Antioch, IL-- NOV 3 thru DEC 25, 2016
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO ENJOYED AND CREATED DICKENS HOLIDAY VILLAGE 2015. OUR COMMUNITY PUBLIC ART PROGRAM IS NOW CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC. IN JANUARY, WE WILL CONTACT OUR VOLUNTEERS TO BEGIN THE CREATION OF NEW DICKENS CHARACTERS FOR 2016.
In 2016, Dickens Holiday Village will be back and the Handcrafted Dickens Characters made by our volunteer artists will bring a Public Art Program that is free for everyone to enjoy! Antioch will proudly displayed 57 Dickens Characters for people to tour. Each character has a plaque describing the scene and also serves as an educational tool for students. Take a self-guided tour with one of our Dickens Walking Brochure Maps or reserve a tour guide for groups of 20 or more. Plus there is plenty of Dickens Fun for everyone in November and December. You may enjoy Dickens Teas, an Antioch "Oliver" dog afternoon, Dress like Dickens event, and much more.
Our local volunteer artists come in all types: Creating the Dickens Faces and Heads, Apparel for the characters, woodworking to create the actual wooden mannekins we use, creating storylines for each scene, even families who volunteer to brush snow off the Dickens Characters if necessary.
You've heard the phrase "it takes a Village to . . . ", it certainly takes a Village to create Dickens Holiday Village! Dozens of artists and volunteers work year round to bring Antioch this free Public Art Program. Dickens Souvenirs are available in our Dickens Welcome Center which is open November-December. Also, join our Dickens Scavenger Hunt.
Visit Antioch for Shopping, Entertainment & Recreation!
Please browse through the links to the left to find a wide assortments of Businesses, Services, Events, and Promotions available to you. Antioch's Historic Downtown is filled with quaint shops and eateries. Plus Antioch boasts over 50+ days of free, family fun depending on the season! Antioch is Authentic by Nature!
Champagne & Chocolate Walk
Date for 2016: November 12th
Tickets go on Sale on 9/12/16 at AntiochChamber.org
Beer & BBQ Walk
Date for 2016: October 8th
Tickets go on Sale on 8/8/16 at AntiochChamber.org
3 ARTS & CRAFT FAIRES in 2016
Click on each to learn more and for applications
Family Summer Fun & AC Faire, June 18-19
Antioch's Taste AC Faire, July 14-17
Antioch's Fall AC Faire, September 10-11
Fall Apple Fest & Weiner Races, September 10-11
Applications now available.
ANTIOCH'S TASTE OF SUMMER FESTIVAL
July 14-17, 2016
Four Great Days of Family Fun! Music, Food, Carnival, Sidewalk Sales, Crafts and Much More!
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Click below to view a complete Antioch Community Guide:
Antioch Community Guide 2015.
ANTIOCH'S HISTORIC SHOPPING BROCHURE
Perfect for walking and browsing
To view a shopping brochure of Antioch's authentic, old-fashioned downtown, click below:
Antioch's Historic Shopping Brochure
Driving & Water Map of Antioch and the Chain O'Lakes
Maps of the Chain O'Lakes are available free at the Antioch Chamber Foyer (open 24/7) and at area Chamber members.
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