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Christmas Tree Lightings in Lake County 2018

By: Jonathan Jones 11/09/2018

"Rockin' around the Christmas tree have a Happy Holiday" in Lake County.

The holiday season is among us and it's that time of year where we take the family out to see the bright lights, Santa Claus and those lovely branches.


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“The Christmas tree is a symbol of love, not money. There’s a kind of glory to them when they’re all lit up that exceeds anything all the money in the world could buy," said the late CBS News "60 Minutes" host Andy Rooney.

Lucky for all of us in Lake County, there are plenty of holiday trees that are erected around the area decked in festive illumination.

Here is your guide to Christmas Tree Lightings in Lake County.


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Santa's Arrival and Fireworks Extravaganza in Deer Park Town Center Friday, November 9; 6 p.m. 20530 N. Rand Rd., Deer Park More Info »

Jelly Belly's Tree Lighting and Celebration Saturday, November 17; 5:30-8:30 p.m. 10100 Jelly Belly Ln., Pleasant Prairie, WI More Info »

Deerfield's Tree Lighting Wednesday, November 21; 4-5 p.m. Deerfield Village Center, 625 Deerfield Rd., Deerfield. More Info »

Grayslake Giving Trees at the Heritage Center & Museum Friday, November 23; Noon-7 p.m. Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum, 164 Hawley St., Grayslake More Info »

Holiday in the Park Tree Lightings and Santa Visits Select days from November 23-December 31; 5 p.m. Six Flags Great America, 1 Great America Pkwy., Gurnee More Info »

Grayslake Tree Lighting Festival & Holiday Market Friday, November 23; 5:30-8 p.m. Downtown Grayslake between Center and Whitney Streets More Info »

Antioch's Annual Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting Friday, November 23; 6:30 p.m. Downtown Antioch More Info »

Libertyville's Tree Lighting and Downtown Holiday Walk Friday, November 23; 6:30 p.m. Cook Memorial Park, 413 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville More Info »

Vernon Hills Holiday Tree & Menorah Lighting Ceremony Saturday, November 24; 4:30 p.m. Vernon Hills Golf Course, 291 Evergreen Dr., Vernon Hills More Info »


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Mundelein's Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony Friday, November 30; 5-7 p.m. Village Plaza, 300 Plaza Cir., Mundelein More Info »

Miracle on Main Street in Lake Zurich Saturday, December 1; 3-7 p.m. Downtown Lake Zurich on East Main Street More Info »

Lincolnshire's Tree Lighting Ceremony Saturday, December 1; 5:30-6:30 p.m. Village Green Center, 100 Village Green Center, Lincolnshire More Info »

Tree Lighting at Jack Benny Plaza Saturday, December 1; 4-6 p.m. Jack Benny Plaza, Clayton and Genesee Streets, Waukegan More Info »

Holiday Train in Viking Park Thursday, December 6; 3:30-6 p.m. (Train arrives at 5:50 p.m., but there is limited parking) Viking Park, 4374 Old Grand Ave., Gurnee More Info »

Other Area Christmas Tree Lightings



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Round Lake Beach Tree Lighting Friday, November 23; 6 p.m.

Round Lake Tree Lighting Friday, November 30; 5 p.m.

Wauconda's Holiday Walk & Tree Lighting Ceremony Saturday, December 1; 2-8 p.m.

Round Lake Park Tree lighting Saturday, December 1; 3:30-6 p.m.

Round Lake Heights Tree Lighting Saturday, December 1; 7 p.m.

For more information about Christmas tree lightings in Lake County and other holiday happenings, continue here »



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