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Please scroll down for highlights of where to EAT, SHOP and PLAY this week, December 6 - 12 πŸŽ…

Friday, December 6 - Sunday, December 8
πŸŽ„10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Elawa Farm Holiday Market

Friday, December 6
πŸͺ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm - Guild of St. Mary Lake Forest IL Christmas Tea at Onwentsia Club
πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ¨ 6:00 - 9:00 pm - Stirling Hall Art Center Holiday Art Sale
🎀 7:30 pm - Gorton Center Live presents: Justin Wade Tam & Angel Snow
πŸ’„ 4:30 - 5:30 pm - Drop-In Creativity Corner: DIY Lip Balm (Grades 5-12) Lake Forest Library

Saturday, December 7
πŸŽ… 8:00 - 11:00 am - Lake Bluff-Lake Forest Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast with Santa at the First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest
🦊 10:00 - 11:00 am - Hands-on Natural History with Lake Forest Open Lands Association at the History Center of Lake Forest-Lake Bluff
πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ 10:00 - 11:30 am - Pearl Harbor Commemoration at the National Museum of the American Sailor
πŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ¨ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Stirling Hall Art Center Holiday Art Sale
🐭 1:00 - 2:00 pm - Twas the Night Before Christmas presented by Performing Arts Student Theatre Academy
πŸŽ…πŸ€ΆπŸ» 1:00 - 4:00 pm - Visit Santa & Mrs. Claus at the Lake Bluff History Museum
πŸŽ„ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm - It's a Wonderful Life in Lake Bluff @Village of Lake Bluff
πŸŽ… 1:00 - 4:00 pm - Santa arrives in Market Square, City of Lake Forest, Illinois Government
🎡 3:00 - 4:00 pm - Music Institute of Chicago Holiday Sing Along at Dickinson Hall Senior Center Lake Forest/Lake Bluff
πŸŽ… 4:00 - 5:30 pm/6:00 - 7:30 pm - Dinner with Santa hosted by Lake Forest Parks & Recreation at Northcroft Park

Sunday, December 8
🎞 4:00 pm - From Stage to Screen: Oliver ar Gorton Center, co-presented by Citadel Theatre
πŸŽ… 4:00 - 5:30 pm/6:00 - 7:30 pm - Dinner with Santa hosted by Lake Forest Parks & Recreation at Northcroft Park
πŸŽ… 11:00 am - 3:00 pm - Santa at Sage Explorers (please call store for details)
πŸŽ„ 11:00 - 4:00 pm - Lake Bluff History Museum Christmas Home Tour (tickets: lakebluffhistory.org)

Monday, December 9
🦌 6:00 - 7:00 pm - Reindeer Hot Cocoa (Drop-in, Gift Craft) at Lake Forest Library (Grades 5-12)

Tuesday, December 10
πŸŽ„ 7:00 - 8:00 pm - The Essential Christmas Carol, storytelling lecture and Q & A at Lake Forest Library (Free, Registration Requested)

Wednesday, December 11
πŸ’Ό 10:15 - 11:45 am - Effective Interview Strategies seminar at the Career Resource Center, Inc.
🎹 12:00 - 1:00 pm - Brown Bag Piano Series with Ernie Hiltebrand Gorton Center
πŸ–Ό 2:00 - 3:00 pm - Adult Crafts: Tea Light Votives Lake Bluff Public Library (Free, Drop-in)
πŸ“š 7:00- 8:30 pm - Cozy Reading Party Lake Bluff Public Library

Thursday, December 12
πŸ’Ό 9:00 - 10:00 am - Chamber Member Orientation Workshop at the Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Chamber of Commerce
πŸ’» 2:00 - 4:00 pm - Drop-In Tech Help at Lake Forest Library (Free, Drop-In)
πŸ‘¦ 4:00 - 5:00 pm - Lego Club at @Lake Bluff Public Library (Free, Drop-in)
πŸ§˜β€β™€οΈ 4:00 -5:00 pm - Mini Mindfulness, Healthy Kids Class Lake Forest Library (Free, Registration Required)
πŸ“š 6:30 - 7:30 pm - Graphic Novel Club at @Lake Bluff Public Library(Free, Registration Required) (Ages 8-12)
🎭 6:30 - 8:00 pm - Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart presents: Good News of Great Joy, Annual Christmas Concert (Free)
🧢 7:00 - 8:00 pm - Knitwits atLake Bluff Public Library (beginners welcome, Free, Drop-in)
🎢 7:30 - 9:00 pm - Charlie Brown Christmas Jazz with the Chris White Trio at Gorton Center
πŸŽ™ 7:30 - 9:30 pm - CenterStage in Lake Forest presents It's a Wonderful Life, Live Radio Show Gorton Center

Monday - Friday
🍷 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Happy Hour at Francesca's Intimo
🍻 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Happy Hour at Chief's Pub
πŸ” 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm - Happy Hour at Inovasi

Ongoing Fall/Winter
πŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ¨ Nov 21-Jan 5: Art Show & Sale: Wild America: Portraits of Nature by James L. Lockhart Exhibition (Katherine Bell Hale Gallery at History Center of Lake Forest-Lake Bluff
(Admission is Free, T-Sa, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm)
⛄️ December - Drop-In Crafts at Lake Bluff Public Library
❀️ Lake Bluff Public Library Giving Tree for Fill a Heart 4 Kids (Donate gifts for children in need - please see front desk for details)
🏠 December 1-22: Gingerbread House Decorating House Workshops at Taste Buds Kitchen (See website for schedule and registration)

Fall Sales
πŸ› 50% off Fall Items at Kenzy Gifts & Decor
πŸŽ„ Starting Nov 29: Orange Tag Sales while Supplies Last on Christmas Trees & Wreaths Pasquesi Home & Gardens (LF & LB Locations)

🐢 Discounted Laser Therapy & Underwater Treadmill Packages (Inquire Within) & 20% off Dog & Cat Treats Dental Products & Supplements at Forest Bluff Animal Hospital

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For a full list of where to Eat, Shop and Play in LF/LB visit our full community calendar.