WSIU Almanac 12.8.23
In Mt Vernon, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts hosts Supper with Santa in Mitchell Museum. The event is December 15th & 16th at 5pm. Families will enjoy a buffet dinner, craft activity, and the chance to merrily mingle and take photos with Santa. After dinner, walk The Lights display. Children under 2 are free. Find more details at www.cedarhurst.org
In DuQuoin, see Millions of twinkling lights that make up the three-mile long drive-thru lights experience at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds. The display is open through December 30. The first full three weekends in December, the fairgrounds Expo Hall transforms to a winter wonderland with activities and entertainment for children and adults alike.
The 13th Annual Christmas in Carterville has been rescheduled due to weather. The event has been moved up a day and will take place tonight from 5 to 8pm in the downtown area from Grand Avenue to Anderson Street.
- Santa, Mrs. Claus and many Elves will be there passing out
- Free hot chocolate and cookies
- Games and prizes, face painting
- Caroling and music
- Horse and carriage rides
- NEW THIS YEAR: 360 photo booth and a full-sized carousel