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Festival of Lights

Date: Thursday, December 30, 2021
Time: December 3 - January 1

Beginning December 3, the Festival of Lights returns for the ninth straight year in bigger and brighter fashion. Pedestrians and motorists alike are treated to a sparkling display of holiday lights and sights in Old Town Park and Old Town Bloomingdale through New Year's Day.

Activities & Entertainment
  • Horse-drawn carriage rides (registration required)
  • Holiday crafts
  • Holiday-themed programs (registration required)
  • Complimentary refreshments during Museum hours
  • Photo opportunities with Buddy the Elf, Snowman & Reindeer
  • Holiday Cookie Decorating with D's Treats
  • Santa Visit
  • Story Time
Holiday Show at the Museum
Visit the Museum throughout the Festival of Lights for its annual holiday show. This year the display features a replica of the classic Walnut Room Christmas tree, decorated in silver and gold. Marshall Field’s items are arranged around the room, including a toy Marshall Field’s delivery truck, collectible Frango boxes, models of the Oak Park and State Street stores, and more. Enlarged photos of department stores of yesteryear are mounted on the walls, along with seasonal shopping bags, gifts and holiday newspaper ads. Also returning this year is the delightful LEGO Train exhibit.

Holiday Show & Museum Hours
(December 3-23)
Thursdays 6-8:30PM
Fridays 6-8:30PM
Saturdays 2-4:30PM
Sundays 1-3PM
December 3 3:30-8:30PM

Museum CLOSED 12/24, 12/25, 12/26, 12/31

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