The Town Of Richton Park In Illinois Is The Star Of A Hallmark Channel Christmas Movie
There’s a Hallmark Christmas movie based on a story that takes place in a town in Illinois. This film is bound to put the Land of Lincoln on the map once again. This holiday season why not enjoy some extra special Christmas movies in Illinois?
For more Christmas movies in Illinois, check out these eight places around Illinois that have shown up in famous movies.
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What are some Christmas traditions in Illinois?
Christmas in Illinois is always a festive time with fresh snow on the ground and holiday lights everywhere you turn. Here are some Christmas traditions in Illinois that you may want to experience for the first time or enjoy year after year:
- Holiday Lights Parade, Springfield, IL: Since 1949 this holiday tradition has been warming hearts and inspiring Christmas magic in downtown Springfield. Keep an eye out for it in early December. You'll see plenty of festively decorated floats, marching bands, and even city buses filled with twinkling lights.
- Christkindlmarket, Chicago, IL: This Chicago holiday tradition started in 1995, but it dates back centuries when Nuremberg, Germany held its first Christkindlmarket during the 16th century. It is an incredibly festive outdoor market filled with handmade gifts, holiday decor, and delicious treats. There will also be incredible holiday light displays that run the entire length of the market from mid-November until Christmas Eve.
- Christmas Around the World, Chicago, IL: Another Chicago holiday tradition can be found at the Museum of Science and Industry in Hyde Park. It has been inspiring curious minds to learn about science since 1942. Of course, there are plenty of holiday lights, giant decorated Christmas trees, and holiday music. Walk through the museum and enjoy over 50 Christmas trees filled to the brim with decorations and lights!
Another fun tradition is driving around and discovering holiday light shows. It could be neighborhood displays or official city festivals. Try loading up the RV and taking a holiday lights road trip through Illinois.