November/December 2020
Saturday, November 7   
12-3pm

All Ages 
$5 per person (#25646)
Pottawatomie Park, 8 North Avenue
 
Wondering what to do with those leftover Halloween pumpkins? Head out to Pottawatomie Park to participate in The Great Pumpkin Bowl! Use the hill to roll pumpkins down towards giant bowling pins. Warm apple cider will be provided. 


Ho! Ho! Ho!
Add to the excitement of Christmastime's holiday magic with a letter from Santa Claus, all the way
from his workshop at the North Pole.
  • Register for Santa's Letter and answer the checklist questions at: stcparks.ticketleap.com
  • $5 per letter
  • Optional: Have your child write a letter to Santa Claus and return it to Santa's Mailbox at PCC or mail it to the address below. Letters from children will not be returned.
Registration ongoing from 
November 23-December 9.
Sunday, December 6
Baker Community Center, 101 S. Second Street, St. Charles

Goody gumdrops! Create the ultimate architectural masterpiece while listening to holiday tunes during this fun D-I-Y event. Using a made-from-scratch house frame, graham crackers, frosting and colorful candies, you and your child will be all smiles decorating and celebrating with this holiday tradition. Ages 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Time slots:  12:30-1:30pm  |  2-3pm  |  3:30-4:30pm  |  5-6pm

Fee:  $25 includes one large (4 1/2" square by 7" high) 
house frame, all supplies, decorating space for two people

Add-Ons:
  • $3 for each add'l person (max 6 people/table)
  • $10 for an add'l large house  |  $5 for an add'l small house
  • $5 for a Letter from the North Pole
Advance reservations required at: stcparks.ticketleap.com


NEW! Reindeer Droppings
All Ages
Sa     Dec 19   |  4-6pm 
RES $19/NR $29  (#25595)

Oh my! Santa's reindeer wandered too far away from the North Pole while practicing for their Christmas Eve journey. It seems they've left several special presents behind. Want a package of reindeer goodies delivered to your front porch? Each brimming bundle includes sweet treats, DIY craft, puzzle, coloring sheets and more. Items appropriate for ages 3-10. A park district elf will call to coordinate your delivery.

Click code # to register.


NEW! Santa Claus is Coming to YOU!
All Ages
Sa    Dec 19 
$17 per family

Live and online is the BIG guy himself!
With a direct link from the North Pole, Santa Claus is coming to town with a virtual visit to your home. After registering and answering a few questions to help Santa interact during the 5 minute video call, you'll receive a zoom link with day and time for your video call. Park District elves will do their best to give you a week's notice.



NEW! Holiday Sweet Treats
Ages 3-5

Thanksgiving
F     Nov 13-20   |  9:30-10:30am 
RES $20/NR $30  (#23254)

Christmas
F    Dec 4-11  |  9:30-10:30am
RES $20/NR $30  (#23255)

Tie on your apron and mix up some sweet treats!
After listening to a story, children will create a
different dessert each week. Recipes will be
sampled and shared. This is a parent/child class.
Mom's Holiday Break
Ages 3-5

M     Dec 14  |  1-3pm
RES $20/NR $30  (#23266)
Pottawatomie Community Center

Tu     Dec 15  |  1-3pm
RES $20/NR $30  (#23307)
Hickory Knolls Discovery Center

Do you need some time to get your last minute holiday shopping done? Drop your children off so they can have fun making holiday treats, creating artwork, and preparing for the upcoming holiday season!


NEW! Siblings & Sprinkles
Ages 3-5
Th    Dec 17  |  6-7pm 
RES $10/NR $15 per child   (#23311)

Decorate, giggle and have lots of fun, then share what you make with everyone - or eat it all yourself. Discover your inner elf with your brother or sister. All supplies provided. Sorry, mom and dad - this program is for kids only!

Click code #s to register.
Baby's First Winter Holiday
Ages 2 & Under
Th    Dec 3  |  6-7pm 
RES $20/NR $30  (#23248)

Enjoy your child's artwork for years to come by creating a keepsake using those teeny tiny feet and hands. It's the perfect way to commemorate the FIRST holiday so you can always remember these precious moments. All materials supplied. Best part is you leave the mess. Adults are free.




NEW! Baby's First Gift for Grandma
Ages 2 & Under
Th    Dec 3  |  7-8pm 
RES $20/NR $30  (#23306)

The holidays are coming and you need a gift for Grandma - or any special adult in your baby's life. Pinterest is full of great ideas, but some of them are just plain overwhelming. Let us help you make the perfect keepsake gift using your baby's teeny tiny feet and hands. All supplied included. Best part is you leave the mess. Adults are free.



Miss Joelle is Online! 
Ages 3-5
RES $15/NR $23 per activity

Invite her into your home when you register for a
special pre-recorded video and supply kit. Sing along to songs, listen to stories, make a creative craft and enjoy a snack. Parent participation is encouraged. After registering, you'll receive an email with instructions on when to pick up your supply kit and how to access the video.

Turkey Treats
Gobble! Gobble! Discover what to be thankful
for this festive, holiday season.
Video & kit available Nov 16  (#23275)

Santa's Workshop
Christmas time is here, happiness and cheer!
Video & kit available Dec 7  (#23272)

Click code #s to register. 
Seasonal Dance
Sessions are shorter and provide young dancers the opportunity to try different disciplines of dance before
making the commitment to the Dance Recital program. Parent observation will be held during the last class.
 
Required Attire: All dancers should have hair up (out of face). Hip Hop classes may wear athletic wear and clean athletic shoes. All other classes should wear a leotard and tights with pink or black ballet
shoes. Boys may wear athletic wear with appropriate dance shoes; black shoes for ballet.
 
Creative Movement - Introduction to body awareness and dance concepts using your own creativity, props and music. 

Dance with Me - This is a parent/child class. Introduction to creative movement, music, props and peers.

Lil' Hip Hop - Learn high-energy, age-appropriate moves set to today's popular upbeat music. 

A Little Ballet - Introduction to ballet positions, steps, coordination, musicality and rhythm while using creative imagery to inspire young minds and bodies. 

New session begins November 2!
Princess Mini Dance Camp
Tu    Dec 29  |  10am-12pm 
Ages 3-4:  #25375
Ages 5-7:  #25441
RES $18/NR $27 

It's time to put on your tiara and party like a princess. Learn fun dance moves while you groove to some tunes. Twirl your gown 'round and 'round, make a princess craft, and let your imagination soar. Bring a healthy snack and water bottle.
NEW! New Year's Countdown 
PJ Dance Party
W     Dec 30
Ages 3-5:  11:15am-12pm  (#25376)
Ages 6-9:  12:30-1:30pm   (#25377)
RES $10/NR $15 

Let's party! Celebrate the coming year in style! Dress comfy for dancing, games and a special craft. Enjoy a healthy treat, too.
Developmental Soccer 
M    Nov 9-Dec 21
Ages 4-5:  5
:30-6:30pm  (#23402)
Ages 6-7:  6:30-7:30pm  (#23403)
Ages 8-9:  6:30-7:30pm (#23404)
$95

Based on the U.S. Soccer National Youth Module,
this program is designed to improve a player's ability to dribble and move or pass the soccer ball in a team environment. Fee includes t-shirt and trophy. Bring soccer cleats, soccer ball size 4, shin guards and a water bottle. Held at Sportsplex.
Mini Reds Soccer Skills & Scrimmage
Ages 3-5
Sa     Nov 7-Dec 19  |  1-2pm  (#24151)
RES $125/NR $175

This program focuses on the development of basic motor skills, body mechanics and basic soccer skills. Sessions involve fun activities, games and an introduction to a soccer game. The games and activities develop the children's FUNdamental soccer skills as well as basic motor skills. Overall this is a great foundational program for your child to learn more about the game of soccer. Held at Sportsplex.

Click code #s to register.
All nature programs below are held at Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, 3795 Campton Hills Road, St. Charles.
Outside Explorers
Ages 1-5
Th     Nov 5-19  |  9-10am   
RES $20/NR $30  (#24088)

Let nature be your teacher! Take your tots on the
trails with a series of guided outdoor programs that
will include short hikes, crafts and nature play. 
Naturally Artistic November will get your creativity
flowing! Dress to be outside for part of the
program if the weather allows.



Nature Nights
Ages 3-10

Calling all party animals! Spend a special, fun-filled
evening meeting the critters, playing nature-related
games and enjoying a sweet treat. Participants
must be accompanied by a parent. One parent
may accompany multiple children from the same
household. Advance registration required.

Mom & Son
F     Nov 13  |  7-8pm  (#23628)

Daddy & Daughter

Sa     Nov 14  |   7-8pm  (#23629)

RES $10/NR $15 per child 
Adults are FREE

Family Field Trip - Fresh Air Hike
Ages 2+
Sa     Dec 5  |  10-11am 
RES $20/NR $30 per group  (#25228)

Is the hustle and bustle of the season getting to your crew? Take a hike and allow the fresh air to reset your system. Dress to be outside for just the right balance of getting the wiggles out and slowing down for a bit. Registration is for a family group of up to four individuals.

 
WILD New Year's Eve Celebration
All Ages
Th    Dec 31  |   11:30am-12:30pm 
RES $8/NR $12  (#23205)

Who is awake to celebrate the New Year? Who is hibernating? Toast 2021 at noon during this mini-party with some of your favorite critters. Take home a treat to enjoy with your family. Children must
be accompanied by a paying adult. Ages 1 & under free.


Click code #s to register.
HAVE AN IDEA?
Is there a skill, topic or experience you'd like to have offered for your children? New program ideas are always welcome!
Contact Kara at kguizzetti@stcparks.org