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

- November
- December

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, 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

> VIEW THE RACE MAP

 

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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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