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Holiday Traditions Continue: Crystal Lake Park District Programs

Letters to Santa, North Pole Calling, Christmas Bedtime Stories and Breakfast with Santa programs add magic to children's holidays.

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The Crystal Lake Park District announces the return of popular holiday programs. 

Holiday fun in December has been a long-standing Crystal Lake Park District tradition. Kids and their families have a variety of holiday programs to choose from. There is sure to be something for everyone in the Crystal Lake Park District busy December calendar.

More information is available by calling 815-459-0680 or visiting the Crystal Lake Park District online at www.crystallakeparks.org.

Letters to Santa

It’s our holiday gift to the community’s children, a tradition for over 20 years helping Santa write letters to all his fans!  Send us your child’s letter by December 14, plus a stamped, self-addressed envelope and we will send you a reply a few days before Christmas.  Send letters to:


C/o Crystal Lake Park District

One East Crystal Lake Avenue

Crystal Lake, IL 60014


North Pole Calling

It's part of the magic of Christmas - a phone call from Santa Claus himself, and if Santa Claus is really busy there could be a few surprise calls from Mrs. Claus! 

This year, Santa will be calling park district boys and girls on Monday, December 10, between 5-6 pm.

Register for this free program by filling out an information sheet in advance. Download and print an information sheet at http://www.crystallakeparks.org/Programs/free-programs.htm#NorthPoleCalling

Or, pick one up at the park district or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to North Pole Calling, Crystal Lake Park District, One East Crystal Lake Avenue, Crystal Lake, IL 60014, and we will mail you a form.

Deadline: Monday, December 3.


Christmas Bedtime Stories

Kids, wear your PJ's and bring your favorite stuffed animal for a magical night of Christmas songs and stories with Mrs. Claus. Juice, milk, and cookies will be served. Who knows, maybe Santa will stop by! Christmas Bedtime Stories are sponsored by: Black Diamond Plumbing & Mechanical and Bickford Senior Living.

Location:         Rotary Bldg, 431 N. Walkup, Crystal Lake

Date:                Friday, Dec. 7

Time:               7-8 pm

Fee:                  Non-Resident Fee: $19, Resident Discount Fee: $13

Register online at www.crystallakeparks.org or in person at the Crystal Lake Park District Administrative Office.


Breakfast with Santa

Location:         Park Place, 406 W. Woodstock St, Crystal Lake

Date:               Saturday, December 8

Time:               Doors Open: 9:30 am, Breakfast served: 10 am

Fee:                  $12/per person (children under 1 are free)

Includes traditional hot breakfast, goody bag, a visit from Santa and a raffle drawing entry.  Don’t forget your camera!

Register online at www.crystallakeparks.org, program code #1225-0

Breakfast with Santa is sponsored by: Dolphin Swim Club, Elite Kids USA, Cheng Orthodontics, Black Diamond Mechanical, Star 105.5, Country Inn & Suites, Jersey Mikes and Mr. Cake.

For further information, contact Connie Cooke at (815) 459-0680, ext. 213.



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