Things to do in Vernon Hills Winter 2024

About the author : Anna Masi

It’s a new year, and whether you’re new to Vernon Hills or have lived here your whole life, we wanted to share some of the events that we’re looking forward to this winter season. Most of these are happening in the next few weeks, but stay tuned for future posts like this. If this is your first time seeing a post from us, then here is a little bit about us: When love for great wine and passion for good food collide, the result is Feather Glass! Welcome to our family-owned and local wine bar and eatery. Our menu consists of International Indian Fusion. 


  1. Intro to Cheese Making
  • Date & Time: January 20, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
  • Location: Perfect Brewing Supply, 619 E Park Ave, Libertyville, IL
  • Details: Ever wondered how cheese is made? Join us for an introductory workshop on cheese making. Perfect for culinary enthusiasts and beginners alike, this session will guide you through the basics of cheese production. A delightful experience for anyone looking to add a unique skill to their culinary arsenal!
  1. Vino & Vinyasa
  • Venue: Lakeview Fitness Center, 700 Lakeview Parkway, Vernon Hills
  • Event Description: Combine relaxation and indulgence in this special event. Start with a vinyasa-based yoga class to unwind and rejuvenate. Post-class, treat yourself to a selection of fine wines and chocolates, perfectly timed for Valentine’s Day celebrations. It’s an ideal blend of wellness and pleasure!
  1. Gale Gand – Winter Desserts
  • Date: January 27, 2024
  • Location: The Joyful Gourmet, 542 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Libertyville, IL
  • Highlights: Join Gale Gand, an acclaimed pastry chef, for an exclusive winter dessert-making class. Perfect for baking enthusiasts, this session offers a chance to learn from a culinary legend and bring some sweetness into the chilly winter days.
  1. Cool Cluster Dog Show
  • Dates: January 24-28, 2024
  • Venue: Lake County Fairgrounds & Event Center, 1060 E. Peterson Rd., Grayslake, IL
  • Event Insight: A must-visit for dog lovers! This all-breed dog show features various categories, showcasing the beauty and talents of different dog breeds. A fun-filled event for families and pet enthusiasts alike.
  1. Frosty 5K
  • Location: Deerpath Park, 299 Onwentsia Road, Vernon Hills, IL
  • About the Event: Embrace the winter season with an energetic 5K run through the beautiful Deerpath Park. Perfect for runners of all levels, this event combines fitness with the joy of winter.
  1. Wine Wednesday Trivia Night
  • Date: January 24, 2024, 6:00 PM
  • Venue: Feather Glass Wine Bar, Vernon Hills
  • Experience: Engage in an evening of brain-teasing trivia while enjoying a selection of exquisite wines. Gather your friends for a night of fun, laughter, and a little friendly competition. Enjoy happy hour prices when you RSVP for this event at [email protected]
  1. Feather Glass Open House
  • RSVP Deadline: January 28
  • Special Offer: Visit us at our Open House and enjoy free samples of beer, wine, and food. This event is free if you RSVP by January 28th, and $15 if you show up at the door. The event is February 1st at 5 P.M. We are giving tours of our beautiful event space as well, which would be perfect for your next private or corporate event! Learn more about hosting with us.

From culinary adventures to outdoor activities and social gatherings, Vernon Hills has something to offer for everyone this winter. While you’re reading this blog post or deciding which events to do, feel free to visit us at 700 N Milwaukee Ave #130 in Vernon Hills. We are right near Dick’s Sporting Goods, Pet Smart, and Great Clips. 

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