Keep the kids amused and make some memories together while waiting for the relatives to arrive
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Sue Kirchner
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
When I was a kid, Christmas Eve was the longest day of the year. My brother and I couldn't wait until 5 p.m. when the relatives came over so we could exchange gifts and spend time playing with our cousins. I'm sure this was the longest day ever for my parents too, only for different reasons. We drove them crazy! "Are they here yet?" "Can't I have another cookie?" "I'm bored!" Well, what goes around comes around and my kids are just as anxious on Christmas Eve. To be a little smarter this year, I wanted to come up with a few ideas to not only keep the kids amused but also to take a break from all of the preparations and spend some precious time together having fun and making memories. With all of the tragic news lately, it's so important …
A variety of local churches have Christmas Eve services geared toward children.
An array of churches in Barrington are offering child-oriented services this Christmas Eve. Here is a random select few of the special children's services. If your house of worship is not listed, and you would like to add it, please feel free to contact Jane Hoffman with the information. Barrington United Methodist Church, 98 Algonquin Road, Barrington 4 p.m.: Special Children's Service with Cherub Choir Community Church of Barrington, 407 S. Grove Avenue, Barrington 6 p.m. The Presbyterian Church of Barrington, 6 Brinker Road, Barrington Hills 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.: Family Candlelight Service St. Anne Catholic Church, 120 N. Ela Street, Barrington 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 720 Dundee Avenue, Barrington 4 …