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October 2019

Family Fall Fest

October 12, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wild Meadows Trace Park, Intersection of York Street and South Street
Elmhurst, IL 60126 United States
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Free

Elmhurst Park District invites you to bring your family to Wild Meadows Trace for Safety Town trick-or-treating, inflatable corn maze obstacle course, inflatable circus train for the little ones, family photo opportunities, fall games, face painting, balloon twister, food trucks and more! This event is free to the public.

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Trick-or-Treat Climb

October 19, 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Ackerman Park (Glen Ellyn), 800 St. Charles Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
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$15

Join the Glen Ellyn Park District at the climbing wall for a fun Halloween trick-or-treat event. Trick-or-Treat Climb is divided into two-time slots on Saturday, October 19th at Ackerman SFC. The first time slot is from 9am-10am and the next time slot is from 10:30am-11:00am. Kids, ages 5-11 will have to work - or climb - for their treats! Rock climbing friendly costumes are welcome!

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November 2019

Turkey Trot

November 28, 8:00 am - 10:30 am
Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
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Free

All ages and skill levels are welcome to participate at the annual Turkey Trot Predicto Race on Thursday, November 28th starting at 8am! The top two runners who most accurately predict their finish time will win a Thanksgiving treat. Prizes will also be awarded for Best Costume. Advance registration is not required, but a waiver must be signed prior to the event to qualify. No timing devices are allowed on the course. Help make someone else’s holiday a happy one and…

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December 2019

Tree Lighting in Wilder Park

December 5, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wilder Park, 175 S Prospect Avenue
Elmhurst, IL 60126 United States
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Free

Join the Elmhurst Park District as we kick off the holiday season with the annual Tree Lighting in Wilder Park! Meet with a special visitor from the North Pole, enjoy holiday entertainment and participate in children's activities. The evening will get you ready for the season! Sponsored by Edward-Elmhurst Health.

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Santa’s Workshop at Wilder Mansion

December 7, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wilder Mansion, 211 Prospect Ave
Elmhurst, IL 60126 United States
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Free

A holiday store just for kids! Santa’s Secret Workshop is a special place just for children where they can purchase inexpensive holiday gifts for those they love, including mom, dad, siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles, teachers, friends and pets! Items are kid-priced and kid-friendly.

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