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Lake County Family Fun Guide
Indoor waterparks, ice skating, tasty candy, basketball, mini golf and laser tag just to scratch the surface...

Zip down the thrilling warterslides at KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort. Experience Six Flags' new interactive ride JUSTICE LEAGUE, or take the GOLIATH challenge on the tallest, fastest and steepest wooden roller coaster in the world! Are your kids challenging you to a game of one-on-one? Head over to Libertyville Sports Complex for sports and exercise. Head to Volo Auto Museum to see cars from the cinemas like the Delorean from Back to the Future, the original Batmobile and other famous vehicles. Bring the family for a weekend in Lake County that you won’t forget.

Kidtivities
There's no time to be bored with so much to do! Explore the many kid-friendly waiting for your family in Lake County!
Top Picks
There is so much to do in Lake County we've selected some of the most popular picks for family fun.
Museums
Lake County offers a rich past and a respectable collection of family-friendly museums and historical locations.
Hidden Gems
From sitting in Scooby Doo's Mystery Machine to building a robot, there are many "hidden gems" just waiting to be found.

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Lake County Family Events

12/16/16 - 12/16/16 It's Grinch Night
12/03/16 - 12/04/16 Chicago Botanic Garden's Weekend Family Class Featuring Joyful Gingerbread
12/03/16 - 12/04/16 Chicago Botanic Garden Wonderland Movie Weekend
12/03/16 - 12/04/16 Dinner With Santa In Lake Forest
12/03/16 - 12/04/16 Dancenter North's The Magic of the Nutcracker
12/04/16 - 12/04/16 Deerfield Park District's Candy Cane Train
12/04/16 - 12/04/16 Snack N' Story With Santa
12/04/16 - 12/04/16 Breakfast With Santa at Lehmann Mansion
12/04/16 - 12/04/16 Grayslake's Polar Express
12/04/16 - 12/04/16 Those Were the Days Radio Players
12/04/16 - 12/04/16 'Let There Be Peace' Holiday Show
12/04/16 - 12/04/16 Santa Visits the Reed-Turner Nature Center
12/04/16 - 12/04/16 A Magical Visit From Caring Santa at Gurnee Mills
12/04/16 - 12/04/16 Viking Park Singers Annual Holiday Concert
12/04/16 - 12/04/16 Libertyville Lions Club Annual Breakfast with Santa
12/05/16 - 12/05/16 Holiday Train in Viking Park
12/06/16 - 12/07/16 Barrington Park District's Holiday Bedtime Stories
12/07/16 - 12/07/16 Holiday Shop for Kids
12/08/16 - 12/08/16 Santa Paws at Hawthorn Mall
12/06/16 - 12/09/16 Antioch's North Pole Express Train
12/09/16 - 12/09/16 Round Lake Park District's Milk-N-Cookies With Santa
12/09/16 - 12/09/16 Storytime With Elf on the Shelf at Hawthorn
12/09/16 - 12/09/16 Skokie Valley Astronomers at Ryerson
12/09/16 - 12/10/16 Dancenter North's The Magic of the Nutcracker
12/10/16 - 12/10/16 Behind-the-Scenes Tour at Tempel Lipizzans
12/10/16 - 12/10/16 Gurnee Park District's Breakfast with Santa
12/10/16 - 12/10/16 Wonderland Express Christmas Concert
12/10/16 - 12/10/16 Breakfast With Santa at Chessie's
12/10/16 - 12/10/16 Holiday Choral Concert
12/10/16 - 12/10/16 Polar Express Story Time Train
12/10/16 - 12/10/16 Holiday Open House & Carol Sing at Ryerson Woods
12/10/16 - 12/10/16 Visit with Santa at Brilliant Sky Toys & Books
12/10/16 - 12/10/16 Dickens of a Holiday
12/10/16 - 12/10/16 Storytime with Mrs. Claus at Barnes & Noble
12/10/16 - 12/10/16 Cookie Walk & Stocking Stuffer Sale
12/10/16 - 12/10/16 Meet Big Red Angry Bird at Tilt Studio
12/10/16 - 12/10/16 Barrington Express to Santa's Workshop
12/10/16 - 12/10/16 Holiday Shop Craft Fair at Viking School
12/10/16 - 12/10/16 Nativity Sets from Around the World: A Collector’s Story
12/10/16 - 12/10/16 Waukegan's Christmas With the Clauses
12/10/16 - 12/10/16 Pancake Breakfast With Santa
12/10/16 - 12/10/16 Holiday Extrava-Dance-A
12/10/16 - 12/10/16 Mundelein's Polar Express
12/10/16 - 12/10/16 Family Holiday Extravaganza at the Holiday Inn Express
12/10/16 - 12/10/16 23rd Annual Cookie Sale in Graylake
12/10/16 - 12/10/16 Vernon Hills' Chamber Choir's Seasonal Concert
12/10/16 - 12/10/16 Breakfast with Santa at Dave & Buster's
12/08/16 - 12/11/16 Illinois Youth Dance Theatre Presents The Nutcracker
12/10/16 - 12/11/16 Breakfast With Santa at Lambs Farm
12/11/16 - 12/11/16 Breakfast with Santa at the Wauconda America Legion
12/11/16 - 12/11/16 Pet & Santa Photo Night
12/11/16 - 12/11/16 Pony Rides with Santa at Timmermann's Ranch & Saddle Shop
12/11/16 - 12/11/16 Wonderland's Ice Sculpting
12/11/16 - 12/11/16 Grayslake Historical Society Hosts Holiday Open House
12/11/16 - 12/11/16 Breakfast with Santa at Lindy's
12/13/16 - 12/13/16 Kids Eat Free Christmas Party at Uno
12/13/16 - 12/14/16 Just For Kid's Holiday Shop
12/14/16 - 12/14/16 Ornaments for the Holidaze
12/14/16 - 12/14/16 Paint a Hanukkah Menorah Workshop
12/13/16 - 12/16/16 Antioch's North Pole Express Train
12/16/16 - 12/16/16 Sounds of the Season Band Concert
12/02/16 - 12/17/16 Mundelein's Santa's Cottage
12/17/16 - 12/17/16 Breakfast with Santa at Rainforest Cafe
12/17/16 - 12/17/16 Visit with Santa at Brilliant Sky Toys & Books
12/17/16 - 12/17/16 Polar Express Storytime Train
12/17/16 - 12/17/16 Messiah and Carol Sing-Along
12/17/16 - 12/17/16 Polar Express Party
12/17/16 - 12/17/16 Parents Night Out
12/17/16 - 12/17/16 Decorate a Nautical Ornament at the Great Lakes Naval Museum
11/25/16 - 12/18/16 Sullivan Family U-Cut Christmas Trees
11/25/16 - 12/18/16 Gengel U-Cut Trees
11/25/16 - 12/18/16 Long Grove's Holiday Festivities
12/02/16 - 12/18/16 PM&L Theatre Presents A Christmas Carol
12/17/16 - 12/18/16 Breakfast with Santa
12/17/16 - 12/18/16 Breakfast with Santa at Lambs Farm
12/18/16 - 12/18/16 FullScore Chamber Orchestra's "Welcome Christmas"
12/18/16 - 12/18/16 5th Annual The Live Nativity & Open House
12/18/16 - 12/18/16 Breakfast With Santa at the Ilinois Beach Resort
12/18/16 - 12/18/16 Breakfast with Santa at Austins
12/19/16 - 12/19/16 Hot Chocolate with Mrs. Claus
12/22/16 - 12/22/16 Santa in Grayslake
11/13/16 - 12/23/16 Foilage & Feathers Art Exhibit at Brushwood
11/25/16 - 12/23/16 Long Grove's Gift With Purchase Program
11/26/16 - 12/23/16 Antioch's Santa's Frozen Village
12/03/16 - 12/23/16 Visit With Santa at the Ice House Mall
12/19/16 - 12/23/16 Winter Break Camp at Chicago Botanic Garden
12/20/16 - 12/23/16 Antioch's North Pole Express Train
11/11/16 - 12/24/16 Santa Claus at Gurnee Mills
11/12/16 - 12/24/16 Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shop
11/18/16 - 12/24/16 Visit Santa at Hawthorn Mall
11/25/16 - 12/24/16 Kroll's Farm's Christmas Trees
12/13/16 - 12/24/16 12 Deals of Christmas at Tilt Studio @ Rink Side Sports
11/03/16 - 12/25/16 Dickens Holiday Village
12/24/16 - 12/25/16 Tilt Studio @ Rink Side is Open on Christmas Eve & Day
12/24/16 - 12/25/16 Dover Straits Open Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
12/24/16 - 12/25/16 Dave & Buster's Open Christmas Eve & Day
12/28/16 - 12/28/16 Holiday Tea with My Doll and Me
12/19/16 - 12/29/16 Grayslake Park Districts Winter Camp
12/29/16 - 12/29/16 Hanukkah Concert at the Chicago Botanic Garden
11/11/16 - 12/30/16 The Nutcracker at the Marriott Theatre
12/26/16 - 12/30/16 Kids Eat Free All Week
11/15/16 - 12/31/16 Candy Cane Classes
11/30/16 - 12/31/16 Kringle's Holiday Village Sneak Preview
12/31/16 - 12/31/16 Tilt Into 2017 New Years Bash at Rink Side
12/31/16 - 12/31/16 New Year’s Eve Family Party
12/31/16 - 12/31/16 Barrington's 4th Annual Noon Year's Eve Ball
11/25/16 - 01/01/17 Wonderland Express
12/31/16 - 01/01/17 New Year's Eve Celebration
12/31/16 - 01/01/17 Toukie's New Year's Eve Beach Party
Ongoing Kids Eat Free Monday's at Joe's
Ongoing Two Dollar TWOSDAY at Joe's
Ongoing All You Can Eat Snow Crab Wednesdays at Joe's
Ongoing Thursday $15 Lobster at Joe's
Ongoing Sunday Brunch at Chocolate Sanctuary
Ongoing Kid's Eat Free Tuesdays at Uno
Ongoing $2 Twodays at Joe's Crab Shack
Ongoing $2 Dollar Tuesdays at Lindys
Ongoing Jump N Jam Fridays
Ongoing Jump Fitness
Ongoing Chocolate Factory Tour
Ongoing Kids Eat Free Monday,Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Ongoing Wednesday Night Dinners at Bonnie Brook
Ongoing Children's Museum at the Round Lake Area Park District


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LakeCounty
No matter which route you take, all roads lead to fun in Lake County, Illinois, which is located halfway between Chicago and Milwaukee. Lake County is home to 170 lakes and rivers, 30,000 acres of lush forest preserves, miles of hiking and biking trails, Six Flags Great America, Naval Station Great Lakes, Ravinia Festival and sandy beaches along Lake Michigan's shoreline. Family adventure is around every turn and awaits you in Lake County.
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