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Holiday Storytelling and Santa Visits

Listen to a holiday story or two in Santa's visiting area. Hosted by FHN and the Freeport Public Library. (no charge)

4:30 – 7 p.m. Tuesdays at the Freeport Public Library, 100 E. Douglas Street, Freeport

  • December 2
  • December 9
  • December 16

Santa's Pajama Party and Storytime!

Join Santa at the Freeport Public Library. (no charge)

  • December 9 6:30 - 7 p.m.

Santa Visits at the Freeport Public Library

Visit with Santa and receive a holiday gift from FHN. (no charge)

  • December 2 5 – 7 p.m.
  • December 4 5 – 7 p.m.
  • December 6 1 – 3 p.m.
  • December 7 1 – 3 p.m.
  • December 9 5 – 7 p.m.
  • December 11 5 – 7 p.m.
  • December 13 1 – 3 p.m.
  • December 14 1 – 3 p.m.
  • December 16 5 – 7 p.m.
  • December 18 5 – 7 p.m.
  • December 20 1 – 3 p.m.
  • December 21 1 – 3 p.m.

2014 FHN Festival of Trees — Something Fun for Everyone

We hope you will join us at one or all of FHN's Festival of Trees events — there's something for everyone! This year, we celebrate the arts and how they not only enrich our lives, but can foster a calming, healing environment at home, the workplace, and in healthcare settings. Happy Holidays from all of us at FHN!

Holiday Movie Series

The fun begins Saturday morning, Nov. 22 with the first showing of our Holiday Movie Series. Join us at 10 a.m. each Saturday through Dec. 20 for a family movie at a special price courtesy of FHN. All children attending will receive a holiday gift; seating is limited and there are no advance ticket sales. This year's movies are:

Nov. 22 — Disney's Big Hero 6 PG ($3.50)
Nov. 29 — The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 PG-13 ($3.50)
Dec. 6 — Penguins of Madagascar PG ($3.50)
Dec. 13 — National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation PG-13 (FREE)
Dec. 20 — Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb PG-13 ($3.50)

This year's bonus movie is the holiday classic It's a Wonderful Life — at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 17.

FHN welcomes Alan Wenzel and Ed Finch to It's a Wonderful Life! Wenzel and Finch, hosts of the popular Classic Movie Series at the Lindo Theatre, will welcome movie-goers at both shows with historical tidbits and movie trivia about the film, and will lead a brief discussion about this holiday classic following each showing. Admission is a free-will offering and/or a food drive donation (barrels available for food contributions — monetary contributions will also go to the food drive). Designed to offer movie-goers the experience of viewing time-honored American Film classics on the big screen, the Classic Movie Series is hosted every spring and fall by the Lindo Theatre in Freeport in partnership with the Stephenson County Historical Museum and Highland Community College.

FHN's The Money Lisa Casino

Whether you create it or enjoy it, music, painting, poetry and other arts are now widely accepted as tools to augment traditional healthcare. Join us beginning at 7 p.m. at FHN's The Money Lisa Casino Saturday, Nov. 22 for casino-style fun. The event is open to the public and will feature Vegas-quality games, food, music, dancing, and silent auction shopping at the Freeport Masonic Temple, 305 W. Stephenson Street. Proceeds benefit several art-related efforts at FHN, and 10 percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Freeport Art Museum. Holiday party attire — if you would like, feel free to glam it with your best casino garb!

Listen to Terry Egan talk about this great annual event on Dial-A-Doc.

Community Holiday Tree

We'll officially kick off the holiday season after Downtown Freeport's Mistletoe Walk on Sunday, Nov. 23 by lighting the Community Holiday Tree in front of FHN Memorial Hospital. Cookies, cocoa and some special visitors — including Father Christmas — are a great way to start the season! (Look to the left for Santa's full Festival of Trees schedule.)

Community Festival of Trees

Head to the Freeport Public Library, 100 E. Douglas Street, Freeport, to enjoy the Community Festival of Trees. This popular, free event brings non-profit organizations together to decorate trees and compete for cash prizes. A panel of judges will award prizes in a number of categories, and you can vote for your favorite in the People's Choice competition through Saturday, Dec. 20! The trees will be on display Sunday, Dec. 7 through Friday, Jan. 2.

Highland Youth Choir

Each year, during the first week of the Community Festival of Trees, we celebrate with a special free performance by the Highland Youth Choir. Join us at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8 at the Freeport Public Library for some lovely holiday music and cheer.

Singin' at the King

Singin' at the King will bring school choruses from across northwest Illinois together for a night of music beginning at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11 at the King Community Campus, 511 S. Liberty Avenue, Freeport. The suggested admission price is one canned good or other food item for the FACC food pantry per person. (Santa will be there, too, so make sure the kids have their list ready!)

Santa Visits

Santa has set aside some time to visit with area children — every child who visits with Santa as part of a Festival of Trees event will receive a small holiday gift from FHN. There's no cost to visit with Santa, and he can usually be found at the Freeport Public Library. (Santa's library schedule is on the left column of this page.)