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Best Holiday Events in the Midwest - Chosen by Midwesterners

Will you be spending the holiday season in the Midwest? Or maybe visiting the Midwest this Christmas season? Then check out these festive ways to celebrate Christmas and the holidays in our 12-state region—all recommended by Midwesterners themselves!

 
The best holiday events in the Midwest! Will you be spending the holiday season in the Midwest? Or visiting the Midwest this Christmas season? Then check out these festive ways to celebrate Christmas and the holidays in our 12-state region—all recommended by Midwesterners! #christmasevents #openwidetheworld
 

Iowa: the CP Holiday Train, North Iowa

Note: the exact stops and schedule vary by year


Illinois: storefront window displays, Chicago


Indiana: The Christmas Story Exhibit, Hammond


Kansas: Christmas Tea, Abilene


Minnesota: Bentleyville Tour of Lights, Duluth

Missouri: WinterFest at Worlds of Fun, Kansas City


Nebraska: Holiday Poinsettia Show, Omaha


Ohio: Cincinnati Zoo’s Festival of Lights, Cincinnati


Wisconsin: A Christmas Carol production, Milwaukee


We’re still looking for holiday recommendations from Michigan, North Dakota and South Dakota!

Let us know if you have any great holiday events or shows in these Midwest states!


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The best holiday events in the Midwest! Will you be spending the holiday season in the Midwest? Or visiting the Midwest this Christmas season? Then check out these festive ways to celebrate Christmas and the holidays in our 12-state region—all recommended by Midwesterners! #christmasevents #openwidetheworld