The holiday spirit is alive and well at the annual Bethalto Christmas Village. This year, due to COVID, the annual holiday event will be a strictly walk through light display but will continue to feature its signature Christmas-themed glass cottages.
The city's Arboretum will be decorated with holiday lights, perfect for a stroll with the family. Christmas music will play in the background. Also this year, there will be the decorated glass cottages, wire art, nativity, Giving Trees and a likeness of Mr. and Mrs. Claus for family photos.
The Giving Trees are 6-foot live trees which are sponsored by businesses and people in the community and are provided to deserving families the week before Christmas.
The Arboretum and Central Park will be open nightly until 9 p.m. through Christmas. This family-friendly walk through exhibit is located in Central Park in Bethalto, immediately behind the Village Hall. Bethalto Christmas Village is free and open to the public.