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November-December 2015 Calendar

Event Date: 
Sunday, November 1, 2015 to Sunday, January 3, 2016

This November and December, the Chicago Botanic Garden presents an array of actitivities, including the area's premier fiber art show, photo walks, and the not-to-be-missed holiday exhibition Wonderland Express, for visitors of all ages and interests. 

Wonderland Express: Beloved Chicago Holiday Tradition Returns to the Chicago Botanic Garden on November 27

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Friday, November 27, 2015 to Sunday, January 3, 2016

GLENCOE, IL (Oct. 8, 2015) — Wonderland Express brings seasonal charm and sparkle to the Chicago Botanic Garden from Friday, November 27, 2015, through Sunday, January 3, 2016. Twinkling outdoor lights, evergreens and blooms, an indoor model train exhibition, shopping and special events make Wonderland Express a not-to-be-missed holiday tradition for visitors of all ages and interests. One of this year’s highlights is a new miniature replica of the Maggie Daley Park Skating Ribbon as part of the Millennium Park display in the Joutras Gallery.

Woman’s Board of the Chicago Horticultural Society Hosts 10th Annual All Aboard! Party

Event Date: 
Friday, December 4, 2015

GLENCOE, IL (Sept. 29, 2015)— The Woman’s Board of the Chicago Horticultural Society presents its 10th annual All Aboard! celebration at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, December 4, at the Chicago Botanic Garden. This year’s theme is “A Holiday Journey to the World’s Ancient Trees.”

Co-chaired by Celine Lillie of Wheaton and Michelle McCarthy of Chicago, the event benefits the Garden’s Regenstein Foundation Learning Campus, which provides educational programs such as Science First for Chicago Public Schools students.

Media Alert - Chicago Botanic Garden Joins #GivingTuesday

  •  “The Chicago Botanic Garden is joining #GivingTuesday to strengthen the culture of giving during the busy holiday season,” said Anne Boynton, director of membership and annual giving. “The social media initiative helps us focus on community, and incorporate kindness and compassion into our seasonal celebrations.”
  •  #GivingTuesday is a global social media movement that celebrates generosity and designates a day to give during the busy holiday shopping season. The third annual #GivingTuesday culminates on Tuesday, Dec.

Three Family Favorites Return for the Halloween Season: Spooky Pooch Parade, HallowFest and Trains, Tricks & Treats

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Saturday, October 18, 2014 to Sunday, October 26, 2014

GLENCOE, IL (August 29, 2014)Three family favorites—Spooky Pooch Parade, HallowFest, and Trains, Tricks & Treats—will bring mischief and magic back to the Chicago Botanic Garden this Halloween season.