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Windham Parks & Recreation

November & December 2023

Community & Family Programs

2023 Holiday Celebration

Sunday, November 26th

5:00 - 8:00pm

Windham School Campus

Businesses • Community Organizations • Individuals & Families

Help us make the holidays magical! Business, organizations and families are invited to enter a decorated float or vehicle in the light parade! 

The parade starts at 5:00pm followed by a meet and great with Santa & Mrs. Claus in the Middle School gym along with refreshments, crafts and games!

Holiday Light Parade participants will be judged on brightness, creativity, originality, and best holiday theme. Prizes will be awarded!

With your help, we can make this another holiday season to remember!

Parade participants MUST pre-register in order to participate in this event. Registration closes

Sunday, November 19th!

Parade Participants

Back by popular demand, Santa & Mrs.Claus will be riding in style in the 2023 Holiday Light Parade with the parade route through the Windham school campus! Join us on the school campus to wave hello to Santa & Mrs.Claus during the parade. After the parade, go into the Middle School to enjoy hot chocolate, make reindeer food, play some holiday games, and take a picture with Santa and Mrs.Claus!

The parade starts at 5:00pm followed by a meet and great with Santa & Mrs. Claus in the Middle School gym.

The parade route map will be available when ready to show available parking areas and parade route so you don't miss it!

Registration is not required for this event!

In lieu of an admission fee, we ask you bring a non-perishable donation for the food pantry!

More Information
Parade Route

Halloween Costume Contest Results

Thank you so much to all of the participants from the 2023 Costume Contest! Click below to see the results!

Contst Results

Disney on Ice Discounted Tickets

Disney On Ice brings the magic of Disney to hometowns around the country, creating memories that last a lifetime through awe-inspiring live performances of world-class ice skating, unexpected stunts and more! Grab your Mickey ears and get ready for the ultimate Disney experience.

Ticket sales close November 19th!

Click here for tickets!

Maine Mariners Outing

Join us for a group outing to Portland's very own Maine Mariners. Tickets will cost $27 per person, which includes transportation to the game.

We will leave from Windham Town Hall at 2:00 PM to arrive just before game time. The Mariners will be playing the Reading Royals @ 3:00PM. All youth participants must be accompanied by an adult.

Tickets will need to be picked up at the Windham Town Hall in the Parks & Recreation office prior to the game. An e-mail will be sent when tickets are ready for pickup!

Tickets on sale now until January 5, 2024!

Click Here to Purchase

Pleasant Mountain Discounted Night Season Passes will be available to purchase through Pleasant Mountain's website! Click the link below to be taken to the hidden link for discount tickets!

Discount Tickets Here!

Youth Programs

North Pole Hotline

For Grades Pre-K - 3

Hey kids, Santa wants to know what is on your Christmas list!

The North Pole Hotline is an opportunity for preschoolers through 3rd graders to receive a personal phone call from Santa Claus through a special “hotline” connected to Santa Claus at the North Pole. This FREE program is sponsored by the Windham Parks and Recreation Department, with the support of local volunteers.

Dates: December 6th or 7th. You pick!

Times: Between 5-6pm or 6-7pm. You pick!

Location: Your Own Home!

Please Note: Phone calls will come from a Town of Windham number beginning with "892"; please make every effort to have your phone available and ready to answer during the time/day that you have selected.

Register by Monday, December 4th!

Register Here!

Parents Night Out

For Grades K-5

At Parents Night Out, parents will drop off their kids in grades K-5 at the Windham Middle School Cafeteria to do a variety of fun activities, while parents have a night off! Some of the Holiday activities will include making "gingerbread" houses, playing games, making holiday crafts and watching a holiday movie at the end of the night! Dinner and snacks will be provided!

Date: Friday, December 15th

Time: 5:00-9:00pm

Location: Windham Middle School Cafeteria

Fee: $25 for the first child, $20 for each additional sibling

Dinner: Provided! Pizza, snacks and drinks!

Registration closes Wednesday, December 13th!

Register Here

Pleasant Mountain Multi-Week Ski Program

For Grades 6-8

Back by popular demand, join Windham Parks & Recreation for a five-week ski program at Pleasant Mountain, formally known as Shawnee Peak, on Fridays after school! Students will be dismissed from school, transported to Pleasant Mountain for an evening of skiing and transported back to the Windham school campus at the end of the program.

Dates: Fridays, January 5 - February 2, 2024

Time: 2:00-9:00pm

Fee: There are multiple fee options including lift tickets, lessons, and ski rental packages. Full payment is due at registration or the spot will not be saved.

Transportation: Pick up and drop off at Windham Middle School. A minimum number of 20 participants is required for transportation and for the program to run. 

Meals: Bring your own food and snacks or money to purchase food at the mountain.

Waiver: Online Pleasant Mountain Waiver is required to participate in this program- paper waivers will not be accepted.

Additional Form: Multi-Week Registration Form is an additional form required to participate in this program (includes skier responsibility & rules)

Register by Sunday, December 17th!

Register Here

Creative Kiddie Craft Time

For Ages 2-5

Children ages 2-5 and their adult caregivers are invited to craft and create together! Moms and dads, grandparents, babysitters, aunts and uncles… All are welcome to join us at Town Hall for simple craft projects with all supplies provided.

This popular program can fill quickly, so be sure to pre-register!

Craft: "Gingerbread" Houses

Date: Wednesday, December 13th

Time: 10:00 - 11:00am

Location: Windham Town Hall Gym

Fee: $5 per child

Register by Sunday, December 10th

Register Here

Kiddie Gym

For Ages 5 & Under

Indoor fun with balls, slides, parachutes and plenty of playmates! All toddlers must be accompanied by a "participating" adult.

This is a drop-in program; no pre-registration is required.

Dates: Tuesdays & Fridays October 24 - April 26, 2024

(see website for exclusion dates)

Location: Windham Town Hall Gym

Tuesdays: 10:00-11:30 am

Fridays: 9:00-10:30am

Fee: $2 per session per child

Multi-Visit Memberships available in 6, 15, and 30 visit quantities

Register Here


For Grades K-5

Kids from grades K-5 can learn traditional martial arts with Lisa Magiera of Bushido Karate Dojo and learn how karate makes you stronger, safer and smarter!

Winter 2023-24

Grades: K-5

Dates: Tuesdays, December 12 - March 5 (excluding 12/26/23 & 2/20/24)

Time: 3:15-4:15pm

Location: Windham Primary School Gym

Fee: $120 (11 Sessions); $35 for Gi (uniform)

Transportation: RSU14 will be transporting Manchester School participants to the Primary School for Karate. Specific information will be sent to Manchester parents before the program begins.

Spring 2024

Grades: K-5

Dates: Tuesdays, March 12 - June 4 (excluding 4/16/23)

Time: 3:15-4:15pm

Location: Windham Primary School Gym

Fee: $130 (12 Sessions); $35 for Gi (uniform)

Transportation: RSU14 will be transporting Manchester School participants to the Primary School for Karate. Specific information will be sent to Manchester parents before the program begins.

If space allows, a late fee will be applied if registering after the registration deadline.

Register Here

WMS Early Release Day

For Grades 6-8

Looking for something to do on the Windham Middle School early release days? Windham Parks & Recreation offers a full day program that includes outings to local destinations and supervised games, activities and free time.

December 6th- Home Activities: When school is dismissed at 10:00am, participants will meet us in the WMS cafeteria for activities. We will provide pizza, snacks and drinks! Activities include a dodgeball tournament, video games, and a holiday themed scavenger hunt!

Grades: 6-8

Date: Wednesday, December 6th

Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location: Windham Middle School Cafeteria

Fee: $40

Lunch: Pizza, snacks and drinks provided!

Registration closes Monday, December 4th!

Register Here

No School Day

For Grades K-5

Kids in grades K-5, join Windham Parks & Recreation during no school days for a fun day of games, crafts and trips to local destinations! We’ll start off the day with gym games, crafts and outdoor play at the Town Hall gym and park. We will have an early lunch and head out for the field trip in the afternoon! Pre-registration is required, as space is limited so register today!

Date: Wednesday, November 22

Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location: Windham Town Hall Gym

Trip: Urban Air

Fee: $50

Lunch: Please bring a lunch, water bottles and sneakers

Registration closes Sunday, November 19th!

Register Here

School Vacation Days

December 22nd, 28th, and 29th

Kids in grades K-5, join Windham Parks & Recreation for fun school vacation days of games, crafts and trips to local destinations like Smitty's, Spare Time and Seacoast! We’ll start off most days with gym games, crafts and outdoor play at the Town Hall gym and park. We will have lunch and head out to the local destination for the afternoon!

Date: 12/22, 12/28, 12/29

Time: 9:00am-4:00pm

Location: Windham Town Hall Gym

Fee: $50 per person

Lunch/Pack: Please bring a lunch, water bottle and sneakers

There will be a trip for each date but transportation will be pending until confirmed by the school bus garage. Participants will be emailed if transportation is unavailable for each date and participants are welcome to cancel their registration and receive a refund.

Register Here!

Adult Programs

Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday

Adult Pick-Up Basketball

For Ages 18+

Adults ages 18+, please join us on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday nights at The Windham Town Hall Gym. Games will be played in a pick-up format.

Pre-registration is required for this program.

Date: Monday's, Wednesday's and Thursday's September - December

Time: 8:00 - 9:45 pm

Location: Windham Town Hall Gym

Fee: $40

Register Here


For Ages 18+

Come join us for a rousing game of Bingo!

First Monday of every month.

Bring your lucky charms, good humor and quick reactions.

Date: First Friday of every month

Time: 1:00-2:30pm

Fee: Free

Register Here

Lewiston Theatre and Lunch

For Ages 18+

Join us for a fun afternoon, starting with lunch at Terry & Maxine Turner's followed by a hilarious show at Lewiston Public Theatre.

Incident at our Lady of Perpetual Help (comedy)

Whether you grew up Catholic, lived through the 1970s, or your family resembles the “fun” in dysfunctional – this nostalgic and heartfelt new comedy is for you! Travel back in time to a world before cellphones and social media when public ridicule in a hermetically sealed Catholic parish was the ultimate nightmare. It’s 1973 and the O’Shea family faces a comic crisis of biblical proportions when their 19-year-old daughter tells her younger sister about “the birds and the bees” and their bawdy conversation is overheard by the parish priest. Holy hell and hilarity break loose as the O’Sheas band together to preserve their good name and prove that nothing is more sacred than family. Get ready for heart warming laughter and all the polyester you can handle!

Date: Saturday, February 3rd

Time: 12:00-6:00pm

Fee: $45 including lunch

Register Here

Sunday Open Gym

For Ages 21+

                      Residents           Non-Residents

Basketball Prices:      

            Drop-in fee: $6 $7

6 visit pass:          $30                  $35 (1 free visit)

15-visit pass:         $78                  $91(2 free visits)

Season pass:        $108               $126 (3 free visits)



Volleyball Prices:

Drop-in fee: $7 $8

6 visits:             $35                  $40 (1 free visit)

15 visits:             $91                  $104 (2 free visits)

Season pass:     $126                $144 (3 free visits) 

Date: Sunday's November 19th, 2023 - April 28th, 2024

Time: Basketball- 8:00am-10:00am

Volleyball- 10:00am-1:00pm

Location: Windham Town Hall Gym

Register Here

Senior Programs (55+)

Click Here for More Adult and Senior Programs!

Weekly Shopping

Join Windham Parks & Recreation every Thursday morning to go shopping in North Windham. This program is FREE for seniors who can't drive or get to a store on their own. Participants are required to call our office and reserve your spot between Monday - Wednesday of that week. The route and the times may vary slightly each week based upon the number of participants that reserve a spot. Picking up from different locations may require a slight wait. Call us at 892-1905 to reserve your spot. 


Afternoon Tea

Stop by the Windham Town Hall Gym for an afternoon tea and learn all about the new exciting programs coming up! Refreshments will be served and entertainment will be provided by the "Pond Lilies".

This event is hosted by Windham Parks & Recreation, Windham/Raymond Adult Education, and the Windham Public Library!

Date: Tuesday, December 12th

Time: 2:00-4:00pm

Cost: Free

Register Here

Windham Parks & Recreation

8 School Rd

(207) 892-1905

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