Lunar New Year and More Fun Things to Do in Chicago This Weekend with Kids

Global Connections: Lunar New Year photo courtesy of Navy Pier
Global Connections: Lunar New Year photo courtesy of Navy Pier

Looking for the best things to do in Chicago this weekend? Here are some family-friendly events and activities to add to your list for this weekend.

Winter has finally arrived in Chicago and this may be the best weekend we'll get for winter sports. There may be snow on the ground and temperatures in the upper 20s and lower 30s, which makes it the perfect weekend for outdoor activities like Nature-at-Night in North Park, Snowtrekking at Burnham Park, and Frosty Fest at Red Oaks Nature Center in Batavia. Lunar New Year celebrations continue with big neighborhood celebrations and parades in Chinatown and Uptown, and indoor festivities at Navy Pier and Fox Valley Mall.

If it snows enough this week, make sure to get out to one of our favorite sled hills before it gets too cold! If not, check out one of our top 10 winter hikes in and around Chicago for kids. Prefer to stay indoors? We have list of free indoor playspaces to keep little ones occupied this winter.

Here are our top picks for the best things to do in Chicago with kids this weekend.

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Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

Kimmer's Ice Cream St. Charles

Kimmer's Ice Cream Wheaton

Central Athletic Complex- Ice Rink

Sunset Knoll Recreation Center

Greenhouse Theater Center

Woodridge Park District

Learning Express Glen Ellyn

Anderson's Bookshop Naperville

Anderson's Bookshop LaGrange

Fullersburg Woods Nature Center

DuSable Museum of African American History

Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center

Museum of Contemporary Photography

National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture

Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art
Disney On Ice Presents Frozen and Encanto
Allstate Arena - various times Pick
Let's Learn Circuits Online Camp
Zoom - Online - 9:30 AM
Online MIT App Making Camp
Young Gates - Kids Online Personalized Classes - 9:30 AM
Artificial Intelligence with Scratch Online Camp
Young Gates - Kids Online Personalized Classes - 9:30 AM
Kids Online Camp - C++ Coding
Young Gates - Kids Online Personalized Classes - 9:00 AM
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