Fun Things to Do with Kids in Naperville This Holiday Break

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Fun Things to Do with Kids in Naperville This Holiday Break

The holidays might be the most wonderful time of year, but for many parents, it’s also one of the busiest. From buying the right gifts to decorating your beautiful but large Naperville Luxury home, you’re on the go. Still, you want to spend quality time with your kids while they’re on their holiday break and wouldn’t want them to be bored at home while you’re taking care of the festivities.

Things to do in Naperville with your Kids

Fortunately, Naperville always has something happening and plenty of kid-friendly activities going on every day.

Here are just some of the holiday activities you can enjoy with the family:

  1. Winter Solstice Campfire, Creek Bend Nature Center at LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve, Dec 29-30, 4PM

Kids can enjoy the outdoors while hiking then relax afterwards around a nice campfire and roast marshmallows. Admission is free but advance registration is required by calling 630-444-3190; e-mail to register, or visit

  1. Drop-in Winter Fun, Red Oak Nature Center, Dec. 27-28, 10AM – 3PM

Do a free activity with your child to celebrate the Holiday season. Call (630) 897-1808 for inquiries and registration.

  1. Winter Scavenger Hunt, Creek Bend Nature Center at LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve, Dec. 29, 10-11AM

Join local naturalists as they lead the search for nature’s “treasures” in the woods. Children must be accompanied by an adult. You may register in advance by calling (630) 444-3190; e-mail to register; or visit

  1. Winter Explorer’s Camp, Red Oak Nature Center, Dec 30-31

If it snows, the kids can go snowshoeing and winter hiking, There will be campfires and lots of opportunities to experience winter outdoors.

  1. Swimming at the Vaughn Athletic Center.

Most kids love swimming so why not give them a waterpark experience in winter and go for a dip at the Vaughn Athletic Center which will open from 11AM – 7PM on weekdays and 12NN – 5PM on weekends until January 2, 2015

  1. Family New Year’s Eve Party, Vaughan Athletic Center, Dec 31, 11AM – 1PM.

Send out 2014 with games, giant inflatables, arts and crafts and a balloon drop.

It’s a big year-end party that is great for families and kids to celebrate New Year’s Eve, especially those kids and parents who don’t make it to midnight. Welcome the new year with games, arts and crafts, giant inflatables, and a giant balloon drop to culminate the event.

  1. Grandparent/Grandchild Bingo and Pizza, Community Hall, 305 W. Jackson Ave., Naperville, Dec. 29, 11:30 AM – 1PM

Calling all kids ages 6 and up and their grandparents! Enjoy 12 games of Bingo, pizza , a drink, and prizes for everyone. Registration fee is $15 for resident of Naperville homes and $22 for non-residents. Registration closes on Dec. 28, 2014.

  1. NYE Countdown, base of the Carillon, Dec 31, 5PM

Get the family and enjoy the free fun happening at the base of the Carillon. Program starts at 5PM and the countdown leading up to 6PM.

For more holiday activities, check out Downtown Naperville’s List of Events at Residents of Naperville homes will also enjoy several ice skating and hockey rinks run by the park district.

If you live in a home in Naperville, you won’t run out of things to do with your kids this winter.

Happy Holidays to all!

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