Celebrate the Holiday Season with DuPage Forest Preserve Programs

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Celebrate the Holiday Season with DuPage Forest Preserve Programs

Variety of programs offers something for everyone

(Nov. 7, 2019) — Catch the holiday spirit by joining the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County at a number of holiday events and programs.

While it may seem early to start thinking about the holidays, it’s the perfect time to get into the spirit and enjoy the season and DuPage forest preserves.

Thanksgiving Gratitude Walk, Nov. 16, 1:30 – 3 p.m., Mayslake Peabody Estate. Prepare for Thanksgiving in a new way, and contemplate what you’re grateful for on a leisurely guided walk. Jot down your reflections and, if the mood strikes, share them with the group. Ages 18 and up; $5 per person. Register at the walk, online or at 630-206-9566.

Make a Snake Ornament Drop-In Family Activity, Dec. 8, 1:30 – 3 p.m., Willowbrook Wildlife Center. Get in the holiday spirit Willowbrook style! Craft a colorful ornament, and then meet DuPage snakes as you learn about their fascinating lives. All ages; under 18 with an adult. Free. No registration. Questions? Call 630-942-6200.

Farmhouse Museum Tours: Christmas Memories, Thursday – Monday, Dec. 1 – Jan. 6, 10 a.m. – 3 p,m. on the hour, Kline Creek Farm. Discover Victorian holiday traditions and explore the lifestyle of a successful farm family as you tour the farmhouse museum. Learn how the home was a place for work as well as relaxation and how it served as the building block of the rural community. Free; registration not required. Questions? Call 630-876-5900.

Music at Mayslake: Acappellago, Dec. 7, 7:30 – 9 p.m., Mayslake Peabody Estate. Join this a cappella chamber choir for Escape to … A Winter Wonderland. Ages 12 and up; under 18 with an adult. $15 – $17 per person. Tickets at acappellago.org or 708-484-3797.

Christmas on the Farm, Dec. 7 & 8, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., Kline Creek Farm. Discover the history of popular traditions, take a photo with Santa in his sleigh, sing carols around the warming fire, and enjoy cookies and hot apple cider. All ages. Free admission. No registration. Questions? Call 630-876-5900.

Music at Mayslake: WDCB Jazz Salon, Dec. 12, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m., Mayslake Peabody Estate. Join us for a holiday concert featuring two of Chicago’s most soulful jazz musicians: Typhanie Monique and Neal Alger. All ticket proceeds go to the restoration of historic Mayslake Hall. Ages 12 and up; under 18 with an adult. $15 per person. Register online or at 630-206-9566.

Holiday Art and Craft Market, Dec. 14 & 15, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Mayslake Peabody Estate. Shop for quality artisan holiday gifts for family and friends. All ages; under 18 with an adult. Free admission. No registration. Questions? Call 630-206-9566.
 
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The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County has been connecting people to nature for more than 100 years. More than 4 million people visit its 60+ forest preserves, 166 miles of trails, six education centers and scores of programs each year. For information, call 630-933-7200 or visit dupageforest.org, where you can also link to the District’s e-newsletter, blogFacebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

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