Yorkville Holiday Celebration Weekend

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NOVEMBER 19 & NOVEMBER 20

The United City of Yorkville invites you to kick off the Holiday Season with the following fun, family events on Friday, November 19 and Saturday, November 20.

Friday, November 19

Drive-By Visits with Santa

3:30-5:30pm
Riverfront Park (131 E Hydraulic Ave, Yorkville)

Looking to see Santa Claus this winter? Santa is setting up his workshop in Riverfront Park (131 E Hydraulic Ave, Yorkville) on Friday, November 19 from 3:30-5:30pm and is inviting YOU for a visit!  Families will have the opportunity to share their wish lists with Santa and his elves!  Please be prepared for the possibility of long lines as you wait to visit with Santa.  Cars will not be accepted after 5:30pm to ensure everyone in line visits Santa prior to the Parade.  Please note, families must stay within their vehicles at all times.

Santa's Workshop will be placed in the parking lot located in the far East end of Riverfront Park.  Please access Hydraulic Ave by Mill Road and exit the event using Heustis Street.  View the map for more details on how to access Santa.  

Holiday Parade

6:30pm
Join the Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department at the Holiday Parade starting at 6:30pm at Riverfront Park (131 E Hydraulic Ave, Yorkville).  The parade will officially begin at the corner of Hydraulic Ave and Mill Street, proceed West down Hydraulic Ave and end at Route 47.  We ask all parade spectators to view the parade on the North side of Hydraulic Ave along the sidewalk of Riverfront Park.

Create A Float
Anyone is eligible to have a float within the parade and all interested participants are encouraged to contact the Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department to confirm a space within the parade.  Floats will be accepted the day of the parade as space allows and are encouraged to have lights illuminating their float as it will be dark during the parade.  

Floats should meet at the Van Emmon Activity Center Parking Lot (102 E Van Emmon, Yorkville) starting at 5:45pm wit the parade scheduled to begin at 6:30pm.  Floats will be placed within the parade on a first come, first serve basis.


Tree Lighting Ceremony

7:00pm
Join Mayor Purcell and Santa Claus in this long-standing tradition as they light the beautiful 22-foot Christmas tree at the center of Riverfront Park (131 E Hydraulic Ave, Yorkville) immediately after the Holiday Parade (approximately 7pm).


Saturday, November 20

Drive-By Visits with Santa

Noon-3:00pm
Riverfront Park (131 E Hydraulic Ave, Yorkville)
If you missed Santa on Friday, no worries, he's back in Riverfront Park (131 E Hydraulic Ave, Yorkville) on Saturday, November 20 from Noon-3:00pm and he's is excited to see YOU!  During the Drive-By Visits, families will have the opportunity to share their wish lists with Santa and his elves!  Please be prepared for the possibility of long lines as you wait to visit with Santa.  Cars will not be accepted after 3:00pm to ensure everyone in line visits Santa before his trip back to the North Pole.  Please note, families must stay within their vehicles at all times.

Santa's Workshop will be placed in the parking lot located in the far East end of Riverfront Park.  Please access Hydraulic Ave by Mill Road and exit the event using Heustis Street.  For more information view the map.

Rudolph Run 5K 

4:00pm
Yorkville American Legion Post 489 
(9054 E Veterans Pkwy, Yorkville)
Run, Run Rudolph! It's time to help the Knights of Columbus spread some Christmas cheer to families in need! By participating in this festive 5K, a portion of your registration will help support the Knights of Columbus provide food and toys to families within Kendall County this Christmas! For more information and to register click here!

Christmas Crafts Bazaar

Noon-7:00pm
Yorkville American Legion Post 489 
(9054 E Veterans Pkwy, Yorkville)
Get those Christmas lists checked off early this year at the Christmas Crafts Bazaar hosted by the Yorkville American Legion in conjunction with the Holiday Celebration Viewing Party!  With over 20 vendors you'll be sure to find the perfect Christmas gift.

Interested in becoming a vendor?  Contact Kelly by phone (630-553-7117) or email (Lancasterkelly74@yahoo.com.

Holiday Celebration Viewing Party

Noon-7:00pm
Yorkville American Legion Post 489 
(9054 E Veterans Pkwy, Yorkville)
Come on down to the Yorkville American Legion to cheer on the Rudolph 5K runners, shop the Christmas Crafts Bazaar (Noon-7:00pm), dance along to music and enjoy some beverages and food while having one of the best views in town of the Holiday Celebration Fireworks (6:30pm)!

Fireworks Show

6:30pm
Route 47 & Countryside Parkway
Start the Holiday Season with a BANG and join the United City of Yorkville for a spectacular Fireworks Show!  The fireworks will be shot off at 6:30pm near the corner of Countryside Pkwy and Route 47.  Any fireworks updates or cancellations due to extreme weather will be notified through the United City of Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department's Facebook page.

Please note, Countryside Parkway will be partially shut down west bound between the Hampton Inn and Goodwill and East Found between the Hampton Inn and McHugh Rd.  Access to Goodwill and the Hampton Inn will not be obstructed.  

Become a Sponsor

The Yorkville Holiday Celebration is in conjunction with the Rudolph Run hosted Friday, November 19 and Saturday, November 20.  

Looking to support the cause?  Become a sponsor!

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