December 2020
Useful News from Windham Parks & Recreation
Holiday Events
Holiday Light Parade
This year Santa and Mrs. Claus will be coming to a neighborhood near you, courtesy of our friends at Windham Fire & Rescue!

Save the date for the evening of Sunday, November 29 as we will be planning a light parade throughout the town of Windham. We will publish the parade route and starting time on our website, so that you and your family can plan to enjoy the lighted vehicles and wave hello to our favorite North Pole residents!
Holiday Decorating Contest
Decorate your home or business for a chance to win the 1st Annual Holiday Decorating Contest and be included on a 2020 Holiday Lights Map of Windham!

Enter from November 16 - December 11

Cosponsored by the Sebago Lakes Region Chamber
of Commerce, Windham Parks & Recreation, and Windham Economic Development Corporation
Virtual Ugly Sweater Party
December 16
Windham, let’s see those ugly holiday sweaters!

If you’re missing the opportunity to gather with friends and neighbors this holiday season, we have the perfect celebration for you! On Wednesday, December 16th, we’re inviting the entire town of Windham to dress in your favorite ugly holiday sweaters for a community-wide celebration - right from the comfort of your own living room, your school, or your workplace.

Participants are invited to post sweater photos on our Facebook page, as well as to post photos on your own social media pages using the hashtag 
#WindhamUglySweater. Maybe you’ll see a neighbor in holiday regalia while walking the dog, in the school pick-up line, or at the grocery store…

This virtual party is intended to be fun for all ages!
Youth & Family Programs
North Pole Hotline
Hey kids, Santa and Mrs. Claus want 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 on December 9 or December 10 through a special “hotline” connected to the North Pole. This free program is sponsored by Windham Parks and Recreation in cooperation with local volunteers

Registration will be available from Monday, Nov 9th through Monday, Dec 7th.
Creative Kiddie Craft Time
Children ages 2-5 and their adult caregivers are invited to craft and create together! This is spinoff of the previous popular “Seasonal Creations” program, updated to allow us to comply with health protocols. Moms and dads, grandparents, babysitters, aunts and uncles… All are welcome to join us at Town Hall for "Gingerbread" Houses with all supplies provided.

Space is limited by our facility capacity; participants will need to wear masks to enter and exit, but masks are not required while seated at your family’s craft table.
Dates: Wed Dec 16th & Thurs Dec 17th
Time: 10 am - 11am
Location: Windham Town Hall Gym
Fee: $5 per child
Registration opens Monday 11/30

Family memberships cover a parent and up to 4 kids from November 1 – October 31 with huge savings on alpine ski lift tickets, cross-country ski tickets, ice skating, snowshoeing, storybook walks, rock and ice climbing, disc golf, mountain biking, shopping and so much more!

A Family Membership also gives access to each of our WinterKids Family Days at participating areas.

This is not a Windham Parks & Recreation app. Click the button below for more information or to sign up.
Senior Programs
Monthly Lunches
We are offering curb-side “to go” meals with the pick-up location at Town Hall, outside the gym door. Or come join us for lunch, conversation and games in the Town Hall gym. Due to the limitations caused by COVID-19, there will be a maximum number of people allowed in the gym (with safety measures being in place). Registration is required for both options.
Date: Friday December 18
Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Fee: $10
Location: Windham Town Hall Gym

Meal provided Duck Pond Variety (Starlight Catering)
Christmas Lights Magic Bus Tour
For the first time ever, Windham is hosting a Holiday Decorating Contest for homes and businesses in town. We would like to offer our seniors a way around town to see those decorated houses and businesses. 

We will run tours for 2 nights, starting at 6:00 pm and you must pre-register.
You can register by calling 892-1905, online or stopping by the Parks and Recreation office.
Masks are required.

Date: Friday Dec. 18 or Saturday Dec. 19
Time: 6:00 pm
Fee: $5
Location: Meet at Windham Town Hall before 6:00 pm.
Weekly Shopping
Join Windham Parks & Recreation every Thursday morning to go shopping in North Windham. This program is FREE and for seniors who can't drive or get to a store on their own. Due to the limited number of people that can be on the bus at one time, 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. 
Ski Programs
Last call for Shawnee Peak Night Season Pass
Sales close 11/25 at 4 pm.
When: Night skiing starts at 3:30pm Monday-Saturday (and holiday Sundays). A Night Skiing Season Pass offers unlimited night skiing and riding
Fee: $205
Dates: Passes may be ordered from October 14 – November 25
Where: Passes may be picked up at the Shawnee Peak Guest Services Office once our sales have closed, available in mid-December.
Shawnee Peak Friday Ski Program
Registration closes December 1st at 4 pm.
When: Friday Ski Program passes are valid all day on Fridays, except for Friday 2/19.
Fee: $185 for a Friday Ski Pass

5 weeks of lessons are available as part of the Friday Ski Program!
When: Hour-long lessons will begin 1/8 starting at 10:30 am and run for 5 consecutive weeks.
Fee: $280 for Friday Ski Pass AND lessons

Transportation on your own.
Windham Recreation Ski Days at Shawnee Peak
We have 3 days this winter where Windham families can pre-register for a discounted lift ticket and rentals!

Dates: January 13, February 10, and March 10
Fee: $40 for a one-day lift ticket or $65 for lift ticket and ski/snowboard rental

Sales for each Windham Recreation Ski Day will close the Friday prior to the scheduled ski day; no additional tickets may be purchased through our
department after that date.
Please Note: Available for 2020 Friday Ski Program and Night Season Pass - Season Pass Protection for $25 per pass! Season Pass Protection guards your financial investment against an unplanned occurrence that stops you from using your season pass due to injury, sickness, military deployment or relocation.