Begin your holiday season in downtown Libertyville where annual festivities will help put you in the spirit. Events are happening November 23 through December 9.
The Village Tree Lighting Ceremony is set for Nov. 23. Enjoy refreshments at St. Lawrence Church, 125 W. Church St. from 6-7 p.m. The tree lighting with Santa's arrival is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Cook Memorial Park, 413 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Then take a walk through the shops of Mainstreet from 4-9 p.m. for holiday promotions.
Children can shop during the Children's Holiday Shoppe at Petranek's Pharmacy, 426 N. Milwaukee Ave. from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Dec. 1 and 8. Children can purchase gifts of up to $5, then help Santa's Elves.
Don't forget to get a picture taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus. The duo will be at Cook Memorial Park Dec. 1 and 8 from 10 a.m. - noon and 1 - 3 p.m.
Stop by the Ansel B. Cook Museum for a tour Nov. 23 from 7-9 p.m., Dec. 1, 2, 8 and 9 from 12 - 4 p.m. Suggested donations are $2/adults and $1 for students/children.
Sign up for a traditional Victorian Tea at St. Lawrence Church. Enjoy English tea, finger sandwiches and bite-sized desserts. Tea time is at 11 a.m. Dec. 1 and 8. Space is limited. Make reservations by calling 847-680-0336.
Bring the entire family to enjoy the Magic of the Nutcracker presented by Dancecenter North. Showtimes are Dec. 8 at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. and Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. at the Libertyville High School Butler Auditorium. For more information call 847-367-7970.