Go soak up some festive lights this weekend, make some Christmas cookies and find your festive wherever the weekend leads you with a number of great events to pick from
Families can choose from a myriad of events and activities this weekend in Champaign-Urbana
Have you been enjoying Christmas Lights Around Champaign-Urbana this week? We sure have! Remember that we have a list going of all of Champaign-Urbana’s best Christmas lights that you can find this year in our community (and some further-away options, too!) We love lights so much that one of our winter events is a special lights and hot cocoa event THIS Sunday night… it’s free, it will be fun and we can’t wait to see many of you out at Prairie Farm this weekend!
Featured Event – Twinkling Lights and Cocoa
Sunday, December 12, 5-6:30 p.m.
Join us for a special evening of lights, family friendly fun, and cocoa at Prairie Farm (2202 W. Kirby Ave, Champaign). Grab your mittens, warm coats, and hats and join us on a stroll through the twinkling lights. Enjoy photo opportunities and more at this event that is sure to be fun for all ages. A special thank you to our friends at Christie Clinic for sponsoring our family friendly fun activities this fall and winter. We would also like to thank our friends at the Champaign Park District for hosting us at this event.
At Prairie Gardens it’s totally Christmas! Shop their huge selection of fresh Christmas trees, including Balsams and Fraser Firs starting at just $49.99! Plus, choose from wreaths, roping, boughs and more! Locally owned since 1964, Prairie Gardens is truly a one-of-a-kind Chambana gem! Located at Springfield and Duncan Ave. Champaign. Visit their website and find them on Instagram now.
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, December 10, 2021
Friday, December 10, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (or while supplies last)
Marcy McAnally, State Farm Agent, and her team are spreading Holiday cheer with their last gift of the year! Stop by for a gift bag of items to make a tour of the local festive holiday lights a success. They worked with the Black Bear Bakery out of Mahomet to make the hot chocolate bombs for some specialty hot cocoa. Candy canes, mini magnetic flashlights and a map of local lights will be sure to make the evening fun! Stop by under their awning and they’ll bring a bag out to you. Limited quantities, so follow up on Facebook & Instagram for information.
Featured Streaming Event – Cooking Dinner with Modern Family Dinners – Making Dinner with the Family
Sunday, December 12, 2021
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Santa Cares Day - A Sensory-Friendly Santa Event
at Marketplace Mall, Champaign Illinois
Q Dental has been serving families in the Champaign community for almost 40 years. Dr. Kelvin Jung and Dr. Kenneth Sensenbrenner take a team approach to dental care and foster a partnership between their patients and their staff. Their gentle and compassionate dentists use the latest technological advances to always ensure worry-free, comfortable visits. Their tiny patients are encouraged to tag along with Mom and Dad and see what a trip to the dentist is all about.
Location: 3101 Village Office Place, Champaign
Sign up for the WINTER SEASON of Lil’ Kickers, or try a FREE TRIAL class through the Youth Programs page on their website!
Lil’ Kickers is a child-development program with soccer as the vehicle. Classes are led by high-energy coaches and packed with creative games structured to help kids ages 18 months to 7 years tackle age-appropriate developmental milestones. Click here to check out a flyer detailing winter programming.
Remember to take care of your heart during the holiday – presented by Carle
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