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Poinsettia Show

November 18 @ 10:00 am - December 30 @ 5:00 pm

The holiday season wouldn’t be complete without a visit to our Conservatory, where the tropical collection blends with drifts of poinsettias, to create a wonderland unmatched anywhere in the region! Come check it out and enjoy the festive feeling, in the air. Admission into the show is free, but donations are encouraged. Open daily from 10am-5pm, with last admission at 4:30pm. *The Garden is closed for the following holidays: 11/24, 11/25, 12/24, 12/25. Looking for our Candlelight Walks? Click here!…

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Nature Art Show

November 25 - December 30

Find one-of-a-kind treasures created by local artists in this annual art show. Shopping for nature-inspired artwork supports both Forest Park and these talented creators. Open Tuesday-Saturday from 9am-5pm, 11/25-12/30* *Closed on 12/24 and 12/25.

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Wine & Wreaths

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December 1 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on December 2, 2022 at 5:30 pm

One event on December 8, 2022 at 5:30 pm

Settle in with a glass of wine, while creating your very own wreath. It will be the perfect seasonal complement to a front door, window or fireplace mantel. We have all your wreath supplies & greenery (i.e. evergreens, juniper, pine cones, dried hydrangea, etc), you provide the pruners & gloves! Classes are limited to 30 participants, limit one wreath per registration. $30/person. Wine and beer will be available for purchase. Advanced registration is required.

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Lifeguard Class

Reservations/RSVP

December 2 - December 4

Sign up for our December Lifeguard class on December 2, 3 and 4th at Central Park Pool. Friday- 4:30-8:00pm; Saturday & Sunday- 8am-4pm Register online here! Registration fee is waived for this class. To get more information please contact the Aquatics Manager at 309-282-1531 or [email protected] Participants must attend all 3 days to receive the certification.

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Wine & Wreaths

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December 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on December 2, 2022 at 5:30 pm

One event on December 8, 2022 at 5:30 pm

Settle in with a glass of wine, while creating your very own wreath. It will be the perfect seasonal complement to a front door, window or fireplace mantel. We have all your wreath supplies & greenery (i.e. evergreens, juniper, pine cones, dried hydrangea, etc), you provide the pruners & gloves! Classes are limited to 30 participants, limit one wreath per registration. $30/person. Wine and beer will be available for purchase. Advanced registration is required.

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Santa’s Woodland Workshop

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December 3 - December 4

For elves of all ages! All ages are welcome to pick out three, quality, hand-crafted projects to make, wrap, and take home. Also enjoy cocoa, treats, and a visit with Mr. and Mrs. Claus. $15 per elf or $3 non-participant. Preregistration is required. Three sessions are available: December 3rd: 10am-12:30pm December 3rd: 1:30pm-4pm December 4th: 12:30pm-3pm

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Candlelight Walks

December 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on December 9, 2022 at 6:00 pm

One event on December 10, 2022 at 6:00 pm

One event on December 16, 2022 at 6:00 pm

Continue a holiday tradition or start a new one. Come visit the Poinsettia Show and enjoy the holiday music, under the warm glow of candles! Join us for our evening Candlelight Walks on December 3, 9, 10 and 16, from 6pm-8pm. Admission into the show is free, but donations are encouraged. Can't make a Candlelight Walk? Check-out the Poinsettia Show daily here!

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Wine & Wreaths

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December 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on December 2, 2022 at 5:30 pm

One event on December 8, 2022 at 5:30 pm

Settle in with a glass of wine, while creating your very own wreath. It will be the perfect seasonal complement to a front door, window or fireplace mantel. We have all your wreath supplies & greenery (i.e. evergreens, juniper, pine cones, dried hydrangea, etc), you provide the pruners & gloves! Classes are limited to 30 participants, limit one wreath per registration. $30/person. Wine and beer will be available for purchase. Advanced registration is required.

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Candlelight Walks

December 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on December 9, 2022 at 6:00 pm

One event on December 10, 2022 at 6:00 pm

One event on December 16, 2022 at 6:00 pm

Continue a holiday tradition or start a new one. Come visit the Poinsettia Show and enjoy the holiday music, under the warm glow of candles! Join us for our evening Candlelight Walks on December 3, 9, 10 and 16, from 6pm-8pm. Admission into the show is free, but donations are encouraged. Can't make a Candlelight Walk? Check-out the Poinsettia Show daily here!

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