Window Wonderland 2012: Win This Window

The Downtown Neighborhood Association is seeking community groups and other organizations to participate in this year’s Downtown Elgin Window Wonderland event, which takes place on Saturday, December 1 from Noon-5PM. We are seeking event sponsors, window decorators, gift basket sponsors, performing groups and day-of volunteers.

The theme of this year’s Window Wonderland event is “Win This Window”. Visitors will not only be able to vote for their favorite decorated windows but can also earn a chance to win beautifully decorated gift baskets inside the windows as well.

Votes in this year’s People’s Choice Award voting will be $1 per vote to be collected on site or in advance online. At the end of the voting process, all participating organizations will receive their total proceeds collected from the People’s Choice Award voting. The window receiving the most People’s Choice votes will receive their total proceeds plus an additional cash donation from DNA.

Our esteemed Window Wonderland judging panel will also select winning windows in the categories of Kids, Business and Open. Each category winner will receive $50 in downtown Elgin gift certificates. Judges will also recognize a Best Overall Winner who will receive a generous cash prize from DNA.

The event is followed by the City of Elgin’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at 5PM.

For more info about participating in this year’s Downtown Elgin Window Wonderland, contact Jason Pawlowski at 847-488-1456.

Window Wonderland is part of Elgin Home for the Holidays – a community partnership bringing together many Elgin area non-profit organizations in the spirit of collaboration to collectively promote all of the various holiday activities, attractions and events the Elgin non-profit community has to offer. This year’s EHFTH kick-off event at the Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Ave., on Saturday, November 3 promises to be even bigger and better with the inaugural Home for the Holidays Craft Show. There will also be holiday entertainment, activities and all participating non-profits will be in attendance promoting their holiday events, donation drives and volunteer opportunities.

For more information about Elgin Home for the Holidays, visit