Written by Ryan Martin   
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 00:00

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Photo Courtesy of the David Davis Mansion.


The holiday season is in full swing in Bloomington-Normal and there are plenty of events going on throughout the month to put you in the holiday spirit. 

The David Davis Mansion in downtown Bloomington will be hosting two special Christmas events at the Mansions Tours on Saturday December 14th from 2 pm till 5 pm, and 5 pm till 8pm. The tour takes people not only through the David Davis Mansion, but two other places as well. 

“The Ewing Manor, The David Davis Mansion, and a Mystery Mansion will all be decorated with Christmas decorations for the tour.” Cindy Brand, a David Davis Mansion Staff Member, explained. “Every year there’s a mystery house in town, either a private home, business, or historic building, that is decorated, which you get to go through as part of the special tour. People won't know until the night of the event where it is.”

The proceeds generated from the Christmas at the Mansions Tour will benefit the preservation and educational programs of the David Davis Mansion State Historic Site and the Ewing Manor, as well as a charitable organization designated by the owner of the Mystery Mansion. 

Those who can’t make it to the special Christmas at the Mansions Tour event, but want to see The David Davis Mansion decorated in Christmas decorations are in luck. 

“The whole mansion will be decorated starting Friday (November 29th) through new years, so people can tour and see the Christmas decorations throughout the month.” Cindy Brand, Staff Member at the David Davis Mansion, said.

More information on tours at the David Davis Mansion can be found on their website at daviddavismansion.org or by calling 309-828-1084.

On Friday December 6th from 6pm until 8 pm the Children’s Discovery Museum in Uptown Normal will be hosting a Jammies and Jingles Family Fun Night. Families are invited to come to the museum wearing pajamas to celebrate the holidays by making crafts to take home, and playing games throughout the museum. Santa Clause will be there to take photos with as well. 

On December 7th, from 11 am until 4 pm the McLean County Museum of History will be hosting its’ Christmas at the Courthouse event. Visitors can enjoy holiday music, caroling, homemade cookies, cider, and more. 

On both December 6th and 7th from 5:30 pm until 8 pm the Miller Park Zoo will be hosting its’ Wild Lights event. Visitors can walk the Zoo which will be lit by hundreds of luminaries and Christmas lights for the after hours event. 

On December 7th starting at 1 pm Uptown Normal will be hosting a Christmas Market. There will be free Funnel Cakes, Hot Chocolate, and carriage rides. Santa will also be there for pictures from 1pm until 5 pm. 

Also on December 7th, from 12:30 pm until 1:50 pm, the Pepsi Ice Center will be hosting its’ Skate with Santa event. Visitors are invited to come skate to classic Christmas songs with Santa and Mrs. Clause, and enjoy free cookies and hot chocolate. Santa will also be available for pictures during the event. 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 December 2013 10:06
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