Tuesday, November 21, 2017


Fun Frosty Friday

Event date: 11/24/2017 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Export event
Elaine Evans
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Fun Frosty Friday

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

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!

Activities Include: 

Union Square Park (weather permitting)
Outdoor adventures in Union Square Park, across from the Museum include: 
  • Barrel Train ride
  • Lincoln’s New Salem will demonstrate 19th century blacksmithing
  • Learn fire safety from the Illinois State Fire Marshal
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
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:
  • 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 
Ice Age sponsored by the Illinois State Museum
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
Art Center
  • Create a one-of-a-kind Christmas keepsake in our art center. Quick thumbprint projects make great gifts for the holidays.
Face Painting
  • 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.
Balloon Art
  • 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!!
Family Magic Show
  • Experience the magic of Christmas with our roving Magician, Andrew, from Andrew’s Family Magic.
Civil War Tech
  • 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.
Lego Demonstration
  • 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.
Meet an Array of Characters
  • 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 
Passport to the Journeys
  • 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
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