Illinois November 28, 2018
This Massive Christmas Celebration In Illinois Is Not To Be Missed
A marvelous Christmas celebration is happening soon in the lovely city of Effingham, Illinois, and you won’t want to miss it. Tasty treats, stunning lights, and a visit from Santa make this festival unforgettable.
Kids of all ages can’t get enough of this annual event. Scroll on for more details.
Effingham's Hometown Christmas takes place December 1, 2018 between noon and 7 p.m. A myriad of festive activities will keep visitors of all ages entertained throughout the day.
Taking place in the city's historic downtown, this Christmas celebration kick-starts the holiday season for many locals. Traditional activities include carriage rides, live entertainment, train rides, and a visit from Santa.
Several new attractions this year include an ice rink, a 5K run, and a Reindog Parade where participants dress up with their dogs and travel down Jefferson Avenue. The parade begins at 3:45 p.m. and goes through downtown around 4 p.m.
Tractor rides, delicious goodies, carolers, musicians, and much more make this holiday event an unforgettable experience. Nothing will put you in the mood for Christmas like this one-day festival.
There will also be a special lighting of the City of Effingham Community Christmas Tree by Santa and the mayor at 5:30 p.m. Join in with the locals as they countdown to a magical, glowing winter wonderland.
Clear your calendars for this weekend and visit Effingham's wonderful Christmas celebration. This year, Santa will make his appearance by leading the parade, and he is guaranteed to have a treat for each and every child who comes to see.
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If you’ve ever been to this Christmas celebration, we’d love to hear from you. Please share your experiences and photos with us below in the comments.