Family Calendar & Concerts

Events under 'Holiday/Seasonal'

South Fork Holiday Fiesta (Sat. Nov 15, 2014 9:00 am - 1:00 pm)

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South Fork High School
612 Dial Street
Kincaid, Il 62568

This is our fourth year of the holiday fiesta.  We will have over 40 vendors to shop from, a holiday shop just for the kids to shop from (priced for the kids) photos with Santa, chorus performance, cake walk, bake sale, lunch provided by Lady's night out relay for life, Raffle baskets, sand art, other crafts for the kids as well and so much more!

Stop & Shop Christmas Open House (Sat. Nov 15, 2014 9:00 am - 3:00 pm)

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Community United Church of Christ
300 North Main Street
Morton, IL 61550



Holiday shopping at its finest and easiest!


Join Mary Kay, Scentsy, PartyLite Candles, Tupperware, Tastefully Simple, Thirty-One Gifts, Usborne Books, Stella & Dot, Pampered Chef, Gourmet Cupboard, Jockey Person-to-Person, Origami Owl, Velata Fun Fondue, Norwex, Paparazzi, Wildtree, The Crafty Fox, Elizabeth Elaine, Discovery Toys, many craft items, & so much more for a




Avoid the crowds – order your gifts with assured delivery in time for Christmas gift giving!



Holiday Arts & Crafts Bazaar (Sat. Nov 15, 2014 9:00 am - 3:00 pm)

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Laurel United Methodist Church
631 S. Grand Avenue West
Springfield, IL 62704

Come join us for our Holiday Arts & Crafts Bazaar! It is the perfect time to start your Holiday shopping, pick up those few items you need for co-workers, or just get stocking stuffers for your family. Items will include: hand-made jewelry, wood working, cards, florals, candy, wreaths, candles, and much, much more!!! If you are interested in participating as a vendor, please call Judy McEvoy, Director of Lay Ministries, at the above number, Monday-Thursday. Proceeds from the sale of table space (to vendors) will go to benefit Africa University Foundation.

Santas on the Run (Sat. Nov 22, 2014 1:00 pm)

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Downtown Sterling to Rock Falls
Exact Location TBA
Sterling, IL 61081
Sterling-Rock Falls YMCA, 815.535.9622

On the 21st of November people dressed in Santa suits will take to the streets of Sterling and Rock Falls for the Santas On The Run a benefit for the Sterling-Rock Falls Family YMCA scholarship fund.


Kick off this year’s holiday season with a new family tradition. People of all ages will be dressed in full Santa regalia for the 2 mile run/walk leading the Twin Cities Holiday Parade.


Shelley McCarty, Membership/Healthy Lifestyles Director for the Y said, "This is a great family event for people of all ages and levels of fitness. The event is a fun way to get into the Christmas spirit with friends, family or work colleagues while raising funds for a great cause."


Participants can run it, walk it, skip it, hop it, finish it however they like, as long as they do it in the official four piece suit which is included with the registration fee.You must register ahead of time!

Day AFTER Thanksgiving at SCHEELS (Fri. Nov 28, 2014 6:00 am)

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Springfield Scheels
3801 S MacArthur Blvd

Register to win a $250 SCHEELS gift card from November 1st-26th. Winner will be drawn at 2:30 PM on Friday, November 28. 2014. must be present to win. Free hot chocolate from 5:00AM-6:00AM. Store opens at 6:00 a.m. Live Reindeer from Morning Star Productions from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Don’t miss all of the awesome hot buys!!!! The first 250 customers in line the day after Thanksgiving will receive a $10 gift card to be used that day!

Community Thanksgiving Dinner (Fri. Nov 28, 2014 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

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Evangelical Free Church
1300 East Chestnut
Canton, Il 61520

The Canton Evangelical Free Church will be hosting it’s 2nd Annual Community Thanksgiving meal at no cost.  There will also be carry out at the church and home delivery available in the Canton area for those that can't get out. For delivery, contact the church office no later than November 22nd.

SCHEELS Make an Ornament Kids Klub (Mon. Dec 1, 2014 6:00 pm)

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Springfield Scheels
3801 S MacArthur Blvd
Springfield, IL

Come create one ornament to take home and one ornament to put on the SCHEELS Kids Klub tree to be displayed in the youth department at SCHEELS. All participating kids ages 4-12 will receive a free ride on the SCHEELS Ferris Wheel (height restrictions may apply).

A Ringing Christmas 2014 (Sat. Dec 6, 2014 7:00 pm)

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United Presbyterian
2550 Rock Hill
Wood River, IL 62095

A family-friendly jazz holiday concert

First English Lutheran Church Annual Cookies/Goodie Walk (Sat. Dec 13, 2014 8:00 am - 12:00 pm)

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First English Lutheran Church Gym
725 E. Forrest Hill Ave.
Peoria, Illinois 61603

First English Lutheran Chruch is holding it's annual Cookie/Goodie Walk.   Please come by and see our wonderful candy, breads, coffee cakes, pies, and of course our wonderful Christmas Cookies.  Please come and enjoy!

SCHEELS Decorate a Cookie with Mrs. Claus (Mon. Dec 15, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Springfield Scheels
3801 S MacArthur Blvd
Springfield, IL

Come decorate a cookie with Mrs. Claus and listen to her read ‘Twas the Night before Christmas. All participating kids ages 4-12 will receive a free ride on the SCHEELS Ferris Wheel (height restrictions may apply).