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Walking Through Wonderland @ Effingham Community Park – Effingham, IL

November 22 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST

Walking Through Wonderland @ Effingham Community Park – Effingham, IL
Wednesday, November 22nd, 2023
5 pm – 8 pm –

You’re invited to an enchanting Visit Effingham experience! Walking Through Wonderland will host its 3rd annual walk-thru event Wednesday, November 22nd from 5 – 8:00 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 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. Fox Holler Coffee will be also be providing complementary coffee and smores. Hometown Pretzels, CZ’s Fried Green Tomatoes and Macklin Meadow Kettle Corn 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).

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 8:00 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.

The Wonderland in Lights will be open to vehicles — excluding the evening of the walk — seven days a week. The official season runs from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day, from 5 to 9 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, and from 5 to 10 p.m. on Fridays & Saturdays. For more information, call the Effingham Tourism Office at 217.342.5310.

Event by Visit Effingham


November 22
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST
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Effingham Community Park
801 E. Temple Ave.
Effingham, IL 62401 United States
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