Bishop Hill Events Calendar

November 12
Sons of the Civil War in WW2 Presentation

Tim Pletkovich, author of Civil War Fathers, will present a program based on his book at 1:30 pm in the Dairy Building located at 410 North Erickson Street. Civil War Fathers is the story of eight American families whose fathers fought in the Civil War and whose sons and daughters fought in World War II. This free program is sponsored by the Bishop Hill Heritage Association. For more details, call 309 927-3899.

November 25 To November 26
Holiday Cookie Walk

Held at the Colony School Friday and Saturday from 9am-4pm. Local elves make cookies that are sure to please everyone. Come purchase holiday baked goods by the pound.

November 25 To November 26
Help Build Our Dala Horse!

Take a break from holiday shopping; stop in at the Vasa National Archives to help make a paper mache Dala Horse during Bishop Hill's Julmarknad weekend. On Friday, starting at 10am, the form will be built by adding layers of paper mache to the Dala Horse frame. Painting will begin at 10am on Saturday. This project is open to all ages, especially children. We invite the whole community to impart personal touches to the project, making it a unique symbol of the Swedish traditions we celebrate! The Vasa National Archives is located at 109 South Bishop Hill Street in Bishop Hill, IL.

November 25 To November 27
Christmas Market - Julmarknad

Swedish traditions come alive with folk characters causing mischief throughout the village. Music and the smell of food fills the air. Shops are filled with handmade items, antiques, folk art, and other gift items. 10am-5pm

December 03 To December 04
Christmas Market - Julmarknad

Holiday hospitality continues during this second weekend of Christmas Market. Find Swedish folk characters roaming throughout the village. Musical entertainment. Shops brim with handmade items, antiques, folk art, and other gift items. Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 11am-5pm.

December 03 To December 04
Chocolate Walk

The Chocolate Walk will be held at the Dairy Building. Many chocolate treats will be available for you to enjoy. 309-927-3899 Saturday and Sunday 9am-4pm.

December 09 To December 10
Lucia Nights - Festival of Lights

Stroll our luminary lined streets as music fills the air. Browse hospitality rooms, museums, and shops where coffee and sweets will be served by young girls dressed as St. Lucia. Plan a late supper; restaurants will be open late on both Friday and Saturday  Enjoy a truly enchanted holiday experence from 6pm-9pm. 309-927-3899