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Christmas in the Village

December 7

Christmas in the Village

‘Christmas in the Village’   Cobden. Santa Claus, strolling carolers, surrey rides, piñatas, Christmas Bazaars and lighting of the village tree.  5K run & walk, along with other activities and entertainment. 618/893-2425

Shop With A Cop Pancake Breakfast

Cobden Police Department, Cobden Elementary Cafeteria, 413 N. Appleknocker, 7:00 am-10:30 a.m.  Cost: $7 adults; $3 children.

Live Nativity Scene

First Baptist Church of Cobden will conduct a live Nativity Scene at the corner of W. Maple and Appleknocker from 1:00 pm -4:00 p.m.

Open Houses:

– Southpass Beads, 203 E. Ash St. 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Open House. Fused glass ornament workshop. Snacks, coffee and hot chocolate.  Store wide sales including hand knits and jewelry for great gifts.


– St. Joseph Church -304 W. Ash (west side of town, Parish Hall behind church), 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., featuring home-made goodies, jellies, crafts, gifts, and raffle (including a beautiful quilt).  Lunch served 10:30a.m.-1:00 p.m. (will be serving a variety of homemade soups).

 Apostolic Lighthouse Church – 432 S. Front, 9a.m.-2p.m.  Home-made goodies including Christmas candies, cookies, pies, cakes, and relishes.

Union County Historical and Genealogy Resource and Cultural Center :

Exhibit of vintage and toy trains.  103 N. Appleknocker. 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Christmas Shop at Union County Museum

117 S. Appleknocker, 8:00 a.m.-5:00p.m., featuring Christmas decorations, artificial trees, collectibles, gifts, and other related items for sale.  Museum will be open.

At The Old Feed Store:

– 111 N. Appleknocker, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., open house featuring Hospitality Table with refreshments and other spirit of Christmas activities are planned.
– Local artisans and craft/art vendors will be set-up. Lunch will be served.
 – Santa Claus will visit from 12:00 pm -3:00 p.m. and goody bags will be given to the kids.
– Free wagon rides will be given during the day.
– Music,  7:30 pm -11:00p.m. (doors open 6:00 p.m.).  Food will be served.  Tickets: $12.

At the Downtown Park (weather permitting):

– Breaking of the Piniata at 3:00 pm 
-The Cobden High School Band performs at 4:30 pm
– Lighting of the Village Christmas Tree after band performs.