Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum helps downtown Springfield celebrate the holidays

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum 212 N 6th St, Springfield, IL

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (ALPLM) will join the fun of downtown Springfield’s Holiday Walks with ballet performances, craft tables for children, amazing lights and special effects, and free admission during special hours. The Holiday Walks take place every Wednesday and Saturday from Nov. 26 to Dec. 21. Downtown stores and historic sites…

Old Capitol Holiday Walks

Downtown Springfield Inc. 3 W Old State Capitol Plaza, Springfield, IL

Old Capitol Holiday Walks presented by INB and the Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln. Each year, DSI and all of our unique, locally-owned shops pull out all of the stops for the most magical time of the year– the Old Capitol Holiday Walks! Holiday Walks are presented by INB in partnership with the…

Holiday Open Studio Featuring “MILES to GO” Photographs from the new Route 66 book

David Schwartz Photography 17010 Madison Ave., Lakewood, OH

Holiday open studio at David Schwartz Photography features a new collection of limited edition black & white Route 66 prints. This series is featured in the newly released book, "Miles to Go," a fascinating story about an African family's first trip down Route 66. In addition, for viewing and purchase, over 150 prints ranging from…

2022 Christmas in Carlinville

Downtown Carlinville 112 N. Side Square, Carlinville, IL

For more than thirty years, the first weekend of December in Carlinville has been a destination for holiday shoppers and festival enthusiasts in search of small-town holiday magic. This year, every location throughout the community will be uniting under one common name in the spirit of community unity- “Christmas in Carlinville.” “For several years there…

Virden Country Christmas & Lighted Candy Land Christmas Parade

Virden Area Community Center 105 W Jackson St, Virden, IL

The VACC will be hosting the annual “Country Christmas” on December 2nd & 3rd, 2022. Plans for the 2022 Virden Country Christmas include the annual Candy Land Lighted Christmas Parade Click here for information and how to enter a float in the parade! The Hall of Trees will focus on Christmas wreaths and centerpieces. Wreaths will be…

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