Holiday Shopping Event on Lageschulte in Barrington

255. "Lights on Lageschulte" Holiday Shopping Event

Have you ever heard of Barrington’s “SoLa” neighborhood? The nickname is short for “South Lageschulte Street”, it’s a hidden little shopping mecca in downtown Barrington and it’s THE PLACE TO BE to find specials on great Christmas gifts this afternoon. The holiday event is called “Lights on Lageschulte” and it starts today at 1PM. There are 11 stores and businesses ... Read more...

Purchase Christmas Cookies at Cookie Walk

254. Community Church of Barrington Cookie Walk

One of Barrington’s best holiday secrets is happening tomorrow morning and, if you’re like me, you don’t want to miss it. I’ve always dreamed of baking batch after batch of Christmas cookies to give as homemade gifts to friends and neighbors. But this only happens in my Martha Stewart fantasy world. Well, thanks to a talented bevy of baking ladies ... Read more...

Ron Hawking Performs Holiday Concert at Barrington High School

249. Ron Hawking "Home For the Holidays" Concert

Start my Christmas shopping…CHECK. Put up the Christmas tree…CHECK. Dig out after the season’s first snowfall…CHECK. But it just seems like something is missing. I KNOW! There’s no better way to get into the holiday spirit than to hear your favorite Christmas tunes live in concert and tickets are on sale now for a special Christmas concert happening in Barrington ... Read more...

Ice House Mall in Barrington Mini Nutcracker Performance

248. Ice House Mall Mini-Nutcracker Performance

In the mood to see some Sugar Plum Fairies, Waltzing Flowers and Russian Dancers today? I have the perfect solution! There’s a Mini-Nutcracker performance happening this afternoon at Barrington’s Ice House Mall. It’s the Midwest Dance Collective’s annual Mini-Nutcracker performance featuring “The Land of Sweets” under the direction of Barrington dancer, teacher and choreographer, Ellen Werksman.

Holiday Lights from National Lampoons Christmas Vacation

245. 1st Annual 365Barrington Holiday Lights Contest

Even if you try to ignore it, there is no escaping the fact that Christmastime is here.  “The Holiday Lite“ has been broadcasting radio holiday tunes since well before Thanksgiving, Christmas commercials have taken over the TV and holiday lights are popping up on homes throughout Barrington. So I decided to just give in to the holiday hype and give ... Read more...

Barrington Aglow

244. Barrington Aglow Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

Downtown Barrington will be buzzing this Saturday afternoon as the community comes out out for the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony and visits with Santa. The festivities begin at Noon on December 4th and last until 7PM. There will be free carriage rides, Madrigal Singers and extended evening shop and restaurant hours. But the highlight will be happening right at ... Read more...

Coat and Toy Drive for Barrington Giving Day

243. Barrington Police & Fire Coat & Toy Drive

The bone-chilling temperatures have returned to Barrington and warm coats have, once again, become a necessity. But there are hundreds of families in the Barrington area who need a little extra help staying warm this year and Barrington’s Police and Fire Departments are taking action. It’s the final push to collect donations for families who really need a lift this ... Read more...

Letters to Santa from Barrington, Illinois

242. Santa Letters at the Barrington Park District

With Santa’s visit right around the corner, your kids have probably been dreaming of what they’ll find under the tree on Christmas morning. And can you believe Santa has asked the Barrington Park District to help him handle his holiday fan mail from Barrington this year? That’s right, the Barrington Park District is accepting letters on behalf of Santa through ... Read more...

Celebrate Barrington Holiday Sweepstakes

241. Enter the Barrington Holiday Sweepstakes

The spotlight is on small businesses today, dubbed “Small Business Saturday” by American Express.  The credit card company offered a $25 statement credit for members who used their cards to make purchases at small businesses today.  But did you know the Village of Barrington has also created a special new incentive for people to shop at small businesses here in ... Read more...

Santa Arrival at the Ice House Mall

240. Welcome Santa & Mrs. Claus Back to Barrington

There’s a special party planned for Santa, Mrs. Claus and their Elf when they return to Barrington’s Ice House Mall tomorrow for the 2010 Christmas season. They’ll be reading books for an hour and offering milk, cookies and coloring books tomorrow morning from 10-11AM. Be sure to bring your own camera, your kids and their wish lists tomorrow or during any of ... Read more...

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