The Illinois Trekkers will host a special holiday group walk. Registration will begin at 9:30 am at Schnucks, 907 East Highway 50, O’Fallon, Illinois. Walk will step off at 10:00 am.
At the conclusion of the walk , walkers will gather at O’Charley’s, 1313 Central Park Drive, O’Fallon, Illinois for the Illinois Trekkers’ Christmas lunch & party beginning at 12:15 pm.
Please RSVP for the Christmas lunch & party to Nikki Wilcoxen via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by text at 618 973-3825.
After the meal there will be a short program & the party will end with a Christmas gift exchange, Those wishing to participate should bring a wrapped gift suitable for either a man or woman ($15 value). Even if you don’t participate in the gift exchange, you will want to stay for the fun.
Workers getting ready to mark trail.
Workers having lunch before walk starts.
One of the beautiful sites along the trail.
A view of a few of the lights along the trail.
A view of the lights & the snow.
A beautiful fall walk in Illinois.
Members of the 60 Chicks will sing Christmas Carols with Girl Scouts during registration in the Visitor’s Center.
Welcome to the annual “Way of Lights” Walk. Experience the tradition – bring your family and friends on this most unique volksmarch in the metro-east Illinois area as you walk among over one million miniature lights illuminating trees, figures, and displays that depict the true Christmas story. The walks starts at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Snows Visitor Center & Restaurant, 442 South De Mazenod Drive, Belleville, Illinois. The walk is open to the public. Start between 3:30 pm and 6:30 pm; finish by 8:30 pm. The fee is $3 for all walkers. The fee for Girl Scouts is $4 which includes a Girl Scout patch.
Workers marking the trail for the walk stopped for a picture.
Madison’s Tea Room and Banquet Center provided a beautiful start location and the walkers enjoyed the breakfast, lunch and desserts they served.
One of many homes decorated for Halloween & the oldest tri level house in Illinois.
More sites to see in Wood River.
Registration 8:30 am & Walk 8:45 am.
More sites that walkers will see on the walk.
Everyone is invited to come help plan walks for 2019. Bring ideas for walks or come to volunteer to be a POC for a walk. Committee will also be working on plans for the Way of Lights Walk on November 13, 2018.