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2021 Participating Merchants –
Akasha Yoga, 121 N. Main St.
Benedicts La Strata, 40 N. Williams St.
Carriage House Antiques, 21 E. Crystal Lake Ave.
The Clothes Gallery, 51 N. Williams St.
Community Foundation for McHenry County, 33 E. Woodstock St.
Crystal Lake Bank & Trust, 70 N. Williams St. & 5100 Northwest Highway
Crystal Lake Brewing, 150 N. Main St.
Duke’s Alehouse & Kitchen, 110 N. Main St.
Enlightened Balance, 30 N. Williams St. (Brink Street Market)
The Green Read, 61 N. Williams St.
International Hairways, 8 N. Williams St. (will match donations brought in by customers to double the food!)
J.C. Licht, 73 N. Williams St.
KaleidoScoops Ice Cream, 53 N. Williams St.
Kitchen Outfitters, 64B N. Williams St.
Lizzy Lou Boutique, 17 E. Crystal Lake Ave.
Moretti’s Pizza Pub, 72 N. Williams St.
Mum 117, 37 N. Williams St.
The Olive Tap, 68 N. Williams St.
The Running Depot, 30 N. Williams St.
Salon C, 79 N. Williams St.
Taste of Benedicts, 35 N. Williams St.
That’s Amore Pizza, 105 N. Main St.
ThEvent Space, 81 N. Williams St.
Thomas Tails, 31 E. Crystal Lake Ave.
Wear Did U Get That, 66 N. Williams St.
Zanck, Coen, Wright & Saladin, 40 Brink St.

Many merchants offer special incentives to their customers who bring in items for the “Have a Heart Food Drive”. This list will be updated with special incentives (shown in red), so check back often!  Most of the merchants will be collecting monetary donations too.

Be Kind

Many of our downtown businesses will be re-opening on Friday, May 29th (with restrictions). Some will also choose to remain closed or restrict their offerings for a bit longer. This will be new for all of us – business owners, employees, customers and as a community. Please remember to BE KIND, BE COMPASSIONATE, BE PATIENT! […]

Apple Scavenger Hunt

September 1st – September 23rd This scavenger hunt is just-for-fun!  Grab a game card from Out of the Box (71 N. Williams) or Marvin’s Toy Store (64 N. Williams).  Or click on the link: Scavenger Hunt Card – composite to print out your own card. Hunt for the numbered red apples around downtown.  Each apple […]

A Record Year!

Santa says, “Ho! Ho! Ho!” And Downtown Crystal Lake says, “WOWZA!” 2,115 children plus their families visited Downtown Crystal Lake’s Santa House during the 2017 Holiday Season.

Festival of Lights Parade Trophy Winners

Our 2017 Trophy Winners Are: Best Use of Lights – District 47 & 155 School Bus Drivers Best Use of Music – Crystal Lake Strikers Most Creative – Trinity Oaks Christian Academy Most Enthusiastic – Sage YMCA Piranhas Swim Team Judge’s Choice – 501st Legion – Midwest Garrison Best of 2017 Theme – A Candy […]

Sneak a Peek!

Holiday Open Houses will be held at many retailers throughout November (dates and times vary per store).  Sneak a peek for the best gift ideas available close to home.  Knowledgeable sales staff will offer personal service, demonstrations, gift wrapping, and more!  Visit our website calendar for listings.