We hope you’re ready for this… can you handle all the fun happening this weekend?!
As we march closer and closer to Christmas, you know what your family’s priorities are and what you plan and hope to do. Have you visited Santa yet? Driven by all your favorite Christmas lights in Champaign-Urbana? On a quest for some fun new family traditions for the holiday season? We’ve been hard at work to round up ALL the info you want this winter holiday season. Remember to bookmark our go-to, everything holiday in Champaign-Urbana post right here if you haven’t already.
chambanamoms.com thanks the Champaign Center Hometown Holiday Shop & Stroll for bringing us our Weekend Planner
Shop local this holiday season and make lasting memories at the first Hometown Holiday Shop & Stroll in the heart of Champaign on Saturday, December 14 from 1:00-5:00pm!
15+ shops will be opening their doors in Champaign’s Downtown, Midtown, and Campustown neighborhoods for an afternoon shopping event featuring fun sales and promos, hot cocoa and treats, gift wrapping, music, and trolley rides. Stroll, shop and enjoy the hospitality of our local stores in Champaign’s historic business districts.
Little ones can enjoy a fun, free scavenger hunt to Find Frosty at participating business locations and collect a prize when they’re done. Complimentary refreshments and samples will be offered at more than a dozen participating shops and cafes. Follow the event on Facebook for updates and participating locations!
Featured Event Listings
Orpheum Children’s Science Museum Snow Globe
Experience the Snow Globe in the Orpheum Theatre Saturdays, Dec. 14, and 21! Immerse in this fun winter wonderland with sledding, Kris Kringle visits, Jolly Trolley rides, holiday games, and more! Follow them on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, too.
Here’s a glimpse of what’s happening this weekend:
Friday, December 13
Saturday, December 14
Sunday, December 15
Community United Church of Christ Longest Night Worship Service
Our Longest Night Worship Service, Dec 15 at 7pm, recognizes that this is not always a season of joy. You will find hope and comfort in knowing that you are not alone. This is a powerful worship experience for those who need it. Childcare and parking are available. For more information, click here.
To Tell You My Story Chapter 3—an evening of real-life stories where Jesus shows up
We all have a story to tell. Stories of hope and victory, grace and freedom, love and justice.
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