Skating, Santa & Black Friday Experiences at the Arboretum of South Barrington

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Want to enjoy fun family experiences along with some of the best Black Friday shopping in the Barrington area? The Arboretum of South Barrington is the place to be! Bring your skates to enjoy the Arboretum on Ice skating rink, visit with Santa, enjoy Black Friday Brunch at Mago Grill & Cantina, win a Arboretum Shopping Spree & get a FREE DOWNLOAD for Gwen Stafani’s #YouMakeItFeelLikeChristmas!

Here’s a list of everything you can experience at The Arboretum of South Barrington this Black Friday…

Gwen Stefani Christmas Sweepstakes

The Arboretum of South Barrington is giving us the gift of music this holiday season. The first 450 people in the Arboretum’s Fashion District between LOFT and Sur La Table on Black Friday will receive a download code for Gwen Stefani’s #YouMakeItFeelLikeChristmas! Doors open at 7 am!

Make it feel like Christmas when you enter for your chance to win a $300 shopping spree in the now through Christmas Eve. Open to legal residents of the 48 contiguous U.S. (+DC) age 13+, you can view Official Rules and enter for your chance to qualify for a mall drawing at Void in AK, HI and where prohibited. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Ends: 12/24/17. SPONSOR: UMG.  Visit

Pictures with Santa Presented by Sweet Baby Ray’s Catering

Visit with Santa on Black Friday & ALL SEASON LONG at The Arboretum of South Barrington through December 24th. You’ll find St. Nick in his Holiday Home between LOFT and Sur La Table. Photo packages are available for purchase. Pictures with Santa is proudly presented by Sweet Baby Rays Catering! Children waiting in line for a holiday picture can write letters to Santa! Letters can be given to Santa himself or mailed to Elves in the North Pole! Questions? Call the Santa Photo Phone Number at 856-938-9561.

November 11-December 17
Fridays-Saturdays: 10am-8pm
Sundays: 11am-6pm

December 18-December 23
Monday-Saturday: 10am-8pm

December 24: 11am-6pm

Santa will be on break during the following times: Mondays-Saturdays: 1-2 p.m. and 5-6 p.m., Sundays: 2-3 p.m.

You can also bring your furry family members to meet Santa and get their picture taken with him too! Pets are welcome on Friday evenings, from 6-8pm, November 17-December 15. Please ensure dogs are leashed, cats are crated, and please bring a cleanup bag in case of pet accidents. Photo packages are available!

Arboretum on Ice Skating Rink

Lace up your skates & perfect your figure 8’s, Arboretum on Ice skating is BACK! The Arb’s 7,200 square foot real ice skating rink is back for its 3rd skating season from November 11th, 2017-January 15th, 2018. Located on the plaza between Georgio’s Chicago Pizzeria and MAGO Grill & Cantina, admission is $12 with skate rental, $8 without skate rental and $8 fir children under 3. Arboretum on Ice also offers private skating lessons! Call 224-848-1515 or visit Arboretum on Ice to secure your skating lesson date and time. Ice skating lessons must be pre-scheduled to ensure a certified ice skating instructor is available. Lessons are $15 for a 15 minute session or $30 for a 30 minute session. Here are the general Arboretum on Ice Hours:

Mondays-Fridays: 4-9pm
Saturdays: 11am-10pm
Sundays: 11am-8pm
School Break Weekdays: 11am-10pm
Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve: 11am-6pm
Christmas Day and New Years Day: 1pm-8pm

Shopping Spree with Audi Purchase

Of course, there will great Black Friday sales and promotions to be found at The Arboretum of South Barrington’s shops. There are more than seventy retailers, restaurants and entertainment venues to explore.

And if a new car is on your holiday shopping list, you can win a $150 personalized shopping spree at The Arboretum of South Barrington with purchase of a new vehicle from Audi Hoffman Estates. CLICK HERE for details.

Black Friday Brunch at Mago Grill & Cantina

Because Santa visits, skating and shopping can make you HUNGRY, Mago Grill & Cantina is hosting a Black Friday Brunch featuring an “elevated Latin breakfast” plus rose mimosas kits! To secure your reservation for Friday, November 24th, call (847) 847-844-4400.

The Arboretum of South Barrington is an upscale mix of more than seventy shops, restaurants and entertainment venues including iPic Theaters, L.L.Bean and HomeGoods. Additional retailers include Victoria’s Secret, White House | Black Market, francesca’s, DSW, Crazy 8 and more. Restaurants include Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Georgio’s Chicago Pizzeria & Pub, Panera Bread and Noodles & Company. The open-air center is named for the lush treescapes and gardens of its landscape, and for the large tree farm that formerly stood on the site. For a listing of Arboretum shops, events and offers, visit


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