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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 Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World

Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World
Gurnee
November 6-December 24
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Santa's Arrival at Hawthorn Mall

Santa's Arrival - A Christmas Story at Hawthorn Mall
Vernon Hills
November 19-December 24
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Vintage Holidays in Long Grove

Vintage Holidays in Long Grove
Long Grove
November 20-December 19
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It's Santa Photo Time at Gurnee Mills
Gurnee
November 26-December 24
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Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Great America

Holiday in the Park Lights! at Six Flags Great America
Gurnee
November 26-December 30
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Lake Forest's 37th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
Lake Forest
November 26
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Libertyville Tree Lighting and Downtown Holiday Walk

LIbertyville Tree Lighting and Downtown Holiday Walk
Libertyville
November 26
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Village of Round Lake Beach Annual Tree Lighting
Round Lake Beach
November 26
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Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting in Antioch

Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting in Antioch
Antioch
November 26
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Grayslake Tree Lighting Festival and Holiday Market
Grayslake
November 26
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Heart of the Holidays in Highland Park
Highland Park
November 27
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Village of Volo 17th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
Volo
November 27
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Light Up the Season! Vernon Hills' Tree and Menorah Lighting
Vernon Hills
November 27
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Santa's Frozen Breakfast with Sing-Along in Antioch
Antioch
November 27
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Fox Lake Festival of Lights

Fox Lake Festival of Lights
Fox Lake
November 27
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Highwood for the Holidays
Highwood
November 27
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Breakfast with Santa at Lindy's Landing
Wauconda
November 28, December 5, 12 & 19
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Snowland at Great Wolf Lodge Illinois
Gurnee
November 28-January 5, 2022
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Santa Arrival Parade at Gurnee Mills

Santa Arrival Parade at Gurnee Mills 
Gurnee 
December 1
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Holiday Lights at Welton Plaza in Gurnee 
Gurnee 
December 2
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Christmas Express in Waukegan

Christmas Express in Waukegan
Waukegan
December 2-3
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Lincolnshire Lights
Lincolnshire
December 3
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Mundelein Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
Mundelein
December 3
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Santa at Hiram Buttrick Sawmill
Antioch
December 3,4,10,16,17
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Santa Claus Conquers the Martians at Three Brother Theatre
Waukegan
December 3
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Kris Kringle Artist Market in Waukegan
Waukegan
December 4-5
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Jewett Jingle Jam
Deerfield
December 4
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Deerfield's Winter Market

Deerfield's Winter Market
Deerfield
December 4
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Genesee Theatre Presents Jeeps on the Run After Party
Waukegan
December 4
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Tree Lighting Festival at Mellody Farm
Vernon Hills
December 4
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Warren Township High School Choral Boosters Present: Sing-Along with Santa
Gurnee
December 4
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Dickens of a Holiday in Libertyville

Dickens of a Holiday in Libertyville
Libertyville
December 4, 11
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Santa at Acosta's Old Towne in Lake Zurich
Lake Zurich
December 4
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Santa Parade in Libertyville
Libertyville
December 4
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Miracle on Main Street in Lake Zurich

Miracle on Main Street in Lake Zurich
Lake Zurich
December 4
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Polar Express Storytime in Grayslake
Grayslake
December 5
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Holiday Walk on Main in Wauconda
Wauconda
December 5
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Sensory Santa at Hawthorn Mall
Vernon Hills
December 5
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Santa Paws at Hawthorn Mall
Vernon Hills
December 6
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Village of Round Lake Beach Presents Supper with Santa and Craft Fair
Round Lake
December 8
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Donuts with Santa at Crawford House

Libertyville
December 11
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Drive-By Santa's Cottage in Mundelein
Mundelein
December 11,18
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Flannels and Flapjacks in Mundelein ***SOLD OUT***
Mundelein
December 11
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Breakfast with Santa at Lambs Farm

Breakfast with Santa at Lambs Farm
Libertyville
December 11,12,18,19
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Breakfast with Santa at Viking Park in Gurnee
Gurnee
December 11
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Santa Visits in Your Home with Grayslake
Grayslake
December 11
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Breakfast with Santa at Gurnee American Legion
Gurnee
December 12
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Santa Paws at Hawthorn Mall
Vernon Hills
December 13
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Santa Calls with Gurnee Park District
Gurnee
December 15
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Pictures with Drunk Santa at Side Lot Brewery
Highland Park
December 18
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Polar Express Storytime Train in Libertyville
Libertyville
December 18
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HolidayWauk in Waukegan
Waukegan
December 18
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Pictures with Santa Family Holiday Party at Waukegan Yacht Club
Waukegan
December 18
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Breakfast with Santa at Port of Blarney
Antioch
December 18
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Storytime with Santa in Antioch
Antioch
December 18
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Santa Visits at Shiloh Park in Zion
Zion
December 18
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