Christmas Tree Lightings in Lake County 2019

“How could you have Christmas without a Christmas tree?” said Kevin McCallister in the film “Home Alone.”

The holiday season has officially arrived. You know that hectic time of shopping, baking and hosting your friends and family? Take a break from the crazy by bringing the family out to see all of the trees and holiday light displays.

Thankfully, Lake County has plenty of trees ready to shine bright for the holidays this year. So, load up that four-wheeled sleigh you call a car and enjoy the most wonderful time of the year.

Here is your Christmas tree lightings guide for Lake County.

Santa’s Arrival and Fireworks Extravaganza in Deer Park Town Center
Friday, November 15; 6 p.m.
Deer Park Town Center, 20530 N. Rand Rd., Deer Park
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HP150 Light up the Night in Highland Park
Saturday, November 16; 1-5 p.m.
Port Clinton Square, 600 Central Ave., Highland Park
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Jelly Belly’s Tree Lighting and Celebration
Saturday, November 16; 5:30-8 p.m.
10100 Jelly Belly Ln., Pleasant Prairie, WI
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Lightscape at Chicago Botanic Garden
November 22-January 5
1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe
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Santa’s Rock ‘N’ Lights at the Lake County Fairgrounds
November 22-December 31
1060 E. Peterson Rd., Grayslake
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Festival of Trees at Cuneo Mansion
Saturday, November 23; 10 a.m.-noon, noon-2 p.m. 7-10 p.m.
1350 Milwaukee Ave.
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Holiday in the Park Tree Lightings and Santa Visits at Six Flags Great America
Select days from November 23-December 31; 2 p.m.
Six Flags Great America, 1 Great America Pkwy., Gurnee
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Deerfield Lighting Ceremony
Wednesday, November 27; 4-5 p.m.
625 Deerfield Rd., Deerfield
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Libertyville Tree Lighting and Downtown Holiday Walk
Friday, November 29; 6:30 p.m.
Cook Park, 413 N Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville
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Grayslake Giving Trees at the Heritage Center & Museum
Friday, November 29; 4-8 p.m.
Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum, 164 Hawley St., Grayslake
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Antioch Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting
Friday, November 29; 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Downtown Antioch
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Grayslake Tree Lighting Festival & Holiday Market
Friday, November 29; 3-8 p.m.
Downtown Grayslake between Center and Whitney Streets
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Vernon Hills Holiday Tree & Menorah Lighting Ceremony
Saturday, November 30; 4:30 p.m.
Vernon Hills Golf Course, 291 Evergreen Dr., Vernon Hills
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Fox Lake Festival of Lights
Saturday, November 30; 2-7 p.m.
Millennium Park, Grand Avenue & IL Route 59, Fox Lake
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Shiloh House Christmas
December 1-30
Shiloh House, 1300 Shiloh Blvd., Zion
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Holiday Train in Viking Park
Monday, December 2; 4-7 p.m. (Train is scheduled to arrive at 5:10 p.m., but there is limited parking)
Viking Park, 4374 Old Grand Ave., Gurnee
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Mundelein Holiday Tree Lighting
Friday, December 6; 5 p.m.
Village Plaza, 300 Plaza Circle, Mundelein
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Lincolnshire Tree Lighting
Friday, December 6; 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Village Green Center, Milwaukee Ave. & Olde Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire
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Miracle on Main Street in Lake Zurich
Saturday, December 7; 3-7 p.m.
7 E. Main St., Lake Zurich
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Tree Lighting at Jack Benny Plaza
Saturday, December 7; 7-8 p.m.
Jack Benny Plaza, Clayton and Genesee Streets, Waukegan
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Other Area Tree Lightings

Round Lake Beach Tree Lighting
Friday, November 29; 6-8:30 p.m.
1937 N. Municipal Way, Round Lake Beach
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Lake Forest Tree Lighting
Friday, November 29; 1-7 p.m.
Market Square, Lake Forest
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Highwood Holiday Fest
Saturday, November 30; 2-6 p.m.
City Hall Park, 17 Highwood Ave., Highwood
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Tree Lighting at Mellody Farm
Sunday, December 1; 6-8 p.m.
Mellody Farm, Vernon Hills
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