Things to Do in Wauconda During Thanksgiving Week

What a gorgeous day it is in Wauconda today. It’s unseasonably warm and it’s hard to think that next week is already Thanksgiving! Can you believe it? Time sure flies when you’re having fun! And speaking of fun, Wauconda sure knows how to put together some fun things to do, and Thanksgiving week is no exception.

Here’s a list of Things to do in Wauconda during the week of Thanksgiving. Let us know which one, or two, you’re planning to attend.


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November 19th – 6pm to 9pm. – Cabernet Monet at Bliss Wine & Gifts. Do you like art? Do you like wine? Here’s your chance to have both and create a masterpiece taught by a local professional artist. Grab your friends, make it a date night, or just come out for some relaxing time and bring home an art piece! Class fee is $35. Contact Bliss Wine & Gifts to reserve your spot.

November 20th – 6pm to 8pm. – The Night Before Turkey Eve at Aspire Boutique. The girls at Aspire Boutique are hosting a two hour night of shopping, sippin’ and stuffin’. Stuff what?! Bring in non-perishable items and we’ll stuff them in a huge bag to bring over to the Wauconda Food Pantry. And talk about an event that keeps on giving….Aspire Boutique will give you 15% OFF one item you purchase at their store as a thank you for bringing in items for the Wauconda Food Pantry. AND if you head on over to Bliss Wine & Gifts, and show them your Aspire Boutique bag, Bliss Wine & Gifts will give you 10% OFF your purchase there. Don’t you just love Wauconda shop’s generosity? Make sure to contact Aspire Boutique to let them know you’ll be there!

November 21st – 5pm to 10pm – Get Nuts on Main. Bliss Wine & Gifts along with Bulldogs Grill are teaming up once again for the biggest party of the year! Beer, wine, burgers and of course nuts, are being offered under a big heated tent with live entertainment by Dog 1 and the Josh Skaja Band. Admission fee is $10 with a portion of the proceeds benefitting Main Street Attraction. And if you register for the Wauconda Trot at the same time, you will receive 25% off your admission. Call (847) 526-7133 for tickets!

November 21st – 6pm to 8pm – Community Thanksgiving Eve Dinner and Service. Messiah Lutheran Church is hosting a Community Thanksgiving Eve Dinner and Service. Families of need are invited to to enjoy a free dinner.  Dinner is at 6:00 pm and the Thanksgiving church service is 7:00 pm.

November 21st – 9pm to 11:30pm – Black Wednesday Extravaganza at Lindy’s Landing. Drinks special and entertainment by The Belvederes. Nice to have options down Main Street, Wauconda.

November 22nd – 9am – Turkey Trot 2012 on Main Street Wauconda. This is the 2nd annual 4 mile run around Bang’s Lake or you also have the option to do a more relaxed 2 mile trot down Main Street. There will be turkey trophies, T-shits and goodie bags as well as a costume contest! This is a fun time for all ages. Pre-registration fee for the 4 mile run is $20 or $25 the day of the race, the 2 mile run is $15. Tickets available for purchase at Bliss Wine & Gifts and Bulldogs Grill.

November 24th – ALL DAY – Small Business Saturday. This day is celebrated to honor small businesses! Shop local, shop Wauconda!

November 24th – 7:45am to 8:45am – Burst for Men.  The Relationship Center is gathering to rejoice in prayer and worship for marriages.  Contact Mike Siri at (847) 337-1659 for more information.

November 24th – 6pm to 9pm – Bulldog Nation Foundation. Bliss Wine & Gifts is hosting an Art Show and Wine Tasting to help provide assistance to teachers for the enhancement of innovation in Wauconda High School classrooms. It’ll be a night of wine tasting, food tasting and art show. Grab your date, grab your friends, come out and enjoy some food, wine and arts and support Wauconda High School teachers and students. Tickets cost $30 and are limited. 10% of any purchase at Bliss Wine & Gifts will go towards the Bulldog Nation Foundation.

So there you have it. Thanksgiving Weekend at a glance of things to do in Wauconda. Let the shops of Wauconda know we sent you and make sure to say “hello!

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So what do you think? Don’t we, in Wauconda, know how to have fun or what? Let us know which of these events look fun to you and which of them you’ll most likely to attend.

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About Jocelyn Wilhelm

Jocelyn Wilhelm is very passionate about her community and has a strong drive to help businesses succeed in this day of all things digital. Jocelyn has a knack for knowing how to perfectly optimize every marketing effort for both search engines and direct target audience. Jocelyn owns her own consulting firm, JW Social Media where she helps companies develop their Inbound Marketing Strategy. A long-time resident of Wauconda of over 14 years, Jocelyn is an avid foodie and wine enthusiast and loves to frequent local establishments to learn all about them and shares her experiences with the community using the power of social media. Check out how she engages with the Wauconda community on My Town Wauconda Facebook Page.

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