October 2009

Jolly Trolley Holiday Open Houses - Pontiac, IL

Jolly Trolley Holiday Open Houses - Pontiac, IL

Friday, November 13 - Sunday, November 15, 2009

Downtown Pontiac, IL

Come and explore over 30 stores during these annual holiday open houses, and enjoy the historic trolley tours while you're in town!

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Email: pontiacproud@route24.net
 
Call (815) 844-6692

Festival of Trees - Litchfield, IL

Festival of Trees - Litchfield, IL

Friday, November 20 - Sunday, November 22, 2009

Lincoln Land Community College, Litchfield, IL

Beautifully decorated artificial Christmas trees and wreaths are silent auctioned for various charities. Also enjoy the winter parade, as well as the business holiday walk and 5K Jingle Bell Jog.

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Email: tourism@cityoflitchfieldil.com

Call (217)324-8147

Christmas in Downtown Pontiac - Pontiac, IL

Christmas in Downtown Pontiac - Pontiac, IL

Friday, November 27, 2009

Downtown Pontiac, IL

Join us for this Christmas celebration! Merchants open house, carolers singing on the square, roasted nuts and kettle corn, Christmas Light-Up Parade, Santa house, Christmas art display and more.

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Email: pontiacproud@route24.net

Call (815)844-6692

Holiday Spirit Celebration - Gillespie, IL

Holiday Spirit Celebration - Gillespie, IL

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Downtown Gillespie, IL

Celebrate the season with breakfast and a picture with Santa, discounts in downtown stores, craft and food vendors, and a ride on the "CCCC Choo Choo"!

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Email: mrer@madisontelco.com

Call (217)839-4888

21st Annual Pontiac First Night - Pontiac, IL

21st Annual Pontiac First Night - Pontiac, IL                

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Downtown Pontiac, IL

21st annual New Year's Eve Celebration of the Arts. A family oriented, alcohol-free event, featuring entertainment and spectacular fireworks at midnight.

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Email: pontiacproud@route24.net

Call (815)844-6692

 

NM Route 66 Plans First Motor Tour

Our friends on Route 66 in New Mexico are planning a big event next summer - their very first Motor Tour!! Their tour is scheduled for July 23-25, 2010.

We are excited for them and wish them a great time on their portion of the Mother Road!

Here are the details:

 

 

Victorian Christmas Tours - Bloomington, IL

Victorian Christmas Tours - Bloomington, IL

David Davis Mansion

Wednesdays -Sundays
November 27 - December 31, 2009

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Free public tours of the home, authentically decorated for a Victorian Christmas. Donations welcome.

Click to visit their official web site for further information. 

Victorian Christmas Tours - Bloomington, IL

Victorian Christmas Tours - Bloomington, IL

David Davis Mansion

Wednesdays -Sundays
November 27 - December 31, 2009

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Free public tours of the home, authentically decorated for a Victorian Christmas. Donations welcome.

Click to visit their official web site for further information. 

Victorian Christmas Tours - Bloomington, IL

Victorian Christmas Tours - Bloomington, IL

David Davis Mansion

Wednesdays -Sundays
November 27 - December 31, 2009

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Free public tours of the home, authentically decorated for a Victorian Christmas. Donations welcome.

Click to visit their official web site for further information. 

1840’s Christmas Open House - Lincoln, IL

1840’s Christmas Open House - Lincoln, IL

December 6, 2009

Postville Courthouse State Historic Site
914 5th St., Lincoln, IL

Come out to  to enjoy the holidays 1840’s style. The building will be decorated in 1840’s style, with period music, an Abraham Lincoln interpreter, pumpkin cake, tours, and even an historic speaker!

For more information
Call 217-735-4977 or 217-737-0979

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