Where History Lives and Progress Thrives
Looking for Lincoln? You’ll find him here, where his storied political career began and history abounds. After some adventure? You’ve only to venture toward Vandalia Lake for a host of water and outdoor sports. Whether you’re after browsing boutiques or immersing yourself in culture, you’ll find the right thread to weave your perfect story right here in Vandalia.
The Kaskaskia Dragon
Ever seen a 35-foot dragon belch fire? Ever made him do it yourself? In Vandalia, you can!
Wet & Wild Fun
Vandalia Lake splashes up 660 acres of outdoor action, from boating and swimming to camping, picnicking and fishing.
Annual Olde Tyme Christmas event will be held November 11, 2016 from 3pm-9pm and Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 10am-2pm. Events will include: Vendors, Merchants open late and sales, Lighting of City Christmas Tree at 5pm and Rotary Christmas Parade immediately following.
Friday events include: Santa and Mrs. Claus beginning at 6pm in the former Allen's Furniture Building; Carolers; Mobile Carrilon; Live Reindeer (fee for pictures); Vandalia Fire Department Chili Supper at the Fire Hall beginning at 5pm; Storytime at Evans Public Library at 6pm; Live Nativity provided by Crown Point Church at the corner of 5th & Gallatin Sts.; National Road Interpretive Center, Fayette County Museum and Vandalia Statehouse tours and more!
Saturday events include:Santa and Mrs. Claus in the former Allen's Furniture Building; Carolers; Mobile Carrilon; Live Reindeer (fee for pictures); National Road Interpretive Center, Fayette County Museum and Vandalia Statehouse tours and more!