Holiday Stories by an Open Fire in Lake County, IL - Visit Lake County Official Travel Site

Lake County Holiday Stories by an Open Fire

Land of lakes frost nipping at your nose...


Jack frost may be nipping at your nose, but if you want to take a deeper snow dive into what's going on this holiday season, this is the place to be. Learn about land of lakes illuminated events, shopping options, exquisite cuisine, gift ideas, where to find your holiday arbor, where to see jolly old Saint Nick and so much more. Holiday your way in Lake County, Illinois!

Holiday Gift Guide to Small Businesses in Lake County

Holiday shopping can be incredibly easy. Maybe you're looking for a stocking stuffer or have a last-minute gift haul to make. Fret not because Visit Lake County has made this holiday gift guide to small businesses in Lake County 2022.


Holiday Theatre Performances in Lake County

Dancenter North at Genesee Theatre in Waukegan

Wear your best overcoat and break out the top hats for holiday stage productions. The professionals of the visual arts are here to entertain with holiday theatre performances in Lake County. Prepare to be delighted by talented thespians when you watch holiday theatre performances in Lake County.


Come A-Wassailing Your Way With Lake County Libations

No matter the time of the year, the makers of these fine spirits, vinos and craft beer prepare concoctions that adults will adore. Deck the halls with growlers, decanters, mugs and sifters this holiday season! Check out the season's greetings adult beverages when you come a-wassailing your way with Lake County holiday libations.


Winter Break in Lake County

It is the magical time of year when the kids have winter break, are playing with their holiday gifts and looking for something to do with their day. Whether enjoying the holiday light displays, catching a theatre performance, buying last-minute deals or just enjoying the Holiday Your Way, use this guide and plan out your schedule during winter break in Lake County.


Top 10 Holiday Things To Do In Lake County

"It's the most wonderful time of the year!" Visit Lake County wishes a "happy "Holiday Your Way" to everyone! Since there are bountiful activities and happenings for the whole family to experience, here are the top 10 holiday things to do in Lake County.


Black Friday and Small Business Saturday Shopping in Lake County

The extended Thanksgiving weekend is always full of food, family and giving the wallet a workout. To make it simple, here is the Visit Lake County guide to Black Friday and Small Business Saturday Shopping in Lake County 2022.


Lake County Illuminates the Night Through the Holiday Season

Lightscape at Chicago Botanic Garden

There is no way around it, Lake County is lit. From public light displays to motion twinkling shows to village and city Christmas tree and menorah lightings, Lake County illuminates the night through the holiday season.


Top 10 Places to Get a Christmas Tree in Lake County 

Richardson Tree Farm in Spring Grove

"O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree, how lovely are thy branches."Don’t be a blockhead like Charlie Brown. Whether it is a real tree, one you cut down, a natural tree you buy or artificial vegetation, grab a lovely full and festive tree from Lake County this holiday season.


Where to Visit Santa in Lake County 

Bass Pro Shops in Gurnee Mills

Jolly old Saint Nick will be present at a slew of locations, whether it is a mall, a polar express, for dinner and other Lake County venues. Here is the complete list of where you can meet that magical man in the big red suit.


Shopping Guide in Lake County

MainStreet LIbertyville

Whether you have a white elephant holiday party, Yankee swap or whatever it may be, these Lake County gift ideas are perfect for everyone from mom to your mailperson. Because at the end the of the day, "'tis the season to be generous."


Holiday Dining Guide in Lake County 

Primo's in Gurnee

Hungry bellies call for an early holiday treat. Whether it's your average American meal, international cuisine, a sweet treat or ladies (or dudes') night out, Lake County has what your looking for in the consumption department.


Stay in Lake County for the Holidays 

Great Wolf Lodge Illinois in Gurnee

Whether your taking in the holiday events, visiting family or looking for a romatic getaway, Lake County's accommodations are an integral piece of how you Holiday your way in the land of lakes.



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