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Last updated 11/13/2019 at 4:25pm



November 16 • Westmont

Holly Days Ornaments: Cozy Critters. 2-3 p.m. at the Westmont Public Library. Take part in Westmont Holly Days by making a cozy critter out of wooden tree slices, and decorate it using paint and fabric. Make one for the library and one to take home. The ornaments will be displayed on the library’s tree in Veteran’s Memorial Park.

While supplies last.

November 27 • Woodridge

Escape Room: Save the Turkey. 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at the Woodridge Public Library. This Thanksgiving turkey will be toast(ed) unless your team can save him before the timer goes off. Work together as a team to find clues and solve puzzles that will save the turkey in time.

November 30 • Westmont

Rotary Club Ugly Sweater 5k. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Knights of Columbus Hall. Join family and friends for the Ugly Sweater 5k through the streets

of Westmont. The race will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Burlington Ave.

Participants registered before November 18 will be guaranteed a race

shirt; pre-registration can be done online at westmontrotaryclub.org

or by paper forms which will be at the Community Center. Race Day

registration will be held from 8:00-8:45 a.m. on November 30.

Medals will be presented to our first three finishers and awards will be

presented in all other age categories. Awards and refreshments will be

provided at the completion of the race. All fitness levels are welcome

to participate.

November 30 • Westmont

Holly Days Opening Ceremonies. 4-7 p.m. in Downtown Westmont. Bring your family, friends and neighbors to help ring in the holiday season at Westmont’s annual Holly Days Festival. We officially kick off the month-long festival on Saturday, November 30 with our Opening Ceremonies in Downtown Westmont. The Frosty & Friends Parade will step off at 5 p.m. and proceed down Cass Ave. from Chicago Ave. to Richmond St. Entertainments, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, downtown business open houses, treats and more will also be part of the fun filled night. The complete schedule is available at http://www.HollyDaysFestival.com.

December 3 • Westmont

Winter Music Concert with Robyn Vitson. 7-8 p.m. at the Westmont Public Library. Come in and join local resident Robyn Vitson for some wintertime tunes. Enjoy holiday classics as we prepare for the coming season.

All ages’ welcome.

If you are unable to attend a program for which you have registered, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can make your spot available for someone else. You can cancel your program registration by calling the library at (630)-869-6150 or by using the cancellation link found in your registration confirmation or reminder email. Thank you.

December 4 • Westmont

DIY Holiday Cards. 6:30-8 p.m. at the Westmont Public Library. Artist Mary Launi and crafter Mary Wheeler will demonstrate how to create four special holiday cards using watercolor pencils, stamps, holiday papers and other layering techniques. All materials provided.

If you are unable to attend a program for which you have registered, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can make your spot available for someone else. You can cancel your program registration by calling the library at (630)-869-6150 or by using the cancellation link found in your registration confirmation or reminder email. Thank you.

December 7 • Westmont

The Holly Days Storytime Train. 11 a.m. at the Westmont Centre. All aboard our Holly Days Storytime Train. This is your chance to capture some of the most beloved holiday story. Before boarding the train to the North Pole, we will read a holiday story at the Westmont Centre, 1 S. Cass Avenue. We will then board the train at the Westmont Train Station and head to the North Pole (Aurora depot). While at the North Pole, you will have a chance to meet Santa and his elves, enjoy some additional entertainment and some refreshments. Please note: there is no alcohol permitted on this trip. Advanced tickets are required and each family is limited to 10 tickets. Children ages two and under are free.

December 7-8 • Lisle

Once Upon a Christmas. Saturday from 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Wheatstack - A Midwestern Eatery & Tap. Join us at The Museums at Lisle Station Park this weekend for old-fashioned holiday fun. This event has become a holiday tradition in Lisle and features exciting activities you don’t want to miss out on. All ages are welcome. The Museum is located at 921 School Street in Lisle.

December 8 • Lisle

Brunch with Santa. 9:30 a.m. at the Wheatstack - A Midwestern Eatery & Tap. This year you'll have plenty of time to meet Santa and enjoy the best Sunday brunch in Lisle. Bring the whole family and don't forget your camera.

December 11 • Downers Grove

Santa’s Letter. 8 a.m. at the Downers Grove Park District. Santa has been very busy this year working with the elves to bring gifts to all of the good boys and girls. Give your child an opportunity to hear from “Mr. C” himself via a letter! Santa will mail out letters by December 11. Registration is open to Downers Grove Park District residents only. Registration deadline is December 5. Please be prepared to answer questions when registering.

December 12 • Westmont

Holiday Gift Bag Decorating. 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Westmont Public Library. Join some of your friendly Westmont Public Library staff as they teach you several techniques to decorate gift bags. You will get to decorate and take home 3 bags. Supplies will be provided.

If you are unable to attend a program for which you have registered, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can make your spot available for someone else. You can cancel your program registration by calling the library at (630)-869-6150 or by using the cancellation link found in your registration confirmation or reminder email. Thank you.

December 14 • Downers Grove

Merry & Bright: A Victorian Christmas. 3 – 7 p.m. at the Downers Grove Museum. Free for all ages.

Celebrate the season.

Learn about Victorian Christmas traditions, tour the holiday-decorated Victorian Blodgett House and visit with Santa. Stroll the park on a luminary walk, view holiday trees decorated by the community and warm up around a campfire as you listen to Victorian-era carolers. Holiday snacks will be available for purchase to enhance the holiday cheer.

New. Tree Decorating Contest.

Free to enter! Resident groups and local businesses are invited to decorate a holiday tree to be judged by our Facebook followers. Trees will be on display during Merry & Bright where the winner of each division will be announced. Register by Nov. 27.

December 15 • Woodridge

The Festive Singers Return. A Cappella Quartet for the Holidays. 2 – 3 p.m. at the Woodridge Public Library. "'Tis the season to be jolly!" Get in the holiday season with contemporary Christmas and Hanukkah favorites from a cappella quartet: previously featured with Disney's premier events for "A Christmas Carol" with Jim Carrey.

December 15 • Woodridge

Santa's Bedtime Stories. 6 – 6:45 p.m. or 7:15 – 8 p.m. at the Community Center/Hickory-Oak. Dress in your pajamas and slippers and join Santa and his elves for some holiday fun. Each child attending must be registered.

Register online or view additional program information.

December 21 • Downers Grove

Samantha’s Victorian Christmas. 1 – 2:30 p.m. at the Downers Grove Museum. Make crafts and play games related to American Girl Samantha’s story to learn what Christmas was like in the Victorian period. Step back in time and see Victorian Christmas holiday decorations and traditions by exploring the Victorian Blodgett house.

December 21 • Westmont

Snow Much Fun. 4-7 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park. Enjoy some holiday cheer at our Snow Much Fun night. Be sure to bundle up because this is an indoor/outdoor event. Meet our friendly long eared mules when you take a free wagon ride around the park. Be sure to take a photo in the giant snow globe or visit Santa in his workshop. Take a lamplight tour of the Gregg House to see how Christmas was celebrated by early settlers. Enjoy games, crafts, hot cocoa, s’mores and much more. Bring your family and friends and delight in a most enchanting winter experience.

December 31 • Downers Grove

Noon Year's Eve Party. 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Downers Grove Public Library. Say goodbye to 2019 a little earlier in the day. We will be reading a book, having a dance, giving a toast, and more.

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