Residents share in holiday festivities at Flossmoor Winterfest

Winterfest in Flossmoor on Dec. 8 seemed to have something for everyone, with activities ranging from Christmas storytime with Mayor Paul Braun to the start of the season’s business scavenger hunt and a tour of local “gingerbread lady” Janet Gustafson’s homemade sugary wonderland.

Santa parade, holiday hunt highlight Flossmoor Winterfest Dec. 8

Amid all that making lists and checking them twice, Santa is making an early holiday stop at Flossmoor’s annual Winterfest celebration on Dec. 8. The man in the red suit will be on hand for photos at Winterfest and will then lead a parade from the Flossmoor Public Library to Flossmoor Park for the village’s tree lighting ceremony.

Amazing gingerbread houses bring joy to holiday visitors

In May, Christmas is the last thing on most people’s minds, but for Janet Gustafson it’s when the wheels start turning about her massive gingerbread village. ​She’s been creating the display for decades.

Grab your mittens and head to Saturday’s Winterfest

Flossmoor Winterfest guests will step into a storybook this year as they join their neighbors Saturday for the annual downtown holiday celebration from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9. The children’s wintertime book “The Mitten” by Jan Brett is the theme for this year’s celebration.

Santa, carolers, gingerbread house highlight Flossmoor’s Winterfest

Flossmoor’s Winterfest returns Saturday with a variety of holiday activities for the whole family. The annual holiday festival features pictures with Santa, trolley rides, a multi-story gingerbread house, tree lighting ceremonies and a number of activities at businesses in the downtown area and at Flossmoor Commons shopping center. Activities at the Flossmoor Public Library begin at 2 p.m. and conclude with the tree lighting and menorah ceremony in front of the library at 5 p.m.

Flossmoor’s Winterfest – Santa, holiday fun and now a photo booth

This year’s edition of Flossmoor’s Winterfest, on Dec. 5, starts with stories at 2 p.m. and ends with the 5 p.m. tree lighting. The family-oriented event at the Flossmoor Public Library features lots of holiday games and activities.

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