5 Fun Reasons to Visit Clinton County, IL This Winter

The flurry of the holidays is over. Now is the time to kick back and relax in the towns of Clinton County, Illinois. The slower pace of winter is an ideal time to catch a show, enjoy dinner with friends, go browsing and just enjoy the beauty of the area. These are just five of the many activities awaiting you in winter, 2019.Woman bundled up with mitts and stocking cap blowing snow at camera.

Make a date to see First Date, the upcoming play at the Clinton County Showcase. A first encounter by a couple set up by their friends has its share of surprises and laughs as sparks fly and romance gets awkward.
First Date
February 8-10, 2019
Avon Theater
515 North 2nd Street, Breese, IL
Friday-Saturday, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, 2:00 p.m.
$12/general admission; $10/students, seniors and active military
618-526-2866

Join your friends for Spaghetti Night at Java Joe’s Coffeehouse. The popular spot in Centralia dishes up pasta the first and third Thurdays of the month. It’s not only a great time to enjoy the community with dinner out, it’s a night without dishes to clean up!
Spaghetti Night
1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Java Joe’s Coffeehouse
325 West Noleman, Centralia, IL
618-532-0619

Taking a nice walk at Carlyle Lake on a winter day has many rewards, including a chance to see bald eagles that migrate through and often nest there. You’ll find several great viewing spots, such as at five watchable towers, the General Dean Bridge area, and near the top of the Dam. Check out the Carlyle Lake website for more information.

For some of us, winter is a time to start thinking about summer! If buying a new boat—or updating your current one—is on your to-do list, pay a visit to Boat Works. The family-owned business has new and used boats, motors, accessories and a friendly staff to help with your decision-making.
Boat Works
508 Clinton Street, Keyesport, IL
618-749-5947
Winter Hours: Wednesday – Friday, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. or by appointment

Looking for something fun to do on a snowy day? Go antiquing! A good place to start is Ten Pin Antique Mall in Carlyle, a large space chockfull of memorabilia, vintage items, home décor, furniture, collectibles and lots more. Chances are, you won’t go home empty-handed!
Ten Pin Alley Mall
11515 State Route 127, Carlyle
618-792-9709
Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

You’ll find even more interesting sites, shops, restaurants and activities all winter long in Clinton County. Come visit us!

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