DSI’s Old Capitol Holiday Walk

Downtown Springfield is the perfect backdrop for your holiday season! Just like our favorite Hallmark movies, spending time in the downtown district allows you to create your own story line of holiday magic…

Here are today’s special activities:

-Shopping for gifts!! And maybe a little something for yourself….
-Dining at some of Springfield’s best restaurants
-Be ready to make your own #HallmarkMoment
-Free! Santa in the Old State Capitol (1-5 pm)
-Watch for the SYPG Elves (2-5 pm)
-Visit with Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln (1-5 pm)
-Free! Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides by Red Gate Farm (pick up at 5th and Adams from noon – 3 pm)
-Free! Grab a ride in the Santa Van (1-4 pm)
-Outdoor Market on the Plaza (1-4 pm)
Holiday Tea Seatings at Edwards Place at 11 am and 3 pm
-1850s carol sing at First Presbyterian Church at 6 pm
Explore the Elijah Iles Home with Kids Activities 1-4 pm & Candlelight Tours 5-8 pm
-Enjoy Holiday Design Tours of the Dana Thomas House with the Springfield Civic Garden Club at 5:15 pm and 6:30 pm
Springfield Choral Society presents George Frideric Handel’s Messiah at 7:30 pm tickets are $15.
-Grab a tasty beverage and enjoy the downtown scene

DSI’s Old Capitol Holiday Walk

Downtown Springfield is the perfect backdrop for your holiday season! Just like our favorite Hallmark movies, spending time in the downtown district allows you to create your own story line of holiday magic…

Here are tonight’s special activities:

-Shopping for gifts!! And maybe a little something for yourself….
-Dining at some of Springfield’s best restaurants
-Be ready to make your own #HallmarkMoment
-Free! Santa in the Old State Capitol
-Watch for the SYPG Elves
-Free! Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides by Red Gate Farm (pick up at 5th and Adams)
-Mr. & Mrs. Lincoln Strolling Around
-Take a selfie at the SMTD Lighted Bus at 4th and Adams
-Special performance by St. Agnes Singing Aces at 6:30 pm in Old State Capitol
-Lincoln Home Candlelight Tours (5-6:30 pm)
-Grab a tasty beverage and enjoy the downtown scene
-First Christian Church will be having festivities in their Sanctuary starting at 6:00 pm

FREE Parking Downtown for Shoppers

From December 3-22, 2018, people who want to shop downtown during the holiday season won’t have to put coins in parking meters. Thanks to a partnership with the City of Springfield and Downtown Springfield Inc., residents and visitors who choose to shop downtown can park for free Monday through Friday, 10 am – 5 pm, through December 22.

As a reminder, metered parking on Saturdays and Sundays is already free all year long– and parking is also free during every scheduled day of the Old Capitol Holiday Walks.

The area where shoppers can park for free during weekdays is at meters between 4th Street to 7th Street and Monroe Street to Washington Street. However, parking illegally or in unlawful areas including bus or loading zones, yellow curb, no parking, and accessible spaces is not allowed at any time.

Shoppers simply need to get a parking permit labeled “Shoppers” from one of the participating businesses listed below and put it on their car’s dashboard nearest the curb to enjoy this holiday parking perk. Merchants will date and sign the permit, which is only good for that day.

Sound Celebration Chorus Performance

As part of the Old Capitol Holiday Walks, Sound Celebration Chorus will be performing a set of holiday tunes inside the Old State Capitol.

Stop inside to get warm and enjoy some holiday cheer!

Uketopians/Layabout Performance

As part of the Old Capitol Holiday Walks, Uketopians/Layabouts will be performing a set of holiday tunes inside the Old State Capitol.

Stop inside to get warm and enjoy some holiday cheer!

Sacred Heart Griffin Band Performance

As part of the Old Capitol Holiday Walks, the Sacred Heart Griffin Band will be performing a set of holiday tunes inside the Old State Capitol.

Stop inside to get warm and enjoy some holiday cheer!

Springfield Showstoppers Performance

As part of the Old Capitol Holiday Walks, Springfield Showstoppers will be performing a holiday-themed piece inside the Old State Capitol.

Stop inside to get warm and enjoy some holiday cheer!

Uketopians/Layabouts Performance

As part of the Old Capitol Holiday Walks, Uketopians/Layabouts will be performing a set of holiday tunes inside the Old State Capitol.

Stop inside to get warm and enjoy some holiday cheer!

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