A joyful celebration


Villa Park’s annual Joyful Traditions event took place on Saturday, Dec. 3, along the Illinois Prairie Path, near the Rugaard Gazebo. Santa Claus, who traveled to the festive family celebration on Villa Park Fire Engine 81 with Villa Park Village President Nick Cuzzone, arrived at about 5 p.m. Santa then headed to the gazebo to spend the next few hours posing for photos with children and families. One photo (above) from the gazebo shows the Peacock siblings of Villa Park. Pictured left to right with Santa are Riley (age 4) and 9-year-old twins Nora and Austin. The Grinch and Mickey Mouse also attended Joyful Traditions to pose for photos with families.