Things To Do This Weekend November 9-11

In an apparent flip of a switch, winter has shown autumn who’s in charge and is back again in full force. Don’t let the weather fool you, though. There are still plenty of wonderful (and warm) things to do this weekend 9-11 in Lake County!

Sunday marks the day in which we remember all of those who have bravely worn the uniform for our country. Continue here for a complete guide to Veterans Day in Lake County 2018.

November has only just begun and have compiled a comprehensive list of the best things to do throughout the month for you. You can find that here. For all other events and activities happening in Lake County, continue here.

Throw another log on the fire and continue reading for the top things to do this weekend.


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1. “Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn” the Musical at the Marriott Theatre

Pack your bags and take a trip to Connecticut to join Jim Hardy and the crew at their admired farmhouse. The Marriott Theatre raises the curtains this weekend to the festive favorite, “Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn.” The love of performing causes a former couple once in show-business to convert their recently purchased farm into an inn – open during holidays from Turkey Day to Independence Day. Attendees of the Lincolnshire musical will be delighted to hear classic holiday tunes like “White Christmas,” “Blue Skies” “Steppin’ Out with My Baby,” “Holiday Inn / Happy Holiday” and more throughout the classic production. The musical is based off the highly-decorated 1942 film donning the same title and starring Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire and Virginia Dale. “Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn” runs through January 6, 2019.

Friday-Sunday, November 9-11; Fri.: 8 p.m., Sat.: 3 and 8 p.m. Sun.: 1 and 5 p.m. Admission: $47-$57. Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Dr., Lincolnshire.



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2. Bicentennial Bash at the National Museum of the American Sailor

The United States’ only remaining naval boot camp is located here in Lake County and to celebrate Veterans Day and the Bicentennial of Illinois, the National Museum of the American Sailor is throwing a party. The Great Lakes museum will host ABC7 Chicago Weekend News anchor, Mark Rivera’s live broadcasted show. The segment will focus on the Land of Lincoln sailors, the rich history behind Waukegan, North Chicago and Naval Station Great Lakes and the roles they have played for the United States Navy and other fascinating Illinois historical nuggets.

Friday, November 9; 5 a.m. Free admission. National Museum of the American Sailor, 2531 Sheridan Rd., Great Lakes.


3. WGN Radio’s Dean Richards at Treetime Christmas Creations

Emmy Award-winning host, reporter and critic Dean Richards will remote broadcast his WGN Radio-720 AM Sunday Morning show from Treetime Christmas Creations. Kick of the holiday season at the Lake Barrington “Winter Wonderland” showroom and browse through a plethora of yule tide decorations, Christmas trees, garlands, lights, wreaths, unique gifts and more while the longtime radio host show will have plenty of surprises up his sleeve. The event is also highlighted by Marriott Theatre Lincolnshire cast members from “Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn,” singing holiday tunes, opportunities to win giveaways, a visit from Santa Claus and delicious eats from Pepper Park Coffee and Lou Malnati’s Pizza.

Sunday, November 11; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free admission. Treetime Christmas Creations, 22102 N. Pepper Rd., Lake Barrington.


4. Santa’s Arrival and Fireworks Extravaganza

Jolly Old Saint Nicolas will make his first stop of the year at the Deer Park Town Center for Santa’s Arrival and Fireworks Extravaganza. Bring the family to see Kris Kringle flip the magic switch to the holiday lights at the open-air shopping center. The event features Kringle photo op and meet and greet, a spectacular pyrotechnic display with a finale saluting veterans, a remote live broadcast by WSHE 100.3FM’s Lisa Krosty and team providing on-site giveaways and a must-see live performance by life-sized puppets Those Funny Little People.

Friday, November 9; 6 p.m. Free admission. Deer Park Town Center, 20530 N. Rand Rd., Deer Park



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5. “Urinetown” at Antioch’s PM&L Theatre

The protagonists in Antioch’s PM&L Theatre’s newest play are stuck in a ‘stinky’ situation. Tony Award- winning “Urinetown,” depicts a municipality during a 20-year drought and a horrific water shortage. Due to this state of emergency, citizens are forced to pay for restroom use or face expulsion into the dreaded and mysterious Urinetown. Private facilities have been banned to conserve water and the underhanded and exploitative company, Urine Good Company, owns all public lavatories. View the Antioch musical farce as the populace stage a revolt against the monopoly for the freedom to relieve oneself wherever and whenever they like. Urinetown the Musical runs on weekends through November 25.

Friday-Sunday, November 9-11; Fri. and Sat.: 8 p.m. Sun.: 2:30 p.m. Admission: $10-$18. PM&L Theatre, 877 N. Main St., Antioch.



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6. Six Flags Great America’s Last Call Fall Festival Presented by Sprint

The air is crisp, the brews are cold and the coasters are as thrilling as ever. Six Flags Great America’s Last Call Fall Festival presented by Sprint serves up delectable cuisine and adult beverages available for purchase and more at the all-ages event. Lake County Libation Trail makers Buffalo Creek and Tighthead breweries will be in attendance supplying A handful of craft brews. Wander to the Yukon and Southwest Territories of the park to sample new culinary options such as fried mac and cheese, Korean barbecue meatballs, currywurst and dozens more. Standard park admission is required for the event, while Last Call Fall Festival tickets require an additional fee.

The Gurnee theme park is also hosting the South Asian Festival, celebrating Diwali. Listen to live music, witness spectacular dance performances, taste a variety of Indian food and be awestruck from thousands of lights.

Saturday-Sunday, November 10-11; Noon-8 p.m. Various admissions. Six Flags Great America, 1 Great America Pkwy., Gurnee.

For all other things to do this weekend November 9-11, continue here.

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