Calumet City announces holiday events

2012-12-03T00:00:00Z Calumet City announces holiday eventsFor The Times nwitimes.com
December 03, 2012 12:00 am  • 

CALUMET CITY | The city announces its events for the holiday season.

 

Tree lighting ceremony

There’s no place like home for the holidays, so join your friends and neighbors for this annual tradition. The event kicks off at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall and will feature a marimba band, holiday choir, and live reindeer. Then, Santa Claus himself will lead everyone up Wentworth Avenue to Memorial Park for more music (including a complete holiday concert by the T.F. North Band.), sleigh rides drawn by Clydesdale horses and fireworks plus, kids can visit with Santa.

DATE: Dec. 7

TIME: 6:30 to 8 p.m.

AGES: All Ages

FEE: FREE

SITES: City Hall of Calumet City – 204 Pulaski Road

Memorial Park – 612 Wentworth Ave. Calumet City.

Call (708) 862-6443 for more details.

Letters to Santa

Kids, write your letter to Santa Claus and he will write you back. Be sure to include your full name and address and place it in an envelope. Drop off your letter by Dec. 7 at either the Memorial Park Fieldhouse, 612 Wentworth Ave., or the Sandridge Community Center, 600 Oglesby Ave., both in Calumet City. This is a free event. For more information, call (708) 862-6443.

Visit with Santa

Kids, bring your holiday wish list and meet with Santa Claus himself. But remember, he knows if you’ve been naughty or nice.

DATE: Dec. 7

TIME: Immediately after the Memorial Park tree lighting until 8 p.m.

AGES: All Ages

FEE: Free

SITE: Memorial Park Family Fun Center, 612 Wentworth Ave. Calumet City. Call (708) 862-6443 for more details.

Story time with Mrs. Claus

Join us for story time and a snack with Mrs. Claus herself. We will also be coloring some pictures for Santa and singing Christmas carols. Drop in anytime during the event hours.

DATE: Dec. 8

TIME: Between 2 and 3 p.m.

FEE: $1 per participant

SITE: Memorial Park Fieldhouse, 612 Wentworth Ave. Calumet City. Call (708) 862-6443 for more details.

NOTE: Bring your own camera or we will take your picture and post it to our Facebook page, and you can copy it from there.

Call Santa

Using state-of-the-art digital satellite technology, we’ll relay your telephone call directly to Santa’s North Pole Workshop, and you can speak live with him yourself.

DATE: Dec. 13

TIME: 6 to 8 p.m.

FEE: FREE

PHONE: (708) 868-7150

New Year's party

Join us as we ring in 2013 with games, music, dancing, crafts and pizza.

DATE: Jan. 3

TIME: 3 to 5 p.m.

AGES: third- through fifth-graders

FEE: $5 per participant

MIN/MAX: 5/50

SITE: Memorial Park Fieldhouse, 612 Wentworth Ave. Calumet City. Call (708) 862-6443 for more details.

NOTE: Register by Dec. 31

Wiggles & Giggles

This program allows you and your child to express creativity by sharing quality time together and learning to play with others. Paints, crayons and clay are just some of the artistic mediums we’ll explore, along with active playtime, songs and games.

DAY: Thursdays

DATE: Session I: Dec. 13 to Jan. 3

TIME: 6 to 6:45 p.m.

AGES: 18 months to 2-year-olds with a parent

FEE: $10 Resident / $15 nonresident

MIN/MAX: 5/10 children

SITE: Sandridge Community Center, 600 Oglesby Ave. Calumet City. Call (708) 862-6440 for more details.

Cheer camp

Kids, during this holiday break, learn cheer positions, jumps, choreography, sideline cheers and more.

DATE: Dec. 26 to 28 and Jan. 2 to 4.

TIME: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

AGES: 5- to 12-year-olds

FEE: $40 Resident / $45 nonresident

MIN/MAX: 10/20 participants

SITE: Sandridge Community Center, 600 Oglesby Ave. Calumet City. Call (708) 862-6440 for more details.

NOTE: Register by Dec. 24

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