Marquette defeated Hall 65-40 during the Colmone Classic boys basketball tournament on Tuesday Dec. 7, 2021 at Hall High School in Spring Valley.

McHenry girls basketball hosted Jacobs for a Fox Valley Conference matchup on Tuesday night.

The Merry Cary Holiday Parade and Festival on Sunday, Dec. 5, featured – in addition to the parade – a petting zoo, pony rides, horse-drawn carriage rides, ornament and cookie decorating, visits with Santa and story time with Mrs. Claus.

The 10th annual McHenry County Santa Run for Kids drew a crowd at the Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021. The charity event raises money for organizations such as CASA, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Girls on the Run NWIL, Main Stay Therapeutic Farm, Turning Point and the Kiwanis Club of Crystal Lake.

A Very Merry Huntley took place Saturday, Dec. 4, with a sing-a-long, free horse-drawn trolley rides, hot chocolate, a community pasta dinner and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus.

McHenry High School hosted its 17th annual madrigal dinner Saturday, Dec. 4, highlighting the Renaissance era’s music and history.