We do our best to provide the most relevant and timely information to our readers, but please confirm dates, times, and availability before attending an event. Events are posted on Little Lake County from information found on, but not limited to, attraction sites, government city sites; as well as submissions from individual attractions, press releases and PR firms. All events are subject to change without notice and Little Lake County cannot be held responsible.

Little Lake County loves hearing about events!!  Events must be low cost or free and for kids, families or parents. Events must not require pre-registration to attend, and must welcome walk-ins. To submit your event for the calendar please fill out this form:

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{TR} = Ticket Required – this are free events that require a ticket, generally they are handed out just prior to the event.

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Take It & Make It Craft Kit for Teens
Take It & Make It Craft Kit for Teens @ Fremont Public Library
Dec 1 all-day
Each month we’ll have a different kit for you to pick up and take home (or complete here). Anything from wrapped earbud kits to monster bookmarks…ask at the Youth Services Desk. We’ll have only a [...]
Open Swim 5:30 am
Open Swim @ Fitnation Gurnee
Dec 1 @ 5:30 am – 7:30 am
Great for family time in the water! Games, toys, etc. will be allowed as long as the use of them does not create a safety hazard for self or others. Games, toys, etc. may be [...]
Deerfield Treehouse Drop-In Play 9:00 am
Deerfield Treehouse Drop-In Play @ Jewett Park Community Center
Dec 1 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Your children will love the Treehouse on the upper level of the Jewett Park Community Center. The kids will enjoy the eight foot tube slide, mountain climb, spring walk, web crawl and double cush-n-cube bags, [...]
Rockin’ Tots 9:00 am
Rockin’ Tots @ Rockin' Jump - Buffalo Grove
Dec 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
We have EXPANDED our ROCKIN’ TOTS Program! We heard loud & clear from our Rockin’ Tots families that you want MORE day and LONGER sessions! Starting November 1, 2016 ROCKIN’ TOTS jump time will be held EVERY [...]
Open Play at Gymnastics Zone 9:30 am
Open Play at Gymnastics Zone @ Gymnastics Zone
Dec 1 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Open Play:  Fridays 9:30-10:30am (Ages 18 months – 5 years old) 1 hour of “parent guided” open gym.   This is a fun time to meet friends and practice skills learned during class.  Open Play [...]
Holiday Market at Elawa Farm 10:00 am
Holiday Market at Elawa Farm @ Elawa Farm
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Elawa Farm Holiday Market 2017 December 1, 2 & 3 Friday and Saturday  10:00am – 4:00pm Sunday  12:00pm – 4:00pm Shop for festive foods, gifts and holiday décor: Frasier fir trees – fresh holiday wreaths, [...]
Open Play 10:00 am
Open Play @ GiGi's Playhouse McHenry
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
This program invites families and their friends to the Playhouse for playtime!  Open Play helps promote positive beginnings for new families with a child with Down syndrome, creates awareness opportunities for peers and friends, as [...]
Rainbow Play Systems Open Play 10:00 am
Rainbow Play Systems Open Play @ Rainbow Play Systems
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Hours are for November – February Mon – Fri, 10 to 4 $10 per child for two hours effective immediately
Stay and Play at the J 10:00 am
Stay and Play at the J @ Bernard Weinger JCC
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Have fun with your little one and connect with other families when you Stay & Play at the J! Our newly refurbished infant toddler play spaces have been expertly designed with the littlest hands, feet, [...]
STEM: Little Learners 10:00 am
STEM: Little Learners @ Indian Trails Library District
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Ages 3-5 with a caregiver. Discover science, technology, engineering and math through stories, songs and experiments. Limit: 20. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the program.
Story Circle for 3-5’s 10:00 am
Story Circle for 3-5’s @ Antioch Public Library District
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
(Ages 3 – 5) Our Friday walk-in is 30 minutes of stories for preschoolers ages 3-5. Children attend this storytime independently and should be comfortable in the room with other children and without a parent [...]
Friday Storytime 10:30 am
Friday Storytime @ Barnes and Noble Deerfield
Dec 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Join us every Friday at 10:30 am for stories and activities for kids ages 4 and up.
Preschool Open Gym 11:00 am
Preschool Open Gym @ Wauconda Community Center
Dec 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Come for open play at the Community Center Gym . During this unstructured play, children can socialize through group and parallel play. This is the perfect ti me for you and your child to meet [...]
Open Gym for Tots and Toddlers 11:30 am
Open Gym for Tots and Toddlers @ Island Lake Park District
Dec 1 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
FRIDAYS No open Gym 12/22,12/29,1/5, 2/9 Last Day 3/30 11:30-1:OOP.M.FREE! PARENTS MUST BE WITH CHILDREN AT ALL TIMES! PLEASE CALL AHEAD TO MAKE SURE OPEN GYM IS AVAILABLE. THERE MAY BE TIMES THE GYM IS [...]
Preschool Gymnastics Open Gym 11:30 am
Preschool Gymnastics Open Gym @ United States Gymnastics Training Center
Dec 1 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Pre-school For ages birth-8 years old.  Enjoy an hour of fun with other little ones, without the chaos of older kids running around.  Meet some moms for a playdate, or have the babysitter bring your [...]
Open Gym 12:30 pm
Open Gym @ Ultimate Gymnastics
Dec 1 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Non-members must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian in order to participate. For all ages Fridays from 12:30-2:00pm   For ages 4 and up Fridays from 8:00pm-9:30pm   $10.00 members $15.00 non-members* [...]
Radical Root Farm Market 3:00 pm
Radical Root Farm Market @ Casey Farm
Dec 1 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
It is located on the farm at 31330 N IL RT 21 in Libertyville, IL.  We will be open in the big white barn at our farm!  We are open May through December, and we will [...]
Toddler Open Gym 3:00 pm
Toddler Open Gym @ Hunt Club Park Community Center
Dec 1 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Bring your tot to play with scooters, tunnels, slides, minitrampoline, beanbags, balls and more! This is a great, non-structured environment for both you and your child (or grandchild) to gather and socialize. Parent must remain [...]
Deerfield’s Annual Winter Celebration 5:00 pm
Deerfield’s Annual Winter Celebration @ Downtown Deerfield & Deefield Square
Dec 1 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Deerfield will be celebrating the holidays with festive holiday activities for every age. Enjoy horse-drawn sleigh rides, roasted chestnuts, carolers, warm treats, live animals and more. In addition Saturday will include the big man, Santa [...]
First Fridays at Hippo Campus 5:00 pm
First Fridays at Hippo Campus @ Hippo Campus
Dec 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    First Friday’s are special extended hours and activities the first Friday of the month. Themes and activities change monthly.
Mundelein Annual Tree Lighting 5:00 pm
Mundelein Annual Tree Lighting @ Kracklauer Park
Dec 1 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Please join us for Mundelein’s Annual Tree Lighting ceremony on Friday, December 1, 2017 beginning at 5:00 p.m. at Kracklauer Park. This beautiful and memorable event is hosted by Mundelein Community Connection and the Mundelein [...]
Ugly Sweater Night with Santa 5:00 pm
Ugly Sweater Night with Santa @ Northbrook court
Dec 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Break out your ugliest holiday sweater (you know the one!) and take a fun photo with Santa. Whether its adorned with pom pom snowmen or glitter gingerbread man, the sillier the sweater the better! Bring [...]
Citizen Police Alumni Academy Spaghetti Dinner 5:30 pm
Citizen Police Alumni Academy Spaghetti Dinner @ Mundelein Police Department,
Dec 1 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The Citizen Police Alumni Academy Spaghetti Dinner will be held Friday, December 1st from 5:30 to 8 pm at the Mundelein Police Department, 221 N. Lake St. Start your holiday shopping early from our Authentic [...]
Christmas Tree Lighting 6:00 pm
Christmas Tree Lighting @ Village Hal
Dec 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
. Please come and enjoy a visit with Santa and mingle with our Village Officials and Staff! More information coming soon
First Friday on Mainstreet 6:00 pm
First Friday on Mainstreet @ Downtown Libertyville
Dec 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
6 pm to 9 pm. It is a party in downtown Libertyville every “First Friday” of the month. You will find a surprise around every corner. It might be a jazz band, a balloon artist, [...]
Tree Lighting Ceremony 6:00 pm
Tree Lighting Ceremony @ Village Barn
Dec 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm