Events in November 2020
- Calls from Santa
Calls from Santa
Ho! Ho! Ho! The Park District has made special arrangements for children age 4-10 to receive a call from Santa Claus. Calls are made from December 1 to 12 between 3:00 and 7:00pm, at Santa’s convenience. Participants must register at the Park District office
between November 1 and 30 by completing one of Santa’s special calling forms. If more than one child in a family wishes to chat with Santa, Santa makes only one phone call per house and talks to each child at that time.Santa's Mailbox
Due to the large volume of Christmas mail last year, the Tinley Park-Park District is helping deliver mail to the North Pole. Children can mail their letter using Santa’s Mailbox in the lobby of Bettenhausen Recreation Center. Then watch your mailbox for a personal response from St. Nick himself. Don’t forget to include your address for Santa! The mailbox is only available from November 1 through November 22. Children ages 3-12 only, please. Santa is super busy packing his sleigh for Christmas night, he can only answer letters received on or before November 22.Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk
Turkey Trot 5K Run/WalkVogt Woods6527 W 171st StreetTinley Park, IL 60477
Awards given for first, second and third place runners in all age categories, male and female, based on chip timing. An award is given to the best overall resident and non-resident male and female runners. The first 550 registered participants receive a unisex tech shirt.
Pre-registration closes Oct 29 at 3:00pm.
Packet pick-up is Oct 31 from 8:00am-2:00pm at the Recreation Center
$16 without shirt / $22 with shirt
New for 2020! Registration will be by ticket purchase. Visit our website registration page and select the ticket for the appropriate age and gender group in which you will compete.
- Princess Party
All of our favorite princesses are cordially invited to a spectacular royal event. Come dressed in your favorite princess outfit to enjoy an evening of magical fun with fairytales, a craft and tons of princess activities. A snack will be provided. Parents do not stay for activities but are invited to join us at 5:45pm for an imperial fashion show.
Fee: $18 R / $22 NR
- Pumpkin Smash
Don’t trash your pumpkin, smash it. Bring your Halloween jack-o-lantern and smash it with a variety of tools; we will then haul it away to be composted. Please make sure pumpkin is free from paint and decorations. Special thanks to Homewood Disposal for helping to make this event a SMASHing success!
Location: Community Park Parking Lot
Fee: FREE for all ages!
- Smile with Santa
Smile with Santa
Don’t miss your chance to visit with Santa and have your picture taken with him. Photo packages will be mailed to your home by December 4. Other photo options will be available within 15 minutes after the picture is taken. Fee must be paid before pictures are taken. Please bring exact dollar amount. Due to gathering restrictions, please call for an appointment. Appointments are every 5 minutes starting at 10am and ending at 12:55pm.
Location: Recreation Center
Fee: $15 per package: one-5 x 7, two-3 x 5’s, 8 wallets
$15 for a CD of photos
5x7 Photos: $7 for one; $10 for two; $4 ea for 3+