Calendar of Events for Lake County, Illinois - Visit Lake County - Official Travel Site

Calendar of Events

Next Weekend is just around the corner! Every season in Lake County creates long-lasting memories. Take an adventure through nature at one of the Lake County Forest Preserves or our state natural areas like Illinois Beach State Park, Chain O'Lakes State Park or Volo Bog State Natural Area. Dine on the delectable bites by eating alfresco or devour world-class cuisine in the comfort of your home with curbside pickup, takeout or delivery. Our local wineries, breweries and distilleries offer sumptuous spirits, vibrant vinos and breathtaking brews compliments of the Lake County Libation Trail. Peruse the calendar of events to see what's going on this month and beyond in the land of lakes!

Weekend Watch: Lake County's Top Five Things To Do This Weekend

Kringle's Christmas Village/Dickens Holiday Village in Antioch
Kringle's Christmas Village/Dickens Holiday Village in Antioch
Santa's Rock N Lights Drive Thru Light Show at Lake County Fairgrounds
Santa's Rock N Lights Drive Thru Light Show at Lake County Fairgrounds
Snowland at Great Wolf Lodge
Snowland at Great Wolf Lodge
Vintage Holidays in Historic Downtown Long Grove
Vintage Holidays in Historic Downtown Long Grove
Richardson Farm Christmas Trees and More
Richardson Farm Christmas Trees and More

Tree Lighting Ceremony in North Chicago
11/28/22
Visit North Chicago's city hall for the city tree lighting. The free experi...

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Pints & Purls at Nightshade
11/29/22
Tuesday, November 29, 2022 Knit one, purl two, how about a brew? Joining Pi...

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Hike Lake County at Lake County Forest Preserves
08/15/22 - 11/30/22
Like to hike? Take the Hike Lake County challenge! Enjoy fall breezes and a...

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November-fest Lager Returns to Bosacki's Brewery
Happening as planned 11/04/22 - 11/30/22
Novemberfest Lager Returns to Bosacki's Brewery, Friday, November 4, 20...

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Drag Queen Trivia at Nightshade
11/30/22
Wednesday, November 30, 2022 Something wickedly fun this way comes! DRAG QU...

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Santa's Arrival Parade at Gurnee Mills
11/30/22
Join in on November 30 at 6 p.m. near Entry A welcoming Santa with a live D...

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Sangria Flight Night at Harbor Kitchen + Tap!
12/01/22
Join in for SANGRIA FLIGHT NIGHT!!!!! Three different fall flavored sang...

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Holiday Book Chat
12/01/22
Join your Lake Forest Librarians for ideas on book gifts for the holidays!...

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Open Studio Figure Drawing
12/01/22
Join in for Open Studio Figure Drawing sessions hosted by Jesus Ortega. Thi...

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Flight Night at North Shore Distillery
12/01/22
Join North Shore Distillery on Thursdays when they offer a creative fl...

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Lincolnshire Lights
12/02/22
Cheers to the holiday season, as Lincolnshire illuminates the night with it...

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Vigneto del Bino - Cork Ornaments
12/02/22
Create 4 cork ornaments to hang on your tree! $40/person plus tax includ...

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A Very Electric Christmas at Genesee Theatre
12/02/22
Brighten the holidays with Lightwire Theater's A Very Electric Christma...

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First Friday on MainStreet Libertyville
12/02/22
Perhaps a wine tasting, special discounts or live music and refreshments wh...

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Family Holiday
12/02/22
Friday, December 2, 2022 Returning home for the holidays, RJ is anticipatin...

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Mundelein Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
12/02/22
Attend Mundelein's Annual Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony on Friday, Dec...

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Dueling Pianos at Primo
12/02/22
Windy City Dueling Pianos makes their debut in The Parlor Speakeasy at Prim...

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First Friday Jazz Night at The Joyful Gourmet
12/02/22
Stop by to check out Jazz Soup – jazz trio (sometimes quartet!), comp...

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Spice Girl Tribute at Impact Fuel Room
12/02/22
Impact Fuel Room & NTL Productions present Wannabe - Spice Girls Tribut...

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Masters of Sketch: I Want a Sketchopotamus for Christmas
12/02/22 - 12/03/22
Friday, December 2, 2022 The Masters of Sketch return for a special holiday...

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CLC Winter Dance at the James Lumber Center for Performing Arts
12/02/22 - 12/03/22
This annual showcase of contemporary dance includes original works choreogr...

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Elf Invasion Pub Crawl in Downtown Highwood
12/03/22
Ring in the Happy Holidays at Highwood's annual Elf Invasion Pub Crawl!...

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Breakfast with Santa at Viking Park in Gurnee
12/03/22
Santa Claus is coming to Viking Park in Gurnee! Enjoy pancakes, sausage ...

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Mid-American Winter Classic at Genesee Theatre
12/03/22
The Mid-American Winter Classic is a NPC (National Physique Committee) sanc...

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Dickens of a Holiday in Libertyville
12/03/22
It’s an exciting and festive time in Downtown Libertyville during Dic...

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Winter Crafts and Vendor Fair By Auxiliary Of Gurnee American Legion Post 771
12/03/22
GURNEE AMERICAN LEGION 771 INVITES YOU TO OUR ANNUAL HOLIDAY FAIR Discover ...

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Resin Ornament Gift Making Ornament Workshop
12/03/22
Artist Sunny Corba introduction on epoxy resin art using molds. Particip...

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Holiday Tree Lighting
12/03/22
Celebrate this holiday with the Lindenhurst Park District and join in at ou...

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Cocoa Classic 5k Through Santa's Rock N Lights
12/03/22
Run through Santa’s Rock N Lights twice! As well as other displays...

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Bird Walk at the Volo Bog State Natural Area with Amanda
12/03/22
Join the Volo Bog State Natural Area for a bird walk, ideal for novice bird...

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WinterFest in Mundelein
12/03/22
WinterFest is a come and go day of special events for the entire family. ...

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Holiday Highlight Performance at The Tempel Lipizzans
12/03/22
Bundle up and join in for the joy of the season. Enjoy the festive holid...

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Christmas with the Clauses @ Jane Addams Center
12/03/22
Saturday, December 3, 2022 Santa just announced he will be stopping by for ...

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Tree Lighting Ceremony in Downtown Waukegan
12/03/22
Join in on the fun at Jack Benny Plaza on December 3 for the Annual Tr...

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Deerfield's Winter Market
12/03/22
This year’s Winter Market will once again feature live entertainment,...

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Elf Invasion 5K Fun Run, Walk & Stroll
12/03/22
The all-ages Elf Invasion 5K Run, Walk & Stroll is set to take place Sa...

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Miracle on Main Street in Lake Zurich
12/03/22
Join in from 3-6:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 3rd in downtown Lake Zurich ...

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Victorian Tea in Libertyville
12/03/22
Those of you who have previously attended know that this is a great event.&...

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Grass Lake School Breakfast with Santa
12/03/22
Come join in for Grass Lake School's annual Breakfast With Santa Saturd...

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Photo with Santa Paws
12/03/22
Here comes Santa Paws! Visit the Dogwood Garden & Pet Center on Satu...

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Santa Parade in Libertyville
12/03/22
Follow Saint Nick as he travels throughout the Village - decorated trucks i...

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The Lions Club Holiday Pancake Breakfast
12/03/22
Join in for breakfast of pancake, sausage, fruit, coffee, juice & milk....

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Northpole Express
12/03/22
All aboard the magical train ride to the North Pole. Bundle up in your j...

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Holiday Ornament Painting Workshop
12/03/22
Tanya Designs is at Reclaimed Artisans, 302 Peterson Road, Libertyville, 60...

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Artic Frog Run
12/03/22
"Arctic Frog” Endurance Run is a beginner’s Ultra marathon...

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Special Family Christmas Concert - Featuring Organist Dave Wickerham at The Sanfilippo Estate
12/03/22
Sanflippo Christmas Concert- Featuring Organist Dave Wickerham Saturday,...

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Creedence Revived at Impact Fuel Room
12/03/22
Creedence Revived has rapidly become one of the most highly sought after tr...

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Kris Kringle Artist Market in Waukegan
12/03/22
The City of Waukegan and Waukegan Main Street are hosting the Kris Kri...

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Brushwood Center Holiday Art Market
Virtual 11/26/22 - 12/04/22
6th annual Nature-Inspired Holiday Market. The market begins with a seve...

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The 6th Annual Nature-Inspired Holiday Art Market at Brushwood Center
12/03/22 - 12/04/22
Support local artists at the 6th Annual Nature-Inspired Art Market! Shop on...

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Make Your Own Glass Ornaments / Icicles at Peter Patterson Glassworks
12/03/22 - 12/04/22
Make your own ornaments and/or icicles for the season.  They make grea...

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Holiday Walk on Main Street in Wauconda
12/03/22 - 12/04/22
Visit Main Street in Wauconda for their annual holiday parade, tree lightin...

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Sensory Santa at Hawthorn Mall
12/04/22
Enjoy a quiet time at the mall with Santa. Reserve your spot for Sensory...

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Dark Side of the Yule in Lake County at Orlin Trapp Auditorium
12/04/22
Christmas Meets Classic Rock in Classical Blast’s live holiday concer...

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Artisan Markets at Wild Onion Brewery
12/04/22
Based in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago, Artisan Markets hosts events tha...

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Traditional Christmas Concert - Featuring Organist Dave Wickerham at The Sanfilippo Estate
12/04/22
Sanflippo Traditional Christmas Concert- Featuring Organist Dave Wickerham ...

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Nehara Hadassah Mah Jongg and Canasta Tournament
12/04/22
Join Nehara Hadassah in person* on December 4 at 11 a.m. for their Mah...

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Santa Paws at Hawthorn Mall
12/05/22
Bring your furry friends to meet Santa! All animals must be caged or lea...

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Winter Watercolor Class
12/06/22
Warm up with watercolors as you learn how to paint holly in a loose and exp...

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Holiday Party Potluck with Grayslake Greenery Garden Club
12/06/22
Holiday Party Potluck for the Grayslake Greenery Garden Club. Open to th...

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Pints & Purls at Nightshade
12/06/22
Tuesday, December 6, 2022 Knit one, purl two, how about a brew? Joining Pin...

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Village of Round Lake Beach Presents Supper with Santa and Craft Fair
12/07/22
Before making his big trip around the world, Santa is stopping by the Villa...

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Paint Nite @ North Shore Distillery
12/07/22
Come join us for a fun session and create your own work of art with Brooke ...

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Village of Antioch Santa Visits
12/06/22 - 12/08/22
The Jolly Old Soul will come to your house to spread Yuletide Cheer. Onl...

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Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical
12/08/22
The original animated special you remember comes to life in Rudolph th...

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Holiday Lights in Gurnee
12/08/22
Bring the family to celebrate the holiday season! The night will begin w...

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Open Studio Figure Drawing
12/08/22
Join in for Open Studio Figure Drawing sessions hosted by Jesus Ortega. Thi...

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Canadian Pacific Holiday Train in Gurnee
12/08/22
The Canadian Pacific (CP) Holiday Train program has two trains, one that tr...

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Peanuts Jazz with the Chris White Trio at Gorton Community Center
12/08/22
Enjoy the holiday music of Vince Guaraldi, better known as “the Peanu...

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Flight Night at North Shore Distillery
12/08/22
Join North Shore Distillery on Thursdays when they offer a creative fl...

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Marie Osmond at Genesee Theatre
12/09/22
Marie Osmond's A Symphonic Christmas Tour makes a stop at The Gene...

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Volo Bog Walk with a Naturalist (Fred) - Tamarack View Trail
12/09/22
Come see what changes with the seasons!   Meet outside the Vi...

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Six Speed Tranny Acoustic Performance at Black Lung Brewing
12/09/22
Six Speed Tranny comes to Black Lung Brewing for an acoustic performance!...

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Cookies and Milk with Santa at Grandwood Park District
12/09/22
Come join in for some family-friendly holiday fun for all ages! Par...

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Heart of the Holidays in Highland Park
11/19/22 - 12/10/22
On November 19 in conjunction with the annual Sugar Plum Shopping Spree hos...

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Waukegan Symphony Orchestra and Concert Chorus Performance of Joseph A Favero Memorial Do It Yourself Messiah and Carol Sing-Along
12/10/22
The Waukegan Symphony Orchestra and Concert Chorus performance of the Do It...

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Holiday Highlight Performance at The Tempel Lipizzans
12/10/22
Bundle up and join in for the joy of the season. Enjoy the festive holid...

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Polar Express Storytime Train in Libertyville
12/10/22
Wear your pj’s and ride the train with Santa Claus from the Libertyvi...

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Deer Park Cocoa Classic
12/10/22
This course is entirely on streets and paved paths. Hot Cocoa waiting for y...

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Breakfast with Santa at Gurnee American Legion
12/10/22
Get a free picture with Santa! 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. $10 adults/$5 kids ...

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Family Holiday Paint Social
12/10/22
Fun holiday workshop for the family youth ages 4 and up. Enjoy making a ...

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Santa Visits Your Home with Grayslake
12/10/22
Would you like Santa to visit your home and bring a gift to your child? ...

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Arctic Express in Gurnee
12/10/22
Join the Gurnee Park District as they board a train to the "North...

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Donuts with Santa at the Crawford Warming House
12/10/22
Visit Santa at Crawford House (817 W. Lake Street, Libertyville) and enjoy ...

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Build your Own Gingerbread House
12/10/22
For children accompanied by a parent. It’s the perfect time of yea...

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Dickens of a Holiday in Libertyville
12/10/22
It’s an exciting and festive time in Downtown Libertyville during Dic...

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Victorian Tea in Libertyville
12/10/22
Those of you who have previously attended know that this is a great event.&...

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60's Rock Legends at Impact Fuel Room
12/10/22
Impact Fuel Room & NTL Productions present 60's Rock Legends Night:...

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Holidays at the Hostess House at the National Museum of the American Sailor
12/10/22
Ring in the holiday season at the National Museum of the American Sailor! ...

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Warren Township High School Choral Boosters Present: Sing-Along with Santa
12/10/22
Santa is making a trip to Gurnee! Join WTHS's own Vocal Velocity on ...

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Richardson Christmas Tree Farm and More
11/25/22 - 12/11/22
Richardson Farm provides a great opportunity to renew the tradition of goin...

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A Christmas Carol: A Live Musical Radio Play presented by The Mundelein Arts Commission
12/03/22 - 12/11/22
The Mundelein Arts Commission (MAC) is excited to present the popular Charl...

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Antique Vintage Flea Market at Lake County Fairgrounds
12/10/22 - 12/11/22
Grayslake Illinois Antique Flea Market offers a fantastic variety of antiqu...

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Make Your Own Glass Ornaments / Icicles at Peter Patterson Glassworks
12/10/22 - 12/11/22
Make your own ornaments and/or icicles for the season.  They make grea...

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Oaken Breakfast with Santa
12/11/22
Enjoy an All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast Buffet with an appearance by Santa! All ...

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Santa Brunch
12/11/22
Details to come....

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Monthly Morning Meditation
Virtual 12/12/22
Make your Monday more manageable with mediation. Explore different style...

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Santa Paws at Hawthorn Mall
12/12/22
Bring your furry friends to meet Santa! All animals must be caged or lea...

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Walk with a Naturalist at Volo Bog State Natural Area
12/12/22
Come see what is discovered as the seasons progress. Distance is 1-3 mil...

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Someday at Christmas: John-Mark McGaha Sings Stevie Wonder at Marriott Theatre
12/12/22 - 12/13/22
Celebrate the season as acclaimed singer, storyteller, and multi-instrument...

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Holiday Drop In Activities
12/02/22 - 12/14/22
Santa has been called away to deal with a workshop mishap, but that doesn&#...

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Chat with Santa with Gurnee Park District
12/13/22 - 12/14/22
Ho, Ho, Ho...Santa Claus is looking forward to chatting over the phone with...

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Guided Tours of Volo Bog with Stacy
12/14/22
Guided Tours of Volo Bog (the only quaking bog in Illinois)!  Come see...

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Million Dollar Quartet at Genesee Theatre
12/15/22
The story of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins&#...

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Waukegan History Museum After Dark Holiday Evening
12/15/22
Make memorable ornaments for the Christmas tree with your little one! A gre...

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Flight Night at North Shore Distillery
12/15/22
Join North Shore Distillery on Thursdays when they offer a creative fl...

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Orin Swift Wine Tasting
12/15/22
Join in for a fun evening of Orin Swift Wine.  A lineup of Orin Swi...

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Vigneto del Bino -Pairing Dinner–Fondue
12/16/22
$54.95/per person plus tax. Includes 4 course meal, wine pairing at each...

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Grinchmas
12/16/22
Kids 3-5 years, will celebrate the Who-lidays Grinch style. Enjoy Grinch...

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Grayslake Fall Farmers Market
10/01/22 - 12/17/22
Outdoor Farmers Market featuring fall Vegetables, wine, seafood, meat, poul...

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Santa's Cottage in Mundelein
12/02/22 - 12/17/22
Santa and his helpers will be at Santa’s Cottage on December 2,3, 10 ...

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Santa Visits at the Sawmill
12/02/22 - 12/17/22
Come to the Hiram Buttrick Sawmill (770 Cunningham Drive) to visit Santa! ...

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Sub Thermal Nightmare at Dungeon of Doom
12/16/22 - 12/17/22
The Legendary dungeon of doom haunted house is thrilled to announce our fir...

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Dungeon of Doom Presents: Sub-Thermal Nightmare
12/16/22 - 12/17/22
The Legendary dungeon of doom haunted house is thrilled to announce their f...

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Ruth Page Civic Ballet's The Nutcracker at James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts
12/17/22
The quintessential and beloved family classic returns for our annual holida...

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Santa Visits Shiloh Park in Zion
12/17/22
Come visit Santa December 17 from 7-8 p.m. at Shiloh Park.  ...

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Holiday Food Gifts with Celebrity Chef Gale Gand
12/17/22
Instead of giving “stuff” for the holidays this year, why not g...

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A Live Holiday Performance with Disney Fine Artist Trevor Carlton at Hawthorn Mall
12/17/22
Together with The Gallery of Art and Collectibles, also known as “The...

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Holiday Gift Event
12/17/22
Join in on Dec. 17th 5-9 p.m. for ornament making, live art, gift wrapping,...

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Family Dodgeball at Grayslake Recreation Center
12/17/22
Come and enjoy a fun afternoon with your family playing Dodgeball! All ages...

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Chessie's Breakfast with Santa
12/17/22
Baby, it's cold outside, and the holiday season is almost here! Chessie...

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Wine Pairing Dinner: Fondue at Vigneto del Bino
12/17/22
$54.95/per person plus tax. Includes 4 course meal, wine pairing at each...

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City of Zion Christmas Tree Lighting
12/17/22
Annual Christimas tree lighting at the Zion Park District Leisure Center. ...

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Cocktail Distillery Tour
12/17/22
A tour & cocktail class in one – cocktail samples & history a...

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Welcome Christmas with Lake County Symphony Orchestra
12/17/22
Join inon December 17th at Gurnee Community Church for a wonderful evening ...

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ArtWauk in Waukegan
12/17/22
ArtWauk is the monthly celebration of all arts in downtown Waukegan. Eac...

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11/16/22 - 12/18/22
Join us for a farcical night full of zany characters running in and out of ...

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Vintage Holidays in Historic Downtown Long Grove
11/19/22 - 12/18/22
Historic downtown Long Grove invites you to rediscover the magic of the hol...

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Historic Downtown Long Grove Carriage Rides
11/19/22 - 12/18/22
Carriage rides are one of our most beloved activities during the holidays a...

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Antioch Fine Arts Foundation Holiday Market
11/25/22 - 12/18/22
Holiday market with pop-up ales of locally handcrafted art, glassware, jewe...

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Shiloh House Christmas in Zion
11/27/22 - 12/18/22
The Shiloh House is all decorated for the holidays and is open for self gui...

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Lindy's Breakfast with Santa
11/27/22 - 12/18/22
Lindy's Breakfast with Santa Santa is coming to Lindy's this ...

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12/02/22 - 12/18/22
Humorist Jean Shepherd's memoir of growing up in the midwest in the 194...

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Festival of Trees in Antioch
12/03/22 - 12/18/22
Enter and decorate your holiday trees. Trees decorated by local organizatio...

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It's a Wonderful Life: A Radio Play Presented by Improv Playhouse
12/09/22 - 12/18/22
The Dickensian tale of George Bailey, a savings and loan manager who spends...

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Quentin Road Christmas Musical in Lake Zurich
12/15/22 - 12/18/22
Take a special journey with Quentin Road this Christmas as they celebr...

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Make Your Own Glass Ornaments / Icicles at Peter Patterson Glassworks
12/17/22 - 12/18/22
Make your own ornaments and/or icicles for the season.  They make grea...

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The Holly Jolly Concert with Lake Forest Civic Orchestra
12/18/22
The Lake Forest Civic Orchestra presents a program of popular holiday carol...

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Welcome Christmas with Lake County Symphony Orchestra
12/18/22
Join in on December 18th at The Barn at Hawthorn Woods for a wonderful even...

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Vipers Pro Basketball vs. TBA at Warren High School
12/18/22
Lake County's ABA basketball team takes on an opponent to be named late...

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Breakfast With Santa at Lambs Farm
12/10/22 - 12/19/22
Ho Ho Ho! Despite his very busy schedule, Santa is making his annual trek t...

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Santa Claus is Coming to Town
12/20/22
Santa Claus is coming to Hartmann Park on December 20! You will have the...

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At Ease: Healing In Nature
11/13/22 - 12/21/22
Join this exhibition opening featuring artwork that explores themes includi...

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Guided Tours of Volo Bog with Stacy
12/21/22
Guided Tours of Volo Bog (the only quaking bog in Illinois)!  Come see...

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The Joyful Gourmet
12/21/22
Don't wait to get your holiday cookie orders in! Orders must be in by W...

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Winter Solstice Celebration
12/21/22
Celebrate the coming of the light this winter solstice. We will take night ...

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Winter Solstice Yoga
12/21/22
Welcome in light during the shortest day of the year. No yoga experience...

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Dancenter North Presents The Magic of the Nutcracker at Genesee Theatre
12/21/22 - 12/22/22
Dancenter North's The Magic of the Nutcracker is the largest, most lavi...

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The Shanty's Christmas Celebration
12/22/22
The man in the big red coat is coming to Wadsworth for a Shanty Christmas C...

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Public Skate at Top Shelf Ice Arena
11/18/22 - 12/23/22
Top Shelf Ice Arena has Public Skate every day of the week. Test out you...

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Holiday Your Way in Lake County
11/21/22 - 12/23/22
Through mid-November and December, "Holiday your way" to Lake Cou...

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Fox Lake Santa House
11/26/22 - 12/23/22
Santa is coming back to Fox Lake, IL! He will be at Millennium Park loca...

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Eve of the Eve Featuring Winnie Cooper at Mickey Finn's Brewery
12/23/22
The time has come to rock the mess out of your holidays! The Lake County Li...

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Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World
11/05/22 - 12/24/22
Enjoy the Magic of Christmas!  By popular demand Bass Pro continues th...

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Photos with Santa:
11/19/22 - 12/24/22
A Christmas Story Santa Set is located on the lower level of Macy's Cou...

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It's Santa Photo Time at Gurnee Mills
11/30/22 - 12/24/22
It's that time of year to tell old Kris Kringle what you want for Chris...

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Christmas Eve Brunch
12/24/22
Details to come....

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Christmas Musical Light Shows in Antioch
11/25/22 - 12/25/22
Drive up to the Antioch Bandshell on Skidmore Drive - enter Skidmore Drive ...

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The Tarkowski Family Light Show in Antioch
12/01/22 - 12/25/22
The Tarkowski Family Light Show returns for the 2022 holiday season. Rem...

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Remembering 10 Grayslake Stories
02/23/22 - 12/28/22
New Exhibit: Remembering 10 Grayslake Stories.  Open Wed.-Sat....

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Junior Claus
12/20/22 - 12/30/22
Fun for the whole family! Junior Claus, the only son of Santa, is reluct...

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Marked By the Sea:  Tattoos in the U.S. Navy at National Museum of the American Sailor
05/28/21 - 12/31/22
Discover the history of tattoos with one-of-a-kind artifacts and artwork, a...

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Embracing Change: The Growth of Grayslake at Grayslake Heritage Center and Museum
01/14/22 - 12/31/22
The crown jewel of the new museum, Embracing Change explores the origins an...

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11/15/22 - 12/31/22
Relive the classic tale of four unlikely friends on the adventure of a life...

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Now Booking 2022/2023 Wedding Celebrations
01/12/22 - 01/01/23
Small town charm, big time views.. Work with our events coordinator and lo...

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11/02/22 - 01/01/23
A Christmas Story, The Musical, brings the beloved 1983 movie to musical li...

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Santa's Rock N Lights Drive Thru Light Show
11/18/22 - 01/01/23
Santa's Rock N Lights is an animated drive-thru light show. You're ...

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Dickens Holiday Village in Antioch
11/24/22 - 01/01/23
Olde England comes alive in Historic Downtown Antioch, with life-like figur...

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Kringle's Christmas Village in Antioch
11/24/22 - 01/01/23
You can browse in awe at the dozens of oversized shadowboxes that are fille...

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Germann Family Holiday Light Display in Gurnee
12/01/22 - 01/01/23
Visit Gurnee and watch the light show that the Germann family puts on. T...

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Home for the Holidays - Lighted Christmas Trail in Zion
12/17/22 - 01/02/23
A drive-thru trail will be highlighted in Zion Park District's Shiloh P...

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Gandor Family Light Show in Lake Zurich
10/09/22 - 01/06/23
Ongoing synchronized music and light shows starting after dusk during the h...

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Snowland at Great Wolf Lodge Illinois
11/18/22 - 01/06/23
Snow showers and twinkling lights transform the Great Wolf Lodge Illinois i...

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Lightscape at Chicago Botanic Garden
11/11/22 - 01/08/23
The acclaimed holiday event returns, with a new path and new light-filled i...

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Grayslake Giving Trees at Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum
11/25/22 - 01/09/23
Local organizations have decorated trees to illustrate their mission or sho...

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Alpine Biergarten at Buffalo Creek Brewing Co.
11/25/22 - 03/19/23
The magic of the Alpine Biergarten returns Thanksgiving weekend with i...

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Alpine Biergarten & Ski Village Opening Weekend at Buffalo Creek Brewing Co.
11/25/22 - 03/19/23
The magic of the Alpine Biergarten returns Thanksgiving weekend with i...

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Stars on Parade in Mundelein
08/17/20 - 08/31/25
A series of 15 fiberglass star sculptures have each been transformed by a d...

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Sails Unfurled: The Dawn of the U.S. Navy, 1775-1865 Exhibit at National Museum of the American Sailor
01/13/20 - 01/31/30
The National Museum of American Sailor's brand new permanent exhibit: S...

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