Come to the Westlake Rec Center for December family fun

Claire Janmey reads her list to Santa at the Westlake Rec Center last year. Santa will return to the Rec on Dec. 11 and Dec. 18.

Here is a highlighted program for the first half of December. If you are looking for a certain program or are wondering if we have it available, check our website, the Rec Gazette newspaper or give us a call. There are a handful of programs that are not listed in this article.

Saturday, Dec. 4 (8:30-10:30 p.m.) Family Ultimate After Hours Bash – Bring the family up for an evening of being together and having fun after the doors to the Rec close.

Wednesday, Dec. 8 (4:30-5:30 p.m. or 6:30-7:30 p.m.) Elf Workshop (ages 3-8) – The kids will make handmade Christmas gifts.

Friday, Dec. 10 (7 p.m.) Evening at the North Pole – Join us for a story, sing-a-long, snacks and Santa.

Saturday, Dec. 11 (9-10:15 a.m. or 10:30-11:15 a.m.) Breakfast with Santa – This fun morning includes a yummy breakfast, time with Santa and pictures with the jolly big man. Kids up to the age of 12 can be signed up. You need to register early, for this event has limited space.

Sunday, Dec. 12 (2 p.m.) Mother/Daughter Christmas Craft – Make Christmas decorations and crafts together. Fathers/sons also welcome.

Friday, Dec. 17, 21 and 25 (8 p.m.) Friday Night Family Flicks – Join us for pizza, drinks and a movie. Bring blankets and pillows.

Saturday, Dec. 18 (6:30-7:30 p.m.) Swim with Santa – Santa will stop bye the pool to pick up Christmas lists and swim.

More information regarding all of these programs and more can be found at our website at or by stopping by the Recreation Center at 28955 Hilliard Blvd., calling us at 440-808-5700 or picking up our new Rec Gazette.

Chris Haldi works for the City of Westlake Recreation Department.

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