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: 5 People Rushed To Hospital From Scene Of Fire In Beverly
It’s been transformed into the “North Pole” and volunteers from around the Chicago area help put on the event.READ MORE: LIVE UPDATES: Protests Follow Release Of Video Of Police Shooting That Killed Adam Toledo
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: Protesters Gather Downtown Following Release Of Video Showing Police Shooting That Killed Adam Toledo
The event includes breakfast, a visit with Santa, entertainment and personal wish list gifts.