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Its almost the "Most Wonderful Time of the Year!" 

Since we have have so many things to do, we've put together your "Go To List" for all the fun things to do in

Springfield this Christmas Season.


Sites Decorated for Christmas with ongoing special events or tours

Christmas at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum: November 15 – December 31 at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum

Holiday Walk Evening Tours of the Dana-Thomas HouseNovember 30 – December 18 at the Dana-Thomas House - A Frank Lloyd Wright Design

Christmas at the Old State CapitolNovember 30 – December 21 at the Old State Capitol

Holiday Tours of the SanctuaryDecember 7 & 14 at the First Presbyterian Church -Lincoln Pew

Christmas Events

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis: November 17 at UIS Performing Arts Center

Hobnob Hoopla Market: November 22 -23 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds - Expo Building

Memorial Festival of Trees: Jingle Bells & Seashells: November 23 – December 1 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds - Orr Building 

Holiday Market: November 23 - 24 at Lincoln Memorial Garden 

Annual Fun Frosty Friday: November 29 at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library 

The Polar Express Pajama Party: November 29 – December 1 at The Legacy Theatre 

Old Capitol Holiday WalksNovember 30 – December 21 in Downtown Springfield

13th Annual Franciscan Nativity Festival: December 6 – 8 at the Chiara Center  

Clayville Christmas with Santa: December 7 at Clayville Historic Site

Annual Winter Holiday Floral ShowDecember 7 – 22 at Washington Park Botanical Garden

Christmas Candlelight Open House: December 7 & 14 at the Elijah Iles House 

Christmas Open House & Art Exhibit: December 7 at the Springfield & Central Illinois African American History Museum

Edwards Place Holiday Walk: December 7 at Edwards Place

Christmas at the Front: December 7 at the Illinois State Military Museum 

Springfield Jaycees Holiday Lights Parade: December 7 in Downtown Springfield

Annual Caroling at the Carillon: December 8 at Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon

First Sunday Midwest Bazaar: December 8 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds Orr Building 

Candlelight Tour of Lincoln HomeDecember 11 & 13 at Lincoln Home National Historic Site

Christmas Times a Holiday TeaDecember 14 at Edwards Place

The Nutcracker - A Great Holiday Tradition: December 14 – 15 at UIS Performing Arts Center

1850s Carol SingDecember 14 at First Presbyterian Church - Lincoln Pew

Candlelight Christmas: December 14 at Clayville Historic Site

Luminaria SundayDecember 15 at the Dana-Thomas House - A Frank Lloyd Wright Design

A Message at MidnightDecember 18 & 21 at Lincoln Home National Historic Site

Christmas Classic on the Grand Screen - It's A Wonderful Life: December 20 at The Legacy Theatre

Holiday Pops in the Heartland with the IL Symphony OrchestraDecember 21 at UIS PAC - Sangamon Auditorium 


Check out our event calendar for a full listing of Springfield Events.


Christmas Light Shows

Winterland Holiday Zoo LightsNovember 29 - December 29 at the Henson Robinson Zoo

Annual Light Up the ParkNovember 29 – December 22 in Chatham Community Park


Christmas Shopping

Stop in one of our amazing Specialty Shops and find that a one of a kind Christmas gift for your special someone. 


If you visiting Springfield on Thanksgiving Day, check out the Crowne Plaza's "Thanksgiving Brunch" from 10:30 am - 1:30 pm


Looking for a place to stay while visiting Springfield this Christmas Season??

Check out one of our amazing Hotels.


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