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Visit Santa in the Land of Lakes

Santa is making his way around Lake County!

"You better watch out. You better not cry. You better not pout, I'm telling you why. Santa Claus is coming to town."

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. Visit Santa in Lake County. 

Santa's Arrival Parade at Gurnee Mills
Gurnee
November 14
 
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Santa's Arrival - An Evening of Giving at Hawthorn Mall
Vernon HIlls
November 14 

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Santa's Arrival & Fireworks Extravaganza at Deer Park Town Center
Deer Park 
November 15 

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Santa's Magical Photo Adventure/Santa Visits at Hawthorn Mall
Vernon Hills
November 15-December 24 

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It's Santa Photo Time at Gurnee Mills
Gurnee
November 15-December 24 

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Elf on the Shelf Party with 93.9 LITE FM at Hawthorn Mall
Vernon Hills 
November 16 

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HP150 Light Up The Night
Highland Park
November 16 

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Christmas Tree Lighting & Celebration at Jelly Belly Visitor Center
Pleasant Prairie, WI
November 16 

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Santa's Wonderland Kickoff at Bass Pro Shop
Gurnee
November 16 

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Festival of Trees at Cuneo Mansion
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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Santa Claus at Holiday in the Park
Gurnee
November 23-December 31 

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Libertyville Tree Lighting and Downtown Holiday Walk
Libertyville
November 24 

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Village of Round Lake Beach Annual Tree Lighting
Round Lake Beach
November 29 

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Grayslake Tree Lighting Festival & Holiday Market
Grayslake
November 29 

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Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting in Antioch
Antioch
November 29 

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Vernon Hills Holiday Tree & Menorah Lighting
Vernon Hills
November 30 

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Fox Lake Santa House
Vernon Hills
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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Brunch with Santa at Lindy's Landing
Wauconda
December 1, 8 & 15

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Santa's Frozen Village in Antioch
Antioch
December 1-22

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Canadian Pacific Holiday Train in Viking Park
Gurnee
December 2

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North Pole Express in Antioch (SOLD OUT)
Antioch 
December 2-17 (Doesn't run on Saturdays and Sundays)

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Santa Supper & Craft Fair at RLBCCC
Round Lake Beach
December 5

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Santa Paws at Hawthorn Mall
Vernon Hills
December 5-12

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Christmas Express to the North Pole
Waukegan
December 6

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Lincolnshire's Tree Lighting Ceremony
Lincolnshire
December 6

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Deerfield's Annual Winter Celebration
Deerfield
December 6-7

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Santa's Cottage in Mundelein
Mundelein
December 6-7, 14 & 21

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ElfWauk
Waukegan
December 7

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Santa's Arrival at the Ice House Mall
Barrington
December 7

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Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Chessie's
Barrington
December 7 & 14

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Dickens of a Holiday in Libertyville
Libertyville
December 7 & 14

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Santa on the Polar Express Story Time Train in Mundelein (SOLD OUT)
Mundelein
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
Lake Zurich
December 7 

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Breakfast with Santa at TreeTime Christmas Creations
Lake Barrington
December 7-8

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Breakfast with Santa at Maggiano's Little Italy
Vernon Hills
December 8

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Soothing Santa at Hawthorn Mall
Vernon Hills
December 8

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Candy Cane Train in Deerfield
Deerfield
December 8

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Polar Express Storytime Train in Grayslake (SOLD OUT)
Grayslake
December 8

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Early Dinner with Santa at Park Street Restaurant
Mundelein
December 11

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Storytime with Mrs. Claus at Deer Park Town Center
Deer Park
December 14

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Meet Mr. & Mrs. Claus at the Fox Lake District Library
Fox Lake 
December 14

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The Polar Express Story Time Train
Highland Park 
December 14

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Breakfast with Santa at Viking Park
Gurnee 
December 14

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Breakfast 'N' Story with Santa
Mundelein 
December 14

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Holidays at the Hostess House at NMAS 
Great Lakes
December 14

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Breakfast with Santa at Lambs Farm
Libertyville
December 14-15

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Jingle Bell Lunch with Santa at Chessie's 
Barrington
December 15

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Ski & Dine with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Wilmot Mountain
Wilmot, WI
December 19-20

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Dinner with Santa at Timothy O'Toole's Pub
Gurnee
December 19

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Polar Express Storytime Train in Vernon Hills (SOLD OUT)
Vernon Hills
December 21

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Candy Cane Express Lunch with Santa at Chessie's
Barrington
December 21

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Holidays in Lake County