Winter Break Guide


Winter Break Guide

By Jessica Plessner

Keep busy for the rest of December, and enjoy some of the many activities the DeKalb and Sycamore areas have to offer.

• The Festival of Trees will take place during the whole month of December at the Midwest Museum of Natural History, 425 W. State Street in Sycamore. Patrons will be able to walk through the gallery and see incredible displays of trees decorated by the community. The festival will take place Tuesday through Saturday and costs $8. Enjoy a treat each day of the week including free make & take crafts on Tuesdays and Thursdays, free admission on Wednesdays, Animal demonstrations at 3 p.m. on Fridays and free hot chocolate on Saturdays.

• If you’re looking for entertainment, The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway, will host Open Mic from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. every Monday of this month. The House Cafe will also hold an Open Jazz Jam from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Tuesday.

• The Art Box will hold Under a Starry Night, an exhibit which features a variety of visual art works by local talent. The show will include paintings, lithographs, wood carvings and photographs, and will take place from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 12 through Dec. 31. For more information go to

• Colgate Skating & Gymnastics Spectacular will bring together the Olympic sports of figure skating and gymnastics. Olympic gold medalist Meryl Davis will headline the show. The event will take place from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Dec. 16 at the Convocation Center. Tickets cost $28-$78. NIU students receive a $10 discount with a OneCard.

• Comedian Brian Regan has chosen DeKalb as a stop on his non-stop theater tour. Regan will perform from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Jan. 15 at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second Street. Tickets are $43.