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winter
Holiday Market at Lincoln
Memorial Garden

Lincoln Memorial Garden
Annual holiday sale featuring a
wide range of wreaths,
ornaments and other
handmade items. Free
217-529-1111
lincolnmemorialgarden.org

Memorial's Festival of Trees

Maple Syrup Time

Illinois State Fairgrounds Orr Building
A nine-day holiday event
featuring over 200 trees,
wreaths and centerpieces;
gingerbread cookie bakery,
Candy Cane Express train
and handcrafted village; and
entertainment stage; a holiday
gift boutique; photos with
Santa; and a craft area for
kids. Admission
217-788-4301
memorialsfestivaloftrees.com

Christmas with the Lincolns

St. Patrick's Day Parade

Lincoln Home National
Historic Site
Where did the Lincoln boys
hang their stockings for Santa
to fill? What might have been
in those stockings? What
kinds of Christmas goodies
were on Lincoln's table?
Discover how the Lincoln
family celebrated the
holidays by taking a tour
through the Lincoln Home.
Free
217-391-3221
nps.gov/liho

Christmas at Clayville

Clayville Historic Site -
Pleasant Plains
Annual event at Clayville
Historic Site. Pleasant Plains
School caroling groups
throughout the day, face
painting, children's store and
refreshments. Santa will be
there all day for pictures.
Donations Accepted
217-572-4984
clayville.org

44th Annual Winter Holiday
Floral Show
Holiday Walks
Candlelight Tour

Washington Park
Botanical Garden
Come view the poinsettia
collection at the garden's

annual Winter Holiday Floral
Show. The show will have
15-20 different varieties of
poinsettias on display. Bring
the family out and enjoy the
beauty nestled in among
decorated evergreens and
lush tropical foliage. Free
217-546-4116
springfieldparks.org

Holiday Walks

Downtown Springfield
SHOP LOCAL! 30+ shops
and restaurants featuring
unique shopping and dining.
Festive holiday atmosphere
with free Santa House, family
entertainment and shuttle van.
Free
217-544-1723
downtownspringfield.org

Luminaria Sunday

Dana-Thomas House -
A Frank Lloyd Wright Design
Visit the Dana-Thomas House
as the exterior of the home will
be lined with 1,000 candles
and guests can take a silent
tour of the beautiful interior
accompanied by holiday
music. Donations accepted
217-782-6776
facebook.com/
StateHistoricSites
OfSpringfieldIL

First Night Springfield

Downtown Springfield
Held on New Year's Eve, this
family-friendly, alcohol-free
event is a Springfield area
tradition. Free children's
activities from 1 - 4 pm
at Springfield High School
Commons. Fireworks at 8 pm.
Over 30 performances
around Downtown Springfield
from 6 pm -11:15 pm.
Admission
217-753-3519
springfieldartsco.org

Maple Syrup Time

Lincoln Memorial Garden
For four weekends in late
February and early March,
you're invited to walk with us
into the garden's sugar bush
as we tap our maples. Help us
collect the sap as it flows from
the trees and cook it down
into pure maple syrup. A great
way to shake the winter blues!
Donations Accepted
217-529-1111
lincolnmemorialgarden.org

St. Patrick's Day Marching
Band Parade

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Downtown Springfield
Springfield goes green for
the annual St. Patrick's Day
Marching Band Parade.
Hundreds of entries,
thousands of participants and
a million smiles will fill the
streets of historic downtown.
Free
217-717-3004
springfieldirish.org

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