Check out some of the great upcoming events in the Cook County Forest Preserves:
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 a.m.
|Solstice Sunrise Celebration at Cummings Square, River Forest
Help us welcome the sunrise with a fire a live music as we approach the shortest day of the year!
|December 20 – March 2
Every day, weather permitting
|Cross-Country Ski Trails Opens at Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Trails will be opened and groomed as snow conditions permit. Sagawau Nordic is open daily, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. All skiers must obtain a free trail pass. Rentals available until 2 p.m. Equipment must be returned by 3:45 p.m. Call for exact opening date.
2:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m.
|Christmas Concert at the Chicago Botanic Garden
Music make the holiday come alive! Celebrate with Christmas music and entertainment by Chicago Brass Band. Fee applies.
|Hanukkah Concert at the Chicago Botanic Garden, 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
You can picture the latkes sizzling as the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band performs in the Alsdorf Auditorium! Fee applies.Snow Wonder at Crabtree Nature Center, Barrington Hills, 1 p.m.
Snow is a wonder! Learn about this magical crystal and have some fun with snow-themed crafts. Registration required.
Winter Solstice Bonfire at Little Red Schoolhouse, Willow Springs, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
|Winter Breakout Adventures at Dan Ryan Woods Pavilion, Chicago
Don’t let the chilly weather bring you down! Embrace your time off from school and head outdoors! Youth and families are invited to join us for winter adventure and fun with activities like shelter building, GPS hikes, animal pelt station and winter-themed games. Come fore the day or just an hour! call (708)836-4042 ext 23 for details.