Big Week: December 23-30

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Christmas during Radio's Golden Age

Riverside Township Radio Players can't bring you their annual recreations of old-time radio Christmas shows in person this year, but they can transport you back to the Golden Age of Radio via YouTube instead.

Visit the troupe's website and click the link taking you to a video featuring recreations of two classic holiday shows, "The Magic Christmas Tree" from "Our Miss Brooks" and "Christmas Story" from the western drama "Gunsmoke."


Ring in the holidays

It's been a difficult year and that's not going to change during the festive period beginning this week.

Still, North Riverside Parks and Recreation invites residents of the village to join their neighbors in spreading joy by stepping outside at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 24 and ringing a bell for two minutes.

Big bells, small bells – it doesn't matter. Imagine how many angels will get their wings this Christmas!


'Wonderful Life' goes digital

Theatre of Western Springs presents "It's a Wonderful Western Springs Life," a digital play for the holidays by the Actives of the TWS and the young actors of the Children's Theatre of Western Springs. 

Tickets are on sale now at the Theatre of Western Springs website and the performance can be seen through noon Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. Subscribers will receive the code; a $10 donation is suggested for non-subscribers. The digital Vimeo link will be emailed to patrons.

"It's A Wonderful Western Springs Life" features a cast of more than 100 adults and children and was filmed on the streets and in the parks and businesses of Western Springs.


Tower Chorale performs Christmas classics

The Tower Chorale performs a mini concert of uplifting Christmas music whenever it's convenient for you, via YouTube, through the month of December.

The program features five favorites: "Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella," "O Holy Night," "Angels We Have Heard on High," "Still, Still, Still" and "Hope for Resolution," all sung by their 50-plus voice choir.

A link to the concert can be found at the Tower Chorale website and while "tickets" are free, donations are appreciated.


Last week of Holiday Magic

The final week of the 39th Annual Holiday Magic at Brookfield Zoo, 8400 31st St. in Brookfield, runs Saturday through Thursday, Dec. 26 to 31, from 3 to 9 p.m. 

Stroll along the many pathways lit with more than one million twinkling LED lights, including through the 600-foot-long Tunnel of Lights. Other dazzling displays include a giant 20-foot lit orb where guests can stand inside to take photos, a 41-foot tree and larger-than-life illuminated animal sculptures of a bison, bear and giraffe.

The zoo is not open prior to 3 p.m. on Holiday Magic days. Advance admission and parking tickets are required. Buy tickets by clicking here. Visit the Brookfield Zoo website for more info.


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