Uncle Mistletoe & Aunt Holly

December 9, 2016 to January 1, 2017

A nostalgic collection of Marshall Field's Christmas decorations is on display in the State Museum lobby. It includes toys, ornaments, and postcards. The crown jewels of the collection are Uncle Mistletoe and Aunt Holly. The characters were introduced in 1945 and were often seen at the top of the Christmas Tree in the Walnut Room as well as other locations in the store.

Uncle Mistletoe
  • Uncle Mistletoe
  • Aunt Holly
  • View-Master
  • Marshall Field's promotional items


Robert Sill, Robert.Sill@illinois.gov, (217) 524-5744

Exhibit Sub Title: 

Marshall Field's Christmas Memories

Visitor Information
502 South Spring Street
(217) 782-7386

Museum: Mon-Sat: 9-4:30, Sun: 12-4:30
Mary Ann MacLean Play Museum: Mon-Sat: 10-4, Sun: 1-4:30
All Facilities Closed: New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.