Illinois Christmas : Christmas Celebrations in Illinois (IL)

Illinois is located in the Midwestern region of the United States. It is one of the nine states and Canadian Province of Ontario in the bi-national Great Lakes region of North America.

Springfield is the capital and the largest city of Illinois.

Other big cities and towns in Illinois include – Chicago, Aurora, Rockford, Joliet, Naperville, Peoria, Elgin, Waukegan, Champaign, etc.

Some of the popular tourist destinations in Illinois include – Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor, the Lincoln Home National Historic Site, the American Discovery Trail, the Shawnee National Forest and the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, etc.

Christmas Celebrations in Illinois (IL) :

Holiday Farmers Markets is organised in the Illinois Building at the Illinois State Fairgrounds on Saturday before Thanksgiving and Christmas.

BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival, the nation’s largest evening holiday celebration event will take place on Saturday before Thanksgiving in November. Festivities include an evening parade marshaled by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, illuminating one million lights on 200 trees, family friendly activities, concerts and a spectacular fireworks performance over the Chicago River.

BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival

The Chicago Transit Authority offers a Holiday Train which brings festive flair to typical El trains, without charging a penny more than the usual.

Chicago Transit Authority Holiday Train

Brookfield Zoo’s Holiday Magic offers neon laser light shows with pulsing beams projecting animals rocking out to a catchy mash-up of Christmas tunes thoughout the holiday season.

Cuneo Mansion’s Holiday Light Show at the Cuneo grounds in Vernon Hills, is one of the largest displays of its kind in the suburbs.

Cuneo Mansion Holiday Light Show - Vernon Hills

Festival of Lights taking place in East Peoria features a gigantic drive-through light display and a narrated nativity display.

The Nighttime Lighted Christmas Parade take places every year in Downtown Decatur on Saturday before Thanksgiving.

Memorial’s Festival of Trees

Memorial’s Festival of Trees is an annual event that raises money for health-related projects and programs at Memorial Health System and in the Springfield community.

Wishing all readers Merry Christmas 2019 & Happy New Year 2020 !!!