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  • 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. 15, 2 p.m.

    UIS Performing Arts Center

    One University Plaza, Springfield Lake Springfield Area

  • Mon., Dec. 23, 4 p.m.

    The Sly Fox Bookstore

    123 N. Springfield St., Virden Out-of-town

    Guests read stories for kids. Free. No registration. 965-3641
  • Sat., Dec. 21, 1 p.m. and Sun., Dec. 22, 1 p.m.

    Illinois State Museum

    502 S. Spring St., Springfield Downtown

    $5 adults ages 19-64

    Create a handmade holiday or seasonal card. Supplies will be provided. Part of the Old Capitol Holiday Walks. Take the Santa Van from downtown Springfield to the museum from 1:00 to 4:00 pm or park in the lots near the museum for free on Saturdays. 217-782-6044
  • 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. 15, 8 p.m.-12 a.m., Mon., Dec. 16, 8 p.m.-12 a.m., Tue., Dec. 17, 8 p.m.-12 a.m., Wed., Dec. 18, 8 p.m.-12 a.m., Thu., Dec. 19, 8 p.m.-12 a.m., Fri., Dec. 20, 8 p.m.-12 a.m. and Sat., Dec. 21, 8 p.m.-12 a.m.

    Pier 55

    1225 Toronto Road, Springfield Lake Springfield Area

    Come out and enjoy the fun, you will be glad you did 217-585-241
  • 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, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Dec. 20

    M.G. Nelson Family Gallery

    700 N. Fourth Street, Springfield Springfield Area


    Mixed media pieces by artist Anna Kell, an associate professor of Art and Art History at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA. 217-523-2631
  • 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

  • Thursdays-Saturdays, 12-7 p.m. and Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Dec. 18

    SAA Collective Gallery

    420 S. Sixth St., Springfield Downtown


    The gallery will be filled with new works by all the SAA Collective artists. Artists have also included holiday-inspired art in our annual holiday shop. 217-544-2787
  • 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. 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. 15, 12:30 p.m.

    Jacksonville Public Library

    201 W. College Ave., Jacksonville Jacksonville


    Get away from home and wrap those presents for your loved ones at the library's gift wrapping station. All materials are supplied and the event is free but registration is required; please call 217-243-5435 to sign up. 217-243-5435
  • Sun., Dec. 15, 2-5 p.m.

    Danenberger Family Vineyards

    12341 Irish Road, New Berlin Out-of-town

    NCR: * Jessica Dooley - Vocals & Guitar * Chris Harris - Bass Guitar & Vocals * Allan Harris - Lead Guitar & Vocals * Josh Hutchison - Lead Guitar & Vocals * Tim Lynn - Drums +12174886321
  • Sun., Dec. 15, 2-5 p.m.

    Vixen Hill Winery

    7331 Palmyra Road, Palmyra Out-of-town


    Bring new, child-sized hats and/or gloves to this very special California Jeff winter extravaganza. The items will be donated to a local elementary school and will make some kids very happy and warm this winter. Jeff welcomes very special guests, Lenny and Molly, to help him celebrate the season with a festive set of holiday music. Ok, so they'll probably play Jingle Bells & call it good. Just help some kids out, will ya? Hats and gloves can also be dropped of at Abe's Hideout on Dirksen any time this month. 217-691-4331
  • Sun., Dec. 15, 2-4:30 p.m.

    Chatham Presbyterian Church

    1835 E. Walnut St., Chatham Chatham



    Free event for the family. Our Station Stops include a live, interactive nativity, free photos with Santa, model train room and Simply Fair Gifts shop. Cookies and hot cocoa will be served. 217-483-4204
  • Sun., Dec. 15, 2 p.m.

    AJ's Corner

    101 E. Mulberry St., Chatham Chatham

  • Sun., Dec. 15, 2-5 p.m.

    Hill Prairie Winery

    23753 Lounsberry Road, Oakford Out-of-town

    Great tunes and some last minute Christmas shopping in our gift shop! 217-635-9900
  • Sun., Dec. 15, 2 p.m.

    Vixen Hill Winery

    7331 Palmyra Road, Palmyra Out-of-town

  • Sun., Dec. 15, 4-7 p.m.

    Route 66 Motorheads Bar, Grill and Museum

    600 Toronto Road, Springfield Springfield Area


    Live music and dancing 217-679-7323
  • Sun., Dec. 15, 4 p.m.

    Laurel United Methodist Church

    631 S. Grand Ave. W., Springfield Springfield Area

    Tickets $10 at the door. 217-525-1866
  • Sun., Dec. 15, 4-7 p.m.

    3Sixteen Wine Bar

    316 N. Main St., Chatham Chatham

    One of Springfield's premier singer songwriters. 217-697-8569
  • Sun., Dec. 15, 4 p.m.

    Trails End Saloon

    6445 Old Route 54, Curran Out-of-town

    Ugly sweater party at 2pm with Jay and Kimberly playing from 4-8pm 217-483-7078