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Library to Host Santa at City Hall, Nov. 29


The Park Ridge Public Library will host Santa to City Hall on Friday, November 29, as part of Park Ridge Winterfest. Santa will be brought to City Hall, 505 Butler Place, via Park Ridge Fire Department firetruck at 6 p.m. and will visit with children and their families in the city council chambers until 8:30 p.m. Park Ridge Mayor Marty Maloney will serve as emcee to kick off the event.

The event is free, but reservations via a ticket system are required. Tickets can be acquired at the Library’s booth in Hodges Park beginning at 5 p.m. on November 29. Tickets will be issued on a first-come, first-serve basis, with families having the chance to reserve their place in line in one of four 30-minute blocks beginning at 6 p.m., with the last block beginning at 7:30 p.m. The line to see Santa will close at 8:15.

Families will be allowed to pick up tickets for their own family as well as one additional family.  

“We are so excited to welcome Santa back this year, and we’re thrilled to be able to return to City Hall for this event,” said Library Director Heidi Smith. “The partnership between the Library, City Hall, the Fire and Police Departments, Citizens Patrol and Public Works has been successful. The building’s layout really lends itself to the flow of traffic for the event. We are so happy to have this opportunity.”

Santa’s visit is co-sponsored by The Friends of the Library, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) volunteer organization, dedicated to the support of the Library. 

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