5:30 to 7 p.m. Dec. 2, Riverfront Park, 201 N. Harrison St., Algonquin
Santa arrives, along with a tree lighting, candy cane hunt, ice-carving demo, live reindeer, Jacobs Top Chamber Ensemble performance, vendor booths, refreshments and more. Collecting donations for Toys for Tots. Sponsored by Algonquin Recreation. Free admission. Information: 847-658-2716 or www.algonquin.org/recreation.