While you prepare your Thanksgiving menu, you can start to shift into overall holiday spirit (however you choose) this weekend
Families can choose from a myriad of events and activities this weekend in Champaign-Urbana
Well, C-U families… it is holiday time. Many of us are making plans for Thanksgiving this weekend, others are ready to start driving through the earliest days of Christmas lights (we’re not naming any names). Whatever you choose to do, there are holiday-themed events and activities to fit your desires this weekend in Champaign-Urbana.
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chambanamoms.com thanks the Junior League of Champaign-Urbana for presenting this weekend’s planner
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
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 19, 2021
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Hot Chocolate and Holiday Movie Weekend - How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Christmas Vacation
at Harvest Moon Twin Drive-in Theatre, Gibson City IL
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Disney's The Jungle Book Kids, presented by Champaign Park District Youth Theatre
at Virginia Theatre, Champaign IL
Lighthouse Autism Center
Known for clinical and operational excellence, Lighthouse Autism Center is now offering center-based ABA therapy in Champaign. With an innovative clinical model called Lighthouse Fusion, therapy at Lighthouse combines the sciences of ABA therapy and speech therapy into one transformative treatment for children with autism. Lighthouse Autism Center in Champaign is now enrolling! Call (217) 295-2491 to learn more! Visit their website or Facebook page.
Saturday, November 20, 2021
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Pathway of Lights
at Aikman Wildlife Adventure, Arcola IL
In the spirit of Giving Thanks, Marcy McAnally, State Farm Agent, and her team are treating community members to a tin of fresh-made rolls baked by local small business Central Illinois Bakehouse. In addition, they whipped up some roasted garlic sea salt and honey almond butter sides to go along with the rolls. Rolls can be reheated for Thanksgiving Day – or there’s no shame in eating them before the big meal! Butter roll on in for contactless pickup under the awning – 900 S. Mattis Avenue Suite A. Quantities limited – follow them on Facebook and Insta for updates!
Bring the whole family for Kids Take Over Huff Hall and celebrate Volleyball seniors at their last home game of the year! Then come cheer on Illinois Women’s Basketball as they take on UC-Riverside. First responders can receive free women’s tickets by emailing email@example.com. It’s going to be a great Sunday!
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