St. Charles Park District: New Moonlight Maskerade event for families

Grab your mask and your favorite person for a night of dancing, crafts, treats and more at the Moonlight Maskerade on Nov. 12 and 13.

The evening event at the Pottawatomie Community Center is replacing the daddy/daughter and mom/son nights offered before the COVID-19 pandemic.

Moonlight Maskerade will be available on two nights. One is a “family fun night.” The other is designed as a “date night” to give attendees options and flexibility on who will be attending, whether it’s a parent, son or daughter, grandma or grandpa or any other special person. Families are welcome to register for both nights.

There are two time slots to choose from: 4 to 6 p.m. or 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. to fit into busy family schedules and children with early bedtimes.

Each night will have the same activities including a DJ, photo opportunity, crafting table, balloon artist and dessert.

“We are excited to host this special night out again, giving families the opportunity to make memories like in previous years,” said Alex Weidner, St. Charles Park District recreation supervisor.

In 2020, the park district hosted the traditional mom/son night before the state shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The daddy/daughter dance was canceled this spring because of COVID-19 restrictions.

“We know how much families look forward to these special events, but we wanted to provide broader options for who could attend and providing a family night and date night accomplishes that goal,” Weidner said.

“We also wanted to play along with the theme of the last 18 months. We all have to wear masks, so why not have fun with it,” she added.

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