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Christmas on 6th Street



December 7, 2019 * 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.




SHOPPES * 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.


Santa’s Secret Shoppe


Children can shop for their families in Santa’s Secret Shoppe as they are assisted in choosing from a large selection of gifts for mom, dad, sister and brother. Santa’s Secret Shop allows your child to find that special present for each person on their list.



Holiday Gift Shoppe


Do your holiday shopping with us. The Holiday Gift Shoppe has many unique and hand made items. Browse through the wooden items made by local crafters, delight in the one-of-a-kind decorative pieces, find that special decoration, discover things new and old.



Sweet Shoppe


Leave the baking to us, select  from a wide variety of Holiday treats. Find your favorite homemade cookies, gourmet candies and flavored bread.



Coffee Café * 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Come to our Café while your children shop, or relax from your Holiday shopping. Share seasonal joy with friends and enjoy coffee or hot chocolate and our famous cinnamon rolls!



Luncheon * 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

 Stay for a special LUNCHEON; a homemade ham dinner with all of the trimmings OR Chicken Casserole.




Holiday House Walk

Sunday, December 8, 2019

1PM – 4PM

$10.00 Ticket

Brought to you by:

First United Methodist Church, Chillicothe


1) The Baker Home 3309 Pine Ridge Drive (Cedar Hills Estates)

Chillicothe, Illinois

This home was built in 1992 and is located in the Cedar Hills Estates. This 3 bedroom, 2 bath room 2000+ square foot home is still lived in by the original owners. Ingrid has been collecting unique and festive Santas for over 30 years! Every corner you turn you will find Santa's displayed.

 2) The Bobell/Brashaers Home 605 South Stillwater Drive

Chillicothe, Illinois

Our Riversound house was built in 2011. We love having a front porch! At the time of the Christmas House walk, we have been living in our home for only six weeks.

Welcome to a “work in progress” as we make it our own. Our goal is for everyone to feel comfy and at home when visiting. We will continue to settle in on the main floor this winter and focus in the spring on the full basement.

For the move, we may have downsized our household and Christmas décor, but we have HUGE holiday spirit to share.

Jo is excited to return to Chillicothe and for them to become a part of the community.



3) The Cline Home 1504 West Sycamore Street  

Chillicothe, Illinois

The house was built in 2009, and has served as the central hub for family gatherings. It has hand-crafted kitchen cabinets and a wood burning fireplace. Enjoy the collection of Midwest Farm Charm signs displayed throughout the home. Upon exiting, feel free to warm up by the fire pit with a cup of cranberry tea. Happy Holidays!


4) The Colwell Home 525 Hushaw Avenue

Chillicothe, Illinois

This one and a half story Tudor style home was built in the mid 1980’s. The Colwells have lived in the home for over 7 years. Most of the home has been renovated in some way since the purchase. The exterior of the home has had the most recent and noticeable changes. This summer the multicolored Chicago Style brick was lime-washed and the traditional Tudor two tone board and batten was painted a solid color for a more modern appearance. Inside, the wallpaper that covered nearly every inch of the home has been removed and wall colors and coverings have been updated. The couple redesigned the kitchen, utilizing the oak cabinets that were in the house. The cabinets were painted and reconfigured for a better flow. Nearly all the floor coverings have been replaced. A basement bathroom, master bathroom, new laundry room and faux fire place have also been added. The Colwells enjoy an eclectic, upcycles/repurposed style of decorating, which carries through in their Christmas décor. There are several family memories that have been incorporated into the décor, which bring special joy to the home. The liberty Falls Collection houses from Bergners will be displayed, which were a favorite of the Colwell children, and nieces and nephews while growing up. The collection is now becoming a favorite of the Colwell grandchildren.


5) The Olson Home 311 North Second Street

Chillicothe, Illinois

This two story Dutch colonial was completed in 1920 and served as both a home and a medical practice for its original owner, Dr. John Dougherty, a railway surgeon. It was originally located at the corner of Fourth Street and Truitt Avenue where helping hands is now. It was moved in 1973 to make way for the widening of Route 29. An addition was added after the move and it suffered a devastating fire in the 1990s, but the original home remained largely undamaged.

Much has been done to modernize the home over the years and John and Wendy have been working on restoring the home to its original splendor while retaining the comforts of modern times.

Their Christmas collections only began recently with the birth of their oldest child, but include Nutcrackers and Nativity Scenes, that grow in number every year.


6) The Hill Home 98 Hopewell Drive

Chillicothe, Illinois

The Hill Home is a custom home built by P&W Builders of Peoria. It sits on a one acre lot in the Village of Hopewell. Construction started in April 2015 and Mike and Pam moved in on October 31, 2015. It is a four bedroom, three bath home with a full basement with plans for a theater, bar and painting studio (incomplete at this time). The home features a walk in pantry and centralized main floor laundry room. At “Pine Hill Haven” you will see collections of antiques, Longaberger Baskets & Pottery, Rowe Pottery, painted santas and original paintings done by Pam. Mike is handy at building projects for Pam and made the flower cart in the front yard and the “doggy condo” in the back yard.