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Old Market House State Historic Site
123 N. Commerce St.
Galena, IL 61036
9a.m. – 5p.m. Daily

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Night of the Luminaria & Living Windows

Various Locations
Downtown Galena
Galena IL 61036
Local: 815.776.9200

Event Dates

December 10, 2016


Don't miss one of the most beautiful and romantic visions of the year. Stroll down the Helluva Half Mile Main Street and watch more than a dozen windows come alive with holiday inspired animation. Check out video from Living Windows on YouTube.

From Main Street to the hills overlooking Grant Park, all of Galena will be glowing. Enter a land of enchantment on this magical night with more than 5,000 candlelit luminaries on streets, steps and sidewalks. Drive, walk, take a trolley or enjoy a carriage ride and be amazed at the sight.

Local businesses offer extended hours so take advantage and do some holiday shopping on the Hellavu Half Mile then warm up with a candlelit dinner at one of the restaurants.

3-4 p.m.: Wedding in a Window
4-6 p.m.: Living Windows.
-5 p.m., 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.: Amelia's Tours include a romantic ride on a heated shuttle bus with a candlelit tour of the Ryan Mansion. Get details here.
-6-9 p.m.: Night of the Luminaria.
-6:30 p.m.: Lantern launch 

-Trolley tours and some special activities have fees.