We’re not going to get too ahead of ourselves here but we know you’re shopping, menu-planning and generally getting excited for the flurry of the next six weeks
Families can choose from a myriad of events and activities this weekend in Champaign-Urbana
We are calling this weekend “the one where it began”. You know what we’re talking about – holiday buzz. Say all you want about not getting into Christmas-mode until after Thanksgiving, but here is the reality. The next six weeks of life are a BLUR for families with children and we know you’re beginning to plan. Are you ordering your holiday meals this year? Have you started holiday shopping? And (gasp!) maybe even penciling a few holiday activities you don’t want to miss into your calendar? No judgement from us, chambana, we are here for it all too. Hang with us every step of the way these next several weeks and we’ll enjoy the season together!
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chambanamoms.com thanks the Champaign Center Parade of Lights for presenting this weekend’s planner
The 21st annual Parade of Lights returns to downtown Champaign on Saturday, Nov. 27, presented by Christie Clinic. Kick off the holiday season with an inaugural candy crawl at local businesses, horse and carriage rides, VIP seating, visits with Santa, holiday entertainment, and 65 lighted floats in the heart of Champaign! Visit the Champaign Center website, Facebook or Instagram today as you plan for this holiday season.
A few events to check out this weekend
Looking for something to do with your family? You’ve come to the right place! Our events calendar aggregates family-friendly events happening in the Champaign-Urbana metro area. We know you’re busy and looking for a bang for your buck, so we put an emphasis on including free and low-cost events that you can plan to attend on the fly. Please note that events are subject to change without notice.
Friday, November 12, 2021
at Huff Hall, Champaign IL
Building on a background in model and fashion photography, Ramais Photography exhibits a unique mix of love for colorful outdoor scenery, natural and studio lights, expert posing that still allows for a big dose of spontaneity and fun, and the ability to capture the unique personality of their subjects. Ramais Photography specializes in family and senior portraits, as well as professional headshots on location. Quality print products available. Visit their website now.
Applied Research Institute
Is your home’s air healthy? The University of Illinois Indoor Climate Research & Training group is recruiting single family homes built after 2012 for two New Home Indoor Air Quality Studies, one on radon and the other on general contaminants. Homes should be within a ~1-hour drive of Urbana-Champaign. Participants help ICRT advance knowledge in building science and learn about their own home. Homes that qualify for both studies may participate in both. Questions? Contact Kiel at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow the Applied Research Institute on Twitter today.
Sunday, November 14, 2021
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sinai Temple Gift Shop Chanukah Showcase
at Sinai Temple, Champaign IL
Register your kids for a fun play night at I-Power! Saturday November 13 from 6-10 pm. Kids will play in the main gym & ninja gym, eat a Jimmy John’s dinner, watch a short video, then play some more! Ages 5-13, $50 per child, advance registration is required.
The Junior League of Champaign-Urbana is excited to bring back this time-honored tradition to the Champaign-Urbana community this year, happening November 19-21. Stop by the Champaign Hilton Garden Inn to enjoy the holiday season and view trees and wreaths in person. For those that cannot attend in-person, they are happy to offer the ability to participate virtually this year again. View all the items, buy raffle tickets and participate in the silent auctions online!
Friday, Nov 19th: Virtual bidding starts at 5 pm (Facebook live video tour of the room at 5:30)
Saturday, Nov 20th: Public hours 10am-9pm
Sunday, Nov 21st: Public hours 10am-3pm
Entrance Fees for Public Hours:
Kids (ages 4-12)-$3
Kids (3 and under)-Free