Join us for the second annual Memorial Holiday Fest, which kicks off November 26, 2022. Our partnership with Downtown Springfield, Inc. creates a winter wonderland in downtown Springfield. This inclusive event celebrates the diversity of the holiday season with free admission and ample free parking available.

Memorial Holiday Fest offers activities for all ages throughout downtown, including:

  • Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanza decorations
  • Entertainment on the Old State Capitol plaza
  • New 10-foot-tall outdoor whimsical light display of Lincoln with Santa Claus at the Old State Capitol
  • Santa Claus visits at the Old State Capitol
  • Shuttle to provide mobility assistance and convenience
  • “Winter Holidays around the World” with children’s activities and crafts at the Illinois State Museum
  • Student-decorated trees on display at the Illinois State Museum
  • Sock Skating Rink at Kidzeum


  • Saturday, November 26, 11am - 7pm
  • Saturday, December 3, 11am - 7pm
  • Saturday, December 10, 11am - 7pm
  • Saturday, December 17, 11am - 7pm

* Santa visits and more on Wednesday evenings from 4-7 p.m. during Memorial Holiday Fest

Celebrating the holidays with friends and family while you support our local businesses and raise funds for the Springfield Memorial Foundation.

2022 Holiday Fest Student Trees
2022 Holiday Fest Student Trees


Shuttle Map


Admission to Memorial Holiday Fest is free to all this year, thanks to the generosity of sponsors. However, if you are able, please consider donating to support our mission to improve lives and build stronger communities through better health. Your generosity will help fund community health initiatives, educational grants for healthcare workers, support for patients in need and much more. Every gift makes a difference for our patients, colleagues and community.

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2022 Holiday Fest Sponsor Listing