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The city of Nauvoo is trying to boost tourism in the typically slow winter season

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NAUVOO, Ill. (WGEM) -

The city of Nauvoo sees a surge in tourism in the summer months, but during the winter it starts to slow down, so that is why the city is trying to lure tourists in for Christmas events.

The city will host it's annual "Christmas Walk" on November 30th and December 1st.

The event will include a tree lighting ceremony, tours of historic properties that are not typically open to the public, crafts vendors and orchestra performances.

Tourism officials say they are trying to attract more people to their city during a normally slow season.

"Being a seasonal spot, the winter is difficult so we are just trying to build on other activities that will bring people in and we know we are not going to have the numbers we have in the summer but during it is great to have anybody come visit us," said Nauvoo chamber of commerce president Durell Nelson. 

Officials say in the summer they can see up to one thousand tourists in a single day, but in the winter they would hope for that number all season.

For a full schedule of events log on to www.beautifulnauvoo.com

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