Winter Celebration

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Friday, December 7, 5-9 p.m.

Horse-drawn carriage rides, a two-hour live ice sculpting show and roasted chestnuts highlight the evening’s festivities in the front lawn of Village Hall at 850 Waukegan Road.

The Village Hall lobby will serve as the venue for live holiday performances from the Deerfield High School Choraliers, The Caroling Party (costumed Dickens Carolers) and Deerfield’s own The Hurricane Saxophone Quartet.

Complimentary treats include cookies from the Patty Turner Center, hot cider/chocolate and popcorn from the Deerfield BP and corn pudding and baked beans with brisket from City Barbeque.

Community events and offers are being hosted by the following:


  • First Presbyterian Church - Hot cider, cookies, crafts, story-telling and holiday carolers - 824 Waukegan Road - 5-9 p.m.
  • Leather Creations - Enter to win a leather carry-on bag ($200 value). Enjoy holiday treats - 775 Waukegan Road - 4-7 p.m.
  • Optimist Club - Tree sale - Jewett Park - 3-9 p.m.
  • Swansons Blossom Shop - Stop in and decorate ornaments for the tree and have a treat. - 814 N. Waukegan Road - 12- 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 8, 11-3 p.m.

Visit Forrest Plaza at The Shops at Deerfield Square for pony rides and horse-drawn carriage rides beginning at 11 a.m. Get in the holiday spirit with Hanukkah games and treats sponsored by Coldwell Banker.

Carriage tours stop at Village Centre Plaza for a meet and greet with Santa, sponsored by PetPeople, starting at 12:30 p.m. (pets are welcome), a life-sized snow globe that participants can go inside of and more holiday fun. Make sure to bring your camera!

More community events and offers are being hosted by the following:


  • Cherry Pit Cafe - Stop in for 10% off your total bill - 808 Waukegan Road - 7-3 p.m.
  • Coldwell Banker - Hanukkah games and treats - 740 Waukegan Road - 11-3 p.m.
  • Deerfield Public Library - Family storytime for children with an adult - 920 Waukegan Road - 10-10:30 a.m.
  • First Midwest Bank - Hot chocolate, candy and cookies - 725 Waukegan Road - 9 a.m.-noon
  • Just Between Friends - Drop in for treats and 5% off full priced merchandise - 740 Waukegan Road #102- 10-3 p.m.
  • Leather Creations - Enter to win a leather carry-on bag ($200 value). Enjoy holiday treats - 775 Waukegan Road- 9-3 p.m.
  • Menchie's - Enter a free raffle to win a Menchie’s frozen yogurt cake - 775 Deerfield Road #170a - noon-3 p.m.
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes - Customers receive one free peppermint chocolate chip bundtini - 190 Waukegan Road #D - 11-3 p.m.
  • Optimist Club - Tree sale - Jewett Park - 9-6 p.m.
  • PetPeople - Bring your pet to create paw paintings for your holiday decorations - 775 Waukegan Road - 11-3 p.m.; Meet and greet with Santa - 775 Waukegan Road - 12:30-3 p.m.
  • Seta Salon - Visit our salon for coffee, holiday treats and a 20% off coupon for any one hair or nail service - 665 Deerfield Road #110- 9-3 p.m.
  • SportsClips - All guests can receive free holiday face painting, treats and coupons - 39 Waukegan Road - 11-3 p.m.
  • The Red Door Spa - Stop in for cookies, hot chocolate and to receive a $25 spa bonus card with every $150 gift card purchase - 720 Deerfield Road 9-3 p.m.

Winter Celebration events are free for all ages and kid-friendly. Stay tuned for more information! A brochure with a complete listing of participating businesses will arrive in the mail soon. 

If you have questions, contact Kylie Cerk, Communications Specialist, at 847.719.7404 or by email.