Festival of Lights Opening Night
Beginning Nov. 30, 2018, the Festival of Lights returns for the sixth straight year in bigger and brighter fashion. Pedestrians and motorists alike are treated to a sparking display of holiday lights and sights in Old Town Park and Old Town Bloomingdale through Christmas Eve.

The Lighting Ceremony kicks off at exactly 6:30 p.m., November 30 when Bloomingdale Park Board of Commissioners President Buzz Puccio and Village of Bloomingdale Mayor Franco Coladipietro pull the giant switch to illuminate Old Town Park and the Village's Holiday Tree in the adjacent piazza. 

Horse Drawn Carriage Rides
Cruise the lights and sights of Old Town Park’s Festival of Lights on an old-fashioned carriage ride. Rides are FREE and seat a maximum of two adults and four children. Make your family’s reservation ahead of time online or at the Museum. Just register one family member to reserve a spot for the whole family. One reservation per family please. Times are approximate. No reservations taken on November 30.

Dates & Codes
December 8 (#104609-A1)
December 15 (#104610-A1)
December 21 (#104612-A1)

Holiday Show at the Park District Museum
The popular LEGO exhibit returns with nine freight and/or passenger trains racing around the track. Holiday crafts, Elf on the Shelf, scavenger hunts, games, snow art (weather permitting) and complimentary refreshments are part of every holiday Museum experience.

Holiday Show & Museum Hours
(November 30 - December 30)
Thursdays: 6-8:30PM
Fridays: 6-9PM
Saturdays: 6-9PM
Sundays: 1-4PM

Summer Job Fair
The Bloomingdale Park District is hiring! If you're 16 or older, attend the open house job fair from 3 to 6 p.m., January 3 at Stratford Square Mall H23. If you have questions or to send your application or resume ahead of time, contact liz@bloomingdaleparks.org.
Cartwheels & Crafts

Ages 3-7 enjoy tumbling, swinging and braving a balance beam while also making a winter-themed craft. First half is spent on gymnastics with second half on the craft. A milk and cookies snack occurs in between. Parents/caretakers must stay for this program.

Purely Active Adult Recreation Club

The Purely Active Adult Recreation Club (PAARC) offers a variety of entertaining activities for those 55+. The club meets every Friday, 10 a.m. to noon at the Bloomingdale Park District Museum.

School's Out Activities for the Holidays 

School's Out! provides endless opportunities for first through sixth graders on days off of school. Each day offers a variety of structured yet relaxed activities for your child to enjoy including games, sports, arts and crafts, indoor and outdoor playtime, cooking, trips, special events and a whole lot more.  Holiday dates are December 26-28 and January 2-4.

Holiday Gift Wrap at Stratford Square

Have your gifts wrapped for a great cause as the Bloomingdale Parks Foundation holds its 10th Annual Holiday Gift Wrap at Stratford Square Mall December 21-24.

December 5
11:15AM @ Medinah Park District

6PM @ Lake Park East

December 7
10AM @ Museum

6PM @ Lake Park East

December 8
6:30PM @ Old Town Park

December 14
10AM @ Museum

6PM @ Lake Park East

7PM @ Roselle Metra Station

December 15
8:45AM @ Roselle Metra Station

6:30PM @ Old Town Park

December 21
6:30PM @ Old Town Park

7:30PM @ Westfield Gym

December 26
8:30AM @ Bloomingdale Church

December 27
8:30AM @ Bloomingdale Church

December 28
8:30AM @ Bloomingdale Church
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