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Festivals, concerts, lectures, parades, fairs, art shows and city-wide yard sales . . . Illinois South has it all! There's no excuse for staying home. Try our searchable Events Calendar to find something special to do! Search by date, location or keyword. To search by county, put just the name in the keyword field (ex. Clinton, not Clinton County). To submit an event for the website, complete the 2015 Fill-In Form and return it to smeier@thetourismbureau.org. If your event is in December of 2014, please note that on the form. Because of the size of our region, we can't accept entries for fund raisers, parish picnics or weekly events, such as Farmer's Markets, concerts, wine tastings, etc. We give priority to events that are multi-day and can be expected to draw from outside a 50-mile radius.

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Now - Jan. 2, 2015 Gingerbread Walk
East & West Main Streets | Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-233-1416
Stroll down Belleville's Main Street to view award-winning gingerbread creations displayed in downtown merchant windows starting at the Square on East and West Main Streets
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Admission: Free
Now - Dec. 21, 2014 Visit Santa in Carmi
Carmi, IL 62821 | 618-382-7606
Santa will visit with the children at his house each weekend through December 21.
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Now - Dec. 31, 2014 Fantasy of Lights
Foundation Park | Centralia, IL 62801 | 618-532-3214
From Dusk to 11:00 p.m.
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Admission: Free Admission
Now - Jan. 1, 2015 Lebanon's Winter Wonderland
Horner Park | 11119 Widicus Rd. | Lebanon, IL 62254 | 618-537-8420
This annual event is a step back in time. It is a trip to a much simpler time with scenes depicting several of the area's attractions, wonderful childhood memories, and fantastic ideas. A trip through Lebanon's Winter Wonderland is truly different from other attractions in the area. We don't pretend to be the biggest, brightest, nor most technically advanced. LWW is a view of the holiday that everyone remembers! See all the hand painted scenes and wonderful reminders of a much simpler time. Colorful lights and displays of all types are ready for your enjoyment. LWW includes a wide variety of illuminated venues and a life-size Nativity Scene.
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Admission: Free (Donations Accepted)
Now - Jan. 2, 2015 Way of Lights
National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows | 442 S. Mazenod Dr. | Belleville, IL 62223 | 618-397-6700
45th Annual Way of Lights - This unique celebration of Christmas features a drive-thru light display, tree & wreath displays, an interactive children's village, camel rides and an indoor laser show. With over one million lights, this event celebrates the true meaning of Christmas...the birth of Jesus.
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Admission: Free
Now - Dec. 19, 2014 Santa Land
Red Bud, IL 62278 | 618-282-3505
Please join us as Santa comes back to Santa Land on November 22nd from 12:00-4:00pm. He will also be available on December 5th, 12th, and 19th from 6pm-8pm with horse and carriage rides at City Hall.
Now - Dec. 28, 2014 City of Olney Christmas Light Display
Olney City Park | 610 White Squirrel Circle | Olney, IL 62450 | 618-395-7302
Drive through the Olney City Park to see thousands of Christmas lights and displays. Santa will be in the Community Building each Friday and Saturday beginning December 5.
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Now - Dec. 30, 2014 Holiday Lights Fair
Du Quoin State Fairgrounds | 655 Executive Dr. | Du Quoin, IL 62832 | 618-542-8338
Three mile drive through Christmas lights display is open every night. Weekends in December, the beautifully decorated winter wonderland in Expo Hall, will have vendors with items for sale, food, kids' corner and music entertainment.
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Admission: $10.00 a car load
Now - Dec. 21, 2014 Horse Drawn Trolley Rides
Downtown Belleville | Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-233-6769
Take a free ride through downtown aboard our horse-drawn trolley.
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Now - Dec. 23, 2014 German Christmas Market
Public Square | Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-233-6769
Authentic German Christmas market features German crafts and food.
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Now - Dec. 24, 2014 Santa on the Square
Public Square | Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-910-0419
Stop in and share with Santa what you want for Christmas!
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Now - Dec. 24, 2014 Santa on the Square
Downtown Square | Highland, IL 62249 | 618-654-3721
Monday-Friday 6-8 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. - Noon and 1-4 p.m. Sunday 1-4 p.m. Christmas Eve 10 a.m. - Noon
Now - Dec. 31, 2014 Christmas Lights Wonderland
American Farm Heritage Museum | 1395 Museum Ave. | Greenville, IL 62246 | 618-664-9733
Tour the animated Christmas boxes and lights, then visit the Lil Red Barn Museum for free cookies, hot chocolate, coffee or tea. Visit with Santa every Friday and Saturday, ride the Polar Express on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and enjoy 1800s Christmas at Hill's Fort.
Admission: Free Admission
Now - Jan. 1, 2015 Woburn Christmas Display
Woburn, IL | 618-664-9272
The Woburn Christmas Display features animated holiday scenes in a quaint village setting.
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Now - Jan. 4, 2015 Christmas Lights in the Park
City Park | Carlyle, IL 62231 | (618)594-5205
Get into the spirit of the season as you view thousands of Christmas lights strung throughout the City Park.
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Now - Jan. 4, 2015 Christmas Lights in the Park
City Park | Carlyle, IL 62231 | 618-594-5205
Get into the spirit of the season as you view thousands of Christmas lights strung throughout the City Park.
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Now - Dec. 20, 2014 Santa House
City Park | Edwardsville, IL 62025 | 618-692-7358
Bring the children to Santa on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
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Now - Dec. 31, 2014 Coulterville Holiday Light Display
Coulterville City Park | 102 West Grant | Coulterville, IL 62237 | 618-525-9182
1/2 mile walk thru display features a million lights and 400 Christmas figurines! Don't miss the walk through version of the "Candyland" game with favorites such as Lolli Pop Lane. Fridays and Saturdays evenings, there's food, crafts and Santa.
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Admission: Free Admission
Now - Dec. 20, 2014 Downtown in December
Edwardsville, IL 62025 | 618-692-7538
Participating downtown merchants will have extended hours on Wednesdays and Thursdays. There will be many activities with caroling along Main Street and Santa at the City Park as wells as a Winter Market, Elves Workshop and more.
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Now - Dec. 21, 2014 Christmas Past
Mascoutah Heritage Museum | 306 W. Main St. | Mascoutah, IL 62258 | 618-566-9774
Relive the Christmases of your youth with a visit to the Mascoutah Heritage Museum. Enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of the holiday season as you view historic Christmas cards, decorations and ornaments, listen to records on our Victrola, and look at our display of old-fashioned toys. You and your family can even have your picture taken in our Victorian parlor, decorated for the season. The Museum is open every Tuesday morning from 9:00 until noon, the first and third Sunday afternoons of the month, and on December 5th after the Santa Claus parade.
Admission: Free
Now - Dec. 21, 2014 Santa House - sponsored by the Village of Shiloh
Dierbergs Parking Lot | 4000 Green Mount Crossing | Shiloh, IL 62269 | 618-632-1022 x119
Boys and girls may visit Santa and Mrs. Claus in their home at Green Mount Crossing in Shiloh, Illinois. Cameras are welcomed. Pictures will be taken for a nominal fee.
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Admission: Free
Now - Jan. 1, 2015 Festival of Lights
Leo French Park | Fairfield, IL 62837 | 618-842-4802
Come see the beautiful lights and holiday decorations.
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Now - Dec. 21, 2014 Santa's Village
Tri-Township Park | 410 Wickliffe | Troy, IL 62249 | 618-667-1040
Santa arrives in Troy on a fire truck at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 13. Santa and his Elves will then be at the Community Center in Tri-Township Park from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. to visit with children of all ages. Santa will also be visiting on December 14 through December 21. Weekend hours are Noon to 3:00, week nights from 5:00 to 7:30. Santa's reindeer will be at the village one evening for photo ops. Bring your camera to capture your visit with Santa, his Elves and reindeer.
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Admission: Free
Dec. 19, 2014 - Dec. 19, 2014 White Christmas
Wildey Theatre | Edwardsville, IL 62025 | 618-307-2053
FoW & Hudson Jewelers present White Christmas. For more information visit wildeytheatre.com
Dec. 19, 2014 - Dec. 19, 2014 Holly Jolly Christmas
Newton, IL 62248 | 618-783-3399
Singer Burl Ives (aka Sam the Snowman in Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer) recorded Holly Jolly Christmas, which has inspired his hometown to plan this event every year. Puppet shows, carriage and wagon rides, carolers in period dress and Santa Claus are just a few of the activities.
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Dec. 19, 2014 - Dec. 20, 2014 Christmas in the Park
Charley Brown Park | Old Hwy. 50 | Flora, IL 62839 | 618-662-5646
Christmas in the Park features horse drawn carriage rides, little toot train rides, petting zoo, Santa Claus in the Santa House, lots of festive light displays and more!
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Admission: Donations are Appreciated, Train Rides are $5 per person
Dec. 20, 2014 - Dec. 20, 2014 Christmas Celebration
Fairfield, IL 62439 | 618-842-6116
The Christmas Celebration will have carriage rides, miniature horses, a nativity scene as well as Santa and Mrs. Claus.
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Dec. 20, 2014 - Dec. 21, 2014 It's a Wonderful Life
Turkey Hill Grange | 1375 E. State Rt. 15 | Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-767-6016
Brass Rail Players present this memorable holiday play.
Admission: Admission Charged
Dec. 20, 2014 - Dec. 21, 2014 Belleville Antiques & Collectibles Flea Market
Belle-Clair Expo Center | 200 S. Belt East | Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-233-0052
There are over 600 tables and 300-400 vendors selling antiques and collectibles. There is both old and new merchandise and it's indoor/outdoor year round.
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Admission: Free Admission
Dec. 20, 2014 - Dec. 21, 2014 Christmas at Eckert's
Eckert's Country Store & Farms | 951 S. Green Mount Rd. | Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-233-0513
Head over to Eckert's this holiday season! In the morning join Santa for breakfast at the restaurant. 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Garden Center, children can be entertained during Eckert's Holiday Storytime. After the story, kids will be able to make a gingerbread craft. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Country Store, build that gingerbread house you've longed to build. Eckert's provides the supplies and guidance while you supply the creativity!
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Admission: Varies
Dec. 21, 2014 - Dec. 21, 2014 Winter Solstice Sunrise Observance
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site | 30 Ramey St. | Collinsville, IL 62234 | 618-346-5160
Join us at the Woodhenge reconstruction for the Winter Solstice Sunrise Observance.
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Admission: Free Admission
Dec. 21, 2014 - Dec. 21, 2014 Visit with Santa
Monroe County Welcome Center | Columbia, IL 62236 | 618-281-7144
In addition to kids receiving a letter from Santa there will be photo opportunities, crafts and refreshments.
Dec. 26, 2014 - Dec. 27, 2014 Duster Thomas Hoops Classic
Pinckneyville High School | 600 E. Water St. | Pinckneyville, IL 62274 | 618-357-5013
High school boys basketball tournament.
Dec. 26, 2014 - Dec. 28, 2014 Schnucks Holiday Tournament
Collinsville High School | Collinsville, IL 62234 | 618-346-6320
High School Basketball Tournament
Dec. 26, 2014 - Dec. 29, 2014 Mascoutah High School Girls Tournament
Mascoutah, IL | 618-566-8523
Basketball Tournament
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Dec. 26, 2014 - Dec. 29, 2014 Vandalia High School Holiday Tournament
Vandalia High School | 1109 N. Eighth St. | Vandalia, IL | 618-283-1152
Basketball Tournament
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Dec. 26, 2014 - Dec. 30, 2014 Mater Dei Holiday Tournament
Breese, IL 62230 | 618-526-7731
Basketball Tournament, no games on Sunday.
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Dec. 26, 2014 - Dec. 30, 2014 Freeburg/Columbia Holiday Basketball Tournament
Freeburg High School | Freeburg, IL
Varsity boys basketball tournament.
Dec. 27, 2014 - Dec. 27, 2014 "Expect Delays" Film Screening
The Lincoln Theater | 103 E. Main St. | Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-213-6574
Come join us for the post-holiday screening of Expect Delays, a Christmas movie shot right here in Southern Illinois. The film begins at 11:00 am, and you can meet the cast and crew members after the show! The film is appropriate for anyone ages 12 and up.
Admission: Admission Charged
Dec. 29, 2014 - Dec. 31, 2014 Annual Holiday High School Basketball Tournament
Centralia High School | 2100 E. Calumet | Centralia, IL 62801 | 618-532-7391
High school teams throughout the nation participate in this prestigious event.
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Admission: Admission Charged
Dec. 31, 2014 - Dec. 31, 2014 A Timeless New Year Show
Lincoln Theatre | 103 East Main | Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-233-0018
This annual show features music and celebration is a great way to ring in the New Year.
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Dec. 31, 2014 - Dec. 31, 2014 New Years Eve & La Guiannee
Legion Hall | Prairie du Rocher, IL 62277 | 618-284-7146
Tradition of singing French song "La Guiannee," which has been sung every year for over 275 years.
Admission: Free Admission
Dec. 31, 2014 - Jan. 1, 2015 Dueling Piano Bash
Hidden Lake Winery | 10580 Wellen Rd. | Aviston, IL 62216 | 618-228-9111
A fast-paced, high-energy show that's unlike anything you've ever experienced! Lots of music, comedy and audience participation.
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Admission: $15
Jan. 2, 2015 - Jan. 4, 2015 Let's Go Fishing Show
Gateway Center | 1 Gateway Dr. | Collinsville, IL 62234 | 618-345-8998
The biggest and best fishing show between Chicago and St. Louis. Vendors include tackle retailers, boat dealers, fishing related accessories, resorts, associations, and general products and services. There are generous prizes and it's sure to be fun for the whole family.
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Admission: $7/adult
Jan. 3, 2015 - Jan. 3, 2015 Russian National Ballet Theatre: Swan Lake
The Hett | 701 College Rd. | Lebanon, IL 62254 | 618-537-6863
"Swan Lake" is one of the most famous and beloved of all ballets, setting Tchaikovsky's instantly recognizable music against the wonderfully dark story of good against evil. For more information visit www.thehett.com
Admission: Call or visit website for ticket information.
Jan. 10, 2015 - Jan. 11, 2015 Gun & Knife Show
Belle Clair Expo Center | 200 S, Belt East | Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-233-0052
Hunting and trade show by the Illinois' largest firearms and knife dealer. Buy, sell and trade the latest guns, knives, plus collectibles, accessories, coins, scopes, ammo, FOID cards processed.
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Jan. 15, 2015 - Jan. 18, 2015 Pregressive Grange Dinner Theatre
Progressive Grange | 8855 Schaller Rd. | New Athens, IL 62264 | 618-475-3248
Comedy Love by the Bolt.
Jan. 16, 2015 - Jan. 18, 2015 ACS Spring Home Show
Gateway Center | 1 Gateway Dr. | Collinsville, IL 62234 | 618-345-8998
This show is designed for homeowners in all stages of remodeling, landscaping and decorating their homes. ACS provides vendors the opportunity to exhibit new products and services while allowing attendees to search for ways to save money and get ideas for their next home improvement project.
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Admission: Admission charged
Jan. 18, 2015 - May. 31, 2015 Historic Barns of Mascoutah
Mascoutah Heritage Museum | 306 W. Main St. | Mascoutah, IL 62258 | 618-566-9774
How many historic barns still exist within the city limits of Mascoutah? Find out the answer at this exhibit, along with information about how barns were used, tools, chores and the newest barn charm: barn quilts. Read memories of barns by Mascoutah residents and share your own memories.
Admission: Free
Jan. 22, 2015 - Jan. 22, 2015 Gateway Bridal Show
Gateway Center | 1 Gateway Dr. | Collinsville, IL 62234 | 618-345-8998
At the Gateway Bridal Show brides can view the latest fashion trends at the fashion show. They have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with approximately 100 different wedding professionals, win great prizes, view beautiful decor and sample fine cuisine by Ovations Food Services.
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Admission: $5
Jan. 23, 2015 - Jan. 31, 2015 Drinking Habits
Highland High School | 12760 Troxler Ave. | Highland, IL 62249 | 618-409-6286
Accusations, mistaken identities and romances run wild in this traditional, laugh-out-loud comedy. Two nuns at Sisters of Perpetual Sewing have been secretly making wine to keep the convent's doors open, but Paul and Sally, reporters and former fiancées, are hot on their trail. They go undercover as a nun and priest, but their presence, combined with the addition of a new nun, spurs paranoia throughout the convent that spies have been sent from Rom to shut them down. Wine and secrets are inevitably spilled as everyone tries to preserve the convent and reconnect with lost loves.
Admission: $10
Jan. 24, 2015 - Jan. 24, 2015 Winterfest-Ham Radio Swap Meet
Gateway Center | 1 Gateway Dr. | Collinsville, IL 62234 | 618-345-8998
The St. Louis and Suburban Radio Club, Inc. warms up the ham radio winter with Winterfest, the largest amateur radio hamfest in the Midwest.
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Admission: Admission Charged
Jan. 24, 2015 - Jan. 24, 2015 Worlds with Friends Walk
26 Lincoln Hwy. | Fairview Heights, IL 62208 | 618-277-0830
5K/10K where walkers collect scrabble letters along the trail and play on the world board at the finish.
Admission: $3
Jan. 25, 2015 - Jan. 25, 2015 Motorcycle Swap Meet
Belle Clair Expo Center | 200 S. Belt East | Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-233-0052
Gathering of motorcycle enthusiasts featuring over 300 booths of new and used parts and accessories for Harley-Davidson, Yamaha, Hondas and more.
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Admission: $7 - $10 Admission
Jan. 25, 2015 - Jan. 25, 2015 Midwest Bicycle Expo & Swap Meet
Gateway Center | 1 Gateway Dr. | Collinsville, IL 62234 | 618-345-8998
The biggest and longest running bike expo and swap meet in the Midwest! New bikes, old bikes, exceptional deals, drawing, and kids' corner. There's even a classic bike show with prizes! 40,000 square feet of exhibition space. Come and spend the day.
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Admission: $5
Jan. 31, 2015 - Jan. 31, 2015 Lady's Roller Derby
Belle-Clair Expo Center | 200 S. Belt E. | Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-233-0052
Ladies Roller Derby
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*All efforts have been made to verify event information prior to publishing, however, changes do occur. Please contact event producers directly to verify times of operation, location and admission price.

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