Here Are The 11 Most Enchanting, Magical Christmas Towns In Illinois

It’s the most wonderful time of the year (or at least that’s what Andy Williams croons about each and every holiday season). Whether you are trying to get yourself into the Christmas spirit or you turn into Elf the minute holiday festivities come around, then you need to take a little time away from your holiday shopping to enjoy the magic of some of the best Christmas towns in Illinois that are certainly full of the holiday spirit! There are so many enchanting places to celebrate the holiday season around the state. Let’s have a look:

Are there any towns that we missed that embody Christmas through and through? If so, we would love to hear about them in the comments. It’s amazing how much the state comes alive with the feeling of the holiday season and we want to celebrate as many of these best Christmas towns in Illinois as you can.

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Best Christmas Towns In Illinois

November 28, 2021

What zoos have Christmas light displays in Illinois?

Zoolights at Lincoln Park Zoo features seasonal activities, millions of lights, displays, and more. You can also head to Brookfield Zoo for its Holiday Magic event. Families love these light displays!

Is there a map for a Christmas lights road trip in Illinois?

Yes! In fact, we put one together ourselves. See some of the best displays in the state by following our Christmas Lights Road Trip Through Illinois. From Lightscape at the Chicago Botanic Gardens to Zoolights at Lincoln Park Zoo, from Folepi’s Winter Wonderland in East Peoria to the Shelbyville Festival of Lights, there are plenty of dazzling lights to see this holiday season!

Where can I go for a sleigh ride in Illinois?

Forest View Farms in Tinley Park is one place that offers charming sleigh rides on the farm’s property. What a wonderful way to celebrate the holiday season!