Champaign Area

Annual Bazaar & Thrift Shop (Sat. Nov 22, 2014 9:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Rantoul, IL
217-369-7092
adlalley@gmail.com

St. Christopher Church, 1501 E. Grove in Rantoul, will hold the Annual Fall Bazaar on Saturday, November 22nnd from 9am-3pm.  This year the Bazaar is being expanded to include a large thrift shop. Lunch will be served at 11am. For details please call or email.

 

Operation Christmas Child Collection Week (Sun. Nov 23, 2014 8:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Champaign, IL
217-351-3019
loretta44@gmail.com
www.samaritanspurse.org

Meadowbrook Community Church, 1902 S. Duncan Rd in Champaign, the main drop off location for Operation Christmas Child shoebox donations, Monday-Monday, November 17th-24th. For information on your closest collection site and what to put in a shoebox go to the Samaritans Purse website.You can also build a shoebox through an online tool offering a personalized and convenient way to send a gift to a child in one of the hardest-to-reach countries. Most questions can be answered online. For further information please call or email.

 

Christmas Parade (Sun. Nov 23, 2014 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Farmer City, IL
309-928-3154

Famer City will host the Annual Christmas Parade on Sunday, November 23rd at 2pm and will step off from the Fairgrounds. The theme for this year is "Christmas Around the World". For more details please call.

Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway (Tue. Nov 25, 2014 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Champaign, IL
217-355-5008
http://www.projectmeettheneed.org

\Project Meet the Need is providing a Thanksgiving meal for hundreds of families in Champaign County on Tuesday, November 25th from 10am-Noon at Glory Center International, 1400 W. Anthony Dr in Champaign. Pre-registration is required to guarantee a food basket. Pre-registration opens Saturday, November 22nd from 10am-2pm and can be made by 1 person per household. There will also be free flu shots and health screenings provided by a local Pharmacy and free clothing. For details, please call or go online.

Stuff-A-Squad Toy Drive (Fri. Nov 28, 2014 5:00 am - 1:00 pm)

This is a toy drive to support The Piatt County Toys for Tots Campaign will host the Stuff-A-Squad Toy Drive on Friday, November 28th beginning at 5am at the ShopKo in Monticello. Please call, email or go online for details.

GEMS meeting (Wed. Dec 3, 2014 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm)

Contact Info:

Champaign, IL
217-359-2122
gems@windsorroad.org
http://www.windsorroad.org/GEMS/

GEMS: God Embracing Mothers who are Single begins meeting Wednesday, September 3rd at the Windsor Rd Christian Church, 2501 W Windsor Road in Champaign. We provide motivating Bible messages, convenient location, free dinner, childcare for kids homework help for your kids and more every 1st and 3rd Wednesday from 6-7:45pm. Please call, email or go online for details.

 

Bicycle Giveaway (Thu. Dec 4, 2014 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Urbana, IL
217-384-2320
carrmr@urbanaillinois.us

The Urbana Police Department will be offering bicycles free of charge to citizens of Champaign-Urbana and surrounding areas on Thursday, December 4th from 10am-Noon. The giveaway will take place in front of 704 South Glover Street in Urbana. The Urbana Police ask that each citizen be limited to one bicycle. For more information, please call or email.

 

The Nutcracker presented (Thu. Dec 4, 2014 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Urbana, IL
217-333-6280
cuballet@gmail.com
http://www.krannertcenter.com

Champaign Urbana Ballet will presents The Nutcracker Ballet Thursday-Sunday, December 4th-7th at the Tryon Festival Theatre, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin in Urbana. Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm, Saturday and Sunday at 2pm and Sunday at 6pm. Tickets are $20 - $42 and can be obtained online or by phone. For more information please email.

 

The Village Christmas (Fri. Dec 5, 2014 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

The Village of Mahomet will host 3 events for the holiday season the weekend of December 5th-7th. On Friday, December 5th from 5-8pm enjoy a festive walk through downtown Main Street in Mahomet. There will be a make and take for kids and a Christmas Shoppe. Santa arrives in Mahomet by Fire Truck at 6:30pm. On Saturday, December 6th "Breakfast with Santa" from 8:30-10am at the Mahomet-Seymour High School. Tickets are $3 per child & $1 per adult.  Purchase tickets at any Mahomet Bank. On Sunday, December 7th from 12-4pm Mahomet IGA will host a Seasonal Sampling. For details please call or go online.

Christmas Party (Fri. Dec 5, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

The Vintage ministry of The Vineyard Church, 1500 Lincoln Ave in Urbana, is hosting a Christmas Party for "boomers and beyond" on Friday, December 5th at 6pm. Individuals and couples are invited and need to RSVP by registering on our website. For details please call or go online.

 

The Blackwood Quartet in concert (Fri. Dec 5, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Shelbyville, IL
217-774-2716
office@shelbycc.org
http://www.shelbycc.org/

Shelby Christian Church, 200 N. Hickory St in Shelbyville, will host The Blackwood Quartet on Friday, December 5th at 7pm. Admission is free and a love offering will be taken. Please call or go online for details.

Christmas Bazaar (Sat. Dec 6, 2014 8:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Colfax, IL
309-824-4019
pferg1986@gmail.com

Colfax United Methodist Church, 202 S. Harrison St in Colfax, will host a Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, December 6th beginning at 8am. Lunch will be served beginning at 11am. Please call or email for details.

Holiday Wonderland (Sat. Dec 6, 2014 8:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Roberta Morris and American Cancer Society are sponsoring a Winter Wonderland at Lincoln Square in Urbana. There will be over 500 Department 56 houses and accessories, collection of Nativity sets and Santas. Viewing hours begin Saturday December 6th and continue through Sunday, December 21st. For a listing of dates and times please call or email. There will be refreshments for donations. All donations go to American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Champaign County. Tours are available on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons by appointment only. Please call or email for an appointment.

 

A Living Christmas Tree Cantata (Sat. Dec 6, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Sadorus, IL
217-598-2259

St Paul Lutheran Church, in Sadorus, will host Living Christmas Tree Cantata on Saturday & Sunday, December 6th at 4:30 & 7pm and the 7th at 4:30pm. Please call for details.

 

9TH Annual Christmas Show (Sat. Dec 6, 2014 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Champaign, IL
217-356-9063
http://www.thevirginia.org

Join the Tons O' Fun Band & Friends for the 9TH Annual Christmas Show on Saturday, December 6th at 7pm at the Virginia Theatre, 203 West Park Ave in Champaign. Proceeds benefit Developmental Services Center's 'Tree of Hope' Campaign. Tickets $10-$25(VIP), for more information feel free to call our box office. For more details please go online.

The Nutcracker presented (Sat. Dec 6, 2014 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Urbana, IL
217-333-6280
cuballet@gmail.com
http://www.krannertcenter.com

Champaign Urbana Ballet will presents The Nutcracker Ballet Thursday-Sunday, December 4th-7th at the Tryon Festival Theatre, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin in Urbana. Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm, Saturday and Sunday at 2pm and Sunday at 6pm. Tickets are $20 - $42 and can be obtained online or by phone. For more information please email.

 

Church Service (Sun. Dec 7, 2014 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Mahomet Vineyard Church next meeting is Sunday, December 7th at 4pm at Sangamon Valley Christian Center, 200 W Washington in Mahomet. Currently they are meeting once a month. Fir details, please go online. 

Live Nativity (Sun. Dec 7, 2014 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Mahomet, IL
217-202-1199
lcmoffice@lcofm.org
http://www.lcofm.org

The Lutheran Church of Mahomet, 410 Andover Dr in Mahomet, will hold their Annual Live Nativity Sunday, December 7th from 4-7pm.  The live nativity will feature food, fun and music inside and outside. For more information please go online.

7eventh Time Down & All Things New (Sun. Dec 7, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

St. Joseph, IL
217-778-4193
mbsims4@gmail.com
http://www.itickets.com/events/334614.html

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 802 E. Douglas St in St.Joseph, will host 7EVENTH TIME DOWN and All Things New in a Christmas acoustic tour on Sunday, December 7th at 6pm. Tickets are $5 and seating is very limited. Please call or go online for tickets.

A Night of Carols & Readings (Sun. Dec 7, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Urbana, IL
8157357059
ellymarie@sbcglobal.net

The Parkland College Chamber Singers will present a free Christmas concert on Sunday, December 7th at 7pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 309 W. Green St in Urbana. Please bring a nonperishable food items for local food banks. For details please call oir email.

Mom2Mom (Tue. Dec 9, 2014 9:00 am - 11:00 am)

The Vineyard Church, 1500 N. Lincoln Ave in Urbana, on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month beginning September 9th at 9am. Mom2Mom is a group for moms with children of all ages. Childcare and breakfast provided for a small fee. Please call or go online for details.

Straight No Chaser in concert (Wed. Dec 10, 2014 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Champaign, IL
217-356-9063
http://www.thevirginia.org

Straight No Chaser (SNC) will be in concert on Wednesday, December 10th at 7:30pm at the Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave in Champaign. Tickets range from $39.50-$49.50 and are available at the box office, charge by phone, or online. For more information please call.

Mom2Mom (Thu. Dec 11, 2014 9:15 am - 11:15 am)

The Vineyard Church will be hosting Mom2Mom the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month from 9:15-11:15 at the Sangaman Valley Christian Center 200 W Washington St in Mahomet. Please call or check out our facebook page for details.

3rd Annual Musical Fundraiser (Thu. Dec 11, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Champaign, IL
331-425-5283
confluencechurchinfo@gmail.com
http://www.confluencechurch.org

Confluence Church of Champaign will present the 3rd Annual Musical Fundraiser for Restoration Urban Ministries on Thursday, December 11th at 7pm at Grace Community Church, 2901 Watterson Court in Champaign. The concert is entitled "One Hope: A Gospel and Sacred Jazz Celebration" tickets are $5 at the door. 

Holiday Splendor with the Symphony (Thu. Dec 11, 2014 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Urbana, IL
217-333-6280
music@cusymphony.org
http://www.cusymphony.org

The Champaign/Urbana Symphony will host Holiday Splendor on Thursday, December 11th beginning at 7:30pm at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in Urbana. The CUSO will be joined by the Central Illinois Children’s Chorus and the singers of the Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana. For more information about CUSO concerts or to purchase tickets, please call the CUSO office or go online.

Holiday Wonderland (Sat. Dec 13, 2014 8:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Roberta Morris and American Cancer Society are sponsoring a Winter Wonderland at Lincoln Square in Urbana. There will be over 500 Department 56 houses and accessories, collection of Nativity sets and Santas. Viewing hours begin Saturday December 6th and continue through Sunday, December 21st. For a listing of dates and times please call or email. There will be refreshments for donations. All donations go to American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Champaign County. Tours are available on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons by appointment only. Please call or email for an appointment.

 

Dysart Family Christmas Concert (Sun. Dec 14, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

River Valley Church of Christ, 17 Owl Creek Ln in Fisher, will host the Dysart Family in a Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 14th at 6pm. Please call or go online for details.

Single Moms Ministry (Tue. Dec 16, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

The Vineyard Church of Urbana, 1500 N. Lincoln Ave in Urbana, is hosting the The Single Mom Ministry "In His Hands". This is a new ministry for single moms of all ages and stages. In His Hands meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6pm for dinner and for encouragement. Children attending childcare will have dinner provided. Childcare is provided at no cost but pre-registration is required. For details or to register, please go online.

GEMS meeting (Wed. Dec 17, 2014 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm)

Contact Info:

Champaign, IL
217-359-2122
gems@windsorroad.org
http://www.windsorroad.org/GEMS/

GEMS: God Embracing Mothers who are Single begins meeting Wednesday, September 3rd at the Windsor Rd Christian Church, 2501 W Windsor Road in Champaign. We provide motivating Bible messages, convenient location, free dinner, childcare for kids homework help for your kids and more every 1st and 3rd Wednesday from 6-7:45pm. Please call, email or go online for details.

International Christmas Dinner (Fri. Dec 19, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

The Vineyard Church, 1500 Lincoln Ave in Urbana, will be hosting an International Christmas Dinner on Friday, December 19th at 6pm. People from all nations are invited to bring a dish to share and join in the celebration. This event is held in the cafe and their will be an activity for children. Please call or go online for details

 

Holiday Wonderland (Sat. Dec 20, 2014 8:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Roberta Morris and American Cancer Society are sponsoring a Winter Wonderland at Lincoln Square in Urbana. There will be over 500 Department 56 houses and accessories, collection of Nativity sets and Santas. Viewing hours begin Saturday December 6th and continue through Sunday, December 21st. For a listing of dates and times please call or email. There will be refreshments for donations. All donations go to American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Champaign County. Tours are available on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons by appointment only. Please call or email for an appointment.

 

Healing Rooms Prayer (Sun. Dec 21, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

The Vineyard Church, 1500 N Lincoln Ave in Urbana, will host Healing Rooms, a ministry of prayer on Sunday, December 21st from 6:30-8pm. Each person who attends will receive prayer and encouragement. For details, please call or email.

Champaign-Urbana Symphony Concert (Sat. Jan 31, 2015 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Urbana, IL
217-333-6280
music@cusymphony.org
http://www.cusymphony.org

Champaign-Urbana Symphony presents a concert with selection from Musical Revolutionaries Stravinsky and Beethoven on Saturday, January 31st at 7pm at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in Urbana. For more information or for tickets please call or go online. 

 

Urbana's Holiday Market (Sat. Feb 14, 2015 8:00 am - 1:00 pm)

Urbana will host the Holiday Market every Saturday, November 8 to December 20 from 8am-1pm at Lincoln Square Village in Urbana. This is a farmers market with a twist, seasonal produce, baked goods, artisan crafts and much more. For details or information please go online or call. 

Inventors and Entrepreneurs Symposium on the Prairie (Sat. Mar 7, 2015 8:00 am - 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Champaign, IL
800-779-6925
sales@shape-master.com
http://www.innovativedreamers.com

Craig Vetter will be the keynote speaker at the Inventors and Entrepreneurs Symposium on the Prairie on Saturday, March 7th from 8am-6pm at the I-Hotel, 1900 S. First Street in Champaign. This full day event is to inspire and instruct those who are inventing. Register online or call for more information.

 

Urbana's Holiday Market (Sat. May 23, 2015 8:00 am - 1:00 pm)

Urbana will host the Holiday Market every Saturday, November 8 to December 20 from 8am-1pm at Lincoln Square Village in Urbana. This is a farmers market with a twist, seasonal produce, baked goods, artisan crafts and much more. For details or information please go online or call.