Santa Arrives Today In Park Ridge

Get ready for concerts, cookies, strolling, cocoa, caroling and more cookies. Park Ridge kicks off the season with Winterfest activities.


The place to be in Park Ridge today is in front of the Park Ridge Library at 6 p.m. when Santa arrives. It kicks off a festive evening that includes concerts in front of and inside the library, merchants welcoming visitors with cookies, cocoa and sales, trolley rides to the Devon Avenue business district, holiday decorations and more.

Earlier: What's happening at Park Ridge's Winterfest?

Here's information from the Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce:

When: November 23, Friday, 6:00pm - 9:00pm,

What: Winterfest Celebration in South Park and Uptown - 

Activities: The Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce & South Park Merchants Association & City of Park Ridge Invite You to a Traditional Park Ridge Holiday Winterfest Celebration - Fun for All Ages! At 6:00pm Mayor Schmidt welcomes Santa, who arrives on a fire truck at the Park Ridge Public Library. Trolley cars will be running from Uptown to South Park and back - and one trolley is dedicated to Uptown circles. 

Participating Merchants include: 

2 Sisters Boutique 20% off all purchases, free Snuggly sock give away for the first 500 at 6pm, Santa visits at 7pm, cookies
  Cosa Linda Salon Enjoy Hot Apple Cider and Cookies and hair product samples Dick Pond Athletics Serving cider and cupcakes in the store as well as an extra 30% off sale shoes Elements Therapeutic Massage Raffle of some free massages, tours, free chair massages, hot apple cider, and discounted massage gift certificates First United Methodist Church Free hot chocolate served on the west side of Prospect north of the tracks Garden on the Run Samples of our delicious and healthy Gazpacho Soup Hay Caramba! Restaurant Mexican Hot Chocolate and Quesadillas Hill's Hallmark Serving pastries and giving out promotional gifts Jason's Deli Sample our pumpkin spice cake Kalo Foundation Wearable Arts & Vintage Bangles Boutique at The Iannelli Studios Heritage Center Koenig & Strey Real Living  Serving hot chocolate, cookies and a gingerbread drawing from 6:00 to 8:30pm Lisa's Homemade Italian Ice Small ice cream cone tasters and coupons for holiday purchases OnView Refreshments and a feast for the eye! Exhibit featuring over 100 pieces of art to be sold for under $100 Park Ridge Paint Serving cookies and punch Perry's Pizza/Ribs & Catering Enjoy pizza and hot chocolate Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Free samples, a guessing contest for all ages, and discounts for holiday orders TeaLula It's an evening of hospitaliTea at TeaLula offering complimentary samples of our seasonal teas Winterfest, Sleigh Ridge and Masala Chai accompanies by a variety of Christmas cookies Y-Tech Heating & Air Conditioning Enjoy apple cider, coffee and cookies Kustom Kribs Participating!

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