Community Events

  • Tree Lighting in Wilder Park

    December 07, 2017 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

    Join in the holiday spirit with a celebration in Wilder Park! Bring your family and friends together for this annual tradition. Enjoy free hot chocolate and cookies, meet live reindeer, visit with Santa and hear festive choir performances. Sponsored by Edward-Elmhurst Health, Mariano's and Brewpoint Coffee.

    Interested in decorating one of the 65 trees that will light up the park? Pick your tree at Wagner Community Center starting August 5. Trees are $58 for residents and $70 for non-residents. 

  • Santa Claus at Wilder Mansion

    December 09, 2017 - 10:00am to 1:30pm

    The fun begins with cookies and cocoa served by Santa’s Elves. There will be holiday craft-making, and each child will receive time with Santa and a complimentary photo. Featured will be Santa’s Workshop, a special place just for children where they can purchase inexpensive holiday gifts for those they love. Santa’s Workshop will be stocked with great gifts for Mom, Dad and more! Each child and adult must register. $10R/$12NR Adult; $15R/$18NR Children. Click here to register.

  • Santa's Secret Workshop

    December 09, 2017 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

    A holiday store just for kids! Santa’s Workshop is a special place just for children where they can purchase inexpensive holiday gifts for those they love. Items are kid-priced and kid-friendly. Santa's elves will help small hands make purchases. Parents will be treated to refreshments and a holiday movie while kids shop upstairs. Free to the public. Presented by Lakeside Bank.

  • Polar Express Storytime Train

    December 10, 2017 - 11:00am

    All aboard! Don't miss the holiday magic as we journey to the North Pole (Elburn) on the Metra train. We will enjoy cookies and refreshments while a storyteller reads The Polar Express. Santa will join us on the train to visit with your family. Meet on the south side of the tracks. Children under one year old are welcome to attend, but must sit on adult's lap. Approximately two-hours round trip. Two train times available, 11:12 a.m. and 3:12 p.m. Please note: car seats and strollers are not allowed.

  • Family Open Gym

    January 07, 2018 - 10:30am to 1:30pm

    Enjoy some free family gym time at Churchville Middle School this winter. All children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult.

  • Sunbeams & Rainbows 2018/2019 Preschool Open House

    January 10, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

    Save the date!

    Looking to enroll your child in the 2018/2019 Sunbeams & Rainbows preschool program? We’re holding a special open house you won’t want to miss. Join us Wednesday, January 10 from 6:30-8 p.m. at any Sunbeams & Rainbows location.

    Bring your child for hands-on activities, meet the teachers, view our unique classrooms, learn about our philosophy and curriculum, and ask questions about the registration process.

  • Family Open Gym

    January 14, 2018 - 10:30am to 1:30pm

    Enjoy some free family gym time at Churchville Middle School this winter. All children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult.

  • Family Open Swim

    January 14, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

    Bring your family for a fun-filled time at York High School's swimming pool on select Sundays. This free program is part of a cooperative agreement between Elmhurst Park District and Elmhurst School District 205. Lap swimming, open swim and diving boards will be available. Open to all Elmhurst residents. Upcoming dates include:

    • January 28
    • February 11
    • February 25
    • March 11
  • Family Open Gym

    January 21, 2018 - 10:30am to 1:30pm

    Enjoy some free family gym time at Churchville Middle School this winter. All children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult.

  • Family Open Gym

    January 28, 2018 - 10:30am to 1:30pm

    Enjoy some free family gym time at Churchville Middle School this winter. All children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult.

  • Family Open Swim

    January 28, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

    Bring your family for a fun-filled time at York High School's swimming pool on select Sundays. This free program is part of a cooperative agreement between Elmhurst Park District and Elmhurst School District 205. Lap swimming, open swim and diving boards will be available. Open to all Elmhurst residents. Upcoming dates include:

    • February 11
    • February 25
    • March 11
  • Princess Day at Wilder Mansion

    January 28, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

    Hear ye, hear ye! Wilder Mansion is hosting its third annual Princess Day! Have your little one dress up as her favorite princess to make a craft, enjoy a treat and listen to a story fit for a royal. The afternoon will conclude with a party on the dance floor. Not a drop-off program. Ages 3-12. Fee is $18 residents/$22 non-residents. Registration opens December 2 for residents, December 11 for non-residents. Click here to register. 

  • Family Open Gym

    February 04, 2018 - 10:30am to 1:30pm

    Enjoy some free family gym time at Churchville Middle School this winter. All children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult.

  • Elmhurst Powerhouse Dance Competition & Exhibition

    February 10, 2018 - 9:00am to 6:00pm

    Elmhurst Park District presents Elmhurst Powerhouse Dance Competition & Exhibition! This exciting new event will provide dancers ages 6 and up the opportunity to compete or perform non-competitively, in a family-friendly, professional environment at a reasonable cost. The event location is Bryan Middle School auditorium, 111 W. Butterfield Road in Elmhurst. Professional judges will provide encouraging, positive critiques to your dancers. Routines entered in the Competitive Division will receive scores and awards of Platinum, High Gold or Gold.

  • Family Open Gym

    February 11, 2018 - 10:30am to 1:30pm

    Enjoy some free family gym time at Churchville Middle School this winter. All children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult.

  • Family Open Swim

    February 11, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

    Bring your family for a fun-filled time at York High School's swimming pool on select Sundays. This free program is part of a cooperative agreement between Elmhurst Park District and Elmhurst School District 205. Lap swimming, open swim and diving boards will be available. Open to all Elmhurst residents. Upcoming dates include:

    • February 25
    • March 11
  • Daddy Daughter Dance

    February 16, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

    Join Elmhurst Park District at the Diplomat West for the event that celebrates every girl and her daddy. Dinner, dancing and a special photo of each couple are included. Registration deadline is February 9, 2018. Registration is not taken at the door so be sure to register early. Please note any dietary needs at time of registration. Register both adult and child for this event. Ages 3 and older with adult. Fee is $35 residents/$44 non-residents. Registration opens Saturday, December 2 for residents and Monday, December 11 for non-residents.

  • Mystery at the Mansion

    February 17, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm

    Come for a cocktail, stay for a murder! Join Wilder Mansion and your fellow sleuths as we unravel the mystery of a Hollywood homicide. There will be total audience participation as you follow the clues to narrow down to the prime suspect. Light appetizers, sweets, cocktails and coffee will be served. Ages 21 and older. Admission is $70 residents/$80 non-residents. Registration opens Saturday, December 2 for residents and Monday, December 11 for non-residents.

  • Family Open Gym

    February 18, 2018 - 10:30am to 1:30pm

    Enjoy some free family gym time at Churchville Middle School this winter. All children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult.

  • Family Open Swim

    February 25, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

    Bring your family for a fun-filled time at York High School's swimming pool on select Sundays. This free program is part of a cooperative agreement between Elmhurst Park District and Elmhurst School District 205. Lap swimming, open swim and diving boards will be available. Open to all Elmhurst residents. Our last Family Open Swim will be March 11. 

  • Family Open Swim

    March 11, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

    The last Family Open Swim of 2017! Bring your family for a fun-filled time at York High School's swimming pool on select Sundays. This free program is part of a cooperative agreement between Elmhurst Park District and Elmhurst School District 205. Lap swimming, open swim and diving boards will be available. Open to all Elmhurst residents.