334. Twelve Days of ChristKindlFest Countdown DAY FOUR: Kids Activities!

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Opening day of Barrington ChristKindlFest is this Thursday, December 4th.  The 4-day fest is packed with fun for all ages with shopping, international food & drink, live music and entertainment.  But #4 on our list of 12 reasons not to miss ChristKindlFest is all of the KIDS ACTIVITIES they have in store at the this year’s fest!

Kids Activities at ChristKindlFest - Photographed by Julie Linnekin
Kids Activities at Barrington ChristKindlFest – Photographed by Julie Linnekin

From carnival rides & cookie decorating to face painting & crafts to visits with Santa & his reindeer, there will be no shortage of fun things for children to do at ChristKindlFest.  Here’s a look at all of the planned kids activities…

ChristKindlFest 2013 - Photographed by Julie Linnekin
Photo by Julie Linnekin

Carnival Rides
Thursday, Dec 4: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
Friday, Dec 5: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
Saturday, Dec 6: 10: 00 am to 9:00 pm
Sunday, Dec. 7: 11:00 am to 9:00 pm
*Carnival ride tickets may be purchased for $3 each

Merry Meals Food Packing
Thursday, Dec 4: 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Friday, Dec 5: 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Saturday, Dec 6: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Sunday, Dec 7: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Kaleidoscope Ornament Decoration
Thursday, Dec. 4: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Saturday, Dec. 6: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Beading by Meg Gems
Saturday, Dec 6: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Cookie Decoration
Thursday, December 4: 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Friday, December 5: 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Saturday, December 6 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Sunday:, December 7: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

ChristKindlFest 2013 - Photographed by Julie Linnekin
Photo by Julie Linnekin

Face Painting
Saturday,December 6: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, December 7 : 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Balloon Creations
Sunday, December 7: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Santa Visits
Sunday, Dec. 7: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Reindeer Photo
Sunday, Dec. 7: Noon – 4:00 pm

They’re also hosting a ChristKindlFest Coloring Contest.  Have your kids decorate the downloadable ChristKindlFest coloring page to and bring to the fest to be displayed.  They have prizes to give away to the first 1,000 kids who turn in colored pages.

CLICK HERE to download the ChristKindlFest 2014 Coloring Page.

And don’t forget that, in addition to all of the scheduled kids activities, there will be children performing throughout the festival on the state inside the giant heated ChristKindlFest tent so the event truly offers something for everyone!

 Hosted by the Barrington Breakfast Rotary Club and the Barrington Village Association, ChristKindlFest runs from December 4th to 7th: Thursday 10 am to 11 pm, Friday and Saturday 10:00 am to midnight, and Sunday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. The fest will feature shopping at 20 Germanic chalets, kiddie rides, visits with Santa & reindeer PLUS international food, drink and non-stop live music & dancing inside a massive heated tent. (CLICK HERE for our Guide to ChristKindlFest, 2014)

ChristKindlFest Kids Activities - Photographed by Julie Linnekin
Kids Activities at Barrington ChristKindlFestival – Photographed by Julie Linnekin

You’ll find ChristKindlFest in the BMO Harris Bank parking lot at the corner of Cook and Station Streets in the heart of downtown Barrington. Walking distance to the Metra Train station, visitors can take the train or park in the station lot near Spring and Station Street. A free trolley will be running between Barrington retailers and ChristKindlFest on Saturday.

For more details and the latest festival updates, CLICK HERE to follow ChristKindlFest’s Facebook page and visit the festival’s website at ChristKindlFest.com.


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