Vintage Holidays in Long Grove

Historic downtown Long Grove invites you to rediscover the magic of the holidays this season.
The annual Vintage Holidays campaign is what the classic holiday small town experience is all
about… quaint shops, old-world charms, and family memories. Organized by the Historic
Downtown Long Grove Business Association, Vintage Holidays 2021 will feature:

Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides: starting November  20th and continuing every weekend through
December 19th , groups of family and friends can get in the holiday spirit with vintage carriage
rides throughout historic downtown Long Grove.  Currently SOLD OUT but waiting list available HERE

Merchant Open Houses and Promos: merchants throughout historic downtown Long Grove will
feature decorations,  specials on merchandise, food, drinks, and more throughout the
Vintage Holidays campaign. Beginning November 26th and running through December 19th ,
anyone who spends $150 before tax/tip at any of the downtown merchants will receive a free
gift from the Long Grove Visitors Center (maximum of four gifts per person, receipts must date
between 11/26 – 12/19. While supplies last).

Holiday Caroling and Santa: visitors who stroll historic downtown Long Grove during Vintage
Holidays will not only enjoy the sights but the sounds of the holiday season too, with festive
holiday carolers setting the tone. Additionally, on select weekends November 20th through
December 19th , visits by Santa Claus himself will surely put holiday smiles on all kids at heart.

Carolers Schedule:

Nov. 21 1-3pm Buffalo Grove High School
Dec. 4 11-2:30pm Long Grove Carolers
Dec. 5 1-3pm Barrington High School Madrigals
Dec. 11 1:30-2:15 John Hersey High School Dickens Carolers
Dec. 12 1-3pm Isaac Fox Elementary School
Dec. 18 12-2pm Long Grove Community Church
Dec. 19 2-4pm Barrington High School Madrigals

Santa will be here from 12pm-4pm on the following dates:

Friday       Nov. 26
Saturday  Nov. 27
Sunday     Nov. 28

Sunday      Dec. 12
Saturday   Dec. 18
Sunday      Dec. 19

November & December 2021

Carriage Rides

Interest in this activity has been extremely positive and have SOLD OUT!

Please sign up for the WAIT LIST HERE

Carriage rides are one of our most beloved activities during the holidays and are back again for the 2021 Vintage Holidays season. To manage crowds and lines associated with the activity during the pandemic, we have shifted to an online registration system. This will allow patrons to secure a reserved time in advance and allow us to practice safe social distancing between parties throughout the check-in and ride and prepare the sleigh for the following group. Masks are required upon entry to the Visitor’s Center to check in.

Ride Dates

Ride Dates:

November 20, 21, 26, 27, 28

December 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19

Ride Fees

Reservations are $15 per section (6 person maximum)
Reserve the full sleigh for $30 (both sections, 12 person maximum)

Rides may be cancelled due to inclement weather for the safety of the horses and our guests. If this should happen, refunds will be issued for reserved groups.


A waiver is required for each group. We ask that you download and complete THIS WAIVER and return it to us when you check in for your sleigh ride.

**Masks are required to participate. We thank you for your cooperation.



Friday, November 26 – Wednesday, December 19, 2021

Holiday Sip, Shop & Dine Gift Promotion

To thank our patrons for supporting the historic downtown Long Grove businesses, we are again offering our FREE Gift with purchase promotion. The above video highlights the gifts available as the promotion kicks off November 26.

Collect $150 (pre-tax & tip) in receipts from historic downtown Long Grove shops and restaurants, dated November 26–December 19 and redeem them for a FREE Gift!

Choose from:
Long Grove Ornament
Pashmina Scarf
Long Grove Campfire Mugs
Long Grove Tote Bags
11×14 Long Grove Photo
Chocolates from Long Grove Confectionery

For the health and safety of our visitors and staff and to minimize crowds gathering inside the Visitor’s Center during redemption, we are encouraging shoppers to submit their receipts and select their gift using our ONLINE FORM. Gifts can be picked up in the Long Grove Visitor’s Center during business hours.

Gifts available while supplies last. Redeem your receipts early for the best gift selection.



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