Fox Valley Park District

Winter is Wonderful!

We’re ready to celebrate the winter season! Here’s 10 great ways to enjoy the coming months and discover how wonderful winter really is! For a full list of events happening around the valley, visit foxvalleyparkdistrict.org/calendar-of-events.

The Nutcracker Tea Party

Join your favorite Nutcracker characters for a tea party! Your little ones will get a chance to meet characters from The Nutcracker while making a craft. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

When: Saturday, Dec. 1, 2:30 to 4 p.m.
Where: Prisco Community Center, 150 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora
Ages: All
Fee: $12 residents / $18 non-residents
Register online


Daddy Daughter Winter Wonderland Dance

Join Alice, the mad hatter, and other Alice in Wonderland characters at this winter wonderland, daddy daughter dance. Father and daughter will dance, make a craft, and take pictures. Dinner will be provided.

When: Sunday, Dec. 2, 5 to 7 p.m.
Where: Prisco Community Center, 150 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora
Ages: All
Fee: $12 residents / $18 non-residents
Register online


Little Elves Gift Making

Parents – drop off your children and head out for holiday shopping. Your little elves will stay busy making their own gifts to take home and give to friends and family!

When: Saturday, Dec. 8 & 15, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Eola Community Center, 555 S. Eola Road, Aurora
Ages: 3 to 8
Fee: $20 residents / $30 non-residents
Register online


The Nutcracker 

Join us for a modern take on the beautiful ballet that has been a holiday classic for generations. At a Christmas Eve party, Clara is given a nutcracker doll that leads her into a dream world.

When: Saturday, Dec. 8, 2 & 7 p.m. / Sunday, Dec. 9, 2 p.m.
Where: Prisco Community Center, 150 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora
Ages: All
Fee: $8 in advance / $10 day-of
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Breakfast with Santa

Join us for a morning of celebration with Santa Clause! Parents and children will enjoy breakfast, make a craft keepsake, and have the opportunity to talk and take a picture with Santa. Registration ends Dec. 7.

When: Saturday, Dec. 15, 9 to 10:30 a.m.
Where: Prisco Community Center, 150 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora
Ages: 1 & up
Fee: $13 residents / $20 non-residents
Register online


Family New Year’s Eve Bash

Party goers can bounce in inflatables, play games, participate in interactive entertainment and dance to music! There will be a countdown and balloon drop at noon. Pre-registration by noon on Dec. 30 and includes admission, party favors, and a snack. Day-of registration is an additional $3; party favors may not be available.

When: Monday, Dec. 31, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Vaughan Athletic Center, 2121 W. Indian Trail, Aurora
Ages: 2 & up
Fee: $10
Register online


An Enchanted Afternoon Fit for a Princess

Join Elsa, Anna, Belle, Ariel, and Moana for an enchanted afternoon of games, activities, and a deliciously dainty dessert. Dress up in your favorite princess outfit and join us for this special event ‘fit for a princess’. Register by Jan. 5 for discounted pricing!

When: Saturday, Jan. 12, 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Eola Community Center, 555 S. Eola Road, Aurora
Ages: 2 to 9
Fee: $9
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Fox Valley Ninja Warrior

Calling all girls and boys! Drop in and put your ninja skills to the test. Compete against yourself, your friends and the ninja course to achieve the top time. There will be two different age appropriate courses, 4-6 years old and 7-11 years old. Each participant will create their own ninja headband.

When: Saturday, Jan. 19, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Where: Eola Community Center, 555 S. Eola Road, Aurora
Ages: 4 to 11
Fee: $9
Register online


Mother Daughter Valentines Beauty Night

Mothers and Daughters celebrate Valentines with a special DIY beauty night. Participants make their own organic scrubs and bath products, and package in cute bottles to take home. All materials, light snacks and beverages provided. Registration ends February 4. Registration is per person.

When: Friday, Feb. 8, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Prisco Community Center, 150 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora
Ages: Adult
Fee: $12 residents / $18 non-residents
Register online


Free Family Fun Fair

Join us for some family fun! We will have entertainment, games, program demos, inflatables, food and raffles.

When: Saturday, Feb. 16, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Vaughan Athletic Center, 2121 W. Indian Trail, Aurora
Ages: All
Fee: Free

Programs At-A-Glance
  • Outdoor Facilities
  • Ages 0-2
  • Ages 3-5
  • Ages 6-8
  • Ages 9-12
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Active Adults
  • Leagues
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