We wanted to squeeze a little more holiday fun so what could be better than holiday lights? (See some great lights here in Wisconsin.) This time we ventured closer to our area and headed to Mack Manor in Fox River Grove. I heard that they were recently aired on The Great Christmas Light Flight. We actually watched the episode on Hulu (Season 6, Episode 4) to hype us up. (Check it out here online.) After watching it, we couldn’t be more excited!

Our Mack Manor Experience:

Finding Mack Manor was pretty easy. We just plugged in the GPS address (1100 Algonquin Road, Fox River Grove) and then found the brightest house on the road. We arrived around 7 p.m. on Wednesday and there was basically no wait.

We drove through the Mack’s driveway circular driveway. Wow – such a feast for the eyes! I’m talking about inflatables, animatronics and other moving parts. Every inch is covered!

The awesome holiday lights show at Mack Manor in Fox Grove, Illinois.

The awesome holiday lights show at Mack Manor in Fox Grove, Illinois.

Our favorite was seeing the dancing Santas.

The awesome holiday lights show at Mack Manor in Fox Grove, Illinois.

If you have a sunroof, I’d suggest opening it up. Who knows who you’ll see hanging over you?

The awesome holiday lights show at Mack Manor in Fox Grove, Illinois.

The awesome holiday lights show at Mack Manor in Fox Grove, Illinois.

The awesome holiday lights show at Mack Manor in Fox Grove, Illinois.

In the end, someone will be handing out candy canes. You can also donate if you wish.

Bottom Line:

What a great lights show from a great family. Thank you Mack family for adding a little bit more magic to the holidays. And like the Mack family says, “After you leave, you will believe!”

Tips:

  • Turn off your lights
  • Tune your radio to 106.9.
  • Go slow and take it all in. We went on a Wednesday and didn’t have to wait long for our turn.
  • Love the show? Feel free to donate. A portion goes to Animal House Shelter in Huntley.

Nitty Gritty:

Website: https://www.facebook.com/mack.manor.7
Location: GPS Address is 1100 Algonquin Road, Fox River Grove, IL
Hours: 5 – 9 p.m. (be sure to check Facebook for updates)
Admission: FREE but donations accepted

Holiday Lights at Mack Manor at Fox River Grove, Illinois