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  • 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
  • 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…
  • Sat., Dec. 7, 5-6:30 p.m. and 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, 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

    free

    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 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

    217-691-1098
  • 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, 2-5 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.

    Vixen Hill Winery

    7331 Palmyra Road, Palmyra Out-of-town

    217-691-4331
  • Sun., Dec. 8, 2-4 p.m.

    Illinois Presbyterian Home

    2005 W. Lawrence, Springfield Springfield Area

    free

    Refreshments & entertainment, NEW Christmas cards for only 10 cents each plus other Christmas decor sales, plus more. 217-546-5622
  • 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 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, 4-7 p.m.

    Trails End Saloon

    6445 Old Route 54, Curran Out-of-town

    free

    Live music 217-483-7078
  • Sun., Dec. 8, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

    Springfield Baha'i Center

    1131 S. Eighth St., Springfield Springfield Area

    Free

    De-stress with inspirational readings and meditation. Refreshments. 217-546-9171
  • Sun., Dec. 8, 6-10 p.m.

    Coni's Pub

    1008 E. Ash St., Springfield Springfield Area

    Jeff Young will be hosting this week's open jam. Drums, guitar amp, bass amp and PA system will be provided. Any and all musicians are welcome. You never know who might show up to play. 2176794175
  • Sun., Dec. 8, 7 p.m.

    Blackburn College

    700 College Ave., Carlinville Out-of-town

    Free.

    Blackburn College Choir and Blackburn Voices to Present Annual Christmas at Blackburn Concert November 21, 2019, Carlinville, IL – The Blackburn College Choir and Blackburn Voices will be presenting their annual “Christmas at Blackburn” concert. This year, the theme of the concert is “Christmas around Europe.” The concert will be he held on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in Clegg Chapel, located in Hudson Hall in the center of the Blackburn campus. This concert will feature Christmas music with rich European roots. Much of the music will feature the choir accompanied by Blackburn piano and organ faculty Dr… 854-3231
  • Fri., Dec. 6, 2-7 p.m., Sat., Dec. 7, 2-7 p.m. and 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
  • Fri., Dec. 6, 6 p.m., Sat., Dec. 7, 6 p.m. and 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
  • Sun., Dec. 8, 2-5 p.m., Sun., Dec. 22, 2-5 p.m., Sun., Jan. 5, 2-5 p.m., Sun., Jan. 19, 2-5 p.m., Sun., Feb. 2, 2-5 p.m., Sun., Feb. 16, 2-5 p.m., Sun., March 1, 2-5 p.m., Sun., March 15, 2-5 p.m., Sun., March 29, 2-5 p.m. and Sun., April 26, 2-5 p.m.

    Mama Lee's Sandbar

    6111 Mechanicsburg Road, Springfield Out-of-town

    Acoustic duo of Aasne Daniels and Jerry Setnicky playing an assortment of acoustic tunes from a wide variety of artists. (217) 498-7625
  • Sun., Dec. 8, 4 p.m. and Sun., Dec. 22, 4 p.m.

    Route 66 Motorheads Bar, Grill and Museum

    600 Toronto Road, Springfield Springfield Area

    217-679-7323
  • 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
  • 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

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    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-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
  • Dec. 6-7, 8 p.m., Sun., Dec. 8, 2 p.m., Dec. 13-14, 8 p.m. and Sun., Dec. 15, 2 p.m.

    Springfield Theatre Centre

    420 S. Sixth St., Springfield Downtown

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    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, 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

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    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

    217-546-4116
  • Sundays, 6:30 p.m. Continues through Dec. 29

    Real Life Church

    2701 Hermitage Rd., Springfield East Side

    Two separate group meetings that take place at the same time and location, but in different rooms. 217-502-6777. spi-alanon.weebly.com.