Travel to East Peoria to view one of the country's premier light displays. Be amazed as you're guided through Folepi's Winter Wonderland, set aglow with lights. Enjoy dinner and a production of Home for the Holidays at Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre. A local institution for almost 30 years, Conklin's combines a mouth-watering buffet with light-hearted live theatre in a lovingly converted livestock "barn".
Catch the spirit of Christmas in the festive town of St. Charles, Missouri. Stroll along brightly decorated Main Street, enjoy freshly roasted chestnuts and converse with costumed locals depicting Christmas of a bygone time. Next, tour one of the largest outdoor shrines in America - Our Lady of the Snows. Mass and dinner is included, followed by an evening driving tour of the Shrine grounds, wonderfully decorated for the holiday season. We visit the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield before arriving home.
Stoney Creek Inn, Peoria, IL
Shrine Hotel or Drury Inn, Belleville, IL