Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, it's time to move full speed ahead into the next holiday.
This Friday, Santa will make his arrival in Lake in the Hills via a giant red fire truck (lights flashing, horn blaring upon arrival!) provided by the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Department.
He and Mrs. Claus will light the "Festival of Trees." This is a great event, and always packed with very excited children. Read more about it below.
The festivities move over to Algonquin on Saturday night when the village hosts the annual Holiday Rock on the Fox, which includes a ceremonial tree lighting, as well, music and fun activities. See more below.
Festival of Trees, Santa's Arrival in LITH6 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 6
Lake in the Hills Village Hall, 800 Harvest Gate, LITH
Come watch as Santa arrives on a fire truck at the LITH Village Hall. Santa and Mrs. Claus will light the Festival of Trees, the row trees lined outside village hall.
Inside, kids and parents can join Santa for a snack, photograph in front of the village hall fireplace and an opportunity to share Christmas wish lists wit the big guy in red.
Algonquin's Holiday Rock on the Fox
5:30 to 7 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 7
Riverfront Park, 201 N Harrison St., Algonquin
Celebrate the holiday season with your family and neighbors at this year's Holiday Rock on the Fox. The night offers plenty of free family activities for everyone to enjoy.
This special celebration kicks off with the annual tree lighting.
A donation bin for Toys for Tots will be made available for new unwrapped toys.