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EVENTS IN DU PAGE FOREST PRESERVES: DEC. 24 – 30

DuPage Forest Preserves Calendar of Events

Wednesday, Dec. 26
Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides — Take a 15-minute ride through the prairies and woodlands of Danada Forest Preserve, and learn about the features of this historic preserve. Wagons will be used when there is less than 4 inches of packed snow on the trail. Noon – 2 p.m. at Danada Equestrian Center,
3S507 Naperville Road in Wheaton. $5 per person ages 13 and up; $2 ages 5 – 12; under 5 free. Rides are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Groups of 15 or more are encouraged to reserve private rides. Call 630-668-6012.


Thursday, Dec. 27
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.

Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides — Take a 15-minute ride through the prairies and woodlands of Danada Forest Preserve, and learn about the features of this historic preserve. Wagons will be used when there is less than 4 inches of packed snow on the trail. Noon – 2 p.m. at Danada Equestrian Center,
3S507 Naperville Road in Wheaton. $5 per person ages 13 and up; $2 ages 5 – 12; under 5 free. Rides are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Groups of 15 or more are encouraged to reserve private rides. Call 630-668-6012.


Friday, Dec. 28
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.

Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides — Take a 15-minute ride through the prairies and woodlands of Danada Forest Preserve, and learn about the features of this historic preserve. Wagons will be used when there is less than 4 inches of packed snow on the trail. Noon – 2 p.m. at Danada Equestrian Center,
3S507 Naperville Road in Wheaton. $5 per person ages 13 and up; $2 ages 5 – 12; under 5 free. Rides are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Groups of 15 or more are encouraged to reserve private rides. Call 630-668-6012.


Saturday, Dec. 29
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.

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.

Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides — Take a 15-minute ride through the prairies and woodlands of Danada Forest Preserve, and learn about the features of this historic preserve. Wagons will be used when there is less than 4 inches of packed snow on the trail. Noon – 2 p.m. at Danada Equestrian Center,
3S507 Naperville Road in Wheaton. $5 per person ages 13 and up; $2 ages 5 – 12; under 5 free. Rides are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Groups of 15 or more are encouraged to reserve private rides. Call 630-668-6012.


Sunday, Dec. 30
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.


Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides — Take a 15-minute ride through the prairies and woodlands of Danada Forest Preserve, and learn about the features of this historic preserve. Wagons will be used when there is less than 4 inches of packed snow on the trail. Noon – 2 p.m. at Danada Equestrian Center,
3S507 Naperville Road in Wheaton. $5 per person ages 13 and up; $2 ages 5 – 12; under 5 free. Rides are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Groups of 15 or more are encouraged to reserve private rides. Call 630-668-6012.

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.

Night Hike — Begin your celebration of the new year by taking a nighttime hike through woodlands and meadows. 7:30 – 9 p.m. at Herrick Lake Forest Preserve in Wheaton on Butterfield Road two miles west of Naperville Road. Ages 8 and up. Free. Registration not required. Call 630-206-9581.

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