Botanical Garden Group Tours

Washington Park Botanical Garden 1740 W. Fayette Avenue, Springfield

Guided tours available for groups of 10 or more.  Call one week in advance to book a tour.

Holiday Zoo Lights

Henson Robinson Zoo

Take a stroll through the zoo and enjoy thousands of lighted displays. See the Zoo animals as they enjoy the lights too; red wolves, arctic fox, eagles, barnyard, cougars, birds of prey and many others that are

Old Capitol Holiday Walks Presented by Downtown Springfield Inc.

Downtown Springfield

Opens Saturday, November 25th at 10a and runs every Saturday and Wednesday through December 23rd.  Presented by Downtown Springfield Inc. ABE & MARY LINCOLN SATURDAYS  Hang out with Abe & Mary in the Tinsley Dry Goods room

Light Up the Park

Chatham Community Park

Drive through a mile of holiday lights displays! Bring the family, maybe you'll see the big guy himself! Thursdays-Sundays 6-9pm Black Friday - Christmas Day (we will be open 12/25!) $5/carload suggested donation Vans/busses welcome Donations accepted


Illinois Product Holiday Market

North Mansion / Y Block South 4th Street & East Jackson Street, Springfield

Make merry and find fun gifts at the Illinois Department of Agriculture's third annual Illinois Product Holiday Market on Dec. 1-3. In downtown Springfield, just north of the Governor's Mansion, find these city sidewalks lined with a


Glenwood High School presents Mean Girls High School Version

Glenwood High School 1501 Plummer Blvd, Chatham

Glenwood High School presents Mean Girls High School Version! See the hit movie transformed for the stage by Tina Fey. Show runs December 1st-3rd at the GHS Auditorium. Tickets are $10 Adults/$6 Students and available online. The

First Sunday Midwest Bazaar

Orr Building, Illinois State Fairgrounds 66n 4H Road, Springfield

The one, the only, the ORIGINAL AND BEST BAZAAR IS INDOORS AT THE ILLINOIS STATE FAIRGROUNDS!! You never know what you'll find at the bazaar! But you can always count on delicious mimosas in our wine patio,


The Nutcracker – Copper Coin Ballet Company

UIS Performing Arts Center 1 University Plaza, Springfield

The timeless holiday classic that has enchanted Springfield-area audiences for generations, now under the banner of the Copper Coin Ballet Company. Created by Julie Ratz, Ronda Brinkman, Gina Russell and Grace Nanavati, and performed by a talented

$42 – $50

Christmas Time in Branson, Missouri

Senior Services of Central Illinois 701 West Mason, Springfield

5 Days/4 Nights 4 Breakfasts/4 Dinners $919 per person Double Occupancy $1,178 Single Occupancy White Star Tours Motor Coach Registration Deadline: October 20, 2023 Highlights include 7 shows: Showboat Branson Belle Christmas Dinner Cruise, Petersen’s Family Christmas,

Capital Area Concert Band Holiday Concert

In celebration of its 50th Anniversary season, join The Capital Area Concert Band for a holiday concert on Tuesday, December 5, 2023 at 7:00 pm at Trinity Lutheran School, 515 S. MacArthur Blvd., Springfield, IL. This engaging,