Christmas Tree Lighting Around McHenry County

Ironically, I never experienced public Christmas tree lightings growing up. I don’t even recall whether the lighting of our own family Christmas tree was a particularly momentous occasion. So maybe it’s a deeply implanted image of the Whos of Whoville encircling a giant Christmas tree that I now envision when I think of lighting the Christmas tree. No matter, there is certainly something magical about that moment when a dark silhouette before us suddenly comes to life in a way unlike any other. A moment when we all come together as one.

It’s certainly a magical part of this time of year for so many. It’s also a hectic time of year for many of us. Hopefully, our guide to Christmas tree lighting events for McHenry County will help with that.

Wherever you are within McHenry County, I’m sure there is a tree lighting near you. Below, you’ll find our list arranged by city to help you with your plans.

As always, we recommend checking the respective websites for any changes. While some of these holiday tree lightings may be standalone events, others may be combined with holiday parades 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.

Your Help Is Appreciated

There is an endless array of events during this holiday season. Sadly, finding information about them is not as easy as one might hope…that’s one of the reasons we’ve tried to pull it all together here!

If you are in charge of or connected with a lighting of the tree event that you feel should be on here, the best thing you can do is to just add it to our free community calendar so that we can add it here as well.

Or, if you know about an event that should be on here, please contact us and with the details (links to websites would be great) so we can get it added.

Christmas Tree Lighting
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Christmas Tree Lighting 2021 Events

Come out and experience the lighting of the tree at one…or more of the locations below!

Algonquin

Miracle On Main

Date: Saturday, December 4th

Start Time: 5:00pm

Location: 2 S. Main St, Algonquin, IL 60102

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Crystal Lake

Festival of Lights Parade

Date: Friday, November 26th

Start Time: 7:00pm

Location: E Crystal Lake Ave & N Williams St, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

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Fox Lake

Fox Lake Festival of ights

Date: Saturday, November 27th

Start Time: 5:00pm

Location: 23 Rollins Rd, Fox Lake, IL 60020

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Fox River Grove

Tree Lighting 2.0

Date: Saturday, December 4th

Start Time: 5:00pm

Location: 975 Algonquin Rd, Fox River Grove, IL 60021

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Harvard

Harvard Christmas Tree Lighting

Date: Saturday, December 4th

Start Time: 5:00pm

Location: N Ayer St & N Division St, Harvard, IL 60033

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Huntley

A Very Merry Huntley

Date: Saturday, December 4th

Start Time: 5:00pm

Location: 11700 Main St, Huntley, IL 60142

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Island Lake

Annual Tree Lighting

Date: Friday, December 3rd

Start Time: 6:00pm

Location: 3720 Greenleaf Ave, Island Lake, IL 60042

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Johnsburg

Holiday Magic Parade & Tree Lighting

Date: Saturday, December 11th

Start Time: 5:30pm

Location: 2315 W Church St, Johnsburg, IL 60051

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Marengo

Tree Lighting Celebration

Date: Saturday, December 4th

Start Time: 6:00pm

Location: 132 E Prairie St, Marengo, IL 60152

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McHenry

Tree Lighting at Veteran’s Park

Date: Saturday, November 20th

Start Time: 5:00pm

Location: 3400 Pearl Street, McHenry, IL 60050

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Woodstock

Lighting of the Square

Date: Friday, November 26th

Start Time: 7:00pm

Location: 121 W Van Buren St, Woodstock, IL 60098

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As always, all events are subject to change. Please be sure to check the event pages for the specific event for current information.

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