Events

Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway

Ongoing

Old Capitol Holiday Walks

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

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

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

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,…

Virden Country Christmas & Lighted Candy Land Christmas Parade

Virden Area Community Center 105 W Jackson St, Virden

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…

Gillett Chapel 2022 Christmas Candlelight Services

Elkhart Cemetery - Gillett Chapel 8 Governor's Dr., Elkhart

The Elkhart Historical Society is delighted to announce the upcoming Christmas Candlelight Services at the Historic Chapel on Elkhart Hill, December 3, 2022.  This year’s exceptionally talented cast, Springfield’s Wild Columbine, M. C’s Jay and Megan Drake from Lacon, Celista and Ken Reese, from Elkhart, and Organist Marcy Brooks, from Greeneville TN, will deliver music, stories,…

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