2012 Holiday Events in Decatur

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!

6:30pm-8:30pm
Admission: Free
Website: http://www.maconcountyconservation.org/special.php

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
1:00pm-4:00pm
Website: http://www.oglesbymansion.org/events.php