I wanted to highlight some of the upcoming events in and near Decatur for the holiday season. Just because it’s getting colder, doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do. As I learn of more events, I’ll pass the details on.
Candlelight Tour of the Homestead
This Saturday, November 10th take a trip back to 1860 at Rock Spring’s Homestead Prairie Farm. I’ve volunteered at Rock Springs several times and the volunteers who organize and give tours of the Homestead do a wonderful job dressed in their period clothing. Looks like we’re going to have great weather this year too!
Christmas Kick-Off in Downtown Decatur
Come see the Christmas lights in Downtown Decatur. With the new streetscape you’ll enjoy the view. Shops will open at 10:00 am, with restaurants opening at 11:00am. Enjoy several free family activities from 2:00-5:00. Free ice skating will be available at the Civic Center at 3:30. The lightning ceremony will be held at 5:00pm with the Jaycees lighted Christmas parade beginning at 5:15. Santa will arrive at his house at 7:00pm. Adults 21 and over can enjoy cocktails beginning at 8:00pm.
Saturday, November 17
Downtown Decatur, IL
Christmas Tea at the Oglesby Mansion
The mansion will be decorated for the holidays. Hot tea, music and tours will be provided.
Sunday, December 9