Family-oriented event will showcase village offerings
by Martha Quetsch
ELBURNâ€”This year’s Elburn Christmas Stroll, from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, will offer its ever-popular holiday activities, from Santa visits to wine tastings, along with some new events, all designed to bring people into the downtown area.
More than 1,000 people typically attend the event sponsored by the Elburn Chamber of Commerce, chamber member Leslie Flint said. The event is designed to showcase the village while providing wholesome family fun.
Returning to this year’s Christmas Stroll is the life-sized Kandyland game at the Elburn Herald, 123 N. Main St., and Santa Claus at Town & Country Public Library, 320 E. North St.
The annual blessing of the manger in Elburn is scheduled for 7 p.m. in front of Heartland Counseling and Conley Funeral Home, Route 47 and Pierce Street.
Other activities coming again to the Christmas Stroll will be martial arts demonstrations and wine tastings at Elburn & Countryside Community Center, 525 Main St., and a fire-safety open house at the Elburn Fire Station, 210 E. North St.
For the first time during the Christmas Stroll, Party Animals, 108 N. Main St., will offer visitors an opportunity to decorate their own ornaments.
Another change to this year’s Christmas Stroll is a new location for the business expo, which in previous years took place at the American Legion Hall. The expo will be at Village Hall, 301 E. North St.
Participating businesses, including the new Walgreens store, will offer product information, business cards, handouts and giveaways. Village officials and staff also will be on-site, providing coffee, cider and cookies.
Committee members decided against having the expo at the legion this year because of businesses’ lack of interest in that location in previous years.
Free rides in a heated shuttle bus
Friday, Dec. 4 â€¢Â 5 to 8 p.m.
during the Christmas Stroll,
from Jewel-Osco at Route 38,
to Town and Country Public Library,
at 320 E. North St.