Have you started your holiday shopping yet? According to the National Retail Federation 40% of Americans begin their holiday shopping BEFORE November 1st. So it may be Halloween week but Christmas shopping is already well underway and the season of holiday events kicks off at The Arboretum of South Barrington on November 9th!
If you’re like me, the 2019 holiday events calendar is already filling up. The Arboretum of South Barrington offers so many fun family activities through the rest of the year. From the Arb on Ice skating rink to their Holiday Festival and Santa Visits all season long, here are a few dates to remember so you don’t miss out! …
Holiday Festival & Wickstrom Lincoln Ice Rink Opening
Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 11 AM – 8 PM
Come join The Arboretum of South Barrington as they Light Up The Arb for the 2019 holiday season and grand opening of the Wickstrom Lincoln Ice Rink 2019/2020 season on Saturday, November 9th!
- 11 a.m. | They’ll begin with the kick off of the ice rink at 11 a.m.! Enjoy the day skating then stick around for an evening of fun filled holiday festivities before the tree lighting!
- 5:30 p.m. | Visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus, enjoy Balloon Artists, Face Painting, performances by Rose Elementary School, HOTT Dance Productions and Marquette University’s Naturals, mingle with Anna, Elsa & Olaf and more. That’s not all! Joe & Tina from Star 105.5 will be onsite during the tree lighting! Come out to meet them and for the chance to win some cool Arb goodies!!
- 7:00 p.m. | The annual Tree Lighting takes place at 7 p.m. sharp. Mark your calendars to attend and help kick off the holiday season Arboretum Style!
Photos with Santa
Weekends from Saturday, Nov. 30 – Dec. 15, daily from Dec. 16 – 24, 2019
Pizza with Santa
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at Georgio’s Pizzeria & Pub
Sunday, December 1, 2019 and Sunday, Dec. 8
Pet Photos with Santa
Fridays from December 6 to Dec. 20, 2019
Storytime with Santa
Saturday, December 14, 2019
Stay tuned for more details about upcoming holiday events and promotions at The Arboretum of South Barrington. From dining to shopping to holiday fun for the whole family, there’s so much more in store at The Arb and we’ll keep you up to date with all of the latest details. Ho Ho Ho and Happy Halloween!
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.