Christmas at the Dole

Christmas at the Dole a weekend full of winter fun!

We rely on your support to make this annual fundraiser successful. Thank you for your support of Lakeside Legacy Foundation! Attending and volunteering at Christmas at the Dole ensures that we can continue to cultivating the arts, historic preservation, and community events!

December 2nd 

1st Friday Art Show At The Dole

1st Friday Art Show At The Dole –Every month people living in and near McHenry County, and all of the Chicagoland area, will have the opportunity to enjoy an artistic evening with wonderful featured art, the chance to meet and mingle with artists, and possibility purchase an original piece of work. On Friday, December 2nd from 5:00 to 8:00 pm, Lakeside Arts Park in Crystal Lake, is proud to welcome the community to our 1st Friday Art Show at Lakeside Arts Park.

$5 Suggested Donation- Your financial contribution supports the historic preservation of the Dole Mansion and Lakeside Programs.

Guests will experience a special Christmas time 1st Friday Art Show. Magnificently decorated Christmas Trees. The art show includes a Christmas tree lighting, entertainment by ballerinas, strings, and more.

Dole Gallery: Sara Risley | Disturbances in the Field

Sage Gallery: Lake Region Watercolor Guild | Watercolors of Winter

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‘the Listening Room’ At The Dole Presents

December 2nd @ 8:00PM | Buy Tickets Now!

Sponsored by:American Community Bank & Trust

‘Cool Yule’ with jazz singer Spider Saloff & pianist Tommy Muellner

Spider Saloff’s Cool Yule is a collection of Holiday classics and a few rare gems presented in a fresh modern style that will please audiences of all ages. Saloff also includes some her own holiday stories about the songs and her own memories.

It is a lively and festive and hip twist on Christmas and holiday celebration!

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December 3rd

An indoor and outdoor holiday extravaganza! Attractions for all ages!

Ice Sculptures & Ice Games | Photos with Santa | Holiday Shopping Bazaar | Photo Booth

Click Here to see your family photos with Santa!

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Lakeside is recruiting ‘elves’ to help with Christmas at the Dole.

Contact Emily Barry ~ Event & Program Coordinator at if you want to volunteer.