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Hayden living her best life!

Hayden  started her journey  at age 2 as the youngest child ever to be part of the GiGi's Literacy program in Hoffman Estates. She then moved to the Deerfield Playhouse when it opened in 2019 and is still a member there. Now at age 16, she is working as a...
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Career Programs

At the Hoffman Estates Playhouse, we offer progressive career programs to adults 18 and older. The goals of our career programs are to increase self-confidence, increase career skill knowledge, increase personal wellness, and increase the quality of life of our participants. To start off the career programs journey, participants enroll...

The Magnificent Mile Light Festival

GiGi's Playhouse had the privilege to be a part of the Magnificent Mile Light Festival this year. We got to walk alongside so many foundations and groups. In the cold air, we were able to spread our holiday cheer like wildfire. We passed around hot chocolate with stickers to inform...

57 Locations and Counting

This past weekend GiGi's Playhouse grew a little bigger with opening their 57th location in Orange County, California! And we have more locations opening up by the next year! A few of our upcoming locations are Simi Valley, California, Las Vegas, Nevada, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Portland, Oregon, and Charleston, South Carolina....

Trick or Treat Week

With Halloween around the corner we wanted to celebrate the spooky holiday with a Trick or Treat Week! From Fantastic Friends to LMNOP! We had so many people in our playhouse dressed in costume to celebrate and play games! At Fantastic Friends we had toilet paper mummy roll, spooky music, and...

GiGi Fest 2022

Last Sunday the National Playhouse hosted their 19th annual GiGi Fest for everyone to stop by for some popcorn, pony rides, fun, and games! There was something for the whole family to enjoy! Everyone had a smile on their face and a craft to take home. We were so grateful...

GiGi’s Annual Golf Outing

This week GiGi's Playhouse hosted their annual Golf Outing, and we could not be more thankful for everyone attending and coordinating this event. Originally, the golf outing was scheduled for August, but due to weather conditions we had to reschedule for October 10th and what a perfect day it was!...

Grab a Buddy and take a Walk

American Society of Anesthesiologists invited GiGi's Playhouse on a Buddy Walk with their staff members. The day was filled with gelato, games, and a perfect day to be outside. The individuals from GiGi's Playhouse were so incredibly thankful for the chance to spread the word about GiGi's and play so many...

Two Turning ONE

ONE of a Kind Birthday  Today, there is so much to celebrate! One year ago, we had an absolute blessing that two baby boys were born on this day, and no they are not twins! Both boys come from different families, both diagnosed with Down syndrome, and were even born...

Down syndrome Awareness Month

October is right around the corner which means it is almost Down syndrome Awareness Month! To celebrate we are hoping to hear from our families about their story and journey of their child with Down syndrome. We hope to hear everything from the celebration of birth to their Best of...

There’s a Birthday Party in Hugs and Mugs!

You're invited!! Do you have a birthday coming up? Have your party at Hugs & Mugs! We have a wonderful cafe space and a gym to run around and have fun! Everyone is also served a cup of gelato. Our gelato flavors are Birthday Cake, Mint Chip, Lemon, Chocolate, Vanilla,...

Golf “FORE” Steven Wittkowski

This year GiGi's Playhouse was honored to be a part of the Steven Wittkowski Golf Classic. We were able to set up our booth at the first hole and were educating all the golfer's about GiGi's as well as see if they were able to aim their golf ball onto...