Chicagoland Event Calendar: October – December

Holiday season is coming!  The next few months will be a whirlwind of activities as everyone prepares for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.  Don’t forget to slow down and take some time to enjoy the spirit of the season with your friends and family.  In order to help you do just that, we’ve compiled a list of some of the events scheduled in the Chicago suburbs and in the city.  Enjoy!

~Archadeck of Chicagoland

Chicagoland 2013 Event Calendar: October - December

Festivals & Craft Fairs

Didier Farms’ Pumpkin Fest Lincolnshire Oct 16-31
Highwood Pumpkin Festival Highwood Oct 17-19
Fall Festival McHenry Oct 19-27
Holiday Fair Trade Gift Boutique Libertyville Oct 26
Holiday Craft Boutique Lincolnshire Nov 9
America’s Baking and Sweets Show Schaumburg Nov 15-17
Santa’s Craft Corner Wheaton Nov 30-Dec 14

Farmers Markets

Hoffman Estates Farm Market Hoffman Estates Oct 17-31
Park Ridge Farmers Market Park Ridge Oct 19-26
Farmers Market: Palatine Palatine Oct 19-26
Elk Grove Farmers Market Elk Grove Oct 19-26
Wilmette Farmers Market Wilmette Oct 19-26
Farmers Market: Evanston Evanston Oct 19-Nov 2

Halloween Fun

CarnEvil Haunted Attraction Hoffman Estates Oct 17-31
All Hallows Eve Naperville Oct 18-19
Fright at Night (with a kid friendly session) Oak Park Oct 25
Cake Decorating: Scary Monster Cupcakes Schaumburg Oct 26
Halloween Bash Hoffman Estates Oct 26
Halloween Party at Northbrook Court Northbrook Oct 26
Halloween Trick-or-Treat Palatine Oct 26
Spooky Zoo Spectacular Lincoln Park Zoo Oct 26
HalloweenFest in Libertyville Libertyville Oct 29
Halloween Boonanza Schaumburg Oct 31

Holiday Events & Parades

Wilmette Holiday Parade Wilmette Nov 23
Magnificent Mile Lights Festival Chicago Nov 23
Thanksgiving Parade Chicago Nov 28
ZooLights Lincoln Park Zoo Nov 29
Little Friends Parade of Lights Naperville Dec 1
Brunch with Santa Aurora Dec 7
The Best Holiday Party Ever Chicago Dec 10
Breakfast with Santa at Lamb’s Farm Libertyville Dec 14
New Year’s Eve Rock ‘N’ Roll Ball Rosemont Dec 31

Concerts, Shows & Dancing

Dance Like the Stars Lincolnshire Nov 5
The Temptations Skokie Nov 16
Selena Gomez Allstate Arena Nov 22
It’s a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago! Chicago Nov 25 – Dec 29
Elton John Allstate Arena Nov 30
Polar Express Deerfield Dec 8
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Aurora Dec 14
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Chicagoland Event Calendar: April – May

Looking for something fun?  Chicagoland is full of activities and events!

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Family Day at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago April 13
DiCarlo Spring Wine, Food and Craft Beer Festival Mundelein April 13
Spring Fling Carnival Schaumburg April 20
Extreme Block Party Libertyville April 27
Mommy, Dolly & Me Spring Luncheon & Fashion Show Lisle May 4
Art in the Park Elmhurst May 4-5
DuPage Symphony Orchestra “…de la Mancha” Naperville May 11
Family Day at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago May 11
Mother’s Day Brunch at Brookfield Zoo Brookfield May 12
Mother’s Day Brunch at Artisan Table Naperville May 12
Spring Fun Fair Des Plaines May 18
Civil War Days Naperville May 18-19
Red, White & BBQ Festival Westmont May 24-26
Young at Heart Festival Loves Park May 24-27
4th Annual Barrington Art Festival Barrington May 25-26

Are we missing an event?  Let us know and we’ll add it to the list.