More About Vintage Holidays in Historic Downtown Long Grove

Historic downtown Long Grove invites you to rediscover the magic of the holidays this season. The annual Vintage Holidays campaign is what the classic holiday small town experience is all about… quaint shops, old-world charms, and family memories. Organized by the Historic Downtown Long Grove Business Association, Vintage Holidays 2022 will feature:

Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides: starting November 19th and continuing every weekend through December 18th , groups of family and friends can get in the holiday spirit with vintage carriage rides throughout historic downtown Long Grove.

Merchant Open Houses and Promos: merchants throughout historic downtown Long Grove will feature decorations, specials on merchandise, food, drinks, and more throughout the Vintage Holidays campaign. Beginning November 25th and running through 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 during Vintage Holidays will not only enjoy the sights but the sounds of the holiday season too, with festive holiday carolers setting the tone. Additionally, on select weekends November 19th through December 18th , visits by Santa Claus himself will surely put holiday smiles on all kids at heart.

Dates for caroling and Santa will follow shortly.

November & December 2022
Carriage Rides

Carriage rides are one of our most beloved activities during the holidays and are back again for the 2022 Vintage Holidays season. To manage crowds and lines associated with the activity during the pandemic, we have shifted to an online registration system. This will allow patrons to secure a reserved time in advance and allow us to practice safe social distancing between parties throughout the check-in and ride and prepare the sleigh for the following group.

Ride Dates:
November 19, 20, 25, 26, 27
December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18

Ride Fees
Reservations are $15 per person (ages 5 and under ride free).

The carriage rides pre-sale link will be available soon.

Rides may be cancelled due to inclement weather for the safety of the horses and our guests. If this should happen, refunds will be issued for reservations.

Friday, November 25 – Sunday, December 18, 2022
Holiday Sip, Shop & Dine Gift Promotion
To thank our patrons for supporting the historic downtown Long Grove businesses, we are again offering our FREE Gift with purchase promotion. The above video highlights the gifts available as the promotion kicks off November 25.

Collect $150 (pre-tax & tip) in receipts from historic downtown Long Grove shops and restaurants, dated November 25–December 18 and redeem them for a FREE Gift!

Choose from:

Pashmina Scarves
Long Grove Ornament
Green/White Campfire Mug
Red/White Coffee Mug
Delicious Treats from Long Grove Confectionery and Ma & Pa’s Candy
11×14 Photo of Long Grove Covered Bridge
Holiday Tote Bag
Hand Painted Ornaments by local artist, Sheila.
Gifts available while supplies last. Redeem your receipts early for the best gift selection.

Date & Time

December 18, 2022


Historic Downtown Long Grove
308 Old McHenry Road
Long Grove, IL 60047

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