Don’t miss the fun-filled holiday traditions at the City of West Chicago’s annual Frosty Fest in Downtown West Chicago. This event is made possible by the support of our dedicated Frosty Fest Committee and community volunteers.
Frosty Fest Event Map - .pdf 1.2MB
Please Note Event Parking Options:
- City Hall (475 Main Street)
- Metra Train Station (508 Main Street)
- Republic Bank (101 Main Street)
- Gallery 200 (103 W Washington Street)
- District 94’s Administrative Office (157 W. Washington Street)
- West Chicago Bible Church (209 S. Oakwood Avenue)
- Public Lot (122 Fremont Street)
Saturday, December 7, 2019
4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Downtown West Chicago
4:00 p.m. - Frosty Procession Kicks Off (from parking lot at 560 Main Street) and is immediately followed by the Official Tree Lighting Ceremony in front of the Fox Community Center (306 Main St). Kramer Tree Specialists celebrates its 10th year as the sponsor for the Official Tree decorations. 3D reindeer glasses will be given to the first 500 guests on site just before the lighting of the Official Tree.
NEW this year!
- Live reindeer display
- Healthy West Chicago interactive healthy indoor activity
- Outdoor Activity area sponsored by the WeGo Wildcats Softball Team
- Gary and Wegner School Choirs will perform on the outdoor stage following the Tree Lighting Ceremony at approximately 5:15 p.m.
Gallery 200 (103 W. Washington Street) – Small Gifts of Art exhibit, sales, demos, activities, musical performances by Mariachi los Rayos de Leman Middle School, and a display of all student submissions for the annual Frosty Fest Student Contest
Gallery Theater (129 Main Street) – Free interactive healthy activity sponsored by Healthy West Chicago
Republic Bank (101 Main Street) – Visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus, free hot cocoa sponsored by Rotary Club, free popcorn sponsored by Lions Club, plus a candy cottage display sponsored by First United Methodist Church
City Museum (132 Main Street) – Exhibits, build-a-snowman activity, and more
American Legion (123 Main Street) – Performances by Pointe Your Toes Dance Company, District 33’s Ballet Folklorico group, and the First United Methodist Church Choir, plus crafts sponsored by the Park District
Fox Community Center (306 Main Street) – Crafts sponsored by the Park District, cookie decorating sponsored by FNBC Bank & Trust with suggested $1 donation to support Neighborhood Food Pantries
Main Street (between Washington Ave & Center Street)
- Horse drawn wagon rides and live reindeer display
- Live ice sculpture carving sponsored by FNBC Bank & Trust, People Made Visible, and the City of West Chicago
- Caroling by Gary and Wegner School Choirs and the First United Methodist Church Choir
- Winter glove giveaway and warming tent/station sponsored by Blue Frost Heating & Cooling, plus free coffee
- Outdoor activity area sponsored by the WeGo Wildcats Softball Team
- Candy cane giveaway sponsored by West Chicago Sister Cities
FROSTY 5K & KIDS FUN RUN
The City of West Chicago and Healthy West Chicago welcome you to participate in the Frosty 5k Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run.
Register online here or download and mail in the completed registration form (found below) with corresponding payment.
Saturday, December 7, 2019
7:30 a.m. Registration & T-Shirt Pick Up
8:30 a.m. 5k Run/Walk Start
9:30 a.m. Kids Fun Run Start
$25.00 5K - Adult West Chicago Resident
$5.00 5K – Student West Chicago
$30.00 5K - Adult Non Resident
$10.00 5K – Student Non West Chicago
Kids Fun Run (10 and Under) - Free!
Long Sleeve Tech Shirt for all 5k participants! Must be registered by Monday, November 18, 2019 to be guaranteed shirt size.
Registration and packet pick-up will take place in the parking lot behind the West Chicago Public Library District building at 118. West Washington Street. The race will start and finish on Turner Court behind the library and runs through the beautiful streets of historic West Chicago. All children in the Kids Fun Run will receive a Finisher's ribbon! This run is a 200 yard dash down Turner Court.
1st 2nd, 3rd place trophies awarded to "Overall" male and female winners.
1st, 2nd, 3rd place medals awarded within each age group, male and female: 10 & under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & over. Please note that if you win in the "Overall" category, you are then excluded from also winning a medal within your age category.
Registration Form - .pdf 378 kb
Frosty 5K Route Map - .pdf 287kb
For more information about the Frosty 5k or Frosty Fest, including volunteer opportunities, please contact Bethany Bayci, Special Events Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 630-293-2200, ext. 176.
"There are many wonderful things about living and working in West Chicago, but nothing captures the spirit of our City quite as much as our community festivals. Our calendar of special events promises year-round family fun and offers something for everyone." ~
Mayor Ruben Pineda