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Holiday Shopping With Champaign Park District

Virginia Theatre Mezzanine lobby decorated for the holidays.

Champaign Park District may not be where you think to go when starting your holiday shopping, but we bring fun for everyone all year long! 

Here’s a list ways you can begin Holiday Shopping With Champaign Park District!


Hays 50 Plus! Holiday Crafts & Bake Sale

Hays 50 Plus! Holiday Crafts & Bake Sale on Wednesday, December 7 from 10a-1p. Free entry to Hays Recreation Center.

Looking for handmade crafts or freshly baked goodies? Join the Hays Recreation Center 50 Plus! Program on Wednesday, December 7, with their first Holiday Crafts & Bake Sale! Proceeds benefit the Hays 50+ Program >>.

Location: Hays Recreation Center, 1311 W. Church Street, Champaign, IL 61821
Time: 10-1p

Leonhard Recreation Center Day Pass

Leonhard Recreation Center

Leonhard Recreation Center Day Pass is an affordable gift full of fun this holiday season. The Indoor Playground, Basketball/Volleyball/Pickleball Courts, Indoor Track, and more are available at $6 for Residents of C-U and $9 for Non-Residents of C-U. Visit Leonhard Recreation Center page for more information.

CPD Gift Cards

Champaign Park District Gift Card

Gift cards are always a great present! Gift Cards can be purchased at a Champaign Park District facility. >>


Champaign Center Partnership is also selling Champaign Park District Gift Cards >> from the comfort of your home! They will also mail the gift card for you with a small processing fee.

Make a Donation to Champaign Parks Foundation In Someone’s Name

Champaign Parks Foundation Logo

For friends and loved ones that do not like to receive material gifts, make a donation to the Champaign Parks Foundation in their name instead! You can even choose how the donation can be used too. Visit our donation page for more information!

Champaign Bark District Membership

Dog smiling at the Champaign Bark District dog park.

Our furry friends deserve presents too! Surprise them with a Champaign Bark District dog park membership. Visit our dog park page for more information.


Tree Programs

Fall trees filling Mattis Park

The Champaign Park District currently plants over 100 trees per year, most of which have been donated to celebrate the birth of a child, honor the passing of a loved one or simply to recognize a special life moment. With nearly 10,000 trees in our inventory, donations play a vital role in keeping our parks beautiful.

Visit our Tree Programs page to learn how you can plant a tree in Champaign as a gift to a friend or loved one!


Virginia Theatre Tickets

Front of the historic Virginia Theatre

The historic Virginia Theatre hosts a wide variety of shows, movies, and special events every year! Check out what’s coming to The Virginia Theatre this season for exciting gift ideas!


CPD Facility Memberships

Two children playing with virtual game at Martens Center.

Martens Center >>, Leonhard Recreation Center >>, Dodds Tennis Center >>, and Sholem Aquatic Center >> have memberships you can purchase as a gift! Individual and family options are available! Visit their pages for more information.


CYBER MONDAY SALE (Nov 28, 2022): Leonhard Recreation Center & Sholem Aquatic Center are having a Cyber Monday Sale! Visit the Cyber Monday Event for more information.


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