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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 2014 Fill-In Form and return it to smeier@thetourismbureau.org. If your event is for the last months of 2013, 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 - Nov. 16, 2014 Mascoutah in the Civil War: Stories You Haven't Heard Before
Mascoutah Heritage Museum | 306 W. Main St. | Mascoutah, IL 62258 | 618-566-9744
To commemorate the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, the Mascoutah Historical Society has created an exhibit to highlight how the city's citizens responded to the national crisis of the Civil War. Visitors to the Heritage Museum can explore the complexities of Mascoutah's involvement through artifacts, images and documents.
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Admission: Free
Now - Nov. 1, 2014 Pumpkin Pickin' at Rainbow Ranch
Rainbow Ranch Petting Zoo & Exotic Farm | 9906 State Rt. 15 | Nashville, IL 62263 | 618-424-7979
Come to the farm to meet the animals, walk through the corn fields and find a special pumpkin for your jack-o-lantern.
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Now - Nov. 2, 2014 Mourning Col. Stephenson
1820 Col. Benjamin Stephenson House | 409 S. Buchanan | Edwardsville, IL 62025 | 618-692-1818
Experience the customs grieving families practiced and say goodbye to Colonel Benjamin Stephenson as he lies in state in the parlor of his home. Watch as lawyers begin cataloging the Stephenson's personal items for the probate records, and as Lucy prepares to auction off her belongings.
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Admission: Fee Charged
Nov. 1, 2014 - Nov. 1, 2014 Taste of Belleville
2100 W. Main St. | Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-2332015
Come see and sample a variety of delicious foods!
Admission: Admission Charged
Nov. 1, 2014 - Nov. 1, 2014 5th Annual Trash or Treasure Appraisal Event
Gateway Center | 1 Gateway Dr. | Collinsville, IL 62234 | 618-395-8998
www.ninenet.org/trashortreasure
Admission: $25
Nov. 1, 2014 - Nov. 1, 2014 HEA Holiday Bazaar
City Park | Olney, IL 62450 | 618-395-7302
Shop early or shop late, but start your shopping here!
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Nov. 1, 2014 - Nov. 2, 2014 Woodcarvers' Show
Belle-Clair Expo Center | 200 S. Belt E. | Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-233-0052
The 44th Midwestern Woodcarvers' Show has some of the best carvers from around the country. The carvers display their artwork in one of the largest shows in the country. Pick-up a unique gift or piece of artwork for your home.
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Admission: $4 Admission
Nov. 1, 2014 - Nov. 2, 2014 34th Annual O'Fallon Township High School Band Booster's Arts and Crafts Fair
O'Fallon High School | 600 S. Smiley | O'Fallon, IL 62269 | 618-632-3507
This arts and crafts fair is one of the largest and well-known through-out the St. Louis Metro-East area will feature over 350 booths with talented artists and crafters from across the region. Enjoy the music of our Madrigal Singers and a visit from Santa Claus while you shop. You'll be impressed with fabulous food, featuring homemade breakfast and lunch selections and fantastic desserts. Show us a copy of this Tourism Bureau ILLINOISouth event for $1 off admission.
Admission: $4 Adult, $2 Child
Nov. 1, 2014 - Nov. 2, 2014 Winter Rendezvous
Fort de Chartres | Prairie du Rocher, IL | 618-284-7230
A winter gathering of French & Indian camping and competing in a team woodswalk musket competition.
Nov. 2, 2014 - Nov. 2, 2014 Children's Masterworks Concert
115 W. B St. | Belleville, IL 62220s | 618-233-3303
Children's Christmas Concert
Nov. 2, 2014 - Nov. 2, 2014 Deck the Halls
Piper Hall at McKendree University | Lebanon, IL 62254 | 618-537-8420
Holiday style show and decorating tips.
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Nov. 7, 2014 - Nov. 9, 2014 Solid Gold Cadillac
208 Kaskaskia St. | New Athens, IL 62264 | 618-475-3248
Open House Theatre presents the three act comedy about a small stockholder versus a big corporation. www.openhousetheater.net
Admission: $5-$10
Nov. 8, 2014 - Nov. 8, 2014 Brewery, Bottle & Jar Show
Belle-Clair Expo Center | 200 S. Belt E. | Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-233-0052
There are over 250 tables dealing with beer and brewing, an assortment of collectible bottles and jars. The largest show in the Midwest!
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Admission: Admission Charged
Nov. 8, 2014 - Nov. 8, 2014 5K & Kids Fun Run
St. Joseph's in Breese | 9515 Holy Cross Ln. | Breese, IL 62230 | 618-526-5698
Nov. 8, 2014 - Nov. 8, 2014 Raptor Awareness Show
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site | 30 Ramey St. | Collinsville, IL 62234 | 618-346-5160
Learn about lives of birds of prey through a demonstration and flight show by the World Bird Sanctuary. 2:00 p.m.
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Admission: Free
Nov. 8, 2014 - Nov. 8, 2014 Toast of Marissa
200 N. Main St. | Marissa, IL 62257 | 866-326-4256
Wine tasting, live music, food, vendors, 5K Run, 1 Mile Fun Run, 50/50 raffle and grape stomp.
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Nov. 8, 2014 - Nov. 8, 2014 Christmas Craft Show
St. Theresa | Salem, IL | 618-548-2222
Nov. 8, 2014 - Nov. 8, 2014 Holiday Shopping Expo
58 Frank Scott Parkway East | Swansea, IL 62226 | 618-942-8000
The 8th Annual Holiday Shopping Expo features over 40 unique, local gift stores, boutiques and artisans in one convenient locations. A spaghetti luncheon will be available from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. for $5.
Admission: Free
Nov. 8, 2014 - Nov. 9, 2014 Edwardsville High School Band Booster Craft Fair
Edwardsville High School | 6161 Center Grove Rd. | Edwardsville, IL 62025 | 618-655-6097
At the EHS Craft Fair there will be over 250 booths of quality handcrafted items.
Nov. 9, 2014 - Nov. 9, 2014 Auto Swap Meet
Belle-Clair Expo Center | 200 S. Belt East | Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-233-0052
Auto parts and accessories to buy and sell.
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Admission: Admission Charged
Nov. 11, 2014 - Nov. 11, 2014 Veteran's Day Ceremony
East Main & West Main Street | Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-233-6810
A ceremony to honor Veterans.
Admission: Free
Nov. 12, 2014 - Nov. 15, 2014 Dance in Concert
Dunham Hall Theater | 6 Hairpin Dr. | Edwardsville, IL 62025 | 618-650-2774
Come join in the 45th year for DIC! A body in motion tends to stay in motion! No truer words could be spoken about SIUE alumni and faculty dancers and their love of dance. Celebrate the poetic beauty of the human body through the interpretive lens of some of the most creative choreographers today! http://www.siue.edu/artsandsciences/theater/Season14-15.shtml
Admission: $10-$12
Nov. 13, 2014 - Nov. 13, 2014 "Expect Delays" Red Carpet Premiere and Film Screening
The Lincoln Theater | 103 E. Main St. | Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-213-6574
Join us for some extra holiday fun at the Lincoln Theatre for the Red Carpet Premiere of Expect Delays, an independent feature film from the creators of Belleville shot right here in Southern Illinois. Arrive at 6:30 for the Pre-Show and Red Carpet for your chance to meet the cast and crew, and stay for the 7:30 screening. Tickets available through www.expectdelaysmovie.com or www.lincolntheatre-belleville.com. Did we mention this is a Christmas movie?
Admission: Admission Charged
Nov. 13, 2014 - Nov. 13, 2014 Aladdin & the Musical Lamp
Community Arts Center | Centralia, IL 62801 | 618-532-2951
Nov. 14, 2014 - Nov. 14, 2014 "Expect Delays" Screening
St. Paul's United Church of Christ | 115 W. B St. | Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-213-6574
Join us for two special holiday screenings of the film Expect Delays, a Christmas movie shot right here in Southern Illinois. Arrive at 6:30 on November 14 and 15 and enjoy the pre-show where you will have the opportunity to meet cast and crew members, and stay for the screenings at 7:30. The film is appropriate for anyone ages 12 and up.
Admission: Admission Charged
Nov. 14, 2014 - Nov. 15, 2014 Olde Tyme Christmas
Downtown | Vandalia, IL 62471 | 618-283-2728
Christmas in Vandalia! Come Downtown and start your Christmas Shopping early. There will be carolers, Mr. & Mrs. Clause and more!
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Nov. 15, 2014 - Nov. 15, 2014 Fall Into Scrapbooking
Gateway Center | 1 Gateway Dr. | Collinsville, IL 62234 | 618-395-8998
www.fallintoscrapbooking.com
Admission: $30
Nov. 15, 2014 - Nov. 15, 2014 Monroe County Welcome Center Scavenger Hunt
Monroe County Welcome Center | 6 Gall Rd. | Columbia, IL 62236 | 618-281-8821
A fun-filled hunt through the magical towns of Monroe County. The event is not a race, but a joyful journey. Many prizes and giveaways!
Admission: $10
Nov. 15, 2014 - Nov. 15, 2014 WNOI Holiday Bazaar
Floyd Henson Junior High School | Flora, IL 62839 | 618-662-8313
Nov. 15, 2014 - Nov. 15, 2014 Speaker Bill Nunes
Glen Carbon Historic Museum | 124 School Street | Glen Carbon, IL 62034 | (618)288-7271
Bill Nunes will speak about about local prohibition bootlegger Buster Wortman as well as World War II.
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Nov. 15, 2014 - Nov. 15, 2014 Leu Civic Center 2014 Vendor and Craft Fair
Mascoutah Sportsmens Club | 1535 North County Rd. | Mascoutah, IL 62258 | 618-830-4359
Begin your holiday shopping with unique gifts for everyone on your list.
Nov. 15, 2014 - Nov. 15, 2014 Holiday Craft Bazaar
Fayette County Hospital | 7th & Taylor St. | Vandalia, IL 62471 | (618)283-1231
Crafts, food and lunch!
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Admission: Free Admission
Nov. 15, 2014 - Nov. 16, 2014 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
Nov. 15, 2014 - Nov. 16, 2014 Craft Show
The Holiday Motel | 1300 South West | Olney, IL 62450 | 618-292-5664
There will be wood crafts, scented jellies, spices, jewelry, quilters, knitting, Signature Home Style, wooden flowers, Tupperware and much, much more!
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Nov. 17, 2014 - Nov. 17, 2014 Saint Louis Symphony Mondays
The Hett | 701 College Rd. | Lebanon, IL 62254 | 618-537-6863
An exquisite concert experience features smaller chamber ensembles of Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra musicians. For more information visit www.thehett.com
Admission: Free
Nov. 20, 2014 - Nov. 20, 2014 Holiday Open House
Eckert's Country Store & Farms | 951 S. Green Mount Rd. | Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-233-0513
Kick off the holiday season with Eckert's Holiday Open House. Fun for the whole family begins at 5:00 p.m. with plenty of samples, wine tastings, cookie decorating and face painting. Eckert's culinary team will share recipes and tips for easy entertaining during the holidays. Register to win their signature holiday gift baskets and meet Santa himself.
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Nov. 20, 2014 - Nov. 20, 2014 Diva Night
Main Street | Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-233-2015
It's a girls night out with shops open, prizes and a party.
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Admission: $5
Nov. 20, 2014 - 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
Nov. 21, 2014 - Nov. 21, 2014 Frauenabend
Maeystown, IL 62256 | 618-580-5875
Enjoy an evening just for the ladies! Frauenabend, or Ladies Night Out, will feature unique dining, shopping and pampering for the holidays. Vici's Front Porch and Tea Garden will be open for dinner during the event, with dining from 4:30-8:30 p.m. The Maeystown General Store will offer private label food samplings, the Village Kaffeehaus will feature its Smooth Brew and teas, the Sweet Shoppe will offer discounts on teapots, Georgia Mae's Antiques will offer discounts on select items and the Preservation Society Museum will be open for visitors.
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Nov. 21, 2014 - Nov. 21, 2014 Lighted Parade
Red Bud, IL 62278 | (618)282-2315
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Nov. 21, 2014 - Nov. 23, 2014 Victorian Holiday Weekend
W. St. Louis St. | Lebanon, IL 62254 | 618-537-8420
The Victorian Holiday Weekend includes the lighting of the buildings along West St. Louis Street, music, caroling, food, carriage rides, children activities and Father Christmas. The shops will be open so you can start marking-off your Christmas shopping list.
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Admission: Free
Nov. 21, 2014 - Nov. 23, 2014 Zion UCC Festival of Trees
New Baden Civic Center | 100 E. Birch St. | New Baden, IL 62265 | 618-588-3813
The New Baden Civic Center will be transformed with over 20 uniquely decorated Christmas trees, designed by New Baden businesses, organizations and individuals. Each evening will have live entertainment and the Sweet Shoppe. Families can enjoy a pancake breakfast with Santa on Saturday.
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Nov. 21, 2014 - Dec. 13, 2014 White County Christmas
Downtown Carmi | Carmi, IL 62821 | 618-382-7606
It's a White County Christmas featuring a Chocolate Tasting on November 21, Reindeer Run 5K and Festival of Trees on November 22 and Craft Shows on November 29 and December 13.
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Nov. 21, 2014 - 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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Nov. 21, 2014 - 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
Nov. 21, 2014 - 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)
Nov. 21, 2014 - 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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Nov. 22, 2014 - Nov. 22, 2014 Beer Pairing Dinner
Hidden Lake Winery | 10580 Wellen Rd. | Aviston, IL 62216 | 618-228-9111
Schlafly Beer paired with a five course meal.
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Admission: Admission Charged
Nov. 22, 2014 - Nov. 22, 2014 Girls Day Out
National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows | 442 S. De Mazenod Dr. | Belleville, IL 62223 | 618-397-6700
Jump start your Christmas shopping and enjoy lots of fun at the Shrine's Girls Day Out! With a multitude of vendors, and so much more, this exciting event has something for girls of all ages!
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Admission: Free
Nov. 22, 2014 - Nov. 22, 2014 Art and Wine Walk
Downtown Belleville | Belleville, IL | 618-233-2015
Join us in Downtown Belleville in celebration of one of the greatest pairings of all time: Art and Wine.
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Nov. 22, 2014 - Nov. 22, 2014 Santa's Holiday Avenue Parade & Chili Cook-Off
2000 Edison Ave. | Granite City, IL 62040 | 618-876-1076
Large holiday parade with over 100 entries followed by Chili Cook-Off and vendor festival. There will be St. Louis food trucks and local vendors as well as arts, crafts, jewelry and much more. Free stuff for the kids, face painting, pony rides, giant blow-up slide, bouncy house and train rides. For more information visit www.granitecity.illinois.gov
Admission: Free Admission
Nov. 22, 2014 - Nov. 22, 2014 Lighted Christmas Parade & Open House
Downtown | Grayville, IL 62844 | 618-375-7158
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Nov. 22, 2014 - Nov. 22, 2014 Holiday Happenings
Red Bud, IL 62278 | 618-282-3505
A full day of fun is on the menu with a chili cook-off and deer sausage competition, trolley rides, home tour and taste of Red Bud and make sure you don't miss Santa's arrival to town at noon!
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Nov. 22, 2014 - Nov. 22, 2014 Christmas Open House
Red Bud Area Museum | 116 East Market | Red Bud, IL 62278 | 618-282-2491
The museum will feature an old time Christmas display with hundreds of items that have been donated to the museum. It will be held in conjunction with the Chamber's Holiday Happenings that day.
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Nov. 22, 2014 - Nov. 23, 2014 The Nutcracker Suite Ballet & Concert
Scottish Rite Bodies Cathedral | 1549 Frank Scott Parkway West | Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-277-1371
Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite performed by the Belleville Philharmonic Orchestra and Belleville School of Ballet featuring artists from The American Ballet Theater.
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Nov. 22, 2014 - Nov. 23, 2014 Holiday Hunt
Columbia, IL 62236 | 618-281-7144
Hunting weekend for the guys...HOLIDAY HUNT weekend for the girls. Hunt for fabulous Thanksgiving and Christmas deals and great prizes.
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Admission: Free Admission
Nov. 22, 2014 - 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.
Nov. 26, 2014 - Nov. 26, 2014 Way of Lights Walk
National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows | 442 S. DeMazenod Dr. | Belleville, IL 62223 | 618-210-0633
5K, 10K, or 20K walks through the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows while the Way of Lights illuminates the walking trails. A breath taking experience for all. Walk, jog or run at your own pace. Pets welcome but must be leashed and owner responsible for cleanup. Please bring a flashlight as it will be dark on some of the trails. Wheel chair and stroller accessible with some difficulty on the hills.
Nov. 27, 2014 - Nov. 27, 2014 Thanksgiving Brunch
Bretz Wildlife Lodge & Winery | 15469 State Rte. 127 | Carlyle, IL 62231 | 618-594-8830

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Nov. 27, 2014 - Nov. 27, 2014 Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk
Musgrove Park | 406 Florence Ave. | Olney, IL 62450 | 618-393-8269
Sign up for this fun run just in time to work off some of the calories from Thanksgiving dinner.
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Nov. 27, 2014 - Nov. 29, 2014 Christmas on the Square
Downtown Waterloo | 100 S. Main St. | Waterloo, IL 62298 | 618-939-5300
Enjoy an old-fashioned Christmas weekend in Waterloo! Shopping specials all weekend long, visit all participating merchants to be entered in a drawing to win great prizes. Saturday night is the GLOW Holiday Lighted Parade. There will also be music at the bandstand, beautiful holiday lamp post decorations, carriage rides, Santa and so much more!
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Admission: Free
Nov. 27, 2014 - 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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Nov. 27, 2014 - 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
Nov. 28, 2014 - Nov. 28, 2014 Santa Claus Parade & Lighting of the Fountain
Downtown Belleville | 17 W. Main St. to Oak St. | Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-910-0419
Come welcome Santa to Belleville for the largest holiday parade in Southern Illinois with 100 parade floats, marching bands and dance groups. Then see the Fountain come to Christmas life!
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Nov. 28, 2014 - Nov. 28, 2014 Lighted Christmas Parade
Downtown Square | 907 Main St. | Highland, IL 62249 | 618-654-3721
This annual holiday parade culminates with the official lighting of the Downtown Square where musicians, Madrigal singers, carriage rides, hot chocolate, kettle corn and Santa himself await visitors.
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Admission: Free
Nov. 28, 2014 - Nov. 29, 2014 Christmas Candlelight Tours
1820 Col. Benjamin Stephenson House | 409 S. Buchanan | Edwardsville, IL 62025 | 618-692-1818
Come experience Christmas at the Colonel Benjamin Stephenson House. The customs of the 1820s will surround guests as Father Christmas and his mischievous brother Rupert, entertain children and adults alike. Historically garbed docents throughout the house as guests take a self-guided tour through the festively adorned rooms.
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Admission: $10 Adults $5 Children
Nov. 28, 2014 - Nov. 29, 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
Nov. 28, 2014 - Nov. 29, 2014 2014 Basketball Capital Classic
2200 James St. | Lawrenceville, IL 62439 | 618-943-3516
This is the 26th year for the Basektball Capital Classic. There are 8 teams and play happens at both county high schools; Red Hill High School and Lawrenceville High School. The teams are from Marshall, Mt. Carmel, Teutopolis, Olney, Fairfield and Pinckneyville.
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Admission: Admission Charged
Nov. 28, 2014 - Nov. 30, 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
Nov. 28, 2014 - Nov. 30, 2014 Art & Craft Fall Fair
Belle-Clair Expo Center | 200 S. Belt E. | Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-233-0052
There will be over 400 exhibitors featuring crafts, holiday items, gifts, jewelry, decorations and much more.
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Admission: Admission Charge
Nov. 28, 2014 - Nov. 30, 2014 Fall Indian Market Days
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site | 30 Ramey St. | Collinsville, IL 62234 | 618-346-5160
Purchase holiday gift items made by Native American artists and crafters; jewelry, paintings, baskets, pottery, weaving, herbals, bronze work and more.
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Admission: Free Admission
Nov. 28, 2014 - Nov. 30, 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
Nov. 28, 2014 - Nov. 30, 2014 Christmas Walk
Market St. and 3rd St. | Downtown | Waterloo, IL 62298 | 618-939-5300
Visit the quaint specialty shops in the historic area of Waterloo for great specials. Santa arrives to his Santa Hut at the courthouse square, the downtown lamp posts are decorated and free carriage rides are available. Don't miss the parade on Friday!
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Nov. 28, 2014 - 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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Nov. 28, 2014 - 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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Nov. 28, 2014 - 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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Nov. 28, 2014 - 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
Nov. 28, 2014 - 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
Nov. 28, 2014 - 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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Nov. 28, 2014 - 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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Nov. 28, 2014 - 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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Nov. 29, 2014 - Nov. 29, 2014 Christmas Parade & Fireworks
Breese, IL 62230 | 618-526-7731
The parade begins at 6:00 p.m. the line-up starts by the tracks on North Main and travels to the park where we will welcome Santa as he lights up the park!
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Nov. 29, 2014 - Nov. 29, 2014 It's a White County Christmas Lighted Christmas Parade
Main & Main Cross Streets | Carmi, IL 62821 | 618-382-7606
A lighted Christmas parade welcomes Santa to town. The parade will be immediately followed by the tree lighting.
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Admission: Free
Nov. 29, 2014 - Nov. 29, 2014 "Come Home for Christmas"
Downtown Greenville | Greenville, IL 62246 | 618-664-9272
You don't have to live here to enjoy our Christmas caroling, the Courthouse lighting ceremony, a visit from Santa Claus, Christmas tree decorating, demonstrations, train displays and children's activities. Make us your home for a day.
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Nov. 29, 2014 - Nov. 29, 2014 Christmas Parade
Market St. | Mt. Carmel, IL 62863 | 618-262-5116
Themed lighted Christmas parade. This year's theme is "A Christmas Story."
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Admission: Freed Admission
Nov. 29, 2014 - Nov. 29, 2014 Santa Saturday
Nashville, IL | (618)327-3700
Santa arrives with carriage rides and prizes for all. FREE matinees are held at the historical State Theatre with window decorating contests, caroling and many sales.
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Nov. 29, 2014 - Nov. 29, 2014 Christmas Parade
O'Fallon, IL 62269 | 618-624-4500
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Nov. 29, 2014 - Nov. 29, 2014 City of Olney Christmas Parade
Downtown | Olney, IL 62450 | 618-395-7302
Don't miss the sights and sounds of Christmas during the Olney Christmas Parade. Santa will be making his grand entrance to Olney.
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Admission: Free Admission
Nov. 29, 2014 - Nov. 29, 2014 GLOW Lighted Holiday Parade
Downtown Waterloo | Main Street | Waterloo, IL 62298 | 618-939-7433
Come out to see all the wonderfully lit up Christmas themed parade floats!
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Nov. 29, 2014 - Nov. 30, 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
Nov. 29, 2014 - Nov. 30, 2014 The Great American Train Show
Gateway Center | 1 Gateway Dr. | Collinsville, IL 62234 | 618-345-8998
This show features operating model railroads, train dealers, collectors, hands-on exhibits, demonstrations, workshops and much more! There is a train for kids to ride on as well. It's a great way to spend the day whether you are an avid modeler or just looking for fun and an interesting day out with the family.
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Admission: Admission Charged
Nov. 29, 2014 - 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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Nov. 29, 2014 - 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
Nov. 30, 2014 - Nov. 30, 2014 Tails, Trails & Twinkles
National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows | 442 S. De Mazenod Dr. | Belleville, IL 62223 | 618-397-6700
Bring your canine friends to enjoy a walk through the lights with Scotty leading the way. All walkers are welcome - dogs must be on leashes. Sorry pet lovers, dogs only! Enjoy refreshments, music and pet blessings. Sponsored by Scott Credit Union. Barket and Expo begins at 4pm - Walk begins at 5:30pm
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Admission: Free
Nov. 30, 2014 - Nov. 30, 2014 Quilt Cash Bingo
1003 Olive St. | Evansville, IL 62242 | 618-853-4435
Bingo games and quilts.
Nov. 30, 2014 - Nov. 30, 2014 Cantus: All is Calm
The Hett | 701 College Rd. | Lebanon, IL 62254 | 618-537-6863
Recall the remarkable events of December 1914, when German and Allied soldiers met in no man's land for a Christmas truce in the midst of World War I. Using new arrangements of European carols and war songs for acappella voices, Cantus returns to the Hett, joined by the actors of Theatre Latte Da, to bring this moving moment in history to life. For more information visit www.thehett.com
Admission: Call or visit website for ticket information.
Dec. 1, 2014 - 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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Dec. 2, 2014 - Dec. 2, 2014 Dinner with Santa
Red Bud Winery | 1524 State Rt. 3 | Red Bud, IL 62278 | 618-282-9463
Dec. 2, 2014 - Dec. 6, 2014 Far Away and A Number (Two, One-Act Plays)
Dunham Hall Theater | 6 Hairpin Dr. | Edwardsville, IL 62025 | 618-650-2774
Two one-act plays by British playwright Caryl Churchill: Far & Away is a story of a dystopian future where civilization has slipped backwards into an Orwellian barbarism. More specifically, it is about the fear imposed by a government upon its citizens. This fear permeates the work from the smuggling of people by Joan's uncle to the public march of death for prisoners of the government. The second play, A Number, addresses the concept we hold of ourselves about how unique and individualistic we all are. But how would we feel if we discovered that there was more than one of us? That we were one of many: maybe not even the original, but one of the clones? http://www.siue.edu/artsandsciences/theater/Season14-15.shtml
Admission: $10-$12
Dec. 3, 2014 - Dec. 3, 2014 Mike Williamson Christmas Concert
Lincoln Theatre | 103 E. Main St. | Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-233-0018
A Christmas concert performed Mike Williamson Production.
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Admission: Admission Charged
Dec. 4, 2014 - Dec. 4, 2014 Storytelling with Mrs. Claus
Bretz Wildlife Lodge & Winery | 15469 State Rte. 127 | Carlyle, IL 62231 | 618-594-8830
An Enchanted evening with Mrs. Claus from 6:00p-7:00pm. Children get the opportunity to hear exciting Holiday Stories from Mrs. Claus. Special activities are planned on this Magical evening that leads to Santa coming to town!!
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Dec. 5, 2014 - Dec. 5, 2014 Breakfast with Santa at Dinner-time
Eckert's Country Store & Farms | 951 S. Green Mount Rd. | Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-233-0513
Join us for breakfast with Santa on the farm at dinner-time! We know some of you just aren't morning people, so we are now offering Breakfast with Santa in the evening. Children can tell Santa their Christmas wishes. Santa has a special gift for each child. We will capture the moment in a photo of your child with Santa. Reservations suggested.
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Admission: $15/child $12/adult
Dec. 5, 2014 - Dec. 5, 2014 Christmas in Carlyle Parade & Fireworks
Carlyle, IL 62231 | 618-594-2468
The Christmas Season in Carlyle kicks off with a parade and fireworks.
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Dec. 5, 2014 - Dec. 5, 2014 A New Holiday Moosical
Kaskaskia College Jane Knight Auditorium | 27210 College Rd. | Centralia, IL 62801 | 618-545-3223
Mooseltoe: A New Moosical, tells the story of our young hero, Mooseltoe, when he leaves his mother, father and sister to follow his dream of learning to fly so that he can help pull Santa's sleigh on Christmas Eve. Featuring sixteen unforgettable larger-than-life costumed characters including three snobby penguins, a snowman and a fat walrus named Willy, plus Santa and his two elves, Mooseltoe is a holiday treat for the whole family.
Admission: $17 Adult $10 Youth
Dec. 5, 2014 - Dec. 5, 2014 Christmas Tree Lighting
Downtown | 307 E. Main St. | Collinsville, IL 62234 | 618-558-1372
At 6 p.m. join Santa and his carolers for the annual Town Tree Lighting.
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Dec. 5, 2014 - Dec. 5, 2014 Lighted Christmas Parade
Main & 2nd St. | Mascoutah, IL 62258 | 618-566-7355
The 3rd annual Lighted Christmas Parade is a family centered event that welcomes Santa to Mascoutah with lighted floats, caroling and bands. The parade begins at Main & 2nd St. and proceeds east on Main to Lebanon St.
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Admission: Free
Dec. 5, 2014 - Dec. 5, 2014 Christmas Uptown
Market St. between 3rd & 5th Streets | Mt. Carmel, IL 62863 | 618-262-5116
The Retail Merchants Committee of Wabash County presents Christmas Uptown; a festive evening of family fun to kick-off the Christmas season! Join us in uptown Mt. Carmel for carriage rides, pictures with Santa, story time with Mrs. Claus, craft vendors, merchant specials and so much more!
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Dec. 5, 2014 - Dec. 5, 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. 5, 2014 - Dec. 5, 2014 Christmas in My Hometown
Downtown | Salem, IL | 618-548-2222
Dec. 5, 2014 - Dec. 6, 2014 Caseyville Fire Auxiliary Mouse House
Caseyville Community Building | 909 S. Main | Caseyville, IL 62232 | 618-345-6256
The Annual Mouse House provides and area for children to shop. All gifts are $1 and are gift wrapped. Pictures with Santa are $4. There's food and shopping for adults.
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Admission: Free Admission
Dec. 5, 2014 - Dec. 6, 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. 5, 2014 - Dec. 6, 2014 A Very Vintage Christmas
Madison County Fairgrounds | 2025 Park Hill Dr. | Highland, IL 62249 | 918-850-8544
Urban style meets country vintage at this upscale vintage-inspired indoor/outdoor market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor and more. stlouis.vintagemarketdays.com
Admission: $5-$10
Dec. 5, 2014 - Dec. 7, 2014 Dog Show
Belle-Clair Expo Center | 200 S. Belt E. | Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-233-0052
Edwardsville Kennel Club Show and canine related merchandise.
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Dec. 5, 2014 - Dec. 7, 2014 Clinton County Showcase Presents: Christmas Belles
Avon Theater | 525 N. 2nd St. | Breese, IL 62230
A church Christmas program spins hilariously out of control in this Southern farce about squabbling sisters, family secrets, a surly Santa, a vengeful sheep and a reluctant Elvis impersonator.
Dec. 5, 2014 - Dec. 7, 2014 Bethlehem Revisited
First Christian Church of Carmi | 504 Bohleber Dr. | Carmi, IL 62821 | 618-382-7081
A walk-through village. Experience Mary and Joseph receiving their good news from the angels. See the village of Bethlehem as it was on that first Christmas night. Follow the shepherds and magi as they make their way to find the newborn King. The Bethlehem Revisited experience is doubling in size this year with new characters and scenes.
Admission: Free
Dec. 5, 2014 - Dec. 7, 2014 Christmas on the River
1331 Swanwick St. | Chester, IL 62233 | 618-826-1430
This year's theme is All Aboard the Polar Express. The bell still rings for those who truly believe. Enjoy a lighted parade, craft show, quilt show, carriage rides and more!
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Dec. 5, 2014 - Dec. 7, 2014 The Nutcracker
The Wildey Theater | Edwardsville, IL 62025 | 618-691-8506
Turning Pointe Academy of Dance will bring The Nutcracker to the Wildey Theatre. For more information visit turningpointacademy.net
Dec. 5, 2014 - Dec. 7, 2014 Madrigal Performance
O'Fallon Township High School | O'Fallon, IL 62269 | 618-624-4500
If you aren't in the holiday mood, this amazing show will get you there. Acapella holiday vocal performance, jesters, queen and king and much, much more!
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Dec. 5, 2014 - 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
Dec. 5, 2014 - 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
Dec. 5, 2014 - 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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Dec. 6, 2014 - Dec. 6, 2014 Women of the Moose Craft Show & Sale
Downtown Albion | Albion, IL 62863 | 618-445-2355
Women of the Moose welcome craft venders from the Edwards County area to display and sell a wide array of crafts including woodworking, doll clothes, candles, and many other items.
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Dec. 6, 2014 - Dec. 6, 2014 Bicentennial Gingerbread 5K
Downtown Belleville | 510 W. Main St. | Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-233-1416
Run with the Gingerbread man through the festive streets of downtown Belleville, and celebrate Belleville's Bicentennial!
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Dec. 6, 2014 - Dec. 6, 2014 Breakfast with Santa
Lindenwood University | 2600 W. Main St. | Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-239-6033
Enjoy a pancake breakfast, souvenir photo, holiday crafts and visit with Santa and receive a gift from him and his elves.
Admission: $10 per person
Dec. 6, 2014 - Dec. 6, 2014 Visit With St. Nick
Jarrot Mansion | 124 E. 1st | Cahokia, IL 62206 | 618-332-1782
St. Nicholas will be greeting all the children inside the historic Jarrot Mansion on his feast day. Come celebrate a historic Christmas past in the French Colonial tradition.
Admission: Free
Dec. 6, 2014 - Dec. 6, 2014 Breakfast with Santa
Bretz Wildlife Lodge & Winery | 15469 State Rte. 127 | Carlyle, IL 62231 | 618-594-8830
An Enchanted morning with Santa & Mrs. Claus from 8:00a-11:00a. Photo opportunities abound as children get the opportunity to sit on Santas lap, eat a scrumptious buffet meal, and hear exciting Holiday Stories from Mrs. Claus. Special activities are planned on this Magical morning to bring in the Holiday season!
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Dec. 6, 2014 - Dec. 6, 2014 Breakfast with Santa
Carmi, IL | 618-382-7606
Dec. 6, 2014 - Dec. 6, 2014 Lunch With Santa
Centralia Recreation Complex | 115 East Second Street | Centralia, IL 62801 | 618-532-3214
Make reservations for the kids to have lunch with Santa.
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Admission: $5 per person
Dec. 6, 2014 - Dec. 6, 2014 Collinsville Holiday House Tour
414 W. Main St. | Collinsville, IL 62234 | 618-558-1372
The Collinsville Main Street Community Association cordially invites you to experience some of Collinsvilles finest festively decorated homes as fellow residents have decked their halls and will open their doors for guests from 2pm  8pm. Participants will begin the tour at one of Collinsvilles most notable historic landmark homes, the Blum House. The stately, two-story home was built by the internationally-known Blum Bell Factory founder J. Henry Blum circa 1906 and is located at 414 West Main Street. Here participants will pick up their informational packet before embarking on the self-guided tour.
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Admission: Tickets are $10
Dec. 6, 2014 - Dec. 6, 2014 Bright Night Christmas Parade
Main St. | Columbia, IL 62236 | 618-281-7144
Historic Main Street will be shining bright and filled with the cheerful sounds of the Holidays. Join us, and Santa, after the parade at Turner Hall for the annual Christmas Social.
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Admission: Free
Dec. 6, 2014 - Dec. 6, 2014 Lighted Christmas Parade
Fairfield, IL 62837 | 618-842-6116
Come see the spectacular Christmas floats and sensational marching bands.
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Dec. 6, 2014 - Dec. 6, 2014 Hospital Auxiliary Holiday Bazaar
Free Methodist Church | 1367 E. State Rt. 140 | Greenville, IL 62246 | 618-664-9272
This annual event features homemade crafts, food, candy, cookies, music and more.
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Dec. 6, 2014 - Dec. 6, 2014 Native American/French Celebration
207 First St. | Kaskaskia, IL 63673 | 618-826-2667
A reenactment of Native American Heritage/French culture using Indian and English language.
Admission: Free
Dec. 6, 2014 - Dec. 6, 2014 Neoga Christmas Business Walk
Neoga, IL 62447 | 217-895-3237
Visitors get the opportunity to explore the variety of businesses in downtown Neoga. Each participating business will welcome visitors with specials and/or refreshments and door prizes. Even Santa plans to attend and visit with everyone.
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Dec. 6, 2014 - Dec. 6, 2014 Red Hill Craft Show
Lawrence County 4-H Center | U.S. 50 | Sumner, IL 62466 | 618-843-7138
There are many handmade holiday items for sale, vendors, food and more!
Dec. 6, 2014 - Dec. 6, 2014 Community Christmas Concert
Bethel Baptist Church | Hwy 185 | Vandalia, IL 62471 | (618)267-2644
Annual Christmas Concert featuring talent from several churches in Fayette County.
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Dec. 6, 2014 - Dec. 6, 2014 Rotary Christmas Parade
Vandalia, IL 62471 | 618-283-1152
The parade route will begin at 7th street and proceed on Gallatin to 4th Street.
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Dec. 6, 2014 - Dec. 6, 2014 Breakfast with Santa
St. James Lutheran Church | Vandalia, IL 62471 | 618-283-4042
Start the morning off with Santa having a tasty breakfast. Afterwards watch the parade.
Admission: $5 per child
Dec. 6, 2014 - Dec. 7, 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. 6, 2014 - Dec. 7, 2014 Christmas in the Barn
Rainbow Ranch Petting Zoo & Exotic Farm | 9906 IL 15 | Nashville, IL 62263 | 618-424-7979
Stop in to see the cows, sheep, donkeys, camel and other farm animals that are waiting for the Baby Jesus to be born.
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Dec. 6, 2014 - Dec. 7, 2014 Country Christmas Stroll & House Tour
Throughout town and 606 Front Street | Okawville, IL 62271 | 618-243-5694
Stroll the activities throughout town - includes a craft fair, "Festival of Trees" display, and flea market/vendor show. The House Tour includes area homes and a church. Museum sites open and decorated surrey rides available (weather permitting). Breakfast with Santa will be at 9am on Saturday.
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Admission: Free
Dec. 7, 2014 - Dec. 7, 2014 Christmas as Willoughby
Willoughby Farm | 631 Willoughby Ln. | Collinsville, IL 62234 | 618-346-7529
See a new side of Willoughby Farm: decorated for the holidays! Visitors will sip hot cider or hot chocolate and nibble on holiday sweet treats while visiting with Santa Claus in the farm house. Remember to bring your camera to snap a photo of Santa with your little one. Join un in the Bank Barn for a holiday sing-along while guests make ornaments to take home. From 1-4 p.m.
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Dec. 7, 2014 - Dec. 7, 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. 7, 2014 - Dec. 7, 2014 Lights in the Park
9 S. Monroe | Freeburg, IL 62243 | 618-539-5545
The beautiful light display will be turned on for the holiday season. To help celebrate, Santa will be on hand to visit as well as Christmas carols being sung.
Admission: Free
Dec. 7, 2014 - Dec. 7, 2014 Breakfast with Santa
Highland Masonic Temple | 721 9th Street | Highland, IL 62249 | 618-654-2227
Make reservations to share breakfast with Santa and receive a treat!
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Dec. 7, 2014 - Dec. 7, 2014 Old Fashion German Christmas
Maeystown, IL 62256 | 618-580-5875
Participate in a traditional German holiday with music, food, carriage rides, shopping and more.
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Dec. 7, 2014 - Dec. 7, 2014 Weihnachtsfest Parade
Millstadt, IL 62260 | 618-476-1514
St. Nicholas arrives in the parade that begins at noon. For more information visit www.villageofmillstadt.org
Dec. 7, 2014 - Dec. 7, 2014 Millstadt Weihnachtsfest {German Christmas Festival}
St. James Parish Center | 423 West Madison (One block south of Hwy 158) | Millstadt, IL 62260 | 618-476-1812
Come to our Christmas Festival celebrating Millstadt's German heritage! This event features an arts and crafts fair, German food (bratwurst, potato pancakes, etc.) and beverages, the Holiday Cookie Walk, and musical entertainment (including German folk music provided by the Waterloo German Band). St. Nikolaus arrives in a parade at noon. Children are invited to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
Admission: Free
Dec. 7, 2014 - Dec. 7, 2014 The Musical Spirit of Christmas
Wabash Valley Community College | Mt. Carmel, IL | 618-263-5124
For more information visit iecc.edu
Dec. 7, 2014 - Dec. 7, 2014 LaFete de Noel
American Legion Hall | Henry Street | Prairie du Rocher, IL 62277 | 618-284-7308
Vendor shopping, visit from Santa, food, prizes & fun. From 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Dec. 7, 2014 - Dec. 7, 2014 Christmas in St. Elmo
Main St. | St. Elmo, IL 62458 | 618-829-3319
St. Elmo will kick-off Christmas with a parade of lights and tree lighting, concessions will be available.
Dec. 7, 2014 - Dec. 7, 2014 Live Nativity
Village Square | West Salem, IL 62476 | 618-456-8808
The Live Nativity is a community effort of the West Salem churches and is held on the Square with a chili supper at the Community Center.
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Dec. 8, 2014 - Dec. 9, 2014 United States Air Force Band of MidAmerican
The Hett | 701 College Rd. | Lebanon, IL 62254 | 618-537-6863
The popular holiday concert by the musical ambassadors of Headquarters Air Mobility Command at Scott Air Force Base returns on two nights again this year. Always a crown favorite! For more information visit www.thehett.com
Admission: Free
Dec. 11, 2014 - Dec. 11, 2014 New Odyssey Christmas: 3 Guys, 30 Instruments
Wabash Valley College | Mt. Carmel, IL | 618-263-5124
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Dec. 11, 2014 - Dec. 12, 2014 Las Mañanitas
National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows | 442 S. De Mazenod Dr. | Belleville, IL 62223 | 618-397-6279
This event celebrates the feast of the Virgin of Guadalupe with Mexican decorations, serenades, dancers, flowers, and prayers beginning at 9pm and culminates with holy mass (in Spanish) at midnight. The community gathers after mass for breakfast with Mexican pastries, other foods and hot chocolate.
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Admission: Free
Dec. 11, 2014 - Dec. 14, 2014 8th Annual Christmas Carol
Granite City High School Performing Arts Center | 3101 Madison Ave. | Granite City, IL 62040 | 618-451-5808
For ticket information or additional information email john.manoogian@gcsd9.net.
Dec. 12, 2014 - Dec. 12, 2014 Santa Visits Greenup
Municipal Building | Greenup, IL 62428 | 217-849-2000
Santa will be a the Greenup Municipal Building from 6-8 p.m.
Dec. 12, 2014 - Dec. 12, 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. 12, 2014 - Dec. 13, 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. 12, 2014 - Dec. 14, 2014 Country Treasures Craft Show
Belle-Clair Expo Center | 200 S. Belt E. | Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-233-0052
This craft show features handcrafted furniture, florals, jewelry, wearable art, candles and more.
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Admission: $3 Admission
Dec. 12, 2014 - Dec. 14, 2014 Clinton County Showcase Presents: Christmas Belles
Avon Theater | 525 N. 2nd St. | Breese, IL 62230
A church Christmas program spins hilariously out of control in this Southern farce about squabbling sisters, family secrets, a surly Santa, a vengeful sheep and a reluctant Elvis impersonator.
Dec. 12, 2014 - Dec. 14, 2014 A Christmas Carol
The Looking Glass Playhouse | 301 W. St. Louis St. | Lebanon, IL 62254 | 618-537-4962
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Dec. 12, 2014 - Dec. 14, 2014 Christmas with Dickens
Lebanon, IL 62254 | 618-537-8420
Enjoy shopping, carolers and characters from "A Christmas Carol" while strolling the streets.
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Dec. 13, 2014 - Dec. 13, 2014 Gingerbread Cookie Walk
Main St. | Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-277-0830
Walk Illinois' longest Main Street and stroll through quaint shops and great eateries while collecting holiday cookies. Register to walk and purchase cookie bags to carry your cookies along the 5K and 10K marked trails. www.illinois-trekker.org
Dec. 13, 2014 - Dec. 13, 2014 Christmas Spectacular
Four Points by Sheraton | 319 Fountains Pkwy. | Fairview Heights, IL 62208 | 618-489-2040
Come join us & see Santa Claus. Games, balloon twisting, carolers, face painting, pictures of your little angel & Santa and will be available for sale.
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Admission: Free
Dec. 13, 2014 - Dec. 13, 2014 Museum Open House
Heritage Museum | 124 School St. | Glen Carbon, IL 62034 | 618-288-7271
Come and see all the wonderful things that the Heritage Museum has and join in for a Christmas sing-along with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
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Dec. 13, 2014 - Dec. 13, 2014 Travel Back to Bethlehem
Beulah United Methodist Church | 6948 Sumner Road | Sumner, IL 62439 | 618-936-2325
Go through the beautifully decorated city of Sumner and follow the luminaries south to Beulah Church. Live biblical scenes portrayed for the last 2 miles including; Mary and Joseph headed towards Bethlehem, King Herod, shepherds guarding their flocks, live animals at the Live Nativity. Enjoy refreshments in the Fellowship Hall and live music in the Sanctuary.
Dec. 13, 2014 - Dec. 13, 2014 Mouse House
Toledo Christian Church | Toledo, IL 62468 | 217-849-2071
Children up to 12 years old can shop for holiday gifts at reasonable prices from 9-11 a.m. Children can visit with Santa at the Sumpter Township Library from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Dec. 13, 2014 - Dec. 13, 2014 Statehouse Christmas Open House
Vandalia Statehouse State Historic Site | 315 W. Gallatin St. | Vandalia, IL 62471 | 618-283-1161
The oldest surviving capitol building in Illinois is putting on its best holiday duds and throwing the doors open to the public. Visitors to the Vandalia Statehouse State Historic Site will find the building illuminated by more than 250 candles and trimmed with decorations appropriate to the 1840s, when a young Abraham Lincoln served there. Decorations include fresh greenery and fruits.
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Dec. 13, 2014 - Dec. 14, 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. 13, 2014 - Dec. 14, 2014 The Original Regional Gun & Knife Show
Gateway Center | 1 Gateway Dr. | Collinsville, IL 62234 | 618-345-8998
The Midwestern gun and knife dealers come together to display and sell a variety of antique and modern day guns and knives. All Illinois gun laws are adhered to when purchasing guns.
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Admission: $6 Admission
Dec. 13, 2014 - Dec. 14, 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. 13, 2014 - 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. 14, 2014 - Dec. 14, 2014 Christmas Wonders
St. Luke Catholic Church | Belleville, IL | 618-235-5600
The Chorale and Chamber Orchestra perform Rutter's Magnificat, Vivaldi's Gloria and favorites of the season - both sacred and secular. bellevillephilharmonic.org
Dec. 14, 2014 - Dec. 14, 2014 Candlelight House Tour
St. Clair County Historical Society | 701 E. Washington St. | Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-234-0600
Tour beautifully decorated holiday homes in the Belleville area.
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Dec. 14, 2014 - Dec. 14, 2014 Lorrie Morgan
Kaskaskia Colege Jane Knight Auditorium | 27210 College Rd. | Centralia, IL 62801 | 618-545-3223
Veteran recording artist and performer graces the country format with style, flair and undeniable talent. She'll perform her "Merry Christmas from London" album as well as traditional Christmas Songs and career hits.
Admission: $29 adult $18 youth
Dec. 14, 2014 - Dec. 14, 2014 Holiday Concert
Community Arts Center | Centralia, IL 62801 | 618-532-2951
Dec. 14, 2014 - Dec. 14, 2014 Christmas Celebration
1003 Olive Street | Evansville, IL 62242 | 618-853-4435
Dinner, cash raffle, country store, Christmas Flea Market
Admission: Free Admission
Dec. 14, 2014 - Dec. 15, 2014 The Glory of Christmas
St. Matthew United Methodist Church | 1200 Moreland Dr. | Belleville, IL 62223 | 618-397-5994
This musical drama includes 200 people encompassing choir, orchestra, drama troupe, horse drawn sleigh and parade of the wooden soldiers.
Dec. 16, 2014 - Dec. 16, 2014 OCC Community Choir Concert
Dr. John D. Stull Performing Arts Center | Olney, IL 62450
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Dec. 18, 2014 - Dec. 18, 2014 Diva Night
Main Street | Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-233-2015
It's a girls night out with shops open, prizes and a party.
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Admission: $5
Dec. 18, 2014 - Dec. 18, 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. 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 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 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 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


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