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Monday December 1, 2014
Contact  Village Hall

(See the event on 11/1/14 for details)

Entry forms may be placed into the outdoor drop-box at Village Hall. Entry deadline is 5pm on 12/1/14. You may also enter the contest using the on-line registration form, found on the Coming Events page of

Tuesday December 2, 2014
7:00 PM
Contact  Village Clerk Jana Lee - 847-872-3846 ext. 245

The Winthrop Harbor Board of Trustees holds its regular meetings on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month. The public is invited to all meetings. Agendas are posted in the lobby of the Municipal building, and on-line at

Meetings are held in the Council Chambers at the Municipal Building, 830 Sheridan Road in Winthrop Harbor. For further information, please contact Village Hall at 847-872-3846.

Wednesday December 3, 2014
Contact  Village Hall

(See the event on 11/1/14 for details)

The official judges for the Holiday Home Decorating Contest will be making the rounds of all homes entered into the contest. Good luck to all of our entries!

7:00 PM
Contact  Winthrop Harbor LIONS Club

The Winthrop Harbor LIONS Club provides BINGO every Wednesday at the Schlader Recreation Center. In addition to BINGO, the Lions offers pull-tabs, Bonanza, Tic-Tac-Toe and the Lions Special.

BINGO is open to the public. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., at which time Pull-Tab games are sold. Regular BINGO begins at 7:00 p.m. Refreshments are available. The Lions look forward to seeing you on Wednesday!

Thursday December 4, 2014
Friday December 5, 2014
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Contact  Scott Fuller


From 7pm – 9pm, the Schlader Bldg. will be open to 1st and 2nd grade students who live in the Village of Winthrop Harbor. Activities scheduled for the evening will include music, various games (board games/card games), open gym, and refreshments to purchase. Admission will be $3 at the door, and no one who enters the building will be allowed to leave before 9pm unless that child’s PARENT comes to the door to pick them up. We ask that all parents come inside to pick up their child at 9pm as well. This is a Recreation Board sponsored event.

We welcome any parent who would like to help chaperone, however you must contact us in advance to do so. Call Recreation with questions at 847-746-3505.

Saturday December 6, 2014
Contact  Village Hall

The winners of this year's Holiday Home Decorating Contest will be announced on Saturday, December 6, 2014 during the big Tree Lighting Ceremony.

Winners each receive a wonderful gift basket filled with goodies with values of at
least $100 for 1st place, $75 for 2nd place and $50 for 3rd place.

DEADLINE FOR CONTEST ENTRY IS 5PM ON DECEMBER 1, 2014. If you're reading this before the deadline and would like to enter your home (it's free!), use the on-line entry form at or pickup a paper form at Village Hall.

Details are on the attached documents. Enjoy!
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Contact  Village Hall

Join in with your own parade entry! Bring the family to the Tree Lighting Ceremony!

Winthrop Harbor's Special Events Committee invites everyone to join the fun with this year's annual Light Parade. Join the parade with your business, organization or group of family/friends/neighbors in this fun parade of creatively illuminated vehicles and floats. Line-up for the parade begins at 4pm at the Schlader Recreation Center on 9th Street. The parade steps-off at 4:30pm.


At the conclusion of the parade, approximately 5:30pm, our annual Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held at the park just North of the Fire Department (8th St. & Sheridan Rd.). Come and enjoy the festive music and song, along with special goodies and - of course - the grand Tree Lighting!

Bundle up for the winter weather, and bring your cameras for pictures with Santa Clause, who has promised a special appearance for all the kids, young and old. We'll also be announcing the winners of our 4th Annual Holiday Home Decorations Contest... be sure to submit your entry! Download the parde route and information sheet using the links below. This is no longer a requirement to pre-register for the parade.

Happy Holidays from all of us at the Village of Winthrop Harbor!
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Contact  Recreation Dept. 847-746-3505

Santa Claus has scheduled his annual luncheon in Winthrop Harbor for Saturday, Dec.
6th. All children are invited to visit with Santa from Noon to 2pm at the Schlader Recreation Center on 9th Street. Cost is only $3 per person, including lunch.

You’ll also enjoy entertainment by BCC Puppet Ministries, and there will be door prizes for children 10 and under. Pictures with Santa will also be available for
$3.50. (NEW this year, each of the first 25 households participating in the Holiday Home Decorating Contest will receive one free photo with Santa!)

Don’t miss this
fun event!

Sunday December 7, 2014
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Contact  Winthrop Harbor VFW

Winthrop Harbor V.F.W. Post 7448 invites everyone to breakfast on Sundays Nov. 2nd and Dec. 7th. Breakfast is served from 8 to 11:30am at the V.F.W. Hall on Sheridan Road. Cost is $8 per person.

Monday December 8, 2014
7:00 PM
Contact  Recreation Director Scott Fuller

The Winthrop Harbor Recreation Board meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at the Schlader Recreation Center.

Tuesday December 9, 2014
7:00 PM
Contact  Pat DiPersio

The Winthrop Harbor Planning & Zoning Board meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month in the Council Chambers at the Municipal Building.

Wednesday December 10, 2014
6:00 PM
Contact  Community Development Director Pat DiPersio

The Winthrop Harbor Economic Development Commission meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month in the Conference Room of Winthrop Harbor Emergency Management Agency (EMA), 1617 7th Street.

7:00 PM
Thursday December 11, 2014
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Contact  Pat DiPersio

What should Winthrop Harbor look like in 2030? Share your ideas! The village is creating its new comprehensive plan and invites you to participate. This comprehensive plan will build upon the Village's assets to address current local issues and provide a roadmap for achieving long-term goals.

All residents, business owners, community leaders and other stakeholders from the community are invited to participate. Join us as we begin the process to create Winthrop Harbor's new comprehensive plan.

Thursday, December 11, 2014 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.
Schlader Recreation Center, 2700 9th Street.

Please attend!
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FY15-0037 Winthrop Harbor KICKOFF MEETING_POSTER.pdf
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Saturday December 13, 2014
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Contact  Scott Fuller

Winthrop Harbor's annual holiday Craft Show will be held from 9am to 3pm on December 13th at the Schlader Recreation Center. There will be approximately 50 crafters and artisits displaying their unique items. If you haven't found that gift you've been looking for, or need to finish your holiday shopping, this is the place to be!

If you would like to reserve a space as a crafter, please call the Recreation Dept. at 847-746-3505.

Food will be available at the event, and there will be door prizes to win! Come see what you can find at this Recreation Dept. sponsored event.

Tuesday December 16, 2014
12:00 PM
Contact  Jerry Larson - 847-746-6567

Dec. 16th will be our AARP Holiday Luncheon at Noon at Stone Creek Grill.

New members and guests are always welcome at AARP monthly meetings. For questions, please contact Jerry Larson at 847-746-6567, or by e-mail message to

7:00 PM
Wednesday December 17, 2014
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Contact  Winthrop Harbor Chamber of Commerce

If you are a local business owner we would love to see you at one of our networking events. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at NorStates Bank from 7:30-9:00am. Donuts and coffee are provided.

f you would like to be added to our email list to receive meet-ing updates, please visit us at

7:00 PM
Friday December 19, 2014
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Contact  Scott Fuller


The dances are open to any 5th – 8th grade student who lives in the Village of Winthrop Harbor. All students must show their North Prairie school ID, or any students attending alternative schools, including home schooled, must obtain a photo dance ID from the Recreation Dept. The first ID issued is at no charge to the child, however any additional ID’s needed will be charged $5.

As always, the normal school dress code is enforced, and once a child enters the dance, they will not be allowed to leave until 10pm or a parent comes to the door to pick them up. Admission is $3 at the door, and pop and pizza is available to purchase. If you would like to chaperone at any dance, please call or e-mail the Recreation Department.

Wednesday December 24, 2014
Contact  Mike Bitton - 815-236-0486
Thursday December 25, 2014
Contact  Demonstration User
Wednesday December 31, 2014
Contact  Mike Bitton - 815-236-0486
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