Santa Houses Around Lake County

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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, which makes it a truly personal experience.

santa houses in lake county

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 on the day of before heading out. Santa needs breaks just like everyone else.

Santa’s Christmas Cottage in Fox Lake
25 November – 23 December
Millennium Park, 6 Rollins Rd., Fox Lake
FREE{Fox Lake} November 25 – December 23, hours vary, see link for days and times. 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

Santa’s Cottage 
30 November; 6:00 p.m. & 1,8, & 15 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 awhile outside; sometimes this line can get VERY long, especially after the tree lighting ceremony.


Santa Houses that are Worth the Trip:

Santa House Presented by Woody Buick GMC
Open daily November 20 – December 23, see website for hours as every day has different times.
Located on the Naperville Riverwalk at Jackson Avenue and Webster Street, Naperville
Admission is FREE, but photos can be purchased.
What is unique about this Santa House is they have special hours and days for special needs children, children of first responders, and pets. Reservations are required for those nights, and they fill up fast, so register early. Photos can be purchased for $8 each or two for $15. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to visit Santa this year! While waiting in line, you hand the elves your list and then when you get inside the Santa house, he will try to guess what your child wants for Christmas.

Find a Santa House Near You:


Santa Houses Near Me
Which house will you be seeing St. Nick at this year?

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