Oct 6 @ 5:29 pm – Dec 4 @ 5:00 pm

Mail your letter to Santa using our very special North Pole mailbox located in the lobby of the Community Center.  Address your letter to Santa & Mrs. Clause at 1 N. Candy Lane, The North Pole and the elves will make sure to get your letter to Santa.  Be sure to drop your letter off by December 4 so Santa has plenty of time to reply during his busiest time of the year.  Don’t forget to include your address so Santa can write back!

WICKET WEST FEST – Scarecrow Decorating Contest @ Downtown Westmont
Oct 9 @ 9:00 am – Nov 1 @ 3:00 pm
Location: Cass Avenue, Downtown Westmont, IL
Date/Time Information: Application, Scarecrows and a $5 entry fee (donated to the Westmont Historical Society) to be submitted to the Westmont Chamber office (1 South Cass Ave, Westmont) by October 4th.  Scarecrows will be displayed from October 9 – November 1, 2017
Contact Information: Westmont Chamber of Commerce
$5 entry fee (donation to the Westmont Historical Society)
Electronic Recycling Program @ Highway Department Facility
Oct 21 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Downers Grove Township Electronics Recycling Program 8 a.m to Noon at their Highway Department Facility at 318 E. Quincy Street in Westmont. The program will be held on the third Saturday of each month, unless that date falls on a holiday. There are a few program changes including a charge for TVs. AVA Recycling will be the new recycling vendor. For more info go to AVArecycling.com or call 847-397-2900

WICKET WEST FEST – Halloween Costume Contest
Oct 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am


Newborn to 1-year olds

2-5 years old

6-9 years old

10-13 years old

14 & older

GROUP/FAMILY CONTEST – Must have at least 3 people in the group category

WICKET WEST FEST – Pumpkin Smashing Extravaganza @ Downtown Westmont
Oct 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come out and watch various Westmont community groups and public agencies compete in our 3ed annual pumpkin smashing extravaganza. Competitors will go 20 feet up in the air in a bucket truck and aim at a target below. 

WICKET WEST FEST – Trick or Treat Trail @ Downtown Westmont
Oct 21 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
WICKET WEST FEST – Caskets on Cass @ Downtown Westmont
Oct 21 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Hosted by the Westmont Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau within our Downtown Business Community, the Westmont Caskets on Case Race is a foot race of homemade caskets sponsored by community organizations, businesses and area residents.

Saturday October 21, 2017
12:00 PM – Check in at the intersection of Cass and Irving streets
– Casket inspection and Judging
12:30 PM – Casket races begin

Click here for more information and a registration form

Click here for an online registration form and payment

WICKET WEST FEST – Haunted Forest Tour @ Twin Lakes Park
Oct 21 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Haunted Forest Tour: October 21, 2017
5:00pm-6:30pm – Spooky
 $6 per person– Sheer Terror Tours
Enter at Twin Lakes Park (Get directions)

Twin Lakes Woods will come alive for one very magical, mystical night! Participants will walk the first half of the trail and then narrators will tell you the story of the haunted woods as they conduct guided tours on hayracks. Don’t turn your back, as characters, ghouls and creatures will come alive before your very eyes!  We will again offer our Merry Monsters Matinee (spooky) performance from 5:00- 6:30 pm for the younger children.

Tickets sales will be from 4:30-9:00PM and tours will be ongoing so you may arrive at any time.  Due to the popularity of the event, there may be a short wait.

Note: please park along 59th St., Twin Lakes Learning Center.

LIBRARY EVENT – Friends of the Library Meeting @ Westmont Public Library
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for the next Friends of Library meeting. Everyone is welcome! The Friends are a group of volunteers who help the library expand its services to the community by raising money through used book sale in the library lobby, assisting with various library programs, and funding special programs and additional equipment. The Friends of the Westmont Public Library is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization.

LIBRARY EVENT – Haunted History @ Westmont Public Library
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm

Event Details

Sit back and listen, if you dare, to the entertaining and chilling tales of the historical hauntings of the Midwest. You are guaranteed goosebumps as you hear these stories of the S.S. Eastland, Brookfield Zoo, Fort Dearborn Massacre, John Dillinger, and more as told by Terry Lynch, known for his historical portrayals and interactive storytelling!
Sponsored by the Friends of the Westmont Public Library.
Event Type(s): Adults
Age Group(s): Adults