Big Week: December 4-11

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Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, Dec. 7 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Park District of Forest Park, 7501 Harrison St. Come be whisked away to a winter wonderland where Santa and Mrs. Claus will fill your morning with enjoyment. Children will enjoy breakfast with their families and get to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus. Santa's Elves will also be on hand to help the little ones make arts and crafts! Santa and Mrs. Claus will be visiting from 10 to 11 a.m. Please bring your own camera. Register at pdofp.org or by visiting the Park District of Forest Park administration building or the Roos Recreation Center. This event is $9 per person; children 2 and under are free.

Sundaes with Santa

Dec. 8 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Brown Cow, 7347 Madison St. What is Santa's favorite ice cream? Come find out at the Sundaes with Santa Event. Your family will together enjoy a whimsical experience enjoying homemade hot cocoa, making sundaes with Santa, and a photo op with Santa where your children can let him know their Christmas wishes. Includes a holiday craft, ice cream, drinks, photo op visit with Santa, goody bag and balloon. Reservations on the hour. Tickets are $10 per person. Call 708-366-7970 to reserve a spot.

Mayor Hoskin's Toy Drive

Mayor Hoskin's Toy Drive to benefit local families will be held on Dec. 12 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the American Legion, 500 Circle Ave. Please bring an unwrapped, new gift for kids ages 3 to 16. Free food and soft drinks will be provided. If you are unable to attend, you can still help! Simply drop off an unwrapped gift (for kids 3 to 16) or a gift card (for youth 11 to 16) at the Howard Mohr Community Center at 7640 Jackson Blvd.

Christmas Bazaar

Shop for ornaments, gifts, soaps, lotions, cookies and candy from the nuns at the famous St. John Chrysostomos Greek Orthodox Monastery in Wisconsin. The event is held at Always in Style at 7516 ½ Madison St. on Dec. 5 and 7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Dec. 6 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.Contact Irene at 708-366-9583 for more information. 

Chilly Chili night with District 91

Doing the Holiday Walk this year? Warm up with a bowl of delicious chili and have your holiday family photo taken compliments of the District 91 Board of Education. Chili "flight" features gourmet chili from local area restaurants. Meet up with friends and share the warmth of free chili before you enjoy the beautiful Holiday Walk and Festival of Lights in Forest Park. Located in the District Office parking lot on Ferdinand just off Madison (next to McDonald's). Dec. 6, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Holiday Walk and Festival of Windows

Stroll along Madison St. between Harlem Avenue and Desplaines Avenue on Friday, Dec. 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. Live window displays, horse-drawn carriage rides, face painting and ice sculptures by Nadeau's Ice are just part of the magic of the annual Holiday Walk on Madison Street. Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive by fire engine at 6 p.m to help light the tree and then walk to Forest Park Bank for visits and photos. Bring your holiday shopping list and don't forget to make a reservation at your favorite restaurant!

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