Area residents will have an opportunity to get out of the cold and into a tropical state of mind this weekend.
The annual McHenry County Tour, Cruise & Honeymoon Show is being held Sunday, Jan. 9 at the Holiday Inn in Crystal Lake. The event, sponsored by Cary Travel Express, is in its 13th year and will have more than 20 vendors on site to discuss travel needs.
Kathy Kadlec, marketing representative for Cary Travel Express, said there will be five vendors on site that will present seminars on all that you need to know on: Europe river cruising, Alaska, Disney, cruising and Hawaii.
There will also be a grand prize drawing from Funjet for an all-inclusive, five-night stay at the Viva Windham Azteca.
Kadlec said the event typically draws between 300-500 people each year and this year she expects that number to remain high because there is no Bears playoff game and the weather is expected to cooperate.
"I think once the holidays are over people think, 'OK I've got to get out of town,'" Kadlec said.
The show runs from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and cost of admission is free. The Holiday Inn in Crystal Lake is located at Route 31 and Three Oaks Road.