Christmas Tree Lightings in Lake County 2018

“Rockin’ around the Christmas tree have a Happy Holiday” in Lake County.

The holiday season is among us and it’s that time of year where we take the family out to see the bright lights, Santa Claus and those lovely branches.

“The Christmas tree is a symbol of love, not money. There’s a kind of glory to them when they’re all lit up that exceeds anything all the money in the world could buy,” said the late CBS News “60 Minutes” host Andy Rooney.

Lucky for all of us in Lake County, there are plenty of holiday trees that are erected around the area decked in festive illumination.

Here is your guide to Christmas Tree Lightings in Lake County.

Santa’s Arrival and Fireworks Extravaganza in Deer Park Town Center
Friday, November 9; 6 p.m.
20530 N. Rand Rd., Deer Park
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Jelly Belly’s Tree Lighting and Celebration
Saturday, November 17; 5:30-8:30 p.m.
10100 Jelly Belly Ln., Pleasant Prairie, WI
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Deerfield’s Tree Lighting
Wednesday, November 21; 4-5 p.m.
Deerfield Village Center, 625 Deerfield Rd., Deerfield.
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Grayslake Giving Trees at the Heritage Center & Museum
Friday, November 23; Noon-7 p.m.
Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum, 164 Hawley St., Grayslake
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Holiday in the Park Tree Lightings and Santa Visits
Select days from November 23-December 31; 5 p.m.
Six Flags Great America, 1 Great America Pkwy., Gurnee
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Grayslake Tree Lighting Festival & Holiday Market
Friday, November 23; 5:30-8 p.m.
Downtown Grayslake between Center and Whitney Streets
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Antioch’s Annual Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting
Friday, November 23; 6:30 p.m.
Downtown Antioch
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Libertyville’s Tree Lighting and Downtown Holiday Walk
Friday, November 23; 6:30 p.m.
Cook Memorial Park, 413 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville
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Vernon Hills Holiday Tree & Menorah Lighting Ceremony
Saturday, November 24; 4:30 p.m.
Vernon Hills Golf Course, 291 Evergreen Dr., Vernon Hills
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Mundelein’s Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
Friday, November 30; 5-7 p.m.
Village Plaza, 300 Plaza Cir., Mundelein
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Miracle on Main Street in Lake Zurich
Saturday, December 1; 3-7 p.m.
Downtown Lake Zurich on East Main Street
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Lincolnshire’s Tree Lighting Ceremony
Saturday, December 1; 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Village Green Center, 100 Village Green Center, Lincolnshire
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Tree Lighting at Jack Benny Plaza
Saturday, December 1; 4-6 p.m.
Jack Benny Plaza, Clayton and Genesee Streets, Waukegan
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Holiday Train in Viking Park
Thursday, December 6; 3:30-6 p.m. (Train arrives at 5:50 p.m., but there is limited parking)
Viking Park, 4374 Old Grand Ave., Gurnee
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Other Area Christmas Tree Lightings



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Round Lake Beach Tree Lighting
Friday, November 23; 6 p.m.

Round Lake Tree Lighting
Friday, November 30; 5 p.m.

Wauconda’s Holiday Walk & Tree Lighting Ceremony
Saturday, December 1; 2-8 p.m.

Round Lake Park Tree lighting
Saturday, December 1; 3:30-6 p.m.

Round Lake Heights Tree Lighting
Saturday, December 1; 7 p.m.

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