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Santa’s Mailbox

Winnetka Park District 540 Hibbard Road, Winnetka

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 Tuesday, December 20 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!

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Find Buddy the Elf: Week 1

Winnetka, IL Winnetka

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 Facebook. The first five people to share photos with us each week will receive a $10 gift card to a local Winnetka business!

Week 1: Tuesday, December 6 – Monday, December 12


Holiday House Decorating Contest

Winnetka, IL Winnetka

Check out this year's Holiday House Decorating Contest and vote for your favorite 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. Voting will end at 8am on Friday, December 16, and winners will be announced on social media.


Winnetka Winter Express

Winnetka Golf Club 1300 Oak Street, Winnetka

UPDATE 12/8: This event has been canceled due to inclement weather. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for understanding.

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.

Fee: $50 per car

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