McHenry County MADE Holiday Gift List

From artisanal wonders to delectable treats, join us in celebrating the joy of giving with McHenry County's finest offerings. Embrace the warmth of local talent, support our artisans, and discover the perfect presents to make this holiday season truly extraordinary. Let's unwrap the joy together!

Holiday Events

Experience the enchantment of the holiday season in McHenry County with an array of festive events! From cozy holiday movies under the stars to the warmth of hot cocoa paired with live ice sculptures, and the joy of Santa visits—there's something for everyone.

Light UP McHenry County

Welcome to the hottest event in town: Light UP McHenry County 2023! We've traded in the competition for a dazzling, stress-free celebration of holiday spirit that's as easy as stringing up your favorite twinkle lights.

This year, it's not a contest; it's a collaboration. We're creating the ultimate guide to the most enchanting, whimsical, and jaw-dropping holiday light displays in McHenry County. 

The McHenry Co. Craft Beverage Trail is BACK!

The McHenry County Craft Beverage Trail is back! Get ready for a new round of craft beverage fun starting November 3rd in McHenry County. Explore new stops, snag new swag, and enjoy the experience!

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Cut Your Own Christmas Trees

Christmas Tree Season is right around the corner, so it's the perfect time to plan your visit to a McHenry County tree farm! Just imagine the smell of pine and balsam on a wagon ride to the distant corners of a tree farm to find the perfect tree to act as the centerpiece of your holiday decor. 

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2023 INSIDER Guide

Trips are much better when you have someone to guide you. While we can't send our reps to personally accompany you on your journey, we still want you to feel as though you're getting the inside scoop on McHenry County from an old friend. That's why our INSIDER Guide is packed with information about the incredible sites and activities you'll find in our little slice of Northern Illinois.

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Crystal Lake Santa House

Downtown Crystal Lake

Elgin Symphony Orchestra
Raue Center for the Arts

Frozen Flurry Fest

Village of Lake in the Hills

Outdoor Holiday Movies
McHenry Outdoor Theater

The Nutcracker Ballet
Woodstock Opera House

Indoor Woodstock Farmers Market
McHenry County Fairgrounds

Ice Sculpture Cocoa Crawl
Huntley Town Square

Ugly Sweater Day
McHenry Riverwalk Shoppes

A Norman Rockwell Tea
Colonel Palmer House

Winter Art Market
Scorched Earth Brewing Co.

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supporting communities!