Skip the mall Santa and have a magical visit at a Santa House. Basically, a Santa House is a small heated building that you can enter and see Santa in a cozy setting. It feels almost like you are sitting in a living room with Santa himself. In some Santa Houses, your family (and maybe one of Santa’s helpers) is the only family in the room with the jolly old man, making it a truly personal experience.
Santa Houses in Lake County
Most of the time, Santa Houses are free; however, there usually is no photographer so you need to take your own pictures. Make sure you bundle up and bring some hot chocolate to these locations, as you may need to wait outside in the cold before you get your turn in the house.
As with everything, be sure to check all listings before heading out. Santa needs breaks just like everyone else.
Santa’s Christmas Cottage in Fox Lake
30 November – 22 December, hours vary
Millennium Park, 6 Rollins Rd., Fox Lake
FREE Visit with Santa during the Christmas season and have children’s pictures taken at Santa’s Christmas Cottage in Fox Lake. For Questions- please call (224) 225-1404
6 December 6:00 p.m. & 7, 14, and 21 December 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Mundelein Village Hall, 300 Plaza Circle, Mundelein
FREE Santa’s Cottage is one of Mundelein’s most cherished events in the eyes of children and their parents. Hosted by the Mundelein Community Connection, a visit to Santa’s Cottage is a memorable experience year in and year out. Bring your camera as no photographer is on-site. Also, be prepared to wait in line for a while outside; sometimes this line can get VERY long, especially after the tree lighting ceremony.
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