Celebrate Santa’s Arrival – December 1, 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m
Plan your day to visit all 4 of these unique
Candy Cane Festival – Foundry Shopping Center, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Begin your day with free reindeer antlers from G. Whiz, then on to the children’s petting zoo, photos with the Santa and a visit to the special gingerbread houses at Ambrosia. Climb aboard and explore a Barrington fire truck, and visit participating retailers for special treats and surprises throughout the shopping center.
Winter Wonderland – Ice House Mall, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Visit Winter Wonderland at 11:00 a.m. for a magical story hour by Mrs. Claus followed by cookies & milk. Santa arrives on the Holiday Trolley at 12:30 to greet the children. At 2:00 p.m. a holiday dance presentation of The Nutcracker will be performed by the Midwest Dance Collective under the direction of Ellen Werksman. Join the fun!
Gingerbread Lane – The Shops on Lageschulte - 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Lageschulte Street comes to life as Gingerbread Lane for a day, lined with giant gingerbread people and candy canes. Strolling carolers, special treats and surprises galore are planned. Santa arrives at 3:00 p.m. on the Holiday Trolley to visit with the children on his way to the Village center for the Annual Tree Lighting Celebration.
Barrington’s Holiday Tradition– Annual Tree Lighting - Village Center on South Cook Street – 1:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
A holiday tradition not to be missed! Free carriage rides from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Madrigal Singers strolling on Cook Street, extended evening store hours in shops and restaurants, and Santa’s arrival on the Barrington Fire Engine at 5:00 p.m. to light the holiday tree! After his arrival, Santa will visit with children in his red Santa House on South Cook Street, checking his list twice to make sure all who visit him have been good this year. Refreshments and hot cocoa will be offered to those who have braved the cold. Remember to bring a camera to capture those memorable moments with Santa.
Holiday Trolley – Saturday, December 1 –
Park once and ride the Holiday Trolley to all events!
Holiday Trolley rides will be available from 10:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. The trolley will make a continuous hourly circuit with stops every 15 minutes at the following locations: Village Center – 100 S Cook Street; The Ice House Mall; Shops on Lageschulte Street; Foundry Shopping Center on Northwest Highway.
10:30 a.m. – Village Center - Barrington Aglow
10:45 a.m. – Ice House Mall – Winter Wonderland
11:00 a.m. – Lageschulte Street – Gingerbread Lane
11:15 a.m. - Foundry Shopping Center – Candy Cane Festival
The Holiday Trolley will circle back to the Village Center and begin the route again at 11:30. Join the fun!!!