Season's Greetings in Lake County, IL

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The health and safety of our Lake County visitors, residents and fans is our number one priority. From the beautiful winter wonderland of the Lake County Forest Preserves to excellent light shows and visits with Kris Kringle to holiday shows and shopping, 'tis the season to be in Lake County during the holidays. Continue here to learn about Lake County's Road Trips.

While closures may happen, we encourage you to explore our local venues. View the local perspective from our insider's guide on top places to visit, outdoor adventures in a Lake County wonderland, exquisite cuisine, the Lake County Libation Trail and so much more! . Top off your land of lakes experience with the best Lake County events and festivities.

 

 

 

OUR TOP OF THE LIST

Whether you're into having a splashing good time or a thrill-seeker or something else in between...see what's at the top of our list in Lake County!

Holiday Your Way in Lake County
Holiday Your Way in Lake County
Top 10 Holiday Things To Do
Top 10 Holiday Things To Do
Lake County Illuminates the Night
Lake County Illuminates the Night
Holiday Your Way in Lake County
Holiday Your Way in Lake County
Holiday Shopping in Lake County
Holiday Shopping in Lake County
Visit Santa in Lake County
Visit Santa in Lake County
Lake County Road Trips: Let The Ride Take You
Lake County Road Trips: Let The Ride Take You

 

 

 

Time To Eat!

Our visitors, guests and patrons are the best travelers in the world. We appreciate each and every one of you!
Plan a visit to Lake County and help support our local businesses.

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Receive exclusive deals & special offers from our local venues. Shopping, dining, events, hotels and more!
 

Take It To Go!
Get It To Go!
Whether you are out playing outside, exhausted from remote learning with the kiddies or at work, be sure to check out our Lake County spots for takeout!

Who's Open?
Cheers to Fall!
Breweries, wineries & distilleries along the Libation Trail. Indoor, alfresco-style, curbside & takeout options to toast while enjoying Lake County Libation Trail Week.

Holiday Dining GuideDining Guide
Experience the delectable eats prepared by the land of lakes makers. Indoor dining is now back! Check out our Dining Guide for open venues in Lake County.

 

LOCAL INSIDER'S GUIDE

Best way to experience the every season is from one of our local guides. Awesome architechtural gems, stupendous street art, summer recreation and more...
the only part of the story missing is you!

15 Lake County Architectural Gems
15 Lake County Architectural Gems
Lake County is known for it's iconic, eccentric and historical structures. Here are 15+ cool land of lakes architectural gems.

Visit Santa
Street Art and Murals in Lake County
Art is everything in the land of lakes. Whether it's a mural sketched on our favorite store or installations popping up around town, the knack for art is fluent in Lake County.

#LetsSnapLakeCounty Photo Contest
#LetsSnapLakeCounty Photo Contest Winners
VLC selected six winners for the contest run from mid-September to Halloween. Click the wonderful Grand Prize-winning by Benjamin Shirley to see winners and honorable mentions!

Holiday Shopping GuideTasty Tuesdays in Lake County
 Any day is a great day to order out and eat Lake County local. It's tasty Tuesday-o'clock somewhere in someone's mind, Treat your taste buds to our world-class cuisine. 

 

SEARCH OUR EVENTS

Next Weekend is just around the corner! Every season in Lake County creates long-lasting memories. While we get through this public health crisis together, start planning your adventure .
View our upcoming events below or visit and search our entire calendar of events.

Win a Private Showing of a Christmas Story at Hawthorn Mall
11/26/21 - 12/08/21
Sign up to MyPerks and click on the Holiday Perks coupon for a chance to be...

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Caring Women's Connection Craft Night at Hawthorn Woods Country Club
12/08/21
Caring Women's Connection will host a craft night on Wednesday, Dec. 8 ...

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Village of Round Lake Beach Presents Supper with Santa and Craft Fair
12/08/21
The Village of Round Lake Beach presents Supper with Santa and Craft Fair. ...

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Golden Paints Demo with Sandie Bacon at Blue Moon Gallery ***VIRTUAL***
Virtual 12/08/21
Blue Moon Gallery is proud and excited to sponsor a GOLDEN Lecture and...

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Da Local Boy Hawaiian Cuisine at Nightshade and Dark's Pandemonium Brewing Company
12/09/21
Da Local Boy brings a constantly changing menu of Hawaiian traditional and ...

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Peanuts Jazz with the Chris White Trio at Gorton Community Center
12/09/21
Enjoy the holiday music of Vince Guaraldi, better known as “the Peanu...

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Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox  Welcome to the Twenties 2.0 Tour at Genesee Theatre
Rescheduled 12/09/21
Rescheduled from 2020: Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox is back, p...

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Waukegan Symphony Orchestra and Concert Chorus Performance of the Do It Yourself Messiah at St. Anastasia Church in Waukegan
12/10/21
The Waukegan Symphony Orchestra and Concert Chorus performance of the Do It...

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TAKE A BREAK

Now is the perfect time for daydreaming. Enjoy photos from our social media friends throughout Lake County.
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