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  1. 2018 Exemplary Youth Service Awards

    December 1, 2017 - March 9, 2018

    Know an amazing kid? The City of Elmhurst Commission on Youth is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Exemplary Youth Service Awards. Ceremony and reception will be held on Thursday, April 26 at 7:00pm at Bryan Middle School. For more information and to nominate a deserving youth, please go to Deadline for nominations is March 9, 2018

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  2. Alex Chitty: They will bloom without you

    December 1, 2017 - January 7, 2018

    The Chicago-based artist Alex Chitty created an exhibit for the McCormick House, only one of three single-family homes designed by Mies van der Rohe.

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  3. Disco Demolition: The Night Disco Died

    December 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017

    Last call! Experience the interactive exhibit inspired by the book by Steve Dahl with journalist Dave Hoekstra and photographer Paul Natkin chronicling Disco Demolition Night in 1979. Learn about the event through a timeline of the day, take a disco vs. rock quiz, view artifacts from Dahl’s personal collection, see a custom-made guitar on loan from Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen, check out the jersey worn by White Sox catcher Mike Colbern on Disco Demolition night, and more.

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  4. Special Exhibit "Smithsonian Gems"

    December 1, 2017 - March 31, 2018

    American jewelry designers and phenomenal gemstones are featured in this exclusive exhibit from the gem vaults of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

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  5. Wilder Park Conservatory Holiday Flower Show

    December 2, 2017 - January 7, 2018

    Escape the cold and get in the holiday spirit at Wilder Park Conservatory's stunning holiday floral display.

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  6. Elmhurst College Fall Capstone Art Exhibition

    December 2, 2017, 12:00 PM - December 16, 2017, 4:00 PM

    The capstone exhibition, the culminating event for every graduating art major, runs from Dec. 2 through Dec. 16 in the Barbara A. Kieft Accelerator ArtSpace. The students create a body of work in their area of concentration, then plan the exhibition and design the promotional materials for it. Suzanna Vasko of Lombard has created digital stained glass depicting the historical relevance of eight major social movements and exploring the integral roles religion has played within them. Samantha Lusby will display a body of work that appears introspective but are designed to show viewers how we all are connected. Sculptor Christian Jacob of Libertyville created “Relics of a Lost World” , each piece incorporates unique techniques and design particular to each culture. Jaci Petrik of Naperville has created graphic elements to form a brand identity for a boutique specializing in fine chocolate and artisan wine.

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  7. Explore Elmhurst Holly Trolley

    December 16, 2017, 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

    Hop-on-board for some holiday fun! Let the Holly Trolley take you to local holiday events happening around town. Receive a guide to special offers from local businesses and have a chance at enter-to-win prizes. You can even meet Disney's Frozen Elsa character and listen to the Canterbury Carolers while on board! The stops and route will be the same as summer, so don't miss out on this fun and free experience.

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  8. Sleigh Rides and Ice Sculptures

    December 16, 2017, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    Walk up and down Spring Road to see the Ice Sculptures sponsored by some local businesses. New this year is the demonstration of the creation of an ice sculpture. Come and watch the sculptor in action as he turns a block of ice into a beautiful masterpiece for the holidays. Enjoy an old fashioned sleigh ride (or wagon ride in the event there is no snow), visit with Santa and warm up with hot chocolate and cookies. The event is sponsored by the Spring Road Business Association.

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  9. Family Holiday Party

    December 16, 2017, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Join us for our annual Family Holiday Party. Enjoy hot cocoa, cookies and art activities along with a surprise visit from Santa at 2 pm.

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  10. Hometown Holiday Block Party

    December 16, 2017, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Bring the family to the heart of downtown Elmhurst for a holiday party with all your neighbors! There'll be music, Santa visits and special surprises for the kids. Adult beverages will be available for purchase.

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  11. Sounds of the Season

    December 16, 2017, 4:00 PM

    The Agape Ringers, Chicago's Premier Handbell Ensemble, will perform with guest artist New Tradition Chorus, a barbershop ensemble. This yearly extravaganza features seasonal favorites in new and interesting arrangements. Check out our videos on youtube. Discount pricing available through December 4.

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  12. Sounds of the Season

    December 16, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

    The Agape Ringers, Chicago's Premier Handbell Ensemble, will perform with guest artist New Tradition Chorus, a barbershop ensemble. This yearly event features seasonal favorites in new and interesting arrangements. Check out our videos on youtube.

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  13. Christmas in Elmhurst

    December 16, 2017, 7:00 PM - December 17, 2017

    Our Choir, Orchestra and Soloists warmly invite you to celebrate Christmas with us through music! This year’s Concert will include a unique presentation from Moody Radio’s Jon Gauger. Invite a friend, and come celebrate with us!

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