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Barrington's Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting Ceremony

  • Date: 12/01/2018 10:00 AM - 4:59 PM


 Holiday Event Info



Trolley & Schedule of Events



On Saturday, December 1, park once and enjoy FREE activities all day! FREE TROLLEY is sponsored by Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce, Barrington Bank & Trust, Wickstrom Auto Group, Heinen’s Grocery Store, Norton’s USA, Ice House Mall, the Foundry, and the Village of Barrington.


TROLLEY STOPS: Trolley Route Begins at 10:00 a.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m.

Cook & Main         Trolley leaves on the hour; travels to Ice House Mall

Ice House Mall      Leaves at 12 min. past the hour; travels to Shops on Lageschulte

Lageschulte St.     Leaves at 24 min. past the hour; travels to the Foundry

The Foundry         Leaves at 36 min. past the hour; travels to the White House

White House         Leaves at 48 min. past the hour; travels back to Cook & Main

Timeline of Events: Saturday, December 1, 2018

10:00 a.m.             Trolley begins its loop at Village Center (Cook & Main)

10:00 a.m.             Candy Cane Festival & Petting Zoo Begins at Foundry

10:15 a.m.             Santa arrives at Foundry until 12:00 p.m.

11:00 a.m.             Winter Wonderland at Ice House Mall Begins

11:00 a.m.             Interactive story hour with Mrs. Claus and Nutcracker
                              performance at Ice House Mall (11:30 a.m.)

11:00 a.m.             Magical Reindeer Lane on Lageschulte begins

11:00 a.m.             Home for the Holidays begins at Barrington’s White House;
                              docent tours of the mansion; family photos by the tree;
                              Madrigals perform

12:00 p.m.             Holiday Parade of Characters at Ice House Mall; Santa arrives
                              at Ice House Mall until 3:00 p.m. Free cookies & milk

1:00 p.m.               Free carriage rides & activities in Village Center until 5:00 p.m.;
                              free cookies & hot chocolate from Heinen’s

1:30 p.m.                              Special event at Norton’s USA

1:30 p.m.                              Magical holiday music by Suzuki Strings at Ice House Mall

3:30 p.m.               Santa arrives at Norton’s USA until 4:45 p.m.

4:00 p.m.               BHS Madrigal Singers sing in Village Center

5:00 p.m.               Annual Community Tree Lighting Ceremony in Village Center

5:15 p.m.               Santa arrives on the Fire Truck; Santa visits on South Cook
                              Street until 6:30 p.m.

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