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7 Things To Do With Your Family in Chicago This November
November 01, 2017
Keep your family active, happy and healthy throughout the month of November, both at the Y and beyond."
Despite Thanksgiving, the month of November can be challenging for a variety of reasons. In Chicago, it usually means the arrival of freezing temperatures, snow, and — after Daylight Savings ends on November 5 — long, dark nights.
But that doesn't mean it's time to hibernate. Here are seven activities to keep you and your family active, happy and healthy throughout the month of November.
School Days Out at the Y. When school's out for the Thanksgiving holiday, the Y’s School Days Out program helps working parents keep their school-age children safe and engaged with a full day of fun and enriching activities. Check with your nearest membership center for days, times, and fees.
Watch the Trees Get Lit. The Morton Arboretum's annual tree lights open November 17 and run through New Year's Day.
Head to the Parade. The Chicago Thanksgiving Parade runs up State Street on Thanksgiving morning (Nov 23) from 8 to 11 a.m. If you can't be there in person, watch it on WGN-TV.
Celebrate Thanksgiving Season with the Y. Some of our membership centers are offering Thanksgiving-themed activities throughout November, like Operation Turkey Drop at the Kroehler Family Y. Check your nearest center for details.