Antioch’s Beloved Kringle’s Christmas Village Will Be Returning To Illinois
By Benjamin Clancy|Published October 30, 2020
Benjamin Clancy is the Illinois and Indiana writer at Only In Your State, a doctoral candidate at UNC Chapel Hill in Communication, and an artistic type who has attended the Vermont Studio Center residency in poetry writing and makes something like music as "little other." They grew up in Austin, Texas and currently live in Chicago, IL with their partner, two dogs, and a cat. Get in touch by emailing email@example.com.
For many Illinoisans, winter hasn’t really arrived until Kris Kringle pays a visit. It’s a good thing, then, that coronavirus hasn’t canceled Antioch’s beloved holiday hotspot, Kringle’s Christmas Village. This annual event is still running at full spirit. Its sights and sounds are back to provide seasonal smiles, and its COVID-19 protocols mean you can partake in holiday cheer without fear. So, when the leaves are crinkling and the fire is crackling, take your family to Kringle’s Christmas Village and watch their faces light up like a decorated tree.
Kringle’s Christmas Village is open from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day. It’s located in the Antioch Shopping Plaza at 460 Orchard St, Antioch, IL 60002.
With things how they are in the state, the prospect of the coming winter might feel overwhelming. But being safe shouldn’t dash your season’s spirits. Kringle’s Village in returning to Antioch this year to bring cheer to the State of Illinois to spread cheer, not fevers or fear. So, if you’re praying for some family playtime this holiday, it’s time for an adventure to Antioch between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. Learn more about this beloved family tradition here.
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