Talented local artisans sell unique handmade gifts including art jewelry, hand-knitted and woven scarves and garments, ornaments, wood carvings, paintings, and glass. A visit from Santa, strolling carolers and Christmas trees decorated by local preschools add to the fun.When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cookies, gifts, and coffee or hot cider. Santa is available for photos for $10.When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Black Hawk Performance Company presents a cultural program that includes oral history, storytelling, dance, drumming and traditional as well as modern music. The performers will be dressed in authentic regalia. Registration requested.When: 2-3 p.m.
Stories, craft projects and family fun. Best for children up to age 5. Barnes and Noble, Hawthorn Westfield Mall in Vernon Hills. Walk-ins are welcome, but registration is requested. Register online, by email or by phone at (312) 444-2812.When: 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Includes turkey bowling, pumpkin sweep, corn toss, chicken in a coop, turkey pick, turkey shoot, a craft table and more. Register by calling (219) 374-4444.When: 1-3 p.m.