It was the week before Christmas… Searching for something to do around town? Look no further! Here is a list of upcoming events in and around the area.

 

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2018

Christmas Float Event

Shiloh, IL – Float Center Shiloh, 9 AM – 9 PM. The proceeds from an entire day of float sessions is being donated to The Salvation Army Angel Tree and Food Pantry. Floating: the gift for yourself that will help others in need.

Night in Bethlehem Event

Waterloo, IL – St. Paul United Church of Christ, 5:30 – 7:00 PM. We’ll begin our evening in Bethlehem with a shared meal followed by different crafts and activities at various locations in Bethlehem (scribes tent, blacksmith shop, etc.) The goal of the evening, to remember the true reason for this holiday season – Jesus!

Santa Float

Waterloo, IL – Waterloo Chamber of Commerce, 5 – 9 PM.

The Nutcracker

St. Louis, MO – Blanche M Touhill Performing Arts Center, 7:30 PM.

Garden Glow

St. Louis, MO – Missouri Botanical Garden, 5 – 10 PM.

 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2018

Garden Glow

St. Louis, MO – Missouri Botanical Garden, 5 – 10 PM.

Brewery Lights

St. Louis, MO – Budweiser Brewery, 5 PM – 10 PM

U.S. Bank Wild Lights

St. Louis, MO – Saint Louis Zoo, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Harry Connick, Jr. – A New Orleans Tricentinneal Celebration

St. Louis, MO – Stifel Theatre, 7:30 PM

National Sangria Day at the Weingarten

Belleville, IL – The Weingarten, 11 AM – 10 PM. Take a breath from the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season, and enjoy our farmstead one last time this year! The Weingarten couldn’t let this National holiday pass without a little celebration! We will re-open for 1-DAY ONLY and serve up all 3 our our thirst-quenching sangrias! Other beer & wine will be available also! Live Music by Scrambled 6-9pm Serving our Signature Strawberry, Apple Streusel & Twisted Sister Sangria! Limited Menu available! This is the perfect day to celebrate a gift exchange with friends, bring family in from out-of-town, or just to relax after some Christmas shopping!

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2018

TBD’s Ugly Sweater Party

Fairview Heights, IL – TBD Bar + Social, 9 PM – 12 AM. ‘Tis the season to eat, drink, & get your ugly sweaters on! Join in the festive fun & rock around our Christmas tree! Don’t be a Grinch this year, dazzle us with your creativity & get in the holiday spirit. Prizes for “ugliest” & most creative sweaters. Grand prize will be an exclusive VIP table at our New Year’s Eve Bash! You will get a free appetizer buffet, TBD swag, and one person in your group will get a turn in our money machine!

The Loading Dock Ice Rink

Grafton, IL – The Loading Dock, 5 – 10 PM

Our Lady of the Snows Holiday Lights Trolley Tour

Belleville, IL – Departing from Eckert’s in Belleville, Illinois enjoy the Holiday Lights of Our Lady of the Snows while aboard an authentic old-fashioned trolley. Our trolley is enclosed, heated, decorated and will be playing holiday music while showing you the beautiful lights. Feel free to bring snacks aboard. Eckert’s Country Store will be open and offering up great treats for the ride. $20 per person. Infants up to 2 years, on laps are free.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2018

Old Salt Union’s Annual Holiday Show!

Swansea, IL – We’re excited to announce Old Salt Union’s 2018 Holiday show at the Swansea Improvement Center in Swansea IL. Doors open at 7 PM, show starts at 8 PM.

The Loading Dock Ice Rink

Grafton, IL – The Loading Dock, 12 – 10 PM

Santa Claus is Coming to Town…

Columbia, IL – Who Dat’s Southern Food, 10 AM – 2 PM. Come out and join us to celebrate the holiday weekend. Meet Santa Claus and every child will receive a free present. We will have face painting and J Bloom exhibiting for any last minute gifts! Drinks specials on the day!

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2018

The Loading Dock Ice Rink

Grafton, IL – The Loading Dock, 12 – 7 PM

Christmas Eve “Eve” Party with Never 2 Late

Waterloo, IL – Hopskellar Brewing Company, 8 PM – 11 PM. Come celebrate Christmas Eve “Eve” with us this Sunday. We will have extended hours and special musical guests Never 2 Late from 8:00 to 11:00. Enjoy a night out in downtown Waterloo with us before the holidays go into full swing!

Garden Glow

St. Louis, MO – Missouri Botanical Garden, 5 – 10 PM.

Brewery Lights

St. Louis, MO – Budweiser Brewery, 5 PM – 10 PM

U.S. Bank Wild Lights

St. Louis, MO – Saint Louis Zoo, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

MONDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2018

Christmas Eve Brunch

Collinsville, IL – Sloan’s Pub House, 10 AM – 5 PM. We will be serving brunch all day on Christmas Eve with our Mimosa Juice Bar. Make your reservations now!!! Kitchen open till 5pm, Bar open till 1am. We open at 5pm on Christmas Day!!!

Gingerbread House Workshop

Belleville, IL – Eckert’s Country Store & Farms, 10 AM – 4 PM. 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.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2018

Merry Christmas!

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