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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 Read more…

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 Read more…

Ugly Sweater Party at StarView Vineyards

StarView Vineyards 5100 Wing Hill Rd, Cobden, IL

Eat, drink and be ugly! Join us for our annual Ugly Sweater party! $5 admission includes light hors d'oeuvres and music. Sweater contest categories: - Is that a sweater? - Ugly, but classy - Burn it now! - Made by Grandma - Clever sweater - Best of Show. The Ugliest Read more…


Wreaths Across America

Mounds City National Cemetery, in Pulaski County, IL. The wreath-laying ceremony is held on a specified Saturday in December at 11:00 a.m. Central Standard Time at National cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states and beyond. The goal of the Mound City National Cemetery Preservation Commission is for every Read more…

Christmas Bird count

Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge Put your citizen science skills to work in service of the longest-running database in all of ornithology. Bird watchers at all levels, including beginners, are welcome to participate in the all-day count will be held on Monday. This early winter bird census is conducted at Read more…

Santa and Pajama Party at Kiki’s CoffeeHouse

Kiki's Coffeehouse 326 S Main St, Anna, Illinois

Pest Pro 618 is sponsoring a fun evening at Kiki's for the kids. Wear those pajamas and bring a pillow and blanket! Doors will open at 5 so you can come in and get your spot. We will show Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer at 6. Then, at 7, Santa and Read more…

Ugly Sweater Party – Harrisburg

Southern Illinois Ax & Ale 35 S Vine St, Harrisburg, IL

The holidays are just around the corner so mark your calendar to attend our Ugly Sweater party. If you attended last year you know it's a fun night. Come dressed in your ugliest christmas sweater

New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball – Alto Pass

Beautiful, renovated Bourbon Bar will be stocked with bubbly & specialty crafted cocktails! Doors open at 7pm. Tickets include live musice by Edwin Linson from 9pm to midnight, free giveaways, late night appetizers and bubbly toast at midnight!   Havisham Bourbon, Brew & Spirits  Limited tickets available.   Tickets are $50 on Read more…

Wine & Yoga at Alto Vineyards

Alto Vineyards 8515 Highway 127 N, Alto Pass, IL

Come relax with a gentle yoga flow and a glass of wine. Class will be for all levels, even beginners! No need to pre-register, but please bring your own mat. $20 includes one glass of wine of your choice, a snack and yoga instruction with Abbey Bueza, RYT. More at […]

Open Mic Night at Alto Vineyards

Alto Vineyards 8515 Highway 127 N, Alto Pass, IL

EWhether you’re a singer, musician, comedian, or speaker of some sort, we want to hear from you. If you just want to sit and listen, there is a place for you, too! Happy Hour(5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)- $1 off all wine, beer, and wine drinks

Paint and Sip at Blue Sky Vineyards

Blue Sky Vineyards 3150 S. Rocky Comfort Rd, Makanda, Illinois

at the Tuscan Sun Event Pavilion & Gazebo.   There’s no need to bring any materials or prior art-skills. We simply ask for you to come with an open mind and to be ready to release stress during your visit. Enjoy a fun afternoon and explore your creativity with a little […]

Mysteries of Ancient Fire

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

Join Mark Denzer and follow the progression of humanity’s relationship with fire! Take a look through ancient and modern lenses to discover how we have manipulated this powerful element through time. From ceremonial and ritual uses to transforming landscapes and mundane daily uses, fire has been our partner since time […]