All the Holiday Happenings in Crystal Lake!
Tis the season for family, friends, and the Crystal Lake community for festive fun. The Festival of Lights Parade on November 29th was just the start! Santa Claus came to town to welcome in the holiday season, filled with lights, music, pageantry, and magic just off of corner of Williams & Crystal Lake Avenue!
Get crafty with the Winter Wreath Workshop or Sips and Succulents Holiday Fun on December 9th. Winter Wreath Workshop, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM CST located 923 South Rand Road, Lake Zurich, IL 60047, grab a friend and join us for a creative and fun winter wreath workshop. Tools and materials are provided. You will walk away with your creative product, a lovely gift and lots of new friends! Sips and Succulents Holiday Fun!, Join us for a little Christmas Magic! Make a Sleigh full of succulents! Who says only the kids get to have Christmas Fun!? Make some of your own Christmas Magic by joining us to create this perfect planter! What says Christmas more than a sleigh full of succulents! Registration will include one Santa sleigh, approximately 12" long x 5" wide, your choice of (6)(woo hoo) succulents, holiday themed accessories, step by step instruction from the Trippots staff, AND a Lucky Monk beer, OF COURSE! 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM, located at Lucky Monk 105 Hollywood Boulevard South Barrington, IL 60010.
For more crafts throughout the holiday season, check out Holiday Paint & Sip December 10th. Come paint a holiday canvas with us & enjoy a drink! No experience necessary, this will be a guided painting. At 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM CST on Hermann's Rest A While, 300 Center Street, Port Barrington, IL 60010. Join in on all the holiday fun while making a piece of art you can display or give to someone special! Heather from Muse Art will be guiding us through an adorable canvas gnome painting. No painting experience needed, this is for anybody. You might just surprise yourself with your painting skills! This festive holiday treats is $40/person and includes one canvas painting lesson & one drink of your choice.
Want to prove your movie holiday knowledge?! Then come by December 12th for Trivia Night - Holiday Movie Classics. From 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM CST at Mixin Mingle McHenry 1118 N. Green Street, McHenry, IL 60050. Welcome to a fun night of holiday cheer and trivia. Compete or team up with family, friends and compete with your community! Then party it with Mixin Mingle McHenry on the second Tuesday in December with the spirit of Clark Griswold help us kick off our monthly trivia nights! Put together your team of up to six people, wear your ugly Christmas sweaters, and get ready to answer questions about some of the biggest hit holiday movies. We will have a cash bar, prizes for the first and second place teams AND the ugliest Christmas sweater, and so much more fun for the night. Reserve a table in advance and get a head start with 5 bonus points!
Want to go dashing through the snow? How about cross-country ski on trails lit only by candlelight! Skiers of every experience level and age are welcome, but you must bring your own equipment. Gather around the campfire for refreshments after your time out on the trail or leave the skis at home and enjoy a candlelight hike, some hot refreshments around a campfire and the allure of the winter woods. December 13, 2019 - December 14, 2019 at 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Located at Prairieview Education Center, 2112 Behan Rd. | Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Laughing all the way, check out Jane Lynch: A Swingin' Little Christmas Featuring Kate Flannery & Tim Davis with the Tony Guerrero Quintet December 13 & 14 at 8pm, starting at $50 tickets. Broadway and Emmy Award-winning actress Jane Lynch dressed up and decorations to throwback to the old WWII USO canteen and 1960's Christmas special. Joined by fellow comedic actress Kate Flannery ("The Office") and "Glee" vocal arranger, Tim Davis. Together they navigate in and out of tight three-part harmonies, backed by the Tony Guerrero Quintet, whose leader penned the original tunes, including the comedic "Sentimental Christmas" and the more elegant "Winter's Never Cold (When You're Around)." Covers include "We Three Kings" and an especially jaunty "Up on the Housetop." The show celebrates the album of the same name, with swingin' arrangements of Christmas classics and originals. Located at Raue Center For The Arts, 26 N. Williams St | Crystal Lake, IL 60014.
Dec. 15th, come together with your community with the family friendly at the Community Christmas Concert Series. Come and enjoy a fun, festive and intimate candlelit holiday concert featuring traditional German, English and Norwegian Christmas songs sung in their native languages and translated for the audience. Barb will also be bringing her box of handheld percussive instruments for the audience to sing and play along with! Sunday, December 15, 2019 2:00 PM at LaZy Boy Furniture Gallery - 935 South Rand Road Lake Zurich, IL 60047, US (847) 540-0202. Tickets are free. Parking is free, seating if "First come first served". Please be aware that these concerts fill up fairly quickly.
Meet both Santa and Mrs. Claus! The Nick’s Elves have flown from the North Pole to deck the halls because Santa and Mrs. Claus are coming to visit their favorite family pizza restaurant. Monday, December 16th and Wednesday, December 18th from 4pm - 8pm at Nick’s Pizza & Pub. No lines, a warm fireplace, and food the whole family will love, just don’t forget to bring your camera! Located at Nick's Pizza & Pub, 856 Pyott Road, Crystal Lake, IL 60014.
For those looking for something a little less traditional, check out Elgin Hauntings Holiday Bus on December 21st. From to 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM CST, Elgin Public House
219 East Chicago Street Elgin, IL 60120. A festive, frightful foray into the haunted history of Elgin on a cozy coach bust. Bring Your Own Booze! Elgin Hauntings Haunted Holiday Bus, tells tales of the Elgin Casket Company, Bluff City Cemetery, and Channing School.
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