Black Friday and Small Business Saturday in Lake County 2021

By: Jeff Randolph 11/23/2021

After a long day of family and good food, it's time to shift gears into the holiday season, and with that comes shopping. Finish up that last bite of pie and get ready to hit the streets as Lake County is set for the biggest shopping days of the year. Don't let the tryptophan from that delicious turkey slow you down in your pursuit of great deals.

Lake County has no shortage of shopping options to find gifts for everyone on your list. Looking for some great doorbuster deals? Check out the malls in the area to score some awesome deals. If you are looking to avoid that mad dash while also supporting local businesses, be sure to check out all the great deals being offered in your local communities for Small Business Saturday.

Here is your guide to Black Friday and Small Business Saturday in Lake County.

Black Friday Weekend Hours of Operation


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Gurnee Mills 6170 W. Grand Ave., Gurnee

Thanksgiving: CLOSED Black Friday: 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, November 27; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday, November 28; 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Hawthorn Mall 122 Hawthorn Center, Vernon Hills

Thanksgiving: CLOSED Black Friday: 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, November 27; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday, November 28; 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Deer Park Town Center 20530 N. Rand Rd., Deer Park

Thanksgiving: CLOSED Black Friday: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, November 27; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, November 28; 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Small Business Saturday Communities


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Black Friday and Small Biz Friday Deals

Gurnee Mills


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Hawthorn Mall in Vernon Hills


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Deer Park Town Center


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Mellody Farm in Vernon Hills


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Other Small Business Saturday Options


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Volo Antique Malls 27640 W. Volo Village Rd., Volo

Long Grove Confectionery Retail Store 114 Old McHenry Rd., Long Grove

Long Grove Confectionery Co. Factory Store 333 Lexington Dr., Buffalo Grove

Long Grove Confectionery Nut and Candy House 581 Bonner Rd., Wauconda

Rise Dispensaries 1325 Armour Blvd., Mundelein

Skipper Bud’s 1000 IL Route 173, Antioch

Reclaimed Artisans Inc. 302 Peterson Rd., Libertyville

Peter Patterson Glassworks 888 Tower Rd., Suite E, Mundelein

Lambs Farm Shop and Sugar Maple Country Store at Lambs Farm 14245 W. Rockland Rd., Libertyville

Callie's Boutique at the Inn at Sheridan 2723 Sheridan Rd., Zion

Rosella's Boutique 1435 Peterson Rd., Libertyville

Woodland Grove Photography Studio and Gallery 169 Archer Ave., Mundelein

Tony Cannoli Specialty Pastries 460 Lake St., Mundelein

Treetime Christmas Creations 22102 Pepper Rd., Lake Barrington

Uniquely Sweet 888. E. Belvidere Rd., Grayslake

For a list of Black-owned businesses in Lake County click here.

Lake County Libation Trail

Looking for a gift for the libation connoisseurs in your life? Swing on by one of the many places on the Lake County Libation Trail to find presents or just unwind after a hectic day of holiday shopping.


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For Beer Lovers

For Vino Aficionados For Cocktail Fans For more information about the Lake County Libation Trail, continue here.

Lake County Shopping Events


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Vintage Holidays in Historic Downtown Long Grove Saturday, November 20-Sunday, December 19; various times

The Festival of Arts & Crafts Show at the Lake County Fairgrounds and Event Center Friday-Sunday, November 26-28; Fri.: 3-7 p.m., Sat.: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun.: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Mall-Wide Black Friday Weekend Sale at Volo Antique Malls Friday-Sunday, November 26-28; 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Holiday Sip, Shop and Dine Gift Promotion in Long Grove Friday-Sunday, November 26-December 19; various times at various locations.

Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Great America Friday-Thursday, November 26-December 30; various times on select dates.

Hawthorn Mall Black Friday Friday, November 26; 8 a.m.-9 p.m.

Gurnee Mills Black Friday Friday, November 26; 6 a.m.-9 p.m.

Deer Park Town Center Black Friday Friday, November 26; 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

Grayslake Tree Lighting and Holiday Festival Friday, November 26; 3-8 p.m.

Win a Private Showing of A Christmas Story at Hawthorn Mall Friday-Wednesday, November 26-December 9.

Heart of the Holidays in Highland Park Saturday, November 27; 2-4 p.m.

Small Business Saturday Libertyville Shopping Tour  Saturday, November 27; 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Hawthorn Mall Small Business Saturday Saturday, November 27; 10 a.m-9 p.m.

Cocoa Crawl in Downtown Lake Forest Saturday, November 27; 12-3 p.m.

Highwood for the Holidays Saturday, November 27; 2 p.m.-5 p.m.

Fox Lake Festival of Lights: Kris Kringle Winter Market Saturday, November 27, 2-6 p.m.

Grayslake Farmers Market Saturday, November 27-December 11; 10 a.m-2 p.m.

Mickey Finn's Holiday Flaire Sunday, November 28; 11 a.m.

Find Frosty Scavenger Hunt in Antioch Wednesday-Friday, December 1-24.

Nature-Inspired Holiday Art Market at Brushwood Center Wednesday-Sunday, December 1-5; Fri. 7-9 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 12- 3 p.m.

Nature-Inspired Holiday Art Market at Brushwood Center Wednesday-Sunday, December 1-5.

Selfie with Santa had Holiday Bazaar at Round Lake Beach Cultural and Civic Center Thursday, December 2; 4- 8 p.m.

Ladies Night Out in Antioch Friday, December 3; 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

First Friday on MainStreet Libertyville Friday, December 3; 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

Deerfield's Winter Market Saturday, December 4; 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Kris Kringle Artist Market in Waukegan Saturday-Sunday, December 4-5; 3-7 p.m.

Walk On's Holiday Market at Barrington's White House Sunday, December 5; 1-4 p.m.

Antique Vintage Flea Market at Lake County Fairgrounds Saturday, December 11; 9 a.m-4 p.m.

Craft Fair by Auxiliary of Gurnee American Legion Post 771 Saturday, December 18; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

A Live Holiday Performance with Disney Fine Artist Trevor Carlton at Hawthorn Mall Saturday, December 18; 2:30-4 p.m.

Secret Santa Workshop in Waukegan Saturday, December 18; 12-7 p.m.

HolidayWauk in Waukegan Saturday, December 18.

For more information about holiday shopping options in Lake County, click here

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