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Event Calendar

Family-Friendly Ugly Sweater Campfire

Event Information

Date: Saturday, 12/11/2021

Time: 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Fee: Free!

Age: All ages.

Contact Phone: 815.727.8700

Location: Messenger Woods Nature Preserve

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Event Details

Please note: To participate in Forest Preserve programs, the public must follow current masking protocol. For up-to-date mask requirements, click here.

What’s not to love about an ugly sweater gathering? Come cozy, get toasty and celebrate the winter season at this festive campfire. Which sweater will be the ugliest of them all? Don your gaudiest, funkiest or most creative ugly sweater. S’mores, hot chocolate and fun games around the campfire will make this an afternoon to remember!

Event Requirements

Registration is required by Thursday, December 9: 815.727.8700.


Bring a chair to sit around the campfire. Meet at the parking lot near Hawthorn Grove Shelter.

This program will be held outdoors on uneven terrain with snow and/or ice possible. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the program.

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