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Events in DuPage Forest Preserves Dec. 10-16

DuPage Forest Preserves Calendar of Events

For more information on the many programs and places of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, call 630-933-7200, or visit dupageforest.org.

Monday, Dec. 10
Christmas Memories House Tours — Discover Victorian Christmas traditions. Enjoy the house decked in greens, savor the aroma of holiday treats, and see the table set for company. Tours begin on the hour 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Kline Creek Farm, 1N600 County Farm Road in West Chicago. All ages. Free. Registration not required. Call 630-876-5900.

Thursday, Dec. 13
Christmas Memories House Tours — Discover Victorian Christmas traditions. Enjoy the house decked in greens, savor the aroma of holiday treats, and see the table set for company. Tours begin on the hour 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Kline Creek Farm, 1N600 County Farm Road in West Chicago. All ages. Free. Registration not required. Call 630-876-5900.

Friday, Dec. 14
Christmas Memories House Tours — Discover Victorian Christmas traditions. Enjoy the house decked in greens, savor the aroma of holiday treats, and see the table set for company. Tours begin on the hour 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Kline Creek Farm, 1N600 County Farm Road in West Chicago. All ages. Free. Registration not required. Call 630-876-5900.

Saturday, Dec. 15
Bird-Count Field Trip — Join fellow enthusiasts to search for and record resident birds for the DuPage Birding Club’s annual Christmas Bird Count. 8 – 11 a.m. at West Chicago Prairie Forest Preserve in West Chicago on Industrial Drive one-half mile south of Hawthorne Lane. Ages 8 and up; under 14 with an adult. Free. Groups of 10 or more must register. Call 630-293-1627.

Blacksmithing Demonstrations — Stop by the wagon shed to see the blacksmith repair equipment and demonstrate the tools and techniques of the trade. Demonstrations ongoing. 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. at Kline Creek Farm, 1N600 County Farm Road in West Chicago. All ages. Free. Registration not required. Call 630-876-5900.

Christmas Memories House Tours — Discover Victorian Christmas traditions. Enjoy the house decked in greens, savor the aroma of holiday treats, and see the table set for company. Tours begin on the hour 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Kline Creek Farm, 1N600 County Farm Road in West Chicago. All ages. Free. Registration not required. Call 630-876-5900.

Christmas on the Farm — Behold a Victorian Christmas, and learn the origins of several holiday traditions. Visit with an old-fashioned Santa, and take your picture in a sleigh. Stop by a warming fire for caroling and hot apple cider. Activities ongoing. 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. at Kline Creek Farm, 1N600 County Farm Road in West Chicago. All ages. Free. Registration not required. Call 630-876-5900.

Farrier Demonstrations — See the farrier tend to Danada’s herd of  horses and exhibit the tools and techniques of the trade. Demonstrations ongoing. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Danada Equestrian Center,
3S507 Naperville Road in Wheaton. Dates and times subject to change. All ages. Free. Registration not required. Call 630-668-6012.

Sunday, Dec. 16
Christmas Memories House Tours — Discover Victorian Christmas traditions. Enjoy the house decked in greens, savor the aroma of holiday treats, and see the table set for company. Tours begin on the hour 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Kline Creek Farm, 1N600 County Farm Road in West Chicago. All ages. Free. Registration not required. Call 630-876-5900.

Christmas on the Farm — Behold a Victorian Christmas, and learn the origins of several holiday traditions. Visit with an old-fashioned Santa, and take your picture in a sleigh. Stop by a warming fire for caroling and hot apple cider. Activities ongoing. 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. at Kline Creek Farm, 1N600 County Farm Road in West Chicago. All ages. Free. Registration not required. Call 630-876-5900.

Make a Snake Ornament — Meet a snake, and make a colorful ornament. Activities ongoing.
1 – 4:30 p.m. at Willowbrook Wildlife Center, 525 S. Park Blvd. in Glen Ellyn. All ages; under 14 with an adult. Free. Registration not required. Call 630-942-6200.

Meet the Beekeepers — Learn about beekeeping equipment and the important role that bees play in our food supply. Ask the beekeepers questions about honey and bees. Demonstrations ongoing.
1:30 – 3:30 p.m. at Kline Creek Farm, 1N600 County Farm Road in West Chicago. All ages. Free. Registration not required. Call 630-876-5900.

Music at Mayslake — Enjoy holiday music as you’ve never heard it as the Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus presents “Make the Yuletide Gay.” Performances 3 – 5 p.m. and 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. at Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st St. in Oak Brook. Ages 8 and up; under 18 with an adult. $27.50 premier seating; $22.50 general admission; $20 seniors over 65, students and groups of six or more. For tickets, call 773-296-0541.

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