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Fun Frosty Friday


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!

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
  • Scavenger Hunt

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
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
Take your passport to the museum and see it decked out for the holidays with our 22-foot
Christmas Tree and our newest temporary exhibit, “Holidays at the White House: A Presidential Christmas.”
Also be sure not to miss our “Cubs vs. Cardinals: The Rivalry” exhibit in the Illinois Gallery, which will only be on display through the end of the year.