Antioch, IL-- NOV 3 thru DEC 25, 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.
DICKENS FALL FEST
Nov 3-6, 2016, Downtown Antioch
Join us for a fun-packed 4 day Fall Carnival in Downtown Antioch. Rides, Food, Games, a small AC Faire kick off the start of Dickens Holiday Village. Special wristbands for rides are available in advance on this website. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
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
FALL REGIONAL CONNECTIONS SPEED NETWORKING LUNCHEON
Click here for information and registration for our October 20th Speed Networking Luncheon. Networking with businesses at our Multi-State/Multi-Chamber Regional Connections Luncheon.
3 ARTS & CRAFT FAIRES in 2016
Information on 2017 AC Faires available in January, 2017
Family Summer Fun & AC Faire, June 18-19-finished
Antioch's Taste AC Faire, July 14-17-finished
Antioch's Fall AC Faire, September 10-11finished
Click below to view a complete Antioch Community Guide:
Antioch Community Guide 2016.
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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