Bright Nights - Jerseyville, IL

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Michael Ward
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Bright Nights in Jerseyville runs from Saturday November 27th to Christmas, 7 days a week. Historic City Center is covered with lighted holiday displays, holiday windows in our local establishments, and sparkling lights down State Street. Rotary Park located on IL RTE 16, one block West of City Center, will be shimmering in classic white LEDS. The Historic Jersey County Courthouse Lawn is also decorated in splashes of color. Don’t forget to drive through Dolan Park on the east side of town, it's filled with over 150,000 lights, sponsored displays, lighted farm equipment, and our and the 22ft animated tree. Drive by and vote for your favorite contestant in the Light up Your Home Competition and Light up Your Business Competition. Voting ends Wednesday December 15th. We also have to mention over 60 homes last year that we recognized for their displays and more to come in 2021. All of these locations are easy to find with the Explore Jerseyville App, available on the app store or Google Play. Within the app you will find links to not only the Christmas Festival and Bright Nights, but also the new interactive City Map. Choose your subject matter and plan your visit. Festival fun, good eats, shopping and holiday lights in Jerseyville, IL. This is Family fun from the comfort of your car, and it is totally free to visit.

7th Annual
Downtown Country Christmas Festival and the Bright Nights Kickoff
Saturday November 27th

9:00am  - Christmas Craft Bazaar - Hosted by Jersey County Catholic Youth Ministries (Vendors and Crafters)
12:00pm - Holiday Movie at the Stadium Theatre
1:00pm - Santa Arrives to Lions club Park
1:00-5:00pm - City Center Park - Kids Activities (Carnival games, inflatables, kids Entertainment, here’s to reading give-a-ways, so much more)
Live music
4:00pm - City Center Park  - the St. Louis Muny Kids perform
5:00pm - Lighting of the City of Jerseyville Christmas Tree
5:15pm - Rudolph’s Red Nose Christmas Parade to Dolan Park
6:00pm - Lighting of the Bright Nights Tree (22ft animated tree with 5 songs and dancing lights to match)

Shows happen Friday-Sunday at 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10pm
6:15-9:00 - the Musical stylings of Carl and Jim Magar under Pavilion 1
6:30-8:30 - S'mores around the Campfires in Dolan Park

All Day Specials in the Businesses
Small Business Saturday
Shop the 618 Retail Group
Local Restaurant Specials


Category: Community | Local / Community | Holidays

Time: 6:00 pm to 12:00 am

Venue: Dolan City Park,-IL

Street Address

300 June Street
Jerseyville, IL 62052


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