Beginning Nov. 27th and running through Jan. 6th, 2018, the Lansing Historical Society & Museum is pleased to bring to the community the “Festival of Lights”.

The display brings holidays around the world right here to the south suburbs.  Besides the 35+ Christmas trees, there  are exhibits, costumes, nativity scenes, Santa’s and recipes and  an explanations of holiday customs from around the world.

Our Christmas tree display began in 1981 with nine trees.  The thought was to display Christmas trees representing the heritage of Lansing’s residents and the local communities.  Last year we had 37 displays representing 25 countries.  As Lansing diversity has grown, so has our display.  The trees are decorated by volunteer from the Lansing Historical Society.     We give them the trees and what ethnic country and they do the lights and everything else .

Children are invited to make an ornament and add it to the Children’s Tree at the museum.

The hours will be:  Monday and Tuesday: 6:00 to 8:00 pm; Wednesday and Thursday:  3:00 to 5:00 pm; and Saturday: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.  Admission is free.  The exhibit will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, as well as New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day and no Sundays.  Tour can be arranged at other times by calling 708-474-7479.

The Lansing Historical Museum is located in the lower level of the Lansing Public Library, 2750 Indiana Ave., Lansing , IL.

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  • Starting Monday, November 27th, 2017, repeated every week on Sunday until Sunday, January 28, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Lansing Historical Society and Museum

2750 Indiana Avenue
Lansing, IL 60438