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November 30, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Mark your calendars for the time-honored tradition of Carthage Christmas Open House! With the beautiful Hancock County Courthouse as the backdrop, people of all ages will enjoy the sights and sounds of this magical holiday season in 2023! Shop our retail stores, enjoy horse-drawn carriage rides, listen to carolers, view the lights and decorations, watch the light parade, wonder at the miniature train displays, and visit with Santa, Mrs. Claus, and the Christmas characters! This is an unforgettable experience you won’t want to miss!



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Carthage, IL 62321


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