Winter activities are great for all ages. The thing to remember is to wear the right gear and prepare by fueling your body with healthy fats to stay warm. There is so much to do in DeKalb County! We hope you take advantage of the beauty and activities of the winter season.
Kish Kids Family Club
Sunday, February 4, 2-4 p.m.
Sycamore Park District Sled Hill
Sunday, March 3, 3-5 p.m.
Prairie Park Disc Golf and Hiking
Winter 2024 Bucket List
DeKalb County Outdoor Winter Events
Winter Fest at Russell Woods Saturday, January 20
Cross Country Ski Clinic with NIU Outdoor Adventures Sunday, January 28, 3-4:30 p.m. through Sycamore Park District
Learn to Snowboard Clinics with NIU Outdoor Adventures at Sycamore Park District Sunday, January 28 or Sunday, February 4 and at DeKalb Park District Sunday, February 18, 11 a.m., 12 p.m. or 1 p.m. lessons available.
Polar Palooza at DeKalb Park District Saturday, February 3
Winter Star Party with Sycamore Park District and Fox Valley Astronomical Society Friday, February 9, 7-9 p.m. at Sycamore Park District Community Center
Visit a local park for fun activities
Cross Country Skiing
Or play right in your own backyard
Build snow people and animals-make a few ‘cups’ and fill with bird seed
Create temporary art with whatever you find on the ground
Save those squeeze bottles to make colorful snow art
Enjoy some time to be cozy, too
Discover Hygge: ‘creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people’
Make hot cocoa and add a twist: candy cane? Cinnamon stick? Make it with coconut milk and orange zest? Spicy-Mexican hot chocolate!
Pick a day for pajamas and games(or all day!) everyone chooses a game and a favorite snack, too
Check out your library for cozy indoor activities!
Pick up a new or old hobby
Pick a book to read together
Check out a STEM kit from your library and explore it with your family
Have an indoor picnic
Create and play in a family sized fort or make an indoor obstacle course
Family dance party
Try out a new to you recipe or bake something you usually buy like crackers
Celebrate the Lunar New Year beginning Saturday February 10 with year of the Dragon
Cozy up with a new to you tradition or create something new like "Caturdays" instead of Saturday!
Some fun dates to celebrate
Winter Sky Events
Head out to enjoy the stars on these new moon dates.
Thursday, January 11
Friday, February 9
Sunday, March 10