Santa - Christmas at Perry Farm

Santa will be available for photos during Dec. 4’s Christmas at Perry Farm.

Daily Journal staff report

BOURBONNAIS — Starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, Christmas will be coming to Perry Farm Park in Bourbonnais. The elves are busy preparing the grounds for the first Christmas on the Farm.

The festivities will begin with an Ugliest Sweater Run/Walk for which participants are encouraged to come dressed in their favorite holiday attire and start the day with a brisk walk or run and a cup of hot cocoa.

Also starting at 9 a.m., the Perry Farm House will be busy with games and activities for the entire family. From 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m., the star of the event will be Santa, who will be available for pictures in the farm’s barn. Families are encouraged to arrive early if wishing to visit with Santa.

There will also be activities happening while children wait for their turn to talk with Santa, including games such as lumberjack toss and penguin bowling. For those who enjoy crafting, there will be cookie-decorating stations and do-it-yourself backpacks.

The Kankakee Valley Theatre Association carolers will be on hand to celebrate the season with holiday classics. There also will be carriage rides through the woods.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at any of the Bourbonnais Township Park District facilities. To learn more, visit

Pre-sale family ticket bundles are on sale now for $40 and include a family photo session, carriage ride and 15 activity tickets for cookie decorating, crafts, games, barrel train rides and more.

Purchasing tickets in advance is strongly encouraged, as pre-sale tickets will include an additional five free tickets for activities to use that day, which is a $5 savings.