The fun begins Saturday morning November 23 with the first show in our Holiday Movie Series. Join us at the Classic Cinemas Lindo Theatre, 115 S. Chicago Avenue in Freeport each Saturday through December 21 for a family movie at a special price courtesy of FHN. Each movie starts at 10 a.m. (doors open at 9:30 a.m.), and all children attending will receive a holiday gift. Tickets are $4. Seating is limited and there are no advance ticket sales. This year's movies are:
Nov. 23 - 10 a.m. - Frozen 2 (PG)
Nov. 30 - 10 a.m. - Polar Express (G) – special FREE movie
Dec. 7 - 10 a.m. - Playmobil: The Movie (PG)
Dec. 14 - 10 a.m. - Jumanji: The Next Level (PG-13)
Dec. 21 - 10 a.m. - Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (PG-13)
This year's bonus movie is the holiday classic White Christmas (G) at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11.
Admission to the bonus movie is a free-will offering and/or a food drive donation (barrels available for food contributions – monetary contributions will also go to the food drive). Designed to offer movie-goers the experience of viewing time-honored American film classics on the big screen, the Classic Movie Series is hosted every spring and fall by the Lindo Theatre in Freeport in partnership with the Stephenson County Historical Museum and Highland Community College.
Join us to officially kick off the holiday season after Downtown Freeport's Mistletoe Walk at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24 we light the Community Holiday Tree in front of FHN Memorial Hospital. Cookies, cocoa, and some special visitors are a great way to start the season!
Enjoy the FHN Community Festival of Trees December 2 – 28 at the Freeport Public Library (100 W. Douglas Street, Freeport). This popular free event brings non-profit organizations together to decorate trees and compete for cash prizes. A panel of judges will award prizes in a number of categories, and you can vote for your favorite in the People's Choice competition through Saturday, Dec. 14. The trees will be on display through Saturday, Dec. 28.
Each year, during the first week of the Community Festival of Trees, we celebrate with a special free family event. Join us at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 2 at the Freeport Public Library for some holiday music for the whole family. Sing Christmas carols with Sean Huguenin, make "Holiday Slime", play Holiday Bingo, enjoy making a healthy holiday treat and enter a chance to win a $100 gift card for the holidays! No charge or reservation required. Enjoy holiday trees decorated by local service organizations, clubs and church groups competing for prizes. Vote for your favorite tree December 2-14!
Singin' at the King brings school and group choruses from across northwest Illinois together for a night of music beginning at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5 at the King Community Campus, 511 S. Liberty Avenue, Freeport. The suggested admission price is one canned good or other food item per person for local food pantries.
Join Big Radio, FHN, Highland Community College, and the Salvation Army for a Festival of Giving from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13 at the HCC Student Conference Center. Big Radio will be doing live broadcasts from the event. Donations of toys and money will be accepted throughout the day to benefit underprivileged children in our area. For more information on how you can help a needy family during the holidays, call the Salvation Army at 815-275-7265.
Enjoy the beauty of Freeport's Stephenson Street and Lincoln Boulevard area on Luminaria Night Sunday, Dec. 22. Residents of the neighborhood around FHN Memorial Hospital decorate their sidewalks with luminaria to celebrate the season.
Santa has set aside some time to visit with area children - every child who visits with Santa as part of a Festival of Trees event will receive a small holiday gift from FHN. There's no cost to visit with Santa, and he can usually be found at the Freeport Public Library, 100 E. Douglas Street in Freeport.
Sunday, Nov. 24, 1 – 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 26, 5 – 7 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 30, 1 – 3 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 3, 5 – 7 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 5, 5 – 7 p.m. (Santa storytelling time at 6 p.m.)
Saturday, Dec. 7, 1 – 3 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 10, 5 – 7 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 12, 5 – 7 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 14, 1 – 3 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 19, 5 – 7 p.m. (Santa storytelling time at 6 p.m.)
Tuesday, Dec. 17, 5 – 7 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 21, 1 – 3 p.m.