Get out on the town this holiday season and enjoy everything from Tree Lighting Ceremonies and Parades to Visits With Santa and Free Carriage Rides to Live Theater like A Christmas Carol or the Nutcracker Ballet. The possibilities are endless along the Northwest Line alone, so head on out and start a new Holiday Tradition of your own.
What a better way to spend a morning or afternoon, then to shop your local market. Purchase the freshest ingredients available. Select from organic, locally sustainable produce, eggs, cheeses, humanely grown and raised meats, and more. Many of the markets have live entertainment, children’s activities, cooking classes, demonstrations and more!
Follow the Festivals along the Metra Northwest line. Almost every town along the line has a festival planned for July. There is something for everyone; entertainment, food and fun. Gather up your friends & family and head out for a taste of summer.
Take the train to experience live theater, ballet, musical acts, family entertainment, comedy, original plays and old favorites, you can find it all. The venues are as varied as the acts and many are housed in beautiful historic buildings within minutes of a Metra Station.
If you enjoy History and Historical Buildings or have ever been curious about Free Masonry or Shriner Associations, then come and check out the Jefferson Park Masonic Centennial Celebration. Also on display over 60 years of Chicago Tribune, history making headlines.
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Just outside the city in the Jefferson Park neighborhood, you can enjoy a live theater production at The Gift Theatre. Before the show head over to The Gale Street Inn a local landmark best known for their Baby Back Ribs. Dinner and a show only minutes from the train.
The Farmers Markets are back! Check the dates and head on out to stock up on some of the freshest ingredients available. Select from organic, locally sustainable, humanely grown and raised meats, produce, eggs, cheeses and more. Many provide live entertainment, activities, cooking classes and demonstrations as well.
Hop on board and go bowling at one of these independently owned bowling alleys. Some alleys are smaller old school lanes, and others are larger more modern facilities, all are within easy walking distance of the train. You may want to make it your mission to “Bowl the Line” and hit each and every alley on our list.
If you are looking for ideas for your child’s next birthday party, scroll through our list of venues that will host your child’s big day. Add to the fun by taking the train, which on the weekends can be fun and affordable while using the Metra Weekend Pass.