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Winter Wonderland in the Woods

Event information

Date: Sunday, December 4, 2022

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Fee: Free!

Age: All ages.

Contact: 815-727-8700

Location: Messenger Woods Nature Preserve


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Photo by Chad Merda

Event details

Come cozy, get toasty and celebrate the winter season at this festive campfire in the woods. Enjoy s’mores and hot chocolate, and don’t forget to take your picture with the friendly abominable snowman in this winter day to remember. Make the event even more festive by wearing your gaudiest, funkiest or most creative ugly sweater. A photo booth will be provided for festive photos, and family-friendly games and activities will be part of the fun.

Event requirements

No registration required.

The event will be at 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.