Historic downtown Long Grove invites holiday shoppers to rediscover the magic of the holiday season. The annual Long Grove Vintage Holidays campaign is a tribute to the classic small town holiday market experience – quaint shops, old-world charms, and family memories. Organized by the Historic Downtown Long Grove Business Association, Vintage Holidays 2022 features:
Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides: continuing through the weekend of December 18th, groups of family and friends can get into the vintage holiday spirit with vintage carriage rides for only $15 per person throughout a decked out historic downtown Long Grove. From the twinkling Covered Bridge to the storefront Christmas trees, passengers are invited to sit back and take in the nostalgia of the holiday season as the clattering of horse hooves lead the way. Sponsored by The Graff Group and Alden Long Grove Rehab & Health, pre-registration for the more intimate horse-drawn sleigh ride can be found at LongGrove.org. Tickets for a second horse-drawn carriage ride for bigger groups will be sold onsite on a first come basis.
Merchant Open Houses and Promos: merchants throughout the historic downtown Long Grove
marketplace will feature decorations, sales, and specials on merchandise, food, drinks, and
more throughout the Vintage Holidays campaign. Running
through the weekend of December 18th, anyone who spends $150 before tax/tip at any of the downtown
merchants will receive a free gift from the Long Grove Visitors Center (maximum of four gifts
per person, receipts must date between 11/25 – 12/18. While supplies last).
Holiday Caroling and Santa: visitors who stroll historic downtown Long Grove marketplace
during Vintage Holidays will not only enjoy the sights but the sounds of the holiday season too,
with vintage costumed holiday carolers setting the tone. Additionally,
through December 18th, visits by Santa Claus himself will put holiday
smiles on all kids at heart.