Chicago Christmas Lights Tour

We will travel to Downtown Chicago to see the beautiful Christmas lights displays. Our first stop will be at the Planetarium Overlook for a panoramic view of the city. We will then travel along Lake Shore Drive to Lincoln Park, North Michigan Avenue, and stop for one hour at Millennium Park to view the city Christmas tree, the skating rink and the Bean. From there, we will take a Loop Tour with a final 1 1/2 hour stop at the German Christkindlmarket at the Daley Plaza. We will also be close in proximity to Macy's (Marshall Field's) Flagship State Street store.

C16E253: Thursday, December 15, 2016 / 3:30pm-9:30pm approx. (Click here to register)
Departure: The Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center-West Parking Lot (10847 W La Porte Rd)
Fee: $42 R/ $50 NR (roundtrip mini-motorcoach transportation)
Registration Deadline: Friday, December 9, 2016


Christmas Holiday Hours

The Administration Center will be closed on Friday, December 23, and Monday, December 26, in observance of Christmas Eve and Christmas.

The Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center will be open on Saturday, December 24 from 6:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  The Oaks will be closed on Sunday, December 25.


Indoor Flea Market - January 15

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.
  • 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.

Location:  Oaks Recreation Center Fieldhouse (10847 W La Porte Rd)

Day/Times: Sunday, January 15, 2017 / 9:00a.m. - 1:00p.m.

Vendor Booth Fee: $30 (Click here to register!)

Registration Deadline: Monday, January 9, 2017 (or while space lasts).


Mother & Son Valentine Bowl - February 11

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.  Resident Fee of $36 per couple ($40NR); $16 each additional child ($21NR).  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.  No refunds for this event. 

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

Day/Times: Saturday, February 11, 2017/12:00p.m. – 2:00p.m.

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, February 1, 2017


Jewelry, Fashion, and Accessories Show - Rosemont

There's always something new at the JF&A Shows - concentrated pockets of new products with a focus on Beauty & Style, or a sumptuous collection of Home & Gourmet products. Expect the unexpected - and a fabulous assortment of treasures for you and your friends. After two 1/2 hours of browsing/shopping, we will head to Carlucci Rosemont, a Silver Plate and DiRoNA Award Winning Tuscan Italian Restaurant eight years running for a plated lunch. Your meal will include choice of one three Carlucci Classics: Special Pizza, Special Panini or Special Baked Pasta, gratuity and soft drink.

C16E255: Friday, February 17, 2017 / 9:15am-3:00pm approx. (Click here to register!)
Departure: The Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center-West Parking Lot (10847 W La Porte Rd)
Fee: $49 R/ $58 NR (roundtrip mini-motorcoach transportation, admission to JF&A and lunch with gratuity)
Registration Deadline: Friday, February 2, 2017