Image courtesy of www.dickensindundee.org.
Join in the festivities to welcome the holiday season!
For over 25 years the villages of East Dundee and West Dundee have kicked off the Christmas season with an event called “Dickens in Dundee”. The event kicks off the first Friday in December (which this year, is the 5th) with tree lighting ceremonies in both communities. Members of the communities and visitors are then invited to take a stroll along the downtown area, where local merchants’ windows come alive during the Living Windows event.
The Dickens in Dundee event continues throughout the weekend, with tons of fun events. There’s the Spirit of Christmas Parade, Gingerbread House Making, a Festival of Trees, Santa’s Petting Zoo, and (of course) a visit from Santa himself. While I’ve never attended the event myself, it sounds like a wonderful, festive time for kids and adults alike! If you’d like to attend, you can see the full schedule of events at www.dickensindundee.org.
I’ll be taking part in the Living Windows event on Friday!
That’s right, if you take a stroll through downtown Dundee on Friday, December 5 between 6:00PM and 8:00PM you’ll see me in the window of Romantica USA Boutique! My fab salon, Bii Hair Salon out of West Dundee, invited me to be a live model for the two businesses and I’m so excited to be doing this! I’m looking forward to kicking off the holiday season with two great, suburban businesses, and would love to see you out there to support everyone.
You’ll get to see tons of great window displays as the storefronts in downtown East and West Dundee come to life with Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol and other holiday favorites. You can start in West Dundee at Around the Corner Candy and make your way east on the south side of Main Street. Then cross over at First Street and make your way back, ending at Spa Bleu. Romantica USA Boutique is located at 125 W Main Street in West Dundee. It’s on the north side of the street, between Francesca’s Campagna and DuoStyle (at the corner of Main and Second Streets).