Holiday Events in Chicagoland for Senior Citizens 2021

Holiday events in Chicagoland 2021

Holiday Events in Chicagoland for Senior Citizens 2021

The holidays around Christmas are a magical time for every family. There is magic in the festive lights, cheerful music playing on the radio, and the aroma of freshly-baked cookies is enough to get anyone in the Christmas spirit. Elders especially need that wholesome time and companionship to keep them active in the holiday season. To make your job easy we have compiled a list of holiday Events in Chicagoland for Senior Citizens 2021.

With that, executing holiday gatherings that are merry and bright takes some additional planning, Especially when inviting senior family members. Certainly, the holidays are a time to show extra love and care to your loved ones in your life, especially senior citizens.

Millennium Park Holiday Sing-Along

Firstly on our list is Millenium Park.  It is an ideal place for a family fun outing. Formerly known as the“Caroling at Cloud Gate” now as the Millenium Park Sing- along. The park has a gorgeous backdrop of a 51-foot Christmas tree. In spite of the cold weather, there is undeniable Christmas magic in the air. So, bundle up, wear your masks and get ready to listen and sing your heart out some Christmas Carols with your entire family, including your elders.

Where: Downtown Chicago

When: Fridays at 6 pm, November 26 – December 17

Sunday, December 12 at 4 pm.

Admission is free

All areas of Millennium Park are wheelchair friendly

The Christkindlmarket

A visit to the Christkindl market can create lasting memories of a cozy Christmas market. While enjoying the aromas of hot chocolate drinks and pretzels, shop for sentimental gifts like wooden toys and glass ornaments. Make some memorable experiences during this holiday season specifically. This outing will be a favorite for the elders in your family.

The market is outdoors, and ensure you are masked and dressed warmly

Where: Downtown Chicago and at Gallagher Way in Wrigleyville

When: Starting November 19

Admission is free

 All stalls are wheelchair-friendly.

Lincoln Park Zoo Lights

This year’s Chicagoland’s favorite Lincoln Park Zoo Lights features hundreds of luminous LED displays and seasonal experiences. All under the glow of millions of lights. It is important to realize that planning for kids and elders can be taxing. This event is truly going to impress everyone in the family.

Hence plan a day of fun and activities for your little ones and Elders and take them to see the Lincoln Zoo lights.

This year they have special sensory-friendly visit times and an impressive 18-foot holiday tree sure to inspire festive cheers.

Location: EAST GATE & PAID PARKING 2400 N. Cannon Drive

Dates: November 19–January 2 Time: 4–10 pm.

Admission fees – $5


Wheel Chair friendly

Goebbert’s Pumpkin Patch and Apple Orchard

At the present time of the pandemic, there might be loved ones who would not like to be in crowded places. Hence nothing beats the comfort of hot chocolate in a thermos and a warm blanket. Enjoy a  ride through a dazzling and fun Light Show from the comfort of your vehicle!

Goebbert’s Pumpkin Patch and Apple Orchard have a  spectacular and amazing drive-through light display. In addition to the light displays, there will be music set for over 1 million lights!

Where: Goebbert’s Pumpkin Patch, 42W813 Reinking Road, Pingree Grove

Cost: $15-25 per vehicle (depending on the day)

Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol show Adapted by Tom Creamer & Directed by Jessica Thebus.

Finally, on our list, we have an event that will surely impress elders who enjoy a musical show. Plan a perfect visual treat for your seniors or Elderly parents this holiday season. It is a classic Christmas show about the heartwarming story of the Christmas spirit.

A must-see Chicago holiday tradition now in its fifth decade at Goodman Theatre.

Where: Goodman’s Albert Theatre. 170 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60601

When: November 20-December 31, 2021

Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible seats.

Cost– $25-70 depending on dates and seats.

Need more suggestions for Holiday Activities for Seniors Living in the Chicago Area? Check your local park district or senior center website.

Many will have a host of events, for instance, free concerts, movie nights, and more. With all these hectic holiday season celebrations, one thing is for sure the elders and the family caregivers will be exhausted. Especially for the family caregivers, this can be a tiring season; hence plan to take help from a caregiver.

Above all, why not get some help around the house by having an in-home care aide help you out. From medication reminders to light housekeeping, our at-home caregivers can help seniors have a great Holiday season.

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