CASA Kane County’s Nov. 30 Holiday Extravaganza Celebrates Community

CASA Kane County’s Nov. 30 Holiday Extravaganza Celebrates Community

Kids will love the magic show, which is presented in the first part of the event. (CREDIT: CASA Kane County)

CASA Kane County’s second annual Holiday Extravaganza kicks off the holiday Thursday, Nov. 30 at Riverside Receptions—on the eve of Geneva’s famous Christmas Walk.

Organizers say the event, which celebrates children and families, will transform Riverside Receptions “into an elegant winter wonderland magical place that is as close as you will get to the actual Santa’s North Pole village, (with) sparkling trees, silver bells along with colorful and beautifully-lit atmosphere that assimilates the spirit of Christmas.”

The family portion of the event takes place from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and will feature Santa and Mrs. Claus, magic shows, a friend from the movie Frozen, face painting, candy stations, and kid-friendly snacks and hot chocolate for all.

The second half of the evening — from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. — will feature a couture fashion show styled by Niala Conte, an upscale Geneva boutique modeling, fall/winter, evening gown and cocktail attire; along with hair and make-up presentations styled by Sojourn Salon and Spa; with sophisticated jewelry by Fox Jewelers.

Guests will also have the opportunity to dance the night away with a DJ and dance floor, hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine, and amazing silent and live auction items —themed with the spirit of the holiday season. All guests of both events will receive a holiday gift book to shop and dine at local businesses.

New this year is a VIP live auction item at the Trump Tower Penthouse for up to 14 people. This one-of-a-kind experience includes a six-course meal prepared by Preservation Bread and Wine, along with wine pairing at each course presented by The Wine Exchange and a personal wait staff for the evening. For more information, contact CASA Kane County Executive Director Gloria Kelley at 630-444-3109.

“Each year, CASA focuses on new ways to promote healthy kids and families in order to make our community stronger,” Kelley said. “We are proud to bring back this family-focused holiday event along with an elegant adult-only party in the evening that will support our child advocacy organization and the 600 children we serve annually. Please bring your families, friends, and loved ones for an evening of celebration this holiday season, which supports our mission of bringing awareness to abuse and neglect in this community.”

To register for this event, please visit

About CASA Kane County

For nearly 30 years, CASA Kane County has been recruiting, training and supervising community volunteers who serve as Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) and the Guardian ad Litem (GAL) for children in court due to abuse, neglect or private guardianship.  The CASA volunteer acts as the eyes and ears of the judge to help make the best decision for a safe, caring and permanent home for each child. The organization serves 100 percent of all abuse/neglect and private guardianship cases in the 16th Judicial Circuit of Kane County and has been doing this since 2002. CASA Kane County’s 17 staff and 275 active CASA/GAL volunteers advocate for more than 600 children annually.