Calls from Santa (All ages)
Ho! Ho! Ho! Would you like your child to get a personal call from Santa, himself? This is a great surprise for the children, reminding them to be especially good for these next few weeks! Parents pick up an information flyer for calls at our office, available on Monday, November 18. Calls will be made on Wednesday, December 4 and Thursday, December 5 between 3:00-6:00pm.
Letters to Santa (All ages)
Santa wants to make sure he hears from all of the children in Wauconda, so he has added another mailbox at the Community Center. Beginning December 2 through December 13, you may drop off your letter to Santa in his special mailbox. Remember to include your name and address so Santa can write you back. No postage required.
Holiday Walk on Main Street with Tree Lighting and Santa Arrival (Family)
After a day of winter holiday activities on Main Street, join the Wauconda Park District and get into the holiday spirit as we welcome Santa and Mrs. Claus to Wauconda at the annual Tree Lighting event. The Wauconda Fire Department will lead Santa to the Park District with a fire truck to kick off the holiday season with a brief fireworks display. After Santa arrives, join us in the Community Center for crafts, games, stories and refreshments. Bring your camera to take a picture with Santa. Goodie bags are available, while supplies last. No registration required.
Location: Main Street, Wauconda and Community Center
Time: 2:00pm Activities at Main Street Businesses
6:00pm Tree Lighting at Community Center
Holiday Cheer House Decorating (All ages)
Get the family together and enter to win the “Best Decorated Home” in Wauconda! On December 11 the Park District Staff will serve as judges and drive through the community to determine the winners. In order to be considered you must register your address (within the Wauconda Park District boundaries). Please note only one family member from each address needs to enter. Factors being considered are creativity, use of theme, originality, house and yard arrangement and overall appearance.
Location: Patron Home
Fee: FREE Must Pre-Register by 12/7
Holiday Movie in the Gym: The Grinch
Bring the family for a FREE viewing of “The Grinch”. The giant movie screen sets the stage for a fun time in the Community Center gym. Bring a blanket, sleeping bag, lawn chair, or have a seat on our bleachers. We have concessions for purchase or bring your own snacks. No registration is required, simply show up and enjoy this new twist on an old holiday classic. Show time begins at 7:00pm.
Location: Community Center Gym
Movie: The Grinch (2018)