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Walk in a Lake County, IL Winter Wonderland


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 snow festivals to live shows and shopping, 'tis the season to be in Lake County during the winter months. 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.





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!

#LetsSnapLakeCounty Photo Contest Winners
#LetsSnapLakeCounty Photo Contest Winners
Explore the Great Outdoors in Our Winter Wonderland
Explore the Great Outdoors in Our Winter Wonderland
Top 10 January Things To Do
Top 10 January Things To Do
Lake County Road Trips: Let The Ride Take You
Lake County Road Trips: Let The Ride Take You




Time To Eat!

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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?
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.



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.

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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
2020 #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. 



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.

Nature Platoon Veterans Art Exhibition at the Brushwood Center
11/14/21 - 01/22/22
Spending time in nature is a powerful practice for mental and physical well...

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From Mozart to Pop Chart- Million Dollar Quartet's Nat Zegree in Concert
01/21/22 - 01/22/22
Back by popular demand after last year's SOLD OUT concert! Music lovers...

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Paint Night with @DadsandDragons at  Gamers World in Gurnee Mills
Glad to announce that Tik Tok star and fellow patron @dadsanddragons h...

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$54.95/per person plus tax Includes 4 course meal, wine pairing at each co...

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Pint of Music with John Gay at Buffalo Creek Brewing
Singer-Songwriter, John Gay’s, gritty contemplative sound ripened in ...

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Grayslake Park District Family Dodgeball
Turn off your video games and join the Grayslake Park District for a challe...

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The Nielsen Trust at Genesee Theatre
The Nielsens are a talented bunch. First there's Rick, legendary guitar...

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January Afternoon Tea at The Chocolate Sanctuary
Enjoy afternoon tea at The Chocolate Sanctuary....

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