Things To Do This Weekend November 20-22, 2020

In this edition of things to do this weekend November 20-22, we count down the day where we all become stuffed jive turkeys.

This weekend, we invite you to the land of lakes to sip ales, drive through a lit wonderland, chat with Bob Cratchit, wauk with an art swag and reach for the stars.

Here are your top things to do this weekend November 20-22.

1. Lake County Libation Trail Month/Check-in Challenge


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Let’s toast to the Lake County Libation Trail! “It’s five o’clock somewhere,” as suds aficionados, vino connoisseurs and spirit enthusiasts will be elated with these glasses of “liquid courage.” The Lake County Libation Trail is highlighted by 23 of the most delectable flavors from locally-sourced ingredients. Whether your adult beverage is an ice-cold frothy lager, a dry red merlot or an old-fashioned on the rocks, Lake County has precisely what you need to make your taste buds dance. The November Check-in Challenge runs throughout the month. When craft drinkers arrive at a participating location, they check in using their mobile pass to show they are in attendance. If libation-ers check into three or more participants of the Lake County Libation Trail by November 30 via outdoor sipping, curbside pickup or carryout. Individuals are entered into a sweepstakes to win prizes (this includes during curbside pickup and carryout). The grand prize is the “Libation Package” which includes an overnight stay for two with late checkout at the Lincolnshire Marriott Resort, a $50 food and beverage credit at Wright’s Brew & Bistro and a sample pack of Five Eyes Honey Ale, made with honey produced at the Lincolnshire resort and brewed by Tighthead Brewing Co. in Mundelein. Text “CHEERS” to 224-706-1133 to start. For more information, head to

Friday-Sunday, November 20-22; Various Lake County breweries, distilleries and wineries.

2. Santa’s Rock N Lights at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Grayslake

Get a glimpse of Santa’s Rock N Lights at the Lake County Fairgrounds and Event Center for their opening weekend. The Grayslake grounds showcase a superbly illuminated show in a drive-thru format. The lights have doubled since 2019. The route is nearly a mile of 1,000 programmable and over 100,000 animated lights synced to holiday music. There are over 700 feet of tunnels and a reimagined layout with themed worlds of lights, including the dinosaur world. The “lit” experience is socially distanced and touch-free. Santa’s Rock N Lights runs through January 3.

Friday-Sunday, November 20-22; 5-9 p.m. Tickets per car: $24.99, $5 per additional passenger in vehicles over six individuals. Lake County Fairgrounds and Event Center, 1060 E. Peterson Rd., Grayslake.

3. Dickens Holiday Village in Antioch

“Old Marley was as dead as a doornail.” Jacob Marley and a cast of other memorable Charles Dickens characters are lined along Antioch’s Main and Lake Streets as well as indoors at the Dickens Welcome Center at Hannah’s on Lake offer visitors a cheerio to the holiday. This Olde English public art exhibit comes to life with Dickens Holiday Village, over 40 lifelike mannequins spread along the streets, displaying over 25 different storylines and acting out different Dickens’ scenes. Find a free walking tour brochure at the Antioch Chamber of Commerce to learn more while viewing these works of art. The British-themed public art display runs through New Year’s Day.

Friday-Sunday, November 20-January 1. Outdoor locations: Main and Lake Streets, Antioch. Indoor locations: Hannah’s, 414 Lake St., Antioch.

4. DIY ArtWauk in Waukegan


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Fill your artistic void with the ever-extravagant monthly ArtWauk in Downtown Waukegan. Experience a plethora of talented individuals showcasing their work in many different art mediums. In addition to the portraits, sculptures, live jazz music and other artistic vibes, munch on some delicious dining options at various downtown Waukegan locations like La Casa de Samuel, Green Town Tavern, Win Win Restaurant, Nightshade and Dark’s Pandemonium Brewing Co., Oppidan Spirits. Jerk N’ More and others via carryout or curbside pickup. Saturday makes for a great pizza and beer night as Zümbier and Quonset Pizza are providing the edibles and drinkables outside of the downtown area. This DIY version of ArtWauk is running in support of local artists, restaurants and shops. Visitors must wear masks and practice social distancing when entering art spaces, shops and restaurants.

Saturday, November 21; 5-10 p.m. Genesee Street, Downtown Waukegan.

5. Stars on Parade in Mundelein 

“Everybody is a star. Who would rain and chase the dust away? Everybody wants to shine. Who’ll come out on a cloudy day” – Sly and the Family Stone.  A series of installments have been placed around the Village of Mundelein, donning the town’s star logo. “The Stars on Parade” display showcases fiberglass star sculptures which have each been transformed by different local artists in varying themes such as “Alice in Wonderland,” “Starry Night,” “Birds of Lake County” and many more. The unique art campaign launched Mundelein Arts Commission is the perfect outdoor activity during the public health crisis and site to see in general. The stars will remain around Mundelein for three-to-five years.

Friday-Sunday, November 20-22. Various locations in downtown Mundelein.

For more information about the top things to do this weekend November 20-22, continue here. To see all you need to see about Lake County Libation Trail Month, click here. 


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