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Waterloo Holiday Activities

Waterloo Holiday Activities

Light up Waterloo

Decorating Contest

It’s time to check out everyone’s  holiday decorations and vote for your favorites. We’ll celebrate those who make Waterloo sparkle and have a chance to win prizes at the January 12 chili supper. Pick up a voting form at the Waterloo Town Hall, using our contact form on this website or email to vote for your favorite contestant for most attractive lights or decorations.

Current contestants include:

500 Meadow Lane

585 Meadow Lane

510 Meadow Lane

570 S Indiana

545 S Indiana

420 S Washington

370 S Wayne

425 S Wayne

455 S Wayne

1360 S Wayne

105 E Walnut

320 E Walnut St

220 W Walnut

225 W Walnut

540 Oak

290 W Douglas

420 W Douglas

595 W Douglas

590 Oakdale

895 S Center

725 Pine

255 Peneton

265 Peneton

275 Peneton

555 W Railroad

210 W Union

325 W Union

775 W Union

280 N Center

355 N Washington

650 E Marion

945 Ruman

Waterloo Street Department

Tour the town to see the lights. You can vote for your favorite decorations at Town Hall, using our contact form on this website, or email the address of your favorite decorations to:

Winners will be announced at our annual Chili Supper January 12.

Chili Supper  

Friday, January 12,  5:30-7 p.m. at the Depot

Enjoy a meal with neighbors, enter for door prized and celebrate winners of our Light Up Waterloo contest.  Free will donations accepted for dinner.

All activities sponsored by the Town of Waterloo, Friends of the Depot, Friends of the Library & Main Street.


Holiday Train

On Nov. 30, hundreds waited at the Depot

This was the 19th annual trip of the beautifully lit Canadian Pacific Holiday Train. It came through Waterloo on its way to Chicago on Thursday night, November 30, around 12:15 a.m. Thank you everyone who donated – we collected canned fruit or vegetables with pull-tab lids for local food pantries, and offered hot chocolate, cookies, games and good company while we waited in the Depot for the train. This was a really fun night ans we can’t wait until next year!

You can follow the train’s progress on