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Wonderland in Lights

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From Thursday, November 25, 2021
To Saturday, January 01, 2022
by bdust

Wonderland in Lights

Back and brighter than ever, the City of Effingham Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is thrilled to announce another year of the Wonderland in Lights! Each year, Community Park is transformed into a wintery spectacle. Wonderland in Lights, a drive-through light display, features a variety of whimsical holiday scenes including reindeer flight school, Santa and his reindeer taking flight, 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 the display.

The display officially opens Thanksgiving night, November 25th, and runs through the New Year. Hours are from 5 to 9 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, and 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 December 18th to bring special presents to the children. The Wonderland in Lights is free, but donations are appreciated. For more information or to volunteer to spread Christmas cheer, please call 217-342-5310 or visit

To extend the festivities, head to downtown Effingham to view our larger-than-life, 3-D holiday light displays on the Effingham County Courthouse Museum lawn. Drive by the glittering ‘Star,’ the ‘Royal Present,’ the ‘Heart of Christmas’ walk-thru ornament, ‘Santa’s Sleigh and His Reindeer,’ the NEW walk-thru ‘Gingerbread House’ and, the star of the show, our 34-foot, dazzling ‘Christmas Tree.’

Christmas in Effingham is a magical event… If holiday spirit is what you’re craving, we’ve got plenty to go around. Come see for yourself!

Wonderland in Lights

Community Park 

Thanksgiving through the New Year

Sunday - Thursday: 5 - 9 p.m.

Friday & Saturday: 5 - 10 p.m. 


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