Special Events

Dinner with Santa

Friday, December 4
6:00 - 7:30 pm
Founders Community Center - 140 Oak Street

Celebrate the holidays by joining Santa and Frosty the Snowman for dinner.  Each child will have an opportunity to visit with Santa and receive a goody bag.  After your child has given Santa their “wish list”, enjoy some fun family entertainment.  Our dinner menu will include a slice of cheese pizza, cookie and a drink.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.  All participants must pre-register.  NO TICKETS will be sold at the door.  Space is limited, please register early. 

Registration Deadline: November 30 or until filled.
Fee:     $9/NR $12 per person 




Letters to Santa

Starting November 23, Santa’s mailbox will be displayed at the Founders Community Center.  Santa will personally write to each and every child who writes him a letter, provided that all letters are received by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, December 9.  Santa can only send letters to children who include the following: child’s full name, address, city, zip code and of course, their wish list!  Parents, please complete checklist when sending the letter.  Checklists will be available at the main office or on the park district website.

Please address letters to:
Santa Claus, 25 Candy Cane Lane, North Pole (c/o Frankfort Park District, 140 Oak Street, Frankfort, IL 60423).

Due Date:               December 9 by 5:00 pm

Click here to download the Letter to Santa

The Polar Express Storytime Train
SOLD OUT - All Trains (9:30 am, 11:30 am & 1:30 pm).

ALL ABOARD…The Frankfort Park District would like to invite children and their parents to take this special train ride to the North Pole.  On the way to the “North Pole,” Santa’s elves will be busy making balloon animals while you enjoy listening to the “Polar Express” story.  When we reach the “North Pole”, we will find Santa Claus and bring him back with us on the train to the Hickory Creek Metra Station.  Enjoy holiday cookies and music on our way home.  A parent or guardian must accompany all children. 
Due to the popularity of this event, a maximum of six tickets per household are available to purchase at time of registration.

Registration Date: Saturday, November 7

Founders Community Center (140 Oak Street)

Doors Open at 9:00 am.

The office will be open until 12:00pm.

Two forms of residency are required.  A driver’s license and tax bill or utility bill may be used. 

Location:         Hickory Creek Metra Station –
                             9430 Hickory Creek Drive, Mokena
Day/Date:       Sunday, December 13
# 1 Time:          Train departs at 9:30 am sharp
# 2 Time:         Train departs at 11:30 am sharp
# 3 Time:         Train departs at 1:30 pm sharp
Ages:                  All
Fee:                   $12 Frankfort Park District Residents Only

Polar Express Pajama Movie Night  New!

Monday, December 21
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Founders Community Center - 140 Oak Street

Dress in your pajamas and slippers and enjoy an evening of holiday fun.  The elves are planning some reindeer games and holiday crafts along with the Polar Express movie.  There will also be a very special guest in attendance for photos!  A bedtime snack of cookies, popcorn and hot chocolate will be served.

Registration Deadline: December 16  
Fee:       $5 per child

Countdown to 2016

Thursday, December 31
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Founders Community Center - 140 Oak Street  

Kids, get ready to countdown to 2016!!!  Celebrate New Year’s Eve with dancing, party games, a giant inflatable, crafts and ice cream.  There will be a “Countdown to 2016” balloon drop at noon to celebrate the New Year! 

Registration Deadline: December 28
       4 - 8 years
Fee:       $7/NR $10

Fall 2015 Volunteer Opportunities:

Please click HERE to download a listing of our 2015 Fall Volunteer Opportunities.