googlea875c0213e6e807d.html] Fandads: December 2018

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Celebrate the New Year with Kohl Children’s Museum

Kohl Children’s Museum provides a much warmer and more family-friendly version of Times Square with its New Year’s Eve "midnight" celebrations at 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Monday, December 31 at the Museum’s Glenview location at 2100 Patriot Boulevard. The Museum is breaking out all the decorations to kick off 2019 in spectacular fashion, decorating an entire wing for a full Times Square experience, from the confetti to a photo booth and music – all of it designed specifically for kids.

A musical performance from Wendy & DB highlights the morning session, as the duo bring their special brand of interactive children’s music to Kohl Children’s Museum. They’ll cede the stage to a kid-friendly DJ in the afternoon, as kids will have plenty of opportunities to dance and celebrate the New Year with their friends throughout the day, including a countdown and confetti drop at the stroke of "midnight."

The plethora of activities at Kohl Children’s Museum are fun for the whole family and certainly beat Times Square’s "stand around and be cold" alternative. From party hat-making to a family-sized photo booth with photos printed "while you wait," to frame decorating for those special shots, the possibilities are endless. Partiers are also welcome to explore the entire museum.

Tickets purchased after December 21 will be $25 for members and $35 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased online at:


Saturday, December 22, 2018

Fandads Holiday Gift Guide Part 2

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Welcome back to Part 2 of our Holiday Gift Guide. This go round we will talk about toys, books, and experiences for your children. So let's begin!

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Meet Bumblebee in Chicago this Christmas Eve!

What's better than a new Transformer's movie coming out with everyone's favorite little yellow beetle? Having the chance to meet and take a picture with him when you go to the theaters to see his movie!

Yes, friends, Bumblebee will be available for photos with families and kids at ShowPlace ICON at Roosevelt Collection for one day only!

This event will take place on Monday, December 24th from 12:00PM – 4:00PM at the ShowPlace ICON at Roosevelt Collection, 1011 S Delano Ct E, Chicago, IL 60605.

Make sure your visit Bumblebee, take a few pictures with him and tell him that the Fandads sent you!

Bumblebee’s origin story will hit the big screen in theaters nationwide on December 21, 2018.

Monday, December 17, 2018

Fandads Holiday Gift Guide Part 1

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It's that time of year again where we put together some of our favorite items that we feel will make some great gifts for those on your list this holiday season. One thing we are doing differently this year is splitting the list into two parts and are adding some new categories that will help in spreading the holiday cheer. So let's begin!

Friday, December 14, 2018

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Review #Giveaway

Disclaimer: The Fandads attended an advance screening in exchange for promoting Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and hosting a giveaway for our readers. 

Representation matters.

Our review might be a tad biased. Just wanted to let you know ahead of time. It didn’t take much more than a couple of minutes, but there we were, represented on screen. “I had those Jordans when I was a kid!” “They’re speaking Spanish!” The film is full of moments that had us tearing up. Miles had a black book, he threw up a piece, he had stickers, hip-hop music, turntables! That could be us on the screen, WE COULD BE SPIDER-MAN!

Monday, December 10, 2018

LEGO's #BuildToGive Campaign Brings Joy to All

Disclaimer: The Fandads have teamed up with our friends from LEGO and received a few LEGO sets to help promote their #BuildToGive campaign. 

I have been fortunate to not have stepped on any LEGO pieces in my adulthood. My children are good about cleaning up after themselves when it comes to their LEGO sets, but while they are lucky enough to have some sets to build and create there are some children that are not as lucky. As a way to help out those children LEGO is sharing the gift of play with their #buildtogive campaign. 

Saturday, December 1, 2018

The Art Deco Nutcracker Review

Disclaimer: The Fandads were invited to the opening night of The Art Deco Nutcracker. All thoughts, opinions, and fascination are our own. 

Since I was a kid I have been familiar with the music from The Nutcracker. Be it through cartoons, television shows, or even commercials, I have heard the music of the beloved ballet. One thing that I have never done though is watch the actual The Nutcracker.  Luckily, my daughter and I got to experience The Nutcracker together in the form of the Art Deco Nutcracker and we both enjoyed it.