Visit some of this holiday season's most enchanting historic houses in Lake Bluff.
Last Sunday's first-ever Christmas Home Tour exceeded attendance expectations, raising more than $6,000 for the Vliet Center for Lake Bluff History, which hosted the event. Participants embarked upon a self-guided journey through the decades, beginning in the late 1800s, of five Lake Bluff homes fabulously decorated by local merchants for the holidays. The event extended to a second day activities planned for the "It's a Wonderful Life . . . in Lake Bluff" celebration.
Carolers, carriage rides and cocoa warm up Saturday's holiday celebration.
The streets were covered with the first snowfall of the season, but that didn't stop holiday revellers from braving the elements to experience "It's a Wonderful Life...in Lake Bluff." Carolers from Lake Forest and Lake Bluff schools, Brownie Troops, and The Buckthorns provided the music, and local businesses provided the hot chocolate or hot cider. Santa and his wife were there to greet the kids, and they were even accompanied by his head elf, Emily. The setting couldn't have been more picturesque as the sun went down, and the snow-covered gazebo lit up with the sparkling lights, and the joyous sounds of the Lake Bluff Middle School choir.