Bishop Hill Events Calendar

October 23
Hunter's Moon Shopping and Bonfire

Return to Bishop Hill for this 3rd annual event to shop by the light of the hunter's moon when the Bishop Hill galleries and restaurants will be open after dark. Then come enjoy ghost stories and a bonfire at the Twinflower Inn located in the Colony Hospital. Shop until 7pm. The bonfire ghost stories run from 7pm-9pm.

October 24
Rug Hook-In

Come and learn more about the craft of rug hooking. Prairie Arts Center. 309-927-3008

November 27 To November 28
Holiday Cookie Walk

Held at the Colony School Friday and Saturday from 9am-4pm. Local elves make cookies that are sure to please everyone.

November 27 To November 29
Christmas Market – Julmarknad

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. 10am-5pm

November 28
Welcome Center Fundraiser: A Murder Mystery Dinner Party!

The public is invited to attend an evening of dining and mystery provided by Die Laughing Productions at PL Johnson’s Dining Room at 6pm as they present The Mystery of the Ugly Christmas Sweater. A prize will be awarded for the ugliest Christmas Sweater! Tickets must be purchased in advance; $38.00 per person. Proceeds will support the Bishop Hill Arts Council Welcome Center. For reservations call 309-927-3064.

December 05 To December 06
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. 10am-5pm

December 05 To December 06
Chocolate Walk

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.

December 11 To December 12
Lucia Nights - Festival of Lights

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

December 25
Julotta - Candlelight Non-Denominational Church Service

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.