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2017 Official Alton Visitors Guide
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Holiday Getaways

Make your holidays merry and bright with these great getaway packages, events and deals!

Getaway Packages

Escape to Edwardsville

Come home to Edwardsville this holiday season and create new holiday traditions!

Opera Edwardsville will present its inaugural performance, "Christmas at the Wildey", Saturday, Dec. 22.  Opera Edwardsville is the region's newest arts organization and the debut performance will feature three renowned local and international opera performers, a quartet of St. Louis musicians, and an audience sing-along to favorite Christmas carols.

Dress up and join in on the kick off event for Opera Edwardsville. Better yet make it an overnight event by pairing the performance with a stay at Edwardsville's Holiday Inn Express & Suites. A special overnight rate is available for anyone who stays at the hotel Dec. 22 and mentions "Opera Edwardsville" when booking their stay. Call (618) 692-7255.

For "Christmas at the Wildey" tickets, click here.

The Wildey Theatre has a full playbill of holiday events including: a live performance of "A Christmas Story" and an interactive performance of "White Christmas". For more information on these events, click here.

Wildey Theater.

Wake Up to Holidays in Collinsville

Start your holiday season off right in Collinsville with the annual "Christmas at the Collins House" and "Light Up Parade" Saturday, Dec. 1 in Uptown Collinsville.

The parade steps off at 5:30 p.m., beginning at the front of the Collins House, 701 W. Main St., and ends at the rear of the house. Following the parade, there will be a tree lighting ceremony, Christmas caroling by the Collinsville Chorale, a photo booth, free hot cocoa, apple cider, popcorn and cotton candy. all taking place at the Collins House. Get a sneak peak of "The Nutcracker" production and even enjoy a visit with Santa!

DD-Collins House.

Make it an overnight getaway with the DoubleTree Breakfast Package at Collinsville's DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel. This package includes a hot breakfast to start your day and great overnight rates. For more information, call: (618) 345-2800.

Holiday Shows 
Looking for an escape from the holiday hustle? Sit back and laugh at the Die Laughing Dinner Theater. Join a cast full of the best holiday characters like Clark Griswold, Bing "Crossbow", and Ralphie from A Christmas Story as they try to figure out how Grandma got ran over by a reindeer! This holiday package includes a four course dinner and show of your choice. You can throw an all inclusive holiday party for just $40 a person. Pricing varies by day. Offer ends December 31, 2018.

Best Western Premier Alton-St. Louis Area Hotel l 3559 College Ave, Alton (618) 462-1220 l

New Year's Eve Party

Ring in 2019 at Pere Marquette with an overnight party package! Flaunt your favorite cocktail attire and induldge in delicious appetizers, an open bar, and a dinner buffet for two. Dance the night away with a live band, partake in a champagne toast at midnight, and receive fun party favors! After the party, take the elevator home to plush accomodations and wake up to start your New Year off with a hearty breakfast. This package starts at $389 plus tax. Offer is valid from December 31, 2018-January 1, 2019.

Pere Marquette Lodge l 13653 Lodge Blvd, Grafton (618) 786-2331 l

Pere Marquette Lodge great room.

Special Occasion Package

Relax on the porch or sit in the garden and enjoy the fire pit as you celebrate a special occassion at the Green Tree Inn. Add this package to your stay for $100 and have a beautiful bouquet of flowers waiting in your room upon arrival as well as a $50 gift card to Gentelin's on Broadway! Offer ends December 31, 2019.

Green Tree Inn | 15 Mill St., Elsah | (618) 374-2821


Other seasonal packages include:


Haunted Alton at Best Western
Fortunately for ghost hunters hauntings have no season especially in Alton, IL. Stay overnight at the Best Western Premier Alton-St. Louis Area Hotel and receive one room for one night for two adults, breakfast buffet for two adults, drink coupons for two adults, the book Haunted Alton by Troy Taylor and a Haunted Alton T-Shirt! This package starts at $170 plus tax. Offer ends December 31, 2018.
Best Western Premier Alton-St. Louis Area Hotel | 3559 College Ave, Alton
(618) 462-1220 |

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