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Arboretum on Ice, Santa Visits, Gifts & Giving at The Arboretum of South Barrington

Arboretum on Ice, Santa Visits, Gifts & Giving at The Arboretum of South Barrington

After Santa’s big arrival earlier this month, the holiday season is in full swing at The Arboretum of South Barrington!

They’re offering an exciting Gift with Purchase and the opportunity to Shop for a Cause this month. PLUS Santa is back for visits with families and pets. You don’t want to miss out on The Arb’s newly redesigned Arboretum on Ice skating rink, which is NOW OPEN and looks beautiful!

Here’s what’s happening at The Arb this holiday season…

Arboretum on Ice

Lace’em up and let’s hit the rink! Arboretum on Ice is open now until January 21st! Their 7,200 square foot ice rink is back for its 4th season and will be located on the plaza between Georgio’s Chicago Pizzeria and Mago Grill & Cantina.

Hours:
Monday – Fridays: 4 – 9 pm
Saturdays: 11 am – 10 pm
Sundays: 11 am – 8 pm
School Break Weekdays: 11 am – 10 pm

Admission:
$12 with skate rental
$8 without skate rental
$8 for children under 3

Ice Rink phone number: (224)848-1515

Skate the Arb every other Friday for a party on the rink! Enjoy rink-side DJ’s at The Arboretum on Ice on these upcoming Fridays:

  • November 23: Ready, Set, Dance DJ
  • December 7: Jetsetter DJ Group
  • December 21: Rhinestone DJ
  • January 4: Jetsetter DJ Group
  • January 18: Rhinestone DJ

Oh What Fun Gift with Purchase

Shop The Arboretum of South Barrington Black Friday Weekend and get rewarded! Spend $300 at any store, restaurant or entertainment venue, or combination of all, 11/23/2019 – 11/25/2018 and bring your same day receipts back to The Arboretum of South Barrington Management Office to redeem your fabulous experience gift valued at over $100.

Your gift may include:

  • 2 vouchers to see The Wizard of Oz at Paramount Theatre
  • Ice Rink Tickets
  • iPic Movie Passes
  • Music Tickets
  • A gift card to Ruth’s Chris
  • Georgio’s Pizza gift card
  • and so many more items to choose from, whiles supplies last!

For Goodness Sake – Shop for a Cause 11/15-11/25

Tis’ the season of giving and The Arboretum of South Barrington has partnered with 3 local charities that will receive a grand total of $3000 when you shop the Arboretum! Local charities include:

Simply download the ZipLoop App, look for The Arboretum of South Barrington and pick one of your favorite charities listed. Then, shop at your favorite Arboretum stores and upload your receipts.

The charity with the highest total shopping dollars will receive a $1,500, second place $1,000 and third place $500 check!

Find details here & here.

Santa at The Arboretum of South Barrington

Santa at The Arb starts November 10th! We know you have been on Santa’s nice list, so come on down to The Arb and let Santa know what’s on your wish list this year! Here’s a look at the Arb’s visit with Santa schedule:

November 10 – December 16

  • Fridays & Saturdays | 10am – 8pm
  • Sundays | 11am – 6pm

December 17 – December 23

  • Daily | 10am – 8pm

December 24

  • Christmas Eve | 11am – 6pm

The Santa House is located between Sur La Table & LOFT. Santa visits sponsored by Sweet Baby Ray’s.

Soothing Santa

Individuals with all spectrums of special needs and their families are invited to a private photo session where extra care is taken to support the sensory, physical and other developmental needs to make this a magical holiday experience.

Reserve your spot today by filling out the form here: http://bit.ly/2A6IV0y. Presented by Sweet Baby Ray’s.

Santa Paws

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 16 – December 21, at Santa’s House between LOFT and Sur La Table. Please ensure dogs are leashed, cats are crated, and please bring a cleanup bag in case of pet accidents.


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 ShopTheArb.com.

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