Veterans Day Weekend Things To Do in Chicago With Kids: New Shows, Cloud Buster, Film Fest
Another long weekend is swinging into view for Chicago families—good thing there's so much to do. Kids can join in honoring service members and their families at the Brookfield Zoo's FREE Veteran's Day Celebration on Monday. The Chicago International Children's Film Festival concludes its dazzling run on Sunday. At three matinee shows on Saturday and Sunday, The Lyric Opera presents a brand-new 45-minute opera just for kids, Earth to Kenzie, with a 50% discount on tickets for students. And if you haven't checked out Cloud Buster, the cool new climbing structure at the Chicago Children's Museum, get ready to be amazed.
It's long past 12:01am on November 1, so of course holiday fun has cranked into full gear. The Chopin Theater presents a ballet-free version of The Nutcracker, Naper Settlement opens the doors on its sweetly nostalgic Twas the Night Before Christmas Exhibit, and more FREE holiday events are on the horizon.
For even more things to do with kids this weekend, read on for our roundup of the weekend's best picks, and keep an eye on our ever-expanding event calendar.