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Posts for: November, 2016

Festival of Lights Parade:

Lights, music, pageantry, and a little holiday magic!  The Festival of Lights Parade is the traditional start to the holiday season, as Santa Claus comes to town!  Event is Friday 11/25 from 7 to 8 pm on Downtown Main Street.  

Santa House: 

Last year, over 2,200 children and their families visited Santa in his Downtown Crystal Lake Santa House.  Visits are FREE.  The memories are PRICELESS!  A relaxed, living room environment provides a comfortable, inviting place for children to sit on Santa’s knee.  Bring your camera, and be prepared to SMILE! Children whisper their wishes during their visit with Santa in the comfort of his house at Brink Street Market. Visits will begin on Friday, November 25, 2016 immediately after the Festival of Lights Holiday Parade.

2016 Santa House Hours:

Thursday & Friday (6PM – 8PM)

Saturday (10AM – 3PM)

Sunday (Noon – 3PM)

After that, Santa will be getting ready for his big ride!

Moon and star gazers everywhere are in for a special treat this month, as a very rare and beautiful supermoon will rise in the sky on the evening of Monday November 14th. This will be a lunar event that’s almost 70 years in the making and not since January 25, 1948 has a full moon been this close to Earth!


November 04, 2016
Category: Holidays
Tags: Teeth Health  

From holiday shopping to wintertime weather, the end of the year can be intense. Make sure the festivities don’t harm your teeth. Know what oral health risks to look out for this time of year and what you can do to stay smiling. 


The danger: As temperatures drop, relative humidity levels indoors and outdoors can fall, leaving your skin, hair and mouth dry. To top it off, some holiday favorites high in salt or caffeine can make dehydration even worse. Not only does this problem cause bad breath, it also boosts your chance of cavities.

The solution: Drink plenty of water throughout the day, especially after coffee or alcohol. If you need to crank up the heat to get through winter, consider using a humidier to keep a healthy level of moisture in the air.


The danger: End-of-year stress can take a toll on your oral health. Clenching your teeth, a common effect of stress, can lead to jaw problems.

The solution: Cut down factors causing you stress. Practice physical exercises to relax your head and shoulders, and consider squeezing a stress ball when the pressure piles on.


The danger: Chilly temperatures can get your teeth chattering. Sensitive teeth can get a shock when hit by a blast of cold air, and the cold can make your teeth contract.

The solution: Bundle up before braving the elements. Keep your mouth closed, and wrap a scarf around your mouth if necessary.


The danger: It’s easy to let your oral health habits fall by the wayside during the holidays. But slacking on brushing and flossing lets plaque build up, potentially leading to painful cavities and inflamed gums.

The solution: Keep a toothbrush, toothpaste and floss in your bag so you can brush and floss wherever you are. For emergencies, keep some xylitol gum or mints handy. A sugar substitute, xylitol contains cavity-fighting properties to protect your teeth.