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Winter Fun in Illinois

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Holiday Lights

Including neighborhood displays to mega light shows

Christmas Ornaments

Events geared towards the Holidays

Holiday Craft Shows + Markets
Holiday Craft

Local artisans displaying their talents through homemade goods

NY Celebrations
NYE Celebrations

Celebrate the New Year with or without kids!

Festive Dinner Table

Turkey Day meals outside of your home.

Music Notes
Holiday  Performaces

Concerts, performances, and more... focused on the holidays

Christmas Dinner
Meals with Santa

Brunch + lunch with the Jolly Man!

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Visit Santa

Everywhere Santa will be in our towns is RIGHT HERE!

Markets + Farmstands
Winter Markets

Fresh produce straight from the farm

Carriage Rides
Carriage Rides

Riding through the snow... sing along!

Ice Skating
Ice Skating Rinks

Free public rinks for your use

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Sledding Hills

Grab a sled or tobogan and fly!

8 Great State Parks

Winter is a great time to see our state's beauty!

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Hiking Trails

Get your snowshoes or hiking boots on!

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Be at one with nature in the forest!

Friends Snow Tubing
Winter Events

Events happening in the winter, and unrelated to the holidays

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Nearby Ski Resorts

Ski resorts in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Michigan

*DISCLAIMER:   The Branch Moms either communicates directly with business owners and organizations or visits their respective websites listed on this page to curate the events and experiences we share with the community.


We rely on the validity of their websites and the insight of those we speak to so we can do our best to track which events and experiences will and will not be occurring. Understandably, it is impossible for our team to catch them all.

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