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Click on a link below to view the special events for that month:

- October
- November
- December

October
10/10 1/2 Price Mini Golf Holes & Knolls Mini Golf Course
10/10 Teen Cosmic Skate Night Center Ice of DuPage
10/13 1/2 Price Mini Golf Holes & Knolls Mini Golf Course
10/13 Fall Family Concert with Jim Gill Main Street Recreation Center
10/13 Columbus Day Mini Golf Tournament Holes & Knolls Mini Golf Course
10/14 1/2 Price Mini Golf Holes & Knolls Mini Golf Course
10/18 Boo Bash Lake Ellyn Park
10/24 Teen Cosmic Skate Night Center Ice of DuPage
November
11/21 Holiday Movie in the Park - Inside: Free Birds Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center
11/27 Turkey Trot Lake Ellyn Boathouse
December
12/6 Breakfast at the North Pole Lake Ellyn Boathouse
12/9 Gingerbread Class Main Street Recreation Center
12/11 Gingerbread Class Main Street Recreation Center
12/13 Family Zoo Lights Trip Wheaton Community Center
12/22 Candy Cane Hunt Main Street Recreation Center
12/22 Drop-N-Shop with Coach Ed Main Street Recreation Center
12/29 Drop-N-Shop with Coach Ed Main Street Recreation Center
 
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Friday, October 10 | 12pm-5pm
1/2 Day of School? 1/2 Price Golf!

Age: All

Looking for something to do when your kids have a half day of school? Stop by Maryknoll Park and play a round of golf for half price!

Location: Holes & Knolls Mini Golf Course at Maryknoll Park

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Friday, October 10 | 7:30pm-9pm
Teen Cosmic Skate Night

Age: 10-14

Enjoy skating under the cosmic lights at Center Ice of DuPage! Bring your own skates or rent a pair for just $2.50 at the rink. The concession stand will be open and we'll be playing some of today's best music. You won't want to miss these events!

Location: Center Ice of DuPage

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Monday, October 13 | 10am-5pm
1/2 Day of School? 1/2 Price Golf!

Age: All

Looking for something to do when your kids have a half day of school? Stop by Maryknoll Park and play a round of golf for half price!

Location: Holes & Knolls Mini Golf Course at Maryknoll Park

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Monday, October 13 | 10am-11am
Fall Family Concert with Jim Gill

Age: All

Join us for a school day off concert with Jim Gill, a Chicago children's music legend! Jim is an award-winning musician, his passion for music and child development makes him one of the most well-respected children's entertainers in the country. Bring the family out for this fun-filled, active, sing-along concert event. We will be in the gym, so feel free to bring a blanket for seating although it won't be for long, Jim's music will have everyone moving! Only children need to be registered, but must be accompanied by an adult.

Location: Main Street Recreation Center

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Monday, October 13 | 10am-3pm
Columbus Day Mini Golf Tournament

Age: 5-16

Do not sit at home or stay inside on a beautiful fall day, when school is out! Celebrate Columbus Day at our Holiday Miniature Golf Tournament. The tournament consists of 36 holes with a special holes on each course that requires you to hit through the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria! Your entry fee include a hot dog, chips and a beverage, after your round. Winners receive a gift card to Barone's in honor of Christopher Columbus!

Age 5-12 | Learn More
Age 13-16 | Learn More

Location: Holes & Knolls Miniature Golf Course at Maryknoll Park

 

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Tuesday, October 14 | 10am-5pm
1/2 Day of School? 1/2 Price Golf!

Age: All

Looking for something to do when your kids have a half day of school? Stop by Maryknoll Park and play a round of golf for half price!

Location: Holes & Knolls Mini Golf Course at Maryknoll Park

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Saturday, October 18 | 10am-11:30am
Boo Bash

Age: 2-8

Dress in costume and join us for spooky fun! Enjoy pumpkin decorating, Trick-or-Treat Town, Glen Ellyn Public Library storytelling, special games and activities, apple cider, and Halloween treats! We will also have fun entertainment! Our rain location is Main Street Recreation Center; an email will be sent out in early October if the location is moved indoors.

Location: Lake Ellyn Park

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Friday, October 24 | 7:30pm-9pm
Teen Cosmic Skate Night

Age: 10-14

Enjoy skating under the cosmic lights at Center Ice of DuPage! Bring your own skates or rent your own for just $2.50 at the rink. The concession stand will be open and we'll be playing some of todays best music. You won't want to miss these events!

Location: Center Ice of DuPage

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Friday, November 21 | 8pm-10pm
Gobble Gobble! It's a Holiday Movie in the Park - Inside!

Age: All

Bring your blanket or lawn chairs, we’re having our first indoor movie on the turf at Ackerman Sports and Fitness Center. It’s the greatest turkey movie of all time, FREE BIRDS. This fun family comedy tells the story of two rival turkeys who travel back in time to prevent their own kind from becoming a savory Thanksgiving tradition. Free popcorn will be available for all of our moviegoers.

Location: Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center

 

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Thursday, November 27 | 8am
Turkey Trot

Age: All

Start your Thanksgiving at the annual Turkey Trot Predicto Race!
Open to all ages and levels of runners, you don’t have to cross the
finish line first to win! The top two runners who most accurately
predict their finish time in this five-mile run win a Thanksgiving treat.
Advance registration is not required, but a waiver must be signed
prior to the event to qualify. There are no timing devices allowed on
the course in order to be eligible for a prize.

This year, help support the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry by bringing
a non-perishable food item to the race! The GEPD will collect
donations and deliver them to the food pantry. Help us make
someone else’s holiday a happy one!


Location: Lake Ellyn Boathouse

 

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Saturday, December 6 | Two Times Available!
Breakfast at the North Pole

Age: All

Everyone enjoys this tradition, complete with breakfast, carols, activities, and a visit from the original jolly old elf, Santa! Each child receives a favor as a remembrance of this special day! Everyone six months or older must register in advance with an adult.

8am-9am | Learn More
9:30am-10:30am | Learn More

Location: Lake Ellyn Boathouse

 

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December 9 or 11 | 6pm-7:30pm
Gingerbread Class

Age: 3-12 & Adult

Make this holiday season extra special by creating a gingerbread house with your child. Instructions and all materials included for each child and adult to make one gingerbread house together to take home. One child per house, please. Join the fun and get into the holiday spirit.

December 9 | Learn More
December 11 | Learn More

Location: Main Street Recreation Center

 

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December 13 | 4pm-9pm
Family Zoo Lights Trip

Age: 3-12 & Adult

Take a trip with us to Lincoln Park Zoo to see the festive lights! Leave the stress of traffic and transportation behind you, and let us take care of everything! We'll meet at the Wheaton Park District Community Center where we'll board the Holiday Express and sing carols as we head downtown. After an hour of walking through the zoo and enjoying the holiday spirit, we'll drive back to Wheaton while enjoying holiday snacks. Please feel free to bring additional snacks and food for the trip.

Location: Wheaton Community Center

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December 22 | 10am-11:30am
Candy Cane Hunt

Age: 2-8

It's a candy cane-filled morning, full of indoor crafts and an outdoor candy cane hunt! Please dress for the weather.

Location: Main Street Recreation Center

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December 22 or 29 | 9am-3:30pm
Drop-N-Shop with Coach Ed

Age: 4-10

Parents, do you need a break to get ready for the holidays, finish last minute shopping, or have some time to yourself? Drop off your kids for a little school's-out fun! They'll play games, watch movies and most important, have fun! Please send a sack lunch and snack for your child.

December 22 | Learn More
December 29 | Learn More

Location: Main Street Recreation Center

 

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