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Gum Drop Drive Holiday & Light Displays

Take a scenic drive or walk through the Anna city park.  Trees and light poles in the City park will be decorated with LED lights for the holiday season.  Everyone is invited to drive or walk through during this time to enjoy the display!

Wedding Band by Alice Childress

Set in 1918 South Carolina, Wedding Band is an unsparing tale about the decade-long romance between a black seamstress and a white baker who love each other devotedly, while enduring disapproval from whites and scorn from blacks. They confront the possibility of living a normal married life as Herman falls Read more…

Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings at Varsity Theater

December 1-3 & 7-10, 2023 (Musical Comedy) You may remember back in our 38th season when we presented "Forever Plaid", a hilarious musical featuring the sounds of four guys in plaid singing nostalgic pop hits of the 1950s in a classic barbershop quartet style. Well, the guys in plaid are Read more…

Run for a Claus 5k Walk/Run, Murphysboro

Murphysboro Main Street presents the 2nd Annual "Run for a Claus 5k Walk/Run, benefiting the "Old Depot Restoration Project". Youth and Adult divisions available. Prize also awarded for best Christmas attire worn for the race! Shirt guaranteed with registration if you sign up before November 22nd. No extras will be Read more…

Christmas in the Village – Cobden

Downtown Pavillion: * 2 - 4pm - Santa & Mrs. Claus (Cobden Village Shops if weather is too harsh) * 2:30 - 4pm - Caroling - before & after the arrival of the Cobden High School Band(around 3:30pm) * 1 - 3pm - wagon rides with Cobden Elf Ray Hogan Read more…

Christmas Parade – Metropolis

The Metropolis Chamber of Commerce is pleased to host the 75th Annual Metropolis Christmas Parade. This year's parade will take place on Saturday, December 2nd at 3:00 pm. This year’s theme is “The Music and Magic of Christmas”. The parade route will begin at Washington Park and proceed through downtown Metropolis along Read more…

Light Fantastic Parade – Carbondale

The 31st Annual Carbondale Lights Fantastic Parade will be on Saturday, December 3rd at 6:00pm along Illinois Avenue! Bundle up and head downtown to enjoy our local bands, floats, and of course, LIGHTS!

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