Macomb Local News

The 25th annual Dickens on the Square will be December 6th and December 7th in historic downtown Macomb. Complete with all of your favorites, including horse-drawn trolley rides, living windows, strolling carolers, Disney princesses, and Victorian characters. This year’s event will also feature petting and photo op with live reindeer, Light Show in the Courthouse lawn, and A Victorian Tea at the Old Bailey house. 


Friday night’s events will include the popular horse-drawn trolley rides, living windows, live music, live reindeer Festival of Trees, and more. Friday night you can meet and greet Santa at the train station at 6:15pm. Santa will disembark and head directly to his cabin on the north side of the square to visit with children from 6:30pm-8:00pm. 


On Saturday, visitors will have the opportunity to have breakfast and watch classic cartoons at the Western Illinois Museum. Of course, the Children’s Shopping Mall will be returning to Citizens Bank on Saturday with new hours 10:00am-1:00pm. These are just a few of the many events going on December 6th and 7th at Dickens on the Square. Make sure you check out Downtown Macomb Facebook page for more information. Printed brochures with a detailed schedule will are available Downtown Merchants, Macomb Area Chamber of Commerce, City Hall, and Macomb Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.