Monument Hill to continue to glow withTrail of Lights

Benefitting Deputy Santa …

LA GRANGE — They’ve decked the halls with boughs of holly, cedar and other green things at the Kreische House and Monument Hill State Park in La Grange ready for the annual Trail of Lights.

It officially began Dec. 1 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. and repeats on the following two weekends, both Friday and Saturday.

Thousands of light bulbs line the trail through a wonderland of Christmas figures and symbols. The lighted trail leads to the Kreische House, where Santa Claus and his helpers are ready to hear every child’s wish-list. Volunteer docents offer treats including cookies, popcorn, hot chocolate or sweet cider.

The historic Kreische House (built in 1855) is decorated in the German tradition of native cedar trees, jaupon greenery, and bright red berries, much as pioneer families did. Some of the tree ornaments actually came from Lauscha, Germany, the small town in Thuringia that developed the blown glass ornament technique in the early 1800s.


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