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Stories with Santa
December 9, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Come enjoy stories with Santa and his LIVE reindeer in Downtown Glen Ellyn this holiday season. This is the day to take the family downtown for all to enjoy. The holiday celebration will be 1-3pm at The Glen Ellyn Firehouse located at Main and Pennsylvania.
Starting at 11:30am, enjoy a kid buffet at Northside Bar & Grill (across the street from the Fire Station) while Classic Holiday Movies play for all to enjoy. The buffet is open until 3pm – eat before or after you Santa experience.
Then come have your picture taken with Santa and LIVE reindeer. Santa and the reindeer will arrive at 1pm and stay until 3pm. Enjoy the moment…we have a photographer ready to take your special holiday picture! Also enjoy our guests from The Glen Ellyn Public Library while they read reindeer facts and many holiday stories.
Enjoy shopping and much more in Downtown Glen Ellyn. The carolers are singing, the stores are bursting with that perfect gift and we are so excited to celebrate this season with you.
We thank our sponsors Pattie Murray, Berkshire Hathaway Koenig Rubloff Home Services and The Glen Ellyn Public Library, Northside Bar & Grill and Litsa Lekatsos, RE/MAX, The Village of Glen Ellyn, Young’s Appliances, Maple Glen Memory Care, DuPage Medical Group, Orange Theory Fitness, and PNC Bank.
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