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Holiday Festival & Santa’s Return to The Arboretum of South Barrington

Holiday Festival & Santa’s Return to The Arboretum of South Barrington

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Tis’ the season for holiday festivities and you definitely want to save the date for this one!

Join The Arboretum of South Barrington in welcoming Santa to kick off the holiday season on Saturday, November 10th! He will be arriving via Firetruck, with his bride, Mrs Claus, compliments of the East Dundee Fire District! He will be arriving at the Holiday Tree near iPic Theaters. Stay for the after festivies and enjoy story time with Santa & Mrs. Claus and a fun filled day of activities! Ending with our Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at 5:30pm and Rink Side DJ Skate at The Arb’s Ice Skating Rink!

November is epilepsy awareness month and The Arboretum of South Barrington has invited The Lou Bird Foundation, who raises awareness and money for epilepsy, will be lighting up the 2018 trees!

Schedule of events:

  • 10 am – 5 pm
    Holiday Market near iPic Theater
  • 11 am
    Santa & Mrs Claus arrive near iPic Theater on a Fire Truck
  • 11 am
    Ice rink opens for the season
  • 11:30 am
    Story time & treats with Santa & Mrs. Claus
  • 12 pm – 4 pm
    Face painting, Balloon artist, Science Fun Stations, sponsored by Purple Me Green.
  • 12 pm – 2 pm
    Skate with Santa & Mrs. Claus
  • 2 pm – 4 pm
    Skate with Anna & Elsa
  • 5:30 pm
    Tree Lighting Ceremony
  • 6 pm – 8pm
    DJ Ringside Skate
  • 8 pm – 10 pm
    Rink stays open for ice skating

Ho.Ho.Ho…. See you at The Arboretum of South Barrington!

Presented by Sweet Baby Rays

The Arboretum of South Barrington is an open-air center named for the lush trees and gardens of its landscape and for the large tree farm that formerly stood on the site. An upscale mix of shops, restaurants and entertainment venues including iPic Theaters, L.L.Bean’s first Midwest outdoor gear and apparel store and the incomparable Pinstripes Bowling/Bocce/Bistro. Located at 100 West Higgins Road in South Barrington, “The Arb’s” stores include Arhaus Furniture, Anna Shea Chocolates & Lounge, Chico’s, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant, LOFT, Victoria’s Secret, DSW, Panera Bread, Ruth’s Chris Steak House and more. Plan your next visit at

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