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The Heritage Corridor Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) encompasses the communities and counties along the historic 97-mile Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor. The Heritage Corridor spans from the Chicago Portage Area just southwest of Chicago to LaSalle-Peru including the counties of Will, Grundy, LaSalle and Putnam. The region conveniently located along I-55 from Chicago to Joliet along I-80 west to LaSalle-Peru.

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Chris Kringle Market in Ottawa

On December 1–3 & December 8-10, get into the holiday spirit at the Chris Kringle Market at Washington Park in Ottawa. A great place for family fun and a perfect way to kick off the Holiday Season!

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This unique hometown Holiday Market will be filled with a ton of activities for the whole family to enjoy at this very special time of the year. Watch the kids as they’re thrilled by visits from Santa. Sing along with family and friends as you hear the Holiday melodies from the Carolers, and see the neat Christmas goodies that are offered from the Chris Kringle Market vendors.

Their will only be a handful of days to check out the Chris Kringle Market so make sure to check below for a list of the hours that the market will be open!

Chris Kringle Market Hours:

Friday, December 1, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 2, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 3, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Friday December 8, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 9, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 10,  11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.