December 2, 2023, 8:00am

Storybook Christmas in Hillsboro 2023

Storybook Christmas in Hillsboro 2023

Lincoln Plaza & Hillsboro Courthouse Square

South Main Street
Hillsboro, Illinois 62049

  • Time: 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Visitors can write themselves into their favorite Christmas story at Hillsboro’s one-of-a-kind holiday celebration- A Storybook Christmas combines timeless traditions with new ideas to create a unique experience that is fun for all who attend. Hillsboro comes alive as carolers stroll the streets and interactive characters portray scenes from beloved Christmas tales, all accompanied by shopping, carriage rides, kid's acitvities, and more. At 8 AM, eat Breakfast with Santa at the Abbey on Broad and don your mittens for the Frosty 5K marathon. The market opens at 10 AM and is open until 8 PM with a holiday light parade being held at 6 PM.

The Storybook Christmas event offers exclusive shopping opportunities with local merchants peddling their handmade holiday wares and Hillsboro’s main street businesses open for holiday shopping. Attendees may enjoy traditional holiday foods, like bratwurst, Christmas cookies, Gluhwein (mulled wine), and roasted chestnuts, as well as modern favorites, all served up by local businesses and clubs. The Orpheum theater will have two free showings of a classic Christmas movie during the event and there will be fun surprises and activities around every corner of Hillsboro throughout the day.