Two Places In Illinois Where You Can Still Enjoy a Unique, Old-Fashioned Christmas
Vintage is all the rage these days. Vintage clothes, vintage decor, vintage furniture...you get my point, lots of people love vintage things right now. If you happen to be a vintage lover, here are two places you need to visit in Illinois this holiday season for a truly old-fashioned Christmas experience.
Old-Fashion Christmas Celebrations in Illinois
Being a vintage appreciator myself, I went on a hunt for unique, old-fashioned Christmas events my family could check out this holiday season.
When I say old-fashioned, what I really mean is places we could go on a horse-drawn carriage ride, enjoy some boutique-style, local shopping, listen to carolers, see some cool decorations...that sort of thing.
Galena, Illinois is always a great place to go for that kind of experience, but we've done that before, I wanted to have some new options to explore this Christmas. Here are two cool ones you can enjoy this November and December in Illinois.
Vintage Holidays in Long Grove, Illinois will kick off its holiday events with a new Christmas Walk on November 17, 2023, from 6 to 8 p.m. The Christmas Walk will offer quaint shopping, carolers, bridge lighting, visits with Santa, horse-drawn carriage rides, and more. Long Grove has a lot more holiday fun planned all the way through December, so check out the full lineup at longgrove.org and start planning your trip!
The Victorian Christmas celebration in Woodstock, Illinois will kick off with the Lighting of the Square on Friday, November 24, 2023, from 4 to 8 p.m., and then a full weekend of holiday fun will continue through Sunday. There will be shopping, horse-drawn carriage rides, and even a Christmas Parade on Sunday, November 26! A Christmas Tree Walk at the Woodstock Opera House begins on November 24 and will continue through December 31. For info on everything happening in Woodstock this holiday season be sure to check out woodstockil.gov.
Here's even more Illinois holiday fun you need to experience with your family this month...
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