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posted Dec 3, 2014, 6:35 AM by Brian Donahoe

Mundelein Tree Lighting

The Village of Mundelein & Mundelein Park District Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and Fireworks will be at Kracklauer Park on Friday, December 5. 

Starts at 5:30 p.m. 

 Hawthorn Woods Tree Lighting

The Village of Hawthorn Woods Tree Lighting, December 5 at 6 pm. Join Mayor Mancino, the Village Board of Trustees, Village Staff and Hawthorn Woods neighbors at this annual event.  


Mundelein Police Academy Alumni Association Spaghetti Dinner 

and Silent Auction Fundraiser on Friday, December 5 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Mundelein Police Department, 221 North Lake Street, immediately following the annual tree lighting ceremony (being held at Kracklauer Park).  There will be a silent auction with authentic sports memorabilia and a raffle with gift certificates to local merchants .Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for children 5-12 years of age, and children 4 and under are free. 


Mundelein Fire Department Blood Drive  

December 6th from 9:00a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Mundelein Fire Station #1 (1000 N. Midlothian Road) - Walk ins are welcome. Reservations are welcome in advance at  or 1(877)543-3768.  Code MN10.


Fremont PTO Holiday Boutique 

is on December 6 from 9 am to 3 pm at Fremont Intermediate School Gym at  28754 Fremont Center Road.  There are many vendors.  Hope to see you there!   


Mundelein Show Choir Workshop Concert 

will be at 7 pm on Saturday December 6.  Admission $5  


Grand Dominion Singers' Holiday "Deck the Halls" concerts

Tickets are now available at the Concierge Desk for the Grand Dominion Singers' Holiday "Deck the Halls" concerts on Friday, December 12th at 7 pm and Sunday, December 14 at 2:30 pm. The event will be held at the Grand Dominion Lakeside Lodge, 3555 Grand Dominion Circle.Tickets are $8 each (until the day of the concert when they become $10 each). Doors will open half an hour before the concert. Children are welcome to attend and will enjoy some special songs.


Choral Boosters Breakfast with Santa/Craft & Gift Boutique
December 13, 2014

Mundelein High School's Choral Boosters will hold a Breakfast with Santa and Craft & Gift Boutique Saturday, Dec. 13, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the MHS Cafeteria. Cost of the breakfast is $5 and an additional $3 for photos with Santa. Patrons are welcome to include their pets in a picture; however, dogs must be on leashes. 


Friends of the Fremont Library Used Book Sale

1170 N. Midlothian Road, Mundelein, Il. 60060

Saturday Dec. 13, 10:00 - 4:30

Sunday   Dec. 14,   1:00 - 4:30       

Model Trains                  

Also at the library, The NORTH CENTRAL O GAUGERS Model Railroad Club, Inc. will also be running their Model trains from 10:00-4:00 on Sat. Dec. 13 and Sunday Dec. 14 from 1:00-4:00  Christmas Theme  The kids(young and old) will have fun watching all the different trains.

Christmas lighting recycling

Now through January 31, 2015 anyone interested in recycling their old holiday lighting can bring their items to one of the following locations between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

  • Village Hall, 300 Plaza Circle
  • Public Works Facility #1, 440 E. Crystal Street
  • Fire Station#1, 1000 N. Midlothian Road
  • Fire Station #2, 1300 S. Lake Street 

Only the light strands themselves will be taken; bulbs do not have to be removed from the strands.  However, light strands connected to wreaths, garlands, or other material cannot be taken.  Residents dropping lights off at the Village Hall are limited to two 25-foot strands or equivalent length.  If you have any questions or bulk drop-offs, please contact the Public Works and Engineering office at 847-949-3270.

source: Diana O'Kelly 12/3/2014 newsletter