Holiday Season

A Nostalgic Shop Small Alternative to Big Box Mayhem, with Four Weeks of Complimentary Carriage Rides, Carolers and More Set within a Timeless Village!

 An annual tradition returns to its charming, small-town setting when Long Grove Vintage Holidays kick-off on Thursday, November 21st with stores staying open until 7pm.  Presented by the Historic Downtown Long Grove Business Association, four consecutive weeks of timeless holiday happenings in Long Grove will give visitors authentic, shop small experiences.  Festivities each weekend (Saturdays & Sundays through December 22nd) include complimentary horse-drawn carriage rides, carolers, Victorian buildings trimmed in lights, and cobblestone walkways lined in luminaries, and special appearances by Santa.

The streets of downtown Long Grove come alive for the holidays beginning with horse-drawn carriages starting Saturday, November 23rd.  Thereafter, the 10-minute carriage rides will continue every Saturday and Sunday  through December 22nd*.   Kids will encounter Santa Claus walking through the village, and on occasion, they can also formally meet the Jolly Old Elf and have pictures taken at the Long Grove Visitor Center.  Also helping set the festive mood each weekend will be holiday carolers.

Historic Downtown Long Grove is home to an assortment of unique restaurants and specialty shops that will be welcoming visitors throughout the holiday season.  Many of the family owned and operated, independent stores that the town is renowned for will be featuring sales, drinks and snacks rewarding customers for shopping small.  Decked out Long Grove stores, hawking everything from gourmet foods, jewelry, and fashions to antiques, art and décor, are smart options for rare gifts that can’t be found anyplace else.

Shop & Receive a FREE GIFT!
Friday, November 22- Sunday, December 23, receive a FREE GIFT with purchases totaling $150 or more (pre-tax) by stopping into the Visitor’s Center during normal business hours (while supplies last, limit 4 gifts per visit)

Carriage Rides:  Sign up IN PERSON, day of ride at Visitors Center (308 Old McHenry Road)

Sat. Nov. 23rd & Sun. Nov. 24th 11:00am – 7:00pm

Fri. Nov. 29th 11:00am – 4:00pm

Sat. Nov. 30th, & Sun. Dec. 1st 11:00am – 7:00pm

Sat. Dec. 7th & Sun. Dec. 8th 11:00am – 7:00pm

Sat. Dec. 14th & Sun. Dec. 15th 11:00am – 7:00pm

Sat. Dec. 21st & Sun. Dec. 22nd 11:00am – 7:00pm

First Come/ First Served
For consideration of the horses, the carriage holds a MAXIMUM of:
12 people

DRIVER HAS FINAL DECISION ON AMOUNT OF PASSENGERS
Guests must arrive 10 minutes prior to departure

*Carriage rides may be canceled due to inclement weather for the safety of our guests and the horse.

Scheduled Carolers for Holiday Season 2019**:
(working on the schedule)

Santa’s Schedule for Holiday Season 2019**:
(working on the schedule)

 

**Carolers & Santa have scheduled these dates, but may cancel due to weather or other circumstances.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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