Family Friendly: Two chances to spend time with Santa
Drury Lane Theatre is hosting Santa along with "A Christmas Carol."
Updated: December 6, 2012 3:20PM
A delicious buffet, a children’s version of Charles Dickens’ classic, “A Christmas Carol,” and a visit with Santa.
Family outings don’t get much better than Breakfast with Santa or Dinner with Santa at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace.
“It has become traditional for a lot of people to come back every year,” Drury Lane General Manager Adrian Papaproko said. “A lot of adults stop by and tell me how it brings back memories of when they were kids coming to Drury Lane with their families. And now they’re coming here with their own kids.”
Breakfast/theater packages at $25 for adults, $22 for children 12 and younger are available at 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Dec. 8, 15 and 22. Guests can choose to see the 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. performance. The dinner/theater package at $35 for adults, $27 for ages 12 and under, is available at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19 with the performance at 7:30 p.m.
For details, call (630) 530-0111 or go to www.drurylaneoakbrook.com.
Children can also hear Chris Van Allsburg’s “The Polar Express” read at All Aboard!, a special storytime at the Oak Brook Barnes and Noble, 297 Oakbrook Center, 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7. There will also be related activities and treats.
For details, call (630) 684-0586 or go to www.barnesandnoble.com.
WHERE’S SANTA’S SLEIGH?
That’s the question kids will help answer during the Clarendon Hills Christmas Walk, 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7 in the downtown area. The event begins with the annual tree lighting at Village Hall and continues with games, sleigh rides, strolling carolers and, of course, Santa.
For details, call (630) 323-8700 or go to www.clarendonhillschamber.com.
The ghosts of Christmas past, present and future will be explored during “Charles Dickens: His Holiday Stories,” 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 at Elmhurst Historical Museum’s Education Center, 120 E. Park Ave. Actor Terry Lynch of Histories for Kids will talk about Dickens’ life and holiday stories. Refreshments will be served following this free program.
For details, call (630) 833-1457 or go to www.elmhursthistory.org.
Kids will take an imaginary trip to Santa’s home during the Polar Express Party, 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 at La Grange Public Library, 10 W. Cossitt Ave. They will watch the film, “The Polar Express,” make a bell necklace and snack on hot chocolate and cookies. Event is for infants to age 12 and parents. Registration is required.
For details, call (708) 352-0576 or go to www.lagrangelibrary.org.