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15 deals for Family-Friendly Activities & Events
30% Off Harlem Globetrotters Tickets at Allstate Arena or United Center
Dec. 27th & 28th
Rosemont & Chicago, IL
The Harlem Globetrotters will dribble into Chicagoland with their action packed world tour for 2 games at Allstate Arena on Thursday, December 27th and the United Center on Friday, December 28th! Witness amazing Globetrotter moments that become unforgettable Globetrotter memories. Feel the dunks … see the ball handling … experience the antics that will have kids of all ages laughing the entire time. Don’t miss the world famous Harlem Globetrotters! With this slam-dunk deal from CertifiKID you’re in for an evening of awesome. PLUS you’ll save up to 30% on memories that will last far past the final buzzer. This deal is even better than hitting a half-court shot! (um, not that we’d ever be able to make one)
Cirque Dreams Holidaze at The Chicago Theatre
Select Dates Dec. 13th-15th
Get ready, Chicago! Cirque Dreams Holidaze is coming and they're gonna light up the 2018 holiday season with their popular and electrifying stage spectacular! Broadway Director Neil Goldberg, has searched the world to assemble the most unique cast of incomparable cirque artists and theatrical talent to wow audiences nationwide. This critically-acclaimed extravaganza is a Broadway musical and NEW Cirque adventure wrapped into the ultimate holiday gift for the entire family! Experience over 300 imaginative costumes, 20 astonishing world-class acts, the finest singers, original music and seasonal favorites that celebrate Chanukah, Christmas and New Year’s in a 2-hour spectacle of breathtaking artistry. Audiences of all ages will marvel at soaring acrobatics, gravity defying feats and extravagant theatrical production numbers the Boston Globe hails “Entrancing…Las Vegas meets family entertainment.” Come see for yourself why BroadwayWorld calls this production “The Perfect Holiday Gift…a show that everyone will enjoy.” CLICK HERE for this special CertifiKID Holiday offer where you'll enjoy $15 Off tickets at these special Chicago Theatre performances: Thursday, December 13 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, December 15 at 11 a.m. Use the code PENGUIN to receive your discounted tickets. But hurry - limited ticket quantities available!
Come visit LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Chicago this fall. LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Chicago features a 4D Cinema, interactive rides, a Build & Test area for race cars, a Master Builder Academy to build with experts, a BRAND NEW LEGO® Friends Heartlake City & LEGO® Star Wars™ Episode IV Miniland Display and more. (Check out more here!) Be sure to check out the LEGO® Star Wars™ Episode IV Miniland Display! As part of the new exhibit from a galaxy far far away, guests can help the Rebel Alliance destroy the Galactic Empire’s powerful Death Star, experience the epic duel between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader, watch in awe as the Millennium Falcon rises from the deserts of Tatooine, discover the bustling city of Mos Eisley, and take in the busy cantina where the band plays its familiar tune and dangerous characters lurk in dark corners. (Read more here) Welcome to LEGO® Friends Heartlake City, BRAND NEW this Spring! Olivia, Emma, Stephanie, Mia, and Andrea need your help building Heartlake City! This interactive LEGO play area lets you become one of the LEGO Friends and add your own LEGO creations into the Heartlake City display. Help the girls by building models to expand Heartlake City. Plus, don’t forget to take a selfie with all five LEGO Friends while you’re visiting Heartlake City. (Read all about it!)
The Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker
Dec. 2nd, 3rd & 24th
Galesburg & Rosemont, IL & Indianapolis, IN
Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker dazzles this Christmas season! Bring the family together for the original holiday tradition. Experience the magic of the sixty foot growing Christmas tree, laugh with the dancing puppets and gasp at the beauty of the Snow Maiden and Father Christmas! It would not be Christmas without Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker! Feast your eyes on the unmatched splendor of the Moscow Ballet when it comes to the following locations this holiday season: The Rosemont Theatre in Rosemont, IL on Sunday, December 2nd at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. The Orpheum Theatre in Galesburg, IL on Monday, December 3rd at 7 p.m. The Murat Theatre at Old National Centre in Indianapolis, IN on Monday, December 24th at 3 p.m. Wrap up this special CertifiKID holiday offer and enjoy a magical matinee or an enchanted evening performance at up to 20% Off! To get the CertifiKID discount, click BUY DEAL (above). Select your desired performance by city and make sure to enter "SPIN" in the "Promotional Code" box.
Blue Man Group - Child Pricing for the Whole Family!
Select Dates through Dec. 30th
Are you looking for outrageous family fun? Enter a world of sight and sound that transports you to a time where fun was your only goal and belly-laughs were magic. Blue Man Group will be your guide! Blue Man Group combines music, technology and comedy to create a form of entertainment that defies categorization and appeals to people of all ages. Blue Man Group’s shows have been described by critics as “innovative,” “energetic,” and “wildly entertaining.” But the only way to truly understand Blue Man Group’s global popularity is to go to the show. The Blue Man Group Chicago makes their home at the Briar Street Theatre, an intimate and beautifully designed space that is a destination all in itself. Thrill as it transforms into a world of wonder in notes of blue. Blue Man Group is fun for the whole family with a free "Meet and Greet" after the show where you can take pictures with the Blue Men and the musicians. Get up out of your seat, get dancing, get laughing…. GET BLUE!
Give the gift of ADVENTURE with Little Passports! Little Passports creates award-winning subscriptions that introduce kids to geography, science and world cultures. Every month, kids receive an exciting new package loaded with fun hands-on activities, souvenirs and experiments to help them explore their world and spark their curiosity. The perfect gift for kids of all ages. Choose from four fun-filled subscriptions designed for ages 3 and up. Early Explorers (Ages 3 - 5): Introduce geography to your preschooler. Fun, hands-on activities allow exploration of world themes like natural wonders, celebrations, and world discoveries. World Edition (Ages 6 - 10): Explore the world and new cultures, one country at a time, as you discover places like South Africa, Brazil and Japan. Science Expeditions (Ages 9+): Develop skills such as critical thinking and creative innovation through hands-on science experiments that give kids the opportunity to build rockets, extract DNA, and assemble hydraulic claws. USA Edition (Ages 7 - 12): Learn about two new states each month with activity-packed State Journals. Visit famous landmarks, see well-known architecture and learn about each state’s rich history. Little Passports makes a great holiday gift that keeps on giving throughout the year! With this CertifiKID exclusive offer, save 20% off any Monthly, 6-Month or 12-Month subscription.
Do problem solving, collaboration and working under pressure sound like the perfect way to spend an afternoon or evening? Then, Mastermind Escape Games in Schaumburg, IL is certain to be your new favorite activity! The ultimate team-building experience, Mastermind offers customers a unique range of escape games with various themes and difficulty levels, so you can choose one that best fits your needs and interests. You’ll be locked in a room with 8-10 other people where the goal is to use your surroundings and the clues provided to break out in less than 60 minutes. This fun outing is best enjoyed with friends or family, school groups or church groups - everyone will enjoy the rush of trying to beat the clock and break free! If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to rob a bank for a mob boss, you'll want to check out the Bank Heist room. Or if you want to travel back in time and prevent a horrific event from occurring, try your hand at the Lost in Time room. Discover the cure for a deadly virus and save the world when you escape Outbreak: Find the Cure, or save your Uncle Ulricht and his magic shop after he is kidnapped in Sorcerer’s Secret! Mastermind has a helpful staff of escape game enthusiasts, available to answer questions before, during, or after your experience and provide recommendations to first timers. Mastermind your own escape with this CertifiKID offer for up to 23% Off at Mastermind Escape Games!
Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical at The Chicago Theatre
Select Dates Nov. 16th - Nov. 25th
You’ll find your heart growing a few sizes when you watch Dr. Seuss’ whimsical holiday classic come to life on stage! Save up to 30% - Tickets start at $32.00* (use code CERTKID at checkout). Inspired by the original children’s book and featuring hit songs “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas,” the Grinch, his sidekick Max and Cindy Lou Who help remind us of the true meaning of the holiday season. See Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical at The Chicago Theatre, November 16th - 25th. JUST ANNOUNCED: Two-time Tony Award®-nominated Broadway actor Gavin Lee (Squidward Tentacles in SpongeBob SquarePants and Bert in Mary Poppins) will steal Christmas this season in the title role of the Grinch!
The Holidays are upon us! The kids are making their lists and checking them twice, lights and decorations abound, the smell of gingerbread fills the air, time to spread some cheer! HO! HO! HO! Is that SANTA we hear? By golly it is! Wow your guests with a visit from the BIG guy from HireSanta.com. HireSanta.com has some of the best professional traditional Santa Clauses throughout the country available for your event. Whether it is at your home or company; community event; holiday parade, or even a mall. Their variety of hand picked, authentic Santa's will ensure that you find the one best suited for your event. These men are traditional holiday and Christmas entertainers that are serious about their appearance and presentation. Santa's visit to your event will surely be the talk of the town.
The People's Choice Family Fun Center - Mini Golf, Game Tokens and Ice Cream
Located three miles from Six Flags, The People's Choice Family Fun Center's canary-yellow, 43,000-square-foot arena buzzes with the thrill of friendly competition across 150 arcade games and the 18-hole Rocky's Fun House Miniature Golf course. Styled to mimic a circus, the venue features statues of carnival barkers who challenge guests to step right up to skee-ball and air hockey. Players gather loot at the redemption center, where they can exchange spools of tickets won at arcade games for the more than 1,000 prizes, from candy and stuffed animals to electronics and a lifetime of self-satisfaction. Servers at the food court dish out festival eats including cotton candy and pizza, and vendors at Hershey's Ice Cream Shoppe fill cones, cups, and top hats with frosty treats. The center also plays host to holiday events and private parties throughout the year. Beyond the hustle and bustle of the carnival resides an 18-hole miniature golf course known as Rocky's Fun House Miniature Golf. Here, putters tiptoe through a darkened wonderland of glow-in-the-dark circus shapes. A phosphorescent replication of trapeze artists, elephants, and escaped monkeys running amok greets putt-putt posses in the circus-themed segment, challenging their ability to focus on deviously placed holes. A moving ferris wheel towers over players as they size up the unique challenges of each hole and read the grain of the AstroTurf; fun-house mirrors bend beams of light into goofy, distorted reflections. At the final hole, which is guarded by a strongman bell ringer, those who sink a hole in one win a free round of golf for two and the lifelong friendship of Rocky, the triceratops mascot. In all options, each person receives: Mini-golf admission Hershey’s ice cream cone 20 arcade tokens Click here to see a virtual tour of Rocky’s Fun House Miniature Golf course.
Blanketed in wall-to-wall trampolines, Sky High Sports delights fun-seekers with springy terrain and an exclusive court for jumpers 6 and younger. Guests can hone front flips, back flips, and belly flops during intense free-bounce sessions. Each trampoline comes equipped with a specially designed spring-loaded frame and thick, 2-inch safety pads that grant patrons a landing cushier than a corner office at a marshmallow factory. Pintsize aerialist posses can safely practice their synchronized Salchows on 360 degrees of trampoline walls while court supervisors watch from the sidelines and award hard-earned praise with oversize scorecards.
At Funtopia, kids' imaginations operate on a whole different level. No, really. With 57 individual climbing elements and activities including ninja course, ropes course, technical walls- this interactive climbing center lets kids live out their most fanciful mid-air fantasies. When they're not scaling a castle’s walls, kids can also return to the ground with a trip down the parabolic slide or a (controlled) leap from sky-high tower. In addition to hour-long open play sessions, Funtopia also hosts lengthier celebrations in one of the seven themed birthday rooms. Fun zone includes: Fun Walls, Rope Course, Ninja Course, Jump in the Air and Technical Wall. Slide is not included Minimal weight for Fun Walls: 35lbs Maximal weight for Fun Walls: 350lbs Minimal height for Rope Course: 48" Minimal height for Ninja Course: 48" Closed-toe shoes required for Rope Course and Fun Walls Socks required for Ninja Course
We have the perfect, unique holiday gift for that special child or family on your list! Give the gift of FAMILY FUN with a CertifiKID Gift Card! The happiness material things provide fades quickly, but the joy and memories of experiences can last a lifetime. From outings to adventures, classes to camps, theatre to sporting events, parties to getaways, CertifiKID provides the best family-friendly experiences at unbeatable prices! CertifiKID Gift Cards are available in any amount you choose and NEVER EXPIRE! The card recipient can use the credit towards the purchase of any of our currently featured deals. Gift cards are available for print instantly after purchase. You can either print out yourself, or have a digital gift card emailed directly to the gift recipient - great last minute gift!
The Super Run Family 5K Race to Support Local Non-Profits
Coming to a Location Near You!
Be a Hero! Help a Cause! Join the Run! The Super Run 5K Family Fun Run is coming to a metropolis near you in 2018! Click HERE to find your local Super Run event, and then grab a cape and your friends and family and fly out for this fantastic cause! The Super Run is a family event (both a 5K Run and a 1K Run/Walk) and each 5K registration even includes a colorful super hero cape to wear as you run. You have the chance to be a real life super hero by supporting your local non-profit community. The whole family will enjoy themselves as you get exercise, support a cause that's important to you and enjoy other fun family activities like a moon bounce, magician, and food trucks.
Ultimate Crab Feast! Half Bushel of Steamed MD Crabs, Steamed Shrimp, Crab Cakes, Crab Bisque & More!
Includes FREE Shipping!
End your summer (or start your school year) on a high note with this exclusive deal for CertifiKID Families! Crack into a 100% authentic Maryland Seafood experience with an Ultimate Family Feast from local favorite, Cameron's Seafood. When you place an order from Cameron's Seafood, you're purchasing quality products from the largest family-owned and operated fresh seafood retailer in the state of Maryland, with over 30 years of experience and multiple store and food truck locations. Enjoy fresh, never frozen seafood from shore to door in less than 24 hours. You choose your delivery date and every order is carefully packaged to keep everything cool until you get home. If you have lived in or visited the state of Maryland you know that being a "crab snob" is a real thing. Marylanders take their seafood VERY seriously and there are few things that gets them more excited than tearing into a bushel of delicious blue crabs encrusted with Old Bay seasoning - it's a social event among family and friends. What's so special about Maryland Blue Crabs, you may ask? To survive the winter months, Chesapeake Bay crabs have to build up extra fat stores, which gives them a sweet, buttery flavor you won’t find in other types of crabs or in blue crabs from other waters. With this deal, enjoy $93 Off your Ultimate Family Feast including: Half bushel (2.5 - 3 dozen) Male #1 Maryland crabs 1 lb. spiced shrimp 2x 4 oz. Maryland crab cakes 32 oz. crab meat bisque 4 crab mallets 6 crab bibs Crab paper Crab seasoning FREE 1-2 Day Shipping to Local & Regional Zones (includes all East Coast states) Our very own CertifiKID Mom (and crab enthusiast), Amy Flynn, recently ordered the CertifiKID Ultimate Crab Family Feast for her family, and created the video below to show you exactly what you'll get. Check it out!