Arlington Heights Holiday Fun Guide

Take a look at upcoming holiday events in Arlington Heights and enjoy the season!

From now through December 16, there are number of events and activities in Arlington Heights that are sure to get you into the holiday spirit.

Take a look at all the fun stuff happening around town and check back with Patch the week before Christmas to see a fresh list, full of even more holiday events and activities in Arlington Heights. 

  • Sleigh Rides Downtown. Thursday, December 6 and December 13 in Downtown Arlington Heights. Hop on a horse-drawn sleigh and take a ride to see the displays and lights at Harmony Park and North School Park. Rides are free, sleigh fits up to 10 people.
  • A Call from the North Pole. Thursday, December 6 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. is the last day to receive a phone call from Santa or one of his elves. So if you signed up, remember to stay close to your phone. Call is free, registration is now closed. 
  • Breakfast with Santa. Saturday, December 8 at 9 a.m. at Twin Lakes Recreation Area in Palatine, 1200 Twin Lakes Drive. Cost is $12 per person, and will include breakfast, games, crafts and a visit with Santa.
  • Pet Pictures with Santa. Saturday, December 8 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Knupper Nursery in Palatine, 1801 N. Rand Road. Free. For more information, call Knuppers at 847-359-1080.
  • Holiday Tea Programs. Saturday, December 8 from 10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. and Sunday, December 9 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the historic Banta House , 514 N. Vail Avenue. Preregistration required. 
  • Lakeside Singers at Metropolis. Monday, December 10 from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m. at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell Street. Find your style and enjoy a concert full of with traditional favorites and new holiday tunes. Tickets are $35, $25 for students and seniors.
  • Build Holiday Cookie House.  Friday, December 14 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the Historical Museum, 110 W. Fremont Street. All ages are welcome, just register online before the event. The cost is $20 for residents, $25 for nonresidents.
  • Holiday Drop and Shop. Friday, December 14 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 
  • Teddy Bear Tea. Saturday, December 15 at the Arlington Heights Historic Museum, 110 W. Fremont Street. A special tea for preschoolers, bring your favorite stuffed animal to enjoy crafts, games, song and tea. Boy and girls ages 3 to 5 are welcome, the cost is $15. 
  • Arlington Lakes Golf Club Holiday Celebration . Saturday, December 15 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Arlington Lakes Golf Club , 1211 S. New Wilke Road. No need to RSVP, just show up and enjoy free appetizers, drink specials, games and prizes. 
  • A Carpenters Christmas. Sunday, December 16 at 7:30 p.m. at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell Street. Tickets cost $25. 


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