It’s a little nippy out there. However, the weather is supposed to be warmer in the upcoming days (hopefully you’re right Mr. Skilling). It seems as though the weather will be creeping up to the 20s and 30s.
For all of your winter endeavors, be sure to check the newest edition of our Winter Guide: Walking in a Lake County Winter Wonderland that was released last week.
This week features festivals, skating parties, shows and family classes that we’ll peak your interest during this winter season.
Here are the top things to do this weekend January 22-24 in Lake County
- Like Frosty, you will be a jolly happy soul when attending Bittersweet Golf Course on Saturday. Gurnee’s Frost Fest is a day you and the family don’t want to miss. This unforgettable experience include ice sculpting, ice carving demonstrations, horse-drawn carriage rides, dog sled demonstrations, snowshoeing, sledding, free s’mores and hot cocoa and other festive winter games.
2. Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8 is an upbeat number. Experience Lake Forest Symphony’s performance of the genius’ vision at the CLC’s James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts. Emotions will be stirred with the immortal and virtuosic expressions of Brahms’ violin concerto played by newly appointed concertmaster Netanel Draiblate. The Lake Forest Symphony has two performances.
Saturday-Sunday, January 23-24; Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts 19351 Washington St., Grayslake.
- Show off your spirals, twizzles and jumps with Lincolnshire Skate Night the family at the North Park Ice Rink during Lincolnshire Skate Night. Food Trucks will be serving delicious eats while there will also be winter treats available, i.e. hot chocolate, s’mores and free coffee. After you showcase your skills on the ice, to a look into the night sky as Johnny Rockets provides a firework display. The event is free admission. This is a reschedule from January 9.
Saturday, January 23; 7-10 p.m. North Park Ice Rink, Everett & River Roads, Lincolnshire.
- You may bite your thumb to the idea of Breakneck Shakespeare with Tim Mooney at the Clockwise Theatre ending its run. This is the final weekend as Mooney will connect the dots between the Renaissance Man’s plays, reveal the authors liberties with factual events and his penchant for having his realtiy-0based characters. The show showcases Shakespeare’s work containing war, murder, deception, banishment, conquests, family drama and much more.
- You and the family can explore Chicago Botanic Garden’s Weekend Family Class featuring Hot Chocolate. Uncover the story of chilies and chocolates—products that come from South American plants! Examine parts of the cacao tree, and how that incorporates with the sweet treat. Take home a chocolate mint and a chocolate pepper plant to concoct your own creations. Limit of three children per adult, please. An adult must accompany children.
Saturday, January 23; 9:30-11 a.m. or 1-2:30 p.m. Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe.