Wilmette's Santa Claus house

The Christmas display in the 2000 block of Wilmette Ave isn't the most elaborate in town, but it's certainly the one that evokes the fondest memories for many Wilmette residents.

The Warren A. Perkins Memorial Christmas Display traces back to the 1940s when it was built by Warren Perkins and his father at their home at 7th and Linden. It was a source of fascination for my kids at that location in the late 1980s.

Six years ago Bill Lambrecht, who grew up near the display, moved it to its current location. It still draws a crowd and occasionally fills up parking spaces on both sides of Wilmette Ave.

Meet Bill in the video and learn more about this piece of Wilmette history that some call the "Santa Claus House."

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