Best December Events in Lake County

With a calendar full of so many great activities, how do you decide which ones are worth putting on the calendar in pen? Well we’re here to help with our monthly feature, the Little Lake County Top Ten – Ten Must-Do Events in Lake County this month. Here are our picks for Best December Events in Lake County.

best december events in lake county
December is packed to. The. Gills. White space on a calendar in December is so rare if you find it I’m sure the first thing you do is double check what you forgot. If you are fortunate to have some dates to still fill with festive holiday fun these are our picks for tried and true events that will bring glad tidings to everyone in your family.

Best December Events in Lake County

Events are listed in no particular order, follow the links for more information.

  1. Gurnee Holiday Train  December 5– but be prepared for crowds and bring canned food items.
  2. See holiday lights There is nothing more nostalgic than driving around in pajamas and coats and seeing lights, they have come a long way since I was a kid!

  1. Elf at Liberty 1 & 2 December 10 – free admission with a canned food donation. Find more holiday movies on the big screen.
  2. Skip the crowds from #1 and see a miniature holiday train at the Wauconda Area LibraryFind more Holiday Train Events.
  3. Nutcracker performance – it’s not the Christmas without a viewing of the Nutcracker. Find a performance or take in the Musical Version at the Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences.
  4. Have Tea with Clara – don’t think your little one will sit through the whole ballet? Take her to Clara’s Dream or Tea with Clara for a memorable experience in a shorter time frame.
  5. Santa doesn’t just jiggle, he bounces too! Meet Santa, get a picture and bounce the night away at the Bella’s Santa Open bounceDecember 22
  6. Enjoy a Breakfast with Santa that gives back by joining him at Lambs Farm’s Magnolia Cafe.
  7. Christmas isn’t the only holiday in December, celebrate the Festival of lights at the 9th Annual Hanukkah Happenings with our friends at JCC. December 11
  8. Christmas has never sounded like this before! Mariachi Christmas December 16


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What’s on your must-do list this month? Share it in the comments!







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