Thanks to University of Illinois Athletics for sponsoring our Gigantic Holiday Fun Guide in 2018.
Fighting Illini Athletics has great deals for the whole family this holiday season! Check out these three deals running Dec. 10-24. Men’s basketball: 2 tickets for $20 on Feb. 5, 2019, vs. Michigan State; women’s basketball: $3 ticket deal for National Girls and Women in Sports Day on Feb. 10, 2019, vs. Wisconsin; football: $10 mystery ticket on Sept. 21, 2019, vs. Nebraska.
EVERYTHING HOLIDAY FOR CHAMPAIGN-URBANA 2018
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YOUR CHAMPAIGN-URBANA HOLIDAY GUIDE
If you are trying to make each day count this holiday season, this section is for you. The holiday season gets busy, so we have done the planning for you! Be sure to check out our calendar to see a different activity each day that your family will enjoy.
If you are looking for something free and close by, check out your local libraries. Many branches hold different events to help you fully enjoy the holiday season.
Santa. Trains. Twinkling Lights. Parades. These five words inspire excitement in kids (and parents!) of all ages. You’ll find all of these in our lists for Champaign-Urbana holiday traditions this year.
LIGHTS, LIGHTS, LIGHTS!
WINTER BREAK FUN
NEW YEAR’S EVE IN CHAMPAIGN-URBANA
Don’t forget about Thanksgiving. For some families, turkey trots are an annual tradition – a fun way to make memories.
If you prefer to eat Thanksgiving dinner outside the house, you have options.
THINKING ABOUT GIFTS?
You might not think about fun when you think about shopping. For some, it’s a chore. For others, it’s an enjoyable part of the season. Be sure to check out our shop local trail, and mark your calendar for our Holiday Hullabaloo Shopping Day on Dec. 6.
CHANUKAH happens early this year. Find out where and how to celebrate.
MORE HOLIDAY (AND SANTA!) FUN
Want a phone call from Santa? You can set that up!
For when you fur baby wants to get in on the Santa photo action-
Where to get your picture taken with Santa in Champaign-Urbana and Beyond:
Brunch with Santa and more! Have a meal to remember this holiday season:
Once the big day is over: Where to recycle your tree
How will you be celebrating the holidays? No matter how you choose to spend the season, we hope it is full of love, light, laughter, and joy.