Christmas in the Park

Light Display Open
12/08 – 12/25

5pm – 10pm

Drive through 55 acres of beautiful Manners Park and view over 100 illuminated displays. For more information, please contact Bailey at 217-824-5878 or MaryAnn at 217-824-3110.

Scheduled Events

At the Park Dining Hall
Wednesday, December 6th – Friday, December 22, 2023

December 10, 13, 14, 18, 20 and 21 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

December 10, 13 and 14      5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  No Cost, No Reservations

Wednesday, December 6, and Thursday, December 7 – Jingle Bell Walk. Closed to cars beginning at 6:00 p.m. Families will have a unique chance to walk through the park and look at the displays.  Hot Chocolate, glow sticks and cookies will be available.  Registration required, $15 per family, non-refundable.. Dining Hall opens at 5:15 p.m. Sleigh Rides 5:30-8:00 p.m.

Friday, December 8th Milk, Cookies & Magic with Santa. Enjoy Milk, Cookies, and a Magic show by Richard Landry and his magic rabbit Snowball at 6:45 p.m. Visit with Santa from 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 9th Little Mister and Miss Snowflake Competition.  Competition begins at 6:00 p.m.  Doors open at 5:15 p.m.

Sunday, December 10th Christmas Bake Off.  Bring your baked goods from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Cookies, Fudge, Non-Yeast Bread, Divinity & Candy.  Judging at 1 p.m. Cash Prizes!!!

Monday, December 11th Soup & Sandwiches with Santa & Mrs. Claus.  Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus and enjoy face painting, balloon sculpting, and dinner.  5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, December 12th Kids-N-Kritters pictures!  Have your childs or pets picture taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus. $5 donation to the local animal shelter or bring an item (food, blanket, toy) 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Friday, December 15th Kids Are Kids Christmas Dance (special needs). Food, Drinks, a DJ, and Fun!!

Saturday, December 16th Paint Party!  Participants will be given instruction on how to paint a Christmas decoration for their home.  Pre-Registration required/50 people total.  $20 per person, beginning at 6:00 p.m.  Snacks and drinks provided.

Sunday, December 17th Kids Cookie Decorating and Craft Night.  Help your child put together lots of festive crafts, decorate sugar cookies and visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus.  5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 19th S’mores & Stories with Santa.  Make smores, bookmarks, and enjoy your favorite winter stories read by community members and Santa! 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Friday, December 22 Music Night!  Enjoy listening to live music played by students from Taylorville Music Lessons. 7:00 p.m.