Champaign-Urbana moms and sons, dads and daughters, even grandparents, aunts and uncles – are you ready for the Ball? It’s the season for the annual Daddy-Daughter and Mother-Son events around town. Traditionally, these have been tied to the Valentine’s Day season, but they seem to sneak up on us earlier and earlier every year.
Well, you have a little bit of time, but don’t delay – these events are in high demand and may sell out. (We were a little late to post this; the first one has a December deadline -eek!) This year you can find family fun in Mahomet, Savoy, Urbana, Champaign and more.
This year these events are trending towards being more inclusive than ever, which is great news for all of us, as no two families are the same. We’ve written in the past about how Urbana Park District changed its dance format from daddy-daughter themed to a Family Date Night; that continues this season. Some aren’t dances at all!
Some events listed below are specifically mother-son, and others may be for moms with either sons and/or daughters. If an event does not specifically say “mother-son”, then it is for moms with their sons and/or daughters.
Similarly, some events listed below are specifically daddy-daughter, and others may be for dads with either sons and/or daughters. If an event does not specifically say “daddy-daughter”, then it is for dads with their sons and/or daughters.
We are big fans of “family” date nights. Enjoy!
Champaign-Urbana Mother-Son, Daddy-Daughter, and Family Date Night Events
Saturday, January 12, 2019
Huff Hall, Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Come cheer on the University of Illinois men's gymnastics team as they welcome Illinois-Chicago! Held at Huff Hall. This Fighting Illini event is FREE and appropriate for all ages! Illinois-Chicago | Saturday, Jan. 12 at 4 p.m. | Kids Club Day & Mother-Son Day Giveaways: Picture Frames (first 200 fans) Photo Booth: Get your…read more…
Friday, February 1, 2019
Hilton Garden Inn, Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sponsored by the Champaign Park District; for ages 12 and under (and accompanied by parent or guardian) Cost: $26/person. We are rolling out the red carpet for Dad and his kiddos as they enjoy a night of glitz and glam at this Hollywood-themed party. Event will include a plated table-service dinner (vegetarian option must be requested at time of registration), fun activities, and goodie bag for all the kids. Photo packages will be available for a fee (cash required).
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Phillips Recreation Center, Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event: Family Date Night Sponsor: Urbana Park District When: Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, 6-8 p.m. Where: Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton, Urbana Ages: All ages Cost: $30 per couple (early bird, by Jan. 27). $40 per couple afterward (deadline is Feb. 3). Registration online available, but closes a week before the event. Each…read more…
Monday, February 11, 2019
Savoy Recreation Center, Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Sponsored by the Savoy Recreation Center; for ages 12 and under with a caregiver. Cost: $35/couple (resident), $45/couple (non-resident). Here is Dad's chance to take his favorite girl(s) out for a night of dancing and fun! Music, treats, and punch will be provided. Receive a keepsake photo and all the girls will bring home a special gift. Daddies with two or more children will need to register in-person.
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Lake of the Woods Pavillion, Time: All Day
Sponsored by Mahomet Parks and Recreation; for ages 12 and accompanied by adult. Cost: $19/per person. This year's theme is “To the Moon & Back.” This fun-filled evening for girls and their dads will include activities and dancing with their favorite guy! Professional Photography by VSI will be available and Elite Entertainment will provide music throughout the night. Light refreshments will be served. Dress: Semiformal.
Monday, February 25, 2019
Savoy Recreation Center, Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Sponsored by the Savoy Recreation Center; for ages 12 and under (and with a caregiver) Cost: $15/couple (resident), $20/couple (non-resident). Grab your special little superhero for a night out. Come dressed as your favorite superhero or in "disguise" in your nice formal wear. Find your inner superhero as we enjoy fun games, great music and snacks, and every superhero will receive a special gift. Mothers/Caregivers with more than one child will have to register in person.
Friday, March 1, 2019
Huff Hall, Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Come cheer on the University of Illinois women's gymnastics team as they welcome Denver! Held at Huff Hall. This Fighting Illini event is FREE and appropriate for all ages! Denver | Friday, March 1 at 7 p.m. | Daddy-Daughter Night, Senior Night Come help us celebrate our seniors and all of their…read more…
Saturday, March 23, 2019
Tuscola Community Building, Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Tuscola Rotary Club is excited to host its Second Annual Daddy Daughter Dance on Saturday, March 23 at the Tuscola Community Building from 6-8p.m.! Tickets are $10 per attendee and are available from Tuscola Public Library, First Federal Bank of Tuscola, and Kris Clodfelder at Country Financial. Open to…read more…