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North Shore Chicago Holiday Festivities – 2012

The holidays seem to be coming earlier this year. Thanksgiving is a full week earlier than usual so everyone is already getting geared up for the fun. Here’s your guide to celebrations and festivities around the North Shore:

Evanston Holiday Open House and Tree-lighting Ceremony

Friday, November 16
4:00 – 9:00 pm
Fountain Square (interesection of Sherman Ave., David St. and Orrington Ave.)

Wilmette Holiday Parade and Festivities

Saturday, November 17 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Parade starts at 4th and Linden and travels to Village Center

Highland Park Tree-Lighting

Saturday, November 17 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Port Clinton Square (Central Ave. between 1st and 2nd St.)
Featuring music from the Highland Park HS marching band.

Lake Forest Tree-Lighting

Friday, November 23 at 4:30 pm
Market Square
Carols, hot cocoa and Santa.

Glencoe Light the Lights

Friday, November 23 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm
675 Village Court (NW corner of Park and Vernon)
Featuring music by North Shore Harmonizers, hot cocoa and a visit from Santa

Glenview Holiday in the Park & Parade

Saturday, November 24 from
12:00-3:00 pm
Parade goes west on Glenview Ave. from Our Lady of Perpetual Help to Jackman Park.

Chalet Family Holiday Celebration

Saturday and Sunday, November 24-25
11:00am -3:00 pm
3132 Lake Ave., Wilmette
Entertainment by Smarty Pants and Miss Dena; face-painting, balloon twisting, ornament making, s’mores, hot chocolate and hot cider. (847) 256-0561

Winnetka Tree-Lighting

Friday, November 30 at 6:00 pm
Metra Park (754 Elm)
Carolers dressed in Victorian attire and a visit from Mrs. Claus.
Santa will be at the Hubbard Woods Gazebo for pictures with the kids.

Coldwell Banker Holiday Celebration

Saturday, December 1 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
568 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka
Horse drawn wagon rides,  photos with Santa, crafts, cider and hot chocolate

Lake Bluff Tree-Lighting

Saturday, December 1frmo 10:00 to 5:00 pm
Village Green
Listen to carolers and see Santa and his reindeer.

Northfield  Holiday Winterfest

Saturday, December 8 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Community Center, 401 Wagner Rd.

Glen Town Center Holiday Merriment Celebration

Saturday, December 15 from 5:00 to 9:00 pm
Glen Town Cente
Horse-drawn sleigh rides, live reindeer petting zoo, strolling carolers and more.

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