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  • Sat., Dec. 7, 8 p.m.

    Kuhl Tyme Korner

    901 W. Morton Ave., Jacksonville Jacksonville

    Great tunes by the Mud Bugs 217-245-5845
  • Sat., Dec. 7, 8:30 p.m.

    Frankie's Brewhaus

    617 E. Washington St., Springfield Downtown

    No cover. 217-528-0420
  • 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…
  • Fri., Dec. 6, 2-7 p.m. and Sat., Dec. 7, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

    The State House Inn

    101 E. Adams St., Springfield Downtown


    Shop for handmade holiday gifts. A curated show features the work of over 35 local and regional artists. 847-533-7829
  • Fri., Dec. 6, 4-8 p.m. and Sat., Dec. 7, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

    First Church of the Brethren

    2115 Yale Boulevard, Springfield Springfield Area

    free admission

    Shopping can improve the lives of artisans in developing countries when you purchase fair-trade international gifts, including toys, games, desk accessories, musical instruments, baskets, jewelry, housewares, and unique holiday items. Baked goods will be sold both days. International foods served a la carte at dinner on Friday and at lunch on Saturday. 217-685-1610
  • Fri., Dec. 6, 7 p.m. and Sat., Dec. 7, 7 p.m.

    Hoogland Center for the Arts, Theatre 3

    420 S. 6th St., Springfield Downtown

    Buy Tickets

    $18 Adults $17 Seniors $10 Students

    The Land of Lincoln Barbershop Chorus presents "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year." And those 100 years old and greater get in for free! 217-523-2787
  • Fri., Dec. 6, 8 p.m. and Sat., Dec. 7, 8 p.m.

    Lime Street Cafe

    951 S. Durkin Dr., Springfield Springfield Area

  • Sat., Dec. 7, 8-11 a.m.

    First Congregational Church

    2100 Bates Ave., Springfield Springfield Area

    $7 per pound. 217-546-7170
  • Sat., Dec. 7, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

    Third Presbyterian Church

    1030 N. Seventh St., Springfield Springfield Area

    Homemade Candies $8/lb and cookies $7/lb.

    Complimentary drinks will be available and carryout help, if needed. 217-528-0457
  • Sat., Dec. 7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

    Jubilee Farm

    6760 Old Jacksonville Road, Springfield West Side

    Shop for unique and handcrafted items, home-baked goods, woven items, pottery, wood work, bead work, jewelry and wooden Christmas trees. 217-787-6927
  • Sat., Dec. 7, 9 a.m.

    Bank of Springfield Center (2)

    1 Convention Center Plaza, Springfield Downtown

    Seven high school basketball games. Tickets are $6 at the BOS Center in advance or at the door. Additional fees added to all tickets purchased online at ticketmaster.com. 800-745-3000
  • Sat., Dec. 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

    Petersburg Square

    N. Seventh St. at W. Douglas Ave., Petersburg Out-of-town

    Shop, dine and see historic Petersburg. Free carriage rides 1-3pm with a donation to local food pantry or pet shelter. Vendors at PORTA school 8am-3pm. Santa Visit 11am-1pm. Home Tours $12 or $10 in advance.
  • Sat., Dec. 7, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

    Sherman United Methodist Church

    2336 E. Andrew Road, Sherman Out-of-town

    Free Admission

    Swedish Tea Ring and festive cookies/candies, crafts and gifts. Children's craft activities. Refreshments and lunch served. Live entertainment. Free admission. 217-496-2338 Ext.5
  • Sat., Dec. 7, 9 a.m.

    Washington Park Botanical Garden

    1740 W. Fayette Ave., Springfield Leland Grove

    Bring pruning shears and any custom decorations for your wreaths. Plant materials, wreath frames and wrie will be provided. Ages 18+. Pre-registration and prepayment are required. 217-546-4116
  • Sat., Dec. 7, 10 a.m.

    Washington Park Preschool

    1400 Williams Blvd., Springfield Springfield Area

    Make a holiday craft and treat along with playing seasonal games. Early registration is recommended as class size is limited. For ages 3-5. $27-$37. 217-546-3970
  • Sat., Dec. 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

    Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Illinois

    300 S. 15th St., Springfield East Side

    Special performances by local artists. Vendors selling Greek paraphernalia, essential oils, hair care products, cosmetics, jewelry and more. Sponsored by the Springfield-Decatur Area Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. 544-0548
  • Sat., Dec. 7, 10-11:30 a.m.

    Washington Park Preschool

    1400 Williams Blvd., Springfield Springfield Area

    Make a holiday craft and treat along with playing seasonal games. Early registration is recommended. Ages 3-5. 217-546-3970
  • Sat., Dec. 7, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

    St. Anthony's Hellenic Orthodox Church

    1600 S. Glenwood Ave., Springfield Springfield Area

    Gyros, Italian beef, vegetable soup, spinach pie, baklava and more. Free admission. 217-522-7010
  • Sat., Dec. 7, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

    Kidzeum of Health and Science Children's Museum

    412 E. Adams St., Springfield Downtown

    Free with General Admission


    Christmas-themed activities all day. Special guests will be by for other activities throughout the day. Open late after the downtown Springfield holiday parade. Free with general admission. 217-971-4435
  • Sat., Dec. 7, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.


    Route 125, Pleasant Plains Out-of-town


    Visit with Santa, listen to Christmas songs and have cocoa and cookies. 217-481-4430
  • Sat., Dec. 7, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

    Knights of Columbus 364

    2200 S. Meadowbrook Road, Springfield Springfield Area

    A great opportunity to buy, sell or simply look and learn about mechanical clocks and watches. Have fun and meet new people. Free and open to the public. 217-787-2360
  • Sat., Dec. 7, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

    Illinois State Museum

    502 S. Spring St., Springfield Downtown

    $5 adults ages 19-64


    Join us as we explore this magical time of year. Discover how animals adapt to the change in the seasons through a museum search, build your own snowman, get creative with wintery art, and more. 217-782-6044
  • Sat., Dec. 7, 12-1 p.m.

    Pillsbury Mills Plant

    1525 East Phillips, Springfield Grandview

    Tour the perimeter of the Pillsbury Mills Plant. Learn about the safety and environmental challenges, ask questions. Heavy shoes recommended. 217-899-2749
  • Sat., Dec. 7, 1-4 p.m.

    Springfield Art Association

    700 N. Fourth St., Springfield Springfield Area

    Decorate pre-made houses with assorted candies and frostings. Advance tickets are $15 members, $20 non. 217-523-2631
  • Sat., Dec. 7, 1-4 p.m.

    Illinois Governor's Mansion

    410 E. Jackson St., Springfield Downtown

    After being closed since early October for renovations, the Illinois Governor’s Mansion will be re-opened just in time for the holidays. Built in 1855, the Illinois Governor’s Mansion is one of the oldest and most historic governor’s mansions in the United States. The mansion serves as the official residence of the governor of Illinois, a symbol of leadership in state government and a world-class house museum. Soon after its completion, the mansion became the center of the Springfield social scene, and played host to weddings and holiday parties, and welcomed a variety of key figures in American history and culture… 217-782-6450
  • Sat., Dec. 7, 1-4 p.m.

    Springfield and Central Illinois African-American History Museum

    1440 Monument Ave., Springfield North Side

    Celebrate the season and view works by local artists. 217-391-6323
  • Sat., Dec. 7, 1-4 p.m.

    Edwards Place, Springfield Art Association

    700 N. Fourth St., Springfield Springfield Area

    Listen to carols and explore the home decorated for the season. Free. 217-523-2631
  • Sat., Dec. 7, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

    Hope Pavilion

    5220 S. Sixth St., Springfield Springfield Area


    Hosted by Autism Support of Central Illinois. Christmas crafts and refreshments. 217-585-5437
  • Sat., Dec. 7, 5 p.m.

    Danenberger Family Vineyards

    12341 Irish Road, New Berlin Out-of-town

  • Sat., Dec. 7, 5-8 p.m.

    The Pharmacy Gallery and Art Space

    623 E. Adams St., Springfield Downtown



    Come help us celebrate at THE PHARMACY GALLERY & ART SPACE!! We are thankful for a wonderful year at our new location. We are also grateful for the excitement in the community around our events. To show gratitude, we are kicking off the holiday shopping season with an opening on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7th from 5-8pm, which is in conjunction with the downtown Holiday Walks. We will have cookies, hot chocolate, coffee and other refreshments and snacks while you shop. Happy holidays!! (801) 810-9278