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Things to Do in Chicago, IL with Kids - IL Kids Activities

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All Aboard! Santa works overtime on Christmas Eve, so to make sure he is well rested, he kicks back on his 3-story, 140 foot luxury yacht, The Anita Dee II, on Lake Michigan. This holiday season, he invites you and your loved ones to join him for Santa's Yacht Family Cruise! Nothing relaxes Santa more than gazing at the beautiful Chicago skyline while listening to some of his favorite tunes. Old St. Nick never wants to feel too far from the North Pole though, so he makes sure the heated yacht is decorated in holiday flair.  Offered for three dates only - Dec. 7th, 14th and 21st - this fun-fueled cruise extravaganza will get you in the holiday spirit! It's a perfect way to celebrate the holidays with friends, or just enjoy quality family time together.    While on the 90-minute cruise, the festive atmosphere will include: Santa mingling with guests and spreading holiday cheer! Santa hats and candy canes for all. Enjoy Christmas music on the first deck and shake your groove thing to some family-friendly party tunes on the second deck dance floor. Even Santa has been known to bust a move! Make sure Santa knows everything that you want this year by writing to him at our "Letter to Santa" station. Enjoy the best views of the Chicago skyline from the top deck. Snap a pic while you're at it! Amazing holiday photo opportunities. Specialty holiday cocktails will be available for those 21 and older. Don't upset Santa! Avoid coal in your stocking with this CertifiKID offer for 10% Off Tickets when you use promo code CERTIFIKID.
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Don't go it alone - make the whole new world of Virtual Reality a shared experience! Grab your family and friends along with one of these exciting CertifiKID offers, and prepare to have your mind blown at Krypton VR Lounge, the first Virtual Reality Lounge in Chicago. Perfect for family gatherings, date nights, team outings and more, Krypton VR offers 60-minute sessions for friends and family to fully experience highly-advanced Room-Scale Wireless VR gaming. Experienced staffers open your session with an orientation on using the VR equipment and offer game suggestions to get you started. Need more than an hour? No problem. Add on more time to your experience for an additional fee.   Each Open Booth can accommodate up to 4 guests while the Private Room can accommodate 6 guests. Each option includes a VR headset, TV, and couch for your full hour of immersive virtual reality. Choose from 50+ different VR experiences. Guests can view on the TV what the player sees in in the VR headset.    See more of what's in store for your next VR experience HERE. Offer valid at the Lakeview and Lincoln Park locations.
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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!
Atlanta area shows is NOW ready to go live. Within 30 days of Deal Date, Business will pay CertifiKid 25% of the total amount received for each ticket purchased using the specified discount code.
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Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker dazzles in holiday 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! Tour runs November 1 - December 30, 2019. Feast your eyes on the unmatched splendor of the Moscow Ballet when it comes to over 100 locations this holiday season for up to 20% off! Click HERE to locate a performance near you! Step into a simpler time filled with sweet dreams and Holiday magic. With world-class artists, over 200 dazzling costumes, stunning sets, towering puppets and soaring birds, don’t miss your chance to ring in the holidays with this acclaimed Christmas extravaganza. Get you tickets now for this cherished holiday tradition and relive the dream with Tchaikovsky’s timeless score with the whole family. To get the CertifiKID discount, click BUY DEAL (above). Select your desired performance by city and make sure to enter "GLEE" in the "Promotional Code" box.  
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Gather family and friends for a spectacular new drive-through holiday lights display brought to you by the producers of China Lights! Winter Wonders Drive-Through Light Display at Boerner Botanical Gardens November 29, 2019 - January 1, 2020  Click HERE and use Promo Code: KID to receive $5 off Admission for One Vehicle! Open nightly from 5 p.m. - 10 p.m., enjoy a variety of light displays throughout Whitnall Park all from the comfort of your car as you drive alongside magnificent forest scenes and whimsical holiday fun.    The 1.4 mile route includes 80 light displays that celebrate the art, skill, and beauty of people from all around the globe. Displays come from all parts of the world including Asia, Europe, the Middle East, South America and, of course, the United States. View 2D and 3D displays, animated displays, and theatrical lighting giving washes of color to the trees of the Boerner Arboretum. Highlights include a display of Santas of the World. In addition, every vehicle receives one Holiday Gift Bag of giveaways and coupons including instructions on how to enroll their children to get a personalized letter from Santa.   Photos welcome! Keep your eyes peeled for the B93.3 Mistletoe Kiss Photo Op about half way through the route.   Visit on a Wednesday! On each Wednesday of Winter Wonders, Wimmer Communities is making a donation to a local charity for each vehicle that buys an entry ticket. In addition, each occupant on Wednesday gets a pair of "starlight glasses" for a sparkly view of the lights.    Act Fast! Limited Tickets Available Nightly!  
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Summon your inner gladiator and get your friends and family off the couch and into the mud for an adrenaline filled Spartan Race challenging strength and willpower. Conquer Spartan’s signature obstacles throughout the course, and finish in epic fashion. Spartan Race isn't just for adults, get your mini Spartans in on the fun with races just for them. From the world’s most elite athletes to the novice adventure seeker, there’s a race for every age or ability. Start your Spartan journey now! Spartan Stadion Run in signature Spartan style, in some of the most iconic sports stadiums in the world. You’ll challenge yourself in multiple ways with equal parts endurance workout, stair climbing session, and indoor track race. Spartan Sprint The Sprint may be the shortest distance race, but it’s still a favorite amongst both new and returning racers. It’s the perfect distance for those looking to start their Spartan journey. The Sprint also allows returning racers a manageable distance to see how far they can push themselves. Delivering 20-23 obstacles over 3-5 miles, you’ll never run the same race twice. Once you complete the sprint you are 1/3 on your Spartan TRIFECTA: The ultimate Spartan achievement. Adult Registration Includes: Finisher Medal A trifecta medal wedge piece (run a Super, Beast or Ultra to collect your remaining two pieces!) Free beer Craft Sprint Finisher T-shirt (your other one should be pretty dirty) Free Professional Photos (to frame and flaunt) Bananas at the finish line Cold can of FitAID BODYARMOR Sports Drink or Hydration Water Kashi Protein Bar Spartan Kids Spartan Kids Race is for children ages 4-13. Family and friends are welcome to cheer on their mini-Spartans as spectators. Based on age, kids races have obstacles in them just like the grown-up versions. Come watch your future Spartans run, jump, and play just like they're supposed to. Kid Registration Includes: Finisher Medal Finisher T-shirt Numbered headband with matching parent wristband 2 Free Spectator Passes per family A fun and exciting experience! Find a Spartan or Spartan Kids Race near you! Boise, ID: June 29th at Thomas Pence Ranch Washington, DC: June 29th – 30th at Maryland International Raceway Fort Carson, CO: July 14th at Fort Carson Army Base Kunkletown, PA: July 14th at Palmerton - Blue Mountain Resort Lawrenceburg, IN: July 20th at Perfect North Slopes Huntsville, UT: July 21st at Snowbasin Resort Asheville, NC: July 28th at Grove Stone & Sand Co. Anaheim, CA: August 3rd at Angel Stadium Colorado Rockies: August 4th at Snowmass Complex Portland, OR: August 10th at Washougal MX Park Boston, MA: August 11th at 508 International Oahu, HI: August 18th at Kualoa Ranch Orange Co, NY: August 24th – 25th at West Point Glen Jean, WV: August 25th at Summit at Bechtel Reserve Brooklyn, MI: September 8th at Michigan International Speedway Seattle, WA: September 8th at Meadow Wood Equestrian Center Killington, VT: September 15th at Killington Ski Resort Philadelphia, PA: September 21st at Citizens Bank Park Ocean City, MD: October 5th at Hugh T Cropper Inlet Chicago: October 6th at Badlands Off Road Park Atlanta: October 6th at Georgia International Horse Park Nashville, TN: October 20th at Cassidy CACTF, Fort Campbell Pittsburgh, PA: October 19th at PNC Park Arrington, VA: October 27th at Infinity Downs and Oak Ridge Farm Dallas, TX: October 27th at Rough Creek Lodge SoCal - Big Bear: October 27th at Tejon Ranch Tri-State NJ: November 3rd at Mountain Creek Resort Boston, MA: November 10th at Fenway Park Stadium Chicago, IL: November 16th at Wrigley Field Sacramento, CA: November 17th at Van Vleck Ranch Laughlin, NV: November 17th at Laughlin Events Center Long Island, NY: November 23rd at The Old Bethpage Village Restoration Winnsboro, SC: November 24th at Carolina Adventure World Los Angeles, CA: December 8th at Castaic Lake State Recreation Area Central Florida: December 8th at T. Mims Corp. Ranch
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Luigi's Pizza and Fun Center  is a one stop shop for family fun and entertainment. From laser tag, a killer game room, and mini bowling there is something for everyone. The extensive menu makes it an easy excuse to stay for lunch or dinner and then continue the fun. This great offer gives you the chance to experience two games of mini bowling AND two games of laser tag or four games of laser tag. Luigi's Pizza and Fun Center mini bowling is great for as young as 3 but fun for as old as 99! One size ball, no special shoes required, and gutter guards make it an easy activity without the fuss.  Want something a little more competitive? Then laser tag is where it's at. Luigi's Pizza and Fun Center offers a 4500-square-foot arena featuring multiple levels and obstacles with plenty of places to hide. One of the biggest in Illinois, the experience is one you won't forget.  Luigi's Pizza and Fun Center makes family fun easy. Just show up, eat, play and enjoy!
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Skyrocket into the air, flip, jump and GET AIR at Get Air in Downers Grove! This indoor trampoline park has EVERYTHING a wall-to-wall trampoline court, trampoline dodgeball, a foam pit, kiddie court, slackline, slamball (trampoline basketball), fidget ladder, massage chairs, and ninja course! Little kids will enjoy a special area just for them where they can jump, play and explore while Get Air Lifeguards are on the lookout keeping close watch. Get Air gives kids the keys to see the world from a new perspective all while getting in a great workout. This trampoline park is great for all ages parents, kids and little kids can enjoy jumping and playing together. It's the perfect location for play dates with kids of all ages, toddler time, parties and more, so JUMP on this deal now and let your fun take FLIGHT! What better place to celebrate your special day than Get Air!? With the Flippin' Awesome party package deal, your kids can have an incredible and memorable party, and parents can relax and let Get Air do all the decorating and planning. Click HERE for more information.
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Jump into a world of fun and action-packed attractions at AirTime Trampoline & Game Park's Ann Arbor or Novi locations! At AirTime you can literally jump off the walls on their 10,000-square foot trampoline! Then dive into their Olympic-grade mosh pit, before testing your dunks at the Jam Session trampoline basketball court. Prove you have what it takes to be an American Ninja Warrior (Ann Arbor Only) on their Techno Warrior Course, where the obstacles combine gymnastics, endurance, and balance to put your ninja skills to the test. Little kiddos (aged 5 and under) can check out the Junior Jam section, created just for them with plenty of space to let their imagination run wild. With this deal you can jump ALL DAY LONG and socks are included. All ages are welcome to jump and play together, which means fun for the whole family! AirTime matches fun and excitement with a great active workout making AirTime the perfect spot for a family fun night or play date location, and they offer party packages, too! With all the incredible attractions and unfiltered fun, there's a reason that AirTime is Michigan's number one trampoline park!
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