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What to Do With the Rest of Your Holiday Weekend

After a day of lying around eating, I just know that Zelda is going to be itching to get out of the house. Girl has so much energy, we have to go out into the world to work some of it off! That’s why I’m planning a couple of events this weekend to get us moving. If you’re ready to fully embrace the holidays, there are some awesome activities happening this weekend to do with the whole crew. If that’s just not where you’re at yet, no worries! I pulled a few that are just fun and will help break up the eating leftovers and nap cycles that come with this weekend!

What to do in Chicago Thanksgiving weekend.

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Create Your Own Board Game at Chicago Children’s Museum: Throughout the afternoon on Friday, the Chicago Children’s Museum allows babes to get creative and make their own board game! This is superb for the innovator who is always crafting things in their free time. This option also keeps you out of the cold! Admission for children and adults is $14. 

Where The Wild Things Are Exhibit at Museum of Science and Industry: Another fab indoor activity, this exhibit is included in museum entry and showcases a deeper look into the beloved classic, Where the Wild Things Are. Kids 3 to 11 are $11 and adults are $18.

Christkindlmarket: A holiday staple, this market has a ton of vendors littles will love checking out. Think pretzels, traditional German fare and so much more! The market is free and held in Daley Plaza, check here for exact times. If you live in Naperville save yourself a trip to the city, they have one there too

Ice Skating at the McCormick Tribune Rink: Open from 10am to 10pm on Friday, this too is a must for the holidays! If you don’t feel like going Friday they have a full run down of hours here, just be sure to make it a must at least once this season! Admission is free, though skate rentals run $12. 

Illumination: Tree Lights at the Morton Arboretum: This might be the one Zelda and I are most excited about! They have turned the Morton Arboretum into a winter wonderland filled with lights and music, and I can’t wait to see Zelda’s eyes light up! Buy tickets ahead of time here, adult tickets cost $22 and kids up to 17 are $14. 

Santa At The 900 Shops: Last week Zelda and I helped light The 900 Shops’ tree, but don’t worry, that wasn’t the only time to see Santa! He resides on Level 3. 

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