For other events happening across Springfield, please visit the Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau holiday listing
OLD CAPITOL HOLIDAY WALKS
Saturdays, December 15 & December 22
Wednesday, December 19
Pick up your free Holiday Walks guidebook which features retail deals, restaurants and bar offerings, as well as partner activities at the downtown sites. Visit Santa at the Old State Capitol, enjoy pioneer Christmas stories and songs, or take a free horse-drawn carriage ride.
Many businesses are also keeping Sunday hours from 12-noon until 3:00 p.m.
HOLIDAY TOURS OF THE SANCTUARY
Saturday, December 15, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church, 321 S. 7th St.
Free. Docent led tours of the sanctuary including the Lincoln Pew.
HISTORIC CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE
Saturday, December 15, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Elijah Iles House, 628 S. 7
Free. The Elijah Iles House will be beautifully decorated to set our holiday mood! Enjoy storytelling and tours of the house. Bring the kids for face painting, cookie decorating, caroling, live music and refreshments.
FAMILIES FIRST ADVENTURES
unday, December 16, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Illinois Governor's Mansion, 410 E. Jackson
Free. Art of Illinois family tours are scheduled on the third Sunday of each month. Family tours are designed for families with children ages 3-12 to encourage children and adults to enjoy the exhibition together. Reservations are required by calling 217.782.6450.
Sunday, December 16, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Dana-Thomas House, 301 E. Lawrence Avenue
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.