Get ready to warm up winter with a cool celebration. The Northbrook Park District invites all ages to its annual Winter Carnival. The free family event offers exciting new attractions – free horse-drawn carriage rides, ice sculpture demonstrations, and ice skating, weather permitting. Visitors also can enjoy carnival games, a snowshoe obstacle course, sled-decorating contest, DJ music, bonfire with s’mores, hot apple cider, and snow painting. Volunteers are needed to help with activities. For more information, visit nbparks.org or call 847·291·2995.