As the temps drop and the calendar year winds down, the holiday season is just starting! Before your calendar fills up, don’t forget to block off holiday festivities. Check our list for Christmas parades across McHenry County. Next to lighting the Christmas tree, Christmas parades provide a great way for the community to come together to officially celebrate and kick off the holiday season and begin the transition from autumn to winter.
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Our gift to you is the following list of Christmas parades for McHenry County. We’ve broken them out by city and provided a map detailing some point along the parade route…or hopefully, at least in the general vicinity.
It’s challenging to show the parade routes, so you’ll definitely want to check the respective websites for the specific route and timing details, as well as any last-minute changes.
While some of these Christmas parades may be standalone events, others may be combined with holiday Christmas tree lightings, visits with Santa, or other events, so be sure to factor that into your timing as well as your preparations…especially in dressing for the weather and extended time outdoors this time of year.
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McHenry County Christmas Parades
Kick off the 2022 holiday season with a Christmas parade near you! Check the details below before you make all of your plans.
NOTE: we’ve shaded those events below that are as of yet unconfirmed. We’ll continue to update as new information is available.
Merry Cary Parade & Festival
Date: Sunday, December 4, 2022
Start Time: 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Location: 108 W. Main Street, Cary, IL 60013
Festival of Lights Parade
Date: Friday, November 25, 2022
Start Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: N Williams St & Brink St, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
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Fox Lake Festival of Lights
Date: Saturday, November 26, 2022
Start Time: 5:00 pm
Holiday Magic Parade & Tree Lighting
Date: Saturday, December 10, 2022
Start Time: 5:30 pm
Location: W Church St & St Johns Ave, Johnsburg, IL 60051
2022 Marengo Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting Ceremony
Date: Saturday, December 3, 2022
Start Time: 5:00 pm
Location: 132 E Prairie St, Marengo, IL 60152
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Annual Woodstock Christmas Parade
Date: Sunday, November 27, 2022
Start Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Location: 100 N Johnson St, Woodstock, IL 60098
As always, all events are subject to change. Please be sure to check the event pages for the specific event for current information.