, NewMoves, 2015 (12/17): NewMoves, 2015 is a choreographic competition in which the winner is chosen exclusively by audience votes and is announced at the close of the competition and awarded a $500.00 cash prize!
Chicago, One Root, Many Branches (12/12 - 12/13): MUNTU DANCE THEATRE PRESENTS ITS FALL CONCERT & GALA 'ONE ROOT, MANY BRANCHES'
DECEMBER 12th & 13th
REVA & DAVID LOGAN CENTER FOR THE ARTS
910 E. 60th STREET
The production 'One Root, Many Branc
Chicago, Christmas With The Sisters! (12/12): The Sisters will be dressed in their Holiday finest and helping you celebrate with a Pub Crawl to the Suburbs!
Chicago, Cocktails with a Twist (12/8): Deck the halls of the theater’s rehearsal space while enjoying delightfully twisted cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Then, sit back and enjoy the world-famous Second City’s send-up of Christmas classics
Chicago, ComedySportz improv (6/4 - 12/26): Enjoy a 90-minute improv comedy show where two teams create comedy scenes, songs and games right on the spot based on audience suggestions. The audience then chooses the winner.
Chicago, Dame Myra Hess Concerts (11/25 - 12/30): Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts features solo and ensemble performances of classical music that showcase emerging performers. Held year round on Wednesdays at 12:15 pm in Preston Bradley Hall.
Chicago, De vuelta: Works by Chicago Imagist Errol Ortiz (8/21 - 3/20): Errol Ortiz (b. 1941) is a Chicago native and former student at the School of the Art Institute in the early 1960s. Participating with the Chicago Imagists group, Ortiz continues to be an integral mem
Chicago, Dionysos Unmasked: Ancient Sculpture and Early Prints (7/11 - 2/15): The exhibit juxtaposes ancient sculpture with prints from the 15th to the 18th century with pieces from the permanent collection, new loans of ancient art, and recently acquired works on paper.
Chicago, DIY Messiah (12/6): Pauls UCC Chancel Choir as we celebrate the season with Handel.
Chicago, DRAMA STARS Summer Camp : Our theme for 2014 is PAINTING THE STAGE! This summer we will play with stories about art-making and the visual imagination.
Chicago, Dynamite Divas (12/12 - 1/24): What happens when you put Aretha Franklin, Nancy Wilson, Nina Simone, Gladys Knight and Roberta Flack in the same room for a day?
Chicago, ENCHANTED HOLIDAY LUNCH CRUISE (12/4): This December get into the Holiday Spirit! Celebrate the season with a Spirit of Chicago Holiday Cruise. These special holiday events feature buffet dining, engaging DJ entertainment for dancing and d
Chicago, Enoversity: Wine 101 December (12/6): At our Enoversity "classes," guests sample and learn about various wines, focused on that month's topic.
Chicago, Ensemble Dal Niente: Neue Musik (12/6): Each composer featured on the Neue Musik program lives and works in Germany today, exhibiting at once an engagement with and struggle against the country’s rich cultural and musical tradition.
Chicago, Epopeya (11/22 - 2/28): Aguijón Theater
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Chicago, Fall Revolution Craft Show (12/13): We are a couple of local metal-smiths running and organizing a bi-yearly (amazing!) craft show.
Chicago, Family Day: Costume Mania (12/5): Drop by and join in the Smart's free family activities every month! Each Family Day features hands-on art activities designed to inspire children to think about and respond creatively to art and the w
Chicago, Fashion and Arts Humanity Fete (#FAHF2015) (12/12): *************THIS AWARDS SHOW SOLD OUT LAST YEAR.***************
The Arts of Humanity presents the 5th annual Fashion and Arts Humanity Fete, honoring entities that use the arts to advance humanity
Chicago, Festive fayre & Cabaret des Fêtes ! (12/4): Come and celebrate the season with live music, fabulous food, and our executive director, Jack McCord's famous vin chaud! But first singer Elise LaBarge brings us her Cabaret des Fêtes with pianist Pa
Chicago, FISCHmas 2015 (12/5): You like great beer? You want to get some use out of that ugly Christmas sweater grandma made you? Well..... FiScHmas is the event for you this season!
We have 12 of the best Christmas, Winter bee
Chicago, Friday Night Fudge (10/30 - 12/18): An evening of comedy and music brought to you by the independent improv team Fudge (Dan White, Ryan Cleary, Damian Anaya, Kyle Chorpening, and Tim Lyons).
You'll hear music from young Chicago artist
Chicago, Friday Night Hose Down (10/2 - 12/4): Mark and Scott Piebenga grew up answering the phone in their house with those two fateful words. Piebenga Plumbing. Then the name of their family business, now those words represent some of the best
Chicago, Gotta Dance (12/13 - 1/10): One remarkable dance team. One big chance. One small twist. You gotta be over 60.
Chicago, TEA by Velina Hasu Houston (11/15 - 12/13): Five Japanese "war brides" of American soldiers who live in Kansas, struggle with their cultural identity and the anti-Japanese prejudice that followed World War II. After one of the women commits sui
Chicago, Tea With Clara and Nutcracker Performance (12/6): A Treat for the Entire Family!
Join us for a delightful tea party planned around either of the two Sunday performances of the Ruth Page Civic Ballet's "The Nutcracker" on Sunday, Dec 6. "Tea with C
Chicago, The Greatest Story Never Told (10/24 - 12/19): The Greatest Story Never Told is improvised interactive theater for families.
A narrator walks on stage with a storybook only to discover that the book HAS NO TEXT!
Also, NO ACTORS ARE THERE TO
Chicago, The Holiday Party (12/12): It's that time of year again! Ticket sales are open for The Holiday Party, Latinos Progresando’s LEGENDARY annual winter celebration.
Chicago, The Idea Incubator Workshop (12/3): join us for our first ever Idea Incubator. You will have an opportunity to engage in group brainstorming and one on one sessions to help you get started on all your ideas big or small!
Chicago, The Magic Cabaret (10/21 - 12/30): The Magic Cabaret entertains with mind-boggling sleight of hand and audience participation in small Greenhouse Theater Center.
Chicago, The Nutcracker (12/11 - 12/13): Hyde Park School of Dance will present its 13th annual production of The Nutcracker December 11 through December 13. This narrated, family-friendly production is a south side favorite and provides an
Chicago, Three Little Kittens (9/12 - 1/3): Three Little Kittens will be on September 12th, 2015 - January 3rd, 2016 at Emerald City Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
Chicago, Tidings of Tap! (12/11 - 12/13): Featuring tap dances to celebrate Christmas, Chanukah, & the Winter Seasonwith all live music!
If you're tired of the same old Holiday entertainment, Chicago Tap Theatre has a show for you! Come se
Chicago, Tinsel! The Musical (12/12 - 12/27): Telling the story of a nearsighted reindeer's rise from life as a clumsy waitress in Frosty's diner to a famous recording artist, TINSEL! THE MUSICAL will put the star on top of your holiday season wi
Chicago, TLPA presents: Casino night at The Kinmont (12/2): All of your favorite gaming tables will be available from Blackjack and Poker to Roullette and Craps. Trade your winnings into raffle tickets for some amazing prizes.
Chicago, Too Much Light... Best of 2015 (12/4 - 12/13): The Neo-Futurists' signature show, performed since 1988, is the longest-running production in Chicago history. Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind is an ever-changing attempt to perform 30 plays in
Chicago, Trivia Night at Burwood Tap (6/3 - 12/1): Put your brain to the test with a team of up to six people while enjoying $3 well drinks, $3 domestic and Dos Equis drafts and a free buffet at 8:30 p.m.
Chicago, Trivia Night at Declans Irish Pub (6/3 - 12/1): Compete with teams of up to six people, and quench your thirst with $4 Goose Island drafts and $7 car bombs.
Chicago, Trivia Night at F. OMahonys (6/3 - 12/1): Conjure up the answers to some trivia questions with a team of up to eight of your friends. Sip on specials that include $12 Miller Lite pitchers and $4 16-ounce PBR cans.
Chicago, Trivia Night at Krolls (6/3 - 12/1): Get a group of 10 of your smartest friends together for an evening of competition and $2 off craft beer bottles, $5 glasses of wine and half-price wine bottles.
Chicago, Trivia Night at Sedgwicks (6/3 - 12/1): Test your wits while drinking $4 select microbrew pints, $12 captain and coke mini pitchers and eating $1 mini pulled pork sandwiches.
Chicago, Trivia Night at Wheel House (6/3 - 12/1): Get your brain working with a team of up to six people and enjoy $12 domestic pitchers, $5 well drinks and $6 sliders.
Chicago, Tsukasa Taiko: Taiko Legacy 12 (12/19 - 12/20): Taiko Legacy 12 is a matinee and perennial favorite of families. It is performed by Tsukasa Taiko, celebrated for convening three generations of drummers in its ensemble and representing today’s vibra
Chicago, Wired Fridays:Cajmere (12/4): For an international audience reawakening to the influence of Chicago house during the 1990s, Curtis A. Jones acted as the renaissance leader.
Chicago, World AIDS Day Conversation (12/1): Victoria Noe began her involvement in the AIDS community in the 1980s, first as a volunteer, then as a fundraiser, both on staff and as a consultant.
Chicago, Youre Being Ridiculous: BEAUTY (11/21 - 12/5): YOU'RE BEING RIDICULOUS is a group of real people telling real funny & touching stories about their lives with a theme as their guide. You'll learn all about our hopes, dreams and desires in our new B
Chicago, ZooLights Presented By ComEd and PowerShares QQQ (11/27 - 1/3): Join us for the brilliance of this annual fun, free, family-oriented holiday celebration, featuring luminous displays and holiday-season activities throughout zoo grounds.
Chicago, Bri-ko (7/25 - 12/12): Simple tasks become riotously complicated in this non-verbal clowning-meets-sketch comedy experience.
Chicago, CARAMELO TIMBA PARTY: Manolito y su Trabuco (12/19): ENGLISH
Directly from Cuba, MANOLITO Y SU TRABUCO return on tour to the USA and will stop in Chicago for a christmas concert of his popular dance music known all over the world. Manolito and his 15
Chicago, Cena Con Amici (Dinner with friends): Tartufo Bianco (12/3): Join us for a special Cena con Amici pop-up dinner featuring tartufo bianco, better known as the white truffle. Rare and enigmatic, the highly prized and sought after white truffle from Alba in North
Chicago, Chicago Architecture Biennial (10/1 - 1/6): The Chicago Architecture Biennial provides a platform for groundbreaking architectural projects and spatial experiments that demonstrate how creativity and innovation can radically transform our lived
Chicago, Chicago Artists Chorale presents: The Frost Variations (12/8): THE FROST VARIATIONS will feature Frostiana: Seven Country Songs, composed in 1959 by famed composer Randall Thompson. The piece richly musicalizes the poetry of Robert Frost and has become a celebrat
Chicago, Chicago Improv at the Den (1/1 - 12/31): Come check out Chicago Improv at The Den every Tuesday at 8PM ($5) and Saturday at 10:30PM ($8). The show is free with any Improv ID.
Chicago, Chili Cook-Off (12/6): If entering a chili, please contact the Reverend right here on Facebook or just let your favorite Carys bartender know!
Chillicothe, A Night in Bethlehem (12/11): A Night in Bethlehem Open House will take place at Chillicothe Christian Church. Enter the ancient city of Bethlehem, be counted in the census, explore an unforgettable Marketplace where you can taste
Chillicothe, Santa’s Woodland Workshop (12/12 - 12/13): All ages are welcome to be one of Santa’s helpers at this workshop! Each “elf” can pick out three quality, hand-crafted gifts to construct and take home.
Collinsville, 22nd Festival of Trees (12/2): The 22nd Festival of Trees will be held on December 2, 2015, 6:00pm at the Gateway Center.
Columbia, Worship Night (12/2): We sincerely hope you can join us as we lay ourselves down, and lift His name high.
Countryside, Annual Port Tasting (12/5): Join us in the store for this annual event of wonderful ports.
Crete, Crete Country Christmas (12/4 - 12/6): Come on out to our Crete Country Christmas, 3 days of various activities in Downtown Crete, Illinois, with a lighted parade & great company & cash raffles! A large Christmas Lodge, with heated tent, t
Crystal Lake, 1st Friday Art Show - Crystal Lake (5/1 - 12/4): On Friday, May 1st @ 5:00 to 8:00pm, Lakeside Legacy Foundation in Crystal Lake, is proud to welcome the community to our 1st Friday Art Show at Lakeside Legacy Arts Park.
Crystal Lake, Kiwanis Santa Run For Kids (12/6): The Kiwanis Santa Run is a 5k-Walk and 1 mile kids dash. This will be our 4th annual. This event raises funds for Big Brother Big Sister, Turning Point, CASA, Girls on the Run and Main Stay.
Crystal Lake, McHenry County Gun Show (12/20): The McHenry County Gun Show will be held on Dec 20th, 2015 in Crystal Lake, Illinois. This Crystal Lake gun show is held at Holiday Inn Convention Center and hosted by DJ guns of Illinois
Dekalb, HOLIDAY TRADITIONS 2015 (11/15 - 12/6): Kick off your holidays with a tour of the elegantly decorated mansion at the end of November, or join us for our open house events at the beginning of December.
Dekalb, Colgate Skating & Gymnastics Spectacular (12/16): The NIU Convocation Center, Disson Skating and Radio Disney are pleased to announce Hollywood Records recording artist and popular actress Olivia Holt and MAX as the special guest artists who will per
Dekalb, This Changes Everything Documentary (12/1): The film travels the world from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond.
Downers Grove, 2nd Annual Ugly Sweater Holiday Party (12/2): A Night of Friendly Competition and Giving Back, Compete against your colleagues and friends for the coveted title of Worst Dressed and you could win one of our ultimate white elephant gifts
Edwards, Christmas on the Ghost Front (12/12): It’s December 1944 and Christmas is coming. A detachment of American troops have settled into a small Belgian farmhouse not far from the German border.
Edwardsville, Upcycled Tree Class with EMK Creations! (12/1): Join EMK Creations and create your very own Pinterest inspired upcycled holiday tree! Cost for the class is just $20 and includes all materials and complimentary coffee, cocoa, and cookies.
Edwardsville, Walk It Off - Walk, Talk & Coffee (12/1): KICK OFF to Walk IT Off! Walk IT Off is a walking group that will gather at RunWell for a 3 mile walk on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 6:30am.
Elburn, Breakfast With Santa (12/6): Come on down for a good breakfast, bring your camera and take a picture with Santa.
Elgin, Drum Clinic with Omar! (12/6): In that time he has taught percussion/drum set privately for almost 10 years, 5 of those years he has taught lessons on a full time basis.
Elmhurst, Cold, Colder, Coldest: Winter Seminar (12/6): We will discuss the idea of layering and how products can build upon one another depending on temperatures as well as the elements to create solutions for your winter running goals.
Elmhurst, David Wallace Haskins: Skycube (8/14 - 2/1): Elmhurst Art Museum presents the world premiere of Chicago-based artist David Wallace Haskins’ Skycube outside the Museum 24/7 beginning August 11, 2015.
Elmhurst, Christmas Party (12/12): Family and friends are welcome - the More the Merrier!!:). There is a sign-up sheet now available for registration at school. Bring a dish or two to share - there is a sign-up sheet for this (i.e. for
Elsah, Annual Christmas Hymn Sing (12/19): This event starts in the Methodist Church, moves across Selma Square to the Christian Science Church, and is followed by cookies, punch, and coffee in Farley's Music Hall.
Elsah, Home for the Holidays (12/5): The house tour is from 12 pm to 4 pm. The tickets include touring historic homes, the village museum, churches, bed and breakfasts and riding in a horse drawn carriage or decorated wagon with a team o
Elsah, Home for the Holidays Tour (12/5): People love walking around Elsah, feeling the presence of the past. Join us as we open the holiday season and our homes.
Evanston, A Ceremony of Carols by Bella Voce (12/20): Join the Women of Bella Voce and guest harpist Alison Attar as we present Benjamin Britten’s beloved A Ceremony of Carols in its original version for three-part women’s chorus.
Evanston, Restore Nichols Concert Hall (12/4): Nichols Concert Hall just celebrated its 100th anniversary and the building is in critical need of repair.
Evanston, Iris Dement And Pieta Brown (12/12): "Like A White Stone." She'd never heard of the poet before, and didn't even consider herself much of a poetry buff, but a friend had leant her the anthology and it only seemed polite that she skim it
Evanston, Evanston Winter Arts and Crafts Expo (11/21 - 12/20): The Evanston Art Center’s Winter Arts & Crafts Expo is one of the largest and most celebrated craft shows in the Chicago area.
Evanston, Holiday Baroque (12/6): Alice Millar Chapel will resound with the sparkling energy of two Bach Brandenburg Concerti, complemented by the lilting simplicity of Handel’s Laudate pueri Dominum for solo soprano, violins, and con
Evanston, Wine & Nibbles Shopping Party (12/3): Please join us for a shopping party benefitting ROW! 20% of sales goes back to ROW. Wine and snacks will be provided.
Frankfort, Dancing Marlin Gluten Free Chefs Dinner (12/8): Dancing Marlin is pleased to announce a very special event on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 6:00 PM with Dancing Marlin Gluten Free Chefs Dinner .
Frankfort, Essential Oils for Your Dog - Seminar (12/2): At this presentation, you will learn: How and why essential oils they work for healing and well-being, Which blends will work best for your dogs needs and more.
Freeport, Quarter Auction! (12/2): Join us for our Third Annual Quarter Auction! All funds raised benefit the Bethany Bright Beginners Preschool Scholarship Fund .
Galena, Basic Beading Class (12/5): This is the perfect beginner beading class to learn the basics of design, stringing, and clasping; including the proper use and application of tools.
Galena, Romantic Dinner Package : Enjoy a romantic candlelight dinner in either the dining room of the main house or the privacy of your own cottage.
Galena, Introduction to Knitting Workshop (12/5): This one-day workshop will teach the very basics and is designed for those who have never knit or have not knit in a very long time.
Galena, Juliani Fundraising Concert (12/6): Join us for an exclusive evening of music, wine, and hors d'oeuvres in the parlors of an elegant 170 year old historic mansion on December 6, 2015.
Galena, Katie Sullivan (12/5): A Soulful energetic folk/rock tunes, bluesy guitar riffs and groovin’ versions of Irish pub tunes dominate Katie’s performances.
Galena, Mark Twain and The Laughing River (12/5): The wit and wisdom of American humorist Mark Twain comes alive as Jim Post blends his skills as a storyteller actor historian and musician to take you from the adventures of Twain's youth to his early
Galena, Galena Studio Tour (12/5 - 12/6): Join us on a self-guided studio tour through historic Galena, IL on December 5-6, 2015. Don't be afraid to ask questions and explore the studios.
Galena, Taste of Christmas-Progressive Dinner (12/5): Join the members of Best of Galena, as they open up their Bed and Breakfasts for this annual event, Taste of Christmas-Progressive Dinner on December 5, 2015.
Galesburg, A Nova Christmas (12/19): This evening of love, joy and peace will feature many familiar carols in traditional arrangements, and a few new ones for you to enjoy. Come join the many families that make this concert a part of th
Geneseo, Christmas Walk (12/12): Geneseo’s famous Christmas Walk is going strong as it celebrates its 30th anniversary on December 12th.
Glencoe, Family Skate: Hawaiian Night (12/11): Island music, flower leis, and tropical snacks will make you remember warm weather again! The whole family is invited to a Hawaiian open skate and broomball night.
Glencoe, Wonderland Express (11/27 - 1/3): Wonderland Express is one of the Chicago area’s top holiday “must-sees,” and a family-friendly, made-for-memories experience. Bring the smartphones and video cameras, as our holiday exhibition delight
Glencoe, Wonderland Express Landmark Lecture (12/5 - 12/15): Ms. McDonald will be providing historical insight on the landmarks we have throughout Wonderland Express, and doing a visual comparison of our replicas.
Glenview, Gingerbread Jubilee (12/5): In an old-fashioned holiday activity! Come decorate a unique gingerbread barn while listening to holiday music, sipping hot chocolate and enjoying cookies.
Godfrey, Adult Nature Club (11/30): Each month discuss different topics that will help you be a responsible citizen to Mother Earth such as; how to grocery shop responsibly, how to compost and why we recycle, and where does our recyclin
Godfrey, Annual Snowflake Festival (12/4): Visit beautiful Glazebrook Park lit up with twinkling lights to celebrate the holiday season. Join the Godfrey Parks and Recreation Department for the annual Snowflake Festival at Glazebrook Park in
Godfrey, ASO: The Splender of Christmastime (12/12): Our holiday concert is always filled with merry-making music- Sleighride, Christmas Festival, White Christmas, selections from the Nutcracker, our Guild Winner, and more.
Godfrey, Jazz On A Fall Evening (11/30): Lewis and Clark Community College Jazz Band and the Alton High School Jazz Band will perform in the Commons.
Godfrey, Nature’s Creations- Winter Wreaths (12/7): Decorate your front door with a natural wreath. Join TNI and a professional florist as we create one of a kind wreaths to take home. Space for participation is limited.
Godfrey, Discovery Nature Club (12/3): The Nature Institute is excited to share their newest program with you and your families. Discovery Nature Club is bimonthly, after school program for 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders.
Godfrey, Breakfast with Santa (12/12): The Village of Godfrey and the North Alton Godfrey Business Council together invite children of all ages to have breakfast with Santa at the KC Hall located at 1713 Stamper Lane in Godfrey.
Godfrey, Candy Cane Challenge (12/5): Bring group of friends to hunt out clues using GPS and a compass. This challenge will lead you on TNI trails and make you would as a team. Your reward? CANDY!
Grafton, Bald Eagle Days at Pere Marquette (12/18): A site interpreter at Pere Marquette State Park will be presenting informative programs about bald eagles this winter.
Grafton, Pere Marquette Trail Run (12/12): An off-road 7.8 mile Trail Run. We run along single-track trails through the scenic Pere Marquette State Park . Ours is considered the toughest & most grueling race in the Midwest!
Grafton, Taste of Chocolate & Holiday Riverwalk (12/5): Celebrate the start of the holiday season in Grafton with the annual Taste of Chocolate. While in town, stop in the various businesses along Main Street and near the riverfront for special promotions,
Grafton, Tom Nickeson (12/5): Catch TOM NICKESON at Grafton Winery & Brewhaus this December 5th.
Grafton, Christmas Mystery Dinner Theater (12/4): Welcome to a Dickens of a Killing! This hilarious holiday show is full of all of your favorite Charles Dickens characters and features a little singing, a little dancing and a little murder!
Grant Park, Speak Easy Event (12/11): Join us for a night of Jazz and Fun! We have put together a special evening event featuring Live Jazz Music, 5-course dinner including a Chocolate Fountain, & More!
Grayslake, I Like Big Bows (and wine) Workshop (12/2): Interior Designer Nancy Anderson who will teach you how to make gorgeous bows and share practical holiday decorating tips (as well as answer any of your interior design questions!).
Grayslake, OAS Consignment Auction (12/5): Looking for a special piece of equipment or a special vehicle? Come out to Obenauf's Lake County Municipal Auction and find what you are looking for.
Grayslake, Design & Decorating Seminar (12/8): Join us for a Better Homes and Gardens webinar titled Design & Decorating Trends for Todays Homes from Style Director Max Wilker.
Gurnee, Holiday Shopping Event (12/3): Please join us for a Holiday shopping Event and a Meet & Greet with Santa!!
Hartford, Arrival at Camp River Dubois (12/12 - 12/13): This annual event commemorates the day William Clark and the men of the detachment arrived at the confluence of the Riviere a Dubois, Mississippi and Missouri rivers.
Harwood Heights, Adult Book Discussion Group (1/1 - 12/31): Copies of each month's book are available in regular, large type, audio and eBook formats at the Library Services Desk.
Hebron, Sip n Paint (12/8): Come enjoy an evening of creativity and cocktails.
Hinsdale, Hinsdale for Haiti 2015 (12/6): A family-friendly Christmas concert to provide safe drinking water in Haiti.
Hoffman Estates, Beer Fest Beatdown (12/12): Beer Fest Beatdown will be on December 12th, 2015 Saturday 2:00pm at Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.
Hoopeston, Christmas Walk (12/5): It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Stop in at Treasured Roots Flower Shop to purchase your ticket!
Hudson, Da Deer Run Run 8K (12/12): 8K run. The Deer Run Run is held at Comlara County Park. The euro-style cross country run will take you on scenic trails, through streams, up and down hills, and over barriers while allowing you to se
Jacksonville, 32nd Annual Pilot Club Holiday Home Walk & Tea Tour (12/6): Join us for glittering lights and trees and enchanting displays. Tour the beautifully (holiday) decorated homes. Tickets are $15 in advance and can be purchased at County Market, Family Gardens or fro
Kankakee, Holiday Pop Up Shop (12/5 - 12/12): Feed’s holiday pop-up is back! Shop for unique, handmade gifts from local artists and makers. Bring your appetite. Coffee and breakfast treats will be served.
Kankakee, KVTAs A Christmas Story (12/11 - 12/13): NEW FOR 2015: Select your seats online and conveniently print your tickets AT HOME! Tickets are now FOR SALE for our entire 2015-2016 season!
Lake Forest, Holiday Market at Elawa Farm (12/4 - 12/6): Cassidy Alexander, a nationally know portrait and sihouette artist, will be participating in this year's Holiday Market (on Sunday 12/6 only), to cut sihouettes of you or your children.
Lake Forest, In Store Tasting (12/5): The Holidays are Here! In Store Tasting @ Grand Cru Wine Merchants
Lawrence, 11th Annual Holiday Homes Tour (12/6): Come tour decorated homes in the Lawrence, KS area and shop for holiday decor. There will be a Holiday Shoppe and Bake Sale, both open to the public, at the Smith Center at Brandonwoods.
Lemont, Frigid 5K (12/6): Bundle up and join us for the 7th Annual Lemont Park District Frigid 5k!
Lincolnshire, 30th Annual Guild of St. Marys Christmas Prelu (12/4): Boutique Preview Party will be held on December 4th at 9am. Brunch and fashion show will be from 9:30am-11am and boutique shopping will be available from 10am-3:30pm. Don't miss this day of fashion an
Lincolnshire, The Nutcracker (12/19 - 12/20): Be a part of the magic! Over 100 children, ages 6 and up, will perform in our professionally produced production, alongside professional dancers and actors in principle roles.
Lisle, Benet Academy Avions DANCE FOR THE DRIVE (12/6): The Benet Avions with the support of local dance companies invite you to their third annual "Dance for the Drive" to benefit the Benet Academy Christmas Drive.
Proceeds benefit local families in ne
Manteno, Christmas Unwrapped (12/11 - 12/13): The Christian Church has taken the resources of its respected Bethlehem Walk program and reorganized it into Christmas Unwrapped.
Marshall, Hometown Holly Day (12/5): Come out and enjoy shopping from over 45 vendors with a great assortment of items! Refreshments will also be available from the Boy Scouts so be sure to come out and show your support!
Moline, Santa Fun Run (12/12): Plan for Adventure is hosting its inaugural Santa Fun Run, ending with a Holiday Party at PFA's new location! You can join for a part of it, or all of it!
Moline, Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove (12/3 - 12/6): Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt on December 3-6, 2015 at the i Wireless Center.
Monticello, A Holiday Affair (12/12): Celebrate the season with an elegant holiday party at the Allerton Mansion! Festivities include a cocktail hour with cash bar, five-course meal, and classy holiday tunes from The Katie Flynn.
Monticello, Brand New Church Start (3/15 - 12/27): Living Life Church will be launching their first service on March 1st at 10:00 am. Have you been hurt by church?
Monticello, Holiday Open House (12/12 - 12/14): Come out to see the beautifully decorated Mansion during the Holiday Open House, held December 12-14 from 10am-4pm each day.
Monticello, Hometown Holiday Open House (12/6): Over the last several years, local Home-based Businesses have gathered together to offer a “One Stop Holiday Shop” for the community.
Monticello, Lunch With Santa On The Train 2015 (12/5): Anyone 2 and older will need a ticket. Those under 2 are required to sit on a lap, and will not receive a sack lunch without buying a ticket.
Morton Grove, Morton Grove Farmers’ Market (1/1 - 12/31): Welcome to the Morton Grove Farmers’ Market! We are a volunteer organization that seeks to provide a wide variety of fresh, locally-produced foods and products to Morton Grove and its neighboring com
Mundelein, Ladies Night ~ Benefiting Reach Rescue! (12/3): Join us for a fantastic night of fun at our Adoption Center / Whisker's and Wags! We have unique, and exciting vendors ready to help you check off items on your holiday shopping list!
Naperville, I am Shine 2015 a One way Christmas Concert (12/3): Don’t miss the soul-stirring music and media that will refocus hearts on the One God who deserves all honor and praise! If He is lifted up, He will draw people to Himself. So bring everyone you know.
Naperville, Inaugural Holiday Cookie Walk (12/5): Sure to satisfy any sweet tooth, buy your tickets now to participate in Downtown Naperville’s inaugural Holiday Cookie Walk on Saturday, December 5 from 11am to 3pm.
Naperville, Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol (12/10 - 12/13): You probably know Jacob Marley as the ghostly former business partner of Ebeneezer Scrooge in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.
Naperville, Naper Lights (11/27 - 12/31): Naperville Sunrise Rotary, in partnership with the Naper Settlement presents the Third Annual Naper Lights event located in the Naper Settlement conveniently located in downtown Naperville.
Naperville, Crystal Concert 2015 (12/3 - 12/4): Neuqua Valley High School Music Department Crystal Concerts
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New Lenox, Old Campground Festival of Arts & Crafts (6/25): This annual family and pet friendly event is on the wooded grounds of the United Methodist Church of New Lenox, IL and it features arts and crafts booths, live entertainment on the outside stage, food
Niles, Santas Arrival Party (12/5): Santa will be arriving on a big red fire truck, escorted by the Niles Fire Department. From there, join toy soldiers and Santa’s elves for a special holiday parade through the mall as Santa cruises to
North Aurora, Holiday Lights at Mooseheart (11/27 - 12/31): Holiday Lights at Mooseheart is one of Chicagoland’s largest light displays! The lighted route is approximately 1.8 miles and has more than 80 lighted displays to view! Features include: Santa visit,
O Fallon, Celebration of Lights (11/27 - 12/30): Celebration of Lights is a holiday light display held at Fort Zumwalt Park. Each scene is designed and funded by local organizations, churches and businesses.
Oak Brook, First Friday (8/7 - 12/4): First Friday occurs on the first Friday of every month!
Oak Park, #GivingTuesday (12/1): . We invite you to join the movement and to help get out and give this December 1.
Oak Park, Beaders Night Out (8/4 - 12/1): Beader's Night Out is the first Tuesday of every month.
Oak Park, Home for the Holidays (12/19): Celebrate the season with free horse-drawn sleigh rides, a visit from Santa Claus, and a special showing of “Grinch” .
Oak Park, One-Day Writing Workshop for Women with Elizabeth Berg (12/6): This is a workshop designed to do a lot in a small amount of time, a kind of boot camp for writing, limited to ten women. You could very well come away come away with a finished piece--essay, short st
Oak Park, GOvember Wrap Party (12/1): We will have an awesome raffle for everyone who turned in a completed map or took 4 photos of themselves running in Oak Park and tagged us on social media.
Oak Park, Brunch with Santa 2015 (11/29 - 12/20): Santa Claus is coming to The Clubhouse every Sunday during the holiday season!
Orland Park, A Girlfriends Christmas (12/1): Join us as we begin the Christmas time with a time of worshiping our king with beloved Christmas songs.
Palatine, Kid Pictures with Santa (12/6): Santa will be here to see all the good little girls and boys and help you make some great holiday memories.
Palatine, Family Frame Show! (12/3): Please join us on Thursday, December 3rd to celebrate our 1st Anniversary in our new location!
Palatine, Haskana Christmas Party (12/7): Catch up with old friends, make new friends, share your successes, network, eat, drink and be merry.
Peoria, 2015 Jingle Bell Run/Walk - Peoria (12/5): Be part of the largest holiday 5K race series aimed to fight arthritis! Chosen as one of the Most Incredible Themed Races, Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis is a fun and festive way to kick off your
Peoria, 6th Annual Kristkindlmarkt - Weekend Two (12/12 - 12/13): Experience a bit of Old World Christmas Magic at the 6th Annual Kristkindlmarkt at The Lindenhof, 7601 N. Harker Drive, Peoria, Illinois 61615, (just off of Pioneer Parkway near Enterprise Car Rental)
Peoria, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical (12/20): Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical is so faithful to the original show that it practically transports audience members into the television special.
Peoria, Holiday Poinsettia Show (11/20 - 12/31): The holiday season would not be complete without a visit to our Conservatory, where our tropical collection blends with hundreds of poinsettias to create a wonderland unmatched anywhere in Peoria!
Peoria, Laser Light Nights / Beatles & Classic Rock (12/12): Sit back, relax, look up and rock out! Listen to your favorite music - The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, U2, and more - while being dazzled by the multicolored laser light show on the Dome.
Peoria, Lee Greenwood Christmas Concert (12/10): Lee Greenwood is an icon in country music, with more than 30 albums to his credit. With seven #1 singles, 25 additional charted singles and a variety of country music industry awards under his belt,
Peoria, Narrated Nativity Scene (11/30): This beautiful handmade attraction - maintained by the dedicated volunteer base - details the "reason for the season." Tune into 1610 aM to hear a two minute narration. Admission is free.
Peoria, Critter Christmas (12/5): Enjoy Christmas Zoo style! Enjoy a light breakfast and crafts in our lodge from 9:00-10:00, and then head out into the Zoo. Starting at 10:00, our animals will get gifts here at the Zoo that you can w
Peoria, Gallery Walk with John Butte (12/20): Join John Butte, son of a Gypsy Coed, author, and owner of the Silver Streak as he leads a special gallery walk of Gypsy Coeds Ride the Silver Streak.
Peotone, Staying Positive in a Negative World (12/8): The world health organization defines Health as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
Philo, Brain Health Series (12/8 - 12/10): Join Chelsey Byers Gerstenecker, University of Illinois Family Life Educator, as she conducts this four-part series at the Philo Township Hall, 104 S. Harrison St., Philo from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Date
Plainfield, Sixteenth Annual Memorial Luminary Program (12/2): The family and staff of Friedrich & Overman-Jones Funeral Homes invite you and your family to attend our Sixteenth Annual “Memorial Luminary Program.”
Pleasant Plains, Clayville Christmas (12/5): We look forward to seeing you at Clayville Historic Site for Clayville Christmas on December 5, 2015. Pleasant Plains School caroling groups throughout the day.
Poplar Grove, R Family Farm Visit (1/1 - 12/31): R Family Farm is a small-acreage farm located just 10 minutes north of Poplar Grove.
Rantoul, Wrapping Wednesdays (6/10 - 12/30): Come out to Wrapping Wednesday's and receive $5 off the Ultimate Body Applicator, aka; Crazy Wrap Thing! Also available are numerous products to sample for FREE.
Richmond, 2015 Christmas Of Yesteryear (12/4 - 12/6): Enjoy the Historic feeling of Christmas with a visit from Santa, Cookie walk, Crafters, Ballet and Theater Performances, Pancake Breakfast, Raffle Items & 50/50 Raffles. Come out an experience this fe
River Forest, Lessons & Carols (12/8): Lessons and Carols is a traditional form of Christian worship celebrating the expectation and hope of Advent, culminating in Christ’s birth.
Rock Island, Premier Firearms Auction (12/4 - 12/6): The Premier Firearms Auction will be held on Dec 4th - 6th, 2015 in Rock Island, Illinois. This Rock Island gun auction is held at Rock Island Auction Company and hosted by Rock Island Auction Company
Rock Island, Stand Up for Fairness! (12/8): Governor Rauner is holding the Illinois budget hostage to his anti-union agenda, inflicting harm on countless Illinois citizens as vital services are placed in jeopardy.
Rock Island, Winter in Bloom (12/6): See the beautiful and historic Hauberg Mansion come alive with holiday cheer at our 48th annual Winter in Bloom open house! Free refreshments, live music, a visit from Cinderella
Rockford, #GivingTuesday (12/1): #GIVINGTUESDAY, scheduled for December 1, is a national day of giving following Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Rockford, A Local Holiday Market 2015 (12/5): In its fifth successful year, "A Local Holiday Market 2015" helps you support and shop at your favorite local homegrown, grass roots businesses - all in one convenient location!
Rockford, Bethlehem Market Place: An Interactive Experience (12/6): Beth Eden UMC's Bethlehem Market Place is a 37 year tradition. Visit the market place the day of Jesus' birth and experience the sounds, smells, and people of the City of David as they come to sign th
Rockford, Pet Photos with Santa (12/12): Bring the whole family, both 2- and 4-legged, to have pictures taken with Santa. Or choose to have just family pictures taken in the beautiful Village Green Greenhouse for a $15 donation to PAWS.
Rockford, Rockford Wind Ensemble Holiday Concert (12/13): Rockford Wind Ensemble presents a delightful program of holiday music. Caroling before the concert will be provided by the Holiday Singers from Hononegah High School.
Rockford, Sixth Annual Tour de Frost Bicycle Ride (12/5): Tour de Frost, a 20-mile bicycle ride to benefit the Rockford Rescue Mission, kicks off outside Hancock Fabrics at 5836 E. State Street in Rockford, IL.
Rockford, Holiday Spirits (12/3): Get in the holiday spirit at Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens with shopping, music, and fun!
Rockford, Minecraft Unplugged (12/6): Assemble cubelets, construct a village out of newspaper, get your hands on real rocks and minerals, make a torch that lights up, blow away zombies, and dabble in pixel art.
Rockford, Christmas with Kantorei (12/12): Celebrate the season with Kantorei's Christmas program filled with traditional carols and holiday favorites.
Rockford, Cloth Diapering 101 (12/1): Andrea, from Green Lil Bums will be here with all the different diapers showing you how to make it work easily for you.
Rockford, Gifts of Hope / Potluck Dinner (12/8): Celebrate the season and help assemble and wrap gifts for those receiving inpatient and residential treatment over the holidays.
Rosemont, Midwest FurFest 2015 (12/4 - 12/6): Midwest FurFest is an annual convention which takes place in the west suburbs of Chicago, Illinois.
Round Lake, Round Lakes Annual Tree Lighting (12/4): Come out for the annual tree lighting at the Village Hall in Round Lake. Please come and enjoy a visit with Santa and mingle with the Village Officials and Staff.
Saint Charles, Kane County Flea Market (12/5 - 12/6): Monthly flea market at the Kane County Fairgrounds. "The Best in the Midwest or Anywhere". Up to 1000 dealers display and sell antiques, collectibles & Fancy Junque. Food served all day.
Saint Joseph, Bazaar Breakfast and Bootcamp (12/5): The Bazaar Breakfast and Bootcamp is a charitable event created to send the St. Joe's Church of Christ youth group on their mission trip to the holy land.
Sandwich, Yorkville Big Band Dance (11/15 - 5/15): 21 musicians with two vocalists. Dance lesson included with the admission fee of $10.00 ea. Food can by purchased at the dance. A special overnight stay at TimberCreek can by purchased. Call the Hotel
Savoy, The Jewels Gala: A Night of Distinction (12/5): The men of the Zeta Xi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. would like to cordially invite you to attend our Arthur B. Cooper Scholarship Gala entitled "The Jewels Gala: A Night of Disti
Shelbyville, Shelbyville Festival of Lights (11/25 - 1/2): Come to Shelbyville and take a drive through Forest Park as it is lit up for the Holiday season. These lights are put in place each year by volunteers and new lights and themed areas are also added.
Skokie, Salt Creek Ballets The Nutcracker (12/12): Give your whole family an affordable full-length holiday production performed in the grand Russian style by a professional company with incredible guest soloists! Salt Creek Ballet’s whimsical tale of
Skokie, The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe (12/4 - 12/6): This classic story by C.S. Lewis chronicles the adventures of Peter, Susan, Lucy, and Edmond as they discover the magical land of Narnia.
The mission of Thin Ice Ensemble Theater is to provide stud
Springfield, 42nd Annual Winter Holiday Floral Show (12/5 - 12/20): Mark your calendars and make plans now to attend the 42nd Annual Winter Holiday Floral Show on from December 5th to December 20th, 2015.
Springfield, A Child?s Christmas in Wales (12/11 - 12/13): This staged reading of Dylan Thomas’ classic holiday short story will be performed by Kevin Purcell. The original music was composed by Tim Schirmer, and includes four choral segments.
Springfield, An Historic Chrismas Holiday House Walk (12/12): Ring in the holidays at six historic sites in one fun-filled day with An Historic Chrismas Holiday House Walk on Saturday, December 12.
Springfield, Angel of Hope Candlelight Remembrance Ceremony (12/6): We look forward to seeing you at the Angel of Hope Candlelight Remembrance Ceremony on December 6th at Angel of Hope Statue on the Washington Park Botanical Garden grounds.
Springfield, Beer School 101 (11/7 - 12/5): Join us the first Saturday every month at 10:00 am for our FREE Beer School 101!
Springfield, Spielberg Lincoln (Exhibit) (Springfield) (7/18 - 12/31): An exhibit of sets, costumes and props from Steven Spielberg’s award-winning movie “Lincoln” opened Friday at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, where it will be on display for years
Springfield, JL Memorial 8K Challenge (12/12): This 8K (5 mile) race was created to honor the life of John Lazell – Corporal, USMC (Vietnam), and to challenge others to push themselves to go farther with their their running and in life.
Springfield, One Amazing Week (Special Exhibit) (1/31 - 12/31): The Old State Capitol State Historic Site will celebrate the 150th anniversary of those accomplishments with an exhibit throughout 2015.