Things To Do This Weekend December 10-12, 2021

By: Jeff Randolph 12/08/2021

Stay warm with all of the events that are going on in Lake County. Let’s take a look at things to do this weekend December 10-12.


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There is one guy in particular that is very busy this time of year. For a list of places where you can find Santa to plead your case for being on the "nice" side of his list click here.

Enjoy a nostalgic radio play in Libertyville. Catch a performance of a yuletide classic in Antioch. Learn the true meaning of Christmas during a walk in Lake Zurich. A Tony award-winning musical is in Lincolnshire. Create a glass keepsake in Mundelein. Let’s look at the top five things to do this weekend December 10-12.

1. "It's A Wonderful Life: A Radio Play" Presented By Improv Playhouse in Libertyville


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Improv Playhouse Theater in downtown Libertyville brings to life their interpretation of the beloved 1946 film “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Radio Play.” This rendition of the iconic movie directed by Frank Capra is a radio play performed live onstage by the talented group of thespians. The holiday feature follows protagonist George Bailey, who puts his big dreams on hold during the Great Depression as he takes over his father’s business who abruptly passes away. Bailey faces many adversities and makes strategic maneuvers that essentially saves his hometown of Bedford Falls. Down on his luck, frustrated with life and questioning his own existence, Bailey attempts suicide but is saved by a guardian angel named Clarence who shows a world without the story’s main character. Tickets start at $7.50. This show is also a “BYOB” event that includes a $5 corking fee per person ages 21 and older. Visit for advance tickets or call directly 847-968-4529. If tickets are not purchased in advance, the Libertyville theater accepts cash only at the door. The Improv Playhouse Theater production runs on weekends through December 19.

Friday-Sunday, December 10-12; Fri.: 8 p.m., Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sun. 2:30 p.m. Tickets from $7.50-$25. Improv Playhouse Theater, 735 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville.


2. "A Christmas Carol" at PM&L Theatre in Antioch


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For its fourth decade, the PM&L Theatre in Antioch will be presenting the 1843 classic Charles Dickens novel, “A Christmas Carol.” In this version, adapted by the late PM&L director Lou Jones, spectators from all generations will be treated to this story of reluctance, regret and redemption. The story follows British banker Ebenezer Scrooge, a crotchety old man who has forgotten his own history that has made him who he was. The Dickens character is visited by his deceased business partner and confidant Jacob Marley as well as three other spirits to transform Scrooge into a kinder gentler man. Visit for advance tickets or call directly at 847-395-3055. The Antioch holiday play runs on weekends through December 19.

Friday-Sunday, December 10-12; Fri.: 8 p.m., Sat.: 2:30 and 8 p.m., Sun.: 2:30 p.m. Tickets: $10-$20. PM&L Theatre, 877 Main St., Antioch.

3. Christmas Luminary Hike at Quentin Road Baptist Church in Lake Zurich


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It’s a walk that is inspired by the First Noel. The Christmas Luminary Hike at Quentin Road Baptist Church is this weekend. Navigate your way through “Bethlehem, Lake Zurich” as you encounter shepherds, angels and the three magi as you hear the story of Christmas. The grounds are highlighted by over 2,000 lights. The half-mile walking trail allows provides an experience of a live nativity scene, Christmas music and numerous photo opportunities while you take the journey at your own pace. Stay warm as the Lake Zurich church provides free hot chocolate and indoor warming stations. Tickets are limited to time slots for social distancing purposes. Tickets are $8 per person while children ages five and under receive free entry. Advance tickets can be purchased at The Saturday installment of the event is sold out.

Friday and Sunday, December 10 and 12; 5-8 p.m. Tickets: $8 per person, kids ages five and under are free. Quentin Road Baptist Church, 60 N. Quentin Rd., Lake Zurich.

4. Kiss Me, Kate at Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire


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Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire November production combines the witty humor of two brilliant writers: Cole Porter and William Shakespeare. “Kiss Me, Kate” continues it’s run this weekend with romance, comedy and a story involving two ex-lovers putting on a musical production of Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew.” The musical was one of Cole Porter’s greatest success, winning his first Tony Awards for “Best Musical” and “Best Original Score.” Musical numbers include “Another Op’nin, Another Show,” “So in Love,” “Wunderbar,” “Too Darn Hot,” “Brush Up Your Shakespeare” and other classic showstoppers. The Lincolnshire Marriott Resort production runs through January 16 and tickets start at $50.

Friday-Sunday, December 10-12; Fri.: 8-10:30 p.m., Sat.: 4-6:30 p.m., 8-10:30 p.m., Sun.: 1-3:30 p.m., 5-7:30 p.m. Tickets: $50-$60. Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriot Drive, Lincolnshire.

5. Make Your Own Glass Ornaments/Icicles at Peter Patterson Glassworks in Mundelein


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Creating a holiday gift from scratch is a present that is truly from the heart. Visit Peter Patterson Glassworks in Mundelein for its open house event. Visitors can produce some new holiday flair for that special someone in their life by making an ornament or icicle at this Mundelein facility. Choose from flat or twisted ornament styles or a window sparkler, not to mention your choice of colors. Everything in the gallery will be marked at the sale price for the holidays, and there is a limit of one person per ornament. Glassblowers can take advantage of the Mundelein maker’s facility as it hosts another open house December 18 and 19 too. Reservations are encouraged and interested parties should call 847-949-0013. All visitors must wear facemasks.

Saturday-Sunday, December 11-12; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Ornaments and icicles: $35-$65. Peter Patterson Glassworks, 888 Tower Rd., Suite E, Mundelein.

If you're still trying to find the perfect holiday tree check out a list of places where to find it by clicking here. For more ideas on things to do this weekend December 10-12 click here.

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