Snow in Lake Forest is a rare occurrence, but it happens at least once a year at the city's annual Snowfest celebration.
For one day, the slopes of will be covered in snow and open for sledding.
Tickets go on sale this Wednesday for the Jan. 28 event on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Registration is available this week only, from noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, in person at .
Residents get the first shot at scoring tickets to the winter celebration at 21701 Pittsford Dr., which organizers say regularly sells out.
On Wednesday and Thursday, Lake Forest residents can pick up a sledding wristband for $5. Only cash will be accepted.
Proof of residency, such as a driver’s license or utility bill, is required.
Open registration is Friday from noon to 7 p.m., based on availability.
Each family needs to fill out a liability form in order to purchase tickets.
Sledding commences at 11 a.m. on Jan. 28. Sleds and saucers will be available at the park. For children who are 5 years old or younger, there will also be a free snow play area.
Each sledder must have a pre-purchased wristband for one of the day's three snow sessions. The sessions are from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., 12:45 p.m. to 2 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Snowfest attendees who don't plan to sled do not need a wristband. A bounce house, slide, Ferris wheel, and other attractions are planned for the event.
The rain date for the event is Feb. 4.
For more information about SnowFest, call (949) 461-3450 or visit facebook.com/LakeForestEvents.