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With over 800 Festivals & Events running year round, concerts that include the top touring musical acts, countless farmers markets and car shows in the Chicago Southland, the hard part isn’t deciding IF you should come but rather which event you ARE going to attend.

Whether it is Musher Mania at the Monee Reservoir in January, Irish Fest at Chicago’s Gaelic Park in May, any of our year round farmers markets or Lansing Autumn Fest in October, you won’t have to travel far to find family friendly activities for any age.

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Agricultural / Food / Harvest
Cultural Events
 
Displays / Arts & Crafts
 
Expo / Consumer Show
Fairs / Carnivals
 
Holiday Celebrations
 
Outdoor Activities
Parades
 
Sports Events
 
Workshops / Seminars



Below are the next 30 upcoming Holiday events in the Chicago Southland. Use the form above to search for specific events.

Wheelchair Accessible
d Displays/Arts/Crafts
ag Agricultural/Food/Harvest
c Cultural Event
w Workshop/Seminar
$ Admission Fee
h Holiday Celebration
o Outdoor Activity
s Sports Event/Recreational
f Fair, Carnival
e Expo/Consumer Show
p Parade


BOOMER TOYS AND DOLLS Sep 16, 2017 - Sep 30, 2017
1950s Park Forest House Museum, St. Mary's Catholic Church
227 Monee Road, Park Forest, IL
708-481-4252
Toys and dolls, several on loan, played with from the late 1940s into the mid-1960s will be on display, along with books about them.
W & Sa 1-3:30PM
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ODYSSEY FUN FARM Sep 23, 2017 - Sep 30, 2017
Odyssey Fun World
19111 South Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
708-429-3800
The Odyssey Fun Farm Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze is fun for all ages! It is a 110 acre farm! We boast a 13 acre pumpkin patch that you will be able to walk through to find the perfect pumpkin for your family. Our exclusive corn maze is 15 acres! It is shaped to say Odyssey Fun World Tinley Park and displays our mascot Chipper! We also have a 5 acre courtyard full of family friendly activities: The Odyssey Petting Zoo, The Inflatable Kidz Zone, corn cannons, pig races, a cow train, hay rides and pony rides! (Pony Rides only available on Saturday and Sunday. Max weight of 90lbs.) Smoking and alcohol are strictly not permitted within The Odyssey Fun Farm Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze. Smoking is only permitted within the front parking lot. No outside food or beverages allowed on the Farm! Sept. 23-Oct. 31
10AM-6PM
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ODYSSEY FUN FARM Oct 1, 2017 - Oct 31, 2017
Odyssey Fun World
19111 South Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
708-429-3800
The Odyssey Fun Farm Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze is fun for all ages! It is a 110 acre farm! We boast a 13 acre pumpkin patch that you will be able to walk through to find the perfect pumpkin for your family. Our exclusive corn maze is 15 acres! It is shaped to say Odyssey Fun World Tinley Park and displays our mascot Chipper! We also have a 5 acre courtyard full of family friendly activities: The Odyssey Petting Zoo, The Inflatable Kidz Zone, corn cannons, pig races, a cow train, hay rides and pony rides! (Pony Rides only available on Saturday and Sunday. Max weight of 90lbs.) Smoking and alcohol are strictly not permitted within The Odyssey Fun Farm Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze. Smoking is only permitted within the front parking lot. No outside food or beverages allowed on the Farm! Sept. 23-Oct. 31
10AM-6PM
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BENGTSON'S PUMPKIN FARM Oct 1, 2017 - Oct 31, 2017
13341 West 151st Street
Homer Glen, IL
708-301-3276
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BOOMER TOYS AND DOLLS Oct 4, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017
1950s Park Forest House Museum, St. Mary's Catholic Church
227 Monee Road, Park Forest, IL
708-481-4252
Toys and dolls, several on loan, played with from the late 1940s into the mid-1960s will be on display, along with books about them.
W & Sa 1-3:30PM
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NIGHTMARE AT THE TERRACE Oct 13, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017
Worth Park District Terrace Centre
11500 South Beloit Avenue, Worth, IL
708-448-7080
Nightmare at the Terrace is a 12+ room Haunted House. Each room is filled with more terrors then the previous. Can you survive the nightmare? $10 per person
F-Su 7-10PM
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TRICK-OR-TREAT IN THE WOODS Oct 14, 2017
Plum Creek Nature Center
Forest Preserve District of Will County, 27064 South Dutton Road, Beecher, IL
708-946-2216
Experience the woods like you never have before! Come dressed in costume and hike at night along a glowing trail. Keep an eye out for hidden treats, but beware of those tricks! Listen to a spooky story atop the star-strewn hill, and then end the night amidst a crackling fire to roast hot dogs and s’mores. The hike will be less than a mile on uneven natural terrain.
6-9PM
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BOO! AT THE ZOO Oct 21, 2017 - Oct 22, 2017
Brookfield Zoo
3300 Golf Road, Brookfield, IL
708-688-8000
Little ghosts and goblins of all ages are sure to have a howlin’ good time! Our not-so-scary and fun-filled event has something for the entire family to enjoy.
10AM-4PM
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HAUNTED HOUNDS Oct 22, 2017
Irwin Park
18120 South Highland Avenue, Homewood, IL
708-957-0300
Deck out your dog and join us for Haunted Hounds! Come dressed to impress. Award categories include Best Dog & Owner Combo, Best Homemade Costume, Best Big Dog Costume (41+ pounds), and Best Little Dog Costume (under 40 pounds). Don’t miss this chance to meet your H-F neighbors, win prizes and check out the latest canine outfits. All friendly canines are invited to this on-leash event. Rover’s Run membership is not required.
3PM
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SHARE YOUR HALLOWEEN STORIES Oct 25, 2017
St. Mary's Catholic Church
227 Monee Road, Park Forest, IL
708-481-4252
Share stories or something to show from your past Halloweens. Tour of Step Back into a 1950z Halloween and Boomer Toys and Dolls exhibits follows.
7-8:30PM
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PUMPKIN CREATIONS Oct 26, 2017
Central Park Building
15601 South Central Avenue, Oak Forest, IL
708-687-7270
Time to use your imagination! Join us for pumpkin decorating and Halloween games. Must register for program, and bring your own pumpkin. We will supply decorating materials and a treat. Ages 6-10. Residents-$7.00, Non~Residents-$10.00
6:30-7:30PM
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HALLOWEEN & A MOVIE SCREEN Oct 28, 2017
Coyote Run Golf Course
800 Kedzie Avenue, Flossmoor, IL
708-957-0300
Decorate your cars, trucks and ghoulish vans for the first Trunk-or-Treat at Coyote Run. Prizes for the most festive decorated trunk and costumes. Visit Wiley’s To Go Tent for festive treats for all and stick around for an outdoor movie. For more information or to reserve your parking space call 708.957.8700.
6-8PM
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TRUNK OR TREAT Oct 28, 2017
Breidert Green
Kansas & White Streets, Frankfort, IL
815-469-2177 x243
10AM-1PM
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BOO! AT THE ZOO Oct 28, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017
Brookfield Zoo
3300 Golf Road, Brookfield, IL
708-688-8000
Little ghosts and goblins of all ages are sure to have a howlin’ good time! Our not-so-scary and fun-filled event has something for the entire family to enjoy.
Sa-Su 10AM-4PM
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DOWNTOWN TINLEY BOO BASH Oct 29, 2017
Oak Park Avenue Train Station
174th & Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
708-444-5678
Dress up and head out to the Boo Bash. Wear your costume, trick-or-treat, play games, create crafts, win prizes, enjoy food and refreshments.
12-3PM
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DOLTON'S HUGE HALLOWEEN CANDY GIVEAWAY Oct 29, 2017
Dorchester Banquet Facility
1515 East 154th Street, Dolton, IL
708-201-1690
Inviting all young people and their parents to receive HALLOWEEN CANDY! Come with costumes, 'Trick or Treat' bags and Jack-o-Lanterns and get candy!
2-6PM
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KIDS EAT FREE Oct 31, 2017
Chuck's Southern Comfort Care
6501 West 79th Street, Burbank, IL
708-229-8700
Free Item from the Kids Menu for kids under 12 years of age. Limit 2 Free Kids Meals per one paying adult entree.
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HAUNTED TRAIL & HALL OF HORROR Oct 31, 2017
Markham Park District
16053 Richmond Avenue, Markham, IL
708-596-3366
Join us for an enjoyable night of spooks and fun with the entire family. Activities include a scary walk through our clown infested haunted trail and hall followed by crafts, hay ride and indoor trick-or-treating. $5 resident, $6 nonresident.
6PM
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HALLOWEEN HAPPENINGS Oct 31, 2017
Homewood-Flossmoor Sports Complex
18211 Aberdeen Street, Homewood, IL
708-957-0300
All Ghosts and Goblins, Pirates, Princesses, Monsters and more are welcome to spend a safe Halloween at the Park District’s Sports Complex. Enjoy our interactive DJ that will be playing Halloween themed games with the audience such as the Mummy Wrap, the Limbo, Freeze Dance and a Hula Hoop Contest. Want More? Take a chance to win candy or prizes at Pumpkin Shot, Monster Buckets, the Wheel of Witches, Brew Toss or jump around inside Dracula’s Bounce Castle. Guess how many candies are in the spooktacular candy jar and don’t forget to be part of the FREE costume parade at 7:30PM
6-8PM
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HAUNTED TRAIL & TRICK OR TREAT LANE Oct 31, 2017
Roesner Park
16053 Richmond Avenue, Markham, IL
708-596-3366
Bring the family out for a night full of fun. Event includes, Haunted Trail, Trick or Treating, Pumpkin Picking, Hayride and much more. $5 residents; $7 non-residents
6-9PM
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BOOMER TOYS AND DOLLS Nov 1, 2017 - Nov 29, 2017
1950s Park Forest House Museum, St. Mary's Catholic Church
227 Monee Road, Park Forest, IL
708-481-4252
Toys and dolls, several on loan, played with from the late 1940s into the mid-1960s will be on display, along with books about them.
W & Sa 1-3:30PM
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TURKEY SHOOT BASKETBALL COMPETITION Nov 4, 2017
Central Park Building
15601 South Central Avenue, Oak Forest, IL
708-687-7270
Gobble, gobble, gobble! Join us for our annual Turkey Shoot free-throw contest. Adult/child teams will compete against their age group. The best of 20 free-throws wins! Limit one turkey per family. Ages 4-adult.
6:30-8:15PM
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VETERAN'S DAY PARADE Nov 4, 2017
Southland College Prep Charter School
4601 Sauk Trail, Richton Park, IL
(708) 753-8800
The 4th annual Veterans Day Parade will be held on Saturday, November 4th, 2017. This parade brings together Elected Officials, residents, businesses, organizations, schools, bands and our neighboring communities to celebrate and to show our heartfelt appreciation to our veterans and active duty military for their sacrifices and protection. The parade which begins at 10:00 a.m., will launch from Southland College Prep Charter School and will proceed down Sauk Trail concluding at the Metra Rail Station at the intersection of Sauk Trail. Interested participants can obtain a parade application at the Richton Park Community Center. The deadline for participant applications is Friday, October 13th, 2017.
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LANSING VETERANS MEMORIAL CEREMONIAL HONE GUARD VETERANS DAY CEREMONY Nov 5, 2017
Lansing Veterans Memorial at Lansing Municipal Airport
Burnham Avenue and Glenwood-Lansing Road, Lansing, IL
708-862-7731
This year's ceremony will commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I. Seating is not provided, so attendees should bring chairs.
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A CHRISTMAS CAROL-THE MUSICAL Nov 10, 2017 - Nov 12, 2017
Oak View Center
4625 West 110th Street, Oak Lawn, IL
708-857-2200
Shows sell out quickly; Order tickets in advance! Performances are held and tickets are sold at the Oak View Center.
F-Sa 8PM; Su 3PM
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STOCKINGS FOR OUR TROOPS Nov 11, 2017
The Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center
10847 West LaPorte Road, Mokena, IL
708-390-2401
Make this holiday season a memorable for you and our troops! We invite you to gather with us on Veterans Day to decorate holiday stockings for our troops overseas. Stockings and craft items are supplied. Stockings are then stuffed and shipped to the troops by Operation Care Package.
9AM-12PM
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24TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY CRAFT & VENDOR SHOW Nov 11, 2017
Founders Community Center
140 Oak Street, Frankfort, IL
815-469-9400
Craft items include; doll clothes, kitchen items, Holiday decorations, blankets, note cards / tags, personalized photos, handmade jewelry, hair accessories, hand painted glassware and much more! Vendors included; Tastefully Simple, LuLa Roe, Pampered Chef, Tupperware, Avon, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Perfectly Posh, Young Living Essential Oils, Pink Zebra, Scentsy, Usborne Books, Pure Haven Essentials, Real Time Pain Relief, Paparazzi Jewelry and much more!
9AM-3PM
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A CHRISTMAS CAROL-THE MUSICAL Nov 17, 2017 - Nov 19, 2017
Oak View Center
4625 West 110th Street, Oak Lawn, IL
708-857-2200
Shows sell out quickly; Order tickets in advance! Performances are held and tickets are sold at the Oak View Center.
F-Sa 8PM; Su 3PM
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MOKENA CHRISTMAS FEST Nov 18, 2017
Downtown Mokena & Various Locations
Mokena, IL
708-609-6238
Children's workshop, lunch & pictures with Santa, Magician, lighted parade and family dance. Christmas Fest sponsored by the Mokena Chamber of Commerce. All day family fun!
11AM-11PM
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COMMUNITY TREE TRIM Nov 18, 2017 - Nov 19, 2017
Brookfield Zoo
First Avenue & 31st Street, Brookfield, IL
708-688-8000
Join Brookfield Zoo in gearing up for our Holiday Magic celebration by participating in Community Tree Trim. Sponsoring a tree is a beautiful way to support the zoo and celebrate the 32nd anniversary of Holiday Magic! Visit www.czs.org/events for more information. Questions? Please email Tree.Trim@CZS.org
10AM-4:30PM
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