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StarView Vineyards Paint and Sip

Paint a cute snowman on a 16x20 inch canvas during a two hour paint party session Saturday, November 27th at 1:00pm with professional guidance from art instructor, Lisa Hicks. No experience needed! All art supplies, snowman pre-drawn and canvas included. Price is $35 per person.

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…

Magical Christmas Tour at the Historic Rose Hotel

Jingle all the way down to the Historic Rose Hotel where this historic building has been brought back to life. Bring your family and friends and enjoy the most magical Christmas decorations in the area! Every room is decorated and will be open for tours! Gingerbread men, candy canes, and Read more…

Metropolis Christmas Parade and Tree lighting

Theme of this year's parade is:  Christmas at the Movies.  This parade will start on Ferry Street(down by Cordavino’s restaurant), come up to 5th street (turning @ light by City National Bank), turning onto Superman Square then finishing the last haul down market street towards Walgreens!

Christmas on the Square – Vienna

Event will on the Vienna, IL town square will include: -two horse drawn carriages for rides around the square -candy cane hunt for the kids -hot chocolate and snacks -visiting with Santa 🎅 -cookie walk -Live Nativity also 4-6pm -Stores will be open for Christmas shopping -surprise guest for photos Read more…

Harisburg Lights Parade

Harrisburg Lights Parade looks forward to an even better, brighter and more "lit" parade than ever! As we partner with the Harrisburg Fire Department and City of Harrisburg to bring about this GREAT community event, we can't wait to see the lights on Main and see Santa Clause himself! Look 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…

Christmas Bazaar – Anna

Join us for First Christian Church,  200 Mallard Ln, Anna, IL  1st annual Christmas Bazaar. We are so excited for this event! We will have vendors set up with crafts, home made items, clothing, direct sales, and more. Food vendors will be set up inside and out, so come hungry Read more…


Sip & Soup – Monthly Pairings at Blue Sky Vineyards

Tis the season for soup and we’re ladling up the perfect pairings during our Sip & Soup monthly series. Who can resist a warm bowl of rich soup? It’s the perfect cure for a cold winter night. Jan 7-8, from 12-5pm: featuring Turkey Chili with Butternut Squash paired with Papa's Read more…


Art in the Park at Giant City State Park

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

What better setting than outdoors at Giant City State Park to get creative and learn how to watercolor paint! Join local artist, Anne Krippenstapel, for a leisurely afternoon of creating art inspired by nature. This is a free program and all sup-plies will be provided. Registration required. Please call 618-457-4836 Read more…

Dueling Pianos at Kiki’s CoffeeHouse

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

Dueling Steve & Eric Dueling Pianos at Kiki’s CoffeeHouse on Saturday January 15th. Call 618-833-2023 now to reserve your seats. It will sell out so don’t wait!