A Little Time and a Keyboard: Walking the Holiday Tree Trail in St. Charles, Illinois

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Walking the Holiday Tree Trail in St. Charles, Illinois

Walking the Holiday Tree Trail in St. Charles, Illinois

Walking the Holiday Tree Trail in St. Charles, Illinois

New traditions emerge as we craft a holiday season during these unusual times. During this holiday season, we have been encouraged to reimagine holiday celebrations and explore adventures we may not have in an ordinary year. Just like cities and towns across the country, St. Charles transformed its usual Holiday Homecoming Event to better accommodate these times. This year's holiday event features a cheerful Holiday Tree Trail crafted by local businesses and organizations. We were in the area this weekend, so we took a little stroll through St. Charles checking out the trees!


St. Charles Holiday Tree Trail along the Fox River.
St. Charles Holiday Tree Trail along the Fox River.

Strolling along 1st St. and the river front, we delighted in about 20 trees decorated by the community. Some were quite inventive; all left us with a smile on our face as we we enjoyed holiday fun and fresh air.

Perfectly pink holiday tree decorated by Kimmer's in St. Charles, Illinois.
Perfectly pink holiday tree decorated by Kimmer's!

Kimmer's Ice Cream happens to be one of my favorite spots in St. Charles. Who doesn't love a scoop or two of locally churned ice cream? So, I did have to spy the Kimmer's tree! 

Ginger Root coiffed a special holiday tree in St. Charles, Illinois.
Ginger Root coiffed a special holiday tree.

However, my husband and I both agreed on our absolute favorite -- the holiday tree by Ginger Root Hair Salon! The tree immediately delighted us with creativity! Now I know what to do with my daughter's old dolls -- well, the heads that remain! Seriously, this tree is creative and fun!

Butterflies and dreaming big with Riverview Family & Child Therapy.
Butterflies and dreaming big with Riverview Family & Child Therapy.

Another favorite tree featured brilliant and whimsical butterflies! The butterfly tree crafted by Riverview Family & Child Therapy definitely had us dreaming big! Beautiful!

Adorable gnome holiday tree along the walk in St. Charles!
Adorable gnome holiday tree along the walk in St. Charles!

We did absolutely love this gnome tree. So really cute!



Grab a pint with the Pollyanna Brewing Company Tree!
Grab a pint with the Pollyanna Brewing Company Tree!

Of course, I did have to locate the Pollyanna Brewing Company tree which certainly inspired grabbing a holiday pint!

Charming Santa shadow box at the St. Charles History Museum.
Charming Santa shadow box at the St. Charles History Museum.

We saw a few others that we really loved. However, I do not want to spoil the holiday excursion should you decide to stroll along the trail. However, I do recommend also checking out the windows at the St. Charles History Museum. They are seriously adorable! 

The St. Charles History Museum is housed in the 1928 McCornack Oil Company Building.
The St. Charles History Museum is housed in the 1928 McCornack Oil Company Building.

The museum is an interesting spot and worthy of a visit when it is back open. The historic structure constructed in 1928 once was home to a gas station -- the McCornack Oil Company. The structure is pretty interesting to admire, so take a walk around when you visit.

Cheerful walk along the Holiday Tree Trail.
Cheerful walk along the Holiday Tree Trail.

When visiting, you can also spend some time exploring the small businesses of St. Charles picking up treats and gifts. Since we were in the area, we also ambled around Geneva as well. A cheerful little outing enjoying community spirit in St. Charles! The Holiday Tree Trail will be up throughout the holiday season.


Walking the Holiday Tree Trail in St. Charles, Illinois

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