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Antioch Holiday Guide
The holidays in Antioch, Illinois are so delightful

"Oh, the weather outside may be frightful," but the holidays in Village of Antioch are so delightful.

The Village of Antioch has nearly dozens dining options, including formal restaurants, cafes, ice cream parlors and taverns. The historic downtown offers shopping along picture-perfect Main Street.

Stroll along the festive sidewalks of downtown Antioch and discover the mom and pop stores that provide terrific gift ideas, dine on some of the finest cuisines Lake County has to offer or feel the holiday spirit by watching talented artists entertain you on center stage at PM&L Theatre.

All of your holiday needs from apparel and jewelry to hostess gifts and candy and so much more can be found in Antioch.

Fill yourself with holiday cheer in Village of Antioch.

Village of Antioch Holiday Events

Dickens Holiday Village 

"Old Marley was as dead as a doornail." Old Jacob Marley and a cast of other memorable Charles Dickens characters are lined along Main and Lake Streets in Antioch to offer visitors a cheerio to the holday. This Olde English public art exhibit has around 45 lifelike mannequins spread along the streets displaying over 25 different storylines and acting out different Dickens scenes. Get the "bah humbug" out of your soul with this charming display.

November 22-December 31. Free admission. Downtown Antioch, Lake and Main Streets.
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Kringle's Christmas Village Tour 

After Dickens' "spirits of all three shall strive within you" at his wax figure exhibit, mosey on over to Piggly Wiggly's Plaza across town to experience more of the Christmas spirit. As the night falls in the afternoon, visitors can browse the magnificent illuminated shadowboxes. In it's new location now indoors, the scenes in these boxes provides that nostalgia you attained when enjoying downtown Chicago's Marshall Fields windows.

November 23-January 1, 2019. Free Admission. Piggly Wiggly Plaza on Orchard Street, Antioch.
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Santa's Frozen Village

If you hear a thunderous "ho, ho, ho," it isn't the green giant. Santa Clause and a bunch of his buddies are hanging out in his frozen village and has invited you to visit. Take your best #instagood photo with the man in the red suit or have Santa's little helpers snap a memory for you for a nominal fee. 

November 23-December 23. Admission: Thurs-Fri evenings: Free admission. Sat-Sun: $5. Antioch Village Hall, 882 Main St., Antioch.
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Cork Ornament Making Event at Vigneto del Bino Winery

The Lake County Libation Trail is throwing a party to doll up your holiday arbors. The vino station invites artists and amateurs to design and create their corknaments while tasting Vigneto samples. Take home a cork and your favorite bottle home from the tasting. RSVP is required. Call 847-204-7352. 

Thursday, December 6; 6-8 p.m. Admission $40. Vigneto del Bino, 42150 N. Crawford Rd., Antioch.
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Holiday Celebration at Vigneto del Bino Winery

Vigneto del Bino Vineyards & Winery is offering a slew of specials for their end of the year party. Join the Antioch vino specialists as the event features discounts on wines, a raffle for a gift basket, live tunes and delicious eats. 

Saturday, December 8; Noon-5 p.m. Vigneto del Bino, 42150 N. Crawford Rd., Antioch.
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The Timeless Music Review Show - Holiday Cheer Concert

Get prepared for the Christmas season as the Timeless Music Review adds holiday cheer with classic carols. Registration required 

Sunday, December 9; 2-3:15 p.m. Antioch Public Library, 757 Main St., Antioch.
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Paint Night at The Lodge of Antioch 

Summon your inner Vincent Van Gogh and go paint at a holiday joy ride at The Lodge of Antioch. Grab a drink too along with some delectable eats. 

Thursday, December 13; 7-10 p.m. The Lodge of Antioch, 899 Main St., Antioch. 
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Family Crafts: Christmas Decoration

Gather the kids to create their own holiday decor so they can greet the season with their own traditions. 

Saturday, December 15; 10-10:30 a.m. Antioch Public Library, 757 Main St., Antioch.
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It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play at PM&L Theatre 

Do you have Zuzu's petals? What do ya know about that! Merry Christmas! Everyone's favorite film starring Jimmy Stewart is coming to the live stage at Antioch's esteemed PM&L Theatre. This radio show format exhibits what life would be like without town hero, George Bailey as he contemplates suicide on Christmas Eve. "Buffalo Gals" and guys should come out that night and dance by the light of the moon for this holiday classic. 

Weekends between December 14-23. Tickets: TBA. PM&L Theatre, 877 Main St., Antioch
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Village of Antioch Shopping Spree

The charming downtown is home to electic shopping options. Discover unexpected treausres in quaint clothing boutiques like  R.A. Eastman Inc., Ooh~La~La Boutique & Consignment, Sassy Locks and Zanna Dunes Fashions, wonderful antique emporiums like Tin Cat Treasures, Hannah's, Pickard China and Family Heirloom Antiques. Make a stop at Something Sweet for a few stocking stuffer ideas. 

Vigneto del Bino offers a boutique winery with a 10-acre property surrounded by 2,300 grapevines. For the vino lover in your family, Vigneto is the place to provide a unique gift for the holiday. Take a journey on the Lake County Libation Trail to see for yourself. 

For the nautical navigator in your life, SkipperBud's provides everything necessary for that special someone's boating lifestyle: from boats, piers, service, engines and everything else. 

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Village of Antioch Cuisine

Antioch restaurateurs prepare world-class eats for you and the family. Take a break from all of the holiday shopping and have a bite to eat at one of these delectable dining rooms. 

The Lodge of Antioch

This American bar and restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner prepares an array of mouth-watering dishes. The Northwoods pub and eatery menu features salads, seafood, sandwiches, pizza, pasta, ribs, tacos and more. 

The Lodge of Antioch, 899 Main St., Antioch. 
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Port of Blarney

This family-friendly eatery is Irish-themed located right along the Chain O' Lakes. The Antioch eatery features salads, sandwiches, burgers and pizza. Port of Blarney serves brunch on Saturdays and provides live music on the weekends.

Port of Blarney, 27843 W. Grass Lake Rd., Antioch.
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Other Antioch Eateries

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Village of Antioch Holiday Attractions

Chain O' Lakes State Park

This state park is home to Illinois's largest concentration of natural lakes. In the summertime, it's a frequented haven for boaters, hikers and equestrians. In the winter months, hunting, ice fishing and ice skating are offered. Chain O' Lakes State Park is one of two state parks (Illinois Beach State Park in Zion) in Lake County. 

Border of Spring Grove and Antioch
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PM&L Theatre

Palette (symbol of the artist), Masque (symbol of the actor) and Lyre (symbol of the musician), otherwise known as the PM&L Theatre has entertained artists for over half a century. The theatre is a non-profit, community based volutnteer organization located in the heart of downtown Antioch. Six shows a year grace this stage rangin in the style of musical, comedy and drama. "It's a Wonderful Life: A Radio Play" is showing during the holiday season. 

PM&L Theatre, 877 Main St., Antioch. 
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Antioch Fine Arts Foundation

The Antioch Fine Arts Foundation is a nonprofit organization that aims to inspire artists of the community, open the door to learning, promote local art and provide the oppurtnity to meet like-minded individuals. The "AFAF hosts a plethora of demos performances and camps during the holidays. 

Antioch Fine Arts Foundation, 41380 Route 83, Antioch. 
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Antioch Theatre

This historic two-screen movie theatre in the heart of Antioch, is a frequented hot spot in the historic downtown area. The theatre was renovated in 2015 and orignially opened in 1919. During the holiday season, Antioch Theatre will be showing "How the Grinch Stole Christmas."

Antioch Theatre, 378 Lake St., Antioch. 
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Stay in the Village of Antioch 

Experience the holiday-infused town, view the season's production, drink libations, dine and shop in Antioch and stay the night and do it all over again tomorrow.


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Dragonfly Bed & Breakfast

This bed and breakfast was built in 1885 in the heart of downtown Antioch. The Victorian facility offers room and board featuring a homemade breakfast with fresh baked goods and organic ingredients, free WIFI, a fire pit and more. The Antioch overnight stay place offers four rooms. 

Dragonfly Bed & Breakfast, 1034 Main St., Antioch. 
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For other holiday happenings in Lake County, click here. For more about the Village of Antioch, continue here.


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