January 1970 – December 2013

Andover Christmas Walk
Jan 1 @ 6:00 pm – Dec 13 @ 8:00 pm

Andover Lake Park. Stroll on walkways marked by luminaries or ride in a horse-drawn wagon. Join a soup supper, visit Santa and take part in a Christmas tree silent auction. Refreshments and kids crafts at the American Legion Building from 5-7 p.m. Visit candle-lit Jenny Lind Chapel and hear live Christmas music from 6-8 p.m. 309-476-8228.

Christmastown Festival @ Downtown Tuscola
Dec 6 – Dec 7 all-day

Come and enjoy this annual downtown Tuscola event featuring craft vendors, a house walk, breakfast with Santa, parade, the “Santa Chase” 5k run/walk, children’s games, Madrigal Dinner at the community center and more. or 217-253-5013.

Christmas Walk @ Downtown Fulton
Dec 6 @ 5:00 am – 7:30 am

Downtown Fulton. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the holiday season with carolers, Santa Claus, the Grinch, train rides, 2 mile run/walk, children’s crafts, live nativity, free refreshments and holiday shopping. or 815-589-4545.

Snowflake Festival @ Glazebrook Park
Dec 6 @ 5:00 pm – 5:15 pm

Glazebrook Park, Godfrey. Visit beautiful Glazebrook Park lit up with twinkling lights to celebrate the holiday season. Everyone is invited to attend this free old-fashioned festival complete with carolers, hot cocoa, horse-drawn carriage rides and pictures with Santa. Bundle up since it may be chilly! All ages are welcome. In honor of the giving season, please bring a nonperishable food item for donation to the Crisis Food Center. 618-466-1483.

Christmas in the Village @ Downtown Cobden
Dec 7 all-day

Downtown Cobden. Spend the day enjoying fresh-roasted nuts while listening to strolling Victorian carolers and madrigal players or take an old-fashioned horse-drawn surrey or wagon ride around the village and visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Feed Store where handcrafted wreaths and gingerbread houses will be on display. 618-833-9928 or