Special Events

Gobble, Gobble, Gobble Coloring Contest

Ages 2-12
LCC (Lobby) Entry C
Stop by one of the Park District offices or visit our website to pick up/download the coloring sheet. Friday, November 2 through Wednesday, November 18, you can color and decorate your own turkey. Please NO glitter. Coloring sheets are due by Friday, November 20. The winners will be notified by Tuesday, November 24.
Entries will be judged in the following age groups:
Ages 4-5 • Ages 6-8 • Ages 8-12


Ladies Night Out

Calling all ladies! Gather your friends, relatives or co-workers for an evening of fun! Don’t miss out on a fun filled evening of appetizers and beverages and best of all, horses!! Whether you are a novice or an experienced rider the activities are designed so that all can participate in the fun regardless of riding experience. So grab a friend or two and come make memories at Nova Quarter Horses, Inc. Jeans and hard sole shoes are required.
Activity     Day   Date   Time              R/NR
F       11/13   6:30-8:30pm  $70
Location: Nova Quarter Horses
1090 S. Cedar Road, New Lenox


Daddy/Daughter Date Night

Age 3 & Older
LCC (Rooms 1 & 2) Entry C
It may be hot outside, but inside will be a Frozen delight! Join us and let it go on the dance floor with your date! Everyone will be treated to a photo to take home. Also, we will have the photo booth open all night for additional fun poses. We will bring the music and food; you bring your dancing shoes. Spots are limited and fill up fast! It will be an evening you will want to share with dad, grandpa, uncle or brother. Registration deadline is Friday, October 30.
Activity            Day     Date          Time                          R/NR
10224-A1         F          11/13         6:30-8:30pm              $24 per child*
10224-A2         F          11/13         6:30-8:30pm              $22 per adult
10224-B1         SA       11/14         6:30-8:30pm              $24 per child*
10224-B2         SA       11/14         6:30-8:30pm              $22 per adult
*$13 for each additional child


Gobbler Gauntlet 5K

Age 7 & Older
Sanctuary Golf Course
Dash your way to the finish line. The terrain of the race/walk is mostly flat with a few rolling hills. The route will have a water station and an electronically-timed finish line. All participants will receive one complimentary drink in the clubhouse upon finishing the race. Medals will be awarded to the 1st and 2nd place finishers in each age category such as top male and female finishers as well as male and female winners from New Lenox. If registered by Friday, October 30, participants are guaranteed a race shirt. All net proceeds will benefit the NLCPD Scholarship Program. Race Day Walk-up registration begins at 7:00am.
This will be a rolling start race and race times will be from 8:00-8:30am. Walkers will be in the last heat starting at 8:30am.
Activity     Day  Date  Time      R/NR
27203-A1 SA    11/21 8:00am $30 R/NR, Mail/Fax/Walk-in received by 11/16
$30 R/NR, Online thtiming.com until 5:00pm on 11/19
$40 R/NR, Race Day Walk-up


Parents Night Out

Ages 4-10
LCC (Room 4) Entry E
Here is your chance to enjoy a holiday party or finish up your last- minute shopping. Your little ones will be in good hands with the New Lenox Community Park District staff. We will play games, make a craft, watch a movie and have pizza for dinner. Have your children wear comfortable clothes. They may also bring blankets and pillows. Must be potty-trained.
Registration Friday, November 20
Activity     Day  Date    Time                R/NR
24102-A1 F       12/4      6:00-10:30pm     $20 per child*
*$10 additional child

Registration Deadline Friday, December 11
Activity Day  Date          Time     R/NR
24102-A2 F       12/18    6:00-10:30pm     $20 per child*
*$10 additional child

Holidays Around the World Winter Carnival

Ages 3 & Older
LCC (Room 1) Entry C
Come as we travel to Costa Rica, Denmark or Ukraine just to name a few! We will have a passport ready for you to travel along with as you and your family participate in games, crafts and activities from around the world. Santa will be there for pictures with families. Pre- registration is required. Registration deadline is Monday, November 30.
Activity     Day  Date    Time                 R/NR
SA    12/12    2:00-4:00pm   $12 per person

Noon Year’s Eve Party

All Ages
New Lenox Commons, Ice Rink
Can’t make it until midnight? Celebrate the “Noon Year” instead! Join the free party and help us countdown to noon. Music, crafts and activities will be provided. We cap off the event with a massive balloon drop. Skate rentals and concessions will be available.
Day   Date   Time
W      12/30  11:00am-12:30pm