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Galena Welcome Center

Old Market House State Historic Site
123 N. Commerce St.
Galena, IL 61036
9a.m. – 5p.m. Daily

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Holiday wonders in Galena, Illinois - VisitGalena.org announces holiday events

Nov. 20, 2014

Experience a Galena tradition Dec. 13 during "Night of the Luminaria." The charming little town becomes aglow with thousands of luminaria candles placed in bags flickering and lining the town's sidewalks, steps, parks and levee. This is a jaw-dropping site that you have to see to believe.

Also that afternoon, "Living Windows" - storefronts that come to life with costumed locals - enchant shoppers and those out for late afternoon stroll before dinner. Musicians and choral groups perform to set the holiday mood. This event is 4-6 p.m. on Main Street.

There's even more fun to be had this season. From a festival of trees to holiday tours of historic bed and breakfasts and progressive dinners, holiday spirit abounds here.

29 - Festival of Trees 
29 - Arrival of Santa Parade & Tree Lighting

6,13,20 - Meet Santa at The Old Market House 
6 - Holiday Progressive Dinner 
6 - Territory Holiday House walk 
12 - Luminaria Pub Crawl & Ugly Sweater Contest 
13 - Living Windows & Night of the Luminaria 
13 - Mistletoe Stroll

Galena is home to one of "America's Best Main Streets" (Fodor's Travel). For more information, go tohttp://www.VisitGalena.org or call 888.942.5362. While in town, stop by the Welcome Center in the Old Market House, 123 N. Commerce St., Galena IL 61036.