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Event Calendar

  1. J&L Tweed Trunk Show at neapolitan

    December 2, 2021, 10:00 AM - December 4, 2021, 6:00 PM
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  2. Red Invitation Sale

    December 5, 2021, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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    Participating businesses in Winnetka

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  3. Shop, Sip and Sparkle Event at Sole + Luna Wellness

    December 8, 2021, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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  4. Acu and Tea Workshop at Sole + Luna Wellness

    December 9, 2021, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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  5. Friends of the Green Bay Trail Present: Winter Solstice

    December 21, 2021, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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    Shelton Park in Glencoe

    Decorate yourself, family, dogs, strollers or wagons with lights and things that glow. No candles or open flames, please! Meet at the Shelton Park playground for a surprise presentation then stroll the Green Bay trail to sing songs and celebrate the arrival of longer days. Festivities will end at the Shelton Park fire pit to enjoy hot chocolate and refreshments. Severe weather will cancel the parade.

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Winnetka Park District Calendar

  1. Find Buddy the Elf: Week 1

    December 7, 2021 - December 14, 2021, 12:00 AM
    @
    Winnetka Park District, 540 Hibbard Road, Winnetka, IL, 60093, United States

    Buddy the Elf will be hiding out at a different park district location each week. A new clue for Buddy’s location will be posted on our Facebook page each weekday at 12pm. Every Tuesday, Buddy will pack up and find a new park to hide out at and a new set of clues for his location will be shared. Bring your camera to snap photos of Buddy in his hiding spot. Share them with us as a private message on Facebook. The first five people to share photos with us each week will receive a $10 gift card to a local Winnetka business! Week 1: Tuesday, December 7 – Monday, December 13 Ages: All Fee: Free!

  2. Holiday House Decorating Competition

    December 10, 2021, 8:00 AM - December 17, 2021, 8:00 AM
    @
    Winnetka, IL, Winnetka, IL, 60093

    Register your house, then deck it out with holiday decorations! Residents will vote on the best-decorated house. The top three houses will receive a plaque and the house with the most votes will receive a gift card to a Winnetka restaurant. Please email the photo of your decorated home to Marty Kwiatkowski at mkwiatkowski@nullwinpark.org. Voting will end at 8am on Friday, December 17 and winners will be announced on social media. Registration Deadline: December 9 Ages: All Fee: $10 per house Registration Residents: Registration begins Monday, November 22 at 8:30am Non-Residents: Registration begins Monday, November 29 at 8:30am Register Online

  3. Winnetka Winter Express

    December 10, 2021, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    @
    Winnetka Golf Club, 1300 Oak St., Winnetka, IL, 60093, United States

    All aboard! Next stop, Winnetka Golf Club! Yes, you heard that right. Come out and watch Polar Express from your car. The movie starts at 5pm. Please arrive an hour early. During the movie, each child will receive hot chocolate, a cookie, popcorn, and a letter they can write to Santa. Ages: All Fee: $50 per car Registration Residents: Registration begins Monday, November 22 at 8:30am Non-Residents: Registration begins Monday, November 29 at 8:30am   Register Online  

  4. Ugly Holiday Sweater Skate

    December 11, 2021, 1:40 PM - 2:55 PM
    @
    Winnetka Ice Arena, 490 Hibbard Road, Winnetka, 60093, United States

    Wear your ugliest holiday sweater and take a few laps skating to festive holiday music. Be sure to stick around for the Holiday Skating Exhibition following the skate. Registration No registration required. Admission Fee: $2 Skate Rental Fee: $4

  5. Holiday Skating Exhibition

    December 11, 2021, 3:05 PM - 4:05 PM
    @
    Winnetka Ice Arena, 490 Hibbard Road, Winnetka, 60093, United States

    Tot through Free Skate program participants will demonstrate their skills in our annual Holiday Exhibition.

  6. Find Buddy the Elf: Week 2

    December 14, 2021 - December 21, 2021, 12:00 AM
    @
    Winnetka Park District, 540 Hibbard Road, Winnetka, IL, 60093, United States

    Buddy the Elf will be hiding out at a different park district location each week. A new clue for Buddy’s location will be posted on our Facebook page each weekday at 12pm. Every Tuesday, Buddy will pack up and find a new park to hide out at and a new set of clues for his location will be shared. Bring your camera to snap photos of Buddy in his hiding spot. Share them with us as a private message on Facebook. The first five people to share photos with us each week will receive a $10 gift card to a local Winnetka business! Week 2: Tuesday, December 14 – Monday, December 20 Ages: All Fee: Free!

  7. Gingerbread House

    December 15, 2021, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    @
    Winnetka Park District, 540 Hibbard Road, Winnetka, IL, 60093, United States

    Using a variety of sweets and candies, children will use their creativity and imagination to design and decorate a one-of-a-kind gingerbread house. Parents are strongly encouraged to stay and participate to create a lasting holiday memory. Save the clean-up for us while you enjoy some quality family time! Children may get messy, so please dress accordingly. Space for this event is limited. Register early to reserve your spot! Ages: 4-10* *children three and under permitted with adult Res/Non-Res: $30/$35 Registration Residents: Registration begins Monday, November 22 at 8:30am Non-Residents: Registration begins Monday, November 29 at 8:30am   Register Online  

  8. Virtual Story Time: Santa

    December 20, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    @
    Zoom Meeting, Winnetka, IL, United States

    Enjoy a holiday story read by Santa, the Grinch, or the conductor from the Polar Express from the comfort of your own home! Spots for each story are limited. Santa: Monday, December 20 + Thursday, December 23 from 6-7pm Grinch: Tuesday, December 21 from 6-7pm Conductor: Wednesday, December 22 from 6-7pm Ages: All Fee: $25 Registration Residents: Registration begins Monday, November 22 at 8:30am Non-Residents: Registration begins Monday, November 29 at 8:30am Register Online  

  9. Virtual Story Time: Grinch

    December 21, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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    Zoom Meeting, Winnetka, IL, United States

    Enjoy a holiday story read by Santa, the Grinch, or the conductor from the Polar Express from the comfort of your own home! Spots for each story are limited. Santa: Monday, December 20 + Thursday, December 23 from 6-7pm Grinch: Tuesday, December 21 from 6-7pm Conductor: Wednesday, December 22 from 6-7pm Ages: All Fee: $25 Registration Residents: Registration begins Monday, November 22 at 8:30am Non-Residents: Registration begins Monday, November 29 at 8:30am Register Online  

  10. Virtual Story Time: Conductor

    December 22, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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    Zoom Meeting, Winnetka, IL, United States

    Enjoy a holiday story read by Santa, the Grinch, or the conductor from the Polar Express from the comfort of your own home! Spots for each story are limited. Santa: Monday, December 20 + Thursday, December 23 from 6-7pm Grinch: Tuesday, December 21 from 6-7pm Conductor: Wednesday, December 22 from 6-7pm Ages: All Fee: $25 Registration Residents: Registration begins Monday, November 22 at 8:30am Non-Residents: Registration begins Monday, November 29 at 8:30am Register Online  

  11. Virtual Story Time: Santa

    December 23, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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    Zoom Meeting, Winnetka, IL, United States

    Enjoy a holiday story read by Santa, the Grinch, or the conductor from the Polar Express from the comfort of your own home! Spots for each story are limited. Santa: Monday, December 20 + Thursday, December 23 from 6-7pm Grinch: Tuesday, December 21 from 6-7pm Conductor: Wednesday, December 22 from 6-7pm Ages: All Fee: $25 Registration Residents: Registration begins Monday, November 22 at 8:30am Non-Residents: Registration begins Monday, November 29 at 8:30am Register Online

  12. Holiday Sing

    December 24, 2021, 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    @
    Village Green, 535 Maple, Winnetka, IL, 60093, United States

    Join families, friends, and neighbors for the 25th annual Holiday Sing. Bring your singing voices, candles (or flashlights), and gather around Village Green to sing everyone’s favorite holiday songs. This event lasts approximately 25 minutes. Ages: All Fee: Free!

Winnetka-Northfield Public Library Calendar

  1. Saturday Stories & Shimmies (In-Person)

    December 4, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    @
    Winnetka Lloyd Room, Winnetka Library

    Join us for a weekend storytime with a seasonal theme. Stick around for a post-storytime dance party! Ages 0-4 with parent/caregiver.

  2. Create a Personalized Friendship-Soup-Mix-in-a-Jar Gift

    December 4, 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    @
    Winnetka Community Room, Winnetka Library

    Looking for a fun holiday gift idea? Create a dried soup mixture in a mason jar and custom engrave it on our laser.

  3. Cookie Exchange (In-Person)

    December 4, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    @
    Winnetka Lloyd Room, Winnetka Library

    Join us for this fun holiday program! Bring a batch of your favorite home-made cookies, and a copy of the recipe, to share and exchange with fellow baking enthusiasts. Hot chocolate, coffee, and containers to take home the cookies will be provided.

  4. Choose Your Own Adventure: Holiday Edition

    December 5, 2021, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    @
    Winnetka Studio, Winnetka Library

    Choose an item to laser-engrave or embroider to create a unique gift.

  5. Choose Your Own Adventure (Youth): Holiday Edition

    December 5, 2021, 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    @
    Winnetka Studio, Winnetka Library

    Choose an item to laser-engrave or embroider to create a unique gift.

  6. Messy Mondays (In-Person)

    December 6, 2021, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    @
    Winnetka Lloyd Room, Winnetka Library

    Drop-in for a messier craft and leave the clean-up to us!

  7. 'Twas the Night Before Christmas with Martina Mathisen (Virtual)

    December 6, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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    Virtual

    Join us for this fun holiday program! Why do we kiss under a mistletoe? Why do we decorate with poinsettias? Where did the jolly old man in the red suit come from anyway? Educational entertainer Martina Mathisen portrays Maria Moore, daughter of famed poet Clement Clarke Moore, author of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, presenting fascinating stories about how American Christmas traditions developed.

  8. Art Explorers Jr. (In-Person)

    December 7, 2021, 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    @
    Winnetka Lloyd Room, Winnetka Library

    Let your creative side shine with painting and crafting! Ages 5-8 years.

  9. Our Lady of Angels Fire: 63rd Anniversary Presentation (In-Person)

    December 7, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    @
    Northfield Library, Northfield Library

    The horrific fire at the Our Lady of Angels school, in what is now known as the Austin neighborhood, changed fire codes in schools forever. Join "Chicago's History Cop" Ray Johnson as he unpacks the tragic event that occurred in December 1958, and how this event continues to affect our lives today.

  10. Personalize a Glass Cruet for a Unique Gift

    December 8, 2021, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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    Winnetka Studio, Winnetka Library

    Laser-engrave a glass oil cruet for a creative holiday gift. Then, learn how to create your own flavored cooking oils at home to fill your newly customized bottle.

  11. True Story Nonfiction Book Club (Hybrid)

    December 8, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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    Winnetka Library

    This event will take place on Zoom and in person as a hybrid program in the Winnetka Public Library Community Room. Explore critically acclaimed nonfiction books with us. Find out for yourself that sometimes fact truly is stranger than fiction. This month's selection: Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner Book summary: NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER A Best Book of 2021: Entertainment Weekly, Good Morning America, Wall Street Journal, and more From the indie rockstar of Japanese Breakfast fame, and author of the viral 2018 New Yorker essay that shares the title of this book, an unflinching, powerful memoir about growing up Korean American, losing her mother, and forging her own identity.

  12. Art Explorers (In-Person)

    December 9, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    @
    Winnetka Lloyd Room

    Let your creative side shine with painting and crafting! Ages 9-13 years.

  13. Pearl Harbor - A Day of Infamy (In-Person)

    December 9, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    @
    Northfield Library, Northfield Library

    It was a day that would live in infamy - December 7, 1941. Battlefield expert Robert Mueller reviews how and why the Japanese almost wiped out the U.S. Pacific Fleet in one fell swoop. Using individual stories from the men who responded to the attack, Mueller presents the tactics and the consequences of the most treacherous assault ever launched upon American soil.

  14. Games for Grown-Ups (In-Person)

    December 10, 2021, 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    @
    Northfield Glass Room, Northfield Library

    Join your neighbors for game night at the library. Play board games, card games, charades, and more.

  15. Embroider a Fleece Throw Blanket

    December 11, 2021, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    @
    Winnetka Studio, Winnetka Library

    Embroider a blanket with a monogram or holiday motif to help you stay warm and cozy.

  16. Learn and Play Chess (In-Person)

    December 12, 2021, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    @
    Northfield Children's Area, Northfield Library

    Build critical thinking, logic, and memory skills with chess. Expert chess play Ivan Figueredo provides a lesson and supervises play. Registration with licess.org is also recommended as it will be used in the program. Ages 7 & up.

  17. Food For Thought Cookbook Book Club: Unofficially Magical Food (In-Person)

    December 13, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    @
    Northfield Library, Northfield Library

    Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes? Check out one of the spotlighted cookbooks, try some recipes and bring a dish to share. The books are available for checkout at the library and through Hoopla, when available. The Unofficial Disney Parks Cookbook, by Ashley Craft The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook, by Dinah Bucholz

  18. Regular Library Board Meeting

    December 13, 2021, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    @
    Winnetka Lloyd Room, Winnetka Library

  19. Financial Planning Appointments (IN PERSON)

    December 14, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    @
    Winnetka Community Room, Winnetka Library

    Do you have questions about how to invest, budget, or safeguard your finances? Schedule a free, one-hour in-person consultation with a Certified Financial Planner®. Appointments are limited to Winnetka-Northfield Library Card holders. Register

  20. Financial Planning Appointment (IN PERSON)

    December 14, 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    @
    Winnetka Community Room, Winnetka Library

    Do you have questions about how to invest, budget, or safeguard your finances? Schedule a free, one-hour in-person consultation with a Certified Financial Planner®. Appointments are limited to Winnetka-Northfield Library Card holders. Register

  21. Dungeons and Dragons (In-Person)

    December 14, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    @
    Winnetka Lloyd Room, Winnetka Library

    A darkness spreads through Ravenloft causing its people to suffer. Join with other brave adventurers to fight back the evil and complete quests. Rise through the Guild ranks to obtain great power and treasure.

  22. Life in a Japanese American Internment Camp (In-Person)

    December 14, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    @
    Northfield Library, Northfield Library

    After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Japanese Americans on the West Coast were forced into incarceration camps in remote areas of the country. Of the 120,000 Japanese Americans incarcerated, two-thirds were American-born and many were children. Historian and librarian Sarah Okner, a descendant of internees, shares photos and details of daily life in an internment camp, and the profound effects it had on those living there.

  23. Clue: A Mystery Book Club (Hybrid)

    December 14, 2021, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    @
    Northfield Children's Area, Northfield Library

    This event will take place on Zoom and in person as a hybrid program. Led by Melissa Morgan. This month's selection is A Beautiful Blue Death by Charles Finch. Pick up a book from the library or download the ebook on Libby by Overdrive. If you have not used Libby or would like assistance using those services, please visit https://www.winnetkalibrary.org/connect/ask-us.

  24. Lego Mania Jr. (In-Person)

    December 15, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    @
    Winnetka Lloyd Room, Winnetka Library

    Love to build with LEGOs? Join us for LEGO Mania! We’ll build cool contraptions with a fun theme every month. Ages 5-8.

  25. Charles Dickens: A Christmas Tale with a Twist with Terry Lynch (Virtual)

    December 15, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Charles Dickens, as portrayed by actor Terry Lynch, reflects on his life, and discusses some of his best loved holiday works including A Christmas Carol and The Cricket on the Hearth. Register

  26. Small Business Mentoring with SCORE (In-Person)

    December 15, 2021, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    @
    Winnetka Lloyd Room, Winnetka Library

    SCORE North Cook & Lake counties provides mentoring to local small-business owners and entrepreneurs. Current and potential entrepreneurs can benefit from the experience of retired volunteer executives to develop business plans and grow businesses. Register for a one-hour appointment at the Winnetka Library by contacting our SCORE volunteer Rick Rubenstein at rick.rubenstein@scorevolunteer.org

  27. Compassionate Childcare: Understanding Your Child’s Personality (Virtual)

    December 16, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    @
    Virtual

    Join presenters from Compassionate Childcare for a presentation on supporting temperament styles and understanding your child’s personality. This workshop is appropriate for parents, caregivers, and educators that work with young children.

  28. Holiday Cocktails from around the World - Adults 21 (Virtual)

    December 16, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    @
    Winnetka Library

    Happy Holidays! Join local mixologist Cheryl Heisler of Mixed metaPours as she demonstrates how to make festive cocktails. Ingredient lists will be provided one week in advance for all those who want to mix with Cheryl. Expect a mix of common and uncommon spirits; feel free to purchase some or all of the items needed or just pour yourself your beverage of choice and watch and learn along with the rest of us. Adults 21

  29. Chair Yoga (Virtual)

    December 17, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Join instructor Isabel Raci, C-IAYT, for a session of gentle chair yoga and guided meditation. Tune in to stretch, breathe, gain flexibility, and strengthen the body in an accessible way​ with seated poses. ​Perfect for beginners, students will leave class feeling relaxed and grounded.

  30. Sensory Shenanigans (In-Person)

    December 17, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    @
    Winnetka Lloyd Room, Winnetka Library

    Join us for an hour of interactive free play. Activities in this program will foster fine and gross motor skills, and concepts through play! This program is sure to be a little messy (and fun!) so wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty! Ages 0-4 with a caregiver.

  31. Gingerbread House Decorating (In-Person)

    December 18, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    @
    Winnetka Lloyd Room

    Join us for this fun holiday program! Decorate your own gingerbread house with candy and frosting. Ages 0-8

  32. Gingerbread House Decorating (In-Person)

    December 18, 2021, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    @
    Winnetka Lloyd Room

    Join us for this fun holiday program! Decorate your own gingerbread house with candy and frosting. Ages 0-8

  33. Gingerbread House Decorating (In-Person)

    December 18, 2021, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    @
    Winnetka Lloyd Room

    Join us for this fun holiday program! Decorate your own gingerbread house with candy and frosting. Ages 0-8

  34. Craft and Give Back (In-Person)

    December 19, 2021, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    @
    Winnetka Lloyd Room, Winnetka Library

    Join us as we work on fun projects to help local charitable causes! We'll learn about each charity organization and then create items to donate. This is a drop-in event - families may stop by the library between 1 and 5pm and make a craft for donation.

  35. Crafternoon! (In-Person)

    December 20, 2021, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    @
    Winnetka Lloyd Room, Winnetka Library

    No school today? Join us for an afternoon crafting fun. Stay the whole time or drop in when you’d like!

  36. Crafternoon (In-Person)

    December 21, 2021, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    @
    Northfield Community Room, Northfield Library

    No school today? Join us for an afternoon crafting fun. Stay the whole time or drop in when you’d like!

  37. Game Day (In-Person)

    December 21, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    @
    Winnetka Lloyd Room, Winnetka Library

    Play switch games on the big projector! Each game day has a different theme. For more information check the website or visit the Youth Services desk!

  38. Virtual Walking Tour of St. Petersburg, Russia (Virtual)

    December 21, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    This event will take place on Zoom. Join us in exploring St. Petersburg with tour guide Olga Cardamone. Cardamone grew up in St. Petersburg and has been enchanted by Russia's rich history since she was a young girl. On this virtual tour, you will have an opportunity to see all the highlights of this gorgeous city of glorious royalty, majestic canal views, and onion-shaped domes.

  39. Winter Film Series: Playtime (Virtual)

    December 23, 2021 - December 24, 2021, 12:00 AM
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    Virtual

    Register to receive a pre-recorded introduction and criticism by our resident film expert Scott Siegel, along with a link to watch the film at home through our Hoopla or Kanopy streaming services. Amazing set design in this nearly dialogue-free masterpiece from French director Jacques Tati.

  40. Library District Closed

    December 24, 2021 - December 25, 2021, 12:00 AM

  41. Library District Closed

    December 25, 2021 - December 26, 2021, 12:00 AM

  42. Laser Engrave a Pair of Champagne Flutes

    December 26, 2021, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    @
    Winnetka Studio, Winnetka Library

    Prepare for your New Year's Eve Festivities by engraving your very own Champagne flutes.

  43. Laser Engrave a Pair of Champagne Flutes

    December 26, 2021, 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
    @
    Winnetka Studio, Winnetka Library

    Prepare for your New Year's Eve Festivities by engraving your very own Champagne flutes.

  44. Crafternoon (In-Person)

    December 27, 2021, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    @
    Northfield Community Room, Northfield Library

    No school today? Join us for an afternoon crafting fun. Stay the whole time or drop in when you’d like!

  45. Crafternoon! (In-Person)

    December 28, 2021, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    @
    Winnetka Lloyd Room, Winnetka Library

    No school today? Join us for an afternoon crafting fun. Stay the whole time or drop in when you’d like!

  46. Noon Years Eve (In-Person)

    December 30, 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    @
    Winnetka Lloyd Room

    Join us for this fun holiday program! Can't or don't want to stay awake until midnight? Ring in the "Noon Year" early with activities, dancing, and of course, a countdown!

  47. Library District Closed

    December 31, 2021 - January 1, 2022, 12:00 AM

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