Planit 10: Things to do Dec. 13-17
Looking for something to do this weekend? We have 10 suggestions.
“IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A RADIO PLAY”
WHEN: through Dec. 15
WHERE: Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake
COST & INFO: Williams Street Repertory holiday show. Inspired by the classic holiday film, this production is presented as a 1940s live radio broadcast. Schedule: 8 p.m. Dec. 14-15. Tickets start at $22 adults, $10 students age 18 and older, $6 students age 17 and younger. Group pricing available. Tickets and information: 815-356-9212 or www.rauecenter.org.
HAPPY HOLIDAY RAILWAY
WHEN: noon to 6 p.m. Dec. 15-16
WHERE: Illinois Railway Museum, 7000 Olson Road, east of Union
COST & INFO: Embark on a magical train ride through the winter countryside on your way to visit with Santa Claus. Mrs. Claus’ cookies and hot chocolate will be served. Tickets: $12 a person. Information: 815-923-4000; 800-BIG-RAIL or www.irm.org.
HISTORICAL HOLIDAYS OPEN HOUSE
WHEN: noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 15
WHERE: Glacial Park, Powers-Walker House and Wiedrich barn, 6316 Harts Road, Ringwood
COST & INFO: Experience the holidays of old and visit two historical buildings. Volunteers will be dressed in historical winter attire. Tours presented by the McHenry County Conservation District. Information: 815-338-6223 or www.mccdistrict.org.
“CHRISTMAS MIRACLE” MOVIE SHOWING
WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 14
WHERE: New Life Christian Center, 5115 Dean St., Woodstock
COST & INFO: Free showing of the movie “Christmas Miracle.” All are welcome. Childcare available for children younger than eight. For information or to register your child, call 815-337-4673.
CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION CONCERT
WHEN: 7 p.m. Dec. 14-15
WHERE: Spring Grove Bible Fellowship, 7664 Wilmot Road, Spring Grove
COST & INFO: Trees of the Field is the featured band for the seventh annual Christmas Trees of the Field celebration of traditional and non-traditional Christmas music. Requesting donations of nonperishable food items for free admission. Information: 815-675-0041, www.sgbf.org or www.treesofthefieldband.com.
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
WHEN: 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. or 10 to 11:15 a.m. Dec. 15
WHERE: Woodstock Moose Lodge, 406 Clay St., Woodstock
COST & INFO: Buffet breakfast hosted by the Woodstock Recreation Department. Children can see Santa for a photo opportunity and whisper their holiday wishes. Cost: $10 a person, free for ages 2 and younger. Registration available at the Woodstock Recreation Department, 840 Lake Ave., Woodstock, or call 815-338-4363.
ANNUAL FAMILY CHRISTMAS CONCERT
WHEN: 4 p.m. Dec. 16
WHERE: First Congregational Church of Crystal Lake, 461 Pierson St., Crystal Lake
COST & INFO: “Let Love In” concert featuring FCC’s Vestry Choir, the Jubilate Handbell Choir and Chancel Choir. Public invited to this free holiday program. Information: 815-459-6010 or www.fcc-cl.org.
HOLIDAY MUSIC & BOOKS
WHEN: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14
WHERE: Woodstock Mall, 110 S. Johnson St., Woodstock
COST & INFO: Enjoy holiday music on the main level of the Mall hosted by the Environmental Defenders of McHenry County. The Green Spot Used Books Store will also be open until 7:30 p.m. and will feature a holiday drawing. Information: 815-338-0393 or www.mcdef.org.
DOUBLE VISION ART EXHIBIT
WHEN: 2 to 6 p.m. Dec. 16
WHERE: Lakeside Legacy Arts Park at the Dole Mansion, 401 Country Club Road, Crystal Lake
COST & INFO: As part of the monthlong “Christmas at the Dole” celebration, there will be a special gallery opening. The art of Frankie Johnson and Susan Ploughe will be on display and available for purchase. Information: 815-455-8000 or www.lakesidelegacy.org.
VISIT WITH SANTA & HOLIDAY PARTY
WHEN: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 16
WHERE: Cary Country Club, 2400 Grove Lane, Cary
COST & INFO: Hosted by Veterans Network Committee of Northern Illinois. Schedule: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. brunch (open to all); noon to 3 p.m. visit with Santa (for those younger than 10); noon to 4 p.m. ham raffle; 4 to 8 p.m. Veterans Network Committee party (open to all veterans and friends). Information: 847-875-0159 or www.veteransnetworkcommittee.com.
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