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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, several of our events have turned virtual. You can experience Lake County from the comfort of your home on our Lake County @Home page. Have you been staring at your computer for too long? Take a social distancing 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. All of this and so much more as Lake County entities reopen.

First Friday/Dickens of a Holiday/Santa's Parade in Libertyville
First Friday/Dickens of a Holiday/Santa's Parade in Libertyville
Christmas Musical Light Show and Santa at the Hiram Buttrick Sawmill in Antioch
Christmas Musical Light Show and Santa at the Hiram Buttrick Sawmill in Antioch
Snowland at Great Wolf Lodge
Snowland at Great Wolf Lodge
Kris Kringle Artist Market and Tree Lighting Ceremony in Waukegan
Kris Kringle Artist Market and Tree Lighting Ceremony in Waukegan
Miracle on Main Street in Lake Zurich
Miracle on Main Street in Lake Zurich

Sorry, but that event is no longer available. Please see our updated calendar of events below.

Kenny G at Genesee Theatre
Rescheduled 12/02/21
Rescheduled from October 2020.  For over three decades, world-reno...

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Holiday Lights in Gurnee
12/02/21
Bring the family to celebrate the holiday season with a night of “Hol...

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GO Gurnee - Winter Wellness Walk
12/02/21
It's a FREE 1-mile "Winter Wellness Walk" at Esper Peterson P...

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7th Annual Evening of Festivities at The Chocolate Sanctuary
12/02/21
This event supports the Lake County Children's Advocacy Center.&nb...

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Christmas Around the World with Feed My Starving Children
Virtual 12/02/21
Experience the sights, sounds and traditions of the Christmas season in FMS...

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Fossil Tonez at Copper Fiddle
12/02/21
The turkeys have been devoured and the FOSSIL TONEs are hard at work prepar...

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Theme Trivia with Elephino Trivia at Side Lot Brewery
12/02/21
Are you the smartest one in the Taproom? The only way to find out is to joi...

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Christmas Express in Waukegan
12/02/21 - 12/03/21
The Waukegan Park District and Metra are partnering to host two trips aboar...

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Jim Soule Live at Black Lung Brewing Company
12/03/21
The musical stylings of JIm Soule....

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Lincolnshire Lights
12/03/21
Cheers to the holiday season, as Lincolnshire illuminates the night with it...

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Vigneto del Bino - Cork Ornaments
12/03/21
Join in on December 3rd — decorate ornaments with corks (3)! $40/p...

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Ladies Night Out in Antioch
12/03/21
It's time again for their annual Ladies Night Out shopping event! There...

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Village of Island Lake's Annual Tree Lighting
12/03/21
An outdoor event with tree lighting at 6:30 p.m., treats, singing and a spe...

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Cirque Musica Holiday Spectacular at Genesee Theatre
12/03/21
Create lasting memories when Cirque Musica Holiday Spectacular brings its N...

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DJ Spontaneous at Zumbier
12/03/21
ADJ Spontaneous spins. A local favorite that will mix in all your old schoo...

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Lindy's Holiday Pop-Up Bar
12/03/21
DJ Mikey Mike will be DJing at Lindy's Holiday Pop-Up Bar on Friday Dec...

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Mundelein Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
12/03/21
Attend Mundelein's Annual Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony on Friday, Dec...

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Santa Visits at the Sawmill
12/03/21
Come to the Hiram Buttrick Sawmill (770 Cunningham Drive) to visit Santa! ...

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Dueling Pianos In The Parlor Speakeasy at Primo
12/03/21
$10.00 Felix & The Fingers Dueling Pianos makes their return to The ...

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Holiday Concert and VIP Art Market Preview at Brushwood Center
12/03/21
Come out to Brushwood Center for a very special evening that is sure to rin...

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First Friday on MainStreet Libertyville
12/03/21
Perhaps a wine tasting, special discounts or live music and refreshments wh...

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Sarah Coco at Black Lung Brewing Company
12/04/21
Sarah Coco is the real deal! She has released two albums and recently premi...

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3rd Annual Elf Invasion Pub Crawl in Downtown Highwood
12/04/21
The 3rd Annual Elf Invasion Pub Crawl returns to Downtown Highwood on Decem...

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Ralph's 4th Annual Stuff the Jeep Party at Port of Blarney
12/04/21
Come out for the Stuff The Jeep Party! Two whole Jeeps were filled last ...

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Santa at Acosta's Old Towne in Lake Zurich
12/04/21
Santa will be visiting with resident reindeer, Snowball from 1:00 p.m....

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Dickens of a Holiday in Libertyville
12/04/21
It’s an exciting and festive time in Downtown Libertyville during Dic...

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Tree Lighting Event at Mellody Farm
12/04/21
There's snow place like Mellody Farm for the holidays! Your 'pre...

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Village of Hawthorn Woods Hometown Holiday Event
12/04/21
  Usher in the holiday season with the Hawthorn Woods community at ...

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Santa Visits at the Sawmill
12/04/21
Come to the Hiram Buttrick Sawmill (770 Cunningham Drive) to visit Santa! ...

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Santa's Workshop at Chessie's Restaurant & Savvy Spirit
12/04/21
Kick-off the holiday season on Saturday, Dec. 4 from 10am to 2pm at Chessie...

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Go Waukegan Winter Wonder Waukegan
12/04/21
The Waukegan Park District will be hosting a Winter Wonder Walk on Saturday...

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Afternoon Tea at The Chocolate Sanctuary
12/04/21
Sip on Benjamin Trea while enjoying savory and sweet treats. Times at 1:...

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Holiday Highlight Performance at The Tempel Lipizzans
12/04/21
Holiday Highlight Performance Bundle up and join the stallions for the ...

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Tree Lighting Ceremony in Downtown Waukegan
12/04/21
Join in on the fun at Jack Benny Plaza on December 4th for the Annual Tree ...

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Deerfield's Winter Market
12/04/21
Deerfield Winter Market is a brand new event in downtown Deerfield and prom...

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Elf Invasion 5K Fun Run, Walk & Stroll
12/04/21
The all-ages Elf Invasion 5K Run, Walk & Stroll is set to take place Sa...

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Jewett Jingle Jam in Deerfield
12/04/21
Come celebrate the magic of December at Jewett! This program will be hos...

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Miracle on Main Street in Lake Zurich
12/04/21
Join us from 3-6:30 pm on Saturday, December 4th in downtown Lake Zurich fo...

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Victorian Tea in Libertyville ***SOLD OUT***
12/04/21
***THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT*** An authentic experience, catered by Gerri&r...

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Santa Parade in Libertyville
12/04/21
Watch Santa as he makes an early stop through the Village! Following the...

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Holiday Walk On Main Parade Kickoff and Tree Lighting at Wauconda Park District
12/04/21
Holiday Lights Parade on Saturday, December 4th from 5:00-6:00pm...

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In The Stix Live at Mickey Finn's Brewery
12/04/21
Hey everyone! C'mon out to Mickey Finn's Brewery, Lake County's...

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Christmas Concert & Special Tour - Featuring Organist Dave Wickerham at The Sanfilippo Estate
12/04/21
Sanflippo Christmas Concert & Special Tour - Featuring Organist Dave Wi...

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Tommy James and The Shondells with special guest, The Box Tops at Genesee Theatre
Rescheduled 12/04/21
Rescheduled from April 2021. Tommy James' success is extraordinary. ...

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Warren Township High School Choral Boosters Present: Sing-Along with Santa
12/04/21
Santa is making a trip to Gurnee! Join WTHS's own Vocal Velocity on ...

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Food for Paws Holiday Food Drive with Waukegan Park District
11/22/21 - 12/05/21
The Waukegan Park District is giving back to the community with the Food fo...

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Richardson Farm Christmas Trees and More
11/26/21 - 12/05/21
Richardson Farm provides a great opportunity to renew the tradition of goin...

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Sullivan Family U-Cut Christmas Trees
11/27/21 - 12/05/21
The Sullivan Family Christmas Tree Farm is truly a family experience, locat...

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Nature-Inspired Holiday Art Market at Brushwood Center
12/01/21 - 12/05/21
Support local artists at the 5th Annual Nature-Inspired Art Market! Shop on...

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Nature-Inspired Holiday Art Market at Brushwood Center
Virtual 12/01/21 - 12/05/21
Support local artists at the 5th Annual Nature-Inspired Art Market! Shop on...

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Make Your Own Glass Ornaments / Icicles at Peter Patterson Glassworks
12/04/21 - 12/05/21
Make your own ornaments and/or icicles for the season.  They make grea...

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Citadel Theatre Fall Education Performances at Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart
12/04/21 - 12/05/21
Children will adore this wonderfully imaginative and creative play-based of...

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Citadel Theatre Fall Education Performances at Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart
12/04/21 - 12/05/21
Let’s ignite the power of storytelling and creativity. This course is...

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Kris Kringle Artist Market in Waukegan
12/04/21 - 12/05/21
The City of Waukegan, Waukegan Main Street and CAP Catering are hosting the...

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Dino Stroll at the Lake County Fairgrounds and Event Center
12/04/21 - 12/05/21
Dino Stroll is the only tour that lets you walk-thru and get up close to li...

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Sensory Santa at Hawthorn Mall
12/05/21
Enjoy a quiet time at the mall with Santa. This event is for children an...

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Walk On's Holiday Market at Barrington's White House
12/05/21
Looking for something for yourself or gifts for others, this is the perfect...

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The Genesee Theatre Presents Jeeps On The Run After Party
12/05/21
Join us after the Jeeps on the Run toy drive benefiting Toys for Tots and t...

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Bird Walk at the Volo Bog State Natural Area
12/05/21
Join the Volo Bog State Natural Area for a bird walk, ideal for novice bird...

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Wayne Messmer & Friends Celebrate Christmas at Orlin Trapp Auditorium in Waukegan
12/05/21
Wayne Messmer is excited to return to the LCCCA stage on SUN, DEC 5th at 7:...

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Polar Express Storytime Train in Grayslake
12/05/21
All aboard! Join in for a magical journey aboard the Polar Express Storytim...

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Creating Unique Artzy Whimsical Snowman Banks at Dandelion Art Gallery
12/05/21
Join local Artist Yvonne Pitts at Dandelion Gallery & Studio for a fun ...

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Holiday Walk on Main in Wauconda
12/05/21
Visit Santa at the Holiday Walk on Main on Sunday, December 5th from 1:00-5...

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A Swedish Julmiddag Yule Dinner and Christmas Concert in the Devonshire Room at Chevy Chase Country Club
12/05/21
Sunday, December 5 at 3:00 p.m. Join The Swedish Glee Club of Lake Count...

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Holiday Concert with The Illinois Brass Band in Round Lake Beach
12/05/21
Music director Stephen Squires and The Illinois Brass Band return to the Ro...

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Santa Paws at Hawthorn Mall
12/06/21
Bring your furry friends to meet Santa! All animals must be caged or leashe...

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The 12 Dames of Christmas Starring Angela Ingersoll at Marriott Theatre
12/06/21 - 12/07/21
Emmy-nominee Angela Ingersoll captures the voices of a dozen divas in a yul...

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Candy Cane Walk at Century Park in Vernon Hills
12/07/21
Join Park District staff on a winter GO Vernon Hills Candy Cane Walk throug...

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Waukegan History Museum Holiday Open House
12/07/21
Tour the Waukegan History Museum in Bowen Park and experience the historica...

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Win a Private Showing of a Christmas Story at Hawthorn Mall
11/26/21 - 12/08/21
Sign up to MyPerks and click on the Holiday Perks coupon for a chance to be...

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Caring Women's Connection Craft Night at Hawthorn Woods Country Club
12/08/21
Caring Women's Connection will host a craft night on Wednesday, Dec. 8 ...

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Village of Round Lake Beach Presents Supper with Santa and Craft Fair
12/08/21
The Village of Round Lake Beach presents Supper with Santa and Craft Fair. ...

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Peanuts Jazz with the Chris White Trio at Gorton Community Center
12/09/21
Enjoy the holiday music of Vince Guaraldi, better known as “the Peanu...

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Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox  Welcome to the Twenties 2.0 Tour at Genesee Theatre
Rescheduled 12/09/21
Rescheduled from 2020: Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox is back, p...

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Waukegan Symphony Orchestra and Concert Chorus Performance of the Do It Yourself Messiah at St. Anastasia Church in Waukegan
12/10/21
The Waukegan Symphony Orchestra and Concert Chorus performance of the Do It...

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Holiday Cookie Workshop in Vernon Hills
12/10/21
Preschoolers, 3-5 years, will celebrate the winter season by decorating the...

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Santa Visits at the Sawmill
12/10/21
Come to the Hiram Buttrick Sawmill (770 Cunningham Drive) to visit Santa! ...

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Parents' Night Out at Waukegan Park District
12/10/21
Make it a date night. Drop your child off to participate in open play in...

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Holiday Pajama Party with Waukegan Park District
12/10/21
Join the holiday pajama party that includes making your own snacks, drinkin...

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2021 Holiday Open House at Reclaimed Artisans
12/10/21
Join in for the last 2021 open house shopping event. This is not the nor...

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Movie in the Barn in Hawthorn Woods
12/10/21
Let's start off the holiday season by gathering for a movie! Join in at...

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New Release Friday: The Truffle Hunters at The Lake Forest Library
12/10/21
Jump-start your weekend and see newly-released DVDs! “The Truffle ...

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Grayslake Fall Farmers Market
09/25/21 - 12/11/21
Outdoor Farmers Market featuring fall Vegetables, wine, seafood, meat, poul...

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Deer Park Cocoa Classic
12/11/21
This course is entirely on streets and paved paths. Hot Cocoa waiting for y...

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Drive-By Santa's Cottage in Mundelein
12/11/21
Santa and his helpers will be at Santa’s Cottage on December 11 and the 18 ...

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Breakfast with Santa at Viking Park in Gurnee ***SOLD OUT***
12/11/21
***THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT*** Santa Claus is coming to Viking Park in Gur...

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Flannels and Flapjacks in Mundelein
12/11/21
Dress in your favorite flannel and come with a hungry belly for some yummy ...

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Dickens of a Holiday in Libertyville
12/11/21
It’s an exciting and festive time in Downtown Libertyville during Dic...

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Chris Isaak Holiday Tour at Genesee Theatre
12/11/21
With his silky vocals, shimmering guitar, charismatic good looks, Chris Isa...

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Santa Visits at the Sawmill
12/11/21
Come to the Hiram Buttrick Sawmill (770 Cunningham Drive) to visit Santa! ...

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Antique Vintage Flea Market at Lake County Fairgrounds
12/11/21
Grayslake Illinois Antique Flea Market offers a fantastic variety of antiqu...

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Gingerbread House Building at Ravinia Brewing Company
12/11/21
Join Ravinia Brewing Company at their Highland Park Taproom with the w...

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Brews and Boils with The Argonaut Company at Liquid Love Brewing
12/11/21
The Argonaut Company will be joining out at Liquid LOve Brewing again Decem...

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Holiday Highlight Performance at The Tempel Lipizzans
12/11/21
Holiday Highlight Performance Bundle up and join the stallions for the ...

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New Wave Night with DJ Eternal at Black Lung Brewing
12/11/21
Join Black Lung Brewing in Round Lake Beach for some great beers and New Wa...

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Santa Visits Your Home with Grayslake
12/11/21
Would you like Santa to visit your home and bring a gift to your child? ...

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Brunch with Buddy the Elf
12/11/21
Don’t be a Cotton-Headed Ninny-Muggins, instead join us and Buddy the...

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Donuts with Santa at the Crawford Warming House
12/11/21
Visit Santa at Crawford House (817 W. Lake Street, Libertyville) and enjoy ...

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2nd Annual Gurnee Mills Holiday Market
12/10/21 - 12/12/21
Come out and support out local crafters and vendors for the 2nd Annual Holi...

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Christmas Luminary Hike at Quentin Road Baptist Church
12/10/21 - 12/12/21
Take your family on a Christmas adventure through a luminary-lit forest tra...

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Make Your Own Glass Ornaments / Icicles at Peter Patterson Glassworks
12/11/21 - 12/12/21
Make your own ornaments and/or icicles for the season.  They make grea...

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The Mundelein Arts Commission Presents Car-oling 2021
12/11/21 - 12/12/21
The MAC is back with the second year of this FREE unique holiday event! San...

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“Carols Near and Far: A Global Holiday Celebration” with Bella Voce Camerata at Barrington's White House
12/12/21
oin the Bella Voce Camerata for a joyful journey around the globe...

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Chili Throwdown at Port of Blarney
12/12/21
Free tasting for participants who bring their homemade chili. Otherwise ...

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Breakfast with Santa at Gurnee American Legion
12/12/21
Come get some Pancakes and the kids can get their picture with Santa! ...

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Fox Lake Children's Holiday Party
12/12/21
Visit Lakefront Park for a fun event making ornaments, decorating cookies, ...

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PTC
12/12/21
The Deerfield Community Band will once again take to the stage as they pres...

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Santa Paws at Hawthorn Mall
12/13/21
Bring your furry friends to meet Santa! All animals must be caged or leashe...

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Waukegan History Museum After Dark Special Holiday Tour
12/13/21
The Waukegan History Museum has a special FREE holiday tour....

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Merry Christmas, Darling: Heidi Kettenring Sings Karen Carpenter at Marriott Theatre
12/13/21 - 12/14/21
Chicago’s favorite leading lady Heidi Kettenring (Wicked, Broadway in...

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55+ Monthly Mixer - Holiday Celebration in Gurnee
12/14/21
Grab your friends as our popular monthly mixers are back! Enjoy a catered ...

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Santa Calls with Gurnee Park District
12/15/21
Ho, Ho, Ho...Santa Claus is looking forward to chatting over the phone with...

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Happy Christmas at Home, U.K. Style at Lake Forest Library
Virtual 12/16/21
Join Claire Evans for a cultural tour of Christmas in Great Britain. Discov...

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Thursday Night Karaoke at The Hungry Mule
12/16/21
Get your favorite songs ready and come join in every Thursday Night for kar...

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Waukegan Chamber Holiday Party at Genesee Theatre
12/16/21
You don’t want to miss this event with the City of Waukegan Chamber o...

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Fire & Smoke Food Truck at Tighthead
12/16/21
Fire & Smoke Food Truck  Thursday, December 16, 2021 5:00 ...

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Santa Visits at the Sawmill
12/16/21
Come to the Hiram Buttrick Sawmill (770 Cunningham Drive) to visit Santa! ...

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Waukegan History Museum After Dark Special Holiday Tour
12/16/21
The Waukegan History Museum has a special FREE holiday tour....

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Virtual Visits with Santa in Libertyville
Virtual 12/16/21
Enjoy a five minute talk with Santa at the North Pole. Santa is very busy a...

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Vigneto del Bino - Pairing Dinner – Holiday Theme
12/17/21
Enjoy our Friday, December 17th Pairing Dinner with a Holiday Theme! $54.95...

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Santa Visits at the Sawmill
12/17/21
Come to the Hiram Buttrick Sawmill (770 Cunningham Drive) to visit Santa! ...

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Decorate a Wood Ornament with Waukegan Park District
12/17/21
Nature is beautiful in the winter. Take a piece of nature with you to decor...

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The LACS LIVE at Impact Fuel Room with Demun Jones and Dusty Leigh
12/17/21
Get tickets: https://bit.ly/3d74O3X Impact Fuel Room & NTL Productions ...

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Three Dog Night at the Genesee Theatre
12/17/21
Nobody produced more Top 10 hits from 1969 to 1975 than Three Dog Night. Th...

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Santa Claus Conquers the Martians at Three Brothers Theatre
12/03/21 - 12/18/21
Santa Claus is kidnapped by Martians! Based on the 1964 movie which regu...

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Illinois Youth Dance Theatre Presents the Nutcracker at the Gorton Center
12/17/21 - 12/18/21
Illinois Youth Dance Theatre (IYDT) is pleased to present our 21st annual p...

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Polar Express Storytime Train in Libertyville
12/18/21
Don’t miss this special train ride from the Libertyville Metra Statio...

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Breakfast with Santa at Port of Blarney
12/18/21
Come ot for breakfast with Santa. Their full breakfast menu will be availab...

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Candy Canes and Cocktails at Port of Blarney
12/18/21
It's a very Merry Christmas party! Dress to impress! Wear your best ugl...

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Ruth Page's Nutcracker at James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts
12/18/21
The quintessential and beloved holiday classic returns in this iconic produ...

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Vigneto del Bino - Pairing Dinner – Holiday Theme
12/18/21
Enjoy our Friday, December 18th Pairing Dinner with a Holiday Theme! $54.95...

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Drive-By Santa's Cottage in Mundelein
12/18/21
Santa and his helpers will be at Santa’s Cottage on December 11 and the 18 ...

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12/18/21
Enjoy the festive holiday spirit in our sprawling indoor arena under heat l...

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Storytime with Santa in Antioch
12/18/21
Children will visit with Santa, make a craft, enjoy a holiday treat and hea...

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Santa Visits Shiloh Park in Zion
12/18/21
Come visit Santa December 18th from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM at Shiloh Park. ...

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Craft Fair By Auxiliary Of Gurnee American Legion Post 771
12/18/21
GURNEE AMERICAN LEGION 771 INVITES YOU TO OUR ANNUAL HOLIDAY FAIR Discover ...

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Pictures with Santa at Waukegan Yacht Club
12/18/21
Get photos with Santa and enjoy the holiday festivities!...

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A Live Holiday Performance with Disney Fine Artist Trevor Carlton at Hawthorn Mall
12/18/21
Together with The Gallery of Art and Collectibles, also known as “The...

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Santa Visits at the Sawmill
12/18/21
Come to the Hiram Buttrick Sawmill (770 Cunningham Drive) to visit Santa! ...

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HolidayWauk in Waukegan
12/18/21
Fill your artistic void with the ever-extravagant monthly ArtWauk in Downto...

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Toddler Ornament Creations at Jane Addams Center in Bowen Park
12/18/21
Make memorable ornaments for the Christmas tree with your little one! Creat...

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Swimming with Santa Family Swim Night with Waukegan Park District
12/18/21
Enjoy crafts, snakcs, swimming and games. $4 residents/$6 non-residents ...

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Secret Santa Workshop in Waukegan
12/18/21
Last minute holiday shopping from artists, artisans and entrepreneurs! B...

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Pictures with Drunk Santa and Music from Better with Bacon at Side Lot Brewery
12/18/21
Grab a pint and get your annual photo with Drunk Santa & jam with ...

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Vintage Holidays in Historic Downtown Long Grove
11/20/21 - 12/19/21
Historic downtown Long Grove invites you to rediscover the magic of the hol...

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Gengel U-Cut Trees in Lake Villa
11/20/21 - 12/19/21
Balsam & Fraser Firs 6-12 ft, handmade wreaths, decorated swags & m...

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Didier Farms Christmas Trees with Tebo Evergreen
11/20/21 - 12/19/21
Tebo Evergreens is glad to be back at Didier Farms this Christmas Season. ...

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Country Bumpkin Christmas Trees in Mundelein
11/20/21 - 12/19/21
Their fresh cut Christmas Trees are scheduled to arrive the week of Novembe...

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Lindy's Breakfast with Santa
11/28/21 - 12/19/21
Lindy's Breakfast with Santa Santa is coming to Lindy's FOUR TIMES...

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A Christmas Carol at PM&L Theatre
12/03/21 - 12/19/21
The Dickens classic returns again to the PM&L stage for another holiday...

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Christmas Luminary Hike at Quentin Road Baptist Church
12/10/21 - 12/19/21
Take your family on a Christmas adventure through a luminary-lit forest tra...

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It's a Wonderful Life: A Radio Play Presented by Improv Playhouse
12/10/21 - 12/19/21
The Dickensian tale of George Bailey, a savings and loan manager who spends...

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Breakfast With Santa at Lambs Farm
12/11/21 - 12/19/21
Ho Ho Ho! Despite his very busy schedule, Santa is making his annual trek t...

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Triple Threat Workshop at the Citadel Theatre
12/11/21 - 12/19/21
Citadel Education is excited to be back to in-person learning at the Lake F...

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Books for Beer at Wild Onion Brewery
12/15/21 - 12/19/21
Please help to support a great local nonprofit for children's literacy,...

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Christmas Luminary Hike at Quentin Road Baptist Church
12/17/21 - 12/19/21
Take your family on a Christmas adventure through a luminary-lit forest tra...

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Make Your Own Glass Ornaments / Icicles at Peter Patterson Glassworks
12/18/21 - 12/19/21
Make your own ornaments and/or icicles for the season.  They make grea...

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Winter Solstice Woods Walk at Chicago Botanic Gardens
12/19/21
Celebrate the change in seasons with a peaceful, self-guided walk in McDona...

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Fa-La-La Film Fest: Elf at Gorton Community Center
12/19/21
After a baby at an orphanage crawls into Santa’s sack and is taken back to ...

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Vipers Pro Basketball VS Chicago Knights
12/19/21
Vipers Pro Basketball is a professional men's ABA basketball team locat...

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Winter Solstice Yoga Practice Zoom Class- Virtual
Virtual 12/19/21
Join Diane Capasso and the Fitness team for a late night VIRTUAL yoga pract...

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Holly Jolly Concert at Gorton Community Center
12/19/21
A great way to celebrate the season with your family! Make sure you get ...

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The Holly Jolly Concert with Lake Forest Civic Orchestra
12/19/21
The Lake Forest Civic Orchestra presents a program of popular holiday carol...

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Snow Globe and Hot Coco Holiday Workshop at Dandelion Gallery and Studio
12/19/21
Join this fun Holiday Workshop for families (kids, ages 5+) making "Sn...

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Vipers Pro Basketball versus Chicago Knights at Warren High School
12/19/21
Lake County's ABA basketball team welcome the Chicago Knights.  ...

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***SOLD OUT***Historic Downtown Long Grove Carriage Rides
11/20/21 - 12/20/21
Carriage rides are one of our most beloved activities during the holidays a...

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GLMV WOW! / MOB Holiday Party at White Deer Run
12/21/21
Celebrate the holidays with your peers as the GLMV Chamber of Commerce host...

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

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Christmas Dance and Fitness Party with Waukegan Park District
12/22/21
Let's dance! Get moving with dancing and celebrating the holidays....

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You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown at the Citadel Theatre
Happening as planned 11/19/21 - 12/23/21
In this musical, Charlie Brown and the entire Peanuts gang explore life`s g...

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Shiloh House Christmas in Zion
12/01/21 - 12/23/21
The Shiloh House is all decorated for the holidays and is open for self gui...

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Fa-La-La Film Fest: Christmas in Connecticut at the Gorton Center
12/23/21
While recovering in a hospital, war hero Jefferson Jones grows familiar wit...

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12/23/21
The time has come to rock the mess out of your holidays! We miss you and ca...

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Snow Globe and Hot Coco Holiday Workshop
12/23/21
Join this fun Holiday Workshop for families (kids, ages 5+) making "Sn...

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Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World
11/06/21 - 12/24/21
Enjoy the Magic of Christmas!  By popular demand Bass Pro continues th...

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Photos with Santa:
11/19/21 - 12/24/21
"Of course! Santa. The big man. The head honcho. The connection."...

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Kroll's Farm's Christmas Trees
11/26/21 - 12/24/21
The Waukegan farm will have a variety of FRESH CUT trees including: Balsam ...

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It's Santa Photo Time at Gurnee Mills
11/26/21 - 12/24/21
It's that time of year to tell old Kris Kringle what you want for Chris...

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Fresh-Cut Christmas Trees at Valentino Vineyards
11/27/21 - 12/24/21
Fresh cut Christmas Norway spruce, hemlock hybrid and concolor firs at the ...

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Christmas Musical Light Shows
12/01/21 - 12/24/21
Daily from 6 pm till 9 pm, December 1-24. Drive up to the Antioch Bandshell...

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Find Frosty Scavenger Hunt in Antioch
12/01/21 - 12/24/21
Browse through the participating shop windows to count all the snowmen you ...

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The Tarkowski Family Light Show in Antioch
11/14/21 - 12/25/21
The Tarkowski Family Light Show 2021 animated Christmas light schedule is r...

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Commitment Day at the Health and Fitness Center- Mundelein Park District
12/27/21
Join the Mundelein Health and Fitness Center instructors and trainers to ju...

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Tuesday Trivia Night at The Hungry Mule Grill
03/16/21 - 12/28/21
Tired of playing games at home?  Join in the bar area for Trivia night...

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Habitat Restoration and Stewardship Day at Volo Bog State Natural Area
12/28/21
If you enjoy working outdoors, contact the team for details. ...

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Karaoke at Mickey Finn's Brewery
04/15/21 - 12/30/21
Come on out to participate or just listen every Thursday at 8:30PM. ...

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Holiday in the Park Lights! at Six Flags Great America
11/26/21 - 12/30/21
The thrill capital of the Midwest announces Holiday in the Park at Six Flag...

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Solutions to Food Waste in Lake County- Virtual Event
Virtual 12/30/21
Food, in one form or another, comprises 20–25% of the waste stream cu...

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Grandpa's Ho-Ho Holiday Hideaway at Lindy's Landing
11/24/21 - 12/31/21
Grandpa Ho-Ho's Holiday Hideaway is taking over Lindy's Beach Club ...

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The Four C Notes at Marriott Theatre
12/31/21
Created by John Michael Coppola, best known for his appearance in Chicago&r...

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Noon Year's Eve
12/31/21
Why wait for midnight to have fun? Join in on counting down to 2022...

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It's a National Lampoon Christmas Exhibit at Volo Museum
11/24/21 - 01/01/22
Treat your family to a ‘Christmas Vacation’ they won’t fo...

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Dickens Holiday Village in Antioch
11/25/21 - 01/01/22
Olde England comes alive in Historic Downtown Antioch, with life-like figur...

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Kringle's Christmas Village in Antioch
11/25/21 - 01/01/22
You can browse in awe at the dozens of oversized shadowboxes that are fille...

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NYD Pajama Brunch at Side Lot Brewery
01/01/22
Roll out of bed and tame your hangover with the SLB Brunch Menu plus Bottom...

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Waukegan Polar Bear Plunge
01/01/22
Here's a reason for freezin'! Help raise funds for individuals with...

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Gandor Family Light Show in Lake Zurich
10/09/21 - 01/02/22
Ongoing synchronized music and light shows starting after dusk during ...

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Lightscape at Chicago Botanic Garden
11/12/21 - 01/02/22
Lightscape, the popular holiday event that sells out each year, returns to ...

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Santa's Rock N Lights Drive Thru Light Show
11/19/21 - 01/02/22
Santa's Rock N Lights is an animated drive-thru light show. You're ...

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Home for the Holidays - Lighted Christmas Trail in Zion
12/18/21 - 01/02/22
A drive-thru trail will be highlighted in Zion Park District's Shiloh P...

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Snowland at Great Wolf Lodge
11/28/21 - 01/05/22
As the temperature drops, escape to the warmth of Snowland at Great Wolf Lo...

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Holiday Adventures with Waukegan Park District
12/22/21 - 01/05/22
Take a break from school but not from friends and fun! Join one or more of ...

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Six Flags Holiday in the Park Lights! Drive-Thru Experience
12/03/21 - 01/09/22
The theme park will offer a drive-thru version of its holiday celebrat...

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Kiss Me, Kate at Marriott Theatre
11/17/21 - 01/16/22
Passions run high as leading lady Lilli Vanessi and her ex-husband, actor/d...

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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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Alpine Biergarten at Buffalo Creek Brewing Co.
11/26/21 - 03/20/22
The magic of the Alpine Biergarten returns Thanksgiving weekend with i...

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Ansel Adams: Early Works
11/17/21 - 03/27/22
Famed landscape photographer Ansel Adams (1902-1984) was overwhelmingly inf...

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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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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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