Downtown in December

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winter market logo
Edwardsville Nickel Plate Depot
North Pole Workshop (Logo)
Tree Lighting

Winter Market - Our winter market has lots to offer on Saturday, December 3.  Don't miss the festive atmosphere and the chance to check off gifts from your list (plus a little something for yourself).  PLUS, our market has grown this year: More than 75 vendors have signed up and it has been extended onto Second Street.  Don't miss it! 

Santa Visits Nickel Plate Station in Edwardsville - Santa is very excited to get to come back to Edwardsville and visit all his friends again in 2022. Santa is free to all our little friends.  And while you are there, you can get a sneak peek at the amazing Arctic Express Exhibit featured in the adjoining room by the Edwardsville Children's Museum. 

The North Pole Christmas Shoppe

  • Santa's Secret Store: The Secret shop is BACK this year at the R.P. Lumber Center facility. This special store helps make it possible for children to experience the joy of choosing their own special holiday gifts for family and friends. The shop will be supervised by our volunteer elves.  

  • Elf Workshop: The Elf Workshop is BACK and will be set up in R.P. Lumber Center community rooms ready for kiddos to decorate and craft their own special gifts.  Sign up for a two-hour spot and drop your kiddos off with our elves to get creative.  Grab a local bite to eat or do some shopping yourself.  Then come back and hear about memories made.

More information and Registration will be available soon

City of Edwardsville Tree Lighting Ceremony: Let the holiday festivities begin with the City of Edwardsville's second annual tree lighting ceremony. Sing some carols, drink some cocoa, and see the Christmas tree shine in all its finery in the middle of City Park!