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The Monday Parks PlayBook: Ring in a joyful season at Winter Wonderland!

Join us for Winter Wonderland, a two-day free, family festival, Dec. 1-2, at the Frisbie Senior Center. The fest runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

You better watch out. You better not cry. Santa Claus is coming to town!

Join us for Winter Wonderland, a two-day free family festival Dec. 1 and Dec. 2, at the Frisbie Senior Center. The fest runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and features free pictures with Santa, entertainment, kids’ crafts, bingo, face painting, a Holiday Bazaar, story time, delicious food and hot cocoa, model train displays, the Siberian Huskies, and everyone’s favorite walk-around characters: Mrs. Claus, Ronald McDonald, Kiwi the Clown and Jewels the Clown.

Saturday’s entertainment includes: 11 a.m.: The Maine West Choraliers; noon: Folkloric Ensemble Sol Azteca Dance Troupe; 1 p.m.: Lutheran Church of Martha and Mary Bell Choir; 2 p.m.: Award-winning musician Rick Kelley; and at 3 p.m.: the Des Plaines Park District’s In-house Dance Company, Artistry in Motion will showcase highlights from their upcoming Winter Spectacular.

Sunday’s entertainment includes: 11 a.m.: Magic Matt, close up magic and balloon art; 11:45 a.m.: Hiking with Your Dog - a presentation by Sheryl Phelps, of the Siberian Huskies of Greater Chicago; 12:30 p.m.: Children’s singer entertainer, Super Stolie; 1:30 p.m.: The O’Hare Irish Dancers, traditional jigs in authentic costumes; and at 2:30 p.m.: the Frisbie Senior Center's Note-A-Bles will sing songs of the season.

The Frisbie Senior Center is located at 52 E. Northwest Highway in Des Plaines, one block west of Mount Prospect Road. For more information, visit www.DPParks.org or call (847) 391-5700.

See you around the parks... and you better be good for goodness sake!

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