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Chicago’s Celtic Fest Takes Over Millennium Park This Mother’s Day

The 14th Annual Celtic Fest Chicago begins a new tra­di­tion in Chicago’s Millennium Park this Mother’s Day week­end, May 8 and 9 for two days of unique music and enter­tain­ment bring­ing old world charm to Chicago. Presented by the City of Chicago and FlyNovaScotia.com, Celtic Fest Chicago is FREE to the pub­lic and runs from 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. A com­plete sched­ule includ­ing head­lin­ers at the Jay Pritzker Pavillion will be announced soon.

Priceline.com Releases Its Annual List of Top New Year’s Party Spots

Sometimes we par­ents just need a to take a lit­tle adults-only vaca­tion and leave the kids in the trust­ing care of their lov­ing grand­par­ents. New Year’s Eve seems per­fectly suited to a quick adults-only get­away. On the other hand, it’s a also a great time to get your entire fam­ily together to ring in the new year. Whether or not you need a break from the kids or want to ring in the new year, fam­ily style, you’re prob­a­bly ask­ing your­self “isn’t it too late? And where should we go?”

Second Annual Snow Days Chicago Festival Returns to Grant Park

The sec­ond Annual Snow Days Chicago fes­ti­val arrives a lit­tle ear­lier in 2010, open­ing on Friday, Jan. 29 at 4p.m. and con­tin­u­ing on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 30–31, 11a.m.-8p.m.

Happy Holidays From Our Family to Yours

We’ll be tak­ing the next few days off to spend the hol­i­days with fam­ily. We wish you safe jour­neys on all your hol­i­day trav­els. May your flights be on time and the road in front of you be clear! We’ll be back on Sunday with more mid­west fam­ily travel news and stories.

New Year’s Eve Celebration In New York City

NYC & Company, the offi­cial mar­ket­ing, tourism and part­ner­ship orga­ni­za­tion for New York City, announced activ­i­ties sur­round­ing the 2009 New Year’s Eve fes­tiv­i­ties. The year-end cel­e­bra­tion brings hun­dreds of thou­sands of peo­ple to Times Square, one of the most famous gath­er­ing spots in the world. As vis­i­tors and res­i­dents watch the world-famous New Year’s Eve Ball descend from the flag­pole atop One Times Square at mid­night on the last day of the year, the eyes of the world are squarely on New York City.