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CHRISTMAS AT THE CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN

Nov 26th 8:00 am - 6:15 pm

CHRISTMAS AT THE CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN featuring NORTON’S GENERAL STORE & LONG GROVE CONFECTIONARY OUTLET STORE

(Children ages 8-17 welcome at same cost accompanied by paid adult)

   November 26

   Monday, 8am-6:15pm

   Cost:  $57.99 (Includes FREE Parking/breakfast Buffet/Coach Bus (restroom on board)/Fully Guided/Botanic Garden Admission/Gift Shop with Discount

                          Coupon/Dinner/General Store Shopping/Candy Outlet Store Shopping/Treat Bag & Bottled Water (1 each/person)/Raffle Prizes)

   Registration Deadline: November 12

   It’s a Greenhouse extravaganza…Tiny railroad garden…light show…city of Chicago in miniature and on top of it all, it’s snowing inside! (How do they do that?) It’s a Holiday tradition enjoyed by 5 generations – the Chicago Botanic Garden’s Wonderland Express Exhibition. This is something you will remember for a long time. Add a delicious Dinner, shopping at a General Store with a twist and a visit to one of our favorite Factory Outlet stores and you have a wonderful Holiday trip. The day begins with 8an FREE PARKING and BREAKFAST BUFFET at the Center. At 8:30am our COACH BUS (restroom on board) leaves for the CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN in Glencoe, Ill. At 10am we arrive with priority drop-off for our BUS. There’s time to use the restrooms before we enter the Wonderland Express Exhibit. You can view the exhibit “On-Your-Own” from 10:30-11:45am before we gather for DINNER. Bring your smartphones and cameras to take pictures of the Chicago area’s top Holiday “must-see.”  It’s 10,000 sq. ft. of miniature trains that wind over bridges, under trestles, past waterfalls and through more than 80 mini-replicas of Chicago’s famous landmarks like Navy Pier, the Art Institute, Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House, Soldier Field, Chinatown Arch, Domo Inn Restaurant and more. The whizzing, whistling miniature trains provide you with an amazing experience designed exclusively for the Holidays. At 11:45am we enter our PRIVATE DINING ROOM for our BUFFET DINNER: Salad – Radicchio, Frisee and Baby Spinach with Sliced Almonds, Gorgonzola Crumbles, Roasted pears, Dried Cranberries & Sherry Vinaigrette Dressing; Traditional Chicken Vesuvio; Lemon and Oregano Roasted Potato Wedges; Creamy Pasta Alfredo with Winter Vegetables and for Dessert – Flourless Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Coulis and Fresh Berries; Choice of Starbucks Fresh Brewed Regular and Decaf Coffee, Iced Tea and Iced Water. There’s time for SHOPPING in the GIFT SHOP with your 10% off COUPON. At 2pm we leave for NORTON’S USA GENERAL STORE in Barrington. What makes this a real old-fashioned General Store is that they sell only American made goods! They have gifts, clothing, toys, soaps, jewelry and much more. At 3pm we leave for LONG GROVE CONFECTIONARY OUTLET STORE in Buffalo Grove. LONG GROVE CHOCOLATES and candy are a special Chicago tradition And the store has mostly discounted items with some at full price but ALL are delicious. At 4:30pm we leave with TREAT BAG & BEVERAGE and RAFFLE PRIZES Arriving in Milwaukee at 6:15pm. (This TRIP is a BVCC exclusive and not offered by any other area provider.)

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