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Each year, DSI and all of our unique, locally-owned shops pull out all of the stops for the most magical time of the year– the Old Capitol Holiday Walks!

This year may be a little different because of COVID; Santa wants to make sure everyone stays happy and healthy. Masks are required and social distancing is in effect! Stores may also ask you to wait outside for a moment until another shopper has left, to maintain capacity restrictions.

Parking is free at the meters every single day through Dec. 31st, although follow the time limits or you will be ticketed.

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THANKS TO OUR 2020 SPONSORS

INB
Isringhausen Imports
Brown Hay & Stephens
Horace Mann
Dave & Val Leonatti

Ace Sign Company
Middletown State Bank
Julie & Bill Cellini
Kuhn & Trello Consulting Engineers
Heartland Coca-Cola
The State Journal-Register
McGuireWoods LLC
Sorling Northrup

Dave & Laurie Farrell
Wanless Trust
Lincoln Square Apartments
Myers Commercial Real Estate
Barb & Lee Malany Family
AT&T
Visit Springfield
City of Springfield
Memorial’s Festival of Trees
Local First Springfield

RED TICKET GIVEAWAY 
Presented by Isringhausen Imports
This year when you #shoplocal downtown, you might just win some cash thanks to Isringhausen Imports! You’ll receive a Red Ticket for every purchase of $25 at participating downtown businesses every single day between Nov. 14-Dec. 19. Earn two tickets for each purchase of $25 on Double Ticket Days on November 28, December 9, and December 19.

Keep your Red Tickets to see if you win in the drawing on Facebook Live on December 21 at 1 pm. Three names will be drawn to receive $1,000, $500 and $250 respectively. Prizes must be claimed by Dec. 23 at 5 pm. Call 217-544-1723 if your name is drawn.

ENJOY DAILY HOLI-DEALS
Enjoy a daily deal from a different downtown business from November 14 through December 19. Our calendar will help you explore downtown in an entirely new way this holiday season! Download DSI’s Holi-Deals calendar here.

HOLIDAY FARMERS MARKETS
DSI will be hosting two Farmers Markets in association with the Old Capitol Holiday Walks. The markets are considered Essential Services during the pandemic and will be held outdoors on Washington Street between 6th and 7th Streets. The Holiday Markets are scheduled for Nov. 21 and Dec. 19 from 9 am-noon.

VISITING SANTA
Starting Saturday, Dec. 5, Santa will be working in his office this year! Families can walk up to the window of his office at 3 W Old State Capitol Plaza and call Santa’s special mobile phone provided by AT&T to talk to him through the glass. Santa is available from 1-4 pm on Saturdays and 5-8 pm on Wednesdays starting the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

The Santa Mailbox designed by Springfield Art Association will be next to Santa’s office so that good girls and boys can also put their wish list down on paper. Please follow the sidewalk stickers for proper COVID spacing while in line.

FREE HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDES
Starting Saturday, Dec. 5, free horse-drawn carriage rides provided by Red Gate Farm will leave from the Old State Capitol Plaza at 5th and Adams every ten minutes. Because of COVID, only family units of four (4) or fewer can ride together and the carriage will be cleaned between each ride. Please follow the sidewalk stickers for proper COVID spacing while in line.

LOCAL FIRST POP UP SHOP
We love fun collaborations and we’re thrilled to partner with Local First Springfield this year! Starting on November 28, Small Business Saturday, locally-owned businesses outside of downtown who are members of Local First Springfield will be featured in a Holiday Walks Pop-Up store at 7th and Adams.

COMMUNITY TREE PROVIDED BY ACE SIGN CO
View the beautiful tree on the east side of the Old State Capitol Plaza at 6th and Adams. Boy Scout Troop 330 of Sherman will also be selling bags of popcorn for $1 each near the tree.

STUFF THE SLEIGH FOR SPRINGFIELD
The Springfield Jaycees’ Santa sleigh will be parked at 5th and Jackson Streets near the Illinois Governor’s Mansion every Wednesday night during the Walks with the goal to “Stuff the Sleigh for Springfield.” People can drive-up for no-contact drop-off of donations there.

The Springfield Chapter will be collecting: gently-used and new books, new still-packaged toys, and new cold-weather gear for local organizations; and canned goods and other non-perishable food items for distribution to local micro pantries. They will also be accepting donations via PayPal at https://paypal.me/SpringfieldJayceesIL.

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Springfield, IL 62701
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