Our annual Christmas Party and Toy Drive, the HOt rod HOliday HOedown, is next Saturday!! (Dec. 7) There is a lot going on in good ol’ Blue Island that day.
At 11am at Memorial Park, (map) it’s the Fill a Cruiser food drive. Donate canned food and other non-perishable food items for An Angels Touch. (organized by the Park District)
At 12:30 have lunch with Santa! ($20) Memorial Park’s banquet hall is converted into Santa’s Workshop for a afternoon of Christmas fun. Santa’s helpers will be serving the North Pole’s finest cuisines. After lunch, Children are invited to participate in an assembly line of craft building fun. Here, children will learn how Santa’s elves build all the gifts in time for Christmas morning. All children will have their picture taken and printed with Santa by a professional photo studio.
At 5:30 the Blue Island Light Parade and open house. Bring your families and friends to cheer for bands, dancers, floats, dancing horses and much more, all decorated with festive holiday lights! The Parade is on Western Avenue from Union to Grove Streets. After the parade head up to the lighting of the Christmas tree at Uptown Park (York & Western) (map) for refreshments and cookie sale. Visit the open houses at the Blue Island Public Library, Carr Gardens, Franklin Framing, and Flowers by Cathe, just to name a few.
Then….The Hot rod Holiday HOedown at Eagles Bowl!(map) There will be no shortage of fun ‘On the Island’ that day!!