Celebrate An Almost Winter Day Nov. 18 in South Elgin

  • Kids can tell Santa what is on their wish list during An Almost Winter Day Saturday in South Elgin.

      Kids can tell Santa what is on their wish list during An Almost Winter Day Saturday in South Elgin. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer, 2016

 
Submitted by South Elgin Parks and Recreation
Updated 11/13/2017 9:54 PM

The South Elgin Parks and Recreation invite you to the 16th annual An Almost Winter Day from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at SEBA Park.

Santa will arrive at 3 p.m. to sing carols and take photos with children before heading to the Footprints in Time Plaza on Route 31 for a holiday tree lighting at 5 p.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Concessions will be offered by the FUNdation.

A nostalgic trip to the Jon Duerr Forest Preserve and back, including a reading of the Polar Express will be offered by the Fox Trolley Museum for $1 per person at 3 or 4 p.m.

Free events available at An Almost Winter Day are horse-drawn trolley rides, petting zoo, children's activity area, Letters to Santa, cookie decorating station, s'more extravaganza, soup station, and a bonfire to keep warm. Some local favorites, pony rides and a coffee bar, will be offered for a small fee.

"An Almost Winter Day is a must for residents, and guests of South Elgin," said Shane Hamilton, parks and recreation superintendent. "It is a great way to kick off the holiday season … fun, affordable and your first chance to see Santa Claus!"

For information, call (847) 622-0003 or visit www.southelgin.com/recreation.

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