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Events in Southern Illinois

Whether you’re looking for a festival, marathon or something family-friendly to bring the kids to, ILLINOISouth has something for everyone. The region hosts over 900 events each year, and we pride ourselves on providing the most accurate event information so that you don’t miss a thing.

What are you waiting for? Explore our Event Calendar to find the perfect entertainment for you and your family during your visit.

Please use the color-coded map for reference.









WonderLight's Christmas

November 12, 2021 - January 2, 2022
World Wide Technology Raceway
Madison, IL

Gingerbread Walk Display

November 17, 2021 - January 1, 2022
Downtown Belleville
Belleville, IL

Columbia Pop-up Shop

November 17, 2021 - December 11, 2021
Shoppes at 510
Columbia, IL

Way of Lights Christmas Lights

November 19, 2021 - December 31, 2021
National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows
Belleville, IL

Fantasy of Lights

November 24, 2021 - December 31, 2021
Centralia Foundation Park
Centralia, IL

Albion Bright Lights Around the Square

November 25, 2021 - January 1, 2022
Albion Public Square
Albion, IL

Marshall Festival of Lights

November 25, 2021 - December 31, 2021
Clark County Fairgrounds
Marshall, IL

Olney Christmas Light Display

November 25, 2021 - December 31, 2021
Olney City Park
Olney, IL

Woburn Christmas Display

November 25, 2021 - January 1, 2022
1481 Woburn Road
Greenville, IL

Du Quoin Holiday Lights Fair

November 25, 2021 - December 30, 2021
Du Quoin State Fairgrounds
Du Quoin, IL

Santa on the Square - Belleville

November 26, 2021 - December 24, 2021
Downtown Belleville
Belleville, IL

Cut Your Own Christmas Tree at Eckerts

November 26, 2021 - December 24, 2021
Belleville & Millstadt
Belleville, IL

Christmas in the Park - Flora

November 26, 2021 - December 31, 2021
Flora, IL

Newton Christmas Lights in the Park

November 26, 2021 - December 25, 2021
Peterson Park
Newton, IL

Christmas Lights Wonderland

November 26, 2021 - December 31, 2021
American Farm Heritage Museum
Greenville, IL

Lebanon's Winter Wonderland of Lights

November 26, 2021 - January 2, 2022
Horner Park
Lebanon, IL

Christmas Lights in Carlyle City Park

November 26, 2021 - January 9, 2022
Carlyle City Park
Carlyle, IL

Highlands Santa on the Square

November 27, 2021 - December 23, 2021
Downtown
Highland, IL

Festival of Trees

December 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021
Merchants Park
Mt. Carmel, IL

Sights and Sounds of Christmas

December 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021
All Around Mt. Carmel and Wabash County
Mt. Carmel, IL

Coulterville Holiday Light Display

December 1, 2021 - December 30, 2021
Coulterville, IL

Casey Christmas in the Park

December 2, 2021 - December 26, 2021
Fairview Park
Casey, IL

Christmas Trees on Parade

December 3, 2021 - December 24, 2021
Heritage Woods of Flora
Flora, IL

Winter Wonderland

December 3, 2021 - January 2, 2022
Scheve Park
Mascoutah, IL

Christmas in the Barn

December 4, 2021 - December 19, 2021
Nashville, IL

Carmi's Christmas Lights of Hope

December 4, 2021 - December 24, 2021
White County Fairground
Carmi, IL

Copper Fire Sunday Funday Music, Mimosas, Mary's and Meals

December 5, 2021 - December 19, 2021
Copper Fire Bar and Eatery
Belleville, IL

Red Bud Dinner with Santa

December 7, 2021 - December 8, 2021
Red Bud, IL

Photos with Santa

December 7, 2021 - December 10, 2021
Belleville Eckert's
Belleville, IL

The U.S. Air Force Band of Mid-America Holiday Concert

December 7, 2021 - December 8, 2021
Hettenhausen Center for the Arts
Lebanon, IL

Copper Fire Happy Hour Drinks and Apps

December 8, 2021 - December 9, 2021
Copper Fire Bar and Eatery
Belleville, IL

Waterloo "Warm & Fizzies"

December 9, 2021
Waterloo, IL

Belleville Christkindlmarkt (Market)

December 9, 2021 - December 11, 2021
Belleville Public Square
Belleville, IL

A Christmas Carol by A Looking Glass Playhouse

December 9, 2021 - December 12, 2021
Lebanon, IL

Ladies Night Out/Paint Night

December 9, 2021
8th Day Venue
Vandalia, IL

Forever Vintage Market

December 10, 2021 - December 12, 2021
Belle-Clair Fairgrounds & Expo Center
Belleville, IL

Ice Skating Rink - Flora

December 10, 2021 - December 11, 2021
Flora, IL

Holiday Craft Fairs

December 10, 2021
Belle-Clair Fairgrounds & Expo Center
Belleville, IL

Mt. Carmel Santa House

December 10, 2021
Merchants Park
Mt. Carmel, IL

Free Horse Drawn Trolley Rides

December 10, 2021
Belleville Public Square
Belleville, IL

Christmas in the Park

December 10, 2021 - December 12, 2021
Charley Brown Park
Flora, IL

Red Bud Santa's Village

December 10, 2021
Red Bud, IL

The Hett and State Street Dance Company co-present: The Nutcracker

December 10, 2021 - December 12, 2021
Hettenhausen Center for the Arts
Lebanon, IL

Rediscovering Jesus: A Night of Christmas Worship

December 10, 2021
First Baptist Church O'Fallon
O'Fallon, IL

Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus

December 10, 2021
Avon Theater
Breese, IL

Martinsville Hometown Christmas

December 11, 2021
Martinsville, IL

Albion's "Breakfast with Santa"

December 11, 2021
Albion Fire Station
Albion, IL

Breakfast with Santa at Eckert's

December 11, 2021 - December 12, 2021
Belleville Eckert's
Belleville, IL

Gingerbread Cookie Walk

December 11, 2021
Downtown Belleville
Belleville, IL

Mouse House in Toledo

December 11, 2021
Toledo, IL

Gingerbread House Workshop

December 11, 2021 - December 12, 2021
Belleville Eckert's
Belleville, IL

Free Christmas Movie Vandalia

December 11, 2021
Starmax Theater
Vandalia, IL

Visit with Santa

December 11, 2021
Columbia Library
Columbia, IL

Holiday Craft Fairs

December 11, 2021 - December 12, 2021
Belle-Clair Fairgrounds & Expo Center
Belleville, IL

Mt. Carmel Santa House

December 11, 2021
Merchants Park
Mt. Carmel, IL

Free Horse Drawn Trolley Rides

December 11, 2021 - December 12, 2021
Belleville, IL

Holiday on the Harp

December 11, 2021
Grimm and Gorly
Belleville, IL

History Museum of Monroe County Present "The Waterloo Singers Company"

December 11, 2021
Monroe County History Museum
Waterloo, IL

Vine Street Winter Market

December 11, 2021
O'Fallon Station
O'Fallon, IL

Statehouse Christmas Open House

December 11, 2021
Vandalia Statehouse
Vandalia, IL

The Old Belleville Historical Luminary Walk

December 11, 2021
Old Belleville Historic District
Belleville, IL

Albion Chamber of Commerce "A Classic Christmas" Lighted Parade

December 11, 2021
Edwards County Fairgrounds
Albion, IL

Movie Nights with Santa

December 11, 2021
Skyview Drive-In
Belleville, IL

Buffalo Road at Copper Fire

December 11, 2021
Copper Fire Bar and Eatery
Belleville, IL

Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus

December 11, 2021
Avon Theater
Breese, IL

Visit Santa and Decorate Cookies

December 12, 2021
Grimm and Gorly
Belleville, IL

Belleville Christkindlmarkt (Market)

December 12, 2021
Belleville Public Square
Belleville, IL

Santa's Sunday Funday in Red Bud

December 12, 2021
Red Bud, IL

Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus

December 12, 2021
Avon Theater
Breese, IL

The Glory of Christmas

December 12, 2021
St. Matthew United Methodist Church
Belleville, IL

Photos with Santa

December 14, 2021 - December 17, 2021
Belleville Eckert's
Belleville, IL

Santa Float

December 14, 2021 - December 23, 2021
Downtown
Waterloo, IL

Belleville Christkindlmarkt (Market)

December 16, 2021 - December 18, 2021
Belleville Public Square
Belleville, IL

Divas' Night Holiday Style

December 16, 2021
Downtown Belleville
Belleville, IL

Mt. Carmel Santa House

December 17, 2021
Merchants Park
Mt. Carmel, IL

Free Horse Drawn Trolley Rides

December 17, 2021
Belleville Public Square
Belleville, IL

Christmas in the Park

December 17, 2021 - December 19, 2021
Charley Brown Park
Flora, IL

Breakfast with Santa at Eckert's

December 18, 2021 - December 19, 2021
Belleville Eckert's
Belleville, IL

Holiday Flea Markets

December 18, 2021 - December 19, 2021
Belle-Clair Fairgrounds & Expo Center
Belleville, IL

Men on a Mission

December 18, 2021
Fairfield, IL

Gingerbread House Workshop

December 18, 2021 - December 19, 2021
Belleville Eckert's
Belleville, IL

Metro East Model Railroad Club Open House

December 18, 2021
Old Fire House / Town Hall
Glen Carbon, IL

Mt. Carmel Santa House

December 18, 2021
Merchants Park
Mt. Carmel, IL

The Snow Globe

December 18, 2021
Belleville, IL

Free Horse Drawn Trolley Rides

December 18, 2021 - December 19, 2021
Belleville Public Square
Belleville, IL

A Charlie Brown Christmas at Copper Fire

December 18, 2021
Copper Fire Bar and Eatery
Belleville, IL

Terrance Wafer at Copper Fire

December 18, 2021
Copper Fire Bar and Eatery
Belleville, IL

Belleville Christkindlmarkt (Market)

December 19, 2021
Belleville Public Square
Belleville, IL

Make and Take Holiday Design

December 19, 2021
Grimm and Gorly
Belleville, IL

Christmas Pops Holiday Spectacular

December 19, 2021
Lincoln Theatre
Belleville, IL

Belleville Christkindlmarkt (Market)

December 20, 2021 - December 22, 2021
Belleville Public Square
Belleville, IL

Photos with Santa

December 21, 2021 - December 23, 2021
Belleville Eckert's
Belleville, IL

Belleville Christkindlmarkt (Market)

December 23, 2021
Belleville Public Square
Belleville, IL

Mt. Carmel Santa House

December 24, 2021
Merchants Park
Mt. Carmel, IL

Annual Centralia High School HolidayTournament

December 26, 2021 - December 28, 2021
Centralia High School
Centralia, IL

Mater Dei Holiday Tournament

December 26, 2021 - December 30, 2021
Breese, IL

Duster Thomas Hoops Classic

December 27, 2021 - December 29, 2021
Pinckneyville, IL

New Year's Eve Murder Mystery Dinner

December 31, 2021
The Holiday Motel & Restaurant
Olney, IL

La Guiannee at Fort de Chartres

December 31, 2021
Prairie du Rocher, IL

The Winter Ball

December 31, 2021
Lincoln Theatre
Belleville, IL

Annual Polar Bear Plunge

January 1, 2022
Olney, IL

Way of Lights Run/Walk

January 2, 2022
Belleville, IL



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