With the holiday season swiftly approaching, Park West is gearing up to spread festive cheer with two exciting Foto Fridays events in November, leading up to the highly anticipated Frosty Fest in December. Park West, located at 9744 W. Northern Ave., in Peoria, invites the community to partake in these events, setting the stage for a month of merriment.

First up, on Friday, Nov. 17, and again on Friday, Nov. 24, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Park West presents two free Foto Fridays events. Families, along with their friendly Fidos, are cordially invited to join in on the fun. These events offer a unique opportunity for guests to capture the magic of the season with complimentary photo opportunities alongside beloved festive characters.

The November 17 event features free photo opportunities with the enchanting Elsa and Anna, bringing a touch of “Frozen” magic to Park West. Then, on November 24, the festivities continue with free photo opportunities alongside the lovable Olaf and the mischievous Grinch, adding a dash of whimsy to the holiday season.

Following these festive Fridays, the grand celebration culminates in Frosty Fest on Friday, Dec. 1, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Attendees of all ages will have the chance to immerse themselves in the spirit of the season and enjoy a wide array of festive activities and attractions, including:
• Snow Play Areas: Dive into the joy of real snow at Park West’s two snow play areas, perfect for snowball fights and making snow angels.
• Innertube Snow Slide: Thrill-seekers can take a heart-pounding ride down the innertube snow slide, embarking on a snowy adventure.
• Live Performance by the Jingle Belles: The Jingle Belles will take center stage with their captivating holiday melodies, filling the air with the sweet sounds of the season.
• Photo Opportunities with Santa Claus: Don’t miss the chance to capture a magical moment with Santa Claus himself.
• “Reindeer” Rides and Train Rides: Both kids and adults can enjoy “reindeer” rides and train rides around the festive venue.
• Seasonal Scavenger Hunt: Get into the spirit of the season with a fun and engaging seasonal scavenger hunt. Collect “believe” bells at participating stores and restaurants within Park West, and redeem them for a free light-up Santa hat.

The best part? Attendance at Frosty Fest is entirely free, making it the perfect event for families and friends to come together and celebrate the holiday season. Don’t miss this opportunity to embrace the holiday spirit, create cherished memories, and enjoy a jolly good time at Frosty Fest. It’s an event that promises to warm hearts and spread holiday joy throughout the community. For more information, visit shopparkwest.com.