Good Gifting – A Local Holiday Shopping Guide

by Melissa Haak in Gift Guides 0

Disclosure: This guide contains paid listings, LLC partners and affiliate links. The best gifts are thoughtful and well-chosen and when you shop local they have the added benefit of building your local community. We’ve curated [...]

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Dec
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all-day ‘O’ Gaugers Model Train Run @ Fremont Public Library
‘O’ Gaugers Model Train Run @ Fremont Public Library
Dec 14 all-day
Come to the 2nd floor to view the North Central ‘O’ Gaugers’ model trains. Press some buttons and learn all about trains and model train enthusiasts. Click here to learn more about the club. October will [...]
11:00 am David Adler Music & Arts Center ... @ David Adler Music and Arts Center
David Adler Music & Arts Center ... @ David Adler Music and Arts Center
Dec 14 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Celebrate the season with a day-long marathon of spirited performances at the Adler Center. Come along for a community caroling party at 7 pm featuring Adler voice students and all your favorite holiday songs. Ornament [...]
7:00 pm Do it Yourself Messiah & Carol S... @ First United Methodist Church of Waukegan
Do it Yourself Messiah & Carol S... @ First United Methodist Church of Waukegan
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  Join the Waukegan Symphony Orchestra and the Waukegan Concert Chorus in their annual Do-it-Yourself Messiah! Raise your voice or enjoy the collaboration of others! Program: Mozart: 3 German Dances, K.605 Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on [...]
7:00 pm Holiday Movie: The Grinch @ Wauconda Park District Community Center Gym
Holiday Movie: The Grinch @ Wauconda Park District Community Center Gym
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Bring the family for a FREE viewing of “The Grinch”. The giant movie screen sets the stage for a fun time in the Community Center gym. Bring a blanket, sleeping bag, lawn chair, or have [...]
7:00 pm The Wizard of Oz @ Racine Theatre Guild
The Wizard of Oz @ Racine Theatre Guild
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dorothy Gale is tired of her unexciting life in Kansas and dreams of a world full of new adventures. When a twister sweeps her away over the rainbow to the magical land of Oz, she [...]
8:00 pm Family Neon Jump Night @ Rockin' Jump Buffalo Grove
Family Neon Jump Night @ Rockin' Jump Buffalo Grove
Dec 14 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Neon Jump Night is our “All Ages” open jump night. Come play under the Rockin’ Jump bright neon Glow Lights! Hit our Glow Station on the way in and get your glow paint on from 8 [...]
8:00 pm Rumpelstiltskin – An Original Mu... @ Jack Benny Center for the Arts
Rumpelstiltskin – An Original Mu... @ Jack Benny Center for the Arts
Dec 14 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
RUMPELSTILTSKIN is a fairytale popularly associated with Germany. The tale was one collected by the Brothers Grimm in the 1812 edition of Children’s and Household Tales. According to researchers, the story originated around 4,000 years [...]
Dec
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10:00 am Hannukah Happenings @ Hawthorn Mall
Hannukah Happenings @ Hawthorn Mall
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Please join the Northwest Suburban Jewish Connectors for this FREE Hanukkah celebration! Families will enjoy entertainment, activities, and fun! Co-sponsored by: Beth Am, Beth Judea, BJE, Camp Henry Horner, Interfaith Families, JCC, JUF Young Families, Or Shalom, Shir Hadash
10:00 am Toddler Open Gym @ Hunt Club Community Center
Toddler Open Gym @ Hunt Club Community Center
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Toddler Open Gym Day Pass: $4 residents, $5 non-residents 10 punch card pass $35 residents, $44 non residents. Fee is per child, parents are free. Toddler Open Gym is specially designed for children ages 0-5 [...]
11:00 am Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Dec 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Truncated version – Marsh tour only – BUT we will talk about Volo Bog and bogs in general. Saturday & Sunday 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.    Saturday & Sunday Our one-hour public tours of Volo Bog are “Truncated.” We’ll [...]