Visit Lake County is your official tourism bureau for Lake County, Illinois. It's the most wonderful time of year in Lake County! Explore the land of lakes during one of its marquee seasons. From outdoors for hiking and scenic views, ice fishing, a winter season's snowfall, to pampering your tastebuds with a craft brew or special wine or cocktail and cozy setting on the Lake County Libation Trail™. January is official "Libation Trail Month" and a NEW Check-In Challenge (learn more).
And, enjoy the warmth (and great finds!) of indoor shopping at Gurnee Mills or Hawthorn Mall, with tons of dining and entertainment, too. #LetsGoLakeCounty
Winter Festivals in Lake County
From exploring a land of lakes winter wonderland to play dates with cold-blooded creatures. From escaping reality while gazing at stunning snowy murals and a slew of other celebrations, Lake County is the place to indulge in frosty festivities.
Take to the Lake County Libation Trail and the NEW Check-in Challenge. Visit and "check in" at five participating Libation Trail stops and be entered to win two tickets to the Lake County Craft Beer Festival in February! Ages 21 and older.
Grab a fork and pull up a chair to some of the best tables (and foods) in Lake County. From coal-fired pizza, to full-course chef-plated cuisine, to themed restaurants. Check out our dining guide to find your favorite!