Want to cool off on a hot summer day, how about celebrating Christmas in July?

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What Is Christmas In July?

Honestly up to this point, I thought Christmas in July was just a marketing plan for retail businesses to get holiday shopping in the minds of consumers during the summer months. Don't get me wrong, I believe it's a brilliant strategy. Who doesn't love that time of the year? To celebrate the halfway point definitely gets people excited.

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Did You Know Christmas In July Is A "Thing" In Illinois

I was searching around on the great Google machine for fun activities to do this weekend and a couple of holiday events popped up. Then I took it a step farther and searched Christmas in July. I discovered a whole list of fun stuff. That's when I figured out it's an actual "thing" in Illinois and a lot of people celebrate. There was quite a list that included some shopping deals, charity functions, and running races. One did stand out to me.

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Fun Way To Celebrate Christmas In July In Illinois

I did find one event that I think would be fun for the whole family. It's Christmas In July Drive-In Bingo which features many fun activities. To start out, there is a Christmas decoration contest for cars with an award for the most outrageous. Of course, holiday costumes for people are encouraged too. Each vehicle will get its own parking spot with plenty of room for chairs. Also, participants will get a Bingo card to play along with for prizes. Snacks will also be provided. Instead of yelling out "Bingo," cars will flash their lights and honk their horn. There will be special guest Bingo callers.

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The event is on July 25th from 6 pm to 8 pm at Gary Morava Recreational Center (110 West Camp McDonald Road) in Prospect Heights. For more info, HERE.
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Best Part Of Christmas In July
What's the best part of Christmas in July? The weather is much better in the summer. Plus, your schedule won't be so busy. Take advantage of both.
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