Special Events

Fall 2018 Special Events

Gobble, Gobble, Gobble Coloring Contest

Ages 2-12
LCC (Lobby) Entry C
Administration Building (Lobby)
Come to the Park District Office and pick up your coloring sheet. Thursday, November 1 through Wednesday, November 21, you can color/decorate your own turkey. Please NO glitter. Coloring sheets are due by Wednesday, November 21. The winners will be notified by Tuesday, November 27.
Click here for the Gobble, Gobble, Gobble Coloring Contest Sheet
Entries will be judged in the following age groups:
Ages 2-3 Ages 4-5 Ages 6-8 Ages 8-12

Empty Bowls: A Second Serving

All ages
New Lenox Village Commons
Stop by the Christmas in the Commons Kick-off Celebration on Sunday, December 2 for Empty Bowls: A Second Serving presented by the New Lenox Friends of the Parks! Purchase a ticket for the event and you will receive a bowl that was hand-painted by a New Lenox Community Park District Program participant and soup at the Kick-Off Celebration. Proceeds from the event will go to the New Lenox Township Food Pantry. Tickets are on sale now at the Administration Building or Lions Community Center!
Day/Time: Sun., Dec. 2, 2:00pm-6:00pm
Fee: $15 R/NR

Holiday Special Events


All Ages
Sanctuary Golf Course
Come aboard as we travel to the North Pole. We will take a bus journey that will drop you off at the North Pole, where you will get to see Santa himself. Parents don’t forget the camera, we will have an extra Elf on hand to help with taking family pictures. Once you have seen Santa, you will head next door to his workshop where the elves will have games, and other activities for the whole family to enjoy. The trip should take about an hour, come dressed in your pajamas for a magical time. Registration deadline is Friday, November 16 or until full.
SAT., DEC. 8                                            SUN., DEC. 9
ACTV#28670-A1 4:00pm (FULL)             ACTV#28671-B1 4:00pm (FULL)
ACTV#28670-A2 4:45pm (FULL)             ACTV#28671-B2 4:45pm (FULL)
ACTV#28670-A3 5:30pm (FULL)             ACTV#28671-B3 5:30pm (FULL)
ACTV#28670-A4 6:15pm (FULL)             ACTV#28671-B4 6:15pm (FULL)
ACTV#28670-A5 7:00pm (FULL)             ACTV#28671-B5 7:00pm
ACTV#28670-A6 7:45pm (FULL)
Fee: $18 R/NR per person (All participants must pay for event)

Holiday Lights Contest

All Ages
Do you, or someone you know, like to light up the holiday nights for all to enjoy? Open to all homes which reside in the New Lenox Community Park District boundaries. Judging will take place on the weekend of December 15 and 16, and we ask that the lights be turned on by 6:30pm for the house to be judged. There are three areas/categories that houses will be judged on: Overall Curb Appeal, Originality and Use of Theme and Creativity of Design. Winners for 1st and 2nd place will be notified on Wednesday, December 19. Please email Tracy at twrase@newlenoxparks.org to enter your home or a neighbor’s home or if your family would like to be our judges. You will receive a confirmation email. Prize donations will be provided by The Chicago Dough Company. Due to popularity of the contest last year, we have a maximum amount of 15 houses that can enter. Registration deadline is Monday, December 10.

Nova Quarter Horse Winter Camp

Ages 7-18
Come join us for three fun-filled days of learning horsemanship skills taught by our skilled staff. Campers will work hands-on gaining experience and knowledge in grooming, bridling and saddling your own horses. Each day will include a riding lesson and, on the last day of winter camp, the student will participate in a horse show starting at 2:00pm, where they will demonstrate for family and friends the skills that they have learned over the four days. Parents are invited and encouraged to come and support your young riders. Nova offers a heated office and their arena and barns are also climate controlled! No need to worry about the cold! Camp participants should bring a brown bag lunch daily.
ACTV#27256-A3 Wed.-Fri., Jan. 2-4, 10:00am-3:00pm
Fee: $218 R/NR
Location: Nova Quarter Horses, Inc.
10129 W. 187th Street, Mokena