Elburn Chamber of Commerce announces 2009 Christmas Stroll

By on November 21, 2009

Elburn—The Elburn Chamber of Commerce will host the 15th annual Elburn Christmas Stroll from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 4, throughout Elburn.

The Christmas Stroll will begin with the arrival of Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus in the village.

This year’s Christmas Stroll offers a variety of activities for all ages. Visit and have your picture taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Town & Country Public Library beginning at 5 p.m. Play life-sized Kandyland at the Elburn Herald. At the north end of Main Street, enjoy a host of activities sure to delight at the Elburn and Countryside Community Center, including a train ride, wine tasting hosted by the Elburn Jewel-Osco, a silent auction and raffle, cookie decorating, a Midtown Martial Arts demonstration, in addition to visiting businesses on site.

The Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District will host an open house with orientations on fire equipment and hazard avoidance, which are sure to entertain and to educate.

As in years past, Village Hall will be open: stop in to visit with the staff and officials who serve you and the community throughout the year. Don’t forget to stop by Great Lakes Leadership Campus to take a tour of the mansion with all of its vintage charm. Many of the downtown stores and businesses, along with Elburn’s fine eating establishments, will be open late on Dec. 4 to share refreshments and cuisine: quench the thirst and satisfy the hunger from exploring the many wonders the Christmas Stroll offers.

Free continuous heated shuttle service will be available to the Christmas Stroll events throughout Elburn, with stops at the Town and Country Public Library, on the west side of Main Street near the Elburn Herald office, on the west side of Main Street at the Elburn and Countryside Community Center, and the Jewel-Osco parking lot. Maps depicting the various Christmas Stroll activities will be published in the Thursday, Dec. 3, edition of the Elburn Herald, as well as on the Elburn Chamber of Commerce website.

Make the Elburn Christmas Stroll a family tradition. For more information on the Christmas Stroll, visit www.Elburn.com.

The Christmas Stroll will take place regardless of snow or cold: Santa and Mrs. Claus are quite accustomed to both.

Photo: Strollers of all ages have an opportunity to stop by the Town and County Public Library to meet Santa and tell him their Christmas wishes. This year’s stroll takes place on Friday, Dec. 4. File Photo