We don’t need snow to get in the holiday spirit, we just head out to one of the festive events throughout Clinton County. Whether you’re a wee one or a senior, you’ll find lots of cheer and merry things to see and do.
Carlyle, Illinois, rings in the holiday season the Friday after Thanksgiving with its annual Lighting of the Christmas Lights, followed by a parade through downtown to City Park where Santa Claus will be available for photos. Fireworks top off the evening.
November 24, 2017
5:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
The next day, little ones can meet the jolly old man himself at Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Bretz Wildlife Lodge & Winery. There will be a delicious buffet, holiday stories and special activities too. Reservations are required.
November 25, 2017
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Children, $6.95; adults, $9.95
15469 State Route 127, Carlyle
You can continue the merriment on Saturday night at the Breese Christmas Parade that heads through downtown to the park where Santa will flick the switch to light it up.
November 25, 2017
Need inspiration for your holiday decorating? Wander through the Winter Wonderland Forest of decorated trees and wreaths.
December 3, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00p.m.
December 4 – 6, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Messiah Lutheran Fellowship Hall
1091 13th Street, Carlyle, IL
Watch Everyone’s Christmas Story told in a lighthearted and enlightening way in this show the entire family can enjoy.
December 8 – 10 and 15 -17, 2017
7:30 p.m.; Sunday matinee, 2:00 p.m.
Clinton Country Showcase
525 North 2nd Street, Breese
Holidays in Clinton County aren’t complete without basketball! Now in its 56th year, the Mater Dei Christmas Tournament is a top round-robin tourney with some of the top small-school teams in the area and always-great rivalries. Click here for tournament schools and times.
December 17-30, 2017
900 N. Mater Dei Drive, Breese
Merry Holidays in Clinton County!