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What's Happening – 12/19

Tiffany Garavaglia
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Here’s a look at some of what’s happening this week in ILLINOISouth! Along with all of these great events, check out the recent post about Holiday Light Displays in the area.

Dec. 19
It’s a Wonderful Life, A Radio Drama
Wabash Valley College, Mt. Carmel, IL
This beloved American holiday film classic will be staged in the Brubeck Arts Center in December as a live production during the Golden Era of Radio in the 1940s. With the help of an ensemble of local actors, the story of George Bailey will unfold as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve. The production will feature readers costumed to replicate the 1940s and a crew of sound effect Foley artists. Watching how the sound effects are created for the radio broadcasts is part of the great fun for the audiences. This radio drama production is recommended for the whole family!

Dec. 20
Holly Jolly Christmas
Newton, IL
Click here for more information 

Dec. 20
Christmas in the Park
Charley Brown Park, Flora, IL
Christmas in the Park features horse drawn carriage rides, little toot train rides, petting zoo, Santa Claus in the Santa House, lots of festive light displays and more!

Dec. 21
Open House
Glen Carbon Heritage Museum, Glen Carbon, IL
Come and see all the wonderful things that the Heritage Museum has and visit with Santa and Mrs. Clause while you are here.

Dec. 21
Holiday Flea Market
Belle-Clair Fairgrounds Expo. Center, Belleville, IL
Over 600 tables and 300-400 vendors selling old/new, indoor/outdoor and year-round antiques, collectibles and merchandise

Dec. 21
Christmas at Eckert’s
Eckert’s Country Store & Farms, Belleville, IL
Head over to Eckert’s this holiday season! From 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. join Santa for breakfast at the restaurant. 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Garden Center, children can be entertained during Eckert’s Holiday Storytime. After the story, kids will be able to make a gingerbread craft. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Country Store, build that gingerbread house you’ve longed to build. Eckert’s provides the supplies and guidance while you supply the creativity!

Dec. 22, 2013
Winter Solstice
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, Collinsville, IL

For more information on these and other great events visit our online calendar of events by clicking here.

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