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The 12 Things at Christmas Lake County Gave to me 2021…

Let’s be honest people, a collection of drummers drumming, pipers piping, lords leaping, ladies dancing, maids milking, swans swimming, geese laying, golden rings, calling birds, french hens, turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree seem a little excessive.

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I mean, just think of the mess and racket those persons, places and things would make. It is doubtful however that people would turn down five golden rings – sounds like you just made bank.

However, for the purpose of the holiday season, the banger and just good ole fashioned fun, let’s see what we can get on the 12 days of Christmas in the land of lakes. Holiday your way in the marquee season’s greetings land.

The first thing At Christmas Lake County Gave To Me; The largest water the land.

  • In 2021, Tsunami Surge, a water coaster at Six Flag’s Hurricane Harbor Chicago was opened and was dubbed the tallest water coaster in the world. This attraction will be the tallest water coaster in the world, Standing 86 feet at its peak. This ride will utilize a water-launching technology to send its riders through 950 feet of slides.

On the second day of Christmas Lake County gave to me; Two resorts for relaxing…

On the third day of Christmas, Lake County gave to me; three state park areas…

On the fourth day of Christmas, Lake County gave to me; four malls for shopping…

 

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On the fifth day of Christmas, Lake County gave to me; five wineries…

On the sixth day of Christmas, Lake County gave to me; Six Flags a waiving…

  • Fun Lake County trivia: The flags at Great America reflect the six flags that flew over Texas, the state where the amusement park company originated. The six flags that flew over Texas include the United States of America, Mexico, France, Spain, the U.S. Confederacy and the Texas flag. Currently, in all Six Flags parks, the tapestry flying is a double trio of American flags. Continue here to learn about Holiday in the Park Lights and Holiday in the Park Drive-Thru Experience.

On the seventh of Christmas, Lake County gave to me; seven Lake County cities…


In Lake County, there are 48 villages, 23 unincorporated communities, 18 townships, nine census-designated places and seven land of lakes cities.

On the eighth day of Christmas, Lake County gave to me; eight stages for show tunes…

On the ninth day of Christmas, Lake County gave to me; nine historic houses…

On the 10th day of Christmas, Lake County gave to me; 10 hills for tubing…

On the 11th day of Christmas, Lake County gave to me; 11 Lake County Olympians

 

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The Olympic games are packed with Prairie State dwellers. According to the Chicago Tribune, since 1896, Illinois residents have taken home nearly 240 Olympic gold, silver or bronze medals. The City of Lake Forest leads the pack for our fair county with 18 medal recipients historically. There are 11 past and present land of lakes representatives

  • Laura Zeng of Libertyville: Rhythmic Gymnastics (competed in Tokyo this summer)
  • Nefeli Papadakis of Gurnee: Judo (competed in Tokyo this summer)
  • Felicia Stancil of Lake Villa: BMX (competed in Tokyo this summer)
  • Tamika Catchings of Lincolnshire: Basketball (Four-time Gold Medalist 2004-16)
  • Matt Grevers of Lake Forest: Swimming (Four-time gold medalist; two-time silver medalist 2008-12)
  • Chris Thorpe of Waukegan: Luge (silver and bronze medalist 1998-2002)
  • Shawn Marion of Waukegan: Basketball (bronze medalist 2004)
  • Charlie Houchin of Lake Forest: Swimming (gold medalist 2012)
  • Conor Dwyer of Lake Forest: Swimming (two-time gold medalist and bronze medalist 2012-16)
  • Mason Phelps of Lake Forest: Golf (gold medalist 1904)
  • Daniel Dennis of Fox Lake (competed in 2016)

On the 12th Day of Christmas, Lake County gave to me; over 12 lakes to play in…

 

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Continue here to find out what’s going on this holiday season. Click here to view everything else going on in the land of lakes.

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