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Season of holiday events underway in Lemont

Published: Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 12:17 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 9:58 p.m. CDT

LEMONT – It’s time to hang the stockings and harness the reindeer, because the holidays are fast approaching.

Some seasonal events even sneak in before the commonly accepted holiday start date of Thanksgiving.

Here is our listing of some of the festivities happening in Lemont this year.

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Holiday Artists Bazaar

When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays to Sundays through Dec. 22

Where: Lemont Center for the Arts, 1234 State St.

Cost: Free admission

More info: Arts and crafts made by various local artists

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Paint an Ornament with Mrs. Claus

When: Noon to 4 p.m., Nov. 16

Where: Aurora Rose, A Unique Boutique, 111 Stephen St.

Cost: $7 per child

More info: For ages 4 to 12; 45 minute sessions; appointments necessary; call 630-366-1003

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Shop Til You Drop

When: 6 to 9 p.m., Nov. 21

Where: Lemont Park District CORE, 16028 127th St.

Cost: Free admission

More info: Vendors and crafters on hand for early Christmas shopping

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Polar Express Interactive movie event

When: 6:30 p.m., Dec. 5

Where: First Church of the Nazarene, 12725 Bell Road

Cost: $5 per immediate family

More info: Film plays on big screen while elements of the story play out in the audience

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Hometown Holiday

When: 3 to 7 p.m. Dec. 7

Where: Downtown Lemont

Cost: Free admission

More info: Typically includes tree lighting, visits with Santa Claus, wagon rides and other holiday-themed events

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Frigid 5K

When: 8 a.m. Dec. 8

Where: Lemont Park District CORE, 16028 127th St.

Cost: $25 in advance, $30 at packet pickup, $35 on race day

More info: Registration required by Dec. 4; visit www.active.com and search for Frigid 5K

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Pancake Breakfast with Santa

When: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Dec. 8

Where: St. Alphonsus/St. Patrick School, 210 E. Logan St.

Cost: $6 adults, $4 seniors and children 4 and older, free for ages 3 and younger

More info: Pictures with Santa available; bake sale held

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Library Holiday Open House

When: 2 to 4 p.m., Dec. 8

Where: Lemont Public Library, 50 E. Wend St.

Cost: Free

More info: Includes live performance of “A Christmas Carol,” visits with Santa and gingerbread house decorating

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Lemont Junior Woman’s Club Breakfast with Santa

When: Seatings at 8:30 and 11:30 a.m., Dec. 14 and 15

Where: Cog Hill Golf and Country Club, 12294 Archer Ave.

Cost: $23 adults and ages 12 and older; $15 ages 4 to 11; $6 ages 1 to 3; free for children younger than 1

More info: Includes pictures with Santa, magic show, stories, sleigh rides and crafts; purchase tickets at www.lemontjuniorwomansclub.org

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Lemont Park District’s Breakfast with Santa

When: 9 a.m. to noon, Dec. 15

Where: Centennial Community Center, 16028 W. 127th St.

Cost: $9 residents, $13.50 non-residents in advance; $1 more the day of the event; free for children younger than 2

More info: Theme is “Charlie Brown Christmas;” register at www.lemontparkdistrict.org

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Family New Year’s Eve Day Bash

When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Dec. 31

Where: Lemont Park District CORE, 16028 127th St.

Cost: Free

More info: Ball drop at noon, pizza lunch, DJ and party favors; register at www.lemontparkdistrict.org

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