While Santa and his elves are busy working at the North Pole, Mrs. Claus joined families at Naper Settlement for the first annual Jingle Bell Jamboree.
“Well, the Jingle Bell Jamboree was a chance to bring all the people in the area together for a fun activity before the holidays. And of course, I am here because Santa is way too busy to come. Right now he’s back in the workshop with the elves working very hard, but this is a chance for families to come out and enjoy the weather, some comradery with other citizens in the area and have fun,” said Mrs. Claus.
The day was filled with holiday music provided by the Alena Quintet from Metea Valley High School and the Chicago Sinfonietta Ensemble.
Kids could decorate cookies in Mrs. Claus’ bakery, write letters to Santa and take home a Christmas craft.
“We wanted something that was very family-oriented, especially with the stress of the holidays, I mean we’re right before Christmas, to stop and really think about what the holiday season is, and that’s friends and family and being together and sharing memories. And we’re hoping that this will be an event that families come and go to,” said Anna Di Cosola, Learning Experiences Coordinator at Naper Settlement.
The event paired perfectly with the Rotary Club’s display of Naper Lights, making some holiday magic to remember.
Naperville News 17’s Rachel Pierson reports.
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