Discover the Top 10 Christmas Events in Chicagoland

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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                                           at the Algonquin Bank & Trust
Saturday, December 7th, 2013

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 7th to have their picture taken with Santa and to receive a special holiday treat.

Bensenville

Kids & Pet Pictures with Santa in Bensenville
Tuesday, December 18th, 2013

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: $5 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.

Blue Island

Pictures with Santa in Blue Island
Friday, December 13th, Saturday, December 14th,                              Sunday December 15th, 2013

Time : Friday 6 pm to 9 pm                                                                                            Saturday & Sunday 2 pm to 6 pm
Sponsor: Blue Island Park District                                                                                            Hart Park
123rd Street & Western Avenue
Blue Island, IL 60406
blueislandparks.org
For information: (708) 385-3304
Cost: FREE SANTA EVENT
Santa Claus will be at Hart Park for pictures with the kids on three days 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 13th, 2013

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: $10 for residents for first child, $5 for each additional child; $15 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 7th, 2013

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.

Cary

Pictures with Santa in Cary
Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

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                                           at the Cary Bank & Trust
Saturday, December 7th, 2013

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 7th to have their picture taken with Santa and to receive a special holiday treat.

Chicago

Pictures with Santa at the Red Door Animal Shelter
Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale in Chicago
Sunday, November 24th, 2013
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

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

Sunday, December 1st, 2013

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.

Santa at "Play" in Logan Square

Saturday, December 7th 2013
Time: 12 noon to 3 pm
play
3109 West Logan Blvd.
Chicago IL 60647
(773) 227-6504
playlogansquare.com
Cost: FREE SANTA EVENT - Note: there is a charge for professional pictures
Come to play and join in the celebration of Holidays on the Square at Logan Square. Get a professional picture taken by a photo studio of the children or the entire family with Santa at play.

Santa at Lollipop Seeds
Saturday, December 7th & 14th, 2013

Time: 11 am to 2 am
Sponsor: Lollipop Seeds
4726 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614 847-863-3514
Cost: FREE SANTA EVENT
www.facebook.com/LollipopSeeds
Hey, the big guy in the red suit will be at Lollipop Seeds for two days this year. Santa Claus will be there to hear the kids wishes and for free pictures. Be sure to check out all the cute children’s clothes you’ll find at this recently opened store in Lincoln Square area.

Pictures Santa at the Sod Room
Saturday, December 14th 2013

Time: 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Sponsor: Sod Room
1454 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605 Reservations required (312) 922-3131
Cost: $15 one child, S25 two children, $35 three children
www.sodroom.com/event/milk-cookies-with-santa/
The children will love this—milk and cookies with Santa and pictures with the jolly old guy. Take your own or get a professional photo which you can download for only $10. There will be cookie decorating and time to write a letter to St. Nick and plenty of fun for all.

Pictures with Santa at Bellybum & The Sensory Kids Store
Sunday, December 15th 2013

Time: 12 noon to 4 pm
Bellybum & The Sensory Kids Store
Northcenter 4347 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago IL 60618
(773) 868-0944
http://bellybumboutique.com/
Cost: FREE SANTA EVENT
This shop helps parents of kids with developmental differences and furthers that mission by hosting Sensitive Santa. The shop’s lights will be dimmed and the noise reduced to make it a calm, enjoyable experience for all. Children’s photographer Steven Gross be taking free family photos. There will be treats and warm drinks while you finish your holiday shopping.

Countryside


Pictures with Santa at Illinois
Harley-Davidson in Countryside
Sunday, December 8th, 2013

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                                           at the Crystal Lake Bank & Trust
Saturday, December 14th, 2013

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 14th to have their picture taken with Santa and to receive a special holiday treat.

Darien

Pictures with Santa & Mrs. Claus at Oakridge Hobbies and Toys
Saturday, December 7th, 2013

Time: 12 noon to 3 pm
Oakridge Hobbies and Toys
7511 Lemont Road
Darien IL 60515
(630) 435-5900

www.oakridgehobbiesandtoys.com
Cost: FREE SANTA EVENT
Come in and get a free picture with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Tell the kids to be sure to let the old guy know what you would like to find under the tree.

Elmhurst

Santa and Mrs. Claus Photos with MWD Photography in Elmhurst
Sunday, November 24th, 2013

Santa & Mrs. Claus Picture Hours: 1 pm to 4 pm
Sponsor: MWD Photography
Event at: 126 N. York Rd Elmhurst, IL 60126                                                                     (630) 941-0392 for reservations                                                                                mwd@photo-gallery.org
www.mwdphotography.com
Cost: $35 for a private mini session & a 6 x 8 print that you can take home that day.
Avoid the long lines and screaming children at the mall—MWD Photography offers private photo sessions with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Get professional pictures that will be a life long memory. Additional photo packages are available. Other dates for photos will be available in the near future.

                             

Photo © MWD Photography Elmhurst, Illinois

Flossmoor

Pictures with Santa at the Flossmoor Public Library
Saturday December 7th, 2013

Time: 2 pm - 4:30 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 6th, 2013

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, December 1st, 8th & 15th & 22nd, 2013

Time: 2 pm to 5 pm for pictures
Sponsor: Geneva Comons
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

 

Gurnee

Pictures with Santa at Holiday Open House in Gurnee
Wednesday, December 11th 2013

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. Kids receive free candy canes.

Pictures with Santa for the Junior Savers Club                                           Gurnee Community Bank                                                                            Saturday, December 14th, 2013
Time: 10 am - 11:30 pm
Sponsor: Gurnee Community Bank
Event at: 675 North O’Plaine Road
Gurnee, IL 60031
www.gurneebank.com
(847) 625-3800
Cost: FREE SANTA EVENT
Children who are members of the bank’s Junior Savers Club can stop by on Saturday, December 14th to have their picture taken with Santa and to receive special holiday treats. Don’t forget to bring a camera.

Hoffman Estates

Pictures with Santa at Cabela's in Hoffman Estates
Saturday, December 7th & 14th

Sunday, December 8th & 15th, 2013
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 this season. There will be games and a childrens activity table. One complimentary picture will be given to each family. Please bring your own camera for additional pictures.

Illinois Tollway Oases

Pictures with Santa at the O’Hare Oasis
Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

Time: 11 am - 2 pm
Sponsor: Illinois Tollway
Event at: O’Hare Oasis
on the Tri-State Tollway I-294
Near Schiller Park, IL
Link to document http://www.illinoistollway.com/documents/10157/93dd852f-2964-4aff-8754-e46854b2f94c
(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 Saturday, 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 Lake Forest Oasis
Sunday, December 1st, 2013

Time: 11 am - 2 pm
Sponsor: Illinois Tollway
Event at: Lake Forest Oasis
on the Tri-State Tollway I-94
Lake Forest, IL
Link to document http://www.illinoistollway.com/documents/10157/93dd852f-2964-4aff-8754-e46854b2f94c
(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 Sunday, December 1st, 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, December 8th, 2013

Time: 11 am - 2 pm
Sponsor: Illinois Tollway
Event at: Belvidere Oasis
on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway I-90
Belvidere, IL
Link to document http://www.illinoistollway.com/documents/10157/93dd852f-2964-4aff-8754-e46854b2f94c
(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, December 8th, 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 14th, 2013

Time: 11 am - 2 pm
Sponsor: Illinois Tollway
Event at: Hinsdale Oasis
on the Tri-State Tollway I-294
Hinsdale, IL
Link to document http://www.illinoistollway.com/documents/10157/93dd852f-2964-4aff-8754-e46854b2f94c
(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 Saturday, December 14th, 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 22nd, 2013

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
Link to document http://www.illinoistollway.com/documents/10157/93dd852f-2964-4aff-8754-e46854b2f94c
(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 22nd, 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.

Joliet

Pictures with Santa in the Bird Haven Greenhouse in Joliet
Saturday December 7th 14th & 21st, 2013

Time: 12 pm - 3 pm
Sponsor: Joliet Park District
Event at: Bird Haven Greenhouse
Horticultural Center
227 N. Gougar Road
Joliet, IL 60432
www.jolietpark.org
(815) 741-7278 For information
Cost: FREE SANTA EVENT
This is the place to get great photos of the kids in the Greenhouse which has been beautifully decorated for the Holidays with Santa without waiting in long mall lines. Be sure to have a camera with you.

LaGrange Park


Pictures with Santa at The Y - YMCA in Greater LaGrange
Sunday December ?th 2013

Time: 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Sponsor: The Y - YMCA Greater LaGrange
Event at: 1100 E. 31st Street
LaGrange Park, IL 60526
http://chicagoymca.ebookview.net
(708) 352-7600
Reservations Required
Cost: $10 Y family members; $15 non-members
Get your pictures of the kids with Santa, there will be time for a holiday craft and to enjoy snacks at this family holiday happening.

Lake Zurich

An Evening and Pictures with Santa in Lake Zurich
Monday December 9th 2013

Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm
Sponsor: Lake Zurich Park & Recreation Department
Event at: 200 South Rand Road
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
www.volz.org
(847) 438-5146
Reservations Required
Cost: $6 - Children; $4 Adults
Here’s you chance to spend an evening with Santa Claus. Enjoy a dessert with ice cream, there will be time to make some holiday crafts and then you can tell him what you would like for Christmas. Be sure to bring a camera.

Libertyville


Pictures with Santa at Dickens of a Holiday in Libertyville
Saturday December 7th & 14th 2013

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

Pictures with Santa for the Junior Savers Club                            Libertyville Bank & Trust                                                               Saturday, December 14th, 2013
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sponsor: Libertyville Bank & Trust
Event at: 507 North Milwaukee Avenue
Libertyville, IL 60048
www.libertyvillebank.com
(847) 367-6800
Cost: FREE SANTA EVENT
Children who are members of the bank’s Junior Savers Club can stop by on Saturday, December 14th to have their picture taken with Santa and to receive special holiday treats. Don’t forget to bring a camera.

Lisle

Pictures with Santa at Heritage Harley-Davidson in Lisle
Saturday, December 14th, 2013

Times: 11 am to 2 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 kids in and get everyone’s picture on a Harley at Heritage Harley-Davidson in Lisle.

Manhattan

Pictures with Santa at "Santa Takes Manhattan"

Saturday, December 7th 2013

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 14th, 2013

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 14th to have their picture taken with Santa and to receive a special holiday treat.

Minooka

Pictures with Santa
at Jenni Kenney Photography and Design
Saturday, November 9th
Sunday November 17th,
2013
Time: 10 am to 5 pm Saturday 11 am to 3 pm Sunday
Sponsor: Jenni Kenney Photography and Design Event at: 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 17th, 2013

Sponsor: Mokena Park District
Event at: Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center
10847 LaPorte Road
Mokena, IL 60448
www.mokena.org
(708) 390-2401
Appointments Recommended
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 in a holiday frame. Personal camera are not permitted. Walk-ins are ok.

Mundelein

Pictures with Santa for the Junior Savers Club                             Mundelein Community Bank
Saturday, December 7th, 2013

Time: 10 am - 12: pm
Sponsor: Mundelein Community Bank
Event at: 1110 West Maple Avenue
Mundelein, IL 60060
www.mundeleinbank.com
(847) 837-1110
Cost: FREE SANTA EVENT
Children who are members of the bank’s Junior Savers Club can stop by on Saturday, December 7th to have their picture taken with Santa and to receive special holiday treats. Don’t forget to bring a camera.

North Riverside

Pictures with Santa in North Riverside
Friday, November 15th, 2013

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: $15 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.

Orland Park

Santa Pictures at the Pit Stop in Orland Park
Saturday, December 7th, 2013

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

Oswego


Portraits with Santa in Oswego
Saturday, November 30th                                                                    Sunday, December 8th, 2013

Time: 9:30 am to 11:30 pm
Sponsor: Shannon Range Photography
256 Chicago Road - Route 34
Oswego, IL 60543
Call to book your session
http://www.slrange.com
(630) 551-4243
cell (630) 772-7573
Cost: Special event pricing
Join us for fifteen minute portrait sessions with Santa Claus. This is your chance to get professional pictures of the old guy with the kids for your Christmas cards or holiday pictures.

Palatine


Pictures at Family Night with Santa at The Y in Palatine
Buehler YMCA
Saturday, December 7th, 2013

Sponsor: The Buehler YMCA
Event at: 1400 West Northwest Highway
Palatine, IL 60067
For information: (847) 359-2400

Reservations Required
www.buehlerymca.org
Time: 6 pm - 8 pm
Cost: Y members $4; Non members $5
Tell the children to bring their wish lists and to be ready to tell Santa what they hope to find on Christmas morning. Activities include a holiday craft and time to enjoy tasty snacks at this family holiday happening. There will be a photographer there taking pictures but you can also bring your own camera.

Pictures with Santa at City Limits Harley-Davidson in Palatine
Sunday, December 15th, 2013

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 Wild Fire 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

 

Plainfield

Pictures with Santa at Gourmet Junction
Saturday, November 30th, 2013

Time: 3 pm to 8 pm
Sponsor: Gourmet Junction
Event at: 24030 Lockport Street
Plainfield, IL 60544
http://gourmetjunction.net/
For information: (815) 439-3933
Cost: FREE SANTA EVENT
You won’t want to miss this event. Santa will be at Gourmet Junction on Saturday afternoon for free pictures with the kids.

Plano

Santa Returns!
Pictures with Santa in Plano
Sunday, November 24th, 2013

Time: 12 noon to 5 pm
Sponsor: Fontanez Photography
call for directions
Plano, IL 60545
www.fontanezphotography.com
For reservations & information: (630) 200-3614
Email: info@fontanezphotography.com
Reservations required
Cost: $15 +
Bring the children in for a memorable visit with Santa and pictures that you’ll cherish forever. Call or email to reserve a 20 minute session.    

                                  

                                                  Santa photo courtesy Fontanez PHOTOGRAPHY

 

Pictures with Santa in Plano
Friday, December 6th, 2013

Time: 5:30 pm to 8 pm
Sponsor: Plano Chamber of Commerce

Event at: Plano Community Library

15 W. North Street

Plano, IL 60545
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.

 

South Barrington

Pictures with Santa at “Santa’s Workshop” in South Barrington
Saturday December 7th, 2013

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
Saturday, December 7th, 2013

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

Thornton

Pictures with Santa in Thornton at Holiday Open House

Sunday, December 8th, 2013

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 16th, 2013

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 $7. 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 for the Junior Savers Club                                  Vernon Hill Bank & Trust
Saturday, December 21st, 2013

Time: 10 am - 12:30 pm
Sponsor: Vernon Hills Bank & Trust
Event at: 1101 Lakeview Parkway
Vernon Hills, IL 60061                                                                          www.vernonhillsbank.com
(847) 247-1300
Cost: FREE SANTA EVENT
Children who are members of the bank’s Junior Savers Club can stop by on Saturday, December 21st to have their picture taken with Santa and to receive special holiday treats. Don’t forget to bring a camera.

Villa Park

Pictures with Santa at Wild Fire Harley-Davidson in Villa Park
Saturday, December 7th, 2013

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 30th,

& Sunday December 1st, 2013

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

Wauconda

Pictures with Santa in Wauconda at Mitchell Studios
Saturday, November 30th, 2013

Time: 10 am to 7 pm
Sponsor: Mitchell Studios

112 East Mill Street
Wauconda, IL 60084
appointments necessary
jhyde830@gmail.com
http://mitchellstudiosinc.com
For information: (847) 487-1577 ext. 203
Cost: call for our special Santa portrait prices
Mitchell Studios, a portrait studio that specializes in children and family photography will be having pictures with a real white bearded Santa Claus on Saturday November 30th this year. Don’t miss your chance to get a beautiful one of a kind picture with Santa that you will cherish forever.

      

                                                   Photo © Mitchell Studios Wauconda 

Pictures with Santa for the Junior Savers Club                             Wauconda Community Bank
Saturday, December 14, 2013

Time: 10 am - 12 pm
Sponsor: Vernon Hills Bank & Trust
Event at: 495 West Liberty Street
Wauconda, IL 60064
www.waucondabank.com
(847) 487-2500
Cost: FREE SANTA EVENT
Children who are members of the bank’s Junior Savers Club can stop by on Saturday, December 21st to have their picture taken with Santa and to receive special holiday treats. Don’t forget to bring a camera.

Wheaton

Pictures with Santa at Cosley Zoo in Wheaton
Saturday November 30th, December 7th & 14th, 2013

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, December 7th & 14th
Sunday, December 8th & 15th, 2013

Times: 2 pm to 4 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

 

Winnetka

Pictures with Santa at Coldwell Banker in Winnetka
Sunday, December 8th, 2013

Times: 10 am to 1 pm
Sponsor: Coldwell Banker
Event at: 568 Lincoln Avenue
Winnetka, IL 60093
www.northshorehomesonline.com/
For information: (847) 363-1599
Registration is not required
Cost: FREE SANTA EVENT
You don’t want to miss Coldwell Banker’s annual holiday celebration where you can get pictures with Santa, take a horse and buggy ride around town, enjoy hot cocoa and holiday music.

Yorkville

Pictures with Santa at Meadowlark Lodge                                                 at Hoover Forest Preserve
Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Times: 6 pm to 8 pm
Sponsor: Kendall County Forest Preserve                                                                               & the Yorkville Schoool District 115
Event at: 11285 West Fox Road
Yorkville, IL 60560
http://www.ellishec.com
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 and for you to get your holiday pictures. There will be milk and cookies for the children while they write their letters to Santa. Remember to bring your camera. Photos will also be available for purchase from a professional photographer.

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