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Last updated 12/6/2019 at 5:27pm

December 5 • Bolingbrook

BACC Holiday Party featuring the Charity Challenge. 4 p.m. at Ashbury’s at Boughton Ridge 335 East Boughton Road, Bolingbrook, IL. The Bolingbrook Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to once again host our Holiday Party. This annual event has a giving component with the Charity Challenge. Four guest bartenders from Bolingbrook bars, serving specialty cocktails, are each vying for tips to benefit their chosen local nonprofit. The Chamber sweetens the pot by awarding the top bartender and their non-profit an additional $500; 2nd place receives $300; all others receive $100. The winner bartender also wins the 2021 Holiday Party for their establishment. Tickets are $45 person.

December • 7 Bolingbrook

Holiday Craft Show and Cookie Walk. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Jane Addams Middle School. All types of arts & crafts are welcome at the Holiday Craft Show. Crafts must be Handcrafted. Absolutely no items involving or depicting alcohol or tobacco will not be allowed. (In accordance with school district policies)

Craft vendors must submit pictures of their work and specific description of items.

December 7 • Shorewood

2019 Shorewood Christmas Craft and Vendor Fair. 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Trinity Christian School 901 Shorewood Drive Shorewood, IL. There will be a diverse mix of crafters and vendors selling a variety of wares.

December 7 • Lockport

Breakfast with Santa and the Grinch. 8:30- 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Prairie Bluff Public Gold Club Banquet Room. We know Santa likes cookies for a midnight snack but what does he eat for breakfast? You and your family are invited to come make a holiday memory sharing breakfast with Santa. Children will be able to visit Santa, make a craft and listen as Santa reads a story. All adults and children attending the event must register.

December 11 • Joliet

Stories with Santa. 10-11:30 a.m. at The Joliet Public Library Black Road Branch. (Children of all ages with adult) Santa's helpers will read seasonal stories. Children will have the opportunity to meet Santa and spend time doing activities with their families. Bring your camera. This event is co-sponsored by the Will County Reading Council.

Registration is required due to limited space. If you are not able to attend, please inform us 24 hours in advance so we can offer your spot to someone else. No shows may be waitlisted for future programs.

December 11 • Crest Hill

Candy House Creations . 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the White Oak Library District. Decorate your very own candy house with graham crackers, icing, and all of the toppings. This program is open to children of all ages.

Registration is required due to limited space. If you are not able to attend, please inform us 24 hours in advance so we can offer your spot to someone else. No shows may be waitlisted for future programs.

December 13 • Plainfield

Holiday Lights Tour. 2-8 p.m. at the Plainfield Park District. Guests will be driven around the city stopping at some Holiday Hot Spots including: Millennium Park, Lincoln Park Zoo Lights and Christkindlmarket. Enjoy cookies and hot chocolate while trying your luck at holiday trivia and don’t forget to don your most unappealing holiday sweater. Prizes will be awarded to the person wearing the most unappealing Christmas Sweater. Trip includes tour, snacks and transportation.

December 13 • Plainfield

Journey to the North Pole. 5-8 p.m. at Four Season Park 22500 Lockport St.

Plainfield, IL. Bundle up for a wagon ride to the North Pole! As we head to the North Pole, we will sing along to some great holiday favorites. While you are waiting for your journey to begin, enjoy some yummy snacks, and keep your toes warm by the fire. Once your ride has reached the North Pole, the children will have an opportunity to visit with Santa and his Elf. Each child will receive a bell during its visit with Santa.

Registration deadline is Friday, December 13 at noon. If adding your family to the wait list, please add everyone who wishes to attend. Fee is person, one and under are free with paid adult and do not need to register.

December 13 • Bolingbrook

Festival of Lights Show. 5-9 p.m. at the Promenade in Bolingbrook 631 E Boughton Road Bolingbrook, IL. 250,000 LED lights twinkle, sparkle and dance to more than 20 different Holiday songs.

December 14 • Plainfield

Breakfast with Santa. 9-11:30 a.m. at the Prairie Activity & Recreation Center

24550 W. Renwick Rd. Plainfield, IL. Santa is making a special stop at the Plainfield Park District to have breakfast with all the good girls and boys. Children will also create their own holiday themed crafts and play some fun games. Each child will have the opportunity for a one-on-one visit and photo with the jolly elf himself. Parents, this is a great opportunity to take additional pictures.

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