MainStreet Libertyville's Dickens of a Holiday returns on Dec. 10

  • Santa and Mrs. Claus are ready to receive visitors in Cook Park at MainStreet Libertyville's Dickens of a Holiday event Dec. 10.

    Santa and Mrs. Claus are ready to receive visitors in Cook Park at MainStreet Libertyville's Dickens of a Holiday event Dec. 10. Courtesy of MainStreet Libertyville.

Updated 12/5/2022 1:09 PM

On Saturday, Dec. 10, MainStreet Libertyville will host one of the downtown's most treasured annual events, Dickens of a Holiday. Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus in picturesque Cook Park from 10 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m. A volunteer MainStreet photographer will be present to assist with capturing the moment. Donations of dry and canned food items are appreciated for the local food pantry.

The Children's Holiday Shoppe will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Petranek's Pharmacy. Children are invited to visit the shop and choose gifts for loved ones and friends with the assistance of Santa's elves. The children's purchases will be wrapped and labeled on premises just in time for holiday celebrations.


This year, the popular Victorian Tea will be held at the Libertyville Civic Center, offering a welcome break from the holiday rush to spend time with friends and family. Served by hostesses in authentic Victorian costume, the tea offers pastries, scones and finger sandwiches along with tea service. Inquire about availability for reservations or get on the waiting list by calling the MainStreet Libertyville office, at (847) 680-0336.

MainStreet Libertyville thanks its event sponsors, @Properties -- Lisa Cokefair, Libertyville Civic Center, The UPS Store -- Libertyville, Sunset Foods, Uline, Clementine Early Childhood Community, United Methodist Church of Libertyville and Tu Construction.

Spend the day browsing the many retail shops and eateries in downtown Libertyville. Free covered parking is available at the parking garages located on Church Street and Lake Street. Or take the train; the Metra station is in the heart of the downtown Libertyville near the shops and restaurants.

For more information about any of the Dickens of a Holiday activities, contact the MainStreet Libertyville office, at (847) 680-0336, visit the website at or follow MainStreet Libertyville on social media.

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