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Holly Days


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Holly Days Opening Ceremony, Saturday 11/25/2017   
All ages welcome!
   Santa’s reindeer and the elves will land on The Westmont Centre at 3:45 and be available for pictures until 6:45PM.  The Westmont High School Madrigals will be singing their favorite holiday songs in the Westmont Centre lobby from 4:00-4:30PM.  The Frosty & Friends Parade will begin at 5:00PM and march down Cass Avenue from Chicago Avenue to Richmond Street.  The parade will conclude with Santa’s arrival and the lighting of the Village of Westmont tree!  Children of all ages can join Santa in the Westmont Centre afterwards for treats and a visit.  Bring your family, friends and neighbors to help ring in the holiday season at the one and only Holly days!

 

Christmas Eve by the Radio
All Ages
This holiday, PVPN returns to their tradition of bringing holiday radio classics to life on stage.  Join us as we present a night of laughter, music and suspense with live productions of The Bickerson’s Christmas Eve, My Favorite Wife and much more. This is PVPN's annual gift to the community as we continue to put on these free performances, while collecting food items for the People's Resource Center of Westmont. 

 

DAY                    DATE                           TIME                                           
Sa              12/9               3:00-4:30PM      Free!
Sa              12/9               6:00-7:30PM      Free!

LOCATION:        Westmont Commons                                 MIN/MAX:  5/75
                    117 N. Cass Ave

 

Snow-Much Fun Night
All ages welcome!
Enjoy some holiday cheer at our new Snow-Much Fun Night!  Be sure to bundle up because this is an indoor/outdoor event full of games, crafts, Santa’s Workshop and hot cocoa and much more.  Take a ride on a mule drawn carriage and enjoy an afternoon with friends and family.  Delight in the most enchanting winter experience in the area.  This event is held at Veterans Memorial Park.  Other activities include:

  • Dog Sledding Demonstration
  • Holiday Story Time
  • Curling and Broom Ball event
  • Ice Sculpting
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Carolers
  • S’mores

 

DAY                    DATE                        TIME                                                 
Sa              12/16           3:00-7:30P      Most activities are free

LOCATION:        Veterans Memorial Park                                                
                   

Windy City Curling
All ages welcome!
Windy City Curling is a curling club operating out of Rocket Ice Arena in Bolingbrook, IL The club is dedicated to building awareness of the sport through fun and education.  New to curling, or looking to hone your skills?  Come check out this free program, while learning about this sport!  After a brief introduction to the sport, you will get a chance to participate in a scrimmage game.  Bring your friends and play one of the fastest growing winter sports. Want to play now or learn more about curling?  Additional opportunities are available year round - check out WindyCityCurling.com for more information. Please note:  Program dependent on Ice rink status and condition.

DAY                    DATE                        TIME                                                   
Sa              12/16           3:00-7:30P      Free!               

LOCATION:        VMP Ice Rink                                                                          

 

Broomball
All ages welcome!
Broomball was first played in Canada in the early 1900s, but it wasn’t until the 1960s that leagues were actually created. It is a fun sport with simple rules. It follows many hockey rules and incorporates some soccer into it as well. Although Broomball is played on an ice rink, ice skating skills are not required because the players wear rubber-soled shoes instead of ice skates. The object of the game is to get the ball into the goal by only using your “stick”.  (Just like hockey) You are invited to join us for a night of broom ball at the park district.  Grab your friends and enjoy a great time filled with laughs. Please note:  Program dependent on Ice rink status and condition.
                 

DAY                    DATE                        TIME                                                 
Sa              12/16           3:00-7:30P      Free!               

LOCATION:        VMP Ice Rink

 

Rotary Club Holly Days 5k
All ages welcome!
Westmont Rotary has donated over $45,000 in scholarships to local high school seniors in just the last 10 years and by participating in this run, you can help them donate even more!  Join family and friends for the Rotary Club Holly Days 5k through the streets of Westmont on Saturday, November 25.  The race begins at 9:00am on Burlington Avenue in downtown Westmont. Participants may pre-register for this event; forms will be available at the Westmont Community Center or online at www.westmontrotaryclub.org.  Pre-registration will be accepted until November 19. Race day registration fees are $10 more than those listed below. 
Race day registration takes place from 8:00-8:45am at the Westmont Center, 1 S. Cass Avenue.
The first two hundred registered runners will receive a Rotary Club 5k t-shirt!  Awards and refreshments will be given out at the completion of the race. All fitness levels are welcome to participate.
DAY                    DATE                        TIME                             
Sa              11/25           9:00am            $30 adult
                                                                  $20 child (15 years and younger)

 

Other programs offered through the Community Center, please call 630-963-5252 for more info or keep scrolling!

 

Holly Days Giving Tree
In the spirit of giving, the Holly Days Committee will create a Giving Tree at the Community Center for local families who need some extra help this season.  Each star on the tree will represent a Westmont neighbor who could use your help. Please stop in, select a star, purchase a gift and know that you’ve helped make a neighbor’s holiday brighter.  Stars will be available beginning November 7.  Gifts should be returned to the Community Center no later than December 6.  Gifts will be picked up by the families on Wednesday, December 12 at the Westmont Centre, 1 S. Cass Avenue.

 Holly Days Food Drive
Beginning Sunday, November 19, at 12:00 noon, the Holly Days Committee will be collecting non-perishable items to donate to the local food pantries.  Please bring your donations to Veterans Memorial Park, located behind the Community Center, on November 19 and to the following locations around town through December 18:  Westmont Public Library, Westmont Police and Fire Departments, Westmont Centre and the Westmont Community Center. 

Santa’s Mailbox
Mail your letter to Santa using our very special North Pole mailbox located in the lobby of the Community Center.  Address your letter to Santa & Mrs. Clause at 1 N. Candy Lane, The North Pole and the elves will make sure to get your letter to Santa.  Be sure to drop your letter off by December 4 so Santa has plenty of time to reply during his busiest time of the year.  Don’t forget to include your address so Santa can write back!

Phone Calls from Santa
Santa in very eager to speak to all good little boys and girls before the big day.  Have you been good?  If so, have Mom or Dad stop by the Community Center to fill out our very special form to send to Santa.  He has set aside Thursday, December 7 to call all of the boys and girls.  Calls will be made between 5:30 and 8:00PM.  Santa must have all forms by Tuesday, December 5!

Business Decorating Contest
Bring out your holiday best and enter your business in our annual Decorating Contest!  On Tuesday, December 12, the panel of judges will travel through town between 6:00 & 10:00PM to select the winners in each category.  Entry forms are available at the Community Center and the Village Hall.  Please feel free to nominate your favorite Westmont Business!  Registration deadline is December 8. 

Home Based Decorating Contest
The Village of Westmont residents are invited to enter the Holly Days Home Decorating Contest! Judging will be based on "curb appeal" as viewed from the street only and will take place on Monday, December 11. The panel of judges will travel through town between 6:00 & 10:00PM to select the winners in each category.  Entry forms are available at the Community Center and the Village Hall.  Please feel free to nominate your favorite Westmont Business!  Registration deadline is December 8. 

Artic Animal Dough Ornaments
All Ages with Parent
Take part in Westmont Holly Days by decorating an arctic animal ornament made of salt dough. The ornaments will be displayed on the library’s tree in Veteran’s Memorial Park. No registration required. While supplies last.

DAY                 DATE                     TIME                                   
Sa              11/18           2:00-3:00PM  Free!               

LOCATION:   Westmont Library
                    428 N. Cass, Westmont, IL

Winter Owl Talk
All Ages with Parent
Meet a live owl and learn the natural history of these birds of prey using "biofacts," such as wings, feet, skulls, and pictures. Presented by the Willowbrook Wildlife Center.
No registration required

DAY                 DATE                     TIME                                       
Sa              12/9             1:30-2:15PM  Free!               

LOCATION:   Westmont Library
                    428 N. Cass, Westmont, IL

What a Hoot: Pinecone Owls
All Ages with Parent
Create your own owl to take home using a pinecone and other crafting supplies provided by the library.
No registration required

DAY                 DATE                     TIME                                             
Sa              12/9             2:30-3:15PM  Free!               

LOCATION:   Westmont Library
                    428 N. Cass, Westmont, IL

Christmas at Marshall Field’s
All Ages with Parent
For many Chicagoans, no Christmas season was complete without a visit to Marshall Field and Co. This illustrated lecture by historian Leslie Goddard will trace the store's holiday traditions, including the Walnut Room Christmas tree, the window displays, the toy department, Cozy Cloud cottage, and the Christmas catalog. Join us for this fun and fascinating look at one of Chicago's most beloved holiday traditions. Registration required.

DAY                 DATE                     TIME                                      
Tu              12/5             7:00-8:00PM  Free!               

LOCATION:   Westmont Library
                    428 N. Cass, Westmont, IL

 

Winter Card Make & Take
All Ages with Parent
Use layering techniques, stamps, paper punches, and other fun embellishments to create fun and unique greeting cards perfect for the holiday season! Registration required.

DAY                 DATE                     TIME                                           
W              12/13           7:00-8:30PM  Free!               

LOCATION:   Westmont Library
                    428 N. Cass, Westmont, IL

Holly Days Winter Ball
All Ages
Join the community for a wonderful dinner, dancing, live entertainment and a silent auction at the Annual Westmont Holly Days Winter Ball. The event is open to everyone and all are encouraged to attend.

Saturday, December 2, 2017      

6:30 pm Reception
7:30 pm Dinner
8:30 pm to 11:00 pm Silent Auction/Live Entertainment & Dancing

Visit www.westmontchamber.com to purchase your tickets and for sponsorship opportunities.

 


Thank you to our 2016 Event Sponsors!

Principle donor, Westmont Auto Mile

Community Sponsorship

Platinum

TheraCore Physical Therapy
Clarendon Hills Bank
King Car Wash
Bannerville USA
J. Flemmings
DJ’s Sports Bar & Grill
Rage Agency/Milkstop
Suburban Lock

 

Gold

Karen Butterfield, State Farm Insurance
Uncle Jon’s
Musicians Workshop
Westmont Lions Club
British Swim School Chicago + Suburbs
Country Side Bank
Uncle Bubs BBQ Restaurant +Catering

 

Silver

Citrus Diner
Barry Aluminum
First Midwest Bank
Vidito Tree Experts

 

Bronze

Knights of Columbus Council 3738
Westmont Auto
Smiles for Life Pediatric Dentistry
Progro-Solutions
J.W.Turf, Inc.

 

Holly Days Sponsorship

 

Friends

SEASPAR

Ribbon

People’s Resource Center
British Swim School Chicago & Suburbs
Natures Best Food
Kurtz Paramedic Services, INC
DuPage Libertarians
Heartstone Heating and Air Conditioning
West Suburban Humane Society
State Representative, Deputy Minority Leader, Pattie Bellock and Senator Chris Nybo
Westmont Public Library
Toon Funeral Home

Bronze

West Suburban Veterinary Associates
Coldwell Banker

 

Silver Bells

Westmont Historical Society
Center for Dance
Suburban Lock
Westmont Special Event


Westmont's annual Holly Days Winter Festival is a cooperative effort by the Westmont Park District, Westmont Historical Society, Westmont Chamber of Commerce, Westmont Public Library, Westmont Special Events, and the Village of Westmont 

Holly Days provides our residents and neighbors a month of great activities and events, including a craft bazaar, 5K run/walk, museum open house, visits with Santa in his workshop, The Polar Express trip, ice skating amongst the lights at Veterans Memorial Park and much more!

For more information regarding Holly Days please contact our offices at 630.963.5252

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