Heart of downtown
Join Mayor Mike Houston, city leaders, Land of Lincoln Chorus and others at the lighting of the downtown holiday tree Dec. 7 at 5:30 p.m. on the Old Capitol Plaza, Sixth and Adams. The ceremony kicks off the Old Capitol Holiday Walks, evenings in charming downtown offering a winter wonderland of shopping, entertainment, displays, horse-drawn trolley rides, prizes, specials, a Santa House for the kids and more. Historical sites such as the Lincoln-Herndon Law Office and the Old State Capitol will also have activities. Meter parking downtown is free after 5 p.m. The underground garage under the Old State Capitol will be open until 9 p.m. and costs 75 cents per half hour. The walk is presented by St. John’s Children’s Hospital in partnership with Downtown Springfield, Inc. and the City of Springfield.
Old Capitol Holiday Walks
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 14 and 21, 5-8pm
Thursday, Dec. 8, 5-8pm