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correct grammar of this content and keep HTML tags The weather outside won’t be frightful, but unless you should miss out, you may’t deny the vacation season is underway. And on the North Shore meaning the whole lot from Santa breakfasts, tree lightings and even a hot cocoa crawl. For among the events, you higher act now to order your spot; for others, just circle the date and show up! All the main points you would like for lots of those events are below, but we surely didn’t catch the whole lot. If you might have one other event you’re thinking that we must add to this list, please email A feature inside Lightscape on the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe. | Photo from Chicago Botanic Garden LightscapeWhen: 4:30 p.m.-close select dates from Nov. 10-Jan. 7Where: Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, GlencoeDetails: An after-dark, illuminated trail through the gardens that features festive sounds coming from the trees. A brand new path and features were added for this 12 months. Advance tickets are $30 for adult members, $34 for nonmembers, and $17/$19 for kids over 3 years old. Kids 2 and younger are free. Parking for nonmembers is $10. Game of GnomesWhen: Throughout SeasonWhere: WilmetteDetails: Search Wilmette storefronts for 12 gnomes hiding amongst holiday decor. Write the names on a game card (coming soon here) and drop the finished card at Wild Child Toy Shop, 1114 Central Ave., for a probability to win a Shop Wilmette gift card. A winner shall be picked each week in December. Letters to SantaWhen: Nov. 13-Dec. 17Where: Northfield Community Center, 401 Wagner Road, NorthfieldDetails: Drop off your letters within the special mailbox on the community center. Include your return address. Reindeer VisitWhen: Nov. 17-Dec. 15Where: Chalet Nursery, 3132 Lake Ave., WilmetteDetails: Prancer and Vixen return to Chalet for the vacation season. Come see them during business hours. Post a selfie with the reindeer to receive a $10 gift card. Click here for more information. Special comfortable hours (hot chocolate, music, cookies, wine and beer) from 5-7 p.m. on Dec. 7 and 14. Santa’s Mailbox WilmetteWhen: Nov. 17-Dec. 3Where: Mallinckrodt Park Gazebo, 1041 Ridge Road, WilmetteDetails: Children are urged to bring their letter to Santa to the special mailbox that delivers straight to the North Pole. Include a return envelope so Santa can write back. If Kids Ran ThanksgivingWhen: noon-2 p.m. Nov. 18Where: Takiff Center, 999 Green Bay Road, GlencoeDetails: Upon registration, your child shall be asked how Thanksgiving needs to be celebrated and the event will feature among the wild ideas. Children have to be accompanied by a guardian and registration is $13/$16. Sugar Plum Shopping Spree And Tree LightingWhen: 3-5 p.m. Nov. 18Where: Downtown Highland Park businessesDetails: Hosted by the Downtown Highland Park Alliance, and a part of the Heart of the Holidays series, the event will feature Santa and his elves, hot cocoa, cider and cookies in Port Clinton Square. The town’s tree lighting begins at 5 p.m. Santa’s Mailbox WinnetkaWhen: Nov. 22-Dec. 18Where: Winnetka Park District, 540 Hibbard RoadDetails: This magical mailbox will be certain that your letter gets to Santa Claus, but be certain that you include a return envelope for a message from the massive man. Turkey Day SkateWhen: 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 23Where: Winnetka Ice Arena, 490 Hibbard RoadDetails: Prepare for Thanksgiving dinner with a special skate day. Admission is $2 per skate. Skate rental is $4. Light the Lights FestivalWhen: 5-7 p.m. Nov. 24Where: Downtown Glencoe, Wyman GreenDetails: Gather to benefit from the lightscape — including a brand new 6-foot, lighted 60022 display — and family-friendly activities (trackless train rides, live music, hot chocolate, igloo photobooth, more) throughout downtown Glencoe, including Tudor Court where there shall be a winter village with the characters from “Frozen.” Santa shall be at Writers Theatre. The lighting ceremony shall be at 5 p.m. Winnetka’s tree lighting in 2022 | Photo Submitted Breakfast with SantaWhen: Nov. 25, Dec. 2, 9, 16 and 23Where: Pit and Tap, 1168 Wilmette Ave., WilmetteDetails: Santa will visit the vacation pop-up Deck the Halls at Pit and Tap for five straight Saturdays. Tickets (purchase online) include a classic American breakfast of scrambled eggs, bacon, potatoes, mini pancakes, orange juice and low. ‘Oliver the Ornament’ Book ReadingWhen: 10:30 a.m. Nov. 25Where: Chalet Nursery, 3132 Lake Ave., WilmetteDetails: Enjoy a reading of the latest book within the series, “Oliver the Ornament Meets Teddy and Norb,” from creator Todd Zimmerman. More information and to register. Visits with SantaWhen: 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Nov. 25-26, Dec. 2-3, Dec. 9-10Where: Chalet Nursery, 3132 Lake Ave., WilmetteDetails: Visit with the massive guy. Appointments are advisable. Walk-ins welcome if space allows. Northfield Holiday FestWhen: 5:30-7 p.m. Nov. 29Where: Clarkson Park, 1950 Willow Road, NorthfieldDetails: Light the park with Santa Claus while having fun with music from local students, food and drinks from Stormy’s Tavern, crafts, s’mores and more. Holiday Open House: Sip and ShopWhen: 5-8 p.m. Nov. 30Where: Plaza del Lago, 1515 Sheridan Road, Wilmette; and Village Center, Wilmette and Central avenues, WilmetteDetails: Businesses in two Wilmette shopping districts may have festive specials, promotions and treats. More information. Winnetka Holiday Tree LightingWhen: 5 p.m. Dec. 1Where: Dwyer Park, 856 Elm St.Details: An annual tradition, kick off the vacation month with the tree lighting (6 p.m.) and lights around Dwyer Park. Enjoy holiday caroling, a visit from Santa and elves, and hot beverages and treats. Breakfast with SantaWhen: Dec. 2, 9 and 16 (multiple time slots)Where: The Lawn Grill at Wilmette Golf Club, 3900 Fairway DriveDetails: Visit and snap a photograph with Santa and receive a goodie bag. A family-style breakfast will include pastries, fruit, pancakes, bagels and lox, scrambled eggs, bacon and sausage. Registration is required. Festival of LightsWhen: 2-4 p.m. Dec. 2Where: Port Clinton Square, Highland ParkDetails: A part of Highland Park’s Home Sweet Home for the Holidays series, enjoy Klezmer music with sufganiyot (jelly donuts) and children crafts with Hanukkah Harrriet. ‘Frozen’ Pancake BreakfastWhen: 9:30-10:45 a.m. Dec. 2Where: Convito Cafe, 1515 Sheridan Road, WilmetteDetails: RSVP and prepay (depends upon food order) by Nov. 28 for this event featuring characters from the movie “Frozen” and a menu with adult and children dishes. To enroll, call (847) 251-3654 or email Alvin the Elf’s Winter CarnivalWhen: 10 a.m.-noon Dec. 2Where: Skokie School, 520 Glendale Ave., WinnetkaDetails: Carnival games, cookie decorating, reindeer, refreshments and more — and perhaps even a visit from the massive guy (Santa!). Registration is between $15-$20. Holiday Happenings and Wilmette Tree LightingWhen: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 2Where: Downtown Wilmette, Village Hall, 1200 Wilmette Ave.Details: A day of festivities — corresponding to visits with Santa Claus (photos 9:30-11:30 at Wilmette Theatre), an enormous snow globe, carolers, “Elf” at Wilmette Theatre, and free candy canes and hot chocolate — ends with a tree lighting at 5 p.m. on the Village Hall Green. Holiday Market and Kenilworth Tree LightingWhen: 4-8:30 p.m. Dec. 2Where: Kenilworth Assembly Hall, 410 Kenilworth Ave.Details: Photos with Mr. and Mrs. Claus begins a night that also includes children’s activities, a vacation market with local vendors and a tree lighting at 6:15 p.m. followed by cookies, hot chocolate and live music. Joanne Kimzey (left), of Glencoe, and Suzanne Pierce, of Winnetka, on the Winter Solstice Parade in 2021. | The Record File Photo Find Buddy the ElfWhen: Dec. 5-11 and Dec. 12-18Where: Winnetka parksDetails: Buddy shall be hiding at a distinct Winnetka Park District location each week. Discover a clue on the park district’s Facebook page each weekday at noon. Snap a photograph of Buddy and share with the park district on Facebook Messenger to receive a $10 gift card to a neighborhood business. Click for more information. Holiday House Decorating CompetitionWhen: Dec. 8-15Where: WinnetkaDetails: Register your own home to compete for prizes and native bragging rights. Registration ends on Dec. 9, and voting ends Dec. 16. ‘The Nutcracker’When: 7 p.m. Dec. 8, 2 and seven p.m. Dec. 9, 2 p.m. Dec. 10Where: Community Recreation Center, 3000 Glenview Road, WilmetteDetails: From the Wilmette Center for the Arts, the classic holiday musical hits the Wilmette stage for 4 shows. Tickets are $12 and available Nov. 17. More information and tickets. Secret Gift WorkshopWhen: 1-2:30 pm., 3-4:30 p.m. on Dec. 9Where: Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave.Details: Make your individual cards and gifts and your loved ones won’t suspect a thing. More information and registration. Holiday Skating ExhibitionWhen: 3-4:30 p.m. Dec. 9Where: Winnetka Ice Arena, 490 Hibbard RoadDetails: Any skater enrolled within the winter sessions may take part in the show, which is free to attend. Winnetka Winter ExpressWhen: 5 p.m. Dec. 9Where: Winnetka Golf Club lot, 1300 Oak St.Details: Watch the “Polar Express” out of your automotive starting at 5 p.m. Each child will receive hot chocolate, a cookie, popcorn and a letter they will write to Santa. Registration is $50 per automotive and cars are asked to reach an hour early. Holiday Skate ExhibitionWhen: 1-2:30 p.m. Dec. 10Where: Centennial Ice Rinks, 2300 Old Glenview Road, WilmetteDetails: The free annual exhibition for the park district’s skating classes. Gingerbread House Decorating When: 5-6 p.m. Dec. 13Where: Winnetka Community Room, 540 Hibbard RoadDetails: Space is proscribed for this event through which children will use sweets and candies to…

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