On Tuesday night, the Park District of Forest Park is getting a running start on the year-end holidays. It’ll be Christmas in July at the Aquatic Center, with holiday-themed games, music and refreshments. A big elf himself might even show up.

The Aquatic Center is at 7501 Harrison. Christmas there will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 14. For details, call 366-7500 or go to www.pdofp.org.