5 can’t-miss holiday events in the Northwest suburbs

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and there are no shortage of holiday events. If you happen to be in the Northwest ‘burbs check out these can’t-miss events!

Dickens in Dundee

Dec. 5-Dec. 6

For a weekend full of small-town fun, head over to East Dundee and West Dundee to celebrate Dickens in Dundee. Formed in 1988 as a small community gathering has grown into a popular weekend holiday festival full of activities including a display of living windows throughout downtown, carriage rides, Victorian Carolers, a large petting zoo, gingerbread contests and displays, and a number of community open houses with treats, family activities and multiple chances to see Santa Claus.

Barrington Aglow – Santa’s Arrival in Barrington

Dec. 6, 2014

Santa is arriving to Barrington and the whole town is preparing for his arrival with six special events throughout the day including a petting zoo, a chance to explore Barrington fire truck, treats and a storytime with Mrs. Claus, cookie decorating, giant gingerbread people, free carriage rides and so much more! Catch all the action by hopping on the trolley to bring you to each event. The best part – it’s all free!

Christmas in the Valley

Dec. 6 -Dec. 7

Celebrate the holidays with a trip back to the 1880s in Schaumburg at Spring Valley’s Christmas in the Valley. See how German-American farm families in 19th century Schaumburg celebrated Christmas and meet St. Nicholas while listening to 19th century holiday music and making crafts.

Holiday Bricktacular at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago

Dec. 6-Jan. 4

Celebrate the holidays at LEGOLAND Discovery Center with the Holiday Bricktacular. Take a photo op with life-sized Santa and Snowman LEGOs. Check out the winter-themed MINILAND and enjoy holiday games.

Santa Claus is Coming to Pinstripes

Dec. 7 and Dec.14

Interested in one on one time with the jolly old man while you’re enjoying a delicious feast? If so, Pinstripes has you covered with a brunch buffet and even a Kids Corner with the usual suspects – chicken fingers, mac ‘n cheese and more. Santa makes his way to each table to take photos and listen to everyone’s wish list.

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