Letters From Santa

The Mokena Park District has once again made special arrangements with Santa this year for children to receive a very special and personalized letter from the North Pole.  Your child’s face will light up when they see a colorful envelope in the mailbox, addressed to them, from the Jolly Old Elf along with a special treat to leave for the reindeer on Christmas Eve.  Parents or guardians can register for their child/children in person at the Park Office, 10925 W La Porte Rd by December 1, 2014.  Fee is $6 per letter.  Letters will be mailed the week of December 8, 2014.


Breakfast With Santa - SOLD OUT

Enjoy your breakfast with the Jolly Old Elf at Aurelio’s Restaurant, 9910 W Lincoln Hwy., Frankfort.  Other special guests are sure to bring a smile to parents and kids alike.  $12 admission per person includes plated breakfast*, entertainment and a special gift.  Children age 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult.  All attendees must be pre-registered through the Mokena Park District by Wednesday, November 27.  Children under one are admitted free (does not include breakfast, treats or gift).

Registration will NOT be accepted at the restaurant-no exceptions.  Groups limited to a maximum of eight (8).  No refunds.  This one fills up fast! 

*Plated breakfast includes two scrambled eggs, two sausage links, three French toast sticks/syrup and slice of fruit.  Breakfast served at approximately 9:30am


Holiday House Decorating Contest

Judging: December 12 & 13, 2014

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas with glistening snow, twinkling lights and green garland everywhere.  Don’t miss out and enter your residence in this annual free contest to win great prizes!  To enter, call the Park Office at 708-390-2401 by Monday, December 8.  Judging will take place between 6:30-9:30p.m. on December 12 & 13.  Contestants do not need to be present during judging.  Displays must be lit during the stated hours.  Winners will be notified by phone the week of December 15.  Please, no decorations by professionals. 


Indoor Flea Market

Oaks Recreation Center (10847 W La Porte Rd)

Don’t let the unpredictable winter weather stop you from bargain shopping!  Or maybe you are cleaning out after the holiday season and would like to get rid of your unwanted “treasures” before spring.  Either way our Indoor Flea Market is the place for you!

  • Registration fee of $30 for vendors.  Buyers admitted free.
  • Registration deadline: Monday, January 12, 2015 (or while space lasts).
  • All vendors must pre-register at the Park Office.  There will be no on-site registration for the Indoor Flea Market as space is limited.
  • Vendors will receive a 12’ X 12’ space in the Field House.  Bring your own table(s).
  • Check-in: 7:00 a.m.
  • Vendor spaces are determined by Park District staff.  Space is first-come, first-served.

C14E902: Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Fee: $30 Pre-registration ONLY!

Vendors can register online now! (click here)


Disney On Ice presents FROZEN Trip Deadline - January 30, 2015



Mother & Son Valentine Bowl Deadline - February 4



Disney on Ice presents FROZEN


The 34th Disney On Ice spectacular will bring the Academy Award® winning and number one animated feature film of all time, Disney’s Frozen, to life at the United Center!  The Academy Award® winning tale will be told live for the first time in this production, capturing the dynamic between two royal sisters, Anna and Elsa. Anna, a girl with an extraordinary heart, embarks on an epic journey to find her sister, the magical Elsa, who is determined to remain secluded as she finally feels free to test the limits of her powers. Rugged mountain man Kristoff, his loyal reindeer Sven, the lovable and hilarious snowman Olaf and the mystical trolls help Anna along the way in this story about love conquering fear. Audiences will get to sing along with such musical masterpieces as “Let It Go,” “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” and “Fixer Upper.”

Date/Time: Saturday, February 7, 2015/3:30pm show

Fee: $45 (includes motorcoach transportation and 200 level ticket) Children 36 inches and above are required to have a ticket to enter the arena.

Departure: 2:00pm from West Parking Lot, Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center, 10847 La Porte Road

Return: 6:30pm approx

Deadline:  Friday, January 30, 2015 (or while tickets last)

Register online for this trip! (click here)


Mother & Son Valentine Bowl

Morgan’s Thunder Bowl (18700 South Old LaGrange Road)

You might be wracking your brain to come up with the perfect gift for your mom, aunt or grandmother for Valentine’s Day but what better way to say 'I love you' then with the most romantic of all sports - bowling. It is a great way for mom and son to be together in a fun environment. Ages 5-10.  Cost includes: unlimited bowling, shoes, pizza, pop, cake and gift.  We can accommodate 6 per lane so if you want to bowl on the same lane, please specify at the time of registration.  Pre-registration required.  Deadline:  No refunds for this event. 

C14E903: Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Fee: R $35 per couple/ NR $42 per couple. $15 each add’l child.

Register online (click here)!