Chicago Area Children's and Family Events

Choose a date, find an event, and go have some fun! Our Calendar of Events is filled with fun family events and activities in the Chicago area. Note: Always call your destination ahead of time, as some ongoing or weekly events and attractions may be closed or have special holiday hours, or may only be taking place on certain days of the week during an extended run.

Featured Holiday Events

Cosley Zoo Festival of Lights

Ruth Page Civic Ballet's The Nutcracker

'Twas the Night Before Christmas

Caroling at Cloud Gate

Christmas Around the World

Lincoln Park Zoo Zoolights

Chicago Trolley Holiday Lights Tour

ELF The Musical

Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum

Wonderland Express