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December 2018

Merry Cary

Free
December 2 · 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Downtown Cary Cary, IL United States

Santa’s Holiday Express

$10
December 2 · 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Grand Oaks 1401 Route 176
Crystal Lake, IL United States

Georgio’s Gift Card Sale

December 5 · 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Georgio’s Pizzeria & Pub 75 East Woodstock Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014 United States

Looking for a gift card that they'll be sure to use? Purchase $50 in Georgio's gift cards, you'll get a $10 bonus certificate to keep for yourself, and Georgio's will donate a pizza to the Crystal Lake Food Pantry! Promotion runs through 12/24/18, or while supplies last. Food Pantry donations will be made for all qualifying gift card purchases, at the restaurant and online, but bonus certificates can only be given out for gift cards purchased at the restaurant.

Green Drinks

December 5 · 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Duke’s Ale House & Kitchen 110 N Main Street
Crystal Lake, IL United States

On the first Wednesday of each month, the public is invited to gather at Duke's Alehouse & Kitchen for a talk and Q & A on environmental issues and to network with other sustainably minded people and professionals. On December 5, Green Drinks will feature six local businesses that make their own products.  These businesses are being honored this year through the Illinois Made program that aims to promote authentic travel experiences throughout the state.  McHenry County accounted for a fifth…

Visit with Santa

FREE
December 5 · 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Foxford Hills Golf Club 6800 S Rawson Bridge Road
Cary, IL United States

You better watch out! You better not cry! You better put on your favorite holiday outfit and head to Foxford Hills Golf Club to visit with the jolly old elf himself! Yes, Santa is coming to Foxford Hill Golf Club on Wednesday, December 5 from 5:30-7:30 pm. Bring your whole family and your camera to capture Christmas memories of a visit with Saint Nick. Foxford Hills Golf Club offers an intimate, low-key setting for parents and children to spend a…

Holiday Book Review

$50 – $500
December 7 · 10:45 am - 2:00 pm
Pioneer Center for Human Services 4031 W. Dayton Street
McHenry, IL 60050 United States

“Happy Holi-Daze” by Lori Borgman It begins with a simple string of outdoor lights. Then the lights cry out for a wreath, the wreath screams for a red plaid bow, and giant candy canes would sure look nice at the end of the driveway. Before you know it, you are gift wrapping the mailbox, winding tinsel around the luggage rack on the SUV and have six albino deer parked in the front yard. Join nationally-syndicated humor columnist Lori Borgman as she…

Christmas of Yesteryear

Free
December 7 · 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Downtown Richmond 10310 N. Main Street
Richmond, IL United States

Join us for Richmond's Annual Tree lighting and visit with Santa! 12/7 The night will begin at 6pm with caroling by All Saints Carolers at the Steven's Park Gazebo. Santa will be arriving at approximately 6:30pm with our host family to light Richmond's Christmas tree for the season! Immedately following the tree lighting ceremony, Santa will be meeting wtih families at Memorial Hall. Everyone is welcome to take their own pictures with Santa!! Once you're done visiting with Santa be…

Ben Hale Hi Fi Holiday

$25
December 7 · 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Raue Center for the Arts 26 N. Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014 United States

Ben Hale’s Hi-Fi Holiday Featuring The Wanderers DEC 7 @ 8p Tickets start at $25* Member Tickets start at: $17.50* Million Dollar Quartet Alum, Ben Hale, brings an unforgettable evening of Classic Holiday Americana to Raue Center! Find more info here. Do you remember listening to your favorite vinyl records around Christmas? Ben Hale brings an unforgettable evening of Classic Holiday Americana to Raue Center. The night will celebrate the holidays by way of the early icons of rock and…

Cookie Walk

December 8 · 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ridgefield Crystal Lake Presbyterian Church 8505 Church Street
Ridgefield, IL United States

27th annual Cookie Walk, Saturday, December 8, 2018; 9 a.m. until noon or until cookies are gone.  Traditional favorites; cookies, candies and breads. $9 per lb. Ridgefield Crystal Lake Presbyterian Church, 8505 Church Street in Ridgefield (east of MCC) 815.459.1132.

Joy Cookie Plate Workshop

December 8 · 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Color Me Mine 40 N Williams Street Ste J
Crystal Lake, IL 60014 United States

What a beautiful plate to serve cookies on! And a new technique to learn too! In this workshop you'll learn to paint with paper to get this cool new texture! You also get to work on your hand lettering a little! Plate we will be painting is the blank one in the second picture. Nutcracker and reindeer not included.

Holiday Faire

$3
December 8 · 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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McHenry County Fairgrounds 11900 Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL United States

This is not your everyday craft show. This is a family event that is centered around the idea of creating handmade items. This event has over 30 artisan vendors that have all handmade items that make perfect gifts for family and friends. We also take this time to provide a fun day for the entire family by including fun things to do including meeting Santa, creating crafts in Kids Craft Corner, going on a story telling hayride, and stopping by…

Pictures with Santa Paws

$20
December 8 · 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mixin Mingle Woodstock 124 Cass Street
Woodstock, IL United States

Christmas of Yesteryear

Free
December 8 · 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Downtown Richmond 10310 N. Main Street
Richmond, IL United States

Join us for Richmond's Annual Tree lighting and visit with Santa! 12/7 The night will begin at 6pm with caroling by All Saints Carolers at the Steven's Park Gazebo. Santa will be arriving at approximately 6:30pm with our host family to light Richmond's Christmas tree for the season! Immedately following the tree lighting ceremony, Santa will be meeting wtih families at Memorial Hall. Everyone is welcome to take their own pictures with Santa!! Once you're done visiting with Santa be…

Winter Wonder Walk

December 8 · 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wonder Lake Chamber of Commerce 7602 Hancock Drive
Wonder Lake, IL United States

Yippee! Santa is coming to Town! Do not miss this opportunity! Santa will be visiting us on December 8th, 2018 from 10am – 1p. There will be refreshments for everyone. The Marian Madrigals will be performing again! If you are interested in sponsorship or volunteering, please contact the Chamber at 815-728-0682 or email: chamber@wonderlake.org A shout out and thank you to Krista from Piwonka, CPA for sponsoring the Marian Madrigals for our holiday entertainment. For your tax or accounting needs,…

Holiday Nutcracker Tea

$25
December 8 · 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Colonel Palmer House 660 East Terra Cotta Ave
Crystal Lake, IL United States

Magic Moments of Christmas Dance

$8 – $12
December 8 · 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
St. John Lutheran Church 300 Jefferson St
Algonquin, IL United States

Join us on Saturday, December 8 at “Magic Moments of Christmas” for an evening of dancing and camaraderie. This is a benefit for the Home of the Sparrow. There will be a complimentary lesson taught by Frank and Jackie at 7:45 p.m. and open dance starts at 8:15. In addition there will be free coffee, cake, and chances to win door prizes. The dance will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church’s Activity Center, 300 Jefferson St., downtown Algonquin. Join the Greater Fox Valley Chapter of…

White Dog at Stucky’s

December 8 · 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Stucky’s Bar & Grille 4000 N. Johnsburg Road
Johnsburg, IL 60051 United States

Holiday Faire

$3
December 9 · 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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McHenry County Fairgrounds 11900 Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL United States

This is not your everyday craft show. This is a family event that is centered around the idea of creating handmade items. This event has over 30 artisan vendors that have all handmade items that make perfect gifts for family and friends. We also take this time to provide a fun day for the entire family by including fun things to do including meeting Santa, creating crafts in Kids Craft Corner, going on a story telling hayride, and stopping by…

Holiday Nutcracker Tea

$25
December 9 · 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Colonel Palmer House 660 East Terra Cotta Ave
Crystal Lake, IL United States

Bowling with Santa

$30
December 9 · 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sideouts 4018 Roberts Road
Island Lake, IL United States

Bowling with Santa on December 9th, from 1-3 p.m. $30 per Lane (Limit 5 Lanes) Includes: 2 Hours of Cosmic Bowling, Shoe Rental, 16" Pizza with one topping, & a pitcher of soda. Reserve your lane today with a $25 deposit (See bowling counter for more details) (847)-526-7174 or more info here.

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