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Wonderland in Lights

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From Thursday, November 23, 2017
To Sunday, December 31, 2017
by kenna.kj

Back and even brighter, the City of Effingham and the Effingham Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) are thrilled to announce another year of their Wonderland in Lights! Each year, they turn Community Park into a winter wonderland. Wonderland in Lights, a drive-through light display, features a variety of lighted holiday scenes including reindeer flight school, Santa coming down the chimney, a Nativity scene, a Gingerbread house and so much more. To help get you in the Christmas spirit, the Effingham CVB, along with 97.9 XFM and KJ Country 102.3, bring you the option to tune into continuous Christmas music on 90.7 FM while you drive through t he display. 

The display opens Thanksgiving night, November 23, and runs through the New Year. Hours are from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Community Park is located on East Temple Avenue in Effingham, Illinois. 

Santa visits the Wonderland in Lights every Saturday from Thanksgiving through Christmas to bring special presents to the children. The Wonderland in Lights is free, but donations are appreciated. For more information or to volunteer to collect donations, please call 217-342-5310 or visit

And if you want to extend the holiday fun, be sure to visit downtown Effingham and see the new additions to our displays, including the Royal Gift and the Star. These 3D floor standing glittering light displays are sure to be another big hit this holiday season. We look forward to helping spread Christmas cheer throughout Effingham this holiday season!