Bundle up and get ready for winter fun in Elmhurst! This blog post is your guide to creating unforgettable family memories during Elmhurst’s winter season.


Explore Elmhurst Holly Trolley – Through DeHolly Trolleyc. 30th

Hop aboard the festive Explore Elmhurst Holly Trolley this holiday season! Running every Saturday from November 25 to December 30, the trolley offers a journey around Elmhurst from noon until midnight. Enjoy enchanting moments on the trolley with special events such as appearances by Princesses Elsa & Anna, EPD & EFD Storytimes, Elmhurst History and more! Best of all, it’s completely free! Don’t miss out on this joyful ride through the season’s cheer.


Elmhurst Fire Department's Noon Year’s Eve – Dec. 31st at 10:30 - 12:30 p.m.

Ring in the New Year without keeping your kids up past bedtime! Join the Elmhurst Fire Department for their Noon Year’s Eve Bash at Elmhurst Fire Station 2 (605 S. York St.)! Families can enjoy kid-friendly New Year’s festivities and activities without the midnight meltdown. Ring in 2023 with live music, dancing, bonfire with smores, family photo booth, hot chocolate, a ball drop from our ladder tower at noon, and more! Register at elmhurst.org/noonyearsevebash.


Penguin SearchElmhurst City Centre's Penguin Scavenger Hunt – Through Jan 5th

There are 100 plush penguins hidden in City Centre Merchant Windows this holiday season! Come with your family explore the heart of downtown Elmhurst, find the penguins and see what City Centre is all about. While out and about enjoy some great shopping, delicious dining and top notch, hometown service. Player cards available at all participating merchants and online on our website.


Elmhurst History Museum's Victorian Valentine’s Workshop – Feb. 4th at 11- 2 p.m.

Love is in the air! Visit the museum with your family to create a Valentine just in time for the holiday. Admission is $4 per person, and all the necessary materials will be supplied. The event kicks off at 11:30 at the History Museum. Explore the history of Valentine's cards and discover the Vinegar Valentine's, a less sweet alternative to the traditional cards. All ages are welcome to join in the Valentine's festivities.