Get in the Holiday Spirit in Tinley Park This Weekend

Making plans for the weekend? Patch has rounded up a list of events and activities going on in and around Tinley Park.

If nothing matters but the weekend, you better plan it out. Patch is here to help by spotlighting some of what's going on Friday, Saturday and Sunday in and around Tinley Park.

Not quite feeling in the Christmas spirit yet? How about a free holiday concert? The Tinley Park Community Band,  under the direction of Barb Abarro, presents their annual holiday concert on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 3 p.m.  Included in the numbers to be performed that afternoon are: Syncopated Clock, Sleigh Ride, and the Christmas "Pop" Sing-a-long. Admission is free! For more  info, please check out the group's website at www.tinleyband.org



'First Friday' at Garden Gallery: Check out the work of our featured local artist, Maureen Andrews, hear the live music of amazing classic guitarist, Dave Byron, do a little holiday shopping of hand-painted silk scarves, ties and hand-woven art bags, and enjoy refreshments provided by a local Tinley eatery. 

Attendees may also choose to participate in our Creative Community Series instructor-led art activity. December's activity will be Paint Your own Christmas OrnamentFirst Friday is FREE. ALL AGES WELCOME! Creative Community Series activity is $15 (all supplies included).

All proceeds of Garden Gallery & Studio go toward vocational and residential programs for adults with developmental disabilities at Garden Center Services. Get more info. 

Family Movie Night, Showing 'Elf': You've seen the pointy shoes and the festive apparel, now sit back with the fam and enjoy a free screening of holiday favorite, "Elf." The whole family is invited to watch the movie, rated PG, starring Will Ferrell and Zooey Deschanel. Watch as after wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity. No registration required. Phone 708.532.0160, x 2. Show starts at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6.

The Great 2013 Toy Wrap: This year, hundreds of compassionate volunteers invite you to join Children’s Hunger Fund to wrap tens of thousands of toys for children who might otherwise go without this Christmas. Come volunteer at the Chicago warehouse and you can be the difference between despair and hope! Get more info. 

FRIDAY, DEC. 6 through SUNDAY, DEC. 8

Can't-Miss Holiday Happenings in Tinley Park: The Village of Tinley Park has plenty of ways to enjoy holiday fun this weekend, and you wouldn't want to miss out because you don't know where or when. 

The fun starts Dec. 6, with the lighting of Tinley's tree in Zabrocki Plaza. Check out the schedule.

Check out Tinley Park Patch's Events Calendar to find out what else is going on and to add your own activities to the mix.

Want to catch a movie? Check out Tinley Park Patch's Movies Friday, which features films and showtimes in the area.


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