The Winter Village In Illinois That Will Enchant You Beyond Words

The Arboretum in Bethalto has transformed into a winter wonderland of glass cottages filled with Christmas characters, wire art, a nativity, and trees all aglow with twinkling lights. The Bethalto Christmas Village is pure magic to stroll through! This free event is organized and put together by residents, businesses, and organizations of the community.

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Bring the kids to this free, family-friendly event that will enchant you and create holiday memories for years to come!

For more information on Bethalto Christmas Village’s hours and the Giving Tree program, visit their Facebook page.

Address: E Central St, Bethalto, IL 62010, USA