Since 1993, Lebanon, IL has been hosting an annual Victorian Holiday Festival that will take you back to the 1800s. The festival has performances, horse-drawn carriage rides, carolers in the streets, musicians, singers, merchants and other events of the Victorian era.
This year’s festival: November 18th, 19th and 20th. The merchants will open @ 10:00 AM on Friday and Saturday until 9:00 PM. They are also open on Sunday from 12:00 PM-5:00 PM.
Lebanon is known as the only city in Illinois that the famous author, Charles Dickens, stayed overnight. Historians believe that Lebanon was used as inspiration for Dickens’ A Christmas Carol-A Ghost Story of Christmas. Now, each Christmas, Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is performed in Lebanon by the Looking Glass Playhouse. For Tickets you can call 618-537-4962 or visit their website at www.lookingglassplayhouse.com. This year’s performances are Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December 8th, 9th. 10th and 11th @ 7:30 PM and Sunday @ 2:00 PM & 5 PM.
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