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The Monday Parks PlayBook: A Christmas Festival

The holiday season is a time to build lifelong memories with your family. Family traditions handed down through the generations keep us connected with our loved ones, friends, and neighbors. Creating new traditions takes just a little time and energy to plan. This year spend an afternoon ringing in the holidays with the Des Plaines Park District Community Concert Band as they present their annual holiday program, “A Christmas Festival.”

The band will play holiday favorites and songs of the season including Joy to the World, Greensleeves, Do You Hear What I Hear, Santa at the Symphony, Fanfare and Procession On an Old English Carol, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Selections from White Christmas, A Celebration of Christmas, Highlights from Wicked, plus The Ultimate Christmas Sing-Along!

The Des Plaines Park District Community Concert Band, under the direction of Lawrence J. Carle, performs on Sunday, December 15, 3:00pm at the Prairie Lakes Theater. Tickets are available at the door: adults $5; seniors and students $3; and a family of four $12, free for children under the age of 6. Prairie Lakes Theater, 515 E. Thacker Street, Des Plaines. For more information call 847-391-5711 or visit www.DPParks.org.

And don’t forget…

Printed copies of the Winter 2014 Spectrum Program and Events Guide are now available in all Des Plaines Park District facilities, at the Des Plaines Public Library, the Des Plaines History Center, the Frisbie Senior Center, and City Hall. Pick one up! It is also available 24/7 on our website at www.DPParks.org. You can read the book online or download a copy to read at your leisure. Registration opens December 9.

See you around the parks.

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