Christmas at the Dole – A Weekend of Holiday Festivities!

Join us for our final fundraising events of the year! Our annual Christmas at the Dole Signature Event begins the holiday season with fun and festivities. Your attendance helps ensure Lakeside Legacy Foundation continues to cultivate and support the arts, education, historic preservation, and community events year-round.

December 1st

1st Friday Art Show at The Dole







1st Friday Art Show at the Dole – People living in and near McHenry County, and throughout all of the Chicagoland area, have the opportunity to enjoy an artistic evening with wonderful featured art, chances to meet and mingle with artists, and the opportunities to purchase an original piece(s) of artwork. Lakeside Arts Park at the Dole is proud to welcome the community to the 1st Friday Art Show on Friday, December 1st from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.

$5 Suggested Donation – Your financial contribution supports the historic preservation of the Dole Mansion and Lakeside’s art, education, and community programs.

Supported by: Foglia Family Foundation, Willow Springs Charitable Trust, McHenry County Community Foundation, and AptarGroup Charitable Foundation

Guests will experience a special winter-themed 1st Friday Art Show that’s fun for the whole family – including photos with Santa Claus, magnificently-decorated Christmas trees, live entertainment, light fare, and a special Tree Lighting Ceremony.

Dole Gallery: Janet Rieck | “Botanical Illustration”

Sage Gallery: Lake Region Watercolor Guild | “Reflections and Shadows”

Hallways Gallery: Resident Artist Partners



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Saturday, December 2nd 2017

Christmas at the Dole Gala

Elegance, Enchantment, & Entertainment

Celebrating our 15 year anniversary!

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In honor of the many Founders who, by their dedicated efforts, loyal service, and generous gifts, helped to make Lakeside Legacy Foundation a reality.

1st Friday Art Show

December 1st | Guests will experience a special winter-themed 1st Friday Art Show that’s fun for the whole family.


Gala Photography

Lakeside Arts Park at the Dole Raises Funds and Celebrates 15 Years with a Successful 1st Annual Christmas at the Dole Gala.


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Thank You From Lakeside Legacy Foundation



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