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Santa Sightings

Santa Claus has a busy schedule this holiday season. Check Santa Sightings to see where he'll turn up next.
Santa Claus has a busy schedule this holiday season. Check Santa Sightings to see where he'll turn up next.


• Receive a special video – Get a message from Santa this year. Single child video or sibling video. Forms are available at or guest services. One form a family, please list all children separately. Registration deadline is Dec. 1. Submit forms to Misty at For information, call

Nov. 11

• Meet Santa – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Plainfield High School-Central Campus, 24120 W. Fort Beggs Drive, Plainfield. Meet and greet with Santa and his elves. Children can make an ornament, take a photo and write him a letter for $5. Proceeds benefit Make A Wish Foundation and Toys for Tots.

Nov. 17

• Pictures with Santa registration
deadline – Call by noon. Event is Noon to
3 p.m. Nov. 19, The Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center, 10847 W. La Porte Road, Mokena. Professional photographer will take photos. Personal cameras/camera phones not allowed. $8 for 5. 5”x7” photograph and visit with Santa. Additional packages will be available to buy. Walk-ins accepted as space allows. Cash or checks accepted on the day of event. For information, call 708-390-2401 or visit

Nov. 25

• Breakfast with Santa – 8 a.m. to noon, St Mary Immaculate Parish school, 15629 S. Route 59, Plainfield. Pancake breakfast, visit with Santa (bring your camera), crafts, stories and games for kids. $5 a person. Registration forms available in commons of St. Mary Immaculate Parish. Proceeds from SMI school. For information, email Kelli Mores at

Dec. 2

• Breakfast with Santa – 7 to 11 a.m., Lincoln-Way East cafeteria, Frankfort. Eggs, pancakes, sausage, juice, milk and coffee. Pictures with Santa. Face painting. $6 at door. Children under age 3 with adult are free. Benefits athletes at LWEHS. Marine Corps co-hosting Toys-for-Tots drive. Donations of unwrapped new toys encouraged.

Dec. 3

• Santa Paws – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; also
Dec. 10, 2 Paws 4U Pet Bakery and Treats, 1504 Singleton Road, Joliet. Santa photos. $10 for a 4x6 photo printed on site by Shooting the Gap Photography. Proceeds from Dec. 3 event benefit Paws Up 4 Rescue. Proceeds from Dec. 10 event benefit Midwest Small Dog Rescue. Rescue dogs available for adoption at both events.

Dec. 16

• HO, HO, HO – Here Comes Santa and Mrs. Claus – 1 to 3 p.m., Mokena Community Public Library District, 11327 W.195th St., Mokena. Visit with Santa, holiday crafts, refreshments and elf’s scavenger hunt. To register, call 708-479-9663 or register on our events calendar at

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