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Christmas on State Street

20 S Eastern Ave Joliet, IL 60433
(815) 722-1420
Dates: Dec. 13, 2023
Times: 11:00am
Location: Jacob Henry Mansion, 20 S Eastern Ave, Joliet, IL 60433

For decades, Christmas in Chicago meant a trip or two to State Street to see the big department stores. And the stores went all-out for Christmas. This illustrated talk traces the history of Christmas celebrations on State Street. Photographs, ads, postcards, menus, and memoribilia trace cherished traditions - from the animated window displays and the Christmas parade to beloved characters like Uncle Mistletoe, the Cinnamon Bear, and of course, Rudolph the red-nosed Reindeer.

Lunch Menu: Traditional style pot roast served wih vegetables and mashed potatoes with gravy.

Dessert upgrade: Apple Pie a la mode (Additional $4.00 per guest).

$50 per guest

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