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Holiday Events & Activities

Next weekend plan for holiday fun in Lake County!

Tis the season to be in Lake County.

 

Lake County is home to a plethora of holiday festivities and traditions, delectable eats and other activities to fill yourself up with holiday cheer.

So bring your family, friends and wee ones to experience all of the holiday events Lake County has to offer. 

Visit Santa Claus and Polar Expresses
Various locations in Lake County
Through December 23
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Treetime Christmas Creations
Lake Barrington
Open throughout the holiday season
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"Oliver" at Marriott Theatre
Lincolnshire
Through December 22
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"Annie" at Citadel Theatre
Lake Forest
Through December 22
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Fa La La Film Festival: "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" at the Gorton Community Center
Lake Forest
December 22
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Santa's Rock'n' Lights at the Lake County Fairgrounds and Event Center
Grayslake
November 22-January 1
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Lightscape at Chicago Botanic Garden
Glencoe
November 22-January 5
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Festival of Trees at Cuneo Mansion
Vernon Hills
November 23
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Vintage Holidays in Long Grove
Long Grove
November 23-December 23
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Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Great America
Gurnee
November 23-December 31
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Libertyville Tree Lighting and Downtown Holiday Walk
Downtown Libertyville
November 24
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Holiday Cocktail Class at North Shore Distillery
Green Oaks
November 24
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Gurnee Mills Black Friday
Gurnee
November 28-29
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Thanksgiving Black Friday Hours at Pleasant Prairie Premium Outlets
Pleasant Prairie, WI
November 28-29
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Black Friday Bash at Hawthorn Mall
Vernon Hills
November 29
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Grayslake Giving Trees at Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum
Downtown Grayslake
November 29
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Grayslake Tree Lighting Festival & Holiday Market
Downtown Grayslake
November 29
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Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting in Antioch
Downtown Antioch
November 29
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Zion's Christmas Parade to Welcome Santa
Zion
November 29
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Annual Tree Lighting at RLBCCC
Round Lake Beach
November 29
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Festival of the Arts & Crafts at the Lake County Fairgrounds and Event Center
Grayslake
November 29-December 1
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Richardson Christmas Tree Farm
Spring Grove
November 29-December 23
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Dickens Holiday Village
Downtown Antioch
November 29-January 1
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Kringle Christmas Village
Downtown Antioch
November 29-January 1
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Small Business Saturday Libertyville Shopping Tour
MainStreet Libertyville
November 30
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Vernon Hills Holiday Tree & Menorah Lighting at Vernon Hills Golf Course
Vernon Hills 
November 30
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Fox Lake Festival of Lights at Millennium Park
Fox Lake
November 30
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Create Your Own Glass Ornament/Icicle at Peter Patterson Glassworks
Mundelein
November 30-December 22
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Snowland at Great Wolf Lodge Illinois
Gurnee
November 30-January 5, 2020
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Tree Lighting Festival at Mellody Farm
Vernon Hills
December 1
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Joyful Gingerbread at Chicago Botanic Garden
Vernon Hills
December 1-14
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Shiloh House Christmas
Zion
December 1-30 (except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day)
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The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train in Viking Park
Gurnee
December 2
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Cookie Candy Workshop at Chicago Botanic Garden
Glencoe
December 3
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Capturing Holiday Lights at Chicago Botanic Garden
Glencoe
December 3
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DIY Wood Sign Class at the Onion Pub & Brewery
Lake Barrington
December 3
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Festive Holiday Wreath at Chicago Botanic Garden
Glencoe
December 3
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Kid's Only Holiday Shop at the Gorton Community Center
Lake Forest
December 4
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Woodblock Holiday Card Workshop at the David Adler Music and Arts Center
Libertyville
December 4
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Santa Supper and Craft Fair at the RLBCCC
Round Lake Beach
December 5
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Santa Paws at Hawthorn Mall
Vernon Hills
December 5 & 12
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Lincolnshire's Tree Lighting Ceremony
Lincolnshire
December 6
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"The Magic of the Nutcracker" at Genesee Theatre
Waukegan
December 6
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Cork Ornament Making Event at Vigneto del Bino Winery 
Antioch
December 6
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The Staben House: "A Home For The Holidays" Gala at the DoubleTree Mundelein
Mundelein
December 6
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Deerfield Winter Celebration
Deerfield
December 6-7
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2019 Sanfilippo Christmas Concerts
Barrington
December 6-8
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ElfWauk in Waukegan
Downtown Waukegan
December 7 
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Candy Cane Hunt in Lake Zurich
Lake Zurich
December 7 
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Miracle on Main Street in Lake Zurich
Downtown Lake Zurich
December 7 
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CLC Holiday Choral Concert at the James Lumber Center
Grayslake
December 7 
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"'Twas the Night Before Christmas - A Holiday Musical Comedy" at Gorton Community Center
Lake Forest
December 7 
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Gold Eagle Holiday Wine Tasting
Libertyville
December 7
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Ryerson Woods Holiday Art Market
Riverwoods
December 7-8
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Dickens of a Holiday in Libertyville
Libertyville
December 7 & 14
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GFWC Zion Woman's Club Christmas Tea Fundraiser at the Shiloh House
Zion
December 8
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Mickey Finn's Handmade Holiday Faire
Libertyville
December 8
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CLC Wind Ensemble Holiday Concert at the James Lumber Center
Grayslake
December 8
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Illinois Brass Band Free Holiday Concert at RLBCCC
Round Lake Beach 
December 8
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Children's Holiday Party in Fox Lake
Fox Lake
December 8
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Come All Ye Faithful at The Shanty
Wadsworth
December 9
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CLC Concert Band Holiday Concert at the James Lumber Center
Grayslake
December 11
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Deck Your Halls This Holiday Season with Alice's Table! at Lindy's Landing
Wauconda
December 11
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GLMV Chamber Annual Holiday Mixer at Vernon Hills Golf Course
Vernon Hills
December 12
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Ultimate Girls Night Out Holiday Shopping at The Chocolate Sanctuary
Gurnee
December 12
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Quentin Road Christmas Musical in Lake Zurich
Lake Zurich
December 12-15
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Cimorelli & Voiceplay: A Night of Holiday, A Cappella & Hits
Waukegan
December 13
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Navy Band Great Lakes Holiday Concert at Naval Station Great Lakes
Great Lakes
December 13
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"The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" at PM&L Theatre
Antioch
December 13-22
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Deer Park Cocoa Classic
Deer Park
December 14
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Vigneto del Bino's Holiday Celebration
Antioch
December 14
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Charlie Brown Christmas Jazz with the Chris White Trio at Gorton Community Center
Lake Forest
December 14
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David Adler Music & Art Center 2019 Making Spirits Bright Perform-a-thon
Libertyville
December 14
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Ruth Page Civic Ballet's "The Nutcracker" at the James Lumber Center
Grayslake
December 14
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A Chicago Chorale Christmas at Ravinia Festival
Highland Park
December 14
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Holidays at the Hostess House at NMAS
Great Lakes
December 14
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Gingerbread House Decorating Party 2019 at Gorton Community Center
Lake Forest
December 15
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Demonstration Cooking: Hanukkah at Chicago Botanic Garden
Glencoe
December 15
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Hanukkah Happenings at Hawthorn Mall
Vernon Hills
December 15
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Pop-Up Paper Holiday Card Workshop at Chicago Botanic Garden
Glencoe
December 15
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"Swinging on a Star" a Slute to Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters at the Marriott Theatre
Lincolnshire
December 17
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Ultimate Girls Night Out Holiday Shopping at The Shanty
Wadsworth
December 17
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Fa-La-La Film Fest "Elf" at the Gorton Community Center
Lake Forest
December 17
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Fresh Evergreen Garland Workshop at Chicago Botanic Garden
Glenoce
December 18
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Ski with Santa at Wilmot Mountain
Wilmot, WI
December 19
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Fa-La-La Film Fest " It's a Wonderful Life" at the Gorton Community Center
Lake Forest
December 20
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HannaKwanzaChristmaFestivus Pop Punk Party at Mickey Finn's Brewery
Libertyville
December 20
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"The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Musical" at Genesee Theatre
Waukegan
December 20
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The Millennial Ball Holiday Celebration at Mickey Finn's Brewery
Libertyville
December 21
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Fa-La-La Film Fest "Die Hard" at the Gorton Community Center
Lake Forest
December 27
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Great Train Show at the Lake County Fairgrounds and Event Center
Grayslake
December 28-29
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For more holiday happenings in Lake County, continue here. 

Holidays in Lake County