Fifth Annual Kirby Winter Wellness Walk

NEW THIS YEAR! To support social distancing practices and limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus, a reservation is required for this year’s Winter Wellness Walk. Find details and sign up here.


Experience the magic of Allerton — after dark! We are illuminating the 5th annual Winter Wellness Walk, with the generous support of Kirby Medical Center. See Allerton in a new light during an enchanting stroll starting at the Gatehouse Lawn (park in the Main Parking Lot) through several of the Formal Gardens, into the Meadow, and past the Mansion. Find a map of the ~1 mile Walk here. (A flashlight or your phone’s light is recommended for some of the dark portions of the Walk!)

The Kirby Winter Wellness Walk will be open nearly every night* from 5-9pm through Sunday, January 31.

A $10 per car suggested donation  can be made at the North entrance of the Park or online.

This year’s Walk will feature three glowing sculptures by John E. Bannon (the first resident of our inaugural In Residence Program) and a Polar Express Train Display, courtesy of the Monticello Railway Museum. See the map for locations of each.

If you post any pictures of your journey online, don’t forget to tag us and use the hashtag #AllertonWinterWonders for a chance to be featured on our Facebook or Instagram!

-Masks are strongly encouraged throughout the entire Walk, and required when unable to keep 6 feet away from other visitors.

-This event will follow safety guidelines recommended by the Illinois Department of Public Health.

-Find all of our COVID-19 related updates and closures here.

Photo: Della Perrone, Allerton Park Photography Group

*The Walk will be closed December 24, December 25, December 31, January 1 and January 18 so our staff can enjoy the holidays.

Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors to encourage the community to get outside and stay active, even in the cold!


Charles &
In Memory of
Vivian and
Stephen Kratz


Dec 05 2020 - Jan 31 2021


5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Dec 05 2020 - Jan 31 2021
  • Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm


FREE (Donations accepted)


Formal Gardens