Kane County Happenings

Winter Break Family Fun In The Western Suburbs

The days between Christmas and going back to school can be hard to navigate! Maybe you just need a little break, or a fun activity to break up the day. Or perhaps you want to start a new family tradition! Whatever your reason there are great options in Kane County and Chicago’s Western Suburbs! With just a short drive, you have the following events and locations at your fingertips!

We hope you enjoy the last days of 2018 and find a peaceful and harmonious beginning to the new year!

St Charles

St. Charles, IL
Family Fun Fest Pheasant Run Dec 28-30
Fun for the whole family with indoor activities for all ages.    


Geneva, IL
Ice Skating Rink at Geneva Commons
Shoe rental available Open until January 13th    

Mooseheart, IL
Holiday Lights at Mooseheart
One of Chicagolands’s largest displays running 5:00PM-9:00PM nightly through Monday, December 31st.
$10 per car    


Naperville, IL
Family Fun New Years Eve
Dupage Children’s Museum
This annual year-end celebration, now in its 17th year, has become a holiday tradition for families and is an important fundraiser for the Museum.  


Warrenville, IL
Star Wars Fun and Games
Ages 3 and up Dec 28th, noon to 3 pm at Stream Tutoring
You can drop your child at this event or participate together!

Theatre Arts for Kids
Ages 6 and up at Stream Tutoring Jan 3rd, 9am-12
Full events page for Stream Tutoring https://www.facebook.com/pg/StreamTutoring/events/…

Aurora, IL
Family New Year’s Eve Bash
December 31, 11am-1pm
Vaughan Athletic Center  


Wheaton, IL
Cosley Zoo
Zoo Lights
Through December 30th Lights come on at 3pm, closes at 9pm

Elgin, IL
Lil’ Kickers open house
Jan 5th, 9am-12, games, and activities for age 18 months to 8 years.

Elgin Public Museum
Story Hour
Jan 5th, 11am-Noon Free

Western Suburbs, Lisle

Lisle, IL
Tree lights at Morton Arboretum
Until Jan 1st, 430-9:30pm

Darien, IL
Mighty MidKid Family Gaming – For kids grades 1-6 and their family.
Wii Mario Kart, Playstation games and family favorites or try a new board game. Snacks will be served. No registration needed.
Dec 28th, 2-4:30pm

Other locations to explore
Story Times at your local library
The Lego Discovery Center in Schaumburg
Chicago Botanic Garden in Winter
Carol Stream Ice Rink