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Santa Comes to Town 2021

December 4, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Santa is once again coming to town! This year’s Santa Comes to Town Parade

Saturday, December 4th


  • Santa begins at Greenwood & Waukegan at 11:00 a.m. His trip will end at Main Street and Austin Avenue between 1:15 and 1:30 p.m.
  • Santa will reappear at the northwest corner of Harrer Park (6250 Dempster) for a “DRIVE-UP” greeting and to provide gifts to children receiving specially mark candy from the parade.

See the Map for a details about Santa route through town

* Due to the current public health situation, this year’s gift redemption
will be “drive-up” ONLY! Those wishing to redeem specially marked candy must enter the west side of the park from westbound Dempster St.


Santa “Drive-by” and Gift Redemption

This year’s Santa visit and gift redemption will be DRIVE-UP ONLY! Families are invited to bring the “family sleigh” to greet Santa and/or redeem specially marked candy at the northwest corner of Harrer Park.  The current public health situation has forced Santa to make a few changes to increase the safety of his “Helpers” and the public. Please refer to the below diagram for detail.

  • Families wishing to greet Santa and/or redeem a specially marked sucker for a gift must enter the west drive at Harrer Park from westbound Dempster St. only.  Look for a “preferred redemption time” on the specially marked sucker.
  • Santa will greet all families as they drive north on the park driveway.  Santa’s helpers will remain socially distanced as they direct drivers through the area.
  • There will also be a roadside mailbox available for children to deposit their letters to Santa!
  • The first 1000 visiting children will receive a Santa coloring book, a box of crayons and a candy cane in a plastic bag. (one bag per child)

Gift Redemption Only:

  • Those redeeming specially marked candy will be directed to a location where the driver will pull over and open the trunk or rear hatch of their vehicle.
  • A Helper will place the gift(s) in the vehicle and close the trunk/hatch.
  • All drivers will exit the park eastbound on Lake Street.

To maximize the safety of Santa, his Helpers and the public, all families are required to remain in their vehicles at all times.


December 4, 2021
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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