Step into a winter wonderland filled with hundreds of poinsettias at Luthy Botanical Garden’s Candlelight Walk and Poinsettia Show in Peoria, Illinois.
Kick off the holiday season at Forest Park’s annual Festival of Lights in Shelbyville, IL, featuring thousands of twinkling lights.
Welcome the Christmas season in Bloomington, Illinois with an array of fun and festive activities.
Shenandoah Christmas Tree Farm in Alma, Illinois provides beautiful trees and fun activities for the whole family.
The Night of the Luminaria in Galena shines each winter.
Watch model trains wind and weave through a small village of red, white and pink poinsettias during the Winter Flower & Train Show.
Spice up your meals with Riley’s Seasonings and Spices from Pittsfield.
Shop til you drop at the One of a Kind Show and Sale in Chicago.
Recent research has shown that providing garden birds extra food during cold months helps ensure a more successful breeding season in the springtime.
Facts and trivia about the season’s romantic plant: mistletoe.
There’s no better time than winter to visit Peoria, when we all long for a touch of the familiar and the comfortable. The fact this city has attractions galore doesn’t hurt, either.
This winter, swap out your artificial tree for an evergreen variety.
Looking for last-minute holiday gifts? Buy local for holiday presents. There are some great gift ideas made in Illinois.
Track how much you spend on gifts this holiday season.
Rosemary, a perennial evergreen shrub, can easily be grown in a home or garage during the winter months. The key is to make sure the area is cool and moist.
‘Tis the season to traipse across Illinois farms with your families in search of the perfect Christmas tree.
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.
Visitors love Naperville for its proximity to several major interstates, free parking throughout the city and plenty of green space, with more than 130 parks, four sports complexes and two golf courses.
Illinois’ biggest hills are often in cattle pastures, designated for grazing livestock – and they’re great for sledding.
Even when the holidays are over, your fridge may still be filled with the remainder of that huge turkey. But your delicious holiday leftovers do not have to go to waste; in fact, you can create fun, tasty dishes that are a far cry from a simple sandwich.
Visit the Village of Bishop Hill in Northwestern Illinois for holiday festivals and shops and museums.