Miracle on Main Street

The December 1st tree lighting has been canceled due to weather and more...

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Join us from 3-7pm on Saturday, December 1st in downtown Lake Zurich for our Miracle on Main Street event. This special evening includes a visit from Santa Claus and is sure to be a memorable event for your child. 

Returning again this year will be a beautiful 35 foot tree to be displayed for the holiday season, an opportunity to meet Santa, Mrs. Claus and their reindeer. Event entertainment includes Lake Zurich High School’s Bare Voices, a DJ and the Academy of Performing Arts. There will be children’s crafts, sleigh rides, adult beverages, and food vendors. Cookies and hot cocoa provided by the Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce and hot cider provided by the Lions Club. 

Location: Downtown Lake Zurich, Rotary Park, 7 E. Main Street 

Candy Cane Hunt rescheduled for Saturday, December 8th at 3 pm

Candy Cane Hunt at the Lion’s Den 



The Lake Zurich Lions Club will be hosting their 15th Annual Candy Cane Hunt in Lions Park on Saturday, December 1st. The event will begin at 3pm sharp, regardless of the weather. 

There will be four different age groups hunting for candy canes- children 3 and under will begin the event, followed by the 4-6 year olds, and then 7-10 year olds. Prizes will be awarded to those in each age group who find winning candy canes. The final round will be an adult round of the Candy Cane Hunt for great prizes at 6:30pm.

Santa will be roaming the Candy Cane Hunt beginning at 3pm. After the hunt, from 3:30-4pm, the Lions will be offering FREE family photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus inside the Lions Den. No appointment necessary. Please note that photos and visits with Santa will resume inside the Lion’s Den after his arrival at the Miracle on Main Street event from approximately 5:30-7pm.

Light refreshments will be served and the Leo Club (youth 12-18) will be doing free face painting in the den from 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM.

If you have questions on the Candy Cane Hunt, please contact the Lake Zurich Lions Club at 847-796-0501.

Location: Lake Zurich Lion’s Den 81 E. Main Street

Donations for Young at Heart

Young At Heart™ will be the featured charity at Miracle on Main this year. Young at Heart is a rescue and safe haven for senior dogs & cats in Northern Illinois founded in 2005. Young at Heart is currently foster home-based with a satellite adoption center inside the Lake Zurich Petco, however our brand new adoption center & sanctuary just for senior pets is coming soon to Woodstock, IL in 2019. Young at Heart’s mission is to provide senior dogs and cats with a safe haven to ensure they live with comfort, compassion, and companionship in their golden years. They find loving homes for adoptable senior pets and offer a peaceful sanctuary life for those that are less adoptable.

Pet Adoption Logo

They are in need, especially during the holiday season for the following donations in addition to cash donations: Gift cards to Home Depot, Menards, Walmart, Office Depot, Petco, Petsmart, Chewy.com, and Amazon.com. Forever stamps, copy paper, paper towels, kitchen size garbage bags, Clorox Greenworks or Lysol wipes, new bags of dog and cat food, new dog and cat toys, Greenie’s Pill Pockets.

With your support, Young at Heart™ gives older dogs and cats another chance to enjoy the twilight of their lives through rescue, foster, adoption and sanctuary. Young at Heart™ believes that Love Has No Age Limit™ and that senior pets deserve to enjoy their golden years wrapped in the love, safety, and comfort of a loving family.

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Volunteer At This Event



We can always use some extra Santa’s helpers to assist in making our event a memorable, holiday experience for the families. Consider taking a shifts assisting with Santa, his reindeer, sleigh rides, crafts, or beer sales. No prior experience is required  Signup online