Halloween is officially over which means that it’s time to start making plans with family, finding and creating your favorite recipes to finally impress your in-laws, and of course, finding gifts for the pickiest of friends and family.
This weekend, Lake County offers plenty of ways to begin (or delay) the inevitable holiday season. For a full list of happenings this weekend, please click here.
Well what are we waiting for? Here are the top things to do this weekend November 3-5.
The popular Disney musical, “Newsies” takes over the Marriott Theatre’s stage this weekend. This Lincolnshire presentation is inspired by the real-life New York City Newsboy Strike of 1899, a charismatic newsboy dreams of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. This Broadway smash-hit is a high-energy musical thrill for the whole family! “Newsies” runs through December 31. A heart-warming story great for the whole family.
Friday-Sunday, November 3-5; Various times. Admission $55-$60. Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Dr., Lincolnshire.
2. Dickens Holiday Village/Kringle’s Christmas Village in Downtown Antioch
If you’ve always had dreams of walking in a Winter Wonderland, then look no further. Olde England comes alive in Historic Downtown Antioch with lifelike figures representing scenes from the Dickens Era. Experience this public art exhibit while strolling among the delightful streets of historic downtown Antioch. Enjoy the many boutiques, gift shops and eateries. Special Dickens activities occur each Saturday. Kringle’s Christmas Village Tour is a new Antioch feature this year, where attendees will browse dozens of shadowboxes filled with quaint holiday scenes.
Friday-Sunday, November 3-5; Various times. Various locations in downtown Antioch.
3. Realm of Terror Horror Experience /Dungeon of Doom Final Weekend
The thrill hasn’t ended yet; The Realm of Terror Horror Experience and Dungeon of Doom are open one more weekend to get your fright fix. A special Saturday night event at Realm of Terror douses attendees in blood. Those that wear all white garb will receive $10 off this horrifying event at Realm of Terror. Dungeon of Doom offers specials on their blackout event and deals for a full hour in the house.
Friday-Saturday, November 3-4; Various Times. Admission $20-$50. Realm of Terror, 421 W. Rollins Rd., Round Lake Beach. Dungeon of Doom, 600 29th St., Zion.
The Gold Pyramid house was built in 1977 by Jim and Linda Onan as a private residence for his family in Wadsworth, Illinois. An enormous statue of Ramses II guards and featuring a three pyramid garage, this 17,000 square foot 6 story structure that is surrounded by a moat. A few words say it all: Power, Gold and Mystery. When all those words were put together by Jim & Linda Onan, they ended up creating one of the most amazing works of art ever seen. Why? It all started when American Universities claimed that there were mysterious, supernatural and magical powers that were related to the pyramids. Intrigued by the mystery, the Onan’s built their home to channel the magical energy. Source: goldpyramid.com #goldpyramid #pyramid #egypt #gold #oro #goldleaf #hieroglyphs #mystical #mystery #power #supernatural #sphinx #island #illinois #travel #sacred #searchforthesacred #lauriebuman
After the recent discovery in the Great Pyramid of Giza, it seems like the most appropriate time to check out this famous Lake County landmark. The famous Gold Pyramid House hosts its final weekend of tours for the year. Attendees will visit King Tut’s tomb, tour the inside of the pyramid and discover exciting artifacts in the gift shop. Tours typically run one to two hours long and are packed full of mystery. Attendees will have quite the ‘historical’ time.
Sunday, November 5; 2 p.m. Admission: $10-$18. The Gold Pyramid House, 37921 N. Dilleys Rd., Wadsworth.
Fright Fest has ended, but Six Flags Great America is still open for business! This time, with something brand new and really fun. They host their first ever Last Call Festival presented by Sprint. Attendees will enjoy dozens of craft beer options, delicious new culinary options from local vendors, live music, delightful entertainment and all of the thrill rides that Six Flags has to offer. Admission to the Gurnee amusement park is like any other day through season pass, membership or single day ticket. The fest runs on weekends till November 19. Food, beer, and coasters, what’s there not to love?
Saturday-Sunday, November 4-5; 12-8 p.m. Admission varies. Six Flags Great America, 1 Great America Pkwy., Gurnee.
For more things to do this weekend November 3-5 in Lake County, click here.