Today is Thanksgiving Day, a day of gathering together and eating really good food! While you sit with your family and friends, eating and catching up, the feeling of the holiday season wraps around your shoulders and you remember why everyone looks forward to this time of year. Only a short time from now, we will be gathering together again to celebrate Christmas and another year passed. You can continue the warm feeling of the season, and stay in the mood for celebration with these exciting 2019 holiday events in Southwest Illinois!
- Christmas Parade in Carlyle– November 29, 2019
For those who hang up their Christmas decorations on Thanksgiving, the Christmas Parade in Carlyle is the place for you! In addition to driving through City Park to see a Christmas light extravaganza, the city of Carlyle is hosting the annual Christmas Parade at 6:30pm, the day after Thanksgiving, to be followed by fireworks!
- Breakfast With Santa– November 30, 2019
Perfect for the little ones in your life, stop by Bretz Wildlife Lodge and Winery for breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus! Running from 8-11am, have a delicious breakfast and tell Santa your Christmas wish.
- Christmas Lights In Breese– November 30, 2019
The annual Christmas Parade and celebration of lights in Breese will begin the Saturday after Thanksgiving! Shop local for the gift-giving season and check out the Tour of Lights the week before Christmas. Visitors can welcome Santa at the parade, and keep their spirits high to talk to him at Santa’s Hut!
- Santa Breakfast and Kid’s Christmas Party– December 8, 2019
The American Legion of New Baden is hosting breakfast with Santa Claus, to be followed by a Christmas party just for kids! From 8-11am, kids can come tell Santa their wish, eat a delicious breakfast, and make special holidays crafts. As a bonus, each child will recieve a special Christmas gift!
- Christmas Breakfast at Hidden Lake Winery– December 25, 2019
For an upscale start to Christmas morning, or even Christmas brunch, Hidden Lake Winery is hosting Christmas breakfast from 9am-2pm. With classic breakfast favorites and incredible wine pairings, it’s the perfect way to celebrate! Call 618.228.9111 for reservations.
What holiday event is your family excited for?