Celebrate 2017 Holiday Season in the Parks

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The Chicago Park District will host numerous holiday events this winter in parks citywide. Skating with Santa and chocolate house making are just a few of the kid-friendly indoor and outdoor activities for everyone in the family to enjoy during the winter season. For the schedule of holiday events, call 312-742-PLAY. Holiday highlights this winter include:

Chocolate House Making Workshop

  • 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Shabbona Park, 6935 W. Addison St., 773-685-6205
  • Ages 1 yr. old and up; Admission $25

Parents and children get their creativity flowing as they create an edible cottage out of delicious ingredients.

Toy Drive

  • 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Ellis Park, 3520 S. Cottage Grove Ave., 773-285-7099
  • Ages 1 yr. old and up; Admission is free

Join us for the second annual toy drive for needy children. Drop off a new or gently used toy for a child at this park location.

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Ice Skate with Santa

  • 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Maggie Daley Park, 337 E. Randolph St., 312-746-5083
  • Ages 1 yr. old and up; Admission is free
  • Celebrate the holiday season with games, fun, sports, and treats.

Winter Solstice Walk

  • 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Burnham Park, 5491 S. Shore Drive, 773-285-7099
  • Ages 15 yrs. old and up; Admission is free, no registration required

Explore off the beaten path at the Burnham Wildlife Corridor, and observe the natural area. Participants should meet at the Burnham Nature Sanctuary parking lot (47th St. and Cornell Dr.). Bring a pair of binoculars, and dress appropriately for the weather, as the walk will proceed rain or shine.

For a complete list of activities, visit www.chicagoparkdistrict.com or contact the Chicago Park District at 312/742.PLAY or 312/747.2001 (TTY). Want to share your talent? Volunteer in the parks by calling, 312/742.PLAY.

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