Winterfest 2012 - Friday, Nov 23 at 6 pm


November 23, Friday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Uptown & South Park  



The Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce, the South Park Merchants Association & City of Park Ridge invite you to a traditional Park Ridge holiday Winterfest celebration.  
Mayor Schmidt will welcome Santa who is expected to arrive via Fire Truck at the Park Ridge Library at 6:00 p.m.   Hop on the trolley for a ride between the Uptown and South Park areas.  Be sure to visit local merchants, many who will be offering refreshments during this  special Open House event.  

Featured Events  *  6 pm - 9 pm


S o u t h   P a r k  B u s i n e s s  D i s t r i c t
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Snap a photo with Santa at the Living Sea Aquarium (811 Devon)
Board the Trolley at Prospect & Devon for a ride Uptown
6:45 pm  Enjoy the Maine East Blue Regiment
See live Reindeer and Santa's Elves in South Park-photo opp!
(PNC Bank Parking Lot)
Stroll  along and see the luminaries on Prospect and Courtland between
Uptown & South Park (thanks to Boy Scout Troop 3 from Mary, Seat of
Wisdom Catholic  Church)
Explore a fire truck, meet our local fire fighters and enjoy refreshments at
Fire Station 35 (901 W. Devon) 
Visit the merchants in South Park for Open House treats     
U P T O W N   B U S I N E S S   D I S T R I C T
5:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.    Trolleys runs between Uptown and South Park
5:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.    Maine East Blue Regiment at the Library
6:00 p.m.                     Mayor Schmidt welcomes Santa at the Library 
6:45 p.m.                     The Willows Academy Chamber Choir 
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.    Open House at the Library (Santa at 6:15 p.m.)

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.    Shop for that perfect gift at local merchants! 


 P l e a s e   r e m e m b e r   t o
2 Sisters Boutique 20% off all purchases, free Snuggly socks for the first 500 at
 6pm. Santa visits at 7pm. Cookies!
Cosa Linda Salon Enjoy hot apple cider, cookies and hair product samples.
Dick Pond Athletics Serving Applauze Catering hot apple cider & doughnuts with an extra 30% off sale shoes
Elements Therapeutic Massage Free massage raffles, 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 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 LivingServing hot chocolate, cookies and a gingerbread drawing from 6:00 to 8:30pm
Lisa's Homemade Italian Ice Tiny ice cream cones. 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 & hot chocolate
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Free samples, a guessing contest for all ages and 
 discounts for holiday orders
TeaLula An evening of hospitaliTea offering samples of our seasonal teas: Winterfest, Sleigh Ridge and Masala Chai with a variety of Christmas cookies
Y-Tech Heating & Air Conditioning Enjoy apple cider, coffee and cookies
Toy Emporium Every child receives a gift and enjoy weekend sales.

The City of Park Ridge extends a sincere "Thank You" to the Holiday Lights Coalition and for creating a magical, winter-wonderland in the Uptown and South Park business areas. 
The Holiday Lights Coalition includes the Park Ridge Indian Scouts and Princesses, Park Ridge Boy Scouts, Park Ridge Cub Scouts, Pistols Girls Softball Team, Park Ridge Rotary, Park Ridge Kiwanis, Taste of Park Ridge, and the Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce. These organizations came together when funding was eliminated from the City's budget for winter holiday decorations due to budgetary restrictions.  Together, the Coalition planned, organized and coordinated lighting up Park Ridge for the holidays.  Also, we recognize many of the followlowing businesses for providing food, drink or supplies during the light-stringing event:
All on the Road Catering; D'Agostino's Pizza; Houlihan's; Jason's Deli; LePeep Restaurant; Noodles & Co. ; Perry's Pizza; Spuntino's Pizza; and the Capital Grille  
                             Wishing you all a happy, healthy, safe holiday season!


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