Monday, December 24, 2012
It was an afternoon of festivities at Chestnut Court with carolers, free snacks, store discounts, face painting and a visit from Santa! Many stores hosted specials and showed their holiday spirit. Check out the pictures from today's events.
The businesses of Darien's Chestnut Court shopping center brought holiday cheer to residents Saturday. Santa paid a visit to the businesses during Saturday's event, which also featured carolers, face-painting and more. Participating merchants got into the giving spirit as well and offered discounts and deals. Did you go to the event? Share your photos by adding them to our gallery!
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Santa Tracker: Where you can find the big guy around Darien and Woodridge.
What's more exciting for a kid than meeting Santa Claus? If you want to get a photo you'll cherish or give your child a shot to tell Santa what he or she wants for Christmas, here's where you can find the big guy around Darien and Woodridge this holiday season. Hover over a snowflake on the map to see Santa's location, and click on the snowflake for more event details. You can also view them here: FRIDAY, NOV. 30 The Woodridge Area Chamber of Commerce puts on the annual tree lighting at 6 p.m. in the Seven Bridges shopping center. The evening will begin with the lighting of a large tree at the north end of the Seven Bridges development, in front of Cabana Charlie’s at 6315 Main St. Holiday lovers of all ages are invited to come out to …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Parents, Patch wants to hear from you on the questions that get families talking.
Welcome to Hey Mom and Dad—a weekly feature in which we ask our Facebook fans to share their views on parenting. Every week, we get the conversation started by taking a look back at a question we asked parents the week before on Patch Facebook pages from around the area. This week's question is a little delicate, but no less important or worthy of discussion. Without going into too much detail for those wandering eyes: Take a look at what people had to say and join the conversation in the comments section. Christiane Broihier: Never. — Oak Park Patch Facebook Sonja Holzman: With my oldest, she began to figure it out so we asked her what SHE thought and she told us that she knew it was us. With my youngest, he figured it out early - I think…
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
If you've got wit, add your punchline to Patch's weekly comic and win a personalized proof.
Are you blessed with insight and good humor? Or just bored today? Share your wit with your southwest suburban neighbors by entering Patch's comic caption challenge. Just add your dialogue for today's comic in the comment section of this post. Our only requirement is that you keep it clean! At week's end, we'll pick the winning punchline based on how many of us here at Patch giggle and smile at your contribution. The user who produces the winning punchline will get a personalized proof of the comic, with the winning words and a credit line, from cartoonist Chuck Ingwersen and Patch. Congratulations to Hayley B, who provided the winning punchline to last week's comic: I'm tired of always doing all the work and this guy getting the credit…
Thursday, December 1, 2011
The time is now for your children to get their Christmas wish lists in to Kris Kringle, and there's no shortage of local events where the man himself will be making an appearance.
WHAT: Kids can visit with Santa Claus and his elves at this Naperville Park District event. WHERE: Naperville Riverwalk WHEN: On the weekends of Dec. 2 to 4 and Dec. 9 to 11, 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays and noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; on the weekend of Dec. 15 to 18, 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday and noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; and on the week of Dec. 19 to 23, 2 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. Special needs nights are from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 5 to 8, and pet night is from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 1. COST: Free MORE INFO: Visit the Park District's website, or call 630-848-5000 WHAT: The popular one-hour train rides depart from Naperville and travel to the Brookfield area, switch tracks and return to Naperville, allowing children time…
Friday, November 26, 2010
Just because the trees are bare doesn't mean activities are. Today kicks off a slew of Christmas and winter-themed events.
While the final leaves drop—along with the temperature—the Morton Arboretum is gearing up for an active winter season. Boasted as the fourth most visited garden in the entire nation, the "tree zoo" rakes in over 800,000 visitors each year. (Public relations manager Gina Tedesco said 40,000 people came to watch the leaves change in October alone.) Karin Jaros, assistant director of membership, said some people don't realize there are winter events and classes. "Many people are looking for something for their kids," she said. "The Arboretum meets many needs for different people. People play in the snow, attend activities, shop in the store... however they want to use it is great." Winter festivities officially start today. They're also …