Still in the holiday spirit? There is still time to enjoy the festive lights and activities with the family. Here are some 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. If you are visiting the Vernon Hills Winter Wonderland Holiday Light Show, be sure to take pictures and submit them on Social Media using the hashtag #VHHolidaylights14 for a chance to win a $100 Maggiano’s gift card.
1.) Antioch’s Dickens Holiday Village, Downtown Antioch
Daily through January 2
Today is the last day to experience Olde England public art exhibit in Historic Downtown Antioch. Stroll among the streets of the many boutiques, gift shops and eateries viewing the lifelike figures representing scenes from the Dickens Era. Downtown Antioch
2.) Winter Wonderland Holiday Light Show, Vernon Hills
Daily through January 3rd
Grab some hot chocolate and take a ride through this Lake County holiday tradition. The family will be filled with excitement at the Northern Illinois’ largest drive-through Holiday Light Festival while viewing thousands of twinkling lights, animated displays and holiday decorations. Open 6-10pm. Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas day. The Grounds of the Cuneo Mansion, Enter off Lakeview Parkway and Rt. 60, Vernon Hills
3.) Wonderland Express at the Chicago Botanic Garden
Daily through January 4
Take a magical trip to a winter wonderland of twinkling lights and holiday beauty at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Outside, 750,000 lights sparkle in the Garden’s wonderland. Inside the Regenstein Center, a 10,000-square-foot exhibition of miniature trains winds over bridges, under trestles, past waterfalls, and through more than 80 mini-replicas of Chicago’s favorite landmarks. Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe
4.) Lake County Largest Premier Bridal Expo
Sunday, January 4, 12 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Brides to be don’t miss this all-in-one-place show for all your bridal needs. Visit with over 60 of Lake County’s premiere wedding and event vendors offering everything needed to make your wedding day special. Midlane Country Club, 4555 W Yorkhouse Road, Wadsworth
5.) Camping World RV Show & Super Sale at the Lake County Fairgrounds
Grayslake, Friday – Saturday, January 2 & 3 from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. & Sunday – Monday, January 4 & 5 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
America’s largest RV dealership will be displaying a variety of new and used RVs, travel trailers, motorhomes and 5th wheels for campers of all ages to see, compare and buy. Come out and see what is new for the traveling season. 1060 E. Peterson Rd., Grayslake