See Highlights from Wheaton Christmas Parade
The Downtown Wheaton Association helped Wheaton welcome the holidays with the annual lighted Christmas Parade in downtown Wheaton. Check out this video with highlights from the parade and tree lighting ceremony.
Roads Closed during Reindeer Run
On Saturday, Dec. 1, the Wheaton Park District and Wheaton Lions will host the annual Reindeer Run. This will require road closures during the race. See which streets will be closed on the City’s website. Also, watch the latest “Wheaton Insider” video to learn more about this event.
Enjoy Free Carriage Rides & Visit with Santa
From noon to 3 p.m. each Saturday through Dec. 22, children can come pay Santa a visit as he gets ready for Christmas at Martin Memorial Plaza, 134 W Front Street. Also offered for all ages are free carriage rides around downtown Wheaton, starting from Martin Memorial Plaza. These events are organized by the Downtown Wheaton Association.
Holiday Light Recycling Available
If you’re putting up holiday lights and find some strands that no longer work, the City encourages you to drop them off for recycling at the Public Works Storage Yard, 820 W Liberty Drive. You can drop them off 8 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays (excluding holidays). Please note this is for light strands only (not lawn ornaments or other decorations).
Information on Filing Objection or Withdrawal from Municipal Election
To file an objection for the 2019 municipal election: Objections to nomination petitions for the 2019 municipal election may be filed Nov. 27, 2018 through Dec. 3, 2018, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., excluding weekend days.
To file a withdrawal from the 2019 municipal election: Any candidate who has filed a nomination petition may cause his/her name to be withdrawn up to Dec. 19, 2018, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Objections and withdrawals are filed with the Wheaton City Clerk, 303 W Wesley Street. For more information, see the City’s website.
Keep the Wreath Red
This holiday season, the Wheaton Fire Department will decorate Wheaton’s three fire stations with wreaths that have a special significance. The wreaths are part of the Keep the Wreath Red fire safety campaign, a statewide program that reminds you to practice fire safety during the holiday season.
The wreaths feature red lights, and for each Wheaton fire caused by holiday decorations, the Fire Department will replace one red bulb with a white bulb. Help the Fire Department Keep the Wreath Red by unplugging holiday lights before leaving home or sleeping, being careful with candles, using flame-retardant decorations, ensuring lights are in good condition and Underwriters Laboratories (UL) listed, and keeping trees watered.
Library Offers Sunday Concert: Random Ringers
At 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, join the Wheaton Public Library, 225 N Cross Street, for a holiday concert featuring the Random Ringers! This hand bell ensemble will perform holiday classics to “ring” in the holiday season! No registration required.