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Posted on: November 23, 2016

2016 Holly Days Festival and Parade Nov. 26

Village of Westmont

Date Issued: Nov. 23, 2016

The Holly Days Festival Committee is expecting its biggest turnout ever this Saturday, Nov. 26 in downtown Westmont.  “Our pre-festival events were very well attended,” said Steve Golembiewski, Holly Days Committee Chair. “We’re expecting good weather and our best turnout ever for our Frosty & Friends Parade, Tree Lighting Ceremony, Free Pictures With Santa, Ugly Sweater 5K and all of our Small Business Saturday activities.  We invite everyone to come down and enjoy the festivities.”  Following is a schedule for Saturday’s events:


7AM-2PM - Golden Basket Special - Buy 1 Adult Meal, Kids Meal 1/2 Price, 2 W. Naperville Rd.

9AM - Westmont Rotary Ugly Sweater 5k - Registration at Knights of Columbus Hall, 25 N. Cass

9AM - Breakfast with Santa at J. Fleming’s Absolutely Delicious, 18 N. Cass

10AM-3PM - The Holly Shop - Christmas Carol Characters and more, The Framemakers, 10 N. Cass

11AM-9PM - Bishop's Chili Special - Buy a Bowl of Chili, Kids Under 12 Get a Free Hotdog, 250 N. Cass

11AM-close - Uncle Bub's Special - Free appetizer with purchase of 2 Dinners, 132 S. Cass

Noon-12:30PM - Polar Express PJ Party at 12:15 & 12:30PM - The Center for Dance, 226 N. Cass

12:30-2:30PM - The Grinch & His WhoVille Friends - Green Eggs and Hamburger Special at NEAT, 246 N. Cass - FunFotoz by Alkaye Media

12:45-1:15PM - Uncle Jon’s Ukulele Holiday Sing & Play Along, 33 N. Cass

2-4PM - Christmas Art Projects - No Corner Suns, 134 N. Cass

3-5PM - “A Charlie Brown Christmas” - Visit with Peanuts Characters -

Gregg House Museum, 115 S. Linden

3:45-6:45PM - Santa’s Reindeer & Musical Entertainment - Westmont Centre, 1 S. Cass

4-5PM - Princess & Friends Performance - Book a b-day party, receive a 10% discount at Expressions Dance, 25 S. Cass

4PM - Westmont High School Band - Westmont Centre, 1 S. Cass

4:30PM - Westview Hills Middle School Band - Westmont Centre, 1 S. Cass

3:30-6:30PM - Toy Soldier Stilt Walker - Westmont Centre, 1 S. Cass

5-9PM - Tree Walk at Veterans Memorial Park, 75 E. Richmond


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6PM - Holy Trinity Hand Chimes Ensemble (after tree lighting ceremony) -

Westmont Centre, 1 S. Cass

6PM - FREE PICTURES WITH SANTA AT WESTMONT CENTRE - Following the parade, stick around for the Holly Days Tree Lighting Ceremony and Pictures With Santa at Westmont Centre!

6-8PM - Myths & Legends Brewery - Buy One, Get One Draft Beer - Great Food & Music!  Myths and Legends Brewery, 1115 Zygmunt Circle

Holly Days is co-hosted by the Westmont Park District, the Historical Society, Westmont Chamber of Commerce, Westmont Public Library, the Westmont Special Events Corporation, and the Village of Westmont.  

For more info, visit HollyDaysFestival.com or contact the Park District at 630-963-5252.

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