Archives for October 2013


We’re so glad you stopped by to explore the Waterloo Chamber of Commerce’s new and improved website! If you live, work, or play in Waterloo, IL, we hope this site will be a useful resource for you.

The weekend after Thanksgiving is a great time to shop and enjoy our wonderful Community! Book your weekend now and enjoy an old-fashioned “Christmas on the Square” in downtown Waterloo! Our merchants are ready  and able to help you with your Christmas gift shopping all weekend long. If you visit all of the participating merchants, you’ll be entered into a drawing to receive a fantastic prize! Be sure to ask about this opportunity at your FIRST shopping stop.

Santa will be in his hut at the Square on Saturday and Sunday, ready to meet with your children to discuss all-important gift giving ideas! Bring your camera for a special photo op!

Be sure to enjoy a free carriage ride in beautiful downtown Waterloo also. Horse-drawn rides will be available on both Saturday and Sunday.

On Saturday evening, November 30, grab your favorite parade viewing spot on Main Street to enjoy the GLOW holiday lighted parade! It is quickly becoming a great tradition in our wonderful community.

The Waterloo Chamber is sponsoring the Christmas Lamppost Decorating Contest again this year and we want everyone to come out on Sunday afternoon to view the beautifully decorated lampposts and to vote for your favorite! First and Second place will be selected by judges, with the People’s Choice Award determined by YOU! Voting takes place between Noon – 3pm on Sunday, December 1.

Of course, there will be refreshments to enjoy and so much more all weekend long. It is a wonderful weekend and we invite you to enjoy it with us.

Christmas Walk 2013

Christmas Walk

Christmas Lamppost Decorating Contest