Buddy, who has been raised as an elf in Santa's workshop, heads to New York City to meet his biological father. Register at www.indiantrailslibrary.org or call 847-279-2232. Indian Trails Library, 355 S. Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling. Call 847-459-4100. Free.
2. Holiday Happenings: Santa Visits, 11 a.m. Saturday
Stop by Brilliant Sky Toys and Books between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. to visit with Santa. Deer Park Town Center, 20530 N. Rand Road, Deer Park. Call 847-726-7755. Free.
3. Beginning Snowshoeing, 1 p.m. Saturday
A quick lesson on snowshoeing and short nature walk. Registration required. Crabtree Nature Center, 3 Stover Road, Barrington Hills. Call 847-381-6592. Free.
4. Saturday at the Movies: 'Miracle on 34th Street,' 2 p.m. Saturday
This 1947 film tells the story of the actual Kris Kringle, hired to play Santa Claus in the Macy's Thanksgiving parade, who helps a young girl believe in the magic of Christmas. Starring Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O'Hara and John Payne. 96 minutes. Vernon Area Public Library District, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. Call 847-634-3650.
5. 'A Christmas Carol,' 2 p.m. Saturday
Get in the holiday spirit with an afternoon of cocoa, cookies and a reading of Charles Dickens’ classic with storyteller Greg Weiss. For adults and children 10 and up with a parent or caregiver. Registration required. Deerfield Public Library, 920 Waukegan Road, Deerfield. Call 847-945-3311. Free.
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