We do our best to provide the most relevant and timely information to our readers, but please confirm dates, times, and availability before attending an event.

Events are posted on Little Lake County from information found on, but not limited to, attraction sites, government city sites; as well as submissions from individual attractions, press releases, and PR firms. All events are subject to change without notice and Little Lake County cannot be held responsible.

Little Lake County loves hearing about events!!  Events must be low cost or free and for kids, families or parents. Events must not require pre-registration to attend, and must welcome walk-ins. To submit your event for the calendar please click the green +Post Your Event button on the calendar below.

Questions about the calendar? Please contact Melissa.

{TR} = Ticket Required – this are free events that require a ticket, generally they are handed out just prior to the event.

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Winter Homes 1:00 pm
Winter Homes @ Crabtree Nature Center
Dec 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Where do animals go during winter? Learn about winter homes of animals, then go outside to build a shelter.
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Wee Wanderer Wednesdays 10:00 am
Wee Wanderer Wednesdays @ Crabtree Nature Center
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Join us for a special program for little naturalists. For children ages 2-6 with a caregiver. Experience nature through storytelling, music, play, and art! We’ll spend some time outdoors if weather permits, so dress accordingly. [...]
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Santa’s Grand Welcome at Ice House Mall
Santa’s Grand Welcome at Ice House Mall @ Ice House Mall & Village Shops
Dec 7 all-day
Santa’s Grand Welcome to the Ice House Mall is Saturday, December 7 from 9am to 11am at Chessie’s Restaurant. Welcome Santa and the start of the holiday season at Chessie’s annual “Holiday Breakfast with Santa [...]
Barrington’s White House Holiday Open House 11:00 am
Barrington’s White House Holiday Open House @ Barrington's White House
Dec 7 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Come enjoy the House beautifully decorated for the season. It’s a perfect setting for you to take your own holiday family photos by our Christmas trees and garland-decorated fireplace and winding oak staircase. Learn about [...]
Santa’s Grand Welcome! Holiday Celebration 11:00 am
Santa’s Grand Welcome! Holiday Celebration @ Ice House Mall
Dec 7 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, Santa’s Arrival to the Ice House Mall begins with the Rockin’ Roslyn Road Choir’s performance of “Here Comes Santa Claus” and a holiday concert from 12pm to 12:30. Photos and visits with [...]
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Soothing Santa 9:00 am
Soothing Santa @ The Arboretum of South Barrington
Dec 8 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Children within every spectrum of special needs and their families are invited to a private photo session, to experience the time-honored tradition of a visit with Santa Claus during dedicated hours. Please reserve your complimentary [...]
Where Did the Cold-blooded Creatures Go? 1:00 pm
Where Did the Cold-blooded Creatures Go? @ Crabtree Nature Center
Dec 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Learn about strategies that native reptiles and amphibians use to survive Chicago winters. Indoor presentation, then a short outdoor hike.
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AMC Sensory Friendly Films 10:00 am
AMC Sensory Friendly Films @ AMC Theatres in Northbrook Court and South Barrington
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
AMC is proud to partner with the Autism Society to offer unique movie showings where we turn the lights up, and turn the sound down, so you can get up, dance, walk, shout or sing! [...]
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Wee Wanderer Wednesdays 10:00 am
Wee Wanderer Wednesdays @ Crabtree Nature Center
Dec 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Join us for a special program for little naturalists. For children ages 2-6 with a caregiver. Experience nature through storytelling, music, play, and art! We’ll spend some time outdoors if weather permits, so dress accordingly. [...]
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Winter Solstice 1:00 pm
Winter Solstice @ Crabtree Nature Center
Dec 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Enjoy cocoa and warm yourself around the fire while learning the science and mythology surrounding this seasonal celebration.
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Winter Walk 1:00 pm
Winter Walk @ Crabtree Nature Center
Dec 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Winter has a beauty all its own. Take a walk along Burr Edge trail and experience the serenity of winter.
Barrington’s White House Christmas Carol Sing-a-Long 3:00 pm
Barrington’s White House Christmas Carol Sing-a-Long @ Barrington's White House
Dec 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Bring the entire family and sing along with your favorite traditional carols. It’s a fun and interactive afternoon to put you in the holiday spirit. Directed by former BHS Choir Director Nancie Tobison. Egg Nog [...]
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AMC Sensory Friendly Films 10:00 am
AMC Sensory Friendly Films @ AMC Theatres in Northbrook Court and South Barrington
Dec 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
AMC is proud to partner with the Autism Society to offer unique movie showings where we turn the lights up, and turn the sound down, so you can get up, dance, walk, shout or sing! [...]
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Secret Sea 1:00 pm
Secret Sea @ Crabtree Nature Center
Dec 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Come see fossils from ancient sea creatures who lived in the Chicago Region 400 million years ago.
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12 Comments

  1. The events seem to revolve in most part around children and families and although that is nice, there is not a lot for single adults. is there a separate web site for those events?

  2. Is there a way to print out the calendar of just the month of June in one page? A printer friendly version?
    When I try to print it, it is wanting to print 25 pages in strange columns.
    Thanks.

  3. Rockin Jump no longer has rockin tots on Saturdays in the summer if you want to make that change. They said it would return in the fall.

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