See the sights and hear the sounds of the holiday season with a twist on a Christmas classic play, a cookie walk, a park celebration and more in our top five picks of things to do around Burr Ridge this weekend. For a complete listing of events, visit burrridge.suntimes.com/calendar.
1. 'The Snow Queen,' 7:30 p.m. Friday
Gerda and Kai are faithful friends until one day when Kai is snatched away by the wicked Snow Queen. Undaunted by dark forests, unsavory characters and the long road ahead, Gerda sets out to find her beloved companion and bring him home. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 15. Theatre of Western Springs, 4384 Hampton Ave., Western Springs. Call 708-246-4043. $15 adults, $7 children 18 and younger.
2. 'A Modern Christmas Carol,' 7:30 p.m. Friday
The play follows the teenage great great granddaughter of Ebenezer Scrooge from the original "Christmas Carol" who unfortunately needs the help of the three ghosts of Christmas as well. Hinsdale South High School, 7401 Clarendon Hills Road, Darien. Call 630-468-4555. $5 adults, $3 for kids 12 and under.
3. Breakfast with Santa, 9 a.m. Saturday
Join in for a morning of fun including breakfast, a photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus, face painting and balloons by West Suburban Clown Club and a holiday afghan raffle. Meadowbrook Manor, 339 S. Ninth Ave., La Grange. Call 708-354-4660. Free.
4. 17th Annual Holiday Cookie Walk, 9 a.m. Saturday
Home-baked European and American cookies, breads and other specialty items will be featured at the 17th Annual Holiday Cookie Walk. The sale will begin at 9 a.m. and will continue until 11 a.m. or earlier sellout. For more information or directions, call Mary at 708-422-7113. St. Peter & St. Paul Orthodox Church, 6980 S. County Line Road, Burr Ridge. Call 630-323-3525. Free.
5. Holiday in the Park, 1 p.m. Saturday
The La Grange Park Business Association sponsors the day’s events. Featured activities include a hayride, petting zoo, bonfire, holiday crafts, refreshments and pictures with Santa. Community Park District of La Grange Park Recreation Center, 1501 Barnsdale Road, La Grange Park. Call 708-354-4580. Free.