Friday, December 14, 2012
Santa and his reindeer will be visiting downtown Glen Ellyn Saturday, turning downtown into a Winter Wonderland.
Snow is elusive this holiday season, but that isn’t going to keep Glen Ellyn’s downtown from turning into a winter wonderland. Saturday, downtown Glen Ellyn will be filled with holiday spirit, even if the weather doesn’t comply. From 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. families and shoppers are invited to hang out downtown, stroll through the shops, meet with Santa Claus and enjoy free carriage rides. Last year the Alliance of Dowtown Glen Ellyn held events every Saturday during the holiday season, but this year it chose to focus on one specific day, said Carol White, executive director of the Alliance of Downtown Glen Ellyn. About 300 children and parents will be downtown after riding the Polar Express train, so the expectation is there will be a lot…
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Parents, Patch wants to hear from you on the questions that get families talking.
Welcome to Hey Mom and Dad—a weekly feature in which we ask our Facebook fans to share their views on parenting. Every week, we get the conversation started by taking a look back at a question we asked parents the week before on Patch Facebook pages from around the area. This week's question is a little delicate, but no less important or worthy of discussion. Without going into too much detail for those wandering eyes: Take a look at what people had to say and join the conversation in the comments section. Melissa Murphy Thompson: Never. If you don't believe you don't receive. — Batavia Patch Facebook Carly Weese: When they ask about it!! — Elmhurst Patch Facebook Ray Schneider: I was able to wait until 5th grade for my son. — Geneva Patch…
Thursday, November 22, 2012
The annual Holiday Walk being held Friday will include events at the Glen Ellyn Public Library, the tree lighting ceremony and visits from Santa Claus.
Downtown Glen Ellyn will feel like a Currier & Ives painting – minus the snow – Friday, as the annual Holiday Walk kicks off the holiday season. From free horse and trolley rides to the lighting of the Christmas tree, downtown Glen Ellyn will be filled with festivities. The annual Holiday Walk will be held Nov. 23 and the theme this year is “Winter Wonderland,” according to the Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce. Shops and restaurants throughout the downtown will be open late and offering all the good girls, boys and adults special holiday treats. The main event of the Holiday Walk will be the arrival of Santa Claus and the lighting of the Christmas tree. Everyone is welcome to join Santa at 6 p.m. at Main Street and Crescent Boulevard to …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce's Holiday Walk will be held on Nov. 23. Find out the details for the event.
The countdown to the holidays has begun. The holiday tunes are blaring on the Lite and the temperatures are starting to drop. Soon we will be walking in a winter wonderland. Once the turkey is gobbled, the holiday festivities will begin. The Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce has a connection with the man from the North Pole and next weekend, Santa Claus will be stopping in town as he prepares to make all of his Christmas deliveries. The annual Holiday Walk will be held Nov. 23 and the theme this year is “Winter Wonderland,” according to the Chamber of Commerce. Shops and restaurants throughout the downtown will be open late and offering all the good girls, boys and adults special holiday treats. The main event of the Holiday Walk will be the …
Friday, December 23, 2011
Skies to remain clear when jolly old elf makes his deliveries.
Instead of his usual sleigh, Santa Claus might have to be content with a wheeled-vehicle in the Chicago area with no hint of snow in sight for Christmas Eve. According to the National Weather Service, Christmas Eve promises to be a sunny day with highs near 40 with a slight breeze. During Santa’s delivery the temperatures will fall into the 20s, but the skies will remain clear of precipitation. A similar forecast is called for Christmas day. According to the weather service, the first chance of snow is not until Dec. 27.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
When I wasn’t paying attention, department store Santas evolved from obviously fake to scarily authentic.
The first time I took my daughter to see Santa Claus she was about 20 months old. She hadn’t yet been diagnosed with autism, but she had been diagnosed as a major fussbudget pain-in-my-hump. I knew that she wouldn’t be able to handle big crowds or long lines, so I set out to find the most abandoned mall with the lousiest selection of off-brand stores and the fewest patrons. I was living in California at the time and was looking for the equivalent of Brementowne Mall, if anyone remembers that gem from Tinley Park circa 1973. (You know, one of those dead malls that are anchored by a Walgreens and a Jo-Ann Fabrics with battery kiosks and sock outlets in between.) That way, if my daughter decided to have an epic meltdown, there would be no …