Come to Emily Oaks Nature Center for winter fun under the stars and a cozy indoor chili dinner! Winter Chilly Fest is held on both Saturday (Feb. 8) and Sunday night from 4-8 p.m.
Play snow and ice games outdoors, along with a hay ride through the woodland with lighted trees, campfire with hot chocolate and roasted marshmallows, snowshoeing, and ice skating on the pond (weather permitting).
Chili dinner is held indoors by a fireplace, overlooking the pond. A dinner meal includes vegetarian chili with toppings, cornbread, apple juice, coffee and dessert. Turkey hot dogs available as a kid's meal. A limited number of tickets is reserved for specific dining times. Dinner is sponsored by The Chicago Diner; proceeds benefit the nature center.
Call (847) 674-1500, ext. 2500 for dinner reservations and skate rental information. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the gate.
Admissions without dinner: $7 per person
Admissions with dinner:
(Reserve by Feb. 7) Adult $12 / Child (under 10) $9
(Reserve after Feb. 7) Adult $14 / Child (under 10) $11