Family Programs


Friday, November 30 
Jolly Old St. Nicholas Concert

Time: 6:30-8 p.m.  FREE!
Location: Yorkfield Presbyterian Church, 1099 S. York St., Elmhurst
More info: Call 630-833-1457 
Ring in the holiday season with our annual celebration of Elmhurst’s German roots, now in its 5th year! Elmhurst’s authentic German choirs, Damenchor and Männerchor, perform German carols. Jolly Old St. Nick will join the festivities to explain his legend and take photos with guests. Hot cocoa and sweet treats will be provided. Children are encouraged to wear their pajamas! Donations for the giving tree to support Yorkfield Food Pantry will be gratefully accepted. No registration required, all ages welcome.
DOWNLOAD the Jolly Old. St. Nicholas Concert Flyer


Saturday, December 1
Hometown Holiday Block Party

Time: 4-8 p.m. Cost: FREE
Location: Elmhurst City Centre Fountain
More info:
Make it a Hometown Holiday in downtown Elmhurst! Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive via the Holly Trolley around 4:30 and will be available for pictures until 8 p.m. Enjoy dancing with music by a live band and DJ. Visit the Elmhurst History Museum's booth for an It's a Wonderful Life photo op. Adult beverages available for purchase, fire pit stations on site for warmth. Free rides on the Hometown Holiday Express Kiddie Train. Kick off the holiday season with your neighbors and friends with this fun outdoor celebration.

Saturday, December 15, 2018
It's a Wonderful Life Movie Screening at York Theatre

Time: 9:30 a.m. (doors open at 9)  Cost: FREE
Location: York Theatre, 150 N. York St., Elmhurst
More info:
Round up your family and friends for this free showing of the iconic holiday film, It's a Wonderful Life, on the big screen at York Theatre! Take a trip back to Bedford Falls circa 1945 with George and Mary Bailey, Clarence the guardian angel, Zuzu, Uncle Billy--and so many memorable characters--as George considers what life in his small town would be like without him. After the movie, stop by Elmhurst City Centre to see the festive holiday display, take photos with Santa, and enjoy holiday music.


Saturday, December 15, 2018
Snow Globe Craft Activity

Time: 12 noon-3 p.m. Cost: $4 per participant
Location: Elmhurst History Museum Education Center, 120 E. Park Ave.
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Call Jessie Sekiya at 630-530-6879 (leave message with number of participants, fee payable at door)
Families are invited to the Elmhurst History Museum after the movie to see the Hometown Holiday: It's a Wonderful Life in Elmhurst exhibit and participate in a waterless snow globe craft activity in our Education Center.


Saturday, February 9, 2019

Victorian Valentine Making

Time:2-4 p.m.  Cost: $3 per person
Location: Elmhurst History Museum Education Center
Registration required: Call 630-530-6879
During the Victorian Era, elaborately detailed valentines were a popular way to express admiration and affection with loved ones. Participants of all ages are invited to view our display in the Heart's Desire exhibit for inspiration, and then make a special valentine to be shared on February 14th. Craft supplies provided, All ages welcome!