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Posted on: November 21, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Santa Surprises with Rock Island Parks and Recreation


Elf Movie, Letters from Santa, and Santa Visits bring Christmas Cheer...

There’ll be Christmas cheer for all to hear at the Rock Island Fitness and Activity Center on Saturday, December 14th with a showing of “Elf”, a Free Holiday Movie. Doors will open at 1:00 pm, and movie will begin at 2:30 pm. Photos will Santa will be available before the movie. Register in advance for a 5x7 picture (code 8769) for $5.00 or register for a 5x7 photo with Santa at the door for $8.00. Pictures will be mailed to your home. Picture add-on options will also be available. This movie is presented by R.I.A. Federal Credit Union with contributions by the Rock Island Parks and Recreation Foundation.

Would your little one like a letter from Santa? Let Santa tell your children they’ve been good, but need to clean their room more. Have Santa compliment good grades or an accomplishment! Registration fee is $5.00. Call (309) 732-7275 or register online at to register and fill out a form with info about your child. Deadline to register is December 14th.

Santa visits make family get-togethers and parties extra memorable. Registration begins November 25th and reservations are encouraged to be reserved by December 8th. Santa will be available through December 24th. Call (309) 732-7275 for reservations. Rock Island visits only on Christmas Eve. Fees start at $50.00.

As you are pondering what to buy your loved ones, don’t forget that we have holiday gift cards available! We have many special interest, sports, and fitness classes and trips. Sometimes the gift of an experience can last much longer than a present opened and forgotten. Maybe they would like to play some rounds at Highland or Saukie Golf Course, splash down a slide at Whitewater Junction next summer, or take a relaxing soak in the Rock Island Fitness and Activity Center hot tub!

For the golfer on your shopping list, RIFAC will also have 2020 golf season passes available at 2019 rates. Visit Rock Island Parks and Recreation at the Rock Island Fitness & Activity Center: 4303 24th Street, Rock Island. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, Fridays from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Call (309) 732-7275 for more information.

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