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Celebrate the Holidays with MPD

Holiday House Decorating Contest- December 18, 2020

Is your house visible from outer space? Do your neighbors have a tan in the middle of winter due to the lighting coming from your home? Then you’re just the kind of people we are looking for. Enter the 2020 Holiday House Decorating Contest for a chance to win and be recognized as the best in the neighborhood!

December 18th
Judging begins at 7:00 pm
To register: call (815)568-5126 Monday-Friday 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Must register before: December 17

*All Marengo residents are eligible
Free event

Drive-Thru Visit with Santa - December 19, 2020


Join us for this magical event as we spread Christmas cheer! This is a no-contact event. Upon arrival you will be checked in and you will remain safely in your vehicles and experience a “drive-thru” visit with Santa! You will pause briefly for a photo with Santa from your car at this unique, special holiday event.
Pack the hot chocolate, dress in holiday pajamas, and decorate your vehicle with your family for the photo.
Each registered child will receive a Goody Bag filled with candy, crafts, and more. You must remain in your vehicle at all times.

Pre-registration is Required - Call (815)568-5126 Monday-Friday 9:00 am-5:00 pm to register
Register between: December 8-16
Fee: FREE 1 vehicle per registration (4 goody bags max per vehicle)
Location: 825 Indian Oaks Trail
Date: December 19, 2020
Gates open at: 4:00 pm with a timed entry

You must remain in your vehicle at all times. ​
Face masks are required.



Vehicles must be registered for a selected time slot.

Must present proof of registration.

Registration will not be available at the event.  

When an entrance time reaches capacity, it will no longer be available for registration.

Please arrive during your designated time slot. Upon arrival, our team will check you in.


This event was designed to be experienced from inside of your vehicle.

This event will take place completely outdoors through a paved parking lot.

For everyone’s safety, all guests must remain in their vehicles for the duration of the event.

In the event of an emergency: Please talk to one of our staff members. If leaving vehicle is neccessary, participants must use a face mask and remain social distanced.

There are no public restrooms on-site, please plan to use the restroom before arriving.

This event is family friendly and recommended for people of all ages.

Any trash must remain in the vehicle and cannot be disposed of onsite.

In the event of inclement weather, you will be notified of the event’s cancellation via email.

Vehicles will be driving continuously, the speed limit will be set at 5 mph. Vehicles must follow all traffic patterns and rules of the road.

There is a maximum of 4 Goody Bags per vehicle.  Participants cannot change vehicles during the drive-thru.

The following will not be granted access to the events: Bicycles, motorcycles or scooters, convertibles without roof, vehicles with no doors, cars with trailer attachments, minibuses (7+ seats), buses, RVs, limos, long wheelbase vans,HGVs, and all other vehicles JPD deemes unsafe.

The safety of our guests and staff are our top priority, so we’ve designed this entire experience with the current health guidelines in mind.


Staff will wear face masks at all times.

Staff will social distance from each other at all times.