No matter the time of year, the Chicago Ridge Park District has a special event you are sure to enjoy! In the spring, join us for our Easter Egg Hunt and Mother/Son Bowl event. Summer means outdoor sports, so what’s more fun than a Co-Ed Adult Softball Tournament? Halloween At The Park is a blast, as well as our Turkey Shoot in the fall. And winter means so many fun holiday events, including our biggest-Daddy Daughter Date Night. We hope to see you there!

Breakfast with Santa

The Chicago Ridge Park District has made special arrangements with Santa for him to take a break from his busy schedule and join us at Freedom Activity Center for a festive holiday breakfast including:
pancakes, sausage, fruit, candy, juice, chocolate milk and coffee.
Entertainment and activities will also take place. Advanced registration is required

Date: Saturday December 22nd

Time: 9:30 -11:00am

Age: This event is for children and parents (parents/guardians must be present)

Fee: $7 Residents (per person), THIS EVENT IS FOR RESIDENTS ONLY

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, December 19th. There will be a maximum of one hundred registrations. PLEASE REGISTER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.


If you would like to sign up for both Polar Express and Breakfast with Santa, there will be a special price of only $15 per person. This offer is only valid if you sign up for both events at the same time.

Santa Express

Parents and children will take a train trip to the North Pole (Union Station.) During the train ride, there will be Christmas treats, crafts and an appearance by Santa Claus himself. Each child will also receive a gift from Santa Claus. This will be a memorable experience for all who attend. Don’t forget your camera as you’ll want pictures of the kids with Santa. There will be two Polar Express trains both departing from the Chicago Ridge Metra Station. There will be a brief stay at Union Station before the trains depart back to Chicago Ridge. Below are the dates and times:

Friday, December 14th. Train departs at 7:17pm to Union Station and will return to Chicago Ridge around 10:30pm. Please arrive at the Chicago Ridge station by 7:00pm.

Saturday, December 22nd. Train departs at 11:40am to Union Station and will return to Chicago Ridge around 2:15pm. Please arrive at the Chicago Ridge station by 11:20am

Fee: $12 Residents, $25 Non-Residents (Fee is for one event)

There will be a special registration on Saturday, November 10th at Freedom Activity Center from 9:00am - 10:00am for residents only. Non-resident registration will begin on Monday, November 19th.