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MCC plans holiday trip to Chicago

CRYSTAL LAKE – The McHenry County College’s Trips and Tours Program will take a trip filled with shopping, lunch and lights to see Chicago and all its holiday flair Wednesday.

The trip departs at 10:45 a.m. from the parking lot at the college, 8900 Route 14, and returns at 7:30 p.m.

Participants will see Chicago dressed for the holiday season. A delicious holiday meal will be served in the Walnut Room, where visitors will enjoy the famous Mrs. Herring’s chicken pot pie and a slice of delicious Frango mint pie. They also will view State Street’s world famous windows at Macy’s and visit the quaint Chriskindlmarket, a German holiday market selling beautiful German ornaments and other German specialties – set near the city tree in Daley Plaza.

Seeing the glorious show of poinsettias at the Lincoln Park Conservatory certainly will get people into the holiday mood.

Visitors will see delightful and spectacular decorations and hear interesting information about the history of holiday decoration and insider stories about the installation of some of the city’s holiday lights and ornaments. They also will enjoy the drive along the Magnificent Mile with its glittering stores and thousands of lights strung on the trees.

The cost is $95 per person and includes a holiday meal. Spaces are limited.

Use course ID: NST S12 012 to register and call 815-455-8588. For information, call Claudia Terrones at 815-455-8782. 

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