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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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Old Fashioned Christmas in Galena - Arrival of Santa and Lighting of Tree

Old Market House
123 N. Commerce St.
Galena IL 61036
Local: 815.776.9200

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Start your holiday season celebration off with the big man himself...Santa Claus! Visit with Santa and sign his book. Enjoy gift bags, hot cocoa, popcorn balls and the sweet sound of Christmas music being sung by carolers. 

-5 p.m. - Christmas parade with Santa. Children can ride a trolley with Santa at 110 Green St, Galena, IL
-5:30 p.m. Santa arrives at the Old Market House 
6 p.m. Lighting of the tree at the Old Market House 

Santa will be at at the Old Market House from 1-3 p.m.
-Sat. Nov. 26
-Sat., Dec. 3
-Sat., Dec 10
-Sat., Dec. 17