Things to do this weekend December 12 – 14

We are only 2 weekends away from Christmas! Yes, I said it and you read that correctly. Don’t freak out about that Christmas shopping, instead r-e-l-a-x with these 5 family fun things to do this weekend. Also, don’t forget to enter our a Holiday Contest for a chance to win an overnight stay at KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort and a shopping spree at Westfield Hawthorn Mall.

Decorate a Nautical Ornament at the Great Lakes Naval Museum
Saturday, December 13, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Visit the Great Lakes Naval Museum and have the kids create a nautical-themed holiday ornament. All craft supplies will be provided. This event is free and open to the public. Great Lakes Naval Museum, Building 42, 610 Farragut Avenue, Great Lakes

Dickens of a Holiday in Libertyville
Saturday, December 13, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Bring the children out for a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus in picturesque Cook Park. Then the children can shop at the Children’s Holiday Shop (located in Petranek’s Pharmacy). Elves assist them in picking out gifts, priced from $1-$5, for everyone on their lists. The gifts are then wrapped and ready to be put under the tree. Downtown Libertyville.

Dancenter North's The Magic of the NutcrackerDancenter North’s The Magic of the Nutcracker at the Genesee Theatre
Saturday, December 13, 1 p.m. & 5 p.m.

The Magic of the Nutcracker is the largest and most lavish version of the holiday ballet in Lake County! Clara’a dream has been brought to life in this beautiful production that features over 100 performers, including internationally renowned guest artists. For over 20 years this has been Lake County’s favorite version of the classic holiday ballet. Genesee Theatre, 203 Genesee St., Waukegan

Antioch's Dickens Holiday VillageAntioch’s Dickens Holiday Village Events
Saturday, December 13, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Take a stroll around Downtown Antioch with the family and friends for some Dickens fun this Saturday. Stop at the 14 outdoor displays with life size figures depicting scenes from the Dickens’ Era. Meet Antioch’s Real Canine Oliver and enjoy the Dickens Dog Costume Contest, social and parade. Downtown Antioch

Grayslake Historical Society Hosts Holiday Open House
Sunday, December 14, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

The Grayslake Heritage Center will be open for an afternoon of fun family activities including, visits with Jolly Old Saint Nick and the Mrs., music of the season, holiday treats and a children’s craft activity. Also enjoy the display of the Grayslake Giving Trees. Grayslake Heritage Center and Museum, 164 Hawley Street, Grayslake

Also, don’t forget about the Vernon Hills Winter Wonderland Holiday Light Show. If you go, be sure to share your pictures with us at #VHHolidaylights14 for a change to win a $100 Maggiano’s Gift Card. Check out our visit to this year’s show by viewing this video:

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