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Upcoming Events Dec 9-Dec 15, 2017

Looking for a fun activity for you and your family this holiday season?  There are a number of great choices.  Take a look!

Saturday, Dec 9, 2017

A Night in Bethlehem Interactive Family Event  

Columbia, Il – Join us to explore the city at the time of Jesus’ birth with hands-on experiences and a timeless message.

Visit with Santa

Columbia, IL – Santa visits with children & poses for pictures. (Bring your own camera). Children make a craft and take home a treat.

Live Music by Rock Solid

Waterloo, IL – Party at Bobeck’s while listening to live music! Food served until 10 PM. Drink specials available all day include :
• $12 Buckets
• $4 Top Shelf Liquors
• $3.50 Bloody Mary

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.

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.

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 – Check out 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.

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.

Sunday, Dec 10, 2017

Visit with Santa

Columbia, IL – Santa visits with children & poses for pictures. (Bring your own camera). Children make a craft and take home a treat.

Avalon Horse Farm’s Magic Wonderland

Millstadt, IL – Pony rides, crafts, bake sale. Rides cost $5-$20 per person. Proceeds go to support programs for Avalon Horse Farm, Silver Springs Pony Club, and Happy Hooves Equine Rescue.

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.

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.

Candlelight House Tour

Belleville, IL – Our cherished holiday tradition returns for its twenty-fourth year of bringing you historic homes, decorative homes, and plenty of holiday cheer. This tour invites you inside of unique homes decked out in their holiday best. This is one of the centerpieces of our year…DON’T MISS IT!

Breakfast with Santa

Belleville, Il – Check out 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.

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.

Monday, Dec 11, 2017

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.

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.

Bunko

Belleville, IL – An old-fashioned game for all ages. Play Bunko at Eckert’s Country Restaurant on the second and fourth Monday of each month. $5 per person includes game, prizes, beverages and snacks. Open to the public. No reservation required. For more information call Eckert’s Country Restaurant at (618)233-0513 x 3.

Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017

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.

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.

Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017

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.

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.

Maurice’s Fa-La-La-La-La Party

Waterloo, IL – Special treatment holiday party! Enjoy this party with us, local stylists and vendors! We’ll have music, refreshments and a drawing for a maurices gift card!

Santa at Stubborn German Brewing Co.

Waterloo, IL – Santa will be visiting the brewery this year from 5:30-7:30 on Wednesday, December 13th. Please bring your kids and get their picture taken with Santa! We’ll have cookies and milk for the kids and cookies and beer for the adults.

Thursday, Dec 14, 2017

Ugly Sweater Contest

Columbia, IL – Christmas shopping with a twist. Wear your ugly Christmas sweater to win prizes. Snacks and beverages available.

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.

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.

Friday, Dec 15, 2017

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.

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.

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 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%.

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