Family Friendly: Santa will have three breakfasts in Niles
Children can visit with Santa and have breakfast Dec. 15 in Niles.
Updated: November 29, 2012 10:06AM
We figured out why Santa is so “fluffy.” He is coming to all three of the Niles Park District’s Breakfasts with Santa, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., 10 to 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 pm. Saturday, Dec. 15 at the Howard Leisure Center Banquet Room, 6676 W. Howard St., Niles.
Following a breakfast buffet and a kids’ craft project, Santa will pose for photos with children and take gift requests. He will also give each child a small present.
“There are families that we see for several years in a row,” said Julie Jentel, director of marketing. She thinks that they are drawn to the relaxed atmosphere. “It’s not like the stressful lines waiting at the mall. It’s more casual and family-friendly.”
The event is intended for children in third grade or younger with their parents. The cost is $8 per child for residents, $10 for nonresident children and $8 for all adults. The event fills quickly so early registration is encouraged.
For details, call (847) 967-6633 or go to www.niles-parks.org.
SHAKE WITH THE SHIMMIES
Lindsay & The Shimmies really rock. And they love it when kids and their parents feel the beat and dance along during their concerts. They will be entertaining an energetic crowd 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 at Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Ave.. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door.
For details, call (847) 251-7424 or go to www.wilmettetheatre.com.
There will be levitation, sleight-of-hand magic and lots of audience participation at Sean Masterson’s Vaudeville Magic Show, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2 at the Actors Gymnasium, 927 Noyes St., Evanston. Tickets are $12.50.
For details, call (847) 328-2795 or go to www.actorsgymnasium.com.
A dog and a rat come to the rescue when an elf loses something important in “Ernie the Elf’s Holiday Song List.” Roz Puppets will present that tale, 2 to 2:45 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2 at Park Ridge Public Library, 20 S. Prospect Ave. Rufus the Dog will lead a sing-a-long at the special holiday puppet show. Pick up tickets in advance.
For details, call (847) 825-3123 or go to www.parkridgelibrary.org.
Imagination will take kids on a special Christmas journey during a Polar Express Storytime, 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7 at the Village Crossing Shopping Center Barnes and Noble, 5405 Touhy Ave., Skokie. There will also be holiday treats and activities.
For details, call (847) 329-8460 or go to www.barnesandnoble.com.