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Christmas Under the Dome – Free Attendance at McLean County Museum of History

December 1, 2023 @ 9:00 am - December 2, 2023 @ 2:00 pm

Christmas Under the Dome

Join the Museum this Friday and Saturday for free, festive fun during Christmas Under the Dome!

Friday, December 1, we’ll be open to all until 8 p.m. for the Downtown Bloomington Once Upon a Holiday First Friday festivities with:

  • Adult eggnog and hot cocoa
  • Live music by Marcos Mendez
  • Model train display
  • Festive photo op
  • Pop-up market featuring the work of young entrepreneurs from Bloom School
  • Live window display featuring a Ferris Wheel Erector Set from Bill’s Key & Lock

Saturday, following the Jaycee’s Annual Christmas Parade, we’ll be open and free from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with: 

  • Santa
  • Live music from community choral groups
  • Illinois Art Station Pop-Up for all ages
  • Festive photo op
  • Model trains
  • Ferris Wheel Erector Set from Bill’s Key & Lock in the Working for a Living Gallery
  • Cookies and hot cocoa

The live music lineup on Saturday kicks off with community choir Cantus Novus at 11 a.m., followed by Sue Miller and the Wind Song ensemble at 11:45 a.m., Loving Missionary Choir at 12:30 a.m., and Sounds of Illinois Chorus at 1:15 p.m.

This event is made possible by support from Museum volunteers and our generous sponsors: Cumulus Radio Bloomington, Heartland Bank & Trust Co., Illinois Farm Bureau, MCK CPAs & Advisors, Pantagraph Media, and WGLT.


December 1, 2023 @ 9:00 am
December 2, 2023 @ 2:00 pm
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McLean County Museum of History/Cruisin’ with Lincoln 66 Visitors Center
200 N. Main Street
Bloomington, IL 61701 United States
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