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The Cook County Department of Public Health announced this weekend that all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to wear a mask indoors, beginning on Monday, Aug. 23. At this time, we are requiring all participants to wear a mask at all times inside our facilities.  Thank you for your cooperation!

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Special Events


You are provided with paint, brushes, easels, canvas and an art instructor to teach you step by step on how to create a beautiful work of art. Please wear a paint shirt with short sleeves. For more information contact Ashley at Food & beverage will be available for purchase through RoccoVino’s during this event.  Pre-registration is required. *Indicates All ages welcome.

Sponsored by Smiling Shamrock
Location: Twin Lakes

105326-03 F 11/19 6:30-8:30PM $28 Create a Holiday Village
105326-04 F 12/17 6:30-8:00PM $23 Light-up Reindeer
105326-05 F 3/18 6:30-8:00PM $25 Unicorn & Glitter Painting
105326-06 F 4/15 6:30-8:30PM $26 Spring Wreath and Flowers



Bring the family out for a Halloween-themed bingo night.  Please bring a full-sized candy bar for each family member to go into our pot-o-candy.  Bingo winners will get to pick a candy bar out of the pot; but don’t worry, everyone will leave with a sweet treat!  Each participant will receive one slice of pizza to enjoy during the event.  Pre-registration is required, no walk-ins.  No refunds if cancellation is 48 hours before event.

Location: Twin Lakes

Code Day Date Time Fee AGES
105810-01 F October 22 5:30-7:00pm

$8R/ per person

Families (3 yrs & up)


Register for a SAFE Halloween party in Palatine held in the Salt Creek Sports Center!  There will be games with prizes, a coloring station, a Halloween costume contest and more!  Please bring a bag/bucket for your prizes.  Pre-registration is required, no walk-ins.

Location: Salt Creek Sports Center

Code Day Date Time Fee AGES
105200-02 W October 27 5:30-7:00pm $8R/$10NR (child)        $2R/$3NR (adult) 10 yrs & under


Bring out your best homemade items and join us for our annual craft fair at the Salt Creek Park District.  You’ll get a 10ft x 10 ft. space where you can bring your own table or rent an 8-foot table from us.  Call 847-259-6890 or visit for an application.  Each vendor will receive one lunch meal deal with your registration.  Additional lunches can be purchased for $7. 

Location: Salt Creek Sports Center

Craft Fair Application 2021

Code Day Date Time Fee AGES
103200-01 Sa 11/20 9:00-2:00pm $42 (Table, 2 chairs & electricity) All
103200-02 Sa 11/20 9:00-2:00pm $32 (Table, 2 chairs) All
103200-03 Sa 11/20 9:00-2:00pm $22 (Bring your own table) All


Now hosting an interactive Family Trivia Night! Come on and challenge your brain with some fun trivia questions!  We will be hosting the event at Twin Lakes and using the Kahoot app for Trivia.  We will have some fun holiday questions for the entire family.  Everyone must pre-register for the event by December 1. Trivia night will be held on Friday, December 3 from 6:00-7:30pm.  Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 families.  Please only register one member of your household.

Location: Twin Lakes

Code Day Date Time Fee AGES
105605-01 F 12/3 6:00-7:30pm $15/family (up to 5 people) All


Experience the magic of the North Pole Express! The train will depart from the Arlington Park Train Station and head to the ‘North Pole’ and back.  Enjoy a special reading of the “Polar Express” book, play holiday games, sing Christmas carols, answer trivia, take pictures with our special quest & more! Cookies & chocolate milk will be provided to everyone on the train. Pre-registration is required! Children under 1 year are free.  All participants (including adults) must register.  Please check in 20 minutes before departure time.  Limited availability, please register early!

Residents only – may register August 2-13.
Open Registration begins August 16.

Location: Arlington Park Train Station

Code Day Date Time Fee
104300-02 Su 12/5 depart: 11:20am / return: 1:29pm $22R/$26NR Adults, $18R/$22NR Kids (12 yrs & under)
104300-03 Su 12/5 depart: 3:20pm / return: 5:29pm $22R/$26NR Adults, $18R/$22NR Kids (12 yrs & under)


Join us at Twin Lakes Clubhouse for a morning full of delicious food, games, crafts & Santa Claus! Breakfast/Brunch (eggs, pancakes & sausage) will be provided. Table assignments will be made, so if you have any special requests, please indicate that at the time of registration.  Tables will be set for 8 people.  Please bring your camera for a picture with Santa Claus.  Pre-registration is required!  No refunds or cancellations within 48 hours of the event!

Location: Twin Lakes

Code Day Date Time Fee
105225-01 Sa 12/11 9:00-10:45am $14R/$16NR adults (7 yrs+), $12/(3-6 years) & $6 (Ages 2yrs & under)
105225-02 Sa 12/11 11:30-1:15pm $14R/$16NR adults (7 yrs+), $12/(3-6 years) & $6 (Ages 2yrs & under)



Surprise your kids with a personalized live video from the big man himself!  Have your child/ren visit with Santa in a fun, but safe way.  Register today for one of our designated timeslots and recieve a 5 minute personalized live video with Santa Claus! Parents will need to provide some details about your child’s wish list, activities, etc. when they register.  Santa will send you a zoom link and your child/ren will be able to talk & see Santa.  Siblings will all meet together on the video chat at the same time.   Pre-registration is required! Register early, spots are limited.  Please print out the Santa Questionaire For each child in your household and email it to Kristin Hartwig at

Code Day Date Time Fee
105225-03 Su 12/12 10:00am – 12:00pm $15/per family



We’re offering a chance for your pet to actually meet Santa and get their picture taken!  Register for your 10-minute time slot as soon as possible – space is limited!  Picture frame and treat for your pet is included.  Pre-registration is required!

Location: Twin Lakes Pro Shop

Code Day Date Time Fee
105250-01 Su 12/12 1:00-3:00pm $10 ($5/each add’l pet)


Elf your friends, neighbors or your own family with a surprise at home candy cane hunt!  One of Santa’s elf’s will hide two dozen candy canes in your front yard and leave a “You’ve Been Elfed” sign by the front door.  Must be a Salt Creek Resident or live in Palatine.  Elfing will take place on either Monday, December 13 or Tuesday, December 14 from 3:00-6:00pm. Participants will then have 24 hours to spread the fun to a friend or neighbor.  Please leave the elf sign in your front yard or window so your neighbors know you have already been elfed!  Pre-registration is required!

Code Day Date Time Fee
105225-04 M 12/13 3:00-6:00pm $15/per person  & $5/extra child
105225-05 Tu 12/14 3:00-6:00pm $15/per person & $5/extra child


Santa will greet you and your family from the safety of your car with a Ho Ho Ho and a special treat! Show Santa some love and bring him a letter or decorate your vehicle.  This is a drive thru event.  Pre-registration is required!

Location: Twin Lakes

Code Day Date Time Fee
105216 Sa 12/18 10:00-10:30am $10/car (up to 7 people)
105216 Sa 12/18 10:45-11:15am $10/car (up to 7 people)
105216 Sa 12/18 11:30-12:00pm $10/car (up to 7 people)

BAGS OF FUN – Themed gift bags

Purchase our themed gift bags to open lots of fun surprises.  Surprises can include crafts, treats, laughs and much more! Pre-registration is required!

Location: Twin Lakes

Code Order By Pickup By Location Fee
105235-02 12/27 12/29 Twin Lakes $15
105235-03 2/8 2/11 Twin Lakes $15
105235-04 3/11 3/16 Twin Lakes $15


Salt Creek residents, decorate the outside of your home from top to bottom with Holiday Cheer to enter our holiday light and home decorating contest! Winner will receive bragging rights, a ‘winner’ yard sign and a gift card!  Judging will take place on December 20 between 5:00-8:00pm.  Winners will be announced on December 21!


  • You must consent to us posting a picture of your decorated home on our Facebook page.
  • All designs must be family-friendly.
  • All registrations must be received by December 15.
  • You may use holiday lights, decorations & music.
  • Must pre-register for this contest.  $5/home
Code DaY Date TIME Fee
105310-01 M 12/20 5:00-8:00pm $5/house

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