Holiday Happenings

Holiday Happenings

The Waukegan Park District is celebrating the holiday season with several programs and events during December. The festive programming includes free and low-cost programs for children and adults. NOTE: Preregistration is required for some programs and/or events.

Christmas with the Clauses | Saturday, December 3, 2022 | 10:30am to 11:45am
*Fee: $10 / $12 • Location: Jane Addams Center • Online Registration: Click Here

Christmas with the Clauses | Saturday, December 3, 2022 | 1:30pm to 2:45pm
*Fee: $10 / $12 • Location: Jane Addams Center • Online Registration: Click Here

Winter Wonder Walk | Saturday, December 3, 2022 | 4pm to 5pm
Fee: FreeLocation: Jack Benny Plaza • Online Registration: N/A

Winter Snow Globe | Tuesday, December 6, 2022 | 6pm to 7pm 
Have you ever wondered how to make a snow globe? Find out as you create the perfect winter snow globe decoration to take home.
*Fee: $10 / $12 • Location: Belvidere Recreation Center • Online Registration: Click Here

Holiday Open House at the Haines House Museum in Bowen Park | Tuesday, December 6, 2022 | 5pm to 7pm
Fee: FreeLocation: Haines House Museum in Bowen Park • Online Registration: N/A

Make It, Take It Times: Winter Vase | Friday, December 9, 2022 | 6pm to 7pm
*Fee: $14 / $19 • Location: Nature’s Classroom at Bevier Center • Online Registration: Click Here

Joseph A. Favero Memorial “Do It Yourself” Messiah & Carol Sing-Along | Saturday, December 10, 2022 | 7pm to 9pm
Fee:  • Location: St. Anastasia Church • Online Registration: Click Here

Toddler Ornament Creations | Tuesday, December 13, 2022 | 10:30am to 11:15am
Make memorable ornaments for the Christmas tree with your little one! A great way to get connected to nature and to improve motor skills.
Fee: Free • Location: Bevier Center • Online Registration: Click Here

Parents’ Night Out | Friday, December 16, 2022 | 5:30pm to 9pm
Fee: • Location: Field House Sports, Fitness & Aquatics Center • Online Registration: Click Here

Decorative Wreath Making | Friday, December 16, 2022 | 6pm to 7pm
Design and create a small decorative wreath with garland, bows, and other supplies to take home.
*Fee: $16 / $18 • Location: Belvidere Recreation Center • Online Registration: Click Here

It’s A Wonderful Life: A Radio Play | Friday, December 16, 2022  | 7pm to 9pm 
Fee: $10 • Location: Jack Benny Center for the Arts • Online Tickets: Click Here

It’s A Wonderful Life: A Radio Play |  Saturday, December 17, 2022  | 7pm to 9pm
Fee: $10 • Location: Jack Benny Center for the Arts • Online Tickets: Click Here

It’s A Wonderful Life: A Radio Play Sunday, December 18, 2022 | 3pm to 5pm
Fee: $10 • Location: Jack Benny Center for the Arts • Online Tickets: Click Here

Zumba Fitness Night and Toy Drive: Celebrating the Holidays | Monday, December 19, 2022  | 6pm to 7pm
Let’s dance! Get moving with us as we dance and celebrate the holidays.
Fee: FreeLocation: Field House Sports, Fitness & Aquatics Center • Online Registration: N/A

24th Annual Waukegan Polar Bear Plunge | Saturday, January 1, 2023 | 10am to 11am 
Fee: $20 • Location: Waukegan Municipal Beach • Online Registration: Coming Soon

*Resident and nonresident fees are listed in the following order: Resident Fee/Nonresident Fee.

Holiday Adventures
Are you looking for something for your child(ren) to do during winter break? Register them for one or more of our Holiday Adventures at the Belvidere Recreation center! Open to students from six years old to twelve years old, the days will feature field trips, enrichment activities, crafts, games, and more. Children will be required to wear a face covering. More details are available at waukeganparks.org/adventures.