About 60 miles outside of Chicago, a quaint main street is currently being celebrated for its cheerful holiday spirit! The TODAY Show recently recognized Woodstock, IL for its glimmering Christmas atmosphere.
Filled with an array of historic local buildings, festive activities, and plenty of cheer, the town was recently praised by The TODAY Show for being one of the Merriest Main Streets in the U.S. during the show’s annual Countdown to Christmas.
As for how the town first became nominated? Well, that would be thanks to the local community members who sent in applications and photos, bringing the town to national attention.
What could be more festive than being nominated by community members for one of the @TODAYshow Merriest Main Streets in America? The City of @Woodstock_IL will be featured LIVE Friday for their “Merriest Main Street” series!
— IML (@IMLLeague) December 7, 2022
Woodstock is stacked full of sweet holiday events and an enchanting atmosphere– with thousands of Christmas lights decorating the historic square and gazebo. Film fans might recognize the main street as the location from 1993’s beloved movie Groundhog Day!
The town is brimming with holiday joy as local businesses like chocolatiers, independent bookstores, an opera house, and more dress up the buildings for the holiday.
Address: 214 Main St, Woodstock, IL 60098