Move over to October I'm ready to talk about the holidays and the places to visit.

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Who's ready to decorate for the holidays? Ok, I might be a little obsessed but there's a reason it's called the most magical time of year, it's because it is. Looking at all of the house decorations while drinking hot chocolate and eating Christmas cookies. Did I just create a Hallmark Christmas movie?

According to, Illinois has some of the best places to visit for Christmas, and some really close to the Tri-States.


Galena makes the list (no surprise) for their old-fashioned Christmas events and decor. I really need to travel to Galena I've never been there. Just going walking around the town is worth the drive then you have shopping on top of that. What's not to love?


Another town making the list is Naperville. We talk about Naperville a lot and how it's always on the best places to live in Illinois list, but it's true. There is so much to do during the holiday season, trolly rides, house walks to see all the decorated houses, holiday markets, and more.


No, not THAT Woodstock. This town may sound familiar, it's where the movie Groundhog Day was filmed, but it also brings many events during the holiday season. Take in the Christmas Parade, have milk and cookies with Santa, and carriage rides throughout downtown. Sounds like a Hallmark Christmas movie to me.


Ok, so Quincy is not on the official list of places to visit according to the website, but I think it should be. Quincy offers so much during the holidays with several craft shows, Festival of Lights, Light up the Park in Downtown Quincy, local shops, and so many events to visit. It definitely deserves to be on a list of holiday places to visit.

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