6 Drive-Thru Christmas Lights Displays In Illinois The Whole Family Can Enjoy

There is something truly magical about witnessing vibrant and beautiful Christmas drive-through lights from the warmth of your car as your favorite holiday music plays on the stereo. So buckle up, hit the road, and prepare to witness the best Christmas light displays in Illinois. Below are seven of the best holiday light displays throughout the Prairie State that your whole family will love – all from the comfort of your vehicle!

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Address: Sinnissippi Park/golf Course, Rockford, IL 61107, USA
Address: Folepi's Winter Wonderland, BAYVIEW GARDE, 123 Par 3 Ln, East Peoria, IL 61611, USA
Address: National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, 442 S Demazenod Dr, Belleville, IL 62223, USA
Address: Forest Park, Shelbyville, IL 62565, USA
Address: Community Park, E Temple Ave, Effingham, IL 62401, USA
Address: Sinnissippi Park/golf Course, Rockford, IL 61107, USA

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Best Christmas light displays in Illinois

October 23, 2022

Where else can I see the best light displays in Illinois?

If you’re looking for another road trip touring some incredible Christmas light displays in Illinois, we highly recommend this incredible Christmas Lights Road Trip Around Chicago. Additionally, these neighborhood light displays are nothing short of spectacular and are just as easily enjoyed from the comfort of your vehicle as you drive by. This holiday festival in Allerton is also a must-experience: you’ll feel like you’ve stepped right into a Hallmark movie. You’ll be able to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature, with lots of nearby hiking trails, as well as enjoy the many sculptures and art displays on the grounds of this incredible holiday-themed park.

What are the best Christmas towns in Illinois?

There are a handful of towns that we think are truly enchanting to visit during the Christmas season. Here is a list of 11 of the most magical towns to explore in Illinois, each with its own festivities and exciting events that are sure to put you in the holiday spirit. It’s no secret that Chicago is a Christmastime experience that is nearly impossible to outshine. But if you’re looking for a more small-town, cozy vibe, there are quite a few options to choose from on that list, any of which are sure to bring you and your loved ones plenty of Christmas cheer.

What are the best holiday events in Illinois?

We think you’ll find no shortage of memorable holiday events to enjoy, but in particular, Jack Frost’s Pop-Up Winter Walk & Christmas Tree Farm in Chicago is among the most unique events we’ve come across during the Christmas season. From the festive music to the delightful seasonal beverages, and even a skating rink, there’s something for everyone to love. Also in Chicago, the Christkindlmarket is a highly anticipated annual event that draws visitors from all over to enjoy unique German traditions, including German food, music, ornaments, and more. There’s even a huge Christmas tree!

Address: Sinnissippi Park/golf Course, Rockford, IL 61107, USA
Address: Folepi's Winter Wonderland, BAYVIEW GARDE, 123 Par 3 Ln, East Peoria, IL 61611, USA
Address: National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, 442 S Demazenod Dr, Belleville, IL 62223, USA
Address: Forest Park, Shelbyville, IL 62565, USA
Address: Community Park, E Temple Ave, Effingham, IL 62401, USA
Address: Sinnissippi Park/golf Course, Rockford, IL 61107, USA

OnlyInYourState may earn compensation through affiliate links in this article.