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December 2020

Holiday Vendor & Crafters Market

December 19, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
ThEvent Space, 81 N. Williams
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
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Santa House Visits

December 19, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until November 28, 2020

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until December 19, 2020

Brink Street Market, 40 N Williams St
Crystal Lake, IL 60014 United States
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Free

THE SAFETY OF SANTA AND HIS VISITORS IS OUR PRIMARY CONCERN.  This year there will be changes to Santa House visits. Santa will be sitting outside on his decorated porch with a plexiglass surround. Children will be able to sit on the stairs and visit with Santa and have their pictures taken. Santa House is located in Downtown Crystal Lake at Brink Street Market. The memories of visiting with Santa are PRICELESS! Bring your camera, and be prepared to SMILE! Please…

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Open Sundays

December 20, 2020
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Sunday, repeating until December 20, 2020

Downtown Crystal Lake, Corner of Williams & Brink
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

The following businesses are open Sundays, December 6th, 13th, and 20th. Akasha Yoga - 3 Classes every Sunday Benedicts La Strata - 7AM-2:30PM The Clothes Gallery - 11AM-3PM Cafe Olympic - 8AM-3PM Color Me Mine -  12PM-4PM Crystal Lake Antique Mall - 10AM-5PM Dalzell Jewelers - 11AM-3PM Enlightened Balance - 9AM-3PM Georgio's Chicago Pizzeria - 11AM-9PM The Green Read - 1PM-4PM Heisler's Bootery  - 11AM-3PM Kaleidoscoops - 12PM-8PM Kismet - 11AM-3PM Kitchen Outfitters - 11AM-3PM La Bellissima - By Appointment…

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Santa House Visits

December 20, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 20, 2020

Free

THE SAFETY OF SANTA AND HIS VISITORS IS OUR PRIMARY CONCERN.  This year there will be changes to Santa House visits. Santa will be sitting outside on his decorated porch with a plexiglass surround. Children will be able to sit on the stairs and visit with Santa and have their pictures taken. Santa House is located in Downtown Crystal Lake at Brink Street Market. The memories of visiting with Santa are PRICELESS! Bring your camera, and be prepared to SMILE! Please…

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Santa House Visits

December 21, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brink Street Market, 40 N Williams St
Crystal Lake, IL 60014 United States
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Free

THE SAFETY OF SANTA AND HIS VISITORS IS OUR PRIMARY CONCERN.  This year there will be changes to Santa House visits. Santa will be sitting outside on his decorated porch with a plexiglass surround. Children will be able to sit on the stairs and visit with Santa and have their pictures taken. Santa House is located in Downtown Crystal Lake at Brink Street Market. The memories of visiting with Santa are PRICELESS! Bring your camera, and be prepared to SMILE! Please…

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Akasha Yoga – Winter Solstice Event

December 21, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Akasha Yoga, 121 N. Main St.
Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014
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Celebrate the darkness of winter as a sacred time to pause in the inherent wisdom of the season. Connecting with the breath through movement, then taking time to sink into restorative yoga poses along with a guided meditation can release stress, and anxiety, promote healing of the body-mind and connect you with the deep state of peace that lies within. Rediscover a greater sense of wholeness and balance that is naturally yours.

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KaleidoScoops Fundraiser for Central High School

December 22, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
KaleidoScoops Ice Cream, 53 N. Williams St.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

KaleidoScoops Ice Cream will donate a % of all ice cream sales today to the Crystal Lake Central High School Booster Club.

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Santa House Visits

December 22, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

THE SAFETY OF SANTA AND HIS VISITORS IS OUR PRIMARY CONCERN.  This year there will be changes to Santa House visits. Santa will be sitting outside on his decorated porch with a plexiglass surround. Children will be able to sit on the stairs and visit with Santa and have their pictures taken. Santa House is located in Downtown Crystal Lake at Brink Street Market. The memories of visiting with Santa are PRICELESS! Bring your camera, and be prepared to SMILE! Please…

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Santa House Visits

December 23, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Santa has added an extra night to his schedule of Santa House Visits.  After this, he has to get ready for his "big ride"! THE SAFETY OF SANTA AND HIS VISITORS IS OUR PRIMARY CONCERN.  This year there will be changes to Santa House visits. Santa will be sitting outside on his decorated porch with a plexiglass surround. Children will be able to sit on the stairs and visit with Santa and have their pictures taken. Santa House is located in…

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January 2021

Slidewalk Sales

January 14 - January 16
Downtown Crystal Lake, Corner of Williams & Brink
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

January 14, 15, & 16 (Thursday – Saturday) This is the “winter version” of our popular Sidewalk Sales! Run, slide, skate or ski into some fabulous winter bargains. Click Here for more information.

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February 2021

Harry Potter Book Week

February 1 - February 6

Join the Crystal Lake Public Library as they celebrate Harry Potter Book Week (February 1st – 6th) As one of its activities, the Library will be hosting a Harry Potter Scavenger Hunt in Downtown Crystal Lake / Main Street Search the windows of the Downtown stores for clues to solve the Scavenger Hunt puzzle. It’s fun. It’s free. And it’s a great reason to get outdoors! For information on how to participate (and details about the other Harry Potter programs), click…

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Have a Heart Food Drive

February 6 - February 14
Downtown Crystal Lake, Corner of Williams & Brink
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

2021 “Have a Heart” Food Drive (Feb 6 – 14) Hunger is an issue every minute of every hour of every day. In order to combat this issue, many of your favorite downtown merchants are hosting a “Have a Heart Food Drive” in order to stock the shelves of the Crystal Lake Food Pantry. Click here for additional information on how you can help.

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April 2021

Butterfly Park

April 12 - June 26

This year, Downtown Crystal Lake has added a bit of whimsy and cheerfulness to Depot Park, which has been re-named "Butterfly Park".  We've added hand-painted wood butterflies which were decorated by community members.  The butterflies have been hung from the trees and gazebo.  This fabulous display shows the community's creativity and helps to usher in all of nature’s beautiful spring colors. The butterflies are on display through the end of June. Thanks for supporting Downtown Crystal Lake.

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May 2021

Window Decorating Contest – Garden Party

May 1 - May 8
Downtown Crystal Lake, Corner of Williams & Brink
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Downtown Crystal Lake is ready to celebrate spring with the Garden Party on May 8th from 10 AM- 4 PM. As part of the event, there will be a Window Decorating Contest. The contest will take place May 1st - May 8th. The community is asked to vote for their favorite windows with awards for - Most Colorful, Most Creative, and People’s Choice. Along with the Flower Sale (located by the clock on May 8th), each of the participating businesses…

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Shred Day

May 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Community Foundation for McHenry County is hosting a FREE residential Shred Day.  

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Flower Sale

May 8 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Downtown Crystal Lake, Corner of Williams & Brink
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Saturday, May 8, 2021 (9AM - 4PM) Corner of Williams & Brink Blooming Annuals for Sale – Just in time for Mother’s Day Make plans to purchase your flowers for Mom (and yourself) at Downtown Crystal Lake’s Spring Flower Sale Fundraiser. Volunteers from Downtown Crystal Lake will be selling hanging baskets and planters with beautiful blooming plants from Countryside Flowershop & Nursery. Plants will be on sale at the corner of Brink & Williams.  Thanks to our good friends at…

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A Garden Party/ Flower Sale

May 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Downtown Crystal Lake, Corner of Williams & Brink
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Good things will be blooming in Downtown Crystal Lake during our Garden Party and Flower Sale. The Garden Party event will feature outdoor garden art vendors, demonstrations, talks, contests, and drawings for fabulous prizes. Thanks to the generosity of our good friends at Countryside Flowershop and Nursery, Downtown Crystal Lake/Main Street will be hosting a flower fundraiser, selling those beautiful Countryside hanging baskets, potted plants, as well as flats of annuals and perennials for your own flowerbed.  The flower fundraiser…

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July 2021

Sidewalk Sales

July 15 - July 18
Downtown Crystal Lake, Corner of Williams & Brink
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
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A bargain hunter’s delight! Merchants set up tables full of great merchandise at great prices. Guaranteed to be something for everyone! Rain or Shine! Thursday, July 15th Friday, July 16th Saturday, July 17th Sunday, July 18th (the sales continue at many businesses!) Click here for additional information

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Crystal Lake Farmers Market

July 31 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Saturday, repeating until September 25, 2021

Depot Park, 90 E. Woodstock St.
Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014

Enjoy shopping our traditional Farmers Market in its park-like setting. Shop for fresh produce, flowers, baked goods, meat, eggs, honey, jams, olive oils, and more every Saturday from June through September. Ample, free parking available nearby. 2021 will include some new vendors (with new product offerings) as well as many of your long-time favorite vendors. Click here for additional information

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July 31 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

LIFE’S A JOURNEY: A SCAVENGER HUNT THROUGHOUT MCHENRY COUNTY Where can you find North America’s largest operating demonstration railroad, the oldest, continuously open ski club in the United States, and the square from the movie Groundhog Day? McHenry County, that’s where! McHenry County also happens to be the service area for SCVN! And what better way to see and enjoy everything the county has to offer than with our socially-distanced Life’s a Journey Fundraiser. Join us July 31st at the Starting Line…

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