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posted: 11/12/2012 12:31 PM

'Dickens of a Holiday' returns to downtown Libertyville

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  • Santa visits with children in his sleigh during last year's "Dickens of a Holiday" in Libertyville.

       Santa visits with children in his sleigh during last year's "Dickens of a Holiday" in Libertyville.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer, 2011

  • Oak Grove School students sing during Libertyville's "Dickens of a Holiday" in Cook Park.

       Oak Grove School students sing during Libertyville's "Dickens of a Holiday" in Cook Park.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer, 2010

 
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MainStreet Libertyville hosts its annual "Dickens of a Holiday" event Saturdays, Dec. 1 and 8.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, the downtown will be bustling with holiday festivities.

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Stop by Cook Park from 10 a.m. to noon or 1 to 3 p.m. when Santa and Mrs. Claus will welcome all children.

Then visit the Children's Holiday Shoppe at Petraneks Pharmacy, 426 N. Milwaukee Ave., across from Cook Park. The elves at the Children's Holiday Shoppe look forward to helping little ones find the perfect gift for everyone on their list. The gifts are budget friendly and nothing is priced over $5.

The Annual Victorian Tea is held at St. Lawrence Episcopal Church from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 1 and Dec. 8.

A Libertyville tradition, it is an authentic English tea with pastries, tea sandwiches and scones with Devonshire cream served by hostesses in period dress.

The cost is $30 per person before Nov. 16; $35 thereafter. Always a sellout, reservations are required. Call the MainStreet office at (847) 680-0336 or visit www.mainstreetlibertyville.org, Calendar of Events.

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