Family Events


Imagine the joy when your child receives a personalized letter from Santa. Just complete a form, available November 1 at the Iowa Community Center, Community Recreation Building or online on the recreation homepage.  Santa’s letters will be mailed by December 12.
$3 per letter Resident/$4 Non-Resident


Join us for this exciting trip! We will ride the train in our PJ’s (if you wish) to the North Pole (Elburn Train Station). There will be on-board activities highlighted by a visit from Santa-so don’t forget your camera! A story will be read at the train station before departure. Please Note: The train departs on the south side of the tracks. Register early because seating is limited to 115. Pre-registration is required. An adult must accompany all children.
All Ages
$25 per person (children under age 1 are FREE) 
Villa Park Train Station (Ardmore Ave.)
aturday, December 3                        12:15 pm


Bring your fur baby for a picture perfect moment with Santa Paws! Each pet will get to meet Santa and take their picture with him. Santa will have a special treat for all those pets on the nice list. You will be able to pick up your picture and frame on Friday, December 9 at the Iowa Community Center starting at 12 noon.  Participants must sign up for a time slot up at registration. You must pre-register by Friday, December 2, to get your picture(s) taken.
$5 per pet (no snakes allowed) 
North Terrace Park
Wednesday, December 7        5:30-7:30 pm 


Parents and children will enjoy breakfast from the Elf Kitchen. Children will make a holiday craft, decorate cookies, play reindeer games and enjoy a visit from Santa. Don’t forget the camera! All participants must be registered.
All Ages
$10 per person/$15 per person (day of registration, provided space is available) 
Iowa Community Center
Saturday, December 17          9-11 am