Special Events


Candy Collection for Veterans

Deadline: November 14

We Want Your Leftover Halloween Candy!  The Frankfort Park District is collecting Bite Size Halloween Candy for the residents at the Veterans Home in Manteno. Bite Size Candy is the #1 item requested by the residents at the Veterans Home. So kids, bring in your leftover and excess Halloween Candy to be donated to the retired Veterans at the Veterans Home in Manteno. You can drop off candy at the Frankfort Park District, Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street.

Deadline: November 14


Turkey Time Fun

Monday, November 25
10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street

4 – 10 years
$9/NR $12

Here’s your chance to burn off some of your energy before eating all that turkey on Thanksgiving.  Kids will have fun playing games, making a turkey craft, jumping around in a giant inflatable and enjoying some ice cream.

Registration Deadline: November 21


Teen Trivia Night

Monday, November 25
6:00 – 7:30 pm
Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street

12 – 16 years old
$10 per player 

Calling all teens!  Do you think you know a lot about everything?  If you do, show off your knowledge of useful and useless information at the Frankfort Park District’s Trivia Night!  Get your friends together, pick a team name and be ready to answer as many questions as you can per round.  There will be 6 rounds of questions, pizza and light snacks and teams can have up to 4 people.

Registration Deadline: November 20


Letters to Santa

Due Date: December 4 by 5:00 pm
Park District Residents Only

Starting November 18, Santa’s mailbox will be displayed at the Founders Community Center.  Santa will personally write to each family who writes him a letter, provided that all letters are received by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, December 4.  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 4 by 5:00 pm
Park District Residents Only


Santa Photos & Workshop

Saturday, December 7
Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street

Session I: 11:00 – 11:30 am
Session II: 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Session III: 12:00 – 12:30 pm

$5 per child

Santa is making a special appearance at the Founders Community Center. There will be cookie decorating, holiday themed games and a chance to visit with Santa.  New this year, a professional photographer from Anna Thielen Photography will be onsite for photos.  Each family will receive a free 5×7 photo with Santa.  Additional photos are available to purchase thru the photographer’s website. Remember to bring your cameras.  There are three time slots available, please specify time on registration form.

Registration Deadline: December 5


Paws with Claus

Saturday, December 7
1:00 – 2:00 pm
Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street

$2 per dog family

Bring your friendly family pet and your camera for a holiday photo opportunity with Santa Claus.  New this year, a professional photographer from Anna Thielen Photography will be onsite for photos.  Each family will receive a free 5×7 photo with Santa.  Additional photos are available to purchase thru the photographer’s website. All pets MUST be on a leash.  Please bring a pet item to be donated to a local shelter.

No registration required.


The Polar Express Storytime Train

Sunday, December 15
Hickory Creek Metra Station – 9430 Hickory Creek Drive, Mokena

# 1 Time: Train departs at 9:30 am sharp
# 2 Time: Train departs at 11:20 am sharp
All Ages
$16 Frankfort Park District Residents Only
$21 Non-Residents (if tickets are still available after resident registration)

FRANKFORT PARK DISTRICT RESIDENTS ONLY

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.

FRANKFORT PARK DISTRICT RESIDENTS ONLY
Frankfort Park District Boundary Resident Only – LOTTERY Registration

Click here for the Polar Express LOTTERY Registration Form

Special Registration forms will be accepted at the Founders Community Center office from October 14 – November 2.  All forms are due by November 2 at 12:00 pm.  Forms will be available on our website beginning October 10. All forms will be processed on November 4 and families will be notified. Tickets will be available for pick-up at the main office.

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New Year’s Countdown

Tuesday, December 31
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street

4 – 10 years
$8/NR $11

Kids, get ready to countdown to 2020!!!  Celebrate New Year’s Eve with dancing, party games, a giant inflatable, crafts and ice cream.  There will be a “Countdown to 2020” balloon drop at noon to celebrate the New Year!

Registration Deadline: December 27


21st Annual Spring Craft & Vendor Show

Saturday, March 28
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street

FREE Admission

Easter decorations, blankets, note cards / tags, personalized photos, handmade jewelry, doll clothes, blankets, pillows, hair accessories, hand painted glassware and much more! Vendors included; Tastefully Simple, Tupperware, Avon, Usborne Books, Origami Owl, Lilla Rose, Cute-Nick Jewelry, Norwex, and much more!

Click here to download the Spring Craft & Vendor Show Application


2019 Volunteer Opportunities:

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Turkey Time Fun

Photos with Santa

New Year’s Countdown