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Batavia Park District offers family fun this holiday season

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Kari Miller

There will be no shortage of affordable fun this season at the Batavia Park District!

Kick off the season at Celebration of Lights on Sunday, November 25 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the Batavia Riverwalk. This free event offers tractor-pulled wagon rides, free roasted chestnuts, a community sing-a-long, bake sale, story hour, tree lighting ceremony and of course, a visit with Santa! View the full schedule of events at

Share breakfast with Santa Claus on Saturday, December 1 from 8:30-10:00 a.m. at the Eastside Community Center, 14 N. Van Buren St. After you've gotten your fill of fruit, pancakes, scrambled eggs, and sausage, give Santa your "wish list" and receive a special gift. Entertainment will include a performance by the Batavia Showstoppers and "A Dickens Kind of Christmas" variety show. Entertainment will begin at 9:15 a.m. after Santa's departure. Don't forget the camera! The cost is $13 for residents, $15 for Batavia nonresidents or $17 for nonresidents. Register as a family of four to receive a discount.

Children will be delighted with a call from Santa, Mrs. Claus or one of Santa's elves on Thursday, December 6. Register at the Park District Civic Center, 327 W. Wilson St. by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 5. Calls will be placed between 5:30 and 7:00 p.m. on December 6. The cost is just $1 to participate.

For more information or to register, please call 630-879-5235 or visit