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Top 5 Weekly Activities

Nov 28th through Dec 4th

Top Activities for Nov 28th through Dec 4th

Gardens Aglow
Gardens Aglow

Bring the whole family to walk Gardens Aglow, a botanical-themed light festival in the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden.

More than 150,000 festive lights accent the unique structures and landscaping of the Stroll Garden and capture the winter beauty of nature. Light features include RGB lights, firecracker lights, framed installations, up lighting and string lights.

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Reindeer Run 5K
Reindeer Run 5K

Gather your herd and join us for the hap-hap-happiest 5K around! Participants can run as fast as Rudolph can fly or walk the course with your family, your friends, your dog, or a mix of the three to complete this festive 3.1 miles. The route begins and ends at J.R. Martin Park, taking you downtown to Main Street featuring holiday decor and artwork. At the park, enjoy the holiday lighting display before or after your run, a bonfire, and more.

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Fellows Lake Trail
Fellows Lake Nature Trail

 The Fellows Lake Nature Trail is shown on the map with the black and green hashed line. During high water, a portion of this trail is under water, you may use the pass thru in the fence to access the road to walk around it.

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Phelps Grove / Springfield Art Museum

Phelps Grove Park was one of the first new parks acquired by the Park Board, on April 22, 1914. At the time, the park was south of Springfield city limits. The fieldstone pavilion, bridges and entry gates on Dollison Avenue date to the park’s creation. In the 1930s, McGee-McGregor Wading Pool was constructed and the WPA lined Fassnight Creek with stone. The original park featured zoo animals, relocated to Dickerson Park Zoo in 1923, and a man-made lake, now the site of the Springfield Art Museum. 

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Candy Cane Lane
Candy Cane Lane

Turn on the holiday music and drive through the farm, enjoying dazzling farm-themed holiday displays and more than 10,000 lights.  
Friday-Sunday nights only.  

Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park 837-5949 

Age:  All ages
Time:  5-8 p.m.
Fee:  $5/Vehicle