Special Events

Grinchmas on the Green Tree Sale

Celebrate the season by purchasing a tree to decorate for our annual tree lighting ceremony at Village Green Park. Trees will be set-up and available for decorating starting Wednesday, November 24, decorating should be completed by 4:00 pm on Saturday, November 27. Santa and the Grinch will arrive around 4:45 pm to help light our new 30 ft. tree, and the trees surrounding the park. Hot cocoa and cookies will be available at 5p (while supplies last). Reserve your tree now. Limited number of trees are available.

Tree purchase begins Monday, Aug. 2

Last day to purchase Friday, Nov. 12

$95 per tree
Total Max tree purchases – 25
For an additional $35 the Park District will decorate your tree.

Location: Village Green

Drive in Movies

All Ages
Drive in movies at Bott Park! Registration is $15 per car. Guidelines will be emailed out a few days before the movie. Rain Date 9/11/21

Movie Title: SOUL

R/NR $15 per car
Max. 30

Location: PARC

Jeric's Skate Contest

Ages 8 & up
All contestants will be guaranteed (1) qualifier 1-minute run to show off their best tricks for the crowd and judges. Top scorers from the first run will then skate in a second and deciding final run. On-site registration will start at 11:00a with the contest starting at noon. MB

 Skaters are divided into age appropriate categories. Rain date is Saturday, September 18

R/NR $5
Onsite registration is $10
Max 50

Location: PARC

Star Gazing

Ages 8 & up
Would you like to visit Mars? a Black Hole? Then join us for An evening of star gazing fun! We will be using professional grade telescopes to search the heavens for constellations, galaxies, stars and star clusters, planets with their moons, our Moon, the International Space Station, comets, asteroids and other targets. Please dress appropriately for weather. Instructor: Jim Hopkins, Retired Associate Professor of Astronomy. MB
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
If cloudy or rainy weather, event will be canceled
Fee is per person

R/NR $5 per person
Min. 5/Max. 15

Location: Mather Woods

Autumn Family Fun Fest

Ages 2 & up
Autumn is a beautiful time of year, leaves are changing colors and a crispness to the air. Bring your family out for some fall-themed fun at Eaton Preserve. You will have the chance to enjoy a family hayride, pumpkin launching, walking through a prairie maze to find your perfect pumpkin, petting zoo and more. MB All children must be accompanied by an adult.

R/NR $12 (Ages 2-11)
R/NR $3 (Ages 12+)

Correct Fees shown in cart.
Min. 25/Max 100

Location: Eaton Preserve

Enchanted Ball

Ages 2 & up
Come one, come all, it is time for the Ball!!  Prince and Princesses put on your most enchanting outfit and join us for a magical evening of dancing, mystical games and exquisite treats. You will also get an opportunity to dance and have your photo taken with a real live Princess. MB

R/NR $15 per child (Adults are Free)
Min. 25/Max. 100

Location: PARC

Frankenstein's Kiddie Carnival Event

Ages 2-10
Ghosts and goblins are wanted for a night a fun! Put on your best Halloween costume and join us for carnival games, crafts and an inflatable. Children can participate in the costume contest, which will be judged in 2 age groups, 2-5 year olds and 6-10 year olds, for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place prizes per age group. LA

Games: 6:30-7:15 pm
Costume Contest: 7:15-7:30 pm

Fee includes: 12 game tickets, crafts & popcorn
Check in at Guest Services to receive your pre-paid tickets
Additional tickets will be available for sale on-site

R$15/NR $19
Min. 25/Max. 100

Location: PARC

Inaugural You Can't Catch Me Youth Fun Run

Ages 4+
Come join us for the Inaugural “You Can’t Catch Me” Fun Run around Village Green. Prior to our Grinchmas on the Green Tree Lighting and Festival that evening, the one-mile fun run will kick off the afternoons activities by running around Village Green Park.

Participants and their families are encouraged to stay after their run for Grinchmas on the Green with the tree lighting ceremony, scheduled visits from Santa and the Grinch along with cocoa and cookies (while supplies last)

All race participants will receive a shirt and swag bag which will include components to make their own gingerbread house along with some other cool items.

Runners must sign up by 5p on Wednesday November 10th to be guaranteed their shirt size.

R$20/NR $20
Min. 75/Max. 100

Location: Village Green Park

Special Video Message from Santa

Ages 1 – 13
Want Santa to send a special personalized video message to your little one(s)? Then complete the video information form sharing their special requests and plans for the holiday. This form helps Santa and his elves personalize the special message. One form per family, all children’s information should be listed. Forms need to be completed by Friday, December 10. Santa needs time to complete each special message so please make sure you meet the deadline. Your special message will be sent via email, please make sure your email address is legible. MB 

R/NR $15 per household

Breakfast with Santa

Ages 1 & up
Santa is making a special stop at the Plainfield Park District to have breakfast with all the good girls and boys! Children will also create their own holiday themed crafts and play some fun games. Each child will have the opportunity for a one-on-one visit and photo with the jolly old elf himself! Parents, this is a great opportunity to take additional pictures.

R/NR $15 (Per Child Ages 1-11)
R/NR $5 (Per person Ages 12+)
Min. 25/Max 120

Location: PARC

Journey to the North Pole

Ages 1 & up
Bundle up for a wagon ride to the North Pole! As we head to the North Pole, we will sing along to some holiday favorites. While you are waiting for your journey to begin, enjoy some hot chocolate, snacks, and take a photo on Santa’s sleigh. Once your wagon has reached the North Pole, the children will have an opportunity to visit with Santa and his Elf. Each child will receive a bell during their visit with Santa. MB Registration deadline is Friday, December 10 at Noon. If adding your family to the waitlist,  please add everyone who wishes to attend.

R/NR $10 Per Person
Min. 4/Max 16

Location: Eaton Preserve

Noon Year's Countdown

Ages 2 & 12
Children can ring in the New Year in their own special way! We will get them moving with music, inflatables, games, crafts, snacks and family-friendly entertainment! At noon, we will get crazy with noise makers and a countdown to the balloon drop. Join the fun as we ring in the new year, family friendly style! MB

R/NR $15 Per Child (Parents are FREE)
Min. 12/Max. 100

Location: PARC

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