1. Free visits with Santa in his houses in DeKalb, Genoa and Sycamore before he takes off for his big Christmas Eve journey.
Bring the kids to see Santa this weekend before his big day on Christmas Eve. There is a mailbox in each of his vacation homes to make sure he gets your Christmas lists before next week.
In Genoa, see Santa from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18 or Sunday, Dec. 19 at the corner of Route 72 and Monroe Street.
In DeKalb, see Santa from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 18 at Van Buer Plaza, at the corner of Second and Locust streets in downtown DeKalb. Take a picture with Santa, drop off your Christmas list and take home a candy cane. For the safety of Santa, he will be sitting behind a glass wall.
In Sycamore, see Santa from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 18 or Sunday, Dec. 19 at his house on the lawn of the DeKalb County Courthouse, 133 W. State St.
2. “Elf: The Musical” by Stage Coach Players opens this weekend at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St. in DeKalb.
Performances of “Elf: The Musical” will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 16-18, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 17-18, at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St. in DeKalb.
The holiday musical is described as perfect for the entire family, and is based on the cherished film “Elf.”
For more information, call 815-758-1215 or visit www.egyptiantheatre.org.
3. Check out the 15th Annual DeKalb County’s Largest Holiday Office Party from 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22 at Fatty’s Pub & Grille, 1312 W. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb.
Sponsored by the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce, WDKB 94.9 FM and the Daily Chronicle.
The event starts at 5 p.m. with a free appetizer buffet until 6 p.m. Live music by Wait, What? is featured from 7 to 10 p.m.
At 6 p.m., Office Party Santa will pass out wrapped gifts for adults (T-shirts, gift cards and other prizes).
For more information, call 815-758-7737 or go to www.fattysniu.com
4. Kishwaukee Concert Band’s holiday concert will be performed from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 19 at Boutell Memorial Concert Hall, 550 Lucinda Ave., DeKalb.
The event is free and open to all.
For more information, go to calendar.niu.edu.
5. Relax before the holiday week at Cat Yoga, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St., featuring cats available for adoption through Tails Humane Society.
Participants are asked to bring a yoga mat or towel and your love for cats. The cats in attendance be available for adoption at the shelter the day after the event.
Welcomed would be kitten food (any type) brought to the yoga session. The program is free and intended for mature teens and adults. Register in advance, although some walk-ins accepted.
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