Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum 212 N. Sixth St. Springfield, IL 62701
Christmas at the White House is never a simple affair. First lady Barbara Bush recalls her shock at learning the preparaƟons began in February! The museum’s “Holidays at the White House” exhibit features cards, documents, and photos from Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and George H. W. Bush. Free with museum admission.
Christmas Card Lane
Nov 29-Dec 30. An outdoor exhibit/competition comprised of larger-than-life "cards" created by local artists and groups based on the theme "Holiday Season Around the World." Hosted by the Decatur Area Arts Council. decaturarts.org. Downtown Decatur
Washington Park Botanical Garden, West Fayette Avenue, Springfield, IL, USA
The Conservatory will be filled with poinsettias amongst the tropical collection. Poinsettias, tropical plants, and evergreens will overflow the Washington Park Botanical Exhibit Hall for a stunning display. Call 217-546-4116 for more information.
Henson Robinson Zoo, East Lake Shore Drive, Springfield, IL, USA
Take the walking experience and behold the splendor of hundreds of colorful twinkling lights as you stroll through the pathways around the Zoo. Children will love the zany 3D glasses (for purchase) that make the view of the colorful lights come to life with reindeer and candy cane shapes! Call 217-585-1821 for more information.
Robin Roberts Stadium 1415 N Grand Ave E, Springfield, Illinois 62702
The Springfield Tradition continues in 2018 when Santa will arrive at his home away from the North Pole at Robin Roberts Stadium. His house opens on December 8th and will be open everyday until December 22. Mondays through Fridays from 5:00pm to 8:00pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00am to 6:00pm. Admission is FREE and photos with Santa are $5 (no charge if photos are taken with your own camera).