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November 2021

Santa’s Mailbox

November 24 at 12:00 am - December 19 at 11:30 pm

Elves will sneak into Winnetka to drop off this magical mailbox at the Winnetka Park District so children can mail their letters to Santa. The elves will pack up the mailbox Sunday, December 19 to take back the letters to the North Pole for Santa. Don’t forget to include names and a return address to ensure the elves know where to send Santa’s response! Ages: All Fee: Free! Sponsored by:

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December 2021

Candy Cane Lane

December 3, 2021 at 8:00 am - January 3, 2022 at 9:00 pm

Do visions of sugar plums dance in your head? Use that creativity and register your organization, club, neighborhood, or family to decorate your very own tree. Registration Deadline: November 29 Ages: All Fee: $50 per tree Registration Residents: Registration begins Monday, November 22 at 8:30am Non-Residents: Registration begins Monday, November 29 at 8:30am Register Online  

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Fireside Photos with Santa

December 4 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Santa’s sleigh will make one final stop in Winnetka before the big day! He is scheduled to land at Crow Island Woods to give families the opportunity to take a socially distant picture! Families will be able to spend five minutes with Santa for a holiday greeting and take a picture to cherish this memory for years to come. Staff will be available to take photos with your camera or phone. Pictures will be taken around the fireplace located in the…

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Find Buddy the Elf: Week 1

December 7 - December 13

Buddy the Elf will be hiding out at a different park district location each week. A new clue for Buddy's location will be posted on our Facebook page each weekday at 12pm. Every Tuesday, Buddy will pack up and find a new park to hide out at and a new set of clues for his location will be shared. Bring your camera to snap photos of Buddy in his hiding spot. Share them with us as a private message on…

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Holiday House Decorating Competition

December 10 at 8:00 am - December 17 at 8:00 am

Register your house, then deck it out with holiday decorations! Residents will vote on the best-decorated house. The top three houses will receive a plaque and the house with the most votes will receive a gift card to a Winnetka restaurant. Please email the photo of your decorated home to Marty Kwiatkowski at mkwiatkowski@winpark.org. Voting will end at 8am on Friday, December 17 and winners will be announced on social media. Registration Deadline: December 9 Ages: All Fee: $10 per…

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Winnetka Winter Express

December 10 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

All aboard! Next stop, Winnetka Golf Club! Yes, you heard that right. Come out and watch Polar Express from your car. The movie starts at 5pm. Please arrive an hour early. During the movie, each child will receive hot chocolate, a cookie, popcorn, and a letter they can write to Santa. Ages: All Fee: $50 per car Registration Residents: Registration begins Monday, November 22 at 8:30am Non-Residents: Registration begins Monday, November 29 at 8:30am   Register Online  

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Ugly Holiday Sweater Skate

December 11 at 1:40 pm - 2:55 pm

Wear your ugliest holiday sweater and take a few laps skating to festive holiday music. Be sure to stick around for the Holiday Skating Exhibition following the skate. Registration No registration required. Admission Fee: $2 Skate Rental Fee: $4

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Holiday Skating Exhibition

December 11 at 3:05 pm - 4:05 pm

Tot through Free Skate program participants will demonstrate their skills in our annual Holiday Exhibition.

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Find Buddy the Elf: Week 2

December 14 - December 20

Buddy the Elf will be hiding out at a different park district location each week. A new clue for Buddy's location will be posted on our Facebook page each weekday at 12pm. Every Tuesday, Buddy will pack up and find a new park to hide out at and a new set of clues for his location will be shared. Bring your camera to snap photos of Buddy in his hiding spot. Share them with us as a private message on…

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Gingerbread House

December 15 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Using a variety of sweets and candies, children will use their creativity and imagination to design and decorate a one-of-a-kind gingerbread house. Parents are strongly encouraged to stay and participate to create a lasting holiday memory. Save the clean-up for us while you enjoy some quality family time! Children may get messy, so please dress accordingly. Space for this event is limited. Register early to reserve your spot! Ages: 4-10* *children three and under permitted with adult Res/Non-Res: $30/$35 Registration…

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