Twinkling lights, Christmas carols, and other joyous signs of the holidays will be on full display in Carlyle, Illinois, in the weeks ahead. It’s a wonderful season to celebrate with the family—and here are some of the ways you can do it.
Christmas Parade, City Park Lighting and Fireworks
November 25, 2016
Carlyle’s City Park lights up with hundreds of lights at dusk. Take a walk or drive through the park to enjoy the sparkling display, which will remain until January 1, 2017. At 6:30 p.m., the annual Christmas Parade will weave its way through downtown, bringing none other than Santa himself. Following this, stick around City Park to enjoy a special holiday fireworks.
City Park Lighting: dusk
Christmas parade: 6:30 p.m. Parade route: 11th and Fairfax streets east to 5th street, then north to City Park.
Fireworks following parade
Breakfast with Santa
November 26, 2016
The jolly old elf himself will be at Bretz Wildlife Lodge & Winery to share a delicious buffet breakfast with kids. Mrs. Claus will be there too, telling delightful holiday stories.
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Adults/$9.95, children 6 and younger/$6.95
Visit with Santa
November 26 – December 17, 2016
Santa will be at the City Park Pool House four afternoons in December be to visit with children and bring a little cheer to all.
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 3
Thursday, December 10
Sunday, December 13
Thursday, December 17
December 3, 2016
Make your list, check it twice, and head to this festive shopping event. Look for handmade Christmas crafts, homemade jellies, a quilt raffle, and a Cookie Walk with lots of yummy holiday cookies.
Doors open at 9:00 a.m.
First United Methodist Church
751 Franklin Street, Carlyle
December 11, 2016
Enjoy a concert by singers from throughout the community, followed by a reception in the Parish Center.
7:00 p.m. concert
St. Mary’s Catholic Church
1171 Jefferson Street, Carlyle
December 17, 2016
The Messiah Lutheran Choir will perform a special program at the Clinton County Historical Society. The festive evening will also include museum tours and refreshments.
Event begins at 7:30 p.m.
1091 Franklin Street, Carlyle
Seating is limited. Call 618-594-7907 for reservations.
Journey To Bethlehem
December 15, 2016
The Wesselmann Farm will be the setting for an evening with children from Messiah Lutheran Preschool as they re-create the holy journey. Included will be a reading of the Christmas Story and sweet treats.
Event begins at 6:30 p.m.
Wesselmann Farm, south of Carlyle on Highway 127
Come join us for a happy holiday season in Clinton County!