Check out exciting events across the state happening in December.
Thousands and thousands of twinkling Christmas lights adorn the city streets, neighborhoods and Windmont Park in Kewanee for locals and visitors to enjoy.
Welcome the holiday season in Quincy at the dazzling Avenue of Lights event.
Celebrate the holidays with this annual three-stop historic home tour in Bloomington-Normal.
Don’t miss the festivities at Warrenville Holly Days, featuring Santa’s arrival, a warm bonfire, horse and carriage rides and lots more.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer got his start in Illinois’ own city of Chicago in 1939.
Head to the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry for their annual Christmas Around the World event.
Experience Christmas like it was celebrated in the 18th century at Old Tyme Christmas at Fort Massac State Park in Metropolis.
Enjoy beautifully decorated homes, visits with Santa, holiday treats and the Festival of the Trees at Cambridge Main Street Christmas on the Square in Cambridge.
Welcome the Christmas season in Bloomington, Illinois with an array of fun and festive activities.
Tour six of Quincy’s historical and architecturally significant private homes decorated for the holidays during the town’s annual Christmas Candlelight
Discover where President Lincoln’s sons hung their stockings for Santa and how the family celebrated the holidays by taking a Christmas tour through the Lincoln Home in Springfield.
Galena proudly claims the home of President Grant, quaint bed-and-breakfasts, historical attractions galore and a thriving arts scene.
As much as we plan ahead for life’s most cherished holiday traditions, we often most remember the unplanned in our lives.
Visit the Village of Bishop Hill in Northwestern Illinois for holiday festivals and shops and museums.
Real trees provide long-remembered family experiences.