Musical Holidays {Holiday Concerts}

Christmas in Lake County

I will admit, I was playing Christmas music before Thanksgiving. I can’t help it, I love it and 4 weeks is just not enough time to take it all in. The holidays are a great time to introduce children to live musical performances (if you haven’t already). The festive atmosphere and familiar tunes make it fun and relatable to even some of the youngest listeners. We’ve gathered up some of the area Holiday Concerts that are great for families and children.

holiday concerts in lake county

Holiday Concerts in Lake County

Please remember to click the link for full details on each event. Little Lake County is not responsible for changes or sold out events.

COVID-19 Statement: Experts have advised that the best thing for our community during the current Coronavirus pandemic is to reduce crowded gatherings. Please exercise caution when selecting outings. Ultimately it is your decision if you choose to go to public events and spaces. For the best and most up to date information on the outbreak locally, please visit the Lake County Health Department COVID-19 status page.

Millie’s Musical Adventure Christmas Blessings Story Time
9 December 3-3:45 p.m.
Rubato Music Studio – For the Love of Music, Antioch
Bless a less fortunate member of our community! Search those clearance racks, dollar bins, or $1 Spots and bring a NEW toy, item of clothing, or toiletry item valued at $10 or less to donate to Open Arms Mission. Face coverings/masks required for all attendants over the age of 2.

Charlie Brown Christmas Jazz with the Chris White Trio
10 December, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Livestream hosted by Gorton Community Center, tickets are $25
Enjoy the holiday music of Vince Guaraldi, better known as “the Peanuts composer” with The Chris White Trio live-streamed for you from our beautiful John & Nancy Hughes Theater.  These well-known favorites are sure to put you in the holiday mood!  Purchase a live stream ticket and tune in from the comforts of your own home.

MYAC Holiday Concert Stream
12 December 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Livestreamed on MYAC YouTube, Free
Concerts start on the hour and included each of the different MYAC Orchestras. See the link above for the full schedule.

Christmas Program
13 December 2:00 p.m.
The American Aid Society of German Descendants
Come and start off your holidays with some carols and cheer! Dinner and drinks will be available for purchase.

MYAC Holiday Choral Concert Stream
13 December 3:00 p.m.
Livestreamed on MYAC YouTube, Free
Concert featuring the MYAC Voices Rising and VocalPoint group.

Holiday “Car”-oling Event
13 December 4:00-4:30, 5:30-6:00, and 7-7:30 p.m.
Mundelein Village Hall
Free ticket required.
The Mundelein Arts Commission is bringing a socially distanced twist to a favorite holiday tradition!  Pack the family into the car with a thermos of hot chocolate, to join us as we answer an important message dropped by a shooting star and bring holiday cheer to Mundelein by caroling from our cars! Join us in the parking lot south of Village Hall, tune in on your radio and listen, sing, and play along with our 30-minute interactive radio show – All from the safety of your car while enjoying the festive lights of Mundelein’s Village Christmas Tree!  

Miss Jamie’s Winter Sing-Along
20 December All Day
Virtual Program hosted by the Wauconda Area Public Library
Registration Required
Celebrate the season with Miss Jamie from the farm! Sing, dance, laugh and learn about the wonders of all things winter in this bright, colorful music program for kids and families.  Watch this 30 minute holiday show as many times as you like from Dec 19 – Dec 25.

Holiday Sing-Along
21 December 7:30 – 8:!5 p.m.
Virtual, hosted by NSSRA, registration required
What is the best way to get in the holiday spirit? Singing loud for everyone to hear! Come dressed in your best festive attire, and we will belt out some holiday classics! It is sure to be an evening full of joy and cheer.

Miss Jamie’s Winter Sing-Along
23 December 9:00 a.m.
Virtual Program hosted by the Cook Memorial Public Library District
Registration Required
Enjoy this fun and interactive sing along with Miss Jamie and her farm friends as we welcome the beginning of the winter season! This program is provided via YouTube. The video will be “live” at 9 a.m. December 23rd and will be available for you and your family to watch until Wednesday, January 6.

Wauconda High School Performing Arts Presents: The Sounds of the Season
24 December 5-6:00 p.m.
A virtual listening experience
Featuring: Music from members of the Wauconda High School Band and Choir & A Staged Radio Reading of Charles Dickens’ classic tale: A Christmas Carol Adapted by Tony Palermo. This is a Free Production. The High School is taking donations to support the Wauconda/Island Lake Food Pantry.

What’s your favorite holiday song? Share it with us in the comments!


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Musical Holidays {Holiday Concerts}
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