Benefiting Make-A-Wish® Illinois

Walk For Wishes® is a nationwide Make-A-Wish® fundraiser that celebrates the more than 315,000 wishes that have already been granted, while raising funds for future wishes. It's a family-friendly event powered by wish families, volunteers, companies, donors and friends.

The Hot Chocolate Walk For Wishes is a family-friendly event celebrating the most wonderful time of the year! Help us raise funds for future wishes to be granted for local wish children. Celebrate with us on event day with hot chocolate and admiring the holiday lights on the Square!

We welcome school age children to participate in a scavenger hunt on the Square!

PLEASE NOTE: To ensure the safety of our Make-A-Wish families and community, this event will be adhering to CDC guidelines and appropriate social distancing. Masks or appropiate face coverings are required for entry.

  1. Register. Sign up today and invite friends, family and colleagues to join your team.

  2. Fundraise. Tell people why you are supporting Make-A-Wish and ask for their support. Make it personal to make it powerful.

  3. Walk. See the Make-A-Wish mission come to life and celebrate your fundraising success on Walk Day.

Celine, 15
blood disorder

Celine wished to play the ukulele in Hawaii. Read more of Celine's story

Taylor, 7
cancer

Taylor wished to be a singer Read more of Taylor's story