The Best Holiday Light Displays Near Lake Forest, IL

person taking a picture of holiday lights

Here come the holidays and for many decorating our homes and apartments in Lake Forest is a fun and festive way of getting into the spirit of the season. Another tradition during this time of year is traveling to see some of the spectacular light displays found around the North Shore neighborhoods in this part of Illinois. Here are some of the best and brightest decorations in the region.

Santa’s Rock N Lights

New to the area last year, Santa’s Rock N Lights joins five other locations in the United States. Set to music played from your car’s FM radio, the festive show interacts with holiday tunes in an incredible animated, synchronized drive-thru display. At the Lake County Fairgrounds, visitors are asked to enter from Midlothian Road at 1060 E. Peterson Road in Grayslake and travel through a maze of over 100,000 lights. Guests are asked to purchase tickets online in advance to expedite lines at the entrance. The event is open daily (Sunday-Thursday 4:50-9:00 p.m. and Friday/Saturday 4:50-9:00 p.m.) through years’ end. The cost is $24.99 per carload of up to six passengers and $5 for each additional rider.

Midlothian Road, Mundelein

While you’re on Midlothian Road, the Hampton Reserve neighborhood is home to an epic amount of homeowners that really get into the holiday spirit. Around 100 houses in the area have coordinated their trees to look similar and some say they appear to resemble palm trees. Take Timber Pass Road off Midlothian Road in Mundelein to see all the lights and sights.

Grayslake Heritage District

Another neighborhood that goes all out for the holidays is the Heritage District in a display that began with initial sponsorship from the now-defunct Oasis Grayslake Youth Center. Drive through the downtown area on Center Street and the city is aglow with lights. Continue south through the older section of town to enjoy the lights and the historic architecture in this luxurious part of Grayslake.

When you’re looking for the very best in luxury living in this beautiful part of the North Shore area of Illinois, please contact us today. We have plenty of amenities in our community and a number of spacious floor plans to consider. Finally, from all of us at Kelmscott Apartments in Lake Forest, here’s wishing you and yours a very happy holiday season along with a prosperous New Year.

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