Check out these fun events occurring this week!

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2018

Bend at the Brewery

Waterloo, IL – Meet us at Stubborn German for an hour of yoga (at either 6:30p.m. or 7:45p.m.) and then re-hydrate upstairs with a beer all for just $15.00 per person! Spots are limited! Prepay to register at this link.

Christkindlmarkt

Belleville, IL – A unique outdoor shopping experience in the tradition of authentic German Christmas Markets. Featuring vendors from around the world–Germany, Russia, Poland, Ireland, Egypt, Kenya, Nepal; many other unique craftsmen from around the Country. Located in Beautiful downtown Belleville, Illinois around the Public Square (IL 15 and East Main).

Dine Out With the Freeburg Falcons

Smithton, IL – Dine out and support the Freeburg Falcons 8U Baseball Team! Come out and enjoy dinner at No Jack’s Bar and Grill in Smithton, IL on Wednesday, December 5, 2018. No Jack’s has offered to donate 10% of their sales to the team to help support them in their fundraising efforts. Please feel free to pass this information along to any friends and family! We hope to see everyone there!

Garden Glow at the Missouri Botanical Garden

St. Louis, MO – Missouri Botanical Garden Christmas lights display.

Gingerbread House Kid Craft

Collinsville, IL – The Collinsville Library invites children age 3 and up to make a Gingerbread House with a parent’s help on December 5th at 3:30pm. This event is free but registration is required and space is limited. Please call 344-1112 or visit the Children’s Library to sign-up.

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.

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.

Way of Lights

Belleville, IL – Wintertime sparkles at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows as the Annual Way of Lights Christmas display illuminates the grounds. Since 1970, the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate have invited one and all to make the Way of Lights a part of their family tradition. This breathtaking display focuses on the birth of Christ, the one true light of the world.

Xtreme Bar Bingo at Farmer’s Inn

Millstadt, IL – X-Treme Bar Bingo is a NO COST, NO COVER bingo consisting of 9 games! Winners could win awesome prizes such as: cash prizes, a 50″ TV, Netflix for a YEAR, $100 cash, St. Louis Blues Tickets and of course our progressive Jackpot game that starts out at $1,000 that increases $500 and one ball every week until its hit!

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2018

Christkindlmarkt

Belleville, IL – A unique outdoor shopping experience in the tradition of authentic German Christmas Markets. Featuring vendors from around the world–Germany, Russia, Poland, Ireland, Egypt, Kenya, Nepal; many other unique craftsmen from around the Country. Located in Beautiful downtown Belleville, Illinois around the Public Square (IL 15 and East Main).

Gatsby Girl’s Night Out

Shiloh, IL – Come have fun with your favorite ladies. Dress in theme or come as you are! There will be a mix of both! We’re going to have: Drinks, Hors d’Oeuvres, pampering, festive music, door prizes, and SHOPPING!

George Obernagel’s Annual Christmas Pajama Party!

Waterloo, IL – Hopskeller Brewing Company. Join us for a special St. Nick’s Day celebration of the season with a pajama party and a viewing of Christmas movies from our favorite holiday channel! Head on over in your best holiday pajamas (or other festive garb) and enjoy the night with all of us.

Joe the Horns Concert

Smithton, IL – St. Louis’ FAVORITE one-man super-group JOE the HORNS retakes center stage at Mikey’s Pub in Smithton, Illinois this Thursday evening!

St. Nick’s Holiday Sip ‘n Shop

Columbia, IL – Vendors: Rodan + Fields, Lipsense, Holistic Health Coach & Young Living Essential Oils, Color Street, Thirty-One, Partylite, scentsy, Thirty-One, Premier jewelry, JBloom

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.

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.

Warm and Fizzies

Visit participating merchants and enjoy an appetizer, dessert, or specialty drink while shopping! You’ll also be able to take the recipe for that snack home with you, so you can make it over the holidays for your friends and family! It’s a great way to get new recipe ideas!

Way of Lights

Belleville, IL – Wintertime sparkles at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows as the Annual Way of Lights Christmas display illuminates the grounds. Since 1970, the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate have invited one and all to make the Way of Lights a part of their family tradition. This breathtaking display focuses on the birth of Christ, the one true light of the world.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2018

A Vintage Christmas Themed Designer Bag Bingo

Columbia, IL – December 7th at Turner Hall 6pm Doors Open, 7pm Let the games begin! Light Appetizers, games cards, and daubers included. Cash Bar.

A Forever Vintage Christmas Market

Belleville, IL – A Forever Vintage Christmas Market powered by Forever Vintage Market is a family tradition! Held at the Belleville fair grounds in Belleville, IL. December 7th-9th 2018. A buying weekend to find the most perfect CHRISTMAS gifts! Vendors from all around the country vending repurposed, industrial, vintage, architectural salvage, antiques, primitives, handmade, furniture, boutique & more!

Christkindlmarkt

Belleville, IL – A unique outdoor shopping experience in the tradition of authentic German Christmas Markets. Featuring vendors from around the world–Germany, Russia, Poland, Ireland, Egypt, Kenya, Nepal; many other unique craftsmen from around the Country. Located in Beautiful downtown Belleville, Illinois around the Public Square (IL 15 and East Main).

Journey to Bethlehem

Columbia, IL – Join us for this free, outdoor, interactive dramatic experience where you will travel the same route Joseph and Mary did so many years ago from the town of Nazareth to the tiny village of Bethlehem where Jesus was born. You will experience the marketplace, and encounter Roman soldiers, wise men, angels, and live animals. At the end of your journey, you will be greeted with cookies and hot cocoa!

Ugly Christmas Sweater Party and Karaoke

Belleville, IL – Join us for a fun filled night of Xtreme bar bingo, ugly Christmas sweaters and karaoke!! Karaoke will start immediately after bingo with a $50 gift card for the winning ugliest sweater! Don’t forget to try our Christmas Jingle Juice!

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.

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.

Way of Lights

Belleville, IL – Wintertime sparkles at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows as the Annual Way of Lights Christmas display illuminates the grounds. Since 1970, the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate have invited one and all to make the Way of Lights a part of their family tradition. This breathtaking display focuses on the birth of Christ, the one true light of the world.

Whiskey Dixon Concert

Hecker, IL – Debut performance for the whole band at BackStreet Wine and Dine in Hecker, IL. 8:30 pm – 12:30 am.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2018

Christkindlmarkt

Belleville, IL – A unique outdoor shopping experience in the tradition of authentic German Christmas Markets. Featuring vendors from around the world–Germany, Russia, Poland, Ireland, Egypt, Kenya, Nepal; many other unique craftsmen from around the Country. Located in Beautiful downtown Belleville, Illinois around the Public Square (IL 15 and East Main).

Cookie Talk at Peace by Piece

Swansea, IL – Join us for COOKIE TALK! We will open at 8am for some early morning shopping, coffee and COOKIES! We will have our famous peace sign cookies from JoMama’s Signature Sweets!

Jingle Bell Dog Walk

Waterloo, IL – Join us for our Annual Jingle Bell Walk! All proceeds will benefit animals under the care of the Helping Strays of Monroe County. Walk day registration begins at 12pm with the walk to begin at 2:00 pm. Pictures with Santa will take place from 12pm-2pm by Amy Miles Photography.

Six Flags, St. Louis: Holiday in the Park

Eureka, MO – The park will be transformed into a winter wonderland with thousands of colorful lights, carolers performing classic yuletide favorites, personalized meet-and-greets with Santa and his helpers, and everyone’s favorite Looney Tunes characters. Enjoy all the wonderful aromas of the season while satisfying your appetite and quenching your thirst with hot chocolate, cider, custom fudge, holiday-inspired funnel cake flavors, and many other traditional favorites.

Tinsel Around Town

O’Fallon, IL – Shop local and enjoy all that Downtown O’Fallon has to offer during Tinsel Around Town. Come shop and support local businesses and restaurants while being serenaded by the OTHS Madrigal Choir who roam First Street performing holiday classics from 12-4pm. The OTHS Jazz Band will perform on First Street, outside the Chamber Depot, from 12-1pm. Many businesses are offering in-store specials as well as complimentary treats.

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.

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.

Way of Lights

Belleville, IL – Wintertime sparkles at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows as the Annual Way of Lights Christmas display illuminates the grounds. Since 1970, the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate have invited one and all to make the Way of Lights a part of their family tradition. This breathtaking display focuses on the birth of Christ, the one true light of the world.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2018

Visit with Santa

Columbia, IL – Santa visits with children & poses for pictures. (Bring
your own camera). Children make a craft.
Shoemaker School, 6 Gall Road. 12pm-5pm each day

Our Lady of the Snow’s 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.  The Trolley is heated, decorated and will be playing Holiday music while seeing the beautiful lights.  Feel free to bring snacks aboard.  Eckert’s Country Store will be open and offering up great treats for the ride. Open Friday Thru Sunday.

Candlelight House Tour: 25th Anniversary

Belleville, IL – Join us for the 25th Anniversary edition of a beloved holiday tradition! Eight gorgeous homes decorated in their holiday best will be yours to explore. It is a perfect start to your holiday season, and all proceeds help us to inspire people with St. Clair County’s amazing story.

The Nutcracker at SIUE

Edwardsville, IL – During the holiday season, Turning Pointe Academy of Dance brings to life Tchaikovsky’s classical ballet, The Nutcracker. This year the performance spotlights local young dancers and professional guest artists: Robert Poe, founding member of The Big Muddy Dance Company -and- Ashley Hamann, former member of Missouri Ballet Theater. We want to bring this classical story to life in the community.

A Masterworks Christmas with Christine Brewer

O’Fallon, IL – Masterworks Chorale, Children’s Chorus, and Orchestra. A Masterworks Christmas with Christine Brewer
Southern Illinois’ most beautiful holiday concert featuring candlelight procession and favorite carols.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2018

Bunko

Belleville, IL – Eckert’s Country Store & Farms, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Waterloo Feed’s 12 Days of Christmas

Waterloo, IL – We have a different sale everyday leading up to Christmas. These days are a great option to come in to shop for Christmas gifts for the pets in your family, the gifts you may be giving, the pet lover on your list, or just a great time to stock up on your pet’s food, treats, and more! December 10th-22nd.

Candy Cane Lane Holiday Lights Trolley Tour

St. Louis, MO – Enjoy the Holiday Lights of Candy Cane Lane and the Anheuser Busch Brewery while riding aboard an authentic old-fashioned trolley. Our trolley is enclosed, heated, and decorated and will be playing holiday music. Feel free to bring snacks aboard. Pickup will be from the Shrewsbury Aquatic Center parking lot at 7407 Sutherland Ave, St. Louis, MO 63119. $20 per person. Infants up to 2 years, on laps are free.

Pet Photos with Santa

Belleville, IL – Pets love Santa, too! Bring your furry friends to St. Clair Square for a photo with Santa during our Pet Photo Night event. Event is from 6pm-9pm.

 

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2018

Fun Free Bar Bingo

Smithton, IL – Free Bingo at Mikey’s Pub from 7-9 PM.

Christmas Party

Belleville, IL – Join us as we celebrate all Women4Given has done in 2018! Bring a friend and kick off the Christmas season with some fun and fellowship!

Cut Your Own Christmas Trees

Belleville, IL – Come experience a crisp winter’s day enjoying the beauty of more than 40 acres of lush evergreen forest as you search for the perfect Christmas tree. We will provide the saw (you provide the elbow grease!) to cut your tree. Our full service Christmas tree farm will provide free shaking and baling of your tree. Pre-cut trees are also available from 9am – 8pm. For more information call Eckert’s at (618)233-0513.

Art for All Ages!

Belleville, IL – Join us for drawing, painting, sculpting, & more. We create a different piece of art at each class and modify the lesson to accommodate all ages of artists. Lessons are themed around famous artists, animals, holidays, and cultures from all over the world. Classes are taught by experienced, state-certified art teachers.

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