Remember how absolutely magical the holidays felt when you were a kid? Bring that magic to your little ones with these holiday activities to do with the kids in Chicago. Sure, Chicago is a great place to grow up year-round, but there’s no shortage of things to do with the kids in December. Holiday theater is in full swing, the parks and zoos are strung up in lights, and Santa seems to keep popping up everywhere. If you’re itching your head for how to entertain the kids this weekend, we’ve wrangled up the best ways to take advantage of this special time of year with the tots.
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Best Christmas activities for kids
Yes, there's a plus side to living in this freezing cold city. Lace up your skates and hop onto the ice at these fantastic outdoor (and indoor, if you're a wimp) skating rinks. Whether your kids are showing off their hockey skills, nailing their first figure eight or perpetually falling on their butts, they'll have a ball sliding around at these rinks.
No holiday season is complete without decorations, and this holiday season the Ravenswood arts center is offering a plethora of workshops to help your kids really deck the halls. From printing and sewing holiday stockings to making ornaments, families can spend the time making something together and leave with something unique to give as a gift or hang on the tree.