Friday, Dec. 7, 6 p.m., Village Hall, 2 Lagoon Drive, Hawthorn Woods
Kick off the holiday season with the Annual Hawthorn Woods Tree Lighting at Village Hall, and then come meet Santa Claus, enjoy the lighting of the village evergreen tree, juice and cookies and holiday tunes by local choirs.
Ryland Kollar Benefit
Saturday, Dec. 8, 5 p.m., The American Legion Lake Zurich Post #964, 51 Lions Dr, Lake Zurich
Fundraiser for Lake Zurich 23-year-old fighting leukemia.Minimum $10 donation, includes dinner and live music. Silent Auction, raffles, 50/50 drawing.
MainStreet Libertyville's Dickens of a Holiday
Saturday, Dec. 8, 10 a.m.,
Cook Memorial Park, 413 N Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville
Be sure to stop by Cook Park during the hours of 10 am – noon or 1-3 pm where Santa in his sleigh and Mrs. Claus will welcome all children. It is the perfect setting for a holiday photo.
Choral Christmas Cantata
Sunday, Dec. 9, 10 a.m., St. Peter United Church of Christ, 47 Church St, Lake Zurich,
The Chancel Choir of St. Peter United Church of Christ will present the Christmas Cantata "And We Beheld His Glory" by David Danner during the regular morning worship. Everyone is welcome.
New Life Lutheran Advent Festival
Sunday, Dec. 9, 5 p.m., 910 S Old Rand Rd, Lake Zurich
New Life Lutheran will host an Advent Festival.. It starts with a Potluck Dinner at 5:00pm, and is followed by Family Advent crafts and activities at 5:45pm. At 6:30 p.m. there will be a service of Nine Lessons & Carols, which will conclude at 7:30 p.m.
Holy Light: A Candlelight Service of Carols
Sunday, Dec. 9, 4-6 p.m., St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 72- Dundee Avenue, Barrington
Breakfast with Santa at Deer Park Town Center
Saturday, Dec. 8, 8 a.m., Deer Park Town Center
Biaggi’s will host a hot breakfast buffet with Santa. Donations benefit Women in Need Growing Stronger (W.I.N.G.S.). Donation is $5 for adults, $3 for children 10 and under.
Santa + Holiday Craft Activity at Brilliant Sky Toys & Books
Saturday, Dec. 8, 1 p.m. Brilliant Sky Toys & Books at Deer Park Town Center
Visit with Santa and create a holiday craft.
Suzuki Strings Holiday Concert
Sunday, Dec. 9, 3 – 5pm, Barrington High School Auditorium, 616 Main Street, Barrington
Ticket information: 847-382-9517, or Barrington High School Box Office before the concert.