Santa Claus will be in the pool and on the pool's deck to meet with youngsters at the Swim With Santa event at the Elk Grove Pavilion Aquatic Center in Elk Grove Village.
Courtesy of the Elk Grove Park District
The Kirk Players present a staged adaptation of "The Velveteen Rabbit" in the Great Hall of the Cuneo Mansion and Gardens in Vernon Hills.
Courtesy of J. Shuman Photography
Rory Hohenstein and Christine Rocas dance as the Snow King and Queen in the Joffrey Ballet?s ?The Nutcracker? at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago.
COURTESY OF HERBERT MIGDOLL/JOFFREY BALLET
The Polar Express stopped at the Artisan Table — in pastry form.
Courtesy of the Artisan Table
Members of Tsukas Taiko perform "Taiko Legacy 9" at the MCA Stage in Chicago.
Courtesy of Ken Carl
Holiday lights twinkle in front of the Cuneo Mansion in Vernon Hills during the annual Cuneo Museum and Garden's "Winter Wonderland" holiday light show.
Daily Herald file photo by Steve Lundy/slundy@dail
Light Opera Works presents Lionel Bart's beloved "Oliver!" at Northwestern University's Cahn Auditorium in Evanston.
Courtesy of Light Opera Works
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Santa Claus will take to the pool and pose for photos at the annual Swim With Santa event at the Elk Grove Pavilion Aquatic Center today. Don't miss the final performance today of the Joffrey Ballet's “The Nutcracker.” See thousands of twinkling lights and holiday scenes at Brookfield Zoo's annual Holiday Magic lights festival this weekend. Singer-songwriter Andrew Ripp plays a hometown show tonight at Durty Nellie's in Palatine.