A midwestern getaway, Effingham, IL USA Little girl visits with Santa at the Walking Through Wonderland event Astrid Johana Photography

Walking Through Wonderland

For one night only, Wonderland in Lights will close to all vehicles and offer visitors an opportunity to get up close and personal with our larger-than-life light displays! This event is free to the public, but donations are welcome. 

View the displays at your own leisure, listen and sing along to your favorite Christmas music presented by the Effingham Performance Center, and wave hello to Santa Claus when you reach the end of the walk. Enjoy complimentary hot cocoa and cookies, fireside, as well as an array of food trucks and vendors to satisfy whatever you’re craving. Don’t forget to stop by the Visit Effingham tent to pick up your free holiday souvenir (while supplies last).

Parking will be limited at Community Park, so please consider using our FREE shuttle. The shuttle will run continuously, from 5 to 8:30 p.m., and will pick up and drop off at the Courthouse Museum parking lot. To extend your festivities, visit Light up the Lawn in Experience Downtown Effingham to view our larger-than-life, 3-D holiday light displays.