As the extended Thanksgiving weekend approaches, anticipate a feast of food, family and wallet-worthy spending. Simplify your shopping experience with Visit Lake County's guide to Black Friday and Small Business Saturday in 2023. Embrace the "Holiday Your Way" by exploring options ranging from malls to quaint mom-and-pop shops. Whether you're seeking the hustle and bustle of major malls or the unique charm of local businesses, our guide ensures you make the most of your holiday shopping extravaganza. Indulge in a stress-free experience by uncovering hidden gems in small communities, where you'll find one-of-a-kind gifts and personalized service. Embrace the spirit of giving while supporting the backbone of our local economy during Small Business Saturday.
Discover fantastic doorbuster deals at malls while enjoying substantial sales. Skip the chaos and lend your support to local businesses during Small Business Saturday. Waste no time stowing away leftovers—don your favorite winter attire and dive into the ultimate guide for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday shopping in Lake County for 2023. 'Tis the season for joyful shopping and memorable finds in Lake County.
Gurnee Mills 6170 W. Grand Ave., Gurnee
Thanksgiving: CLOSED. Black Friday: 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, November 25; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, November 26; 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Hawthorn Mall in Vernon Hills 122 Hawthorn Center, Vernon Hills
Thanksgiving: CLOSED. Black Friday: 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday, November 25: 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday, November 26: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Deer Park Town Center 20530 N. Rand Rd., Deer Park
Thanksgiving: CLOSED. Black Friday: 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday, November 25.: 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday, November 26.: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World in Gurnee Mills 6112 W. Grand Ave., Gurnee
Thanksgiving: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Black Friday: 5 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, November 25; 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday, November 26; 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Volo Antique Malls 27640 W. Volo Village Rd., Volo
Long Grove Confectionery Coffee Apple Haus 114 Old McHenry Rd., Long Grove
Long Grove Confectionery Co. Buffalo Grove 333 Lexington Dr., Buffalo Grove
Long Grove Confectionery Nut and Candy Factory Store 581 Bonner Rd., Wauconda
The Joyful Gourmet 542 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville
Broken Bridge Treats 220 Robert Parker Coffin Rd., Long Grove
RISE Dispensaries 1325 Armour Blvd., Mundelein
McMahon Gallery 321 S. Ridge Rd., Lake Forest
Skipper Bud’s 1000 IL Route 173, Antioch
Reclaimed Artisans Inc. 302 Peterson Rd., Libertyville
Signature Popcorn 318 Old McHenry Rd., Long Grove
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
Ma and Pa's Candy 424 Robert Parker Coffin Rd., Long Grove
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
Extreme Flight Simulation 1350 Tri-State Pkwy., STE 128 Gurnee
Lovin Oven Cakery 455 Lake St., Antioch
Sock Monkey Museum 210 Robert Parker Coffin Rd., Long Grove
Tony Cannoli Specialty Pastries 460 Lake St., Mundelein
Treetime Christmas Creations 22102 Pepper Rd., Lake Barrington
Uniquely Sweet 888. E. Belvidere Rd., Grayslake
The Irish Boutique 224 Robert Parker Coffin Rd., Long Grove
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Heart of the Holidays in Highland Park Saturday, November 18-December 9; various times.
Home Sweet Home for the Holidays in Downtown Highland Park Saturday, November 18-Saturday, December 16; various times.
Vintage Holidays in Historic Long Grove Sunday, November 19-Saturday, December 23; various times.
Photos with Santa: "A Christmas Story" at Hawthorn Mall Saturday, Novmeber 18-Sunday, December 24; various times.
Christmas Tree Farm Opening Day at Richardson Adventure Farm and Corn Maze Friday, November 24; 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Grayslake Arts Alliance Holiday Fine Arts Show and Sale at Grayslake Village Hall Friday, November 24; 5 p.m.-8 p.m.
Small Business Saturday in Downtown Libertyville Saturday, November 25; 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Holiday Fest Hosted by The Highwood Chamber Saturday, November 25; 3-5 p.m.
7th Annual Holiday Art Market at the Brushwood Center Saturday November 25-Sunday, December 3; Sat.: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun.: 12-5 p.m.
Carousel Lights and Market at Six Flags Great America Saturday, November 25-Saturday, December 23; 6:30-10 p.m.
Mickey Finn's Holiday Faire Sunday, November 26; 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Santa's Arrival Parade at Gurnee Mills Thursday, November 30; 6 p.m.
First Friday on MainStreet Libertyville Friday, December 1; 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Holly Jolly Cocktail Crawl in Lake Zurich Friday, December 1; 5 p.m.
Holiday Performances at Hawthorn Mall Friday, December 1-Tuesday, December 12; Various times.
Annual Holiday Craft Fair at Gurnee American Legion Saturday, December 2; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Holiday Artisan Market at Phase Three Brewing Saturday, December 2; 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Joy and Wonder at Market Square in Lake Forest Saturday, December 2; 12 p.m.-3 p.m.
Dickens of a Holiday in Libertyville Saturday, December 2; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Elf Invasion Pub Crawl in Downtown Highwood Saturday, December 2; 5:30 p.m.-Close
Market at the Park at Hawthorn Saturday, December 2; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
WinterFest in Mundelein Saturday, December 2; 12-4 p.m.
The Winter Market at the Patty Turner Center Saturday, December 2; 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Victorian Tea in Libertyville Saturday, December2; 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Holiday Extravaganza Craft and Vendor Show at Holiday Inn Gurnee Sunday, December 3; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sensory Santa at Hawthorn Sunday, December 3; 9-10 a.m.
Hops & Holiday Wreaths Harbor Brewing Company Lake Villa Sunday, December 3.
Mosaic Ornament Gift Making Workshop Sunday, December 3; 1 p.m.
Candle Making Holiday Gifts and Adult Art Social at Dandelion Gallery Sunday, December 3; 3-5 p.m.
Highland Park Chamber of Commerce Holiday Celebration Sunday, December 3; 5-8 p.m.
Hops and Holiday Wreaths at Roaring Table Brewery Wednesday, December 6; 6-8 p.m.
Village of Round Lake Presents Supper with Santa and Craft Fair Thursday, December 7; 4-8 p.m.
Girls' Night Out: Elves and Ugly Sweater in Downtown Antioch Thursday, December 7; 5-9 p.m.
5th Annual Gurnee Mills Holiday Craft Show at Gurnee Mills Friday, December 8-Sunday, December 10; 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Proshop Holiday Extravaganza at White Deer Run Golf Club Saturday, December 9-Sunday, December 17; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Antique Vintage Flea Market at Lake County Fairgrounds Saturday, December 9-Sunday, December 10; Sat: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun: 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Holiday Desserts with Celebrity Chef Gale Gand at the Joyful Gourmet Saturday, December 9; 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Ornament Paint Workshop at Reclaimed Artisans Saturday, December 9; 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Dickens of a Holiday in Libertyville Saturday, December 9; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Artisan Markets at Wild Onion Brewery Sunday, December 10; 12-5 p.m.
Vigneto Del Bino - Holiday Theme Pairing Dinner Friday, December 15; 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Holiday Gift Event featuring artist Sunny Corba at Dandelion Art Gallery, Saturday, December 16; 5-9 p.m.
ArtWauk in Waukegan Saturday, December 16; 5-9 p.m