Special Events


Board Game Night (POSTPONED UNTIL AFTER THE NEW YEAR. DATE IS TBD)

Join us at the Rule House for our Board Game Night! Enjoy the night playing games and interacting with neighbors. We will have games here to play, but feel free to bring your favorite games! All ages are welcome. Please pre-register by Wednesday, November 16th.

Refreshments will be available.

Location Rule House – Oak Room Day  Friday
Time 6:00-8:00pm Date 11/18
Fee FREE Class ID:  2237.00.02

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Holiday House Decorating

Enjoy hot cocoa and holiday music, while you decorate your holiday house to take home. Start a new holiday tradition! Everything is included-graham crackers, frosting, and assorted candies for decorating! Activities for this program are geared for children aged 3-12, but all who register are welcome! Parent or Guardian must be present. Please pre-register by Monday, November 28th.

Location Rule House – Oak Room Day  Wednesday
Time 6:00-7:30pm Date 12/7
Min/Max 3/15 Instructor Park District Staff/Volunteers
Fee $15 per participant Class ID:  2237.01.01

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Cookies & Milk with Santa

Come join us at the Grandwood Park Park District for some family friendly holiday fun! Participants will get the chance to meet Santa, play games/crafts, and partake in some sweet refreshments! Christmas goodie bags will be available for every participant to take home.
Location Grandwood Park Park District 36630 N. Hutchins Road, Gurnee, IL 60031 Day  Friday
Time 5:30-7:30pm Date 12/9
Min/Max 3/15 Instructor Park District Staff/Volunteers
Fee $3 per child Class ID:  2237.14.01

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Ice Jug Curling on the Lake

Ice jug curling is an exciting new winter sport that combines the skill and fun of both Bocce Ball and Olympic Ice Curling! Join us at Pebble Beach on Saturday, January 14th at 10:00am and try your hand at ice jug curling! We ask that participants bring your own frozen one-gallon ice jugs. Hot cocoa, coffee, hand warmers and ice cleats provided by the Wildwood Park District. *Registration begins January 1 for residents, and January 8 for non-residents

 

Location Pebble Beach Day  Saturday
Time 10-11am Date 1/14
Min/Max N/A Instructor Park District Staff/Volunteers
Fee FREE Class ID:  2317.03.01

 


Snow Much Fun

Join us at Pebble Beach Park for some winter wonderland fun! Enjoy a variety of attractions such as ice skating, family ice fishing (sponsored by the Gages Lake Conservation Committee), ice painting, a snowman building contest (with or without snow), children’s winter games, and more! All ages are welcome. Participants are encouraged to bring used winter items (scarfs, gloves, carrots, etc.) for snowman decorations. Please dress for the weather and please provide your own ice skates. Please pre-register by Friday, January 13th. *Registration begins January 1 for residents, and January 8 for non-residents
Location Pebble Beach Day  Saturday
Time 10-11:30am Date 1/21
Min/Max N/A Instructor Park District Staff/Volunteers

Gages Lake Conservation Committee

Fee FREE Class ID:  2317.05.01

 


Sweetheart Dance

Put on your dancing shoes, make a date with your special little someone, and join us for a fun evening at our Sweetheart Dance! The night will be filled with dancing, laughing, and creating memories. Enjoy snacks and beverages while you dance the night away. Each family will go home with a picture to remember the special occasion. Preregistration is required by Friday, January 27th. Price is based on one adult and one child pair. Individual tickets need to be purchased for each additional child. *Registration begins January 1 for residents, and January 8 for non-residents
Location Grandwood Park Park District

36630 N. Hutchinson Rd., Gurnee, IL

Day  Friday
Time 6:30-8:30pm Date 2/3
Min/Max 25/50 Class ID: 2317.06.01
Fee $28R/$34NR

Add’l Child Fee: $7R/$8NR

 Add’l Child Class ID: 2317.05.02

Hit the Hills Bonfire & Sledding

Winter got you feeling cooped up? We’re taking the party outside! Bundle up and join us for our first ever neighborhood bonfire and sledding event on Saturday, February 4th from 11-12:30pm! FREE! Bring your own sled/snow tube and hit the hill at Willow Point Park or cozy up by the bonfire with a cup of hot cocoa and roast s’mores! Cold weather gear (hand warmers) and hot cocoa will be provided by the Wildwood Park District. Meet at the end of Rule Ct. by the walking path entrance. Happy sledding! *Registration begins January 1 for residents, and January 8 for non-residents
Location Willow Point Park Day  Saturday
Time 11am-12:30pm Date 2/4
Min/Max N/A Instructor Park District Staff/Volunteers
Fee FREE Class ID:  2317.08.01

 


Ice Fishing Derby

Bring your ice fishing rod and try your luck at the Valley Lake Ice Fishing Derby! There will be a prize awarded for the longest, shortest, and most amount of fish caught. We ask that participants drill their own hole. Please register by Friday, February 3rd. Makeup/backup date for event Saturday, February 18th. *Registration begins January 1 for residents, and January 8 for non-residents
Location Valley Lake South Park Day  Saturday
Time 9:30-11:30am Date 2/11
Min/Max 1/100 Instructor Park District Staff/Volunteers
Fee $6R/$7NR Class ID:  2317.09.01

 


Egg Hunt

KIDS EGG HUNT (11AM)

Hop along and find eggs filled with candy and toys hidden in Rule Park! Hunt areas will be divided by age. One lucky golden egg will be hidden in each area. Find the lucky golden egg and receive a special prize! NO PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED. This event is rain or shine, so please dress for the weather. When you arrive, line up near your age division. Note: We respectfully ask parents to limit their children to 7 eggs so everyone gets their share. Don’t forget to bring a basket!

DOG EGG HUNT (11:30AM)
Leash up your pup and hop on over to Rule Park for an egg hunt that is just for dogs! Owners must stay with their dog at all times. Please bring a basket or bag for collecting eggs. Each dog may collect up to 5 treat-filled eggs. NO PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Location Rule Park Day  Saturday
Time Kid’s Egg Hunt: 11am

Dog Egg Hunt: 11:30am

Date 4/1
Min/Max N/A Instructor Park District Staff/Volunteers
Fee FREE