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Visitors Guide

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2017 Official Alton Visitors Guide
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Christmas Wonderland

Hear the sleigh bells jingle and see 4 million lights twinkle against the beautiful backdrop at Rock Spring Park's Christmas Wonderland. Back for another year to warm the hearts and holiday spirits of families and friends, the park will be lighting the way to another illuminating holiday season beginning Nov. 29 through Dec. 29. Monday-Friday the lights will be on from 6-9 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday the lights will be on from 5-9 p.m.

The "Grandpa Gang" has been at it again, hanging more than 4 million lights in Rock Spring Park for the annual Christmas Wonderland lights display. Year after year, visitors are captivated by cascading waterfalls, lighted trees and hundreds of light displays. Children love to visit Santa in the Enchanted Forest. Santa will be at Christmas Wonderland through Christmas Eve.

Visitors can turn off their headlights and let the holiday displays carry them through the magical scene.

For more information about Christmas Wonderland, call (800) 258-6645 or click here.

$7 for cars and small vans
$1 per person for 10+ passenger vehicles

Directions: Take Route 3 to IL Rt. 140. Go west on Rte. 140, College Ave., through two traffic lights and three stop signs to Washington Ave. Rock Spring Park is located three blocks west of Washington Ave. at 2116 College Ave.

Bethalto Christmas Village
After taking in the lights at Christmas Wonderland take a trip to Bethalto and check out the festivities in Central Park.

The first-ever Bethalto Christmas Village is underway and the public is invited to experience the magic of the holiday season. Walk into a wonderland of natural beauty decked out with festive lights, decorated Christmas themed cottages on display, live entertainment, a live nativity, craft vendors, food vendors, beautifully decorated Christmas trees and, of course, Santa Claus.

Bethalto Christmas village is open from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. the following weekends:
Nov. 24, 25
Dec. 1, 2
Dec. 8, 9
Dec. 15, 16

Admission is free.

Downtown Country Christmas
Watch the City of Jerseyville become a city of holiday delights during Downtown Country Christmas on Saturday, Nov. 25. Experience the magic of a community Christmas festival with Mrs. Claus' Bake Shoppe, kids activities on Elf Boulevard, take part in Elf School, tour the historic Cheney Mansion, enjoy live music and end the evening with Rudolph's Red-Nosed Lighted Parade.
What: Downtown Country Christmas
Where: State Street, Jerseyville
When: Nov. 24 from 2 to 8 p.m.




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