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Christmas at the Mansions

Date & Time
Saturday, December 9, 2023
2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$16 before event, $20 at door
1000 Monroe Dr, Bloomington, IL, 61701
(309) 828-1084
Christmas at the Mansions is a holiday tour of two of Bloomington-Normal’s favorite historic sites — David Davis Mansion and Ewing Manor. For this self-driving event from 2-7pm on Saturday, December 9th, you’ll see these gorgeous homes decorated in period Christmas finery. Take in the architecture, the historic holiday postcard settings and hosts dressed in period costumes as you walk back in time to the late 1800s and early 1900s. Music and other surprises will complement your tour!

Advance tickets can be purchased November 1st through December 7th for $15 each, cash or check, at the following Bloomington-Normal, IL locations: AB Hatchery and Garden Center, Casey’s Garden Shop, Donny B’s Gourmet Popcorn and Gifts, and Hy-Vee Market or for $17 each online at

Please note that advanced tickets may NOT be purchased at the David Davis Mansion or Ewing Manor.

On the day of the event, tickets will be $20 each, cash or check, and available only at the front door of the David Davis Mansion or Ewing Manor during the hours of the event, 2-7pm. Tickets are available only until sold out and are non-refundable.

Tickets may be presented at any time during the event at David Davis Mansion and Ewing Manor.

David Davis Mansion State Historic Site and Ewing Manor are located within easy driving distance of each other in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois, and you may visit them in whichever order you choose for this tour, ticket in hand.

Free parking is available on the grounds of David Davis Mansion State Historic Site at 1000 Monroe Drive, Bloomington, IL, and across the street from Ewing Manor in the parking lot of St. John’s Lutheran Church at 1617 E. Emerson Street, Bloomington, IL.

Event proceeds benefit the Preservation and Educational programs of the David Davis Mansion State Historic Site and Ewing Manor. Both are supported by 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organizations.