82. Santa Welcome, Tree Lighting & Holiday Festivities

82. Santa Welcome, Tree Lighting & Holiday Festivities

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This is it!  The Day is here.  When Santa Claus will Reappear.

Santa at the Sweet Spot Candy Shop, Courtesy of Bob Lee

He’s coming on a fire truck.  And his guest house is all set up.

Santa House on Cook at Main Street, Courtesy of Bob Lee

Our tree will sparkle in the night when St. Nick lights it up so bright.

5 p.m. Tree Lighting TONIGHT in Barrington!

You’ll want to see and hear, for sure, the town’s best Christmas carolers

Courtesy of the Village of Barrington

And sip hot chocolate inside or climb aboard a carriage ride.

Carriage Rides in Downtown Barrington, Courtesy of the Barrington Village

A trolley will be making stops at all the best holiday shops.

All Lit Up at the Sweet Spot Candy Shop, Courtesy of Bob Lee

So get some Christmas shopping done and come home tired from too much fun!

Click the “Continue Reading” link below for the full list of today’s holiday events throughout Barrington…

Santa Arrives in Barrington: Saturday, December 3, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Plan your day to visit all 4 of these unique holiday events:

Candy Cane FestivalFoundry Shopping Center, 10am – 2pm

Photos with Santa, a petting zoo of baby animals, free antlers at G. Whiz, write a “letter to Santa” at Little Shop of Papers, explore a Barrington fire truck and visit participating retailers for special treats, activities and surprises.  Santa arrives at 10:30 a.m. to visit with children and have photos taken, hosted by Baird & Warner.  Start your day at this fun event!

Winter Wonderland – Ice House Mall, 11am – 4pm

Visit for a magical story hour by Mrs. Claus, followed by cookies & milk. At 1:30pm, enjoy a holiday dance presentation of “The Nutcracker” by Midwest Dance Collective, under the direction of Ellen Werksman. Enter to win the Land of Sweets Display by Sweet Spot Candy. At 2:30pm, be a part of Santa’s Grand Welcome – Children will receive magic wands to greet Santa and the Nutcracker Dancers as they arrive by trolley to our Winter Wonderland for visits and photos at 2:30. Children can wave their magical wands as Santa and his friends depart for Ginergerbread Land and the Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration.

Gingerbread LaneThe Shops on Lageschulte – 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Gingerbread Lane comes to life with candy canes and gingerbread boys and girls lining the street, strolling carolers, photos with gingerbread people & an ice sculpture carving demonstration at Norton’s U.S.A.  There will be activities & fun for all ages!   Santa arrives at 4:00 pm to visit the children before he climbs aboard the Barrington Fire Truck and makes his way into the Village Center to light the Village Christmas tree.

Barrington AglowVillage Center on South Cook Street – 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Carriage rides on Cook St. from 1 – 5;00 p.m., strolling Madrigal Singers, free hot chocolate & cookies and Santa’s arrival on the Barrington fire engine at 5:00 pm to light the Christmas tree.

After his arrival, Santa will visit with children in his red Santa House on South Cook Street from 5pm-7pm, checking his list twice to make sure all who visit him have been good this year. Remember to bring a camera to capture those memorable moments with Santa!

Barrington’s Holiday Trolley will deliver you to fun events throughout the Village.  Beginning at 10:30 a.m., catch the trolley in the Village Center.  Next stop is the Ice House Mall for Winter Wonderland, followed by Gingerbread Lane on Lageschulte Street and the last stop is the Candy Cane Festival at the Foundry Shopping Center. The trolley will circle back to the Village Center and begin again!  Join the fun!

Special thanks to the Barrington Chamber of Commerce, the main sponsor of the Holiday Trolley. Make plans to park your car in the Metra commuter lot, catch the trolley on South Cook Street and begin your adventure!

You’ll find more information about the Holiday Trolley and a complete list of activities and events in Barrington throughout the holiday season at Barrington-IL.gov.

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