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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!

Christmas in the Courtyard – Harrisburg

lighting of the Christmas tree, December 1st, 4:30-7:30 PM located at the Courtyard on the corner of Poplar and Vine. This free event will have plenty of activities taking place to keep you merry and bright! Including carriage rides, pictures with Santa, cookies made by Steam Café, face painting, hot […]

Christmas at the Cross

Bald Knob Cross Alto Pass, IL

Join us on December 3rd and 4th for our first ever Christmas at the Cross celebration. The event will feature carriage rides, vendors, food trucks, live music, and family activities. Donations for the Cross will be accepted at the gate. ### About Bald Knob Cross of Peace:      Bald Knob Read more…

Christmas Parade – Metropolis

THEME: Rudolph: The Island of Misfit Toys  If you are looking to have a float in this years’ parade, stop by the Chamber M-F 10-4 to fill out a form 618.524.2714  Come on out. Bring the family. We encourage social distancing & mask. This parade will start on Ferry Street(down […]

Light Fantastic Parade

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!

Best of Illinois Nature 2022

Giant City Visitor center 235 Giant City Road, Makanda, IL

Botanist Chris Benda (aka Illinois Botanizer) travels throughout Illinois every year, visiting nature preserves, leading nature tours for the public, and en-countering all kinds of neat plants and animals. Join him as he presents photographs highlighting his best nature encounters of 2022. Registration is required. Please call Jennifer Randolph, the […]

Paint Night at Bald Knob Cross

Bald Knob Cross Alto Pass, IL

Join us Thursday, December the 8th from 5:30-8:30 pm at the Bald Knob Cross Welcome Center for an instructed cross-themed paint night. Project Human X for Carbondale Illinois will be teaching us how to create a beautiful Bald Knob Cross-inspired painting. The whole experience should take around 3 hours and a […]

Holiday Paint & Sip at Alto Vineyards

Alto Vineyards 8515 Highway 127 N, Alto Pass, IL

Make a toast to the holidays, get creative and grab a drink with your friends! Join our Holiday Paint & Sip at Alto Vineyards! Happy Holidays Everyone! We're SO excited to host an event with Alto Vineyards and you this Holiday Season! Together we are going to create a holiday […]

Run for a Claus 5k – Murphysboro

Preregister for your spot at our 2022 Murphysboro Main Street Run for a Claus 5k. All proceeds go to fund our phase 2 of the Murphysboro Old Depot Renovation Project. Register for a 5k Walk/ or Run and Adults and kids are welcome. Same Day Registration is available the morning […]

Shawnee Hills Christmas Opry at St Anne’s Historic Church

Southern Illinois premier music variety show. It's going to be a great night of music and a great family show. This time the Shawnee Hills offer is giving back to Union County by donating 100% of it’s profits to Performing Arts Scholarships to the 4 high schools in Union County, […]

A Dickens of a Christmas – Eldorado

Now's the time Eldorado is putting on A Dickens of a Christmas in Downtown Eldorado. Help us recreate the 1841 Epic story, The Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. There will be giveaways, plenty of activities for the kids, food, music, shopping and more right on 4th street, Downtown Eldorado. Free […]

Christmas on the Square – Vienna

Event will on the Vienna, IL town square will include: A FREE community event sponsored by the Revive Vienna Committee and located on the Square around the Historic Johnson County Courthouse in Vienna, IL ~Horse & Carriage Rides ~Pictures with Santa ~Miss Daisy the Cow ~Candy Cane Hunt ~Caroling ~Christmas […]

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