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Upcoming Events Dec 15 – Dec 22, 2017

There is plenty to do around the Holidays in our local communities of Columbia, Belleville, Smithton, Fairview Heights and just across the river in St. Louis.  Let us know what you think about these fun events.

Friday, Dec 15, 2017

ChristkindlMarkt

Bellevielle, IL – This open air German Christmas Market on Belleville’s Public Square features European vendors, German food and beverages, and entertainment and demonstrations.

Visit Santa on the Square

Belleville, IL – Sponsored by the Optimist Club of Belleville, Santa’s House (circa 1963) on the Public Square is a perfect location for Santa and Mrs. Claus for the holidays.

Free Horse-Drawn Trolly Ride

Belleville Il – View downtown shops and restaurants from a unique perspective. Enjoy a free, round trip trolley ride that takes you around the beautifully decorated Veterans Memorial Fountain and passes through the open air German Christmas Market. Your ride will take you past decorated windows and streetlights, all under a canopy of white lights.
The Trolley Stop is located in the first block of East Main Street. Trolley rides are Free and are offered on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Visit Santa at St. Clair Square

Fairview Heights, IL – Santa will hold court every day through Christmas Eve. Children can pose for photos or just visit and give him their wish lists.

Breakfast with Santa at Dinner-Time

Belleville, IL – Head to Eckert’s 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. The event is exactly like our traditional Breakfast with Santa…just at night! 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. Each child will also get their face painted and get to decorate a sugar cookie with frosting and sprinkles. Reservations are suggested. Breakfast will be provided from 5pm – 8pm. The meal includes: scrambled eggs, crisp bacon, biscuits and homemade sausage gravy. $15/child; $12/adult. For more information or reservations, call Eckert’s Restaurant at (618)310-1962.

Arch Winterfest

St. Louis, MO – The Gateway Arch Park Foundation and St. Louis Blues are teaming up again to bring an ice rink to downtown St. Louis! Winterfest at the Arch presented by Centene will remain open until January 1, 2018.www.ArchWinterfest.com for rink hours and info.

Live Music by Toast and Jam

Smithton, IL – Join Forrest from Toast & Jam, with special guests Bill Mueller and Durwood Hurst, at Mi Jalapeno Mexican Restaurant for some of your favorite music. Senior and Military discounts of 10%.

Saturday, Dec 16, 2017

St. Paul UCC Fair Trade Market

Columbia, IL – Jewelry, clothing, art, home decor, baskets, games for children, musical instruments. Finely crafted handmade items provide vital income to families around the world in need of adequate food, housing, education and medical care.

Visit with Santa

Columbia, IL – Santa visits with children & poses for pictures t Shoemaker School/Monroe County Welcome Center. (Bring your own camera). Children make a craft and take home a treat.

Breakfast with Santa

O’Fallon, IL – The O’Fallon Police Department will be hosting a Breakfast with Santa at Amelia V. Carriel Jr. High, 451 N. Seven Hills Road, O’Fallon, Illinois, on Saturday, December 16, 2017, from 8 – 11 a.m.

ChristkindlMarkt

Bellevielle, IL – This open air German Christmas Market on Belleville’s Public Square features European vendors, German food and beverages, and entertainment and demonstrations.

Visit Santa on the Square

Belleville, IL – Sponsored by the Optimist Club of Belleville, Santa’s House (circa 1963) on the Public Square is a perfect location for Santa and Mrs. Claus for the holidays.

Free Horse-Drawn Trolly Ride

Belleville Il – View downtown shops and restaurants from a unique perspective. Enjoy a free, round trip trolley ride that takes you around the beautifully decorated Veterans Memorial Fountain and passes through the open air German Christmas Market. Your ride will take you past decorated windows and streetlights, all under a canopy of white lights.
The Trolley Stop is located in the first block of East Main Street. Trolley rides are Free and are offered on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Breakfast With Santa

Belleville, IL – Join Eckert’s for a meal with Santa on the farm! 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 are suggested. Breakfast will be provided from 8am until noon. The meal includes: scrambled eggs, crisp bacon, sausage, fried potatoes, fruit, biscuits and homemade sausage gravy. $12/adult; $15/child. For more information or reservations, call Eckert’s Restaurant at (618)310-1962.

Gingerbread Workshop

Belleville, IL – For those who have always longed to build a gingerbread house but were intimidated by the thought, here is your chance to create a beautiful display for the holidays. We provide all of the supplies and the guidance. You provide the creativity! Great for young and old. $14/Gingerbread House. Join us between the hours of 10am and 4 pm in the Country store.  For more information call Eckert’s at (618) 233-0513.

Visit Santa at St. Clair Square

Fairview Heights, IL – Santa will hold court every day through Christmas Eve. Children can pose for photos or just visit and give him their wish lists.

Sunday, Dec 17, 2017

St. Paul UCC Fair Trade Market

Columbia, IL – Jewelry, clothing, art, home decor, baskets, games for children, musical instruments. Finely crafted handmade items provide vital income to families around the world in need of adequate food, housing, education and medical care.

Holiday Brunch with Santa and Olaf

Columbia, IL – The Falls Reception and Conference Center; Adult Buffet $19.95, Children Under 12 $7.95. Reservations are required. Call 618-281-3255.

Visit with Santa

Columbia, IL – Santa visits with children & poses for pictures t Shoemaker School/Monroe County Welcome Center. (Bring your own camera). Children make a craft and take home a treat.

ChristkindlMarkt

Bellevielle, IL – This open air German Christmas Market on Belleville’s Public Square features European vendors, German food and beverages, and entertainment and demonstrations.

Visit Santa on the Square

Belleville, IL – Sponsored by the Optimist Club of Belleville, Santa’s House (circa 1963) on the Public Square is a perfect location for Santa and Mrs. Claus for the holidays.

Free Horse-Drawn Trolly Ride

Belleville Il – View downtown shops and restaurants from a unique perspective. Enjoy a free, round trip trolley ride that takes you around the beautifully decorated Veterans Memorial Fountain and passes through the open air German Christmas Market. Your ride will take you past decorated windows and streetlights, all under a canopy of white lights.
The Trolley Stop is located in the first block of East Main Street. Trolley rides are Free and are offered on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Breakfast With Santa

Belleville, IL – Join Eckert’s for a meal with Santa on the farm! 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 are suggested. Breakfast will be provided from 8am until noon. The meal includes: scrambled eggs, crisp bacon, sausage, fried potatoes, fruit, biscuits and homemade sausage gravy. $12/adult; $15/child. For more information or reservations, call Eckert’s Restaurant at (618)310-1962.

Gingerbread Workshop

Belleville, IL – For those who have always longed to build a gingerbread house but were intimidated by the thought, here is your chance to create a beautiful display for the holidays. We provide all of the supplies and the guidance. You provide the creativity! Great for young and old. $14/Gingerbread House. Join us between the hours of 10am and 4 pm in the Country store.  For more information call Eckert’s at (618) 233-0513.

Visit Santa at St. Clair Square

Fairview Heights, IL – Santa will hold court every day through Christmas Eve. Children can pose for photos or just visit and give him their wish lists.

Monday, Dec 18, 2017

ChristkindlMarkt

Bellevielle, IL – This open air German Christmas Market on Belleville’s Public Square features European vendors, German food and beverages, and entertainment and demonstrations.

Visit Santa on the Square

Belleville, IL – Sponsored by the Optimist Club of Belleville, Santa’s House (circa 1963) on the Public Square is a perfect location for Santa and Mrs. Claus for the holidays.

Visit Santa at St. Clair Square

Fairview Heights, IL – Santa will hold court every day through Christmas Eve. Children can pose for photos or just visit and give him their wish lists.

Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017

ChristkindlMarkt

Bellevielle, IL – This open air German Christmas Market on Belleville’s Public Square features European vendors, German food and beverages, and entertainment and demonstrations.

Visit Santa on the Square

Belleville, IL – Sponsored by the Optimist Club of Belleville, Santa’s House (circa 1963) on the Public Square is a perfect location for Santa and Mrs. Claus for the holidays.

2nd Annual Christmas Party and Food Drive

Fairview Heights, IL – Join us for a fun night of food and games! We want to give back this year! The event is completely free, but we encourage guests to bring non-perishable food items that will be donated to the local food pantry. Enjoy a nice dinner, give back to the community, win prizes, and hear how to improve your overall well-being! For more info, please visit www.limitlesschiro.com!

Visit Santa at St. Clair Square

Fairview Heights, IL – Santa will hold court every day through Christmas Eve. Children can pose for photos or just visit and give him their wish lists.

Wednesday, Dec 20, 2017

ChristkindlMarkt

Bellevielle, IL – This open air German Christmas Market on Belleville’s Public Square features European vendors, German food and beverages, and entertainment and demonstrations.

Visit Santa on the Square

Belleville, IL – Sponsored by the Optimist Club of Belleville, Santa’s House (circa 1963) on the Public Square is a perfect location for Santa and Mrs. Claus for the holidays.

Holiday Storytime

Belleville, IL – Celebrate the joy of the season with your little ones during our Holiday Story-time inside our festively decorated Country Store. Cozy up to enjoy a Christmas Story told by one of Santa’s elves and stick around to decorate a cookie, after-all cookies are Santa’s favorite treat! The event is free. No reservations required.

Lunch and Learn Holiday Appetizer Frenzy

Belleville, IL – Get your holiday party off to a great start with five delicious appetizers. Eckert’s culinary staff will share recipes – from savory to sweet – as well as must-have entertaining tips. Guests will also receive a holiday gift. Registration required.

Visit Santa at St. Clair Square

Fairview Heights, IL – Santa will hold court every day through Christmas Eve. Children can pose for photos or just visit and give him their wish lists.

Thursday, Dec 21, 2017

ChristkindlMarkt

Bellevielle, IL – This open air German Christmas Market on Belleville’s Public Square features European vendors, German food and beverages, and entertainment and demonstrations.

Visit Santa on the Square

Belleville, IL – Sponsored by the Optimist Club of Belleville, Santa’s House (circa 1963) on the Public Square is a perfect location for Santa and Mrs. Claus for the holidays.

Free Horse-Drawn Trolly Ride

Belleville Il – View downtown shops and restaurants from a unique perspective. Enjoy a free, round trip trolley ride that takes you around the beautifully decorated Veterans Memorial Fountain and passes through the open air German Christmas Market. Your ride will take you past decorated windows and streetlights, all under a canopy of white lights.
The Trolley Stop is located in the first block of East Main Street. Trolley rides are Free and are offered on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Gingerbread Workshop

Belleville, IL – For those who have always longed to build a gingerbread house but were intimidated by the thought, here is your chance to create a beautiful display for the holidays. We provide all of the supplies and the guidance. You provide the creativity! Great for young and old. $14/Gingerbread House. Join us between the hours of 10am and 4 pm in the Country store.  For more information call Eckert’s at (618) 233-0513.

Visit Santa at St. Clair Square

Fairview Heights, IL – Santa will hold court every day through Christmas Eve. Children can pose for photos or just visit and give him their wish lists.

Friday, Dec 22, 2017

ChristkindlMarkt

Bellevielle, IL – This open air German Christmas Market on Belleville’s Public Square features European vendors, German food and beverages, and entertainment and demonstrations.

Visit Santa on the Square

Belleville, IL – Sponsored by the Optimist Club of Belleville, Santa’s House (circa 1963) on the Public Square is a perfect location for Santa and Mrs. Claus for the holidays.

Free Horse-Drawn Trolly Ride

Belleville Il – View downtown shops and restaurants from a unique perspective. Enjoy a free, round trip trolley ride that takes you around the beautifully decorated Veterans Memorial Fountain and passes through the open air German Christmas Market. Your ride will take you past decorated windows and streetlights, all under a canopy of white lights.
The Trolley Stop is located in the first block of East Main Street. Trolley rides are Free and are offered on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Gingerbread Workshop

Belleville, IL – For those who have always longed to build a gingerbread house but were intimidated by the thought, here is your chance to create a beautiful display for the holidays. We provide all of the supplies and the guidance. You provide the creativity! Great for young and old. $14/Gingerbread House. Join us between the hours of 10am and 4 pm in the Country store.  For more information call Eckert’s at (618) 233-0513.

Kids Cooking Class: Celebrate the Season

Belleville, IL – Celebrate the holidays with fun and good food. Let’s challenge our cooking skills by making Twisted Chocolate Pretzels. You will impress your guests! Show your holiday cheer as you make Grinch Cookies, The Smallest Christmas Tree, and Reindeer Bark. (Same Recipes as November Class) $22/child

Breakfast with Santa at Dinner-Time

Belleville, IL – Head to Eckert’s 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. The event is exactly like our traditional Breakfast with Santa…just at night! 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. Each child will also get their face painted and get to decorate a sugar cookie with frosting and sprinkles. Reservations are suggested. Breakfast will be provided from 5pm – 8pm. The meal includes: scrambled eggs, crisp bacon, biscuits and homemade sausage gravy. $15/child; $12/adult. For more information or reservations, call Eckert’s Restaurant at (618)310-1962.

Visit Santa at St. Clair Square

Fairview Heights, IL – Santa will hold court every day through Christmas Eve. Children can pose for photos or just visit and give him their wish lists.

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