If you're looking for a picturesque old-fashioned Christmas town experience like you see in the movies, this historic Illinois town is the perfect destination.

Wouldn't you know it, the most magical time of year happens to be the same time this little old-fashioned town looks its absolute best. The holiday season, in one of America's very best Christmas towns, begins right after filling our bellies with a Thanksgiving feast.

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Holiday Fire in the Sky

Photo by Jeffrey Hamilton on Unsplash
Photo by Jeffrey Hamilton on Unsplash
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An incredible fireworks show lights up the sky and marks the kickoff of 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, cozy time, 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


Thousands of candlelit luminaries line the streets, steps, 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.

Speaking of planning a trip to Galena, no matter the season, Visit Galena on Facebook is a great resource.

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