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  • Fridays, Saturdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sundays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Continues through Dec. 15

    Shop 'n Save

    1755 Wabash Ave., Springfield Jerome

    After a five-year hiatus, Design Ideas is bringing back its holiday store to Springfield. All the merchandise is sold at a loss and Design Ideas covers the overhead to operate the store so that all proceeds can be donated to local charities. The four nonprofit organizations splitting this year’s sales are The Animal Protective League, Helping Hands of Springfield, Hoogland Center for the Arts and Sparc. Since its inception in 2006, the Design Ideas Holiday Store has donated more than $130,000 to local charities. The Design Ideas Holiday Store will be located in the former Shop ‘n Save building at…
  • Sun., Dec. 8, 3-4:30 p.m.

    Calvary Church Hazel Dell Campus

    501 W. Hazel Dell Road, Springfield Springfield Area

    Free. 217-546-9700
  • Sun., Dec. 8, 2-7 p.m.

    Chiara Center

    4875 Laverna Road, Springfield East Side

    Saint Francis of Assisi's Feast of Feasts visualized through more than 100 nativity sets, each with unique history and significance. Free. 217-523-0901
  • Wed., Dec. 11, 5:15 & 6:30 p.m., Sat., Dec. 14, 2:30 p.m., Wed., Dec. 18, 6:30 p.m. and Sat., Dec. 21, 2:30 p.m.

    Old State Capitol

    1 Old State Capitol Plaza, Springfield Downtown



    Talented local performers will be featured throughout the season. Hosted by the Ill. Dept. of Natural Resources. 217-785-7960
  • Sun., Dec. 8, 2 p.m.

    Arlee Theater

    139 S. Main St., Mason City Out-of-town

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    Everyone can wear their pajamas and enjoy hot chocolate and a cookie while watching the movie, followed by a visit from Santa. Discounted advance tickets. 217-691-7229. 217-482-9999
  • Mondays-Saturdays, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Sundays, 12-4:30 p.m. Continues through March 2

    Illinois State Museum

    502 S. Spring St., Springfield Downtown


    Imagine a museum exhibition inspired by the music that we love from the last fifty years. It would feature painting, photography, sculpture, installation and illustrations. Then we pair the art with rocks, minerals, fossils and meteorites from our world renowned Geology Collection at the Illinois State Museum. This is ROCKED & ROLLED! A celebration of music that has defined the culture combined with timeless geological specimens embodying the structure of the earth from our permanent collection. Featuring the artwork of Daniel McAdam, Judy & Bill Anderson, Yams, Christine Duray, Warren Linn, Larry Brogan, Dylan Fish, Plastic Crimewave, John Spear, Mac… 217-782-7386
  • Mondays-Saturdays, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Sundays, 12-4:30 p.m. Continues through Feb. 16

    Illinois State Museum

    502 S. Spring St., Springfield Downtown

    Paintings and drawings trace the development of the artist's distinctive figures across her career. Curated by Doug Stapleton. Museum admission. 217-782-7386
  • Saturdays, Sundays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Mondays-Fridays, 5-8 p.m. Continues through Dec. 20

    Robin Roberts Stadium

    1415 N. Grand Ave. E., Springfield North Side


    The Springfield Park District tradition continues in 2019 when Santa will arrive at his home away from the North Pole at Robin Roberts Stadium. A local tradition for more than 40 years! This is a great opportunity for the kiddos to see Santa, snap a photo yourself for free or let us take one for you for only $5.00. You can bring your pups, too so they can get a photo with Santa as well! December 7th - December 22nd Robin Roberts Stadium, Springfield, IL Mondays - Fridays: 5:00pm - 8:00pm Saturdays & Sundays: 11:00am - 6:00pm $5.00 photos with… 217-753-0700
  • Saturdays, Sundays, 12-5 p.m. and Mondays-Fridays, 12-4 p.m. Continues through Dec. 22

    Washington Park Botanical Garden

    1740 W. Fayette Ave., Springfield Leland Grove

  • Wednesdays, Saturdays. Continues through Dec. 21

    Downtown Springfield

    No Address, Springfield Downtown

    A variety of events through the season through Dec. 21. downtownspringfield.org.
  • Mondays-Sundays, 4-9 p.m. Continues through Dec. 15

    White Oaks Mall

    2501 Wabash Ave., Springfield West Side

    Tree of Wishes is a four week program that benefits 12 local nonprofit agencies to provides hundreds of gifts to people of all ages in the Springfield area. Participating is easy! Find us at White Oaks Mall outside of the lower level former Sears entrance. Select a card from the tree, purchase items from the wish list and return unwrapped gifts to the tree by December 15th. Share the holiday spirit with those in need! Extended hours on weekends and the day after Thanksgiving. 217-528-8406
  • Fridays-Sundays, 5-9 p.m. Continues through Dec. 29

    Henson Robinson Zoo

    1100 E. Lake Shore Dr., Springfield Lake Springfield Area

    Stroll through the zoo as you admire the light displays. Enjoy some hot beverages or fresh sweets while you warm up near the bonfire. There will be caroling, performances and, of course, a visit from the big guy. $7 adults, $5 children 3-12, age 2 and under are free. 217-585-1821
  • Saturdays, 8-11:59 p.m. Continues through Feb. 29

    Coonrod's Bar

    1035 N. MacArthur Blvd., Springfield Springfield Area


    Come over to Coonrod's Saturdays and hear and request all of your favorite New School and Old School Jams! Gets started at 8, share with all of your friends!!!! 572-1765
  • Sun., Dec. 8, 2 p.m., Through Dec. 14, 8 p.m. and Sun., Dec. 15, 2 p.m.

    Springfield Theatre Centre

    420 S. Sixth St., Springfield Downtown


    A beloved American holiday classic, the story of idealistic George Bailey comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. 217-523-2787
  • Saturdays, 8:30 p.m. Continues through Jan. 4

    Northern Lights Lounge

    500 N. Dirksen Pkwy., Springfield North Side

  • Saturdays, 7-9 p.m.

    Main Gate Bar & Grill

    2143 N 11th St, Springfiedl North Side


    Free to Play & Win 217-528-8940
  • Sun., Dec. 8, 2 p.m.

    Vachel Lindsay Home State Historic Site

    603 S. Fifth St., Springfield Downtown

    Faisal Mohyuddin is the author of The Displaced Children of Displaced Children (Eyewear, 2018) and the chapbook The Riddle of Longing (Backbone, 2017). His work has received an Illinois Arts Council Literary Award, the Edward Stanley Award from Prairie Schooner, a Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Prize, the Sexton Award and commendations from the Poetry Book Society and the Forward Arts Foundation. New work has appeared or is forthcoming in Chicago Quarterly Review, Shrew, Pleiades, and the anthologies The World I Leave You: Asian American Poets on Faith and Spirit (Orison Books) and New Moons: Contemporary Writing by North American Muslims (Red… 217-524-0901
  • Sun., Dec. 8, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

    Orr Building, Illinois State Fairgrounds

    801 Sangamon Ave., Springfield North Side

    $4 Adults, 12 and under free

    Mimosas on the wine patio, samples of dips, sausages and sweet treats, music and fantastic holiday finds. APL will have adoptable pets and food vendors will be present. 217-725-8047
  • Sun., Dec. 8, 9 & 10:30 a.m.

    Springfield First United Methodist Church

    2941 S. Koke Mill Road, Springfield West Side

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    Hurry to Bethlehem. An assembly of choirs accompanied by a full orchestra. 217-793-9760
  • Sun., Dec. 8, 12:30 p.m.

    Jacksonville Public Library

    201 W. College Ave., Jacksonville Jacksonville


    Pets deserve gifts for the holidays, too. Make pet treats and bow ties for your furry friends. Call to register. 217-243-5435
  • Sun., Dec. 8, 2-5 p.m.

    Danenberger Family Vineyards

    12341 Irish Road, New Berlin Out-of-town

    Special holiday #SundayFunday with Stuart Smith in our Sullivan's Lounge +12174886321
  • Sun., Dec. 8, 2 p.m.

    The Uptown Saloon

    514 Elevator St., Farmersville Out-of-town

  • Sun., Dec. 8, 2 p.m.

    Hand of Fate Brewing Company

    107 E. Douglas St., Petersburg Out-of-town

  • Sun., Dec. 8, 2-5 p.m.

    Hill Prairie Winery

    23753 Lounsberry Road, Oakford Out-of-town

    Larry is no stranger to Hill Prairie. He knows how to get our crowd going. Come enjoy great music and a glass of wine or choose from our selection of cold beers. 217-635-9900
  • Sun., Dec. 8, 2-4 p.m.

    Illinois Presbyterian Home

    2005 W. Lawrence, Springfield Springfield Area


    Refreshments & entertainment, NEW Christmas cards for only 10 cents each plus other Christmas decor sales, plus more. 217-546-5622
  • Sun., Dec. 8, 2 p.m.

    Vixen Hill Winery

    7331 Palmyra Road, Palmyra Out-of-town

  • Sun., Dec. 8, 3-6 p.m.

    Pop's Place

    4335 W. Main St., Decatur Out-of-town

    No Cover

    Chris Camp and His Blues Ambassadors make a return trip to Pop's Place for an afternoon of blues, fun and more! 217-330-6546
  • Sun., Dec. 8, 4-7 p.m.

    Trails End Saloon

    6445 Old Route 54, Curran Out-of-town


    Live music 217-483-7078
  • Sun., Dec. 8, 4 p.m.

    Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon

    1740 W. Fayette Ave., Springfield Leland Grove

    Sing holiday carols along with the sounds of the carillon. Keep warm by the bonfire. The Trinity Wind Ensemble will provide seasonal interludes. Cookies, hot chocolate and a visit from Santa. Free. 217-546-3853
  • Sun., Dec. 8, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

    Springfield Baha'i Center

    1131 S. Eighth St., Springfield Springfield Area


    De-stress with inspirational readings and meditation. Refreshments. 217-546-9171