Discover the Top 10 Christmas Events in Chicagoland

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                                            Photo © Jenni Kenney Photography and Design

Getting pictures with Santa or photos with Santa Claus is almost an oxymoron. Think about it for a minute, every place you go either offers you pictures or you can take your own of the children with old Saint Nick. What we will do in this section is list those places and events whose primary offering is a picture with Santa Claus and perhaps some refreshments and that’s it. We are not going to re-list every event where you you can get a photograph with Santa, that wouldn’t make sense. Every mall has pictures with Santa, every Santa House lets you take pictures or has a photographer where you can get pictures, every breakfast with Santa is a photo opportunity, on and on. The events listed here are primarily photo events with Santa. Holiday events that cover a lot more than just pictures with Santa are covered separately. What you should do is check the other listings as well as those you see here.

Algonquin

Pictures with Santa for the Junior Savers Club                                           Algonquin Bank & Trust
Saturday, December 6th, 2014

Time: 10 am - 12:30 pm
Sponsor: Algonquin Bank & Trust
Event at: 4049 West Algonquin Road
Algonquin, IL 60102
www.bankalgonquin.com
(847) 669-7500
Cost: FREE SANTA EVENT
Children who are members of the bank’s Junior Savers Club can stop by on Saturday, December 6th for pictures with Santa. Don't forget your camera.

Barrington

Pictures with Santa for the Junior Savers Club                                           Barrington Bank & Trust
Saturday, December 6th, 2014

Time: 10 am - 12:30 pm
Sponsor: Barrington Bank & Trust
Event at: 201 S. Hough Street
Barrington, IL 60010
http://www.barringtonbank.com
(847) 842-4500
Cost: FREE SANTA EVENT
Children who are members of the bank’s Junior Savers Club can stop by on Saturday, December 6th for pictures with Santa. Don't forget your camera.

Bensenville

Kids & Pet Pictures with Santa in Bensenville
Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Santa Kids & Pet Pictures Hours: 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm and 7 pm to 8:30 pm
Sponsor: Bensenville Park District
Event at: Deer Grove Leisure Center
1000 West Wood Street
Bensenville, IL 60106
(630) 766-7015
registration required
www.bensenvilleparkdistrict.org/
Cost: $7 for residents or non-residents
Bring your pets and the kids in for a visit and picture and a special treat from Santa Claus. Be sure your pets are on a leash or in a box or cage.

Bloomingdale

Pictures with Santa for the Junior Savers Club                                           Bloomingdale Bank & Trust
Saturday, December 6th, 2014

Time: 10 am - 12:30 pm
Sponsor: Bloomingdale Bank & Trust
Event at: 165 W. Lake Street
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
http://www.bloomingdalebank.com
(630) 295-9111
Cost: FREE SANTA EVENT
Children who are members of the bank’s Junior Savers Club can stop by on Saturday, December 6th for pictures with Santa. Don't forget your camera.

Blue Island

Pictures with Santa in Blue Island                                                            Saturday, December 6th                                                                             Sunday, December 7th, 2014
Time: 10:30 am to 2 pm Saturday                                                                                    12 Noon to 3 pm Sunday                                                                                                  Memorial Park                                                                                                                  12804 S. Highland Avenue                                                                                                 Blue Island, IL 60406                                                                                                     blueislandparks.org                                                                                                           For information: (708) 385-3304
Cost: FREE SANTA EVENT
Santa Claus will be at memorial Park for pictures with the kids on on one special day this year. Be sure to have a camera to get pictures of the children with Santa Claus. Printed photos are also available—donation required.

Bolingbrook

Pajama Party and Pictures with Santa in Bolingbrook
Friday, December 12th, 2014

Times: 6 pm to 7 pm and 7:30 to 8:30 pm
Sponsor: Bolingbrook Park District
Event at: Annerino Community Center

201 Recreation Drive
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
http://bolingbrookparks.org
reservations required
For information: (630) 739-0272
Cost: $12 for residents for first child, $8 for each additional child; $18 for non-residents for first child, $10 for each additional child
Kids get to meet Santa, have a photo taken and will receive a free gift. They can enjoy crafts, play games, carol singing while having cookies and milk.

Burr Ridge

Candy Cane Hunt & Pictures with Santa in Burr Ridge
Saturday, December 13th, 2014

Time: 10 am to 11 am
Sponsor: Pleasant Dale Park District
Event at: Walker Recreation Center
7425 South Wolf Road
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
http://pleasantdaleparks.org
(630) 662-6220

Cost: $3 residents; $5 non-residents
Join in the great Candy Cane Hunt and then return to the North Pole where Santa will be waiting to talk to you and to get pictures. Enjoy hot chocolate, cookies and marshmallows. For ages 2 to 12.

Cary

Pictures with Santa in Cary
Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Time: 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Sponsor: Cary Park District
Event at: Foxford Hills Golf Club
6800 S. Rawson Bridge Road
Cary, IL 60013
www.carypark.com
(847) 639-6100
Cost: FREE SANTA EVENT
Santa Claus is coming to Cary, so don't forget your camera and get ready to take some  pictures. The big guy in the red suit wants to find out what your child would like on Christmas.

Pictures with Santa for the Junior Savers Club                                           the Cary Bank & Trust
Saturday, December 13th, 2014

Time: 10 am - 12:30 pm
Sponsor: Cary Bank & Trust
Event at: 60 East Main Street
Cary, IL 60013
www.carybank.com
(847) 462-8881
Cost: FREE SANTA EVENT
Children who are members of the bank’s Junior Savers Club can stop by on Saturday, December 13th for pictures with Santa. Don't forget your camera

Chicago

Pictures with Santa at the Red Door Animal Shelter
Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale in Chicago
Sunday, November 23rd, 2014
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Sponsor: Red Door Animal Shelter
Event at: Warren Park Fieldhouse
6601 North Western Avenue
Chicago, IL 60645
For information: (773) 764-2242
Advance reservations are not required
www.reddoorshelter.org
Cost: FREE SANTA EVENT
Note: While there is no cost to attend this event
pictures of Santa are $5 each

Bring the kids to the annual Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale and while you’re there be sure to get pictures with Santa. Or if you prefer, how about pictures of your dog or cat with the old guy? Better yet get photos of everyone with Santa. At the bake sale you’ll find hundreds of home made cookies and other delicious treats. Enjoy coffee or hot cider while shopping at the bazaar. All photo proceeds benefit homeless animals.

Photos with Santa at Kooky Kids                                                               

Saturday, December 6th, 13th & 20th, 2014

Times:  Dec. 6th - 1 pm to 3 pm; Dec. 13th & 20th 12 pm to 2 pm

Sponsor: Kooky Kids

Event at: 520 North Michigan Avenue                                                                            Shops at Northbridge - 3rd Floor

Chicago, IL 60630

http://www.kookyshop.com/pages/photos-with-santa

For information: (312) 882-1189

Cost: FREE SANTA EVENT

Catch Santa at Kooky. Have your photos taken for free and get some shopping done too!  

                    

  flyer courtesy Kooky Kids

 

Pictures with Santa at the Christmas Bazaar                                              The Irish American Heritage Center

Sunday, December 7th, 2014

Time: 1 pm to 3 pm

Sponsor: Irish American Heritage Center

Event at: 4626 North Knox Avenue

Chicago, IL 60630

http://irish-american.org

Reservations Required

For information: (773) 282-7035

Cost: FREE SANTA EVENT

There be Santa visits from 1 pm to 3 pm at the Holiday Bazaar which runs from 9 am to 3 pm. . This is your chance to get pictures of the guy in the red suit with the kids at this annual event.                                 

Pictures with Santa at the Sod Room
Saturday, December 7th 2014

Time: 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Sponsor: Sod Room
1454 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605 Reservations required (312) 922-3131
Cost: 25/One Adult & One Child, $15/Extra Child, $6/Extra Adult
http://www.sodroom.com
The children will love this—milk and cookies with Santa and pictures with the jolly old guy. Event includes one digital image for each PAID child’s admission. Additional images available for purchase directly through the photographer.. There will be cookie decorating and time to write a letter to St. Nick and plenty of fun for all.

Countryside


Pictures with Santa at Illinois
Harley-Davidson in Countryside
Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Times: 11 am to 3 pm
Sponsor: Illinois Harley-Davidson
Event at: 9950 Joliet Road
Countryside, IL 60402
www.ilharley.com 
For information: (708) 387-8750
Cost: FREE SANTA EVENT
Join us for some tasty hot chocolate, get a free photo of the kids with Santa—mom and dad can get in the picture too—and have some holiday treats. This is one you won’t want to miss.

                

                                    photo courtesy Illinois Harley-Davidson Countryside

Crystal Lake

Pictures with Santa for the Junior Savers Club                                           The Crystal Lake Bank & Trust
Saturday, December 13th, 2014

Time: 10 am - 12:30 pm
Sponsor: Crystal Lake Bank & Trust
Event at: 5100 Northwest Highway
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
www.crystallakebank.com
(815) 479-5200
Cost: FREE SANTA EVENT
Children who are members of the bank’s Junior Savers Club can stop by on Saturday, December 13th for pictures with Santa. Don't forget your camera

Elmhurst

Santa and Mrs. Claus Photos with MWD Photography in Elmhurst
Sunday, November 23rd & 30th & December 7th, 2014

Santa & Mrs. Claus Picture Hours: 1 pm to 5 pm
Sponsor: MWD Photography
Event at: 126 N. York Road
Elmhurst, IL 60126                                                                                                           (630) 941-0392
www.mwdphotography.com
Cost: $35 for a private mini session & a 6 x 8 print that you can take home that day.
The holidays are fast approaching, and it's time for your kids to get their picture taken with Santa Claus. Want to avoid the lines and screaming children at the mall? MWD Photography offers private photo sessions with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Let us capture your memories in a way that no mall could compete with. Whether you want a goofy, classic, or family picture, we cover it all. Additional package ares available for purchase. Call to reserve your spot today! Here are links to some of our past work on our Facebook page and our website. One of our Christmas photos went viral last year, which can be seen here. The little girl was just trying to show the photographer her "boo boo" after showing it to Santa)

                

Photo © MWD Photography Elmhurst, Illinois

Flossmoor

Pictures with Santa at the Flossmoor Public Library
Saturday December 6th, 2014

Time: 2 pm - 5:30 pm
Sponsor: Village of Flossmoor
Event at: 1000 Sterling Avenue
Flossmoor, IL 60422
flossmoor.org
(708) 798-2300
Cost: FREE SANTA EVENT
Santa will be at the library to chat with the kids and for pictures taking.

Forest Park

Pictures with Santa at the Forest Park National Bank & Trust
Friday December 5th, 2014

Time: 6:30 pm - 8 pm
Sponsor: Explore Forest Park
Event at: Forest Park National Bank & Trust                                                                  7348 Madison Street
Forest Park, IL 60130
www.exploreforestpark.com                                                                                             (708) 366-2543
Cost: FREE SANTA EVENT
You’ll find Santa at the Forest Park National Bank ready for pictures and visits with the kids during the Holiday Walk. Don’t forget to bring a camera,

Geneva

Pictures with Santa at Geneva Commons Holidays in Geneva
Sunday, November 30th, December 7th & 14th & 21st, 2014

Time: 2 pm to 5 pm for pictures
Sponsor: Geneva Commons
Santa’s Headquarters is next to Learning Express Toys
602 Commons Drive
Geneva, IL 60134
www.shopgenevacommons.com/events.html
(630) 262-0044
Cost: FREE SANTA EVENT
Visit Santa at Geneva Commons Holidays. Be sure to bring your camera so you can get all your pictures of the kids with the jolly old elf. Santa will also be strolling around the Commons from Noon to 1:30 pm on these dates dispensing holiday cheer and gifts to the kids.

   Santa at Geneva Common Holidays

 

Glenview

Pictures with Santa at The Book Market in Glenview
Sunday, December 14th 2014

Time: 1 pm to 4 pm
Event at: The Book Market
2651 Navy Boulevard                                                                                                    Glen Town Center
Glenview, Il 60026
www.barbarasbookstore.com
For information: (847) 904.7304                                                                           Cost: FREE SANTA EVENT                                                                                            Come to The Book Market in Glenview on Sunday, December 14th for free photos with Santa.
Be sure to remember to bring a camera.

                                                               Graphic courtesy The Book Market Glenview

Gurnee

Pictures with Santa at Holiday Open House in Gurnee
Thursday, December 11th 2014

Time: 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Event at: Rink Side Family Entertainment Center
6152 West Grand Avenue
Gurnee, IL 60031
www.rink-side.com/
For information: (847) 856-1064
Cost: FREE SANTA EVENT - Public ice skating follows this event at regular rates
Santa and Mrs. Claus will both be in the lobby for free photos—Mrs. Claus will read a Christmas story. Kids receive free candy canes.

Hanover Park

Pictures with Santa for the Junior Savers Club                                           Hanover Park Community Bank
Saturday, December 6th, 2014

Time: 10 am - 12:30 pm
Sponsor: Hanover Park Community Bank
Event at: 1400 Irving Park Road
Hanover Park, IL 60133
http://www.hanoverparkbank.com
(630) 837-2700
Cost: FREE SANTA EVENT
Children who are members of the bank’s Junior Savers Club can stop by on Saturday, December 6th for pictures with Santa. Don't forget your camera.

Hoffman Estates

Pictures with Santa at Cabela's in Hoffman Estates
Saturday, December 6th & 13th

Sunday, December 7th & 14th, 2014
Time: 12 noon - 2 pm
Sponsor: Cabela’s
Event at: 5225 Prairie Stone Pkwy
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192
http://www.cabelas.com
(847) 645-0400
Cost: FREE SANTA EVENT
Get the children’s holiday pictures with Santa at Cabela’ on the second floor with a safari setting background this season. There will be games and a childrens activity table. Please be sure to bring your own camera.

Pictures with Santa for the Junior Savers Club                                           Hoffman Estates Community Bank
Saturday, December 6th, 2014

Time: 10 am - 12:30 pm
Sponsor: Hoffman Estates Community Bank
Event at: 1375 Palatine Road
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192
http://www.hecommunitybank.com
(847) 963-9500
Cost: FREE SANTA EVENT
Children who are members of the bank’s Junior Savers Club can stop by on Saturday, December 6th for pictures with Santa. Don't forget your camera.

Pictures with Santa for the Junior Savers Club                                           Hoffman Estates Community Bank
Saturday, December 6th, 2014

Time: 10 am - 12:30 pm
Sponsor: Hoffman Estates Community Bank
Event at: 2497 W. Golf Road
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192
http://www.hecommunitybank.com
(847) 963-9500
Cost: FREE SANTA EVENT
Children who are members of the bank’s Junior Savers Club can stop by on Saturday, December 6th for pictures with Santa. Don't forget your camera.

Illinois Tollway Oases

Pictures with Santa at the DeKalb Oasis
Sunday, November 16th, 2014

Time: 11 am - 2 pm
Sponsor: Illinois Tollway
Event at: Regan Memorial Tollway (I-88)
Near DeKalb, IL
(630) 241-6800 ext. 2388                                                                                                                                                                                                                            email: jbigness@getipass.com
Cost: FREE SANTA EVENT
Santa Claus is coming to Oases on the Illinois Tollway for the second year. Families can stop, take a break and see the jolly old fellow at the DeKalb Oasis on Sunday, November 16th, where he will be available for pictures with children of all ages. It would be appreciated if tollway customers could drop off a new toy, book or game for the Toys for Tots to make the holiday special for children in need

Pictures with Santa at the Belvidere Oasis
Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

Time: 11 am - 2 pm
Sponsor: Illinois Tollway
Event at: Belvidere Oasis
on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway I-90
Belvidere, IL
(630) 241-6800 ext.2388                                                                                               email: jbigness@getipass.com                                                                          Cost: FREE SANTA EVENT
Santa Claus is coming to Oases on the Illinois Tollway for the second year. Families can stop, take a break and see the jolly old fellow at the Belvidere Oasis on Sunday, November 23rd, where he will be available for pictures with children of all ages. It would be appreciated if tollway customers could drop off a new toy, book or game for the Toys for Tots to make the holiday special for children in need..

Pictures with Santa at the O’Hare Oasis
Sunday, November 30th, 2014                                                                   
  Time: 11 am - 2 pm
Sponsor: Illinois Tollway
Event at: O’Hare Oasis
on the Tri-State Tollway I-294
Near Schiller Park, IL
(630) 241-6800 ext. 2388                                                                                                                                                                                                                            email: jbigness@getipass.com
Cost: FREE SANTA EVENT
Santa Claus is coming to Oases on the Illinois Tollway for the second year. Families can stop, take a break and see the jolly old fellow at the O’Hare Oasis on Sunday, November 30th, where he will be available for pictures with children of all ages. It would be appreciated if tollway customers could drop off a new toy, book or game for the Toys for Tots to make the holiday special for children in need

Pictures with Santa at the Hinsdale Oasis
Saturday, December 7th, 2014

Time: 11 am - 2 pm
Sponsor: Illinois Tollway
Event at: Hinsdale Oasis
on the Tri-State Tollway I-294
Hinsdale, IL
(630) 241-6800 ext. 2388                                                                                         email: jbigness@getipass.com
Cost: FREE SANTA EVENT
Santa Claus is coming to Oases on the Illinois Tollway for the second year. Families can stop, take a break and see the jolly old fellow at the Hinsdale Oasis on Sunday, December 7th, where he will be available for pictures with children of all ages. It would be appreciated if tollway customers could drop off a new toy, book or game for the Toys for Tots to make the holiday special for children in need..

Pictures with Santa at the Lake Forest Oasis
Saturday, December 13th, 2014

Time: 11 am - 2 pm
Sponsor: Illinois Tollway
Event at: Lake Forest Oasis
on the Tri-State Tollway I-94
Lake Forest, IL
(630) 241-6800 ext. 2388                                                                                                email: jbigness@getipass.com
Cost: FREE SANTA EVENT
Santa Claus is coming to Oases on the Illinois Tollway for the second year. Families can stop, take a break and see the jolly old fellow at the Lake Forest Oasis on Saturday, December 13th, where he will be available for pictures with children of all ages. It would be appreciated if tollway customers could drop off a new toy, book or game for the Toys for Tots to make the holiday special for children in need.

Pictures with Santa at the Chicago Southland Lincoln Oasis
Sunday, December 21st, 2014

Time: 11 am - 2 pm
Sponsor: Illinois Tollway
Event at: Chicago Southland Lincoln Oasis
on the Tri-State Tollway I-294/I-80
South Holland, IL
(630) 241-6800 ext. 2388                                                                                                email: jbigness@getipass.com
Cost: FREE SANTA EVENT
Santa Claus is coming to Oases on the Illinois Tollway for the second year. Families can stop, take a break and see the jolly old fellow at the Chicago Southland Lincoln Oasis on Sunday, December 21st, where he will be available for pictures with children of all ages. It would be appreciated if tollway customers could drop off a new toy, book or game for the Toys for Tots to make the holiday special for children in need.

Itasca

Pictures with Santa for the Junior Savers Club                                           Elk Grove Village Bank & Trust
Saturday, December 13th, 2014

Time: 10 am - 12:30 pm
Sponsor: Elk Grove Village Bank & Trust
Event at: 1145 N. Arlington Heights Road
Itasca, IL 60143
http://www.elkgrovebankandtrust.com
(630) 250-9500
Cost: FREE SANTA EVENT
Children who are members of the bank’s Junior Savers Club can stop by on Saturday, December 13th for pictures with Santa. Don't forget your camera.

Libertyville


Pictures with Santa at Dickens of a Holiday in Libertyville
Saturday December 6th & 13th 2014

Time: 10 am – 3 pm
Sponsor: Mainstreet Libertyville
Event at: Cook Memorial Park

413 North Milwaukee Avenue
Libertyville, IL 60048
www.mainstreetlibertyville.org
(847) 680-0336
Cost: FREE SANTA EVENT
Santa will be waiting to see the children outside in his sleigh in Libertyville on two Saturdays in December. Don’t forget your camera.

               

                                        photo courtesy MainStreet Libertyville

Lisle

Pictures with Santa at Heritage Harley-Davidson in Lisle
Saturday, December 13th, 2014

Times: 11 am to 3 pm
Sponsor: Heritage Harley-Davidson - Lisle
Event at: 2595 Ogdon Avenue
Lisle, IL 60532

www.heritagehd.com
For information: (630) 420-1942
Cost: FREE SANTA EVENT
Bring the children in and get everyone’s picture on a Harley at Heritage Harley-Davidson in Lisle. All kids get a free gift.

Manhattan

Pictures with Santa at "Santa Takes Manhattan"

Saturday, December 6th 2014

Time: 3 pm to 5 pm

Sponsor: Manhattan Park District

Program Center

397 State Street

Manhattan, IL 60442

(815) 478-3324                                                                                                           Registration required

wwwmanhattanparkdistrict.com

Cost: FREE SANTA EVENT

Here's a great way to kick off the Christmas season—visit Santa and Mrs. Claus get pictures of the kids, enjoy cookies and beverages, games plus holiday crafts. Remember to bring a camera.

McHenry

Pictures with Santa for the Junior Savers Club                                             at the McHenry Bank & Trust
Saturday, December 6th, 2014

Time: 10 am - 12:30 pm
Sponsor: McHenry Bank & Trust
Event at: 2205 North Richmond Road
McHenry, IL 60050
www.mchenrybank.com
(815) 344-6600
Cost: FREE SANTA EVENT
Children who are members of the bank’s Junior Savers Club can stop by on Saturday, December 6th for pictures with Santa. Don't forget your camera

Minooka

Pictures with Santa
at Jenni Kenney Photography and Design
Saturday, November 8th
Sunday November 9th,
2014
Time: 10 am to 5 pm Saturday 11 am to 3 pm Sunday
Sponsor: Jenni Kenney Photography and Design                                                       Event at: Beautiful Holiday Studio in Home

Minooka, IL 60447

appointments necessary

jenni@jennikenney.com
www.jennikenney.com/#/home/
For information: (815) 791-9613
Cost: Special holiday prices apply
Get a portrait of the children with Santa that you will treasure forever. Reserve your Santa session today while openings are still available. For more information see the Santa Photographers page.

                                   Photo © 2012 Jenni Kenney Photography and Design

Mokena

Pictures with Santa at the Mokena Park District
Sunday November 16th, 2014

Sponsor: Mokena Park District
Event at: Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center
10847 LaPorte Road
Mokena, IL 60448
www.mokena.org
(708) 390-2401
Appointment deadline November 14th
Time: Noon to 3 pm
Cost: $8 per picture
Bring the kids in for a visit with Santa and you can get a professional 5 x 7 photograph. Additional packages are available for purchase. Personal camera are not permitted. Walk-ins are ok.

North Riverside

Holiday Photo Shoot with Santa in North Riverside
Friday, November 21st, 2014

Time: 5 pm to 8 pm
Sponsor: North Riverside Recreation
Event at: Village Commons Room B/C
behind Villages Offices
2401 South Des Plaines Avenue
North Riverside, IL 60546
For information: (708) 442-5515
www.northriverside-il.org
Cost: $16 - residents, $18 non-residents for a CD with all poses, other package options available
Here’s you chance to get professional holiday pictures of the family or kids with Santa in North Riverside. There is no sitting fee and you’ll receive the pictures or CD before you leave.

                

                                                  Photo courtesy North Riverside Recreation

Oakbrook

Santa Photos at Oakbrook Center                                                               Adventure to Santa
Tuesday, November 18th through Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

Times: 10 am - 8 pm note later hours on some days December 24th 10 am to 5 pm
Sponsors: Dreamworks Animation & GGP
Event at: Oakbrook Center - Village Green
Oakbrook, IL 60523
www.oakbrookcenter.com/adventure-to-santa-reservations
(630) 413-9846 For questions or click on this link for reservations.
Cost: $50 - includes 12 photos with Santa & video
Visit the ultimate Santa experience at Oakbrook Center. Join Shrek and his friends as they take you on an interactive journey to find Santa at the North Pole. The 15-minute adventure is a must-do for the entire family and does not require waiting in line.

                              

                                             Graphic courtesy Dreamworks Animation

Orland Park

Santa Pictures at the Pit Stop in Orland Park
Saturday, December 13th, 2014

Time: 9 am to 12 noon
Sponsor: Orland Park Recreation Department
Sportsplex
11351 West 159th Street
Orland Park, IL 60467
No registration is necessary
www.orland-park.il.us
For information: (708) 645-7529
Cost: FREE SANTA EVENT
The old guy in the red suit will be waiting at the Sportsplex to get a picture with your child on December 7th—so be sure to have your camera with you.

                              

                               Photo courtesy Orland Park Recreation Department

Palatine

Pictures with Santa for the Junior Savers Club                                           Palatine Bank & Trust
Saturday, December 6th, 2014

Time: 10 am - 12:30 pm
Sponsor: Palatine Bank & Trust
Event at: 110 W. Palatine Road
Palatine, IL 60067
http://www.palatinebank.com
(847) 963-0047
Cost: FREE SANTA EVENT
Children who are members of the bank’s Junior Savers Club can stop by on Saturday, December 6th for pictures with Santa. Don't forget your camera.

Pictures with Santa at City Limits Harley-Davidson in Palatine
Saturday, December 13th, 2014

Times: 11 am to 3 pm
Sponsor: City Limits Harley-Davidson
Event at: 2015 North Rand Poad
Palatine, IL 60074

www.citylimitshd.com/
For information: (847) 358-2112
Cost: FREE SANTA EVENT
Come in and get a free picture of the kids with Santa on a Harley. Don’t miss a great afternoon of fun at City Limits Harley-Davidson. The kids get a small Christmas stocking with sweets and there will be hot cocoa and cookies.

                                                  Santa at City Limits Harley-Davidson           

 

Plano

Pictures with Santa in Plano
Friday, December 5th, 2014

Time: 5:30 pm to 8 pm
Sponsor: Plano Chamber of Commerce
Event at: Plano Community Library
15 W. North Street
Plano, IL 605452                                                                   
www.plano.lib.il.us                                                                                                                  For information: (630) 552-2009
Cost: FREE SANTA EVENT
Hey kids after the tree lighting and Plano Rockin’ Christmas festivities downtown be sure to come to the library for a picture and visit with Santa. Remember to bring your camera.

Rockton

Pictures with Santa in Rockton
Saturday, December 6th, 2014

Time: 12 noon to 4 pm
Sponsor: Rockton Chamber of Commerce
Event at: Dairyhaus
113 East Main Street
Rockton, IL 61072                                                                    www.rocktonchristmaswalk.com
For information: (815) 624-7625
Cost: FREE SANTA EVENT
Santa will be waiting for you at his house in downtown Rockton so be sure to have you Christmas list ready. Don’t forget to bring a camera.

Roselle

Pictures with Santa for the Junior Savers Club                                           Roselle Bank & Trust
Saturday, November 29th, 2014

Time: 10 am - 12:30 pm
Sponsor: Roselle Bank & Trust
Event at: 1350 West Lake Street
Roselle, IL 60172
http://www.rosellebankandtrust.com
(630) 529-0100
Cost: FREE SANTA EVENT
Children who are members of the bank’s Junior Savers Club can stop by on Saturday, November 29th for pictures with Santa. Don't forget your camera.

Schaumburg

Pictures with Santa for the Junior Savers Club                                           Schaumburg Bank & Trust
Saturday, December 20th, 2014

Time: 10 am - 12:30 pm
Sponsor: Schaumburg Bank & Trust Company
Event at: 1180 E Higgins Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173
http://www.bankschaumburg.com
(847) 969-1200
Cost: FREE SANTA EVENT
Children who are members of the bank’s Junior Savers Club can stop by on Saturday, December 20th for pictures with Santa. Don't forget your camera.

South Barrington

Pictures with Santa at “Santa’s Workshop” in South Barrington
Saturday December 6th, 2014

Times: 10:30 am to Noon
Sponsor: South Barrington Park District
Event at: South Barrington Community Center
3 Tennis Club Lane
South Barrington, IL 60106
www.sbpd.net/
For information: (847) 381-7515
Registration required
Cost: Residents - $5; non-residents $8
Santa’s Workshop is the place for children to create holiday decorations, play games, have a snack, enjoy a story and to talk with Santa. You'll also have time to get those holiday photos. Don't forget to bring your camera.

South Holland

Pictures with Santa in South Holland
Friday, December 5th, 2014

Sponsor: Village of South Holland
Event at: South Holland Community Center
501 East 170th Street
South Holland, IL 60473
www.southholland.org/index.php?page=Events/santaclaus
Registration Required
(708) 210-290
Time: 6:30 pm
Cost: FREE SANTA EVENT - for South Holland children only up to age 12
Santa is going to show up in South Holland on a fire truck and this is the place for kids up to the age of ten to come and get their holiday pictures with him. Please remember to bring a camera.

                       

                                            photo courtesy Village of South Holland

St. Charles

Pictures with Santa at Fox River Harley-Davidson in St. Charles
Sunday, December 7th, 2014

Times: 11 am to 3 pm
Sponsor: Fox River Harley-Davidson - St. Charles
Event at: 131 South Randall Road
St. Charles, IL 60174
www.foxriverhd.com
For information: (630) 584-8000
Cost: FREE SANTA EVENT
How about something different? Get a free picture of the kids with Santa on a Harley at Fox River Harley-Davidson in St. Charles. Each child will also receive a small Christmas stocking with sweets and there will be hot cocoa and cookies.

           

                                           photo courtesy Fox River Harley-Davidson

Sugar Grove

Pictures with Santa at Holiday in the Grove

Saturday, December 6th, 2014

Sponser: Holiday in the Grove
Sugar Grove Chamber of Commerce
Event at: Sugar Grove Community House
141 Main Street
Sugar Grove , IL 60554                                                                                                                www.holidayinthegrove.org
Time: 8 am to 12 pm
Cost: FREE SANTA EVENT

Meet Santa Claus at the Community House. Tell the old fellow what you like to receive for Christmas! There will be complimentary photos which will be available online.

                                    

                                        photo courtesy Sugar Grove Chamber of Commerce

Thornton

Pictures with Santa in Thornton at Holiday Open House

Sunday, December 7th, 2014

Sponser: Thornton Historical Museum
114 N. Hunter Street
Thornton, IL 60476

www.thornton60476.com
(708) 877-6569
Time: 2 pm to 4 pm
Cost: FREE SANTA EVENT

Meet Santa Claus at the Thornton Historical Museum. This is you chance to tell him what you would like for Christmas, while you get your picture taken and have some refreshments. The museum will be all decked out with holiday decorations.

Tinley Park

Pictures at “Smile with Santa” in Tinley Park
Saturday, November 15th, 2014

Sponsor: Tinley Park Park District
Event at: Tony Bettehhausen Recreation Center
8125 W. 171st Street
Tinley Park, IL 60477
www.tinleyparkdistrict.org
(708) 342-4200 - ask for Stacey Hayes
No registration is necessary
Time: 10 am - 2 pm
Cost: $15 for a great photo package including different size pictures. A  CD with your photos is available for $12. This is the way to get pictures of the kids in time to have your holiday cards made up and to have a visit with Santa at the same time.

Vernon Hills

Pictures with Santa at the Glacier Ice Arena in Vernon Hills                      Saturday, December 13th, 2014                                                                    Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm                                                                                        Sponsor: Glacier Ice Arena
670 N. Lakeview Pkwy.
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
http://www.glacierskate.com
For Information: (847) 362-1222
Cost: Regular Public Skating Fees Apply                                                                      Bring the family for a great day of skating and fun at Illinois’ premier state-of-the-art ice arena and get your pictures with Santa at the same time.

                  

                                        Photo © Jenni Kenney Photography and Design

Villa Park

Pictures with Santa at Wild Fire Harley-Davidson in Villa Park
Saturday, December 6th, 2014

Times: 11 am to 3 pm
Sponsor: Wild Fire Harley-Davidson - Villa Park 
Event at: 120 W. North Avenue 
Villa Park, IL 60181
www.wildfirehd.com
For information: (800) 400-7433
Cost: FREE SANTA EVENT
Come in and get a free picture of the kids with Santa on a Harley. Don’t miss a great afternoon of fun at Wild Fire Harley-Davidson. The kids get a small Christmas stocking with sweets and there will be hot cocoa and cookies.

                            

                             Photo courtesy Wild Fire Harley-Davidson

 

Volo

Pictures with Santa at Volo Antique Malls Annual Open House
Saturday November 29th,

& Sunday November 30th, 2014

Time: Santa Hours T/B/A
Sponsor: Volo Antique Malls
Event at: 27640 Volo Village Road
Volo, IL 60073
(815) 344-6062
www.voloshopping.com
Cost: FREE SANTA EVENT
Visit with Santa, enjoy refreshments and take advantage of the special mall wide sales, gift card drawings and much more.

                                                        Santa at Volo Antique Mall

Wheaton

Pictures with Santa at Cosley Zoo in Wheaton
Saturday November 29th, December 6th & 13th, 2014

Times: 10 am to 2 pm
Sponsor: Cosley Zoo
Event at: 1356 N. Gary Avenue
Wheaton, IL 60187
www.cosleyzoo.org
For information: (630) 665-5534
Registration is not required
Cost: FREE SANTA EVENT
Visit the animals at the zoo, enjoy some cookies, punch and coffee, make a craft and get pictures with Santa. Note, while admission to the zoo is free, a $5 donation per family is suggested. There is a $3 charge for a picture with Santa.

Wilmette

Pictures with Santa at Chalet Landscape in Wilmette
Saturday, November 29th, December 6th & 13th
Sunday, November 30th, December 7th & 14th, 2014

Times: 12 pm to 3 pm
Sponsor: Chalet Landscape Nursery Garden Center
Event at: 3132 Lake St.
Wilmette, IL 60091
www.chaletnursery.com
For information: (847) 256-0561
Registration is not required
Cost: FREE SANTA EVENT
Come by Chalet Landscape with the kids—they can tell Santa what they would like for Christmas and you can get their pictures, so be sure to have your camera with you. 

                                              Santa at Chalet Landscape in Wilmette

 

Wood Dale

Pictures with Santa for the Junior Savers Club                                           Wood Dale Bank & Trust
Saturday, December 13th, 2014

Time: 10 am - 12:30 pm
Sponsor: Wood Dale Bank & Trust
Event at: 171 E Irving Park Road
Wood Dale, IL 60191
http://www.wooddalebank.com
(630) 227-0044
Cost: FREE SANTA EVENT
Children who are members of the bank’s Junior Savers Club can stop by on Saturday, December 13th for pictures with Santa. Don't forget your camera.

Yorkville

Pictures with Santa at the Historic Courthouse                                    Thursday, December 4th, 2014
Times: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Sponsor: Kendall County Forest Preserve                                                                     
Event at: 110 West Madison Street
Yorkville, IL 60560
http://www.co.kendall.il.us/forest-preserve/historic-courthouse/
For more information: (630) 552-5253 Tina Villarreal                                info@ellishec.com
Cost: FREE SANTA EVENT
This is the kids chance to have a great visit with Santa at the Historic Courthouse and for you to get your holiday pictures. There will be hot chocolate and cookies for the children while they create a craft. Remember to bring your camera. Photos will also be available for purchase from a professional photographer.                                                    

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