Wouldn't you know it, the most magical time of year also happens to be when this old-fashioned town looks its best.

The holiday season in one of America's very best Christmas towns begins right after filling our bellies with a Thanksgiving feast.

Something VERY special happens in Galena, Illinois once Old Man Winter arrives

The first weekend of December is when Christmas explodes over Galena... literally.

Holiday Fire in the Sky

Photo by Jeffrey Hamilton on Unsplash

One incredible fireworks show lights up the lights up the sky and kicks off the magical season of Christmas.

You'll find so many fun and festive things to do around Galena, especially along Main Street, downtown. So many great places to make lifelong memories.

Dining, shopping, sipping, getting cozy, skiing, snowboarding, relaxing, singing Christmas carols, sledding, walking. If Galena is your destination, you won't have trouble finding something everyone in your family will love.

Another big night during the holiday season is,

Night of the Luminaria & Living Windows

"This one of the most beautiful and romantic visions of the year", says VisitGalena.org

VisitGalena.org

Thousands of candlelit luminaries line the streets, steps, and sidewalks, and store windows. The luminaries adorn Main Street to the hills overlooking Grant Park.

Galena all aglow for Christmas really will take your breath away

Don't believe me?

Go ahead, take a look, then get busy planning your trip.

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