Life in a Wigwam

Glacial Park Conservation Area | Ringwood, Ill.

Learn more about the Metis people of the 18th century at this fun-filled active program. Perform role-playing games, activities, and crafts to learn more about the lives of this fascinating Native American and fur trader mixed culture.

When: 7-8:30 p.m.
Cost: $5, free resident

Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra's Holiday Pops Concert

Raue Center for the Arts | Crystal Lake, Ill.

A Raue Center holiday tradition, Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra returns once again with their holiday concer.!

When: 8 p.m.
Cost: $43-$49

Shhhhhh...opping Highland Park

Downtown Highland Park | Highland Park, Ill.

FREE  

Kick-off the holiday shopping season and shop local. The streets of Downtown Highland Park are transformed into a winter wonderland, with 'real' snow, live reindeer, horse drawn sleigh rides, holiday dancers, singers and performers, s'more making in the great outdoors, food and drink, and more.

When: 4-9 p.m. Dec. 7; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 8
Cost: Free

Dickens: 200 Years of Celebrity

Lake County Discovery Museum | Wauconda, Ill.

Hundreds of objects and documents from the exclusive private collection, together with a rare collection of first editions of his most famous works, tell the story of how Charles Dickens and his characters became enduring cultural icons. Interactive and multi-media displays and personal effects take visitors through a chronological tour of the life, literature and legacy of Dickens. View his personal traveling inkwell, take a ride in an early century carriage, and learn about the memorable characters, stories and themes of his famous tales through games, time period puzzles and Dickens' own personal Facebook page.

Cost: Free with admission

A Dickens Christmas

Lake County Discovery Museum | Wauconda, Ill.

A special extra exhibit which encompasses the classic Dickens tale A Christmas Carol. Stroll through a mid-1800s street to learn how Dickens influenced the look and feel of the holiday season, and view a private collection of vintage cards and calendars.

Cost: Free with admission
 





 
 
 
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