Crystal Lake Central hosted Grayslake Central for their boys basketball game on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021.
The annual tradition of lighting the historic Woodstock Square with tens of thousands of holiday lights took place Friday night, Nov. 26, 2021. The event kicked off hours earlier with holiday carolers and selfie opportunities around the square. The Woodstock Opera House opened its Christmas Tree Walk display during the event as well, which featured dozens of trees decorated by local businesses and organizations. There was a Gingerbread House Walk at the Old Courthouse as well. Free carriage rides on the historic Woodstock Square will be available 3 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday as well as 2 to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 12. The rides are first-come, first-served, and so a line should be expected. The Christmas parade, featuring Santa and Mrs. Claus, will step off at 2 p.m. Sunday. There is a new route this year, which starts at the Woodstock Water Works, 1313 Kishwaukee Valley Road, and travels east on Jackson Street. The route will then enter and travel around the Square before exiting on Cass and Throop streets.