The View from 101 York – December 2015

LW Reedy has been serving the Elmhurst community and surrounding areas since 1951. As the largest locally-owned real estate agency in Elmhurst, we have a passion for local news and events. Here’s our view of the community for this month, from our perch at 101 York in the heart of downtown Elmhurst.

December 3, 2015

Tree Lighting at Wilder Park

Experience an old-fashioned tree lighting in Wilder Park at 6:00 pm and kick off the holiday season with an evening of holiday entertainment, a visit from Santa, activities for the kids in Wilder Mansion and live reindeer. Warm up with cookies and hot cocoa while enjoying the trees decorated by local organizations. Bundle up and meet us there with some non-perishable food items for the local food pantry.

December 5, 2015

Farmside Christmas

Here is your opportunity to enjoy an old-fashioned Christmas at Fischer Farm.  Take a hayride around the farm, enjoy hot farmsidechocolate and desserts inside the farmhouse and gather in the parlor for instrumental and vocal music performed by local student ensembles.

Fischer Farm is located at 16W680 Grand Avenue in Bensenville. Christmas on the Farm runs from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. For more information, please call 630-834-3152.

December 6, 2015

Elmhurst Park District: Polar Express Storytime Train

Take a train ride to Elburn on the Metra and then enjoy some treatssanta while a storyteller reads “The Polar Express.” The trip takes approximately two hours and leaves from the Elmhurst train station on the south side of the tracks. First train of the day leaves at 11:00 am and the second train leaves at 3:00 pm. The cost is $21 for a resident child, $26  for a non-resident child, $26 for a resident adult and $32 non-resident adult.  Registration is required.

December 12, 2015

Brunch with The Grinch

Enjoy a special holiday brunch with the Grinch at Cantigny Park, 27W270 Mack Road in Wheaton. Dine with the Grinch and choose from a Grinch-grinchthemed buffet while watching “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”  Seatings are at 10:00 am and 12:30 pm in the  Red Oak Room at Cantigny Golf. The cost is $18 for adults and $12 for children.

While you’re there, make a stop at the LEGO® Train Show  in the Visitors Center and restaurant . Produced by the Northern Illinois LEGO Train Club, this is the group’s largest annual show. Entrance into the LEGO Train Show is free with a donation of a new, unwrapped toy.

Call 630-260-8194 for more information.

Saturday December 12, 2015

Free Family Fun Day in Elmhurst City Centreecc-holiday2015-webposter

Take in a free showing of ‘Elf’ at 9:30 am at the York Theatre in downtown Elmhurst and then stick around for FREE Family Fun Day. Free elf hats for all the kids as they leave the theatre and Santa will be in the plaza from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm! After buttering up Santa, take a walk around town and finish your Christmas shopping.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides

sleigh rideLearn about farming with real horses on a 30 minute sleigh ride that is fun for all ages. The rides start at noon and end at 2:00 pm  The cost is $5.00 for people over the age of 13 and $2.00 for children 5 to 12 years of age. Children under 5 are free. Please call (630) 876-5900 for more details.

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