Whether you call him Saint Nicholas, Saint Nick, Kris Kringle, Father Christmas or Santa, the legendary figure has long been a staple of Christmas celebrations for children of all ages.
Santa Claus will be making a list and checking it twice to find out who’s naughty and nice. It all culminates on the night of Christmas Eve when Santa and his reindeer travel to Oak Lawn for the last stop of the year.
Prior to Christmas Day, Oak Lawn residents can enjoy Santa during two scheduled trips. The first one occurs today when Santa appears in Oak Lawn for Santa on the Green, a tradition that grows in popularity each and every year. Santa on the Green is combined with Shop Oak Lawn in an annual event that runs from 12 to 3 p.m.
It is a fun and free event that features Santa, Mrs. Claus, Reindeer, an Ice Carving demo, egg nog, carolers, Frosty the Snowman and Cookies. You are also encouraged to take a trolley car to “Shop Oak Lawn” on Small Business Saturday. The train station will have food vendors, face painting, a balloon artist and music.
If you can’t make today’s event, the Oak Lawn Park District also has an annual event on December 9th, beginning at 10 a.m.
You are invited to enjoy a delicious warm breakfast, holiday music, and best of all, a visit from Santa at the Oak Lawn Park District’s Stony Creek Restaurant & Banquets, 5850 W. 103rd St., for the Annual Breakfast with Santa event on Saturday, December 9th. The cost for this event is $9.95 for adults and $9.95 for children. Ages 3 and under are free. The reservations deadline is Thursday, December 7th.