CHICAGO (CBS) — Operation North Pole takes off Saturday at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont.
Children and their families will take a holiday train ride from the downtown Des Plaines Metra station to the Crystal Lake stop.READ MORE: With COVID-19 Omicron Variant Cases Being Identified In U.S., Local Public Health Officials Are On High Alert
It’s been transformed into the “North Pole” and volunteers from around the Chicago area help put on the event.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Early Morning Showers; Mild Day Friday
Those organizing the event say Operation North Pole works with the area’s children’s hospitals to provide a day of “fun and fantasy” for families with children suffering through a life-threatening illness.MORE NEWS: Jussie Smollett Trial: Defense Attorney Calls For Mistrial And Accuses Judge Of Lunging At Her; Judge Denies Claims And Motion
The event includes breakfast, a visit with Santa, entertainment and personal wish list gifts.