New! Letters to Santa!
Santa has asked the Cary Park District to help him collect letters from children in our community! Now through December 6, Santa’s mailbox will be displayed in the Community Center lobby. Write a letter and either mail it or drop it off in Santa’s mailbox at the Community Center . Santa will write a letter back to each child who writes him a letter.
Santa is very busy this time of year! To help him out, all letters must include the child’s name, age, address,plus a self-addressed stamped envelope so Santa can write your child back. Your child’s original letter will not be returned. This activity is free! Letters must be received by December 6. Santa will begin replying the week of December 14.
c/o Cary Park District
255 Briargate Road
Cary, IL 60013
Letters may be dropped off in Santa’s red mailbox in the Community Center
255 Briargate Road, Cary
The Community Center is open Monday – Thursday, 5:30 am – 10 pm; Friday, 5:30 am – 8 pm; Saturday & Sunday, 7 am – 6 pm
Jaycee Park Holiday Walk – Tree Decorating
All Ages. Spread holiday cheer and register your group, club, troop, neighborhood or family and decorate a tree in the Jaycee Park holiday walk. This is a popular activity for clubs and troops to showcase what they are about, businesses to advertise, and families to make or display ornaments to celebrate the season or even honor the memory of a loved one. One tree will be available for each registered group and are displayed in Jaycee Park near the corner of Three Oaks and Silver Lakes Road making it a beautiful display for people traveling that route. Each group is responsible for their own decorations. Decorated trees will stay up for approximately four weeks. Pre-registration to decorate a tree is required. Deadline to register is November 30.
Register to Decorate a Tree
|Day/Date||Time of Decorating||Fee||Registration|
|Saturday, December 5||10:00 am – 12:0 pm||$25 per tree||Register Now|
Due to COVID-19 mitigations in our region/state, the Holiday Walk Tree Lighting event scheduled for the evening has been cancelled.
NEW! At Home Snowman Kit
Looking for some winter fun? This snowman kit is a fun way to be creative and have fun. The kit includes a variety of items including a build-a-buddy unstuffed snowman with a bag of stuffing, a certificate to decorate, a snowman themed craft and a few other goodies to complete the fun. Registration deadline is November 30. Kits will be available for pickup at the Community Center from December 11 – 31.
|Pick Up Date||R/NR Fee||Registration|
|December 11 – 31||$20/$30||Register Now|
NEW! Holiday Lights Decorating Contest
Brighten the town and spread holiday cheer by competing in our Holiday Lights Decorating Contest! Use your imagination and create your best outdoor holiday scene in your front yard. Park District staff will serve as the judges and pick the top 3 winners to receive a prize.
- The contest is open to Cary Park District residents only.
- Decorations must be visible from the street.
- Please refrain from hiring decorators.
- Judging will take place December 16 – 18 between 5 – 7 pm.
- 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be contacted on Monday, December 21 by phone and posted on the Cary Park District Facebook page.
- By registering for this contest, participants agree to have their house and light display used for social media purposes. All participating houses will be showcased on our website and the Cary Park District Facebook page at the end of the contest.
- Registration deadline is Friday, December 11
|$5 per house||Register Now|
New! Drive Thru Visit with Santa
Santa is coming to Lions Park and wants to see you… in your car! Santa will have a 2 – 3 minute visit with each car, giving the children the opportunity to share their wish list and receive a goodie bag for being on the nice list. Santa will also pose next to the car for a picture that will be taken by the Park District and shared with you after the event. Festive outfits, hats, and car decorations are welcome to help get into the holiday spirit!
All participants must remain in their vehicles at all times and we ask that everyone stay masked during their visit with Santa, except when taking your picture. Santa will be showing off his special Santa mask made by the elves at the North Pole! Pre-registration is required! Space is limited.
The Visit with Santa event that was to be held on December 2 at Foxford Hills Golf Club has been cancelled. The Drive Thru Visit with Santa is a perfect opportunity to see Santa this season in a safe manner. This event is held at Lions Park.
|Sunday, December 13||11:00 – 11:30 am||$5 per vehicle||Register Now|
|Sunday, December 13||11:30 am-12:00 pm||$5 per vehicle||Register Now|
|Sunday, December 13||12:00 – 12:30 pm||$5 per vehicle||Register Now|
|Sunday, December 13||12:30 – 1:00 pm||$5 per vehicle||Register Now|
|Sunday, December 13||1:00 – 1:30 pm||$5 per vehicle||Register Now|
|Sunday, December 13||1:30 – 2:00 pm||$5 per vehicle||Register Now|
New! You’ve Been Elfed!
Elf your friends, neighbors, or your own family with a surprise candy cane hunt! Santa’s elves will hide two dozen candy canes and a few extra mini candy canes in the front yard an leave a “You’ve Been Elfed” sign on the front door! Elfing will take place December 14 – 18 between 4:00 – 7:00 pm.
Register for the specific day you would like.
|Monday, December 14||$15||Register Now|
|Tuesday, December 15||$15||Register Now|
|Wednesday, December 16||$15||Register Now|
|Thursday, December 17||$15||Register Now|
|Friday, December 18||$15||Register Now|