Miscellany Christmas

A Christmas Carol


A Christmas Carol   

LOCATION: Meet at Itasca Rec Center       AGE: 30+

DEADLINE: Thu Nov 15 

Sun  Dec 16 2-6 pm $35

A Metropolis tradition, celebrate the holiday with Ebenezer Scrooge and the Cratchit family.Transportation and ticket are included. 

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Christkindlmarket and Naperville Trolley Tour.  

Age 30+

We will start the day at the Christkindlmarket in Naperville. Enjoy a late lunch/early dinner at Aurelio’s. We will end the day by going on an one hour Trolley tour checking out holiday lights around town where folks have enjoyed the sights and sounds of Naperville’s finest holiday displays while on board the warm trolley. Transportation is included. 

AGE: 30+

LOCATION: Meet at Itasca Rec Center 


 Thu Dec 6 (All Day) Leave at 10 am $70/$80

 Thu Dec 6 (Lunch/Trolley) Leave at 2 pm $60/$70 

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Bakery Bus


We will delve into the infamous Racine Kringle, the official State of Wisconsin pastry. On the tour we will visit about 4-6 Kringle shops and bakeries. In route to each location, your fully narrated tour includes the history of Christmas holiday traditions of the Polish, Germans, Italians, Irish, and more. At each of the stops, you will receive treats, samples, and shopping time. An excellent opportunity to celebrate the holidays with friends while sampling bakery items, learning about Racine's Danish history, and exploring the city. Transportation is included.

LOCATION: Meet at Itasca Rec Center      AGE: 50+

DEADLINE: Sun Nov 18                             

Thu Dec 13 8:30 am - 5 pm $99

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Annual Holiday Bazaar


Thursday, November 29 - 30

9AM - 2 PM

Sheila Ray Center

Elk Grove Village, IL

Join us for holiday cheer and shopping for the loved ones on your  list at the Al Hattendorf Center Holiday Bazaar! The Holiday Bazaar  features a variety of lovingly handcrafted and  homemade artistic  treasures such as: jewelry, ceramics, crafts, decor and other items,  quilted items and crochet items.

Free admission. Proceeds benefit our seniors at the Sheila Ray Adult Center.

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Santa's Storytime


December 4.

6 PM

Garden Terrace, 1000 Wellington Ave, 

Elk Grove Village, IL

Join us for a magical evening as we celebrate the spirit of the  holidays at Santa's Story Time. The whole family will enjoy exciting  holiday entertainment, crafts, hot chocolate, fun rides under the  sparkling lights of the indoor carousel, souvenir pictures with Santa.  
Advance purchase tickets: $5 pp
Tickets purchased on Dec 4th: $7 pp 

**Please note that tickets sales are limited! Early bird sales are highly encouraged. 

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Snowflake Swim


Saturday, December 15

Pavilion Aquatics Center, 1000 Wellington Ave, Elk Grove Village, IL

1 - 3 PM

The Pavilion Aquatics Center will transform into the North Pole for a  day your family will not soon forget! Swimming, holiday games &  prizes, Tie-Dye snowflake swim T-shirt Station.  

(Child  fee includes snowflake swim t-shirt and goody bag. Adult must register  with child. Register in person with customer service).

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Holiday Bazaar


 Saturday, December 8th

10 AM - 3 PM

Randall Residence of Wood Dale

276 East Irving Park Road

Wood Dale, IL 60191Handmade Holiday Crafts and Gifts, Treats and Music.

Want to be a Vendor at this wonderful Bazaar?  Call 630.242.2988.  Tables are free!

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Overshadowed Theater Productions


It's A Wonderful Life

November 23 - December 15

Medinah Baptist Church

900 Foster Ave, Medinah, IL 60157

Adapted by Doug Rand from the screenplay by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra and Jo Swerling.   George Bailey, a building and loan banker, sacrifices his dreams to  help his community, to the point where he feels life has passed him by.  Due to a cruel business rival’s manipulations, Bailey falls into despair  so deep that he contemplates suicide, until his guardian angel,  Clarence Odbody, gives him a valuable new  perspective on the worth of  his life. It’s an endearing classic holiday presentation you won’t want  to miss.

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Holiday Makeovers


November 28

7 - 8:15 PM

Community Rec Center

120 E. Oak St.
Addison, IL

Learn time-saving and cost-cutting tips to help for holiday dressing.  Lessons include tips on accessory ideas to implement into the holiday  season. New eye and lip techniques will be taught to give a special but  subtle holiday look. 

Age: 18 years and older   

Fee: $25R/$33NR   

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Polar Express Storytime Train


The Polar Express Storytime Train is one of Itasca’s favorite events! We will meet at the Metra Train Station in Itasca and board the train to Elgin and back for a fun-filled trip. Pre-registration is a must and is open until Nov 12 or until the available spots are full.  Click below for all the details!

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Free Letters to Santa


Do your children have letters they would like to send to Santa?  Stop by the Itasca Recreation Center and fill out a letter to mail to Santa using our holiday mailbox! All letters must be in by Saturday, December 15th (must include name and phone number)

Calls will be made December 16 4PM - 6 PM.

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Gingerbread House Decorating


Come and build a decorative holiday house at the Itasca Rec Center. 

Tuesday, December 11

6 PM -  8 PM

Cost $20 per house (1 house per family)

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Breakfast orVisit with Santa

Breakfast With Mrs. Claus - Itasca


Itasca Park District Iris Room

Saturday, December 15

10 AM - 12 PM

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Breakfast with Santa & Mrs. Claus - Elk Grove Village


Garden Terrace at the Pavilion

1000 Wellington Ave, Elk Grove Villag

Saturday, December 1

9 AM

Fee: $13 R / $16 NR per person

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Breakfast With Santa - Schaumburg


Rainforest Cafe

Woodfield Mall

Schaumburg, IL

Saturday, December 15

8 AM - 10 AM

$22 / person

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Breakfast WIth Santa - Addison


December 15

9 - 10 AM

Community Rec Center

120 E Oak St. Addison, IL

Pre-registration is required and tickets will NOT be sold at the door. Space is limited so register early!

Fee: Adult $10R/$13NR; Child $7R/$10NR

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Breakfast with Santa - Roselle


Saturday, December 8

9 - 10:30 AM

Clauss Recreation Center - Gym

Join us for a fun filled morning and delicious breakfast. Breakfast  will include scrambled eggs, french toast, bacon, sausage, potatoes and a  variety of beverages. There  will be crafts, a special photo op for your youngster and a sing along  with Santa himself!       
4 & up R $14 / NR $16    

3 & under $6    

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Visit With Santa


Pavilion Carousel and Jumps/Jiggles

1000 Wellington Ave, Elk Grove Village

Friday, December 14


Come join us at the Carousel and Jumps n' Jiggles to visit with  Santa, make a special craft, ride the Carousel and play in Jumps n'  Jiggles.  Santa will be at the Carousel from 11-1pm. 


Overnight with Santa and Mrs Claus



DECEMBER 1, 2018

Overnight Family Stay Package!

Pasta, meatballs, salad, bread and cookies with Santa & Mrs.Claus, including Storytime...

bring your camera!
PLUS Breakfast with Santa & Mrs. Claus

Crown Plaza Glen Ellyn / Lombard
1250 Roosevelt Rd., Glen Ellyn, IL

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 $145 plus tax (up to 4 occupants per  room)

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Tree Lighting

Old Town Festival of Lights Tree Lighting & Kris Kringle Market Bloomingdale


 November 30, 2018
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Old Town Park  Third & Franklin Streets
Bloomingdale, IL 60108


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Holiday Tree Lighting Wood Dale


372 N Wood Dale IL

Saturday, December 1

Activities from 2:30 - 4 PM

Activities include crafts, wagon rides, and pictures with Santa. The  evening concludes with the lighting of the tree and a fireworks display.

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Holiday Tree Lighting Elk Grove Village


Elk Grove Village

Town Center Village Green

Friday, November 23

4:00 p.m. Refreshments  4:30 p.m. Holiday Concert by Gary Puckett & the Union Gap  5:30 p.m. Tree Lighting  

Town Center Village Green   901 Wellington Avenue   Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

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