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343. 12 Days of ChristKindlFest Countdown DAY TEN: Music & Dancing

343. 12 Days of ChristKindlFest Countdown DAY TEN: Music & Dancing

Home Newsroom 343. 12 Days of ChristKindlFest Countdown DAY TEN: Music & Dancing

ChristKindlFest 2014 is now open, but the fun is just getting started! One of the most exciting things about Barrington’s annual winter market and music festival is the community performers who take the stage inside the fest’s heated holiday tent and that makes #10 on our list of 12 reasons not to miss ChristKindlFest.

Barrington ChristKindlFest - Photographed by Julie Linnekin
Barrington ChristKindlFest – Photographed by Julie Linnekin

Starting tonight, performers of all ages from in and around Barrington are scheduled to take the stage, leading up to the evening’s headlining bands.  Much work has gone into scheduling this weekend’s performances, under the leadership of Barrington Breakfast Rotary’s Suzanne Gibson.

Suzanne Gibson at ChristKindlFest 2014 - Photographed by Liz Luby Chepell
Suzanne Gibson at ChristKindlFest 2014 – Photographed by Liz Luby Chepell

Suzanne’s goal has been to fill ChristKindlFest with music and dance for the 4-day event, bringing a festive dose of Christmas cheer to downtown Barrington.

Barrington ChristKindlFest - Photographed by Liz Luby Chepell
Barrington ChristKindlFest – Photographed by Liz Luby Chepell

Suzanne recommends catching as many performances as possible but says you definitely don’t want to miss Barrington’s second annual Tuba Christmas, which draws dozens of area tuba players together for a special holiday performance under the direction of BHS band leader, Randy Karon.

ChristKindlFest 2013 - Photographed by Liz Luby Chepell
ChristKindlFest 2013 – Photographed by Liz Luby Chepell

She also says the Village Church Choir is planning a beautiful holiday concert to close ChristKindlFest this Sunday at 3:30.  For a taste of what’s to come, check out these scenes from last year’s ChristKindlFest performances.

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Here’s another look at this weekend’s scheduled performances….

December 5, Friday

Music & Dancing
4:00 pm The Flag Team, BHS
5:00 pm Harmonizing Hawks
5:00 pm The New Tradition Strolling Carolers
5:00 pm BYDE Nutcracker character appearance
6:00 pm The New Tradition Strolling Carolers
6:00 pm Madrigal Singers, BHS
7:00 pm Jazz Ensemble, BHS
8:30 pm to 11 pm Western Sky Band

December 6, Saturday

Music & Dancing
12:00 pm Tuba Christmas
1:00 pm Stingray Singers
2:00 pm Soprano Tina Beverly
3:00 pm Barrington Youth Orchestra
4:00 pm Bataille School of Danse
6:00 pm KindlFest Dancers
8:30 pm  to 11 pm Think Floyd USA

December 7, Sunday

Music & Dancing
11:30 am Chicago Red Hots Acapella
1:00 pm Bell Choir, Lutheran Church of the Atonement
3:30 pm The Village Church Choir
4:30 pm Drawing Winners Announced
5:00 pm Close

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Hosted by the Barrington Breakfast Rotary Club and the Barrington Village Association, ChristKindlFest runs from December 4th to 7th: Thursday 10 am to 11 pm, Friday and Saturday 10:00 am to midnight, and Sunday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. The fest will feature shopping at 20 Germanic chalets, kiddie rides, visits with Santa & reindeer PLUS international food, drink and non-stop live music & dancing inside a massive heated tent. (CLICK HERE for our Guide to ChristKindlFest, 2014)

Barrington ChristKindlFest - Photographed by Julie Linnekin
Barrington ChristKindlFest – Photographed by Julie Linnekin

You’ll find ChristKindlFest in the BMO Harris Bank parking lot at the corner of Cook and Station Streets in the heart of downtown Barrington. Walking distance to the Metra Train station, visitors can take the train or park in the station lot near Spring and Station Street. A free trolley will be running between Barrington retailers and ChristKindlFest on Saturday.

For more details and the latest festival updates, CLICK HERE to follow ChristKindlFest’s Facebook page and visit the festival’s website at ChristKindlFest.com.

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