Where to See Santa and Other Barrington Area Holiday Activities

2012 Christmas and New Year's Eve events planned around town.


Holiday Bedtime Stories

Dec. 4 and 5, 5:30-6:45 p.m. and 7:15 to 8:30 p.m.

Barrington Park District Fitness & RecCenter Barrington Room B.

Put on your jammies and bring your favorite stuff animal and enjoy a magical evening of Christmas songs and stories with Mrs. Claus. Milk and cookies will be served Pre-reigstration is required Fee $10 in district $12 out of district.Contact: Jodi Krause 847-304-5291.


Visit Santa at the Ice House Mall, 200 Applebee Street 

Dec. 8 and 9: Noon to 3 p.m.

Dec. 15- Dec. 23: Noon to 4 p.m.

Dec. 24: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Meet the Grinch!

Dec. 9 from 10 to 11 a.m.

Pinstripes, the Arboretum of South Barrington

Enjoy this meet and Greet and photo opportunity with The Grinch from How the Grinch Stole Christmas the Musical.


Breakfast with Santa

Dec. 9 from 10 to 2 p.m.

Pinstripes, the Arboretum of South Barrington

Have breakfast with the big guy at Pinstripes. Normal brunch prices apply. $20 for adults, $12 for kids ages 6-12, and kids under 6 eat free. Call (847) 844-9300 for reservations.


Holiday Tea with My Doll and Me

Dec. 27, 1-2:30 p.m.

Barrington Park District Fitness and RecCenter Barrington Room B

This special day is for you and your favorite doll. Come on over the Barrington Park District dressed in your tea party finest and enjoy mini sandwiches and tea. Activities are planned Pre-registration is required Fee; $20/child in-district $25 out of district.

Contact: Jodi Krause 847-304-5291.


New Year’s Eve Ball

Dec. 31, 1-2:30 p.m.

Barrington Park District Fitness and RecCenter, Barrington Rooms A and B

Open to all ages with a parent. Are you too young to stay up until midnight or would you like to start your New Years Celebration early? Parents & their children can get an early start on the party at Barrington Park District's Noon Year's Eve Ball!!! Ring in the Noon Year with dancing, festive snacks and a Noon Year toast was we count down the Noon Year. A parent or guardian is free, but are required to stay with their child. Registration deadline is Dec. 19.  Fee is $9 in-district, $11 out of district.

James Incledon Jr December 08, 2012 at 02:59 AM
These sound like fun! My wife and I are always looking for fun things with the kids, especially around Christmastime. There is also a great Christmas Light Display in the Barrington area. The show is computer controlled and synchronized to several Christmas songs, which you can listen to in your car. The highlights of the show are a 20-foot mega-tree with over 10,000 lights and leaping arches with 4,500 lights. The address for the show is 7 Boland Drive in South Barrington, IL 60010 in the Ballagh subdivision and it runs from 5:00-9:30 Sun-Thu and 5:00-11:00 Fri & Sat (weather permitting). It's near the South Barrington Arboretum and Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates.


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