Swedish traditions come alive with folk characters causing mischief throughout the village. Music and the aroma of holiday fare fills the air. Shops are filled with handmade items, antiques, folk art, and other gift items. Fri & Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 11am-5pm. Read the full schedule of events HERE.
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. Read the full schedule of events HERE.
The Chocolate Walk will be held at the Welcome Center. Many chocolate treats will be available for you to enjoy. 309-927-3899 Saturday and Sunday 9am-4pm.
Coffee and sweets are served in shops and museums by young girls dressed as St. Lucia. Musical entertainment fills the air throughout the village. 6pm-9pm
309-927-3899 Read the full lineup of activities HERE.
Services are held in the Colony Church and conducted in Swedish and English. Coffee and rusk served following the service. 6am. Call 309-927-3345.
Bishop Hill springs to life as shops and museums open for the season from 10am-5pm. Guests are greeted with coffee, cookies, and special treats. 309-927-3311
The 21st annual Bishop Hill Swedish Stomp and Skamperoo is a timed 5 kilometer race open to all runners age 7 to 107! Run or walk the course through the streets and bucolic countryside of our historic village. The race begins at the Bishop Hill Colony School. Children age 6 and under are invited to participate in the 1/3K Skamperoo at 10am. Registration begins at 7am; race time is 9am. Sponsored by the Bishop Hill Old Settlers’ Association, the proceeds will be used for the preservation and maintenance of the Old Colony School. Download application. 309-927-3044
A bedazzling display of color will fill the Colony School. May 13 and 14, 10am-5pm and May 15, 10am-4pm. Quilts may be antique, miniature, patchwork, applique, or something else. $5.00 admission. See special quilt exhibits throughout town. 309-927-3851