Holly Days Opening Ceremony, Saturday 11/26 2016
All ages welcome!
Start your day in downtown Westmont as we provide many characters and activities for everybody. Frosty will be teaching a new dance called the Snowball Shuffle at the Center for Dance. Then head over to Neat Bar and Restaurant to get your picture taken and watch “The Grinch.” The scrooge will be lurking around Westmont Floral and the Nutcracker will be hanging around the Westmont Centre. 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 5:30-6:00PM. 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!
Other programs offered through the Community Center, please call 630-963-5252 for more info.
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, purchases a gift and know that you’ve helped make a neighbor’s holiday brighter. Stars will be available beginning November 8. Gifts should be returned to the Community Center no later than December 13.
Holly Days Food Drive
Beginning Sunday, November 20, 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 20 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.
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 5 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 8 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 6!
Business Decorating Contest
Bring out your holiday best and enter your business in our annual Decorating Contest! On Tuesday, December 6, 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 4.
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 Tuesday, December 6. 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 4.
Thank you to our 2016 Event Sponsors!
Principle donor, Westmont Auto Mile
TheraCore Physical Therapy
Karen Butterfield, State Farm Insurance
Knights of Columbus Council 3738
Holly Days Sponsorship
People’s Resource Center
West Suburban Veterinary Associates
Westmont Historical Society
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