If your inner Grinch is threatening to take over and you need a good dose of holiday spirit, there is no end to the options available in Plainfield, whether you're looking for Santa, Christmas carols or holiday treats.
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- Deadline to register for phone calls from the North Pole, courtesy of the Plainfield Park District. Click here to register; kids will get calls from Santa between 6 and 8 p.m. Dec. 12 or 13. Free.
- Plainfield Park District’ senior citizen holiday lunch, noon, Plainfield American Legion Hall, 24741 W. Renwick Rd. Free.
- Holiday craft night, 5 p.m., Freedom Elementary School, 11600 Heritage Meadows Dr. Free
- Santa’s Workshop, complete with snacks, crafts and photos with Santa for ages 2-6 (with parent) at the Plainfield Park District Heritage Center, 24023 W. Lockport St. $12 residents/$18 non-residents.
- Deadline to enter Plainfield Park District’s holiday lights outdoor decorating contest; click here for more information. Judging is Dec. 17 and 18; winners will be contacted Dec. 19.
- Cookie decorating (benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation), 5-7 p.m., Panera Bread, 12632 S. Route 59. Free.
- Ugly sweater party/contest, 10 p.m., Moe Joe’s, 24033 W. Lockport St.
- Blue Christmas: A Service of Healing and Hope, 4 p.m., Plainfield United Methodist Church, 15114 N. Illinois St. Free.
- Christmas Cantata – “Let the Whole World Sing” concert, 8:30 a.m., Plainfield United Methodist Church, 15114 N. Illinois St. Free.
Check back with Plainfield Patch for a roundup of Plainfield Christmas Eve and Christmas Day church services.