Family Calendar & Concerts
Nativity Festival (Fri. Dec 6, 2013 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm)
A display of more than 100 international Nativity Sets and tour of St. Francis of Assisi Church at the Chiara Center 4875 LaVerna Road Springfield, IL. The Festival is free and open to the public. Friday, Dec. 6 from 2-7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 from noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8 from noon-4 p.m.Please call, email or go online for details.
Candy House Creations (Fri. Dec 6, 2013 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm)
Create fabulous decorated houses from all sorts of goodies and treats. We provide all the supplies- the graham crackers, cookies, candies, and frosting. Listen to holiday tunes while your sweet tooth builds its dream house. Registered participants may drop in the Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., Urbana, IL, any time between 2:30pm and 4pm on Friday, December 6th. All participants must register in order to ensure adequate seating, but you will only be charged for the number of candy houses that you’ll decorate. Please call for details.
The Night Before Christmas Concert (Fri. Dec 6, 2013 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm)
Join the Compass Church for new version of The Night Before Christmas on Sunday, December 1st at 4pm and Friday, December 6th at 7pm. You'll experience through music and storytelling why a baby born 2000 years ago is the hope and light of the world.The December 1st concert will be at the 95th St Campus of the Compass Church in Naperville and the December 6th concert will be at the Hobson Campus, 1551 E. Hobson, Naperville IL. For more details and to reserve your free seats please go online and childcare for kids under 3 is provided.
Light Up the Night Fundraiser (Fri. Dec 6, 2013 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
The Terre Haute North Vigo High School Athletic Department is sponsoring a benefit on Friday, December 6th, for Clay County teacher and coach, Chad Smith, who has been diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). The Vigo County and Clay County communities are invited to participate in activities prior to the North Patriots-Northview Knights basketball game at 7:00 P.M. Supporters who arrive at 5:00 P.M. may purchase a meal for $5 in the cafeteria and so much more. Please call or email with any questions.
Hope's Christmas Sock Hop (Fri. Dec 6, 2013 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm)
Join us on Friday, December 6th from 6-10pm for Hope's Christmas Sock Hop. This event is open to All Ages and a visit with Santa is available. Admission is $5 and concessions will be available. All proceeds will benefit the education at Hope Lutheran Church 305 E. Black Rd Shorewood, IL. Please call or email for more details.
Live Outdoor Nativity (Fri. Dec 6, 2013 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)
Bring to life the real Reason for the Season by including this free live nativity. Real Live Animals children can pet and feed, beautiful costumes, creative scenes, professional music all help bring the Christmas story to life. Don’t forget your camera to capture the moment at the new photo stations! Warm up afterwards with some Refreshments while kids do a take home Christmas Craft at the Bethel Pentecostal Church, 480 E. Airline Dr., East Alton, Il, Friday-Sunday December 6,7,8 from 6:30–8:30 pm. Please call or go online for more details.
Ministry Night with Sharon Leynes (Fri. Dec 6, 2013 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)
O Holy Night:One Night with the King with Sharon Leynes ministering will be happening on Friday, December 6th at 7pm at the Maranatha Assembly of God, 555 W. Imboden Dr, Decatur IL. Please join us for finger foods and fellowship at 6pm. This ministry is present by Joshua Company Ministries. Please call for details.
Matt Vollmar & The Great Romance in concert (Fri. Dec 6, 2013 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)
Join Matt Vollmar & the Great Romance for their Christmas Tour on Friday, December 6th at 7pm. Doors open at 6:30pm. This event will be held at The Works on the south side of the Square in Carlnville IL. No ticket is required, but an offering will be taken.This event is sponsored by Element Student Ministry. Please call or go online for details.
MikesChair, Finding Favour and more in concert (Fri. Dec 6, 2013 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)
MIKESCHAIR, Finding Favour, and City Harbor Singing primarily Christmas songs at the "It's Christmas" Tour, on Friday, December 6th at 7pm. The concert takes place at First Christian Church 100 N. Jackson St in Clinton IL. Please call, email or go online for details.
E2 in concert (Fri. Dec 6, 2013 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)
Mattoon Christian Church, 221 N. 19th St, will have a Christian Rapper by the name of Eric Tillman aka: E2 from Newburgh, IN Friday December 6th at 7pm. Doors open at 6:30. Please call or go online for details.
Women of Faith Christmas Simulcast (Fri. Dec 6, 2013 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm)
The Women of Faith Christmas simulcast from Dallas shown at Gilman United Methodist Church on December 6th at 7:00 pm. Please call or go online for details.
Sounds of the Season (Fri. Dec 6, 2013 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)
Olivet’s presentation of “Sounds of the Season” Friday, December 6th at 7 p.m. at Centennial Chapel on Olivet’ s campus, Bourbonnais, Ill. There is no admission charged. Celebrate Christmas with innovative performances of favorite holiday music by Olivet students and faculty. Please call, email or go online for details.
Honoring Israel (Fri. Dec 6, 2013 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)
December 6th at 7pm. Beltline Christian Center, 310 Oakwood Avenue in Alton, Illinois will be hosting a night to "Honor Israel." There will be a time of worship, prayer, and a message from Pastor Matthew Prince.This night will include up to the minute information as to what is happening in Israel and the surrounding nations. There will also be a live SKYPE session with Michael Utterback, the Director of Ministry to Israel live from Jerusalem, Israel. Please call or go online for details.
Sounds of the Season (Fri. Dec 6, 2013 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)
Join the Charleston Community Church, 2360 Shawnee Dr. in Charleston, IL, for your favorite Christmas hymns and carols played on a grand piano by three very skilled ladies. This event will be held on Friday, December 6th at 7pm. Please call, email or go online for details.
Cricket County City Christmas Dinner Theater (Fri. Dec 6, 2013 7:13 pm - 10:13 pm)
A musical dinner theater presented of "Cricket County City Christmas". The courses served between scenes. The city cousins take it upon themselves to teach their dear simple family the “sophisticated way of life”. Yet somehow in the midst of all, the country cousins teach their city counterparts the real meaning of Christmas. Tickets not sold at door only in advance. Tickets are $22 - dinner & show, $12 kids 3-12, children 2 and under free, $80 family price. Proceeds go to missions. This event is Friday, and Saturday December 6th and 7th at 7pm. This event takes place at the Friendship Lutheran Church, 3601 S. Duncan Rd. Champaign IL. Please call, email or go online for details.
Mark Schultz in concert (Fri. Dec 6, 2013 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm)
Mark Schultz will be performing his Christmas Acoustic Show at the Christmas in the Village concert series. Mt. Zion Convention Center, 1400 Mt. Zion Parkway in Mt. Zion on Friday, December 6th at 7:30pm (doors open at 7:00pm. Tickets are only $20.00 for General seating. Day 40 will open the Christmas series with their acoustic melodies. Limited seating. For more information please call or go online.
New Legacy in concert (Fri. Dec 6, 2013 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm)
Join us for a delightful evening of Christmas celebration with New Legacy at the First Baptist Church, 203 5th street Carrollton il. This event will be held on Friday, December 6th at 7:30pm There is no charge for this concert however a free will offering will be taken. Please call for details.
The Nutcracker presented (Fri. Dec 6, 2013 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm)
Champaign Urbana Ballet Presents The Nutcracker A Holiday tradition, at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin, Urbana, Thursday December 5 at 7:30 pm Friday December 6 at 7:30 pm Saturday December 7 at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm Sunday December 8 at 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm Tickets: $18 - $38 . Please call or go online for ticket information and details.