There are few times of the year that conjure up more sweet memories and nostalgia for days past than the winter holidays. The Village of Long Grove is more than just a town it is a closely-knit community. Whether you’re from the area or from across the globe, Long Grove is a great place to call home this holiday season. Its vintage, rustic atmosphere provides a welcome alternative from the busy commercial hustle and bustle of the holiday season.
The holiday season gets started in grand fashion in Long Grove with the ceremonial tree lighting on November 10th, at 4 p.m. in the Village’s Town Square.
Additional weekend activities include:
-Gift Wrapping Seminar. Mangels Gifts and BBB Gift Wrap team up to help guests add elegance to their holiday gift wrapping. The class will be held November 10 from 9 a.m. -10:30 a.m. with a $10 admission fee that includes a box that students will take home beautifully wrapped. Call 847-634-3731 to RSVP.
-The Pear Tree Shoppe at 210 Robert Parker Coffin Road host a special visit from Santa Claus on November 10 and 11 at 2:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. Personalized ornaments will be available for sale to commemorate your child's visit with Santa. Don’t forget the camera! The Pear Tree Shoppe will also be displaying their gingerbread cottage and chalets that can be personalized with gingerbread family members including dogs and cats!
-After holiday shopping, join the The Village Tavern as they welcome Roger Pauly on November 10 from 6:30 p.m.- 10:30 p.m. Roger Pauly makes a night of fun at The Village Tavern an easy thing to accomplish. He’ll be playing with special guest Steve Joyce, formerly of Dave Major & The Minors. The Village Tavern is located at 135 Old McHenry Road.
-The Irish Boutique presents Belleek potteryartist Joanna Gregg on November 11 from noon - 4 p.m. for a special signing event. Joanna works and lives in Belleek, County Fermanagh, Ireland and has been working with the Belleek Pottery for nine years as basket maker, flowermaker and featured painter. Joanna make a special appearance in Long Grove to introduce the Belleek Limited Edition 2013 Annual Celtic Lace Mug and the Belleek Shamrock Wall piece. These two new pieces are available to be personalized and signed by Joanna on the date of the event. The Belleek Celtic Lace Mug and Wall Shamrock are available for $30 a piece. Preorders are now being accepted. The Irish Boutique is located at 434 Robert Parker Coffin Road.
For additional information, please contact the Long Grove Visitor’s Information Center at 847-634-0888 or visit www.visitlonggrove.com.
About The Village of Long Grove
Originally settled as a German farming community, the Village of Long Grove’s rich historical background gave way to a multitude of additional cultures such as French, Polish, Greek, Irish, Canadian, Scottish, British, Scandinavian, Italian, Native American and many more. Notoriously known as a ‘must-see’ destination in Lake County, the Village gives visitors a very unique feel unlike any other place. It is almost as if they are nestled in a hidden town in Europe.
Recognized as one of the nation’s genuine historic villages, and famous for their annual festivals, the Village of Long Grove also serves as a Midwest destination, known for its one-of-a-kind, unique shopping experience that cannot be duplicated. Only in Long Grove can one experience a charming, historic village abundant with unspoiled natural beauty, and a diverse collection of shops, restaurants and events, all supported by a genuine hospitality rarely found in urban environments. A 35-mile jaunt from Chicago, the Village of Long Grove is an experience not to be missed.
Come visit, shop and dine in Long Grove… You’ll love it. For more information about the Village of Long Grove please visit www.visitlonggrove.com or call 847-634-3114.