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Walking Through Wonderland: A Visit Effingham Experience

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Wed, Nov 22 , 2023 • 5:00pm - 8:30pm

East Temple Ave, Exit 162, Effingham, IL 62401

You’re invited to an enchanting Visit Effingham experience! Walking Through Wonderland will host its 2nd annual walk-thru event Wednesday, November 22nd from 5 – 8:30 p.m.

For one night only, the Wonderland in Lights will close to all vehicles and offer visitors an opportunity to get up close and personal with our larger-than-life light displays. This event is free to the public, but donations are welcome.

View the displays at your own leisure, listen and sing along to your favorite Christmas music presented by the Effingham Performance Center, and wave hello to Santa Claus when you reach the end of the walk. Complimentary refreshments, including hot cocoa and cookies, will be available fireside, while supplies last, courtesy of Dan Hecht Chevrolet-Toyota. Specialty coffees from Fox Holler Coffee, wood-fired pizzas from The Sizzlin Tizzler, Macklin Meadow Kettle Corn and other food and drink items will be available for purchase as well. Don’t forget to stop by the Visit Effingham tent to pick up your free holiday souvenir (also while supplies last).

A golden ticket will be given to children who visit the lights (also while supplies last). Ticket holders can redeem these tickets at the end of the walk for a special gift, courtesy of the First Responders Children’s Foundation Toy Express, and handed out by the City of Effingham Police Department.

Parking will be limited at Community Park, so please consider using our free shuttle, courtesy of Wad It Up Transportation. The shuttle will run continuously, from 5 to 8:30 p.m., and will pick up and drop off at the Courthouse Museum parking lot. To extend your festivities, visit Lights on the Lawn in Downtown Effingham to view our larger-than-life, 3-D holiday light displays.

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