There is a constant stream of events to choose from to celebrate the season. Musicians perform and attendees are asked to bring donations of food or money to give to local food banks. The event is free.
With locations at Daley Plaza, Wrigleyville, and Milwaukee, this German Christmas market is very similar to its European counterparts. Families can enjoy music, food, and shopping in a magical holiday setting.
Over 5,000 candlelit luminaries fill the streets and more than thirty windows around town come alive with holiday inspired animation.
Lights at the Brickyard allows visitors to drive across the famed Yard of Bricks at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and see over 2.5 millions lights and decorations along the way. It’s a fun way to see holiday lights from the comfort and warmth of your own vehicle.
A processional of girls in white carrying candles and stjärngosse (star boys) lead the crowd to the Bethany Lutheran Church where the annual St. Lucia is crowned.
Visitors take a 30 minute ride through a mile of underground passageways. Along the way there are 40 themed displays, 10 mapping projections, approximately 900 lit characters, and over 4,000,000 points of light that will immerse visitors.
There’s a Christkindlmarkt, holiday concerts, and even a holiday tea. Frankenmuth is home to Bronner’s Winter Wonderland, the “World’s Largest Christmas Store” where it’s Christmas every day of the year.
Holidazzle has food booths, festive drinks, heated tents and more, it’s perfect for getting into the holiday spirit. Don’t miss one of the many holiday shows in downtown Minneapolis, ranging from the Guthrie Theater’s A Christmas Carol.
From special events and live shows to seeing more than 1,500 Christmas trees in “America’s Christmas City,” this season’s can’t-miss extravaganza is the debut of a first-of-its-kind, 80-foot tall Christmas tree at Silver Dollar City’s An Old Time Christmas.