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Don't Miss Santa's Arrival at Ice House Mall Saturday

Ice House Mall in Barrington will be a flurry of activity Saturday with the arrival of Santa. Check out all their upcoming holiday events.

Santa arrives at Barrington's Ice House Mall Saturday. Credit: Ice House Mall
Santa arrives at Barrington's Ice House Mall Saturday. Credit: Ice House Mall
Barrington's Ice House Mall will turn into Christmas Central on Saturday, Dec. 7 as Santa makes his first appearance of the season, arriving by trolley at 12:30 p.m.

Here's a rundown of Saturday's family-friendly events:

  • Families will be treated to a magical presentation of "The Nutcracker" by Midwest Dance Collective at 10:30 a.m.
  • "Mrs. C" will read a story to the children at 11:30 a.m. A holiday treat of cookies and milk will be provided by Jewel and Chessie’s restaurant.
  • Santa will greet children and pose for photos 12:30-1:30 p.m. The "Big C" will be in town to hear what children want for Christmas all the way through Christmas Eve Tuesday, Dec. 24. For Santa’s schedule call (847) 381-6661 or visit www.icehousemall.com
  • The Rose School "Stingrays" Singers perform at 2 p.m. followed by German Story Hour for children by Language Stars of Barrington at 2:30 p.m.
  • Families and children can participate in "Letters to Our Troops" from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Tommy Terri Children’s Boutique, Young Tootsies Women’s and Children’s Shoes, and the Barrington Cultural Art Center.

More Holiday Events

  • The third annual Sunburst Miss Merry Christmas Holiday Pageant will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday Dec. 8. Entry forms at all mall stores. Everyone receives a crown and trophy. For more information visit www.sunburstbeauty.com.
  • The Ice House Mall Santa Breakfast will be held 9 a.m.-11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14 at Chessie’s restaurant. For reservations call (837) 382-5020. Stick around after breakfast for a Radio Disney event from 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m. 
  • Don't forget to check out the new Holiday Market, open weekends through Dec. 22.

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