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Lighting of the Square 2018

Woodstock's signature holiday event, the Lighting of the Square returns the day after Thanksgiving on the historic Woodstock Square.

An annual tradition in McHenry County, thousands of people come together for this one night event to kick off the holiday celebrations and the true beginning of Victorian Christmas. The magical night of giving, celebration and tradition begins with Santa and caroling. At 7pm, a giant switch will be flipped as tens of thousands of twinkling lights illuminate the Woodstock sky. Come be a part of our community tradition and experience the charm of the square!

Earlier Event: November 23
Santa's Hut
Later Event: November 23
Christmas Tree Walk