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Last updated 12/4/2019 at 2:52pm

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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