Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. with music, singing and other Holiday themed entertainment. A special invitation has been sent to Santa Claus to help with the official countdown for the lighting of the Village Holiday Tree at 7:00 p.m. sharp! There will be a special area set up for photos with Santa. The Ansel B. Cook Mansion will be open for tours. And make sure you "Shop Libertyville" as downtown merchants will offer extended hours for evening shopping and dining at one of Libertyville's nearly 100 eateries.