Things to do this weekend December 19 – 21

Can you believe it, we are less than a week away from Christmas! A hold while the panic attack subsides. With running around and finishing up some last minute shopping, here are 5 things to do this weekend, that I will definitely be stopping at. Also, don’t forget to enter our a Holiday Contest for a chance to win an overnight stay at KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort and a shopping spree at Westfield Hawthorn Mall. If you are visiting the Vernon Hills Winter Wonderland Holiday Light Show, be sure to take pictures and submit them on Social Media using the hashtag #VHHolidaylights14 for a chance to win a $100 Maggiano’s gift card.

PM&L Theatre Presents “A Christmas Carol”
Friday & Saturday, December 19 & 20 at 7 p.m. & Sunday, December 21 at 2:30 p.m.

Don’t miss the chance to see a performance of the classic favorite “A Christmas Carol.” Based on the famous Charles Dickens’ book, this show is sure to bring holiday fun for the whole family. PM&L Theatre, 877 Main Street, Antioch

John Kirkpatrick Jr.ArtWauk in Downtown Waukegan
Saturday, December 20, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m
ArtWauk, a monthly celebration of arts in Waukegan, showcases different art and artists at the over 20 venues in downtown Waukegan. Explore the fine arts, theatres and restaurants in downtown Waukegan. Genesee Street, Waukegan

Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops, Gurnee Mills
Daily through December 24th.

Swing by Bass Pro Shops to see Santa’s exciting wonderland! Race friends on the slot cars, check out the cool remote control trucks, visit with Santa and see the new moving train. Make free crafts, Monday-Friday from 5-7pm and Saturday & Sunday Noon-5pm. Stoop by the fudge cart for free sample. Bass Pro Shops, 6112 W. Grand Ave., Gurnee

Carriage RideLong Grove’s Holiday Weekend Festivities, Historic Long Grove Village
Daily through December 24th.

Visitors will experience a variety of family fun throughout the village all weekend long. Enjoy activities such as the Humbug Scavenger Hunts for kids, cookie walks, snowman building, caroling, storytelling, kids’ Humbug coloring contests, visits with Santa, horse and carriage rides from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and more!

Vernon Hills Winter Wonderland Holiday Light ShowWinter Wonderland Holiday Light Show, Vernon Hills
Daily through January 3rd.

Grab some hot chocolate and take a ride through this Lake County holiday tradition. The family will be filled with excitement at the Northern Illinois’ largest drive-through Holiday Light Festival while viewing thousands of twinkling lights, animated displays and holiday decorations. Open 6-10pm. Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas day. The Grounds of the Cuneo Mansion, Enter off Lakeview Parkway and Rt. 60, Vernon Hills

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