The 3rd Annual Fun Frosty Friday is just around the corner!
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum invites you to join us the day after Thanksgiving to jump start your Holiday Adventures! This FREE
family event will start the holiday season off right for your entire family. Fun Frosty Friday has expanded campus wide this year!
Union Square Park (weather permitting)
Outdoor adventures in Union Square Park, across from the Museum include:
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
- Barrel Train ride
- Lincoln’s New Salem will demonstrate 19th century blacksmithing
- Learn fire safety from the Illinois State Fire Marshal
Savor a cup of hot cocoa at our Hot Cocoa Bar while you take in the sights and sounds of Fun Frosty Friday.
Life-sized Candy Land Adventure
In 2016 we premiered our Life-Sized Candy Land Adventure to rave reviews!! Experience a timeless board game like never before as you stroll through Peppermint Forest, Ice Cream Slopes, Licorice Lagoon, Gumdrop Pass, and Chocolate Mountain. Your adventure will include photo ops, treats, games and prizes. Children of all ages will enjoy this quest!
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
Get in motion with this popular area:
Ice Age sponsored by the Illinois State Museum
- Build a paper airplane and see how it flies
- Race Hot Wheels cars down a track
- Become mesmerized by a model train chugging in the holiday
Learn about the “coolest” period in history with the Illinois State Museum.
- View Ice Age era artifacts
- Learn about Mastodons as you create a craft
- Create a one-of-a-kind Christmas keepsake in our art center. Quick thumbprint projects make great gifts for the holidays.
- Ever wanted to look like your favorite of Santa’s reindeer? JuneBugs Face Painting returns to make your wish come true! Numerous other designs available.
Family Magic Show
- Watch your choice of balloon art come to life as Central Illinois’ premier balloon artist, The Unique Twist, returns this year to twist your creation!!
Civil War Tech
- Experience the magic of Christmas with our roving Magician, Andrew, from Andrew’s Family Magic.
- Civil War Tech and Santa collide. Send a secret coded message to Santa using a telegraph, like they did in the Civil War, and decipher a secret message Tad Lincoln left for you.
Meet an Array of Characters
- FIRST LEGO League Demonstration by “The Squad H2O” will bring you a special demonstration of the creativity and talents possessed by our future generation when they combine LEGOs and technology.
Passport to the Journeys
- Take your picture with Santa as he roams the Library. Meet Olaf, from Disney’s Frozen, and an Ice Princess in our Life-sized Candy Land Adventure
- Stop at the Welcome Center in the Library to obtain your Fun Frosty Friday passport. Collect stamps at various stations to receive one FREE Child Admission to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum.
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
212 North Sixth Street
Springfield, IL 62704 (Map