Posts filed under ‘Christmas’

Lincoln Park Zoo Lights

Animals and plenty of sparkling lights, live ice carving demonstrations, holiday crafts and more during ZooLights! If you want your kids to have a little more fun, be sure to sign them up for the Friday Night Lights: North Pole Party too! Basically, before viewing the ZooLights, your kids will learn all about how animals survive in the cold weather.
Where: Lincoln Park Zoo, 2200 N. Cannon Drive, Chicago.
When: Friday Night Lights: North Pole Party: 5:30-6:30 p.m. or 7-8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 16.  //  ZooLights: 5-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16 through Sunday, Jan. 1.

December 14, 2011 at 1:38 am Leave a comment

Frankfort & Mokena’s Kids Helping Kids Holiday Toy Drive

Pick out a toy to donate to the Frankfort and Mokena Kids Helping Kids Holiday Toy Drive! New toys for boys and girls ages 2 through 17 are needed, and all toys will be donated to local families. Click here for more information.
Where: Dee’s Dog Grooming, 11009 Front St., Mokena.
When: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through Friday, Dec. 23.

December 14, 2011 at 1:37 am Leave a comment

Holly Jolly Baby Program and Tinley Park Library, December 15

We bet your older kids are getting pretty pumped up for the holidays – what, with all these Scoops regarding super fun holiday activities and all! The holiday fun isn’t just for them though! Swing by the Tinley Park Public Library for the Holly Jolly Baby program. Your littlest ones will love the holiday songs and the special stories. Click here for more information.
Where: Tinley Park Public Library, 7851 Timber Drive, Tinley Park.
When:  6:30-6:50 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 15.

December 14, 2011 at 1:36 am Leave a comment

Breakfast with Santa – December 17 at Sandburg H.S.

Lunch with Santa last week with the Frankfort Park District wasn’t enough to fill your youngsters, was it. That’s fine, because they’ll surely get their fill at Sandburg High School when they eat breakfast with Santa! Jolly old Saint Nicholas knows just how important the first meal of the day is, and he’s more than willing to take some time out of his busy holiday schedule to spread some cheer and to pass the pancakes! See Page 4 for more information.
Where: Sandburg High School, 13300 S. LaGrange Road, Orland Park.
When: 9 a.m.-Noon, Saturday, Dec. 17.

December 14, 2011 at 1:34 am Leave a comment

Santa will be at TCF Bank, 12/10 from 11am-1pm

Visit here for more information

December 10, 2011 at 3:16 am Leave a comment

New Lenox Commons Tree Lighting Ceremony – 12/4

Come on by New Lenox Commons on Sunday, December 4th from 2-5 for Santa, hot cocoa and tree lighting ceremony!


Visit link below for more details

December 1, 2011 at 4:04 pm Leave a comment

FREE Lowe’s Kids Workshop! 12/10…Coal Car

FREE Lowe’s Kids Workshop! 12/10…Coal Car

Mark Your Calendars ~ the FREE Lowes Kids Workshop is back again on 12/10! Your kiddos will each be able to build a Free Coal Car!

Go here for more information and to pre-register your little ones for this fun, FREE event!

November 30, 2011 at 8:05 pm Leave a comment

Polar Express at Hickory Creek Metra Train Station

You better not shout! You better not cry! You better not pout, and I’ll tell you why! Santa Claus is coming to town, and you’re going to go pick him up! Hop aboard the Polar Express at Hickory Creek Metra Train Station in Mokena because you’re invited to go on a trip to the North Pole! On this voyage you’ll get to enjoy a story time and some cookies. Once you arrive to your destination, you’ll find Santa and bring him back to Mokena for pictures and fun. This event is sponsored by the Frankfort Park District, though there are other locations in Illinois where you can catch the Polar Express. Click here for more information and locations.

Where: Hickory Creek Metra Train Station, 9430 Hickory Creek Drive, Mokena.
When: 9:31 a.m. and 11:31 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 4.

November 26, 2011 at 5:00 pm Leave a comment

Santa Visits

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and it’s to meet the jolliest one of them all – Santa Claus! Good thing Santa will be making special appearances in Frankfort, Homer Glen/Lockport, Mokena, New Lenox, Orland Park and Tinley Park before Christmas this year! Whether it’s for brunch, lunch, a day of games or a simple meet and greet, your kids will have the opportunity to explain just how good they were this year and to share those Christmas lists they worked so hard on.
Where: Frankfort: Founders Community Center, 140 Oak St., Frankfort.  //  Homer Glen/Lockport: Prairie Bluff Golf Club, 19433 Renwick Road, Crest Hill.  //  Mokena: Aurelio Restaurant, 310 W. Lincoln Highway, Frankfort.  //  New Lenox: Lions Community Center, 1 Manor Drive, New Lenox.  //  Orland Park: Sportsplex, 11351 W. 159th St., Orland Park.  //  Tinley Park: Bettenhausen Recreation Center, 8125 W. 171st St., Tinley Park.

When:  Frankfort: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 10.  //  Homer Glen/Lockport: 8:30-10 a.m. and 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 17.  //  Mokena: 9-10:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 3.  //  New Lenox: 10 a.m.-Noon, Saturday, Dec. 10.  //  Orland Park: 9 a.m.-Noon, Saturday, Dec. 3.  //  Tinley Park: 9:30-11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 10.

November 26, 2011 at 4:58 pm Leave a comment

Santa is visiting Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Dec 10

For the first time ever, Chicagoland Speedway is kicking off the holiday season with an afternoon of holiday festivities and family fun.  Teaming up with Toys for Tots and the Joliet Fire Department, Santa Claus will visit Chicagoland Speedway on Saturday, December 10 from noon – 4:00 p.m.  With the donation of a new, unwrapped gift to Toys for Tots, families can get their photo taken with Santa Claus in Gatorade Victory Lane. In lieu of donating a toy, families can donate $10 to Toys for Tots. 

“We are thrilled to support Toys for Tots and welcome Santa Claus to Chicagoland Speedway this December,” said track president, Scott Paddock.  “We look forward to kicking off this holiday season by celebrating with our fans while giving back to local community. This will be a fun and memorable afternoon for all ages.” 

After getting their photo taken, children can warm up in Chicagoland Speedway’s Media Center and decorate picture frames to take home or hang up at the Speedway. Parents can also sign their kids up for Kids Club!, Chicagoland Speedway’s exclusive club for kids 12 years of age and younger, free of charge. The Joliet Fire Department will also be onsite providing fire safety tips, and the Joliet Forest Preserve will be providing nature arts and crafts.   

 Guests should enter through Gate 5 off Laraway Road, leading directly into the Infield.  Parking will be located to the right in between the garages. Gates will open promptly at noon.     

Each person that attends the event on December 10 is eligible to win a Chicagoland Speedway Prize Pack which includes four tickets to the STP 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race on Sunday, July 22. The event is open to all ages although in order to be eligible for the Prize Pack you must be 18 or older.  

For guests who are unable to attend the December 10 event but would still like to donate to Toys for Tots, they can do so by dropping off a new, unwrapped toy during regular business hours, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. starting November 28 up until Monday, December 19 in the Chicagoland Speedway Administration Building lobby. 


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November 22, 2011 at 12:20 am Leave a comment


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