Holiday [Showcase + GLOW] Opening Night

Kick-off the holiday season with a magical evening at Holiday [Showcase + GLOW] Opening Night from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1. (Find weather-related information here.) Take an enchanting stroll through the magical, illuminated gardens of Holiday GLOW, enjoy festive music* and partake in food and beverages from local food trucks and a cash bar.

Then, head to the Mansion to listen to the Monticello High School Madrigal singers (6-8 p.m. in the Mansion Courtyard) and do some holiday shopping from local vendors at the Holiday Showcase. Swing by the Carriage House for the Monticello Area Art Council’s Natural Ornament-Making Workshop, where you can make an ornament for our courtyard tree and one to take home!

(*Quest Church Handbell Choir will perform in the Brick Wall Garden between 6 and 8:30 p.m.)

$10/person (10 & under free). Register here by 5 p.m. Nov. 30. All sales are final.
For crowd control, tickets are timed entry at the beginning of each hour (5 to 8 p.m.); please try to arrive anytime within the hour of your selected time frame.

The Showcase continues Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 2-3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Thanks to the U of I Community Credit Union for their presenting sponsorship of Holiday GLOW; and Sterling Wealth Management for sponsoring the Holiday Showcase.

Complete your visit with an overnight stay in the Mansion or one of our guesthouses. View rooms here and make a reservation online or by calling 217-333-3287.

If you will need disability-related accommodations in order to participate, please email Jordan Zech at

In memory of
Dr. Stephen and Vivian Kratz
Kelly’s Accounting

Scenes from [Showcase + GLOW] Opening Night



Dec 01 2023


5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Dec 01 2023
  • Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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