Every year, Bishop Hill continually looks for 3rd thru 5th graders who would like to be tomten for our Christmas Market weekends in November and December. Tomten are Swedish elves. Bishop Hill tomten walk through town, looking through windows, peeking around corners, and looking a little mischievous. Tourists love taking photographs of the tomten. Each shift is 2 hours. We have outfits for them with red caps, grey sweatshirts, tunics, and pants, which they wear over their clothes.

If you are interested in having your child be a Tomte, please call Todd DeDecker at the Steeple Building Museum at (309) 927-3899 or email bhha@mymctc.net asap. The child will receive a $5 gift certificate from the Colony Store for helping us out. Light refreshments are also provided to the children. We look forward to hearing from you!