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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. 

Dickens Holiday Village
Downtown Antioch
November 22-December 31
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Gurnee Mills Black Friday
Gurnee
November 22-23
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Visit Santa Claus and Polar Expresses
Various locations in Lake County
Through December 23
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Kringle Christmas Village Tour
Downtown Antioch
November 22, 2018-January 1, 2019
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Treetime Christmas Creations
Lake Barrington
Open throughout the holiday season
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Thanksgiving/Black Friday Sale at Pleasant Prairie
Pleasant Prairie Premium Outlets
November 22-25
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Create Your Own Glass Ornament/Icicles
Peter Patterson Glassworks, Mundelein
November 23-December 23
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Grayslake Giving Tree
Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum
November 23
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Grayslake Giving Tree
Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum
November 23
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Black Friday Bash
Hawthorn Mall, Vernon Hills
November 23
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Vintage Holidays in Long Grove
Historic Downtown Long Grove
November 23-December 23
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Cut Your Own Christmas Tree
Richardson Christmas Tree Farm, Spring Grove
November 23-December 23
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Holiday in the Park
Six Flags Great America, Gurnee
November 23-December 31
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Antioch's Annual Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting
Downtown Antioch
November 23
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Fa-La-La Film Fest: Home Alone
John & Nancy Hughes Theater, Lake Forest
November 23
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Wonderland Express
Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe
November 23, 2018-January 7, 2019
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Antioch's Annual Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting
Downtown Antioch
November 23
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Libertyville Tree Lighting and Downtown Holiday Walk
Cook Park, Libertyville
November 23
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Grayslake Tree Lighting Festival & Holiday Market
Downtown Grayslake
November 23
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Holiday Arts and Crafts Show
Lake County Fairgrounds & Event Center, Grayslake
November 23-25
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Snowland 
Great Wolf Lodge Illinois, Gurnee
November 24, 2018-January 4, 2019
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Small Business Saturday Libertyville Shopping Tour
MainStreet Libertyville
November 24
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Vernon Hills Holiday Tree & Menorah Lighting
Vernon Hills Golf Course, Vernon Hills
November 24
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Long Grove Holiday Season
Historic Downtown Long Grove
November 25-December 25
 
Holiday Cocktails 101
O'Toole's Libertyville, Libertyville
November 28
 
Advanced Holiday Sewing Workshop
Gorton's Community Center
November 29-December 13
 
Santa's Rock n Lights
Lake County Fairgrounds & Event Center, Grayslake
November 29-December 31
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Mundelein Tree Lighting Ceremony & Fireworks
Village Plaza, Mundelein
November 30
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Holiday Film Series: "The Muppets" and "Elf"
Genesee Theatre, Waukegan
December 1
 
Lincolnshire's Tree Lighting Ceremony
Village Green Center, Lincolnshire
December 1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Miracle on Main Street
Downtown Lake Zurich
December 1
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Holiday Market
Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe
December 1-2

Dickens of a Holiday
Downtown Libertyville
December 1 & 8
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Shiloh House Christmas
Shiloh House, Zion
December 1-30
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Santa Slimeology Lab
Hunt Club Park Community Center
December 2
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Waukegan's Official Tree Lighting
Waukegan
December 2

Lincolnshire's Tree Lighting Ceremony
Village Green Center, Lincolnshire
December 2
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Adult Art Workshop - Sleigh RIde Mixed Media Reindeer Canvas
Gorton Community Center, Lake Forest
December 2
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Kids Only Holiday Shop
Gorton Community Center, Lake Forest
December 5
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Holiday Cheers
Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe
December 5
 
 

The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train rolling in to Gurnee this evening! ?? #LetsGoLakeCounty #EnjoyIllinois

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Canadian Pacific Holiday Train
Viking Park, Gurnee
December 6
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Cork Ornament Making Event
Vigneto del Bino, Antioch
December 6
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Deerfield Annual Winter Celebration
Downtown Deefield
December 7-8
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Cocoa Classic
Deer Park Town Center, Deer Park
December 8
 
Holiday Celebration
Vigneto del Bino Winery, Antioch
December 8
 
Toy Drive & Pictures with Santa
Only Child Brewing, Gurnee
December 8
 
Nature-Themed Holiday Art Market
Ryerson Conservation Area, Riverwoods
December 8-9
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Holiday Wreath Workshop
Roaring Table Brewery, Lake Zurich
December 9
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Holiday Tea
Dragonfly Bed & Breakfast, Antioch
December 9
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Small Discoveries: Winter Wonderland
Bess Bower Dunn Museum, Libertyville
December 12
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Paint Nite at the Lodge - Joy Ride
The Lodge of Antioch, Antioch
December 13
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Family Craft: Christmas Decoration
Antioch Public Library, Antioch
December 15
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Cookie & Wine Pairing
Lynfred Winery, Wheeling
December 15
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Gingerbread House Decorating Party
Gorton Community Center, Lake Forest
December 16
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Snowman Story and Craft 
Antioch Public Library, Antioch
December 18
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Christmas Caroling at the Fiddle 
Copper Fiddle Distillery, Lake Zurich
December 19
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Fa-La-La Film Fest: It's a Wonderful Life 
AGorton Community Center, Lake Forest
December 21
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Ski With Santa
Wilmot Mountain, Wilmot, WI
December 21
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