$10 Arrowhead Golf Club Restaurant Voucher* with gift card purchase
Discount offered 11/25-12/23. *Restaurant vouchers offered with qualifying gift card purchase.
20% Off Annual Memberships
Parks Plus Fitness Center
Discount offered 11/27-12/1.
New members only; membership terms apply. 100 membership limit.
2014 Aquatics Pass
Discount offered 11/27-1/31.
Membership terms apply.
Call 630-690-4880 for details.
Click upcoming events listed below for details or scroll to browse.
|11/29-12/30||Festival of Lights & Christmas Tree Sales||Cosley Zoo|
|12/6||Candy Cane Hunt||Northside Warming Shelter|
|12/7, 12/14||Santa's Craft Corner||Cosley Zoo|
|12/1-12/14||Santa's Mailbox||Community Center|
|12/1-12/31||Christmas Tree Lane||Cosley Zoo|
|12/7||Lion's Club Reindeer Run||Downtown Wheaton|
|12/11||Holiday Gala||Abbington Banquets|
|12/12||Attuned Music Series: Holiday Event||DuPage County Historical Museum|
|12/14||Holiday Concert||Community Center|
|12/21||Holiday Celebration||Community Center|
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Recycle Old Holiday Lights
November 18, 2013-February 28, 2014 | Community Center
The Wheaton Park District will be collecting incandescent or LED holiday lights and extension cords at the Community Center (1777 S. Blanchard, Wheaton). The donated holiday lights may be in any condition, as the valuable wiring inside will be processed for scrap materials. Proceeds will be donated to the Leisureship Fund which provides financial assistance to qualified Wheaton residents for park district programs and sports, fitness center passes, and pool passes.
Questions? Call 630.690.4880.
Tree Sales: Nov. 29-Dec. 24, 9am-9pm | Lights: Nov. 29-Dec. 30, 3-9pm
20,000 twinkling lights and spectacular displays transform Cosley Zoo into a fairy tale winter wonderland from the day after Thanksgiving through December 30. Lights are on from 3pm daily until the zoo closes at 9pm. Visit the animals and purchase a cup of hot chocolate, your tree, wreath, and holiday gifts!
- Admission is FREE during the Festival of Lights and Tree Sales
- Purchases are tax deductible (to the full extent of the law).
- Donations are greatly appreciated.
Special Holiday Hours:
- Open 9am-Noon on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve
- Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day
Light Display Sponsors:
Animal Medical Clinic of Wheaton
Phil Suess, Wheaton Councilman
E.P. Doyle & Son, LLC
Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd.
Superior Masonry, Inc.
Kramer Tree Specialists, Inc.
Bright Horizons Child Care & Early Education
Smashburger - Wheaton
Santa's Craft Corner
Saturdays | December 7 & 14 | 10am-2pm | Cosley Zoo
Can't make it to the North Pole? Do the next best thing and come to Cosley Zoo! Enjoy a visit with Santa, make a craft or two, and enjoy cookies, punch, and coffee.
- $5/family suggested donation
- $3 for printed photo with Santa
Christmas Tree Lane
Cosley Zoo | Decorate: December 1-7 | Displayed: Month of December
Gather together your scout group, friends, coworkers, or family members to help decorate Cosley Zoo for the holidays! We provide a lit five foot tree and you provide wildlife-friendly ornaments and imagination. Trees are displayed through December. Payment is due upon reservation.
Trees are limited!
Call 630-665-5534 to reserve your tree.
- Limit 30 trees
December 1-14 | Community Center
Santa Claus will have a special mailbox at the Community Center. Boys and girls can drop off their letters to Santa in Santa’s festive mailbox from December 1-14. Santa’s helpers will pick up the letters and deliver them to the North Pole. Please include the full name and address of each sender so Santa and his elves can reply to each letter.
Candy Cane Hunt
Friday, December 6 | Northside Warming Shelter
Enjoy holiday fun with the family as we hunt for candy canes with flashlights. Keep your eyes open for "prize" canes and special treats. After the hunt, head over to the Northside Shelter House for sledding and/or ice skating. All ages welcome. Dress for the weather--we won't cancel! Bring your own flashlights and a sack for candy canes.
Donuts with Santa - CANCELLED
Saturday, December 7 | Community Center
Make Christmas crafts, enjoy donut holes and juice, and get ready for a special sing-along visit with Santa! There'll be time to sit on Santa's lap and take pictures too. Be sure to bring your camera! Children must be accompanied by a paying adult.
Age: 2 & over | R/NR Fee: $12/$15
This is a CARA emerging race, course is USATF certified.
Run is hosted by the Lions Club in conjunction with the Wheaton Park District.
Saturday, December 7 | Downtown Wheaton
Holiday-themed 5K for the serious and casual runner looking to get into the holiday spirit!
Volunteers are essential to the success of the race...be a volunteer >
All volunteers receive a long sleeve t-shirt and continental breakfast.
Contact Stephanie Taylor with questions or concerns at 630-510-4989 or via email.
$25 through Dec. 3, 2013, $35 at Packet Pick Up and Race Day; $3 discount for CARA members.
All registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Celebrate the season with friends!
Wednesday, December 11 | 11:30A-2P | Abbington Banquets
Share the warmth of the holidays with friends as we celebrate the season at the Abbington on Butterfield Road & Route 53 in Glen Ellyn. An outstanding menu includes your choice of 1) salmon filet with Chardonnay wine and lemon sauce, 2) petite filet mignon with Zinfandel sauce or 3) chicken piccata, plus julienne medley, baked potato and candy cane swirl cheesecake. Please make your selection when you register.
After lunch, enjoy a performance by Alex Baby, a very talented crooner, who will sing all your favorite Christmas tunes. Let the music move you into the Christmas spirit!
With a group of 8 to 10, we can reserve an entire table. Please register by December 3rd. After that date, call the Leisure Center for availability at 630.665.1415. This event is limited to 125 participants.
Party sponsored by Community Bank.
Centerpieces sponsored by The Meadows of Glen Ellyn.
Special surprise courtesy of Mayflower Tours.
Age: 18+ | Date: 12/11 | Day: W | Time: 11:30A-2P | Fee: $31 (beef); $27 (chicken or salmon) | Location: Abbington Banquets
Thursday, December 12 | 6:30-8:30P | DuPageCounty Historical Museum
$10 kids | $5 adults | $25 family of 4*
Parents are invited to take their kids along to the DuPage County Historical Museum for this family-friendly event. Focusing on a Christmas theme, this night will feature music by Franklin Middle School Orchestra along with Terry Lynch performing St. Nicholas. Snacks and refreshments will be served.
Please call 630.510.4941 for more information.
*For groups of 5 or more, please call the museum at 630.510.4941
Saturday, December 14 | Community Center
Two concerts filled with holiday spirit and fun!
Create a new family tradition this year by attending both of these special concerts. Priced just right, these family friendly shows are sure to put you in the holiday spirit.
Once Upon A Christmas - Showtime: 1 pm
This all new holiday show, starring the Silvertones, is a real gem featuring all your favorite holiday classics. They'll have you humming along as they perform: O Holy Night, Christmas Was Meant for Children, and of course, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.
Beyond Christmas 2 - Showtime: 4 pm
Beyond Glee is back this year to help you celebrate the holiday season. They will sing your favorite traditional holiday songs with arrangements that are sure to please. From Away in a Manger to Santa Claus is Coming to Town, this talented group is sure to provide a warm and joyful Christmas concert experience.
Tickets (Required for entry)
Tickets for both shows (1 ticket=2 shows): $10/person
Tickets for individual shows (1 ticket=1 show): $7/person (Pre-sale tickets); $8/person (Day-of-show tickets)
Saturday, December 21 | Community Center
Drop the kids off for a festive holiday celebration! We’ll make holiday crafts, sing holiday songs and decorate cookies. Santa will stop by for a visit. Ho, ho, ho!
Ages: 3-9 | Dates: 12/21 | Day: Sa | Time: 9:30-11A | R/NR Fee: $15/$18 | Limit: 16 | Class #419235-01