With the onset of December comes many favorite holidays, and we all know how amazing holidays are with kids. Kids add a new layer of light and fun to everything, but there's an added aspect of fun around the wintery magic of December. Obviously, there's a lot to manage with holidays — wish lists, visiting family, and the endless shopping that accompanies holiday parties, gift-giving, holiday meals, and baking. But, you still don't want to miss out on the winter wonderland fun, and holiday events in your area. Knowing the best holiday light displays in Chicago, for example, can make sure you enjoy the whimsy of the holidays, while wow-ing your littles with magnificent lights.
Most of these attractions seem suitable for the whole family, but you're really the one that knows your kid best. If your little one is prone to overstimulation, or is sensitive to lights and sound, do your research before you go or make sure there's an alternative nearby to escape to. Kids are a constant surprise, and sometimes can process things in a very different way than us — something you find awesome, they might find incredibly overwhelming. Talking to your littles about what you're going to see beforehand can help them know what to expect. And of course, don't feel guilty about just taking a drive or stroll through your own neighborhood or town center. There's plenty to be seen there, too.