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10/18/05- 10/20/05   The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
The legend of Sleepy Hollow will come alive this October for the first time. The great tale of mysertery and suspense will be performed, but with a twist. The audience will be part of the show. Hours start at 11:30 am
  Performing Arts   Milk Pail Restaurant
14N630 Rt. 25
East Dundee, IL 60118
(847) 742-4041
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Date(s)   Event Name   Event Type   Location/Contact Info.
2/3/05- 12/1/05   Irish Night at Emmett’s
Good food, good drinks, and good fellowship. Irish dinner specials, live Irish music. This is every (first) Thursday of the month thru Dec. 2005 Hours: 8pm
  Performing Arts   Emmett’s Tavern & Brewing Co
128 W. Main St.
West Dundee, IL 60118
(847) 428-4500
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9/6/05- 12/30/05   GIANTS – African Dinosaurs
Six life-sized skeletons including the 33-foot-high, 25-foot-long rearing Jobaria; the T-rex-sized Suchomimus; 25-foot-long Afroventor and Deltadromeus. Skeletal and flesh reconstructions of an African pterosaur. A “Touch Gallery” of fossils …and much more! Take a side trip that all can afford – it’s free! The GIANTS exhibit is appropriate for all ages – preschool thru adult!
  Visual Arts   Gail Borden Public Library
270 North Grove Avenue
Elgin, IL 60120
847-742-2411
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9/17/05- 9/18/05   Museum Showcase Weekend
This event provides the apportunity to see and ride less frequently run equipment and grat photo opportunities, too! Sat. and Sun. 10 – 5
  Other   Illinois Railway Museum
7000 Olson Rd
Union, IL 60180
(815) 923-4000
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11/12/05- 12/24/05   Santa Arrival/Free Visits
Spring Hill Mall’s popular natural Santa Claus returns to visit all ara boys and girls. Free Visit. High-quality digital photography available for nominal cost. Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10am-9pm, Sun. 11am-6pm
  Holiday   Spring Hill Mall
Routes 31 & 72
West Dundee, IL 60118
(847) 428-2200
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11/28/05- 12/31/05   Touching on Traditions
Multi-Cultural winter holiday display featuring 62 exhibits/themed trees; educational tours available.
  Other   Lords Park Pavilion
225 Grand Blvd
Elgin, IL 60120
(847) 741-6655
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11/29/05- 12/31/05   Touching on Traditions presented by Elgin Public Museum
Touching on Traditions is the Midwest’s largest authentic culturally-inclusive winter holiday display. It features lights, costumes, decorated trees, and objects of traditional importance to people representing over 50 countries who have made their homes in Elgin. Group tours available. Call the Elgin Public Museum for details. The exhibit may be closed for portions of the day during open hours due to school programs. The best time to visit the exhibit is after 2:30 in the afternoon on school days.
  Holiday   Lords Park Pavilion
100 Oakwood Blvd
Elgin, IL 60120
(847) 741-6655
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12/1/05- 12/1/05   Wine Tasting`
Flatlander Market presents a night with FOXVALLEY WINERY. Flatlander Market is proud to exclusively sell Illinois wines in it’s wine cellar. On December 1 at 7:30 pm we will explore 7 wines from this fine winery. Each course of wine we will be paired with either a cheese from our cheese case, an hor d’oeuvre, a mini entre or homemade dessert. information,fun and fellows is sure to be flowing with all the delicious wine. Please call for costs and more information.
  Other   Flatlander Market
125 S State Street
Marengo, IL 60152
815 568-3528
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12/2/05- 12/4/05   Dickens in Dundee
Dickens In Dundee was formed in 1988. It began as a small community gathering, with caroling and the search for Tiny Tim’s crutch in local stores. With the financial support of local businesses and the villages of East & West Dundee, and Carpentersville, it has grown into a three day holiday festival which attracts a few thousand people from the area and throughout the Midwest. Ice carving, HISTORIC CARRIAGE RIDES, parade, and more!
  Festival/Fair   Downtown Dundee

Dundee, IL
(847) 622-3848
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12/3/05- 12/3/05   Homes for the Holidays- Tour of Homes 2005
HOMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS TOUR 2005 WHEN: Saturday, December 3, 2005 TIME of EVENT: 12:00 Noon – 5:00 PM REGISTRATION LOCATION: Church of the Brethren- 783 W. Highland Avenue, Elgin, IL TICKETS: $10- Advance, $12 On-Site at Registration Back by popular demand, the award-winning HOMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS TOUR presented by NENA will feature six magnificent historic homes trimmed in their holiday finery! Begin the holiday season with unique architecture, terrific holiday decorating ideas, and the warmth of the holiday spirit, Elgin-style. New this year, the tour will feature homes on Elgin’s Near West neighborhoods. Previously, this grand event has been the proud recipient of the Mayor’s Award from the City of Elgin, the Elgin Image Award, and the Governor’s Award of Excellence from the State of Illinois. The HOMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS TOUR 2005 featured homes are: 162 S. State Street 220 S. State Street 2 S. Jackson Street 770 W. Highland Avenue 972 W. Highland Avenue 303 N. Worth Avenue Beginning November 1st, tickets are available in advance for $10 each at the following Elgin locations: Al’s Café and Creamery, Books at Sunset, Jewel Food Stores (Summit Street & Larkin Avenue locations only), and Zeigler Ace Hardware (Spring Street & Lillian Street locations). Same day tickets will be available at the event registration site for $12 each. Ticket prices include a guided tour at each house location, transportation to each house on an old fashioned trolley and complimentary parking at the registration site. The Elgin-style fun does not end when the tour is completed. Make sure to visit downtown restaurants, do some shopping, have some fun at City Skate or enjoy the tree-lighting ceremony plus other exciting Downtown Elgin scheduled events! For more information, contact NENA at (847) 931-0239. Elgin- It’s Happening Here!
  Holiday   Elgin’s West Side Neighborhoods
436 Lawrence Ave
Elgin, IL 60123
(847) 931-0239
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12/3/05- 12/3/05   Polar Express
Chris Van Allberg’s best selling book, “Polar Express” comes alive at the Fox River Trolley Museum. Board the ALL RESERVED “Polar Express” at Jon J. Duerr Forest Preserve for a ride north to meet Santa and experience the magic of the season. Adults: $5.00 Youth: $4.00 Hours: first train departs at 5:00pm
  Sports/ Recreation   Fox River Trolley Museum
365 S. LaFox
South Elgin, IL 60177
(847) 697-4676
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12/3/05- 12/4/05   Marengo’s 14th Annual Winter Wonderwalk
Annually the first weekend of December, this juried show features quality items from 70+ crafters and artists. Lunch and Christmas Cookie Sale will be available.
  Holiday   Marengo
Downtown Marengo
Marengo, IL
(815) 759-1700
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12/5/05- 12/5/05   Window Wonderland
Window decorating contest, children’s scavenger hunt, trolley rides, downtown businesses activities & discounts, city’s annual tree lighting ceremony, and lots more. Hours: noon-5pm
  Holiday   Fountain Square
Corner of E. Chicago & Douglas
Elgin, IL 60120
(847) 488-1456
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12/6/05- 12/8/05   Improveneezer Scrooge
This Christmas season, the story of old and bitter Ebeneezer Scrooge is going to be a little different. The way he learns his lesson about brotherhood and humanity will be entirely up to the audience. Hours: 11:30 am
  Performing Arts   Milk Pail Restaurant
14N630 Rt. 25
East Dundee, IL 60118
(847) 742-4041
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12/8/05- 12/8/05   Lunch with Santa
Have a great lunch date with dear old Santa. Bring the kids for a wonderful time. Hours: 11-12:30 Call for details.
  Holiday   Lords Park Pavilion
100 Oakwood Blvd.
Elgin, IL 60120
(847) 531-7000
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12/13/05- 12/13/05   Beer Tasting & Brewery Tours
Join Brew Master Ryan Clooney for a tour of Emmett’s brewery. Learn about the brewing process and sample our featured beer German Style Dopplebock. Must be 21. Hours: 7pm
  Other   Emmett’s Tavern & Brewing Co
128 W. Main St.
West Dundee, IL 60118
(847) 428-4500
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12/16/05- 12/16/05   Winter Wonderland
We just received word that Santa Claus will be transforming the Village Hall into his Winter Wonderland. Visit Santa Claus and his elves, have your picture taken, play games, make crafts and take home some holiday cheer at Winter Wonderland. Be sure to stop by Santa’s mailbox and write him a letter too! All children will receive one photograph of themselves with Santa. There is no preregistration for this event. Parents will be admitted FREE of charge with a paying child. Each child is $5.
  Holiday   Algonquin Village Hall
2200 Harnish Drive
Algonquin, IL 60102
(847) 658-2700
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12/17/05- 12/17/05   A Rutter Christmas Concert
Some of the most beloved Christmas choral arrangements to grace the ears of listeners in modern times come from the pen of John Rutter. The concert will present an enchanting offering of favorite Christmas carols and songs.
  Performing Arts   ECC’s Visual and Performing Arts Blizzard Theater
1700 Spartan Drive
Elgin, IL 60123
847-214-7225
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12/18/05- 12/18/05   The Santaland Diaries
ONE LAST TRIP TO SANTALAND… The Janus Theatre Company, an award-winning theater company, is proud to announce the 6th and final holiday production of The Santaland Diaries by best-selling author David Sedaris. A funny, touching – and irreverent – comedy about the holiday season, performed in the concert-reading format. THE PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE: In Elgin: at The Hemmens Cultural Center 45 Symphony Way in downtown Elgin (Free parking in abundance.) December 18, Sunday at 6 p.m. TICKETS: $40 Golden Circle / $20 Main Floor BOX OFFICE: 847-931-5900 or go to www.hemmens.org then click on “order now”
  Performing Arts   Janus Theatre Company
Hemmens Cultural Center
Elgin, IL 60120
847-931-5900
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12/18/05- 12/18/05   Jazz Noelle Worship
In the 10:45am service, Immanuel’s music department will be worshipping in a jazz style, celebrating the music of Christmas with horns & rhythm section.
  Other   Immanuel Luthern Church of East Dundee
310 E. Main St.
East Dundee, IL 60118
(847) 428-4477
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12/19/05- 12/23/05   Winter Break Camp
Winter Break Camp is a frosty fun adventure! This event is a whole week of Day Off Camps! Day Off Camp is a fun-filled day provided by the Elgin Public Museum on days when school districts don’t have school. We will play games, do crafts and explore the park. If there is snow on the ground we will even go sledding! Normal Camp runs from 10 am to 3 pm. We are offering extended camp from 8:30-10 am and 3-5:30 pm for an additional fee. If you can’t find a sitter or the kids are bored on days off send them to Day Off Camp! Cost is $15 per day. Individual day sign up, entire week is not required. Ask about our multiple day discount. Extended camp is an additional $5 for each session (AM or PM).
  Sports/ Recreation   Elgin Public Museum
225 Grand Blvd.
Elgin, IL 60120
(847) 741-6655
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12/31/05- 12/31/05   New Year’s Eve at Emmett’s
Ring in 2006 in style at Emmett’s. Enjoy our fabulous four-course filet and lobster dinner special $59.95 (Regular dinner menu available as well). Plus live music!
  Performing Arts   Emmett’s Tavern & Brewing Co.
128 W. Main St.
West Dundee, IL 60118
(847) 428-4500
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1/1/06- 1/1/06   $1.75 Day at Naper Settlement
Come visit with costumed villagers as we celebrate Naperville’s history in honor of its 175th anniversary from 1 to 5 p.m. Tour buildings that range from log house beginnings to Victorian splendor at Naper Settlement. Special admission is $1.75 per person, children 3 and under are free. Members are free.
  Holiday   Naper Settlement
523 S. Webster St.
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 420-6010
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