Each year the Timbers of Shorewood retirement community hosts a huge Christmas party titled, "Santa and the Timbers' Elves." Everyone from Shorewood, Joliet, Plainfield and the surrounding area is invited. Santa Claus listens to children’s wishes and pose for photos. This event has become a favorite holiday festival for the entire community.
“Families can have a wonderful Saturday afternoon,” said Shelly Goggins, activities director at The Timbers. “There will be treats, surprises and animals galore including real reindeer.”
Other highlights include draft horses for hay rides, a petting zoo of small animals - goats, chickens, sheep, etc., jugglers will be on hand, face-painting, caricature artists, and a holiday concert featuring Christmas carols and Santa songs from Plainfield Community Chorus.
The Little People will put on a show. Founded in 1979, Those Funny Little People Enterprises, Inc. has created dozens of original characters who perform hundreds of mini-musicals. The group particularly enjoys performing at retirement communities.
During the holidays the Timbers of Shorewood retirement community is an official drop site for Shorewood Food Pantry and the Mark Staehely Foundation. Please bring a non perishable food donation and/or an unwrapped toy in support of these organizations.
The Timbers of Shorewood is a rental retirement community which provides senior independent living and asssisted living apartments and a full schedule of activities and senior services. Furnished apartments are also available for a short-term stay - a weekend, a week, a month or longer.
The Christmas party is free and open to the public. For specific dates check our calendar of events or for more information contact Shelly Goggins at (815) 609-0669.