• 272 E. Deerpath, Suite 106 | Lake Forest, IL 60045 | 847.234.4282


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    'Tis the season for family fun!



  • Don't miss LB's annual family holiday bash...

    "It's a Wonderful Life... in Lake Bluff!"


    Saturday, December 2  .  Downtown Lake Bluff


    Carriage rides, live reindeer, holiday home tours, family fun, great shopping & good cheer in Lake Bluff... the North Pole of the North Shore!!


    Join the fun as Lake Bluff kicks off its holiday season with old fashioned fun and merriment... reindeer on the Village Green, horse-drawn carriage rides, carolers, roasted chestnuts and, of course, a visit from jolly ol' St. Nick! And at the close of the day, Santa and a special helper will flip the switch to set the Village Green ablaze with the magic of twinkling holiday lights in a ceremony complete with sing-along caroling with the Lake Bluff Middle School singers.


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    All day           Businesses open for holiday shopping, roasted chestnuts, in-store drawings & more!

    All day           Register to win tickets to "It's a Wonderful Life" (the original movie) at Gorton on Dec. 14!  Stop by Clockworks, Lake Bluff Hub & Cycle, Lawrence Interiors, Peg Ann Kompany & Twigs - each is raffling off a pair of tickets (FILM INFO)

    10 am-5 pm    NEW!!  Whitehead Studios holiday showcase & drawing for $58 ornament (36 E. Center)

    10 am-5 pm    DIY Holiday Décor fun for adults at the Library – displays, instructions & more

    11 am-4 pm    Lake Bluff History Museum Historic Christmas Home Tours (INFO)

    11 am-1 pm    Holiday storytime, crafts & treats with the Library Elves at the Lake Bluff Library

    1 pm-3 pm      Carriage rides sponsored by Lake Forest Bank & Trust

    1 pm-4 pm      Visit with Santa Claus at the Lake Bluff History Museum

    1 pm-5 pm      Live reindeer on the Village Green

    3 pm-5 pm      LFHS Holiday Brass perform through town

    4 pm-5 pm      Caroling by The Buckthorns

    4 pm-5 pm      Holiday-trimmed Happy Hour at Inovasi

    5 pm               Lighting ceremony and caroling by the LB Middle School Singers at the Gazebo

    5 -10 pm         NEW!!  Be Market tastings of Mulled Wine, Turmeric Sweet Potato Spinach Soup & Apple Berry Crisp


    And elsewhere in Lake Bluff...  

    11 am-9 pm   Buy-one-get-one-free at Suzy's Swirl!  Pick up your favorite frozen delight and register to win a $100 gift card


    Come and enjoy holiday shopping at wonderful shops, food & drink at local eateries and fun, family entertainment throughout the day! 






  • Black Friday?  Cyber Monday?  Bah, humbug... SHOP LOCAL!

    Our towns are abuzz with local merchants offering holiday cheer wonderful products and services and, of course, the kind of customer service that reminds you of the way things used to be.  Check out the wonderful events listed below... and be sure to scroll down and learn more about the best gift of all - Chamber gift certificates!


    Be sure to download our handy LAKE FOREST/LAKE BLUFF SHOPPING & DINING GUIDE with maps and info - and we invite our military neighbors and guests to visit LFLBmilitaryconnections.com for a list of area discounts and resources!




  • Chamber Certificates ... The Perfect Gift

    Stumped and need a gift idea?  Well, what better gift than Chamber gift certificates good at the wonderful shops and eateries in Lake Forest and Lake Bluff? It's the perfect gift for all ages and is available at the Chamber office. For gift check info CLICK HERE.

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