CHRISTMAS AROUND CHICAGO BAKERY BUS
Join us for this Christmas Around Chicago Bakery Bus tour where we will visit four bakeries and sample a variety of delicious sweets and treats! At each of the stops, you will have an opportunity to shop for sweets to bring home or give as gifts. On our way to each bakery, our tour guide will discuss the history of Christmas holiday traditions of the Polish, Germans, Italians, Irish, Mexicans and more. During the tour, we will stop for lunch at Staropolska Restaurant (based on availability) in the Logan Square area of Chicago. This restaurant is known to offer the finest polish cuisine with a superb dining atmosphere. Guests will enjoy a Family-style Polish lunch of potato pancakes, cucumber salad, rice with vegetables, meat perogies, sausage with sauerkraut, and breaded chicken stuffed with cheese.
Registration Deadline: November 10
Day/Date: Thursday, December 14
Departure: 7:45 am from Founders Community Center
Return: 4:00 pm (Approximately)
Fee: $145 (Fee includes tour, treats, lunch, gratuity, and transportation)
THE TENORS 3, AN ITALIAN CELEBRATION AT STARVED ROCK
The synergy of Richard Gersten, Oscar Menoyo, and Luis Galvez will amaze you as this trio of professionally-trained tenors presents diverse music encompassing Opera, Broadway, and the standard Italian favorites infused with a touch of comedy. The Tenors 3 are great performers; they bring class, humor, and music to our Lodge. A special Italian buffet will be included with this show!
Registration Deadline: February 23
Day/Date: Tuesday, March 12
Departure: 9:45 am from Lions Community Center (Door C)
1 Manor Drive, New Lenox
Return: 4:45 pm (Approximately)
Fee: $129 (Fee includes transportation, lunch buffet, show, and gratuity)
AFTERNOON TEA AT THE LITTLE TRAVELER
Join us for a fabulous afternoon in Geneva, Illinois! We will enjoy Afternoon Tea in the Atrium Café at everyone’s favorite shopping spot, the Little Traveler. This traditional three-course English Afternoon Tea includes tea sandwiches, scones, sweets, and a selection of teas. The Little Traveler is a quaint 36-room Victorian Mansion filled with all kinds of treasures and is the perfect spot to enjoy tea with your friends. Geneva is also a shopper’s paradise boasting over 100 specialty shops, many in historic storefronts and charming Victorian-style homes. After tea, you will enjoy some free time for shopping.
Registration Deadline: February 29
Day/Date: Wednesday, March 27
Departure: 9:15 am from Founders Community Center
Return: 4:30 pm (Approximately)
Fee: $69 (Fee includes Afternoon Tea and transportation)
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF – FIRESIDE DINNER THEATRE
Fort Atkinson, WI
The Fireside Dinner Theatre in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin has been the premiere entertainment destination in the Midwest for superb musicals featuring Broadway performers, fine dining, and boutique shops in a one-of-a-kind setting. Millions of people every year fall in love with Tevye, the long-suffering dairyman who struggles to find a balance between his traditions and his family. Now celebrating 60 years, as is The Fireside, we are proud to present a brand-new revival of one of the most popular shows in our history. The show’s universal theme touches everyone, leaving audiences crying tears of both joy and sadness. Including such iconic songs as “Sunrise, Sunset,” “If I Were a Rich Man” and “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” Fiddler on the Roof is the perfect mix of audience-pleasing humor and heart. Please select your entrée choice at the time of registration: Chicken Cordon Bleu, Sliced Roast Beef Tenderloin, or Baked Almond Crusted Cod.
Registration Deadline: March 8
Day/Date: Thursday, April 11
Departure: 7:45 am from Lions Community Center (Door C)
1 Manor Drive, New Lenox
Return: 6:15 pm (Approximately)
Fee: $155 (Fee includes motorcoach transportation, lunch, gratuity, and the show)
You don’t have to travel overseas to visit the Old Country. Chicago boasts a thriving Polish community, and we will celebrate all things Polish. Our day will begin with a tour of a magnificent Polish church in the heart of Chicago’s Polish Village. Next, we’ll visit The Polish Museum of America for a docent-led tour. Afterward, we’ll enjoy a sit-down Polish meal complete with all the Polish favorites including pierogi, Polish sausage, and red cabbage, along with time to shop along Milwaukee Avenue. We’ll end our day with shopping at a Polish local gem so that we may bring home some tasty treats.
Registration Deadline: March 20
Day/Date: Thursday, April 25
Departure: 8:45 am from Founders Community Center
Return: 5:30 pm (Approximately)
Fee: $149 (Fee includes tour, museum admission, lunch, gratuity, and transportation)
ILLINOIS HOLOCAUST MUSEUM
Recognized as the third largest Holocaust Museum in the world, the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center is an award-winning attraction offering memorable experiences that are not to be missed. Travel through history as you explore life before, during, and after the Holocaust. Step into an authentic German rail car, and visit impressive galleries and contemplative spaces, both indoors and out. You’ll have the opportunity to explore the Karkomi Holocaust Exhibition on your own, where survivor narratives, personal belongings, photographs, and videos weave together into a moving and responsive experience. You’ll be able to encounter an interactive Survivor Speaker, where the museum features a groundbreaking interactive voice recognition technology enabling visitors to engage in conversation with a three-dimensional, strikingly life-like image of an actual Holocaust Survivor. A boxed lunch including a variety of mini deli sandwiches (turkey, corned beef, and egg salad), pickle, fruit cup, bottled water, and chocolate chip cookie is included.
Registration Deadline: April 4
Day/Date: Tuesday, May 7
Departure: 9:00 am from Lions Community Center (Door C)
1 Manor Drive, New Lenox
Return: 5:00 pm (Approximately)
Fee: $55 (Fee includes admission, self-guided tour, and survivor speaker experience, transportation, and lunch)
BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL– PARAMOUNT THEATRE
Nominated for 7 Tony Awards, with 2 wins and a Grammy Award winner for Best Musical Theater Album! Before she was the Carole King we know today, she was a young songwriter from Brooklyn trying to make a name for herself. Beautiful – The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom as part of the hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin and going on to become one of the most successful singer, songwriter, and musicians in popular music history. Her credits include songs such as “You’ve Got a Friend,” “[You Make Me Feel Like] A Natural Woman,” “It’s Too Late,” “I Feel the Earth Move,” “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” “So Far Away,” and many more. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote THE SOUNDTRACK TO A GENERATION. Before the show, we will enjoy a delicious catered lunch in the Theatre Ballroom.
Registration Deadline: April 25
Day/Date: Wednesday, May 29
Departure: 10:45 am from Founders Community Center
Return: 5:30 pm (Approximately)
Fee: $125 (Fee includes transportation, ticket, and lunch)
MACKINAC ISLAND & FRANKENMUTH, MICHIGAN
Travel with us and White Star tours to beautiful Mackinac Island! For centuries, visitors have found this national landmark to be the ideal vacation spot. No cars. No chain hotels. Just world-famous Mackinac Island Fudge, unique shopping, unforgettable sunsets, and awe-inspiring sunrises. Climb aboard a horse-drawn carriage and clip-clop through breathtaking forests and floral vistas to view the sparkling water from the Arch Rock overlook and snap photos of the magnificent gardens from a rocking chair on the porch of the Grand Hotel. Find treasures in Frankenmuth, Michigan’s “Little Bavaria,” home to Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland, the world’s largest Christmas store. Let White Star take you to Mackinac Island…the Jewel of the Great Lakes. This trip includes 3 nights lodging, meals (3 breakfasts & 3 dinners), Mackinac Island Horse-Drawn Carriage tour, Hydrojet Ferry ride, Grand luncheon at the Grand Hotel, Kewadin Shores Casino, Frankenmuth “Little Bavaria”, Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland, and all gratuities. Trip insurance is available and highly recommended. It must be purchased within 14 days of paying your trip deposit. Please request at the time of registration.
Registration Deadline/Final Payment: March 11
Day/Date: Tuesday, June 11 – 14, 2024
Depart: 8:00am from the Founders Community Center
Return: In the evening on June 14 (TBA)
Fee: $850/person – double occupancy*
$1,100/person – single occupancy*
*$25 due upon signing
NEW YORK CITY
New York, NY
Experience the best of “the Big Apple” in this spectacular tour. From Rockefeller Center to Greenwich Village, New York City is a destination that will dazzle even the most seasoned traveler. Spend four nights in the heart of Midtown close to Central Park and Times Square. Take your seat and watch the curtain rise for an exciting Broadway show. Ferry to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. See the Empire State Building and Central Park. Visit the poignant 9/11 Museum and 9/11 Memorial. Enjoy plenty of free time to shop and explore this fabulous city on your own. Get ready to “start spreading the news!” The trip is run by Collette Travel Company. Transportation to the airport is provided! A special travel presentation will be held on Thursday, February 22, 2024, at 3:00 pm in the All-Purpose room at 701 W Haven Ave. New Lenox, IL. Book now with a $698 deposit. Space is limited, so register today!
Registration Deadline: February 27
Final Payment is due by May 24
Day/Date: Thursday – Monday/August 29 – September 2
Fee: $3299 per person single occupancy*
$2799 per person double occupancy*
$2769 per person triple occupancy*
*$698 deposit due upon registration
IMPORTANT TRIP INFORMATION
To ensure the success of our bus trips, we work in cooperation with the New Lenox & Mokena Park Districts. The number of spots listed, is the maximum number of registrations the Frankfort Park District can take. If a bus trip is full, we will call the other agencies to see if spots are available or you may be added to a waitlist.
Pick-up/drop off location varies and will be noted. Departure times are set and abided by. If changes occur, participants will be notified by phone. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time. Return times may vary depending on traffic or weather conditions; we make every attempt to return by the designated time.
Refunds are given under the following circumstances:
- The trip is cancelled by the Frankfort Park District. If we have not met our registration minimum by the deadline date, the trip will be cancelled and a full refund will be issued.
- There is a waitlist and we are able to fill your spot. Please see refund policy.
- The person asking for the refund finds a replacement for the trip.