NewCity Holiday Winter Carnival
410 Lakewood Blvd.
Park Forest, IL 60466
A full line up of festivities for the whole family that are free and open to the public including a holiday parade on the plaza at 4 p.m. featuring Santa and Jingles the Elf, live singing performance by the British International School of Chicago, Lincoln Park children's choir, and other costume characters. The Spectacular Express Holiday Train will be offering free trackless train rides around the Plaza immediately following the parade, and free crafts and games will be available inside. There will also be special appearances by Kings Bowl mascots “Woody T. Pin, Esq.” and “BB Kings," and by “Barci,” the Nando's PERi-PERi mascot. Free elf hats will be distributed to the first 300 children to check in to the event. Enjoy live snow-falls outdoors and other fun activities including appearances by Jingles the Elf, a face-painter and juggler as well as a toy soldier stilt walker in the Plaza. Inside activities near Z Gallerie will include a giant checkers game, Christmas duck pond, Lasso the Reindeer, Santa gift toss, holiday prize wheel and more. Visits with Santa himself will take place indoors on Level 2 near Adobe Gila's and ArcLight Cinemas.
Event Cost: Free
Event times: 4-6 p.m.