5 Things to do in the North Shore: December 23

Enjoy winter with new experiences to make your season bright! From cultural opportunities through food and festivals, to adventures in the arts, to exploring new areas and shops, there’s something for everyone. Here’s a round-up of five activities this weekend that we think you will love!

I’m Dreaming of a “White Christmas” Musical

Music Theatre Works in Skokie is bringing the holiday movie classic White Christmas to the stage! You’ll come for the singing and dancing, but you’ll stay for the heart-warming holiday cheer you’ll feel after watching this delightful show. Take the family out for the night before the hubbub of Christmas weekend takes over! 
Date: December 23 
Time: 8:00PM 
Cost: $39+ 
Location: Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd 
More info: musictheaterworks.com

“Holiday Sing” with Your Community

Join your friends and neighbors at Village Green for a community holiday sing-along. Bring your own candle or flashlight, along with the whole family to sing your favorite holiday tunes. You’ll light up the square in this heartwarming and fun evening outside. Make sure to bundle up! 
Date: December 24 
Time: 6:00PM
Cost: Free 
Location: Winnetka, 535 Maple St 
More info: winpark.org

Do You Want to Build a Snowman?

If your child’s preschool is closed on Friday, the Glencoe Park district is here with a day full of fun for your child! Do You Want to Build a Snowman? is a day of winter fun for your 3–4 year old. Bundle them up in winter gear and let the Frozen sing-a-longs in the car begin! 
Date: December 23 
Time: 9:00AM 
Cost: $40 
Location: Glencoe, 999 Green Bay Rd 
More info: glencoeparkdistrict.com

Chanukah Concert for the Whole Family

Head to Congregation Bene Shalom for a concert with Rabbi Charlene Brooks and her band. You’ll hear both modern and classic Chanukah tunes with this rocking rabbinical band. Grab your gelt and get ready to belt out ‘Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel’ with a crowd! 
Date: December 23 
Time: 7:30PM 
Cost: Free 
Location: Skokie, 4435 Oakton St 
More info: chicagonorthshoremoms.com

“Junior Claus” is Coming to Town!

Bundle up to make it to Citadel Theatre in Lake Forest for a pre-Christmas outing with Junior Claus onstage! This musical is part of their ‘Theatre for Young Audiences’ program, so this will be fun for the whole family. Junior Claus tells the story of Santa’s teenage son learning the true meaning of Christmas through laughter, friendship, and comedic hijinks. 
Date: December 23 & 24 
Time: 10:00AM & 1:00PM 
Cost: $20 
Location: Lake Forest, 300 Waukegan Rd 
More info: citadeltheatre.org 

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