Welcome, 2020! We hope your family is ready for a fantastic year of fun in Champaign-Urbana
Happy New Year! We’re in the final stretch of winter break and launching feet first into a brand new year as a community this weekend. With all that’s happening around town, we know you can find all the fun you want to have together this weekend.
We know winter break is almost over, but in case you’re looking for some ideas to close out these final days, here are 50+ things we’ve put together for you to do before the kids head back to school. No need to do them all, but pick one or two if you’re starting to hear “I’m bored” from your kids.
The new year is a popular time of year to be thinking about being physically active and focusing on healthier habits. If you’re mulling over some options, check out our Healthy Living in Champaign-Urbana post to learn what’s available. Is one of your family goals to spend more time unplugged and outside together as a family this year? We suggest six great places to experience nature in Champaign-Urbana, and the warmer weather forecast this weekend is a great time to visit one.
Along the lines of family together-ness, ’tis the season to be thinking about family date night events, many of which are organized by our local park districts. Check out the line-up of family date nights this winter by clicking here; please note many require advance registration so don’t just mark it on your calendar, take the time to sign up now.
While you’re planning ahead for things, check out the list of free museum days in the Chicago area this winter and you can plan a fun day trip while saving tons of money, too.
Here’s a glimpse of what’s happening this weekend:
Friday, January 3
Saturday, January 4
Sunday, January 5
Save the date for the next event in our winter indoor playdate series!
Sunday, January 12, 2020
Illini Wrestling - The Great Escape
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
1206 S 4th St, Champaign
Illini Women's Basketball - Free Onesie Day
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
State Farm Center
1800 S First Street, Champaign
Junior League Bright Starts provides monthly preschool academic instruction and social-emotional skill-building to children and provide their parents/guardians with ideas to reinforce these skills at home. The program includes the whole family by providing dinner at the start of each session and childcare for siblings. Their sessions for the 2019-20 school year are: January 9, February 20, and April 16. Visit their website or Facebook page now.
To Tell You My Story Chapter 3—an evening of real-life stories where Jesus shows up
We all have a story to tell. Stories of hope and victory, grace and freedom, love and justice.
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For more events, as always, check our Champaign-Urbana family-friendly events calendar, presented by Busey Bank.