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Activities at Veteran’s Park
3400 Pearl Street
1:00 – 4:00 pm Come visit Santa under the gazebo. Home Depot will hand out Kids Build-It Kits and Ed’s Rentals is sponsoring a bouncy house. Kids’ games and craft activities will be provided by McHenry Area Chamber members.
5:00pm – Join us as Santa flips the switch to showcase the thousands of twinkling lights in the park and around the downtown streets.
Thanks to McHenry Parks and Recreation Department for all of their hard work hanging the lights and decorating the downtown area!
November 19 from 4-7pm – McHenry’s downtown stores come to life with magical scenes of the season! Enjoy the live mannequins, lights, carolers, decorations, trolley and much more.
Festival of Trees
November 19 – December 23 – Come see the trees specially decorated by local businesses and vote on a winner by dropping off a non-perishable food item or toiletries under your favorite! (All items will be donated to Veterans Path to Hope.)
Polar Express Pub Crawl
November 19 from 6:00-10pm – All Aboard! Buy a ticket for only $20 for some “Minute to Win It” fun at our participating bars and a chance to win one of our raffle items. And in true Polar Express theme – come dressed in your pajamas!
November 19-December 16 – Search the participating stores for the missing reindeer and then place the corresponding store sticker on the right reindeer when you find them. Turn in your completed card to McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce (1257 N. Green Street) to pick a prize from our treasure chest!
Letters to Santa
November 19-December 15
Sponsored by Northwest Herald
Drop your letters to Santa in our magical mailbox that brings them to the North Pole. Include a self-addressed stamped envelope and Santa will write you back!
Free Sleigh Rides
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