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 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.


Top 10 Holiday Things to Do in Lake County

Immerse yourself in the holiday magic of Lake County! Explore a wonderland of winter delights with our handpicked selection of the top ten festive activities. Whether it's the glittering holiday lights, meeting Santa, finding that perfect Christmas tree, indulging in festive shopping, or exploring enchanting holiday villages, Lake County is brimming with delightful experiences to make your season truly magical.


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.


Lake County Holiday Libations

Mickey Finn's Brewery Santa's Magic

Who needs a fireplace when you have seasonal ales, wintry wines, and snowy spirits will keep you warm? Look at these offering from our Lake County Libation Trail partners.


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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