Events

Events

Oct
26
Thu
Fall Fun Park – Country Corner
Oct 26 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Open Weekday Afternoons in October  

Fun Park Activities: 

  • Hayrack rides
  • Cow Train rides
  • Mining for Gems
  • Corn Cannon
  • Timber Nature Trail
  • Learning Center & Bee Barn
  • Barnyard Zoo
  • Straw Fort
  • Duck Racers
  • Giant Jump Pad
  • 8 Acre Interactive Corn Maze with Three exciting challenges
  • Kids Maze-Designed with children’s games
  • Timber Park Picnic area and Playground
  • Rentable Pavilion w/ fire-bowl / Private Rentable Fire Bowl areas available
  • Great for Groups, Birthday Parties Family Reunions and more
  • Special Group Packages and Pricing Available

 

Returning Program This Year! U-Pick Hayrack Ride Festival Weekends – Includes; Hayrack ride,

U-Pick pumpkins, u-pick Indian corn and u-pick Magic popcorn

Witches Night Out Geneseo
Oct 26 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Witches Night Out Geneseo @ Geneseo | Illinois | United States

There is a little witch in all of us …

Let the inner witch fly during Witches Night Out, Thursday, October 26 in Geneseo. A hauntingly fun night filled with frightful treats and an evening specials passport through Geneseo’s specialty merchants, restaurants, and businesses!  Your passport is good for a fun-filled evening of letting your inner witch shop!

Oct
27
Fri
Fall Fun Park – Country Corner
Oct 27 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Open Weekday Afternoons in October  

Fun Park Activities: 

  • Hayrack rides
  • Cow Train rides
  • Mining for Gems
  • Corn Cannon
  • Timber Nature Trail
  • Learning Center & Bee Barn
  • Barnyard Zoo
  • Straw Fort
  • Duck Racers
  • Giant Jump Pad
  • 8 Acre Interactive Corn Maze with Three exciting challenges
  • Kids Maze-Designed with children’s games
  • Timber Park Picnic area and Playground
  • Rentable Pavilion w/ fire-bowl / Private Rentable Fire Bowl areas available
  • Great for Groups, Birthday Parties Family Reunions and more
  • Special Group Packages and Pricing Available

 

Returning Program This Year! U-Pick Hayrack Ride Festival Weekends – Includes; Hayrack ride,

U-Pick pumpkins, u-pick Indian corn and u-pick Magic popcorn

Friday and Saturday Nighttime Fall Fun Park
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

October 6th – 7th, 13th – 14th, 20th – 21st, 27th – 28th                                                         

Zombie Paintball – NEW Nighttime Activity that is sweeping the nation

  • Ride in our Zombie Wagon and shoot the zombies with our paintball guns before they get you

Nighttime Flashlight Maze– Explore our 8 Acre Maze in the dark with a flashlight

  • Solve the entire maze See if you can find all the hidden checkpoints

Enjoy our bonfire, Roast a hotdog and enjoy our concessions

Torment at Twelve Hundred
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Torment at Twelve Hundred

Be Tormented! Severe mental suffering ~ October Weekends

“Torment Twelve Hundred” continues its daunting saga each year!  Your visit will exceed the boundaries of fear, sending you on a walking path through dark winding tunnels, outdoor wooded trails, highly detailed buildings and more.  One of the top 10 haunts in Illinois by USA Today. Not recommended for 12 years and younger. Open toed shoes and high heels are prohibited!

Country Corner Farm Market Nighttime Fall Fun Park @ Country Corner Farm Market & Pumpkin Patch
Oct 27 @ 8:32 pm – 9:32 pm
Country Corner Farm Market Nighttime Fall Fun Park @ Country Corner Farm Market & Pumpkin Patch | Alpha | Illinois | United States

Country Corner Nightime “No Scare Fun”

Explore the Country Corner 8-Acre Corn Maze in the dark with only a flashlight! Solve the entire maze before your battery runs out. Challenge yourself, friends and family to an evening of a fun, fall activity on the farm! Ride the cow train at night through the farm trail, shoot corn cannons by light, enjoy a friendly “no paint” paintball in the hoop building and small Nerf balls. The concession stand will be open for the hunger worked up during evening activities. October Saturday nights enjoy DJ Dave, roast a hot dog or marshmallow over a bonfire in the fall air. Fall, Farm, Fresh, Fun for all!

Oct
28
Sat
Country Corner Halloween Weekend
Oct 28 – Oct 29 all-day

Farm Store Open 10AM – 7PM Saturday & Sunday

  • Fall Fun Park Open 10:30 am – 6:00 pm
  • Last Chance to enjoy our fall Fun Park
  • Pony Rides
  • Barnyard Zoo
  • Giant Jump Pad
  • Straw Fort
  • Duck Racers

–     Timber Nature Trail

–     Learning Center & Bee Barn

–     Concessions in Timber Park

  • Zombie Paintball Train, Cow Train Rides, Mining for Gems, Corn Cannons
  • 8 Acre Interactive Corn Maze with Three exciting challenges
  • Kids Maze-Designed with children’s games
  • New! – Pumpkin Blaster
  • Live Music with DJ Dave
  • Halloween Children’s Costume Contest (age 1 – 12) – Sat at 2PM – Join us on Facebook for updates and details
  • Halloween Pet Costume Contest Sun at 2PM
  • Timber Park Picnic area, Playground and Mini Maze
  • Rentable Pavilion w/ fire-bowl / Private Rentable Fire Bowl areas available
  • Great for Groups, Birthday Parties Family Reunions and more
  • Special Group Packages and Pricing available

 

LAST CHANCE!

 Saturday Night Fall Fun Park       7-10PM                                                 Oct 28th

Zombie Paintball – NEW Nighttime Activity that is sweeping the nation

Ride in our Zombie train and shoot the zombies with our paintball guns before they get you

 Friday and Saturday Night Flashlight Maze- Explore our 8 Acre Maze in the dark with a flashlight – Solve the entire maze See if you can find all the hidden checkpoints

 Friday and Saturday Nights- Enjoy our bonfire, Roast a hotdog and enjoy our concessions

Country Corner Farm Halloween Weekend @ Country Corner Farm Market
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am – Oct 29 @ 7:00 pm
Country Corner Farm Halloween Weekend @ Country Corner Farm Market  | Alpha | Illinois | United States

Country Corner Fall Hurrah!

Dress up and join in the Halloween Weekend fun at Country Corner Farm Market with Farmer Bruce and the gang!  Last of the fall fun! Barnyard zoo, pony rides, learning center & bee barn more! Roam the 8-acre interactive corn maze with three exciting challenges. Roast a hot dog by a bonfire one last fall weekend!

Friday and Saturday Nighttime Fall Fun Park
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

October 6th – 7th, 13th – 14th, 20th – 21st, 27th – 28th                                                         

Zombie Paintball – NEW Nighttime Activity that is sweeping the nation

  • Ride in our Zombie Wagon and shoot the zombies with our paintball guns before they get you

Nighttime Flashlight Maze– Explore our 8 Acre Maze in the dark with a flashlight

  • Solve the entire maze See if you can find all the hidden checkpoints

Enjoy our bonfire, Roast a hotdog and enjoy our concessions

Torment at Twelve Hundred
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Torment at Twelve Hundred

Be Tormented! Severe mental suffering ~ October Weekends

“Torment Twelve Hundred” continues its daunting saga each year!  Your visit will exceed the boundaries of fear, sending you on a walking path through dark winding tunnels, outdoor wooded trails, highly detailed buildings and more.  One of the top 10 haunts in Illinois by USA Today. Not recommended for 12 years and younger. Open toed shoes and high heels are prohibited!

Country Corner Farm Market Nighttime Fall Fun Park @ Country Corner Farm Market & Pumpkin Patch
Oct 28 @ 8:32 pm – 9:32 pm
Country Corner Farm Market Nighttime Fall Fun Park @ Country Corner Farm Market & Pumpkin Patch | Alpha | Illinois | United States

Country Corner Nightime “No Scare Fun”

Explore the Country Corner 8-Acre Corn Maze in the dark with only a flashlight! Solve the entire maze before your battery runs out. Challenge yourself, friends and family to an evening of a fun, fall activity on the farm! Ride the cow train at night through the farm trail, shoot corn cannons by light, enjoy a friendly “no paint” paintball in the hoop building and small Nerf balls. The concession stand will be open for the hunger worked up during evening activities. October Saturday nights enjoy DJ Dave, roast a hot dog or marshmallow over a bonfire in the fall air. Fall, Farm, Fresh, Fun for all!

Oct
29
Sun
Torment at Twelve Hundred
Oct 29 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Torment at Twelve Hundred

Be Tormented! Severe mental suffering ~ October Weekends

“Torment Twelve Hundred” continues its daunting saga each year!  Your visit will exceed the boundaries of fear, sending you on a walking path through dark winding tunnels, outdoor wooded trails, highly detailed buildings and more.  One of the top 10 haunts in Illinois by USA Today. Not recommended for 12 years and younger. Open toed shoes and high heels are prohibited!

Oct
30
Mon
Fall Fun Park – Country Corner
Oct 30 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Open Weekday Afternoons in October  

Fun Park Activities: 

  • Hayrack rides
  • Cow Train rides
  • Mining for Gems
  • Corn Cannon
  • Timber Nature Trail
  • Learning Center & Bee Barn
  • Barnyard Zoo
  • Straw Fort
  • Duck Racers
  • Giant Jump Pad
  • 8 Acre Interactive Corn Maze with Three exciting challenges
  • Kids Maze-Designed with children’s games
  • Timber Park Picnic area and Playground
  • Rentable Pavilion w/ fire-bowl / Private Rentable Fire Bowl areas available
  • Great for Groups, Birthday Parties Family Reunions and more
  • Special Group Packages and Pricing Available

 

Returning Program This Year! U-Pick Hayrack Ride Festival Weekends – Includes; Hayrack ride,

U-Pick pumpkins, u-pick Indian corn and u-pick Magic popcorn

Oct
31
Tue
Fall Fun Park – Country Corner
Oct 31 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Open Weekday Afternoons in October  

Fun Park Activities: 

  • Hayrack rides
  • Cow Train rides
  • Mining for Gems
  • Corn Cannon
  • Timber Nature Trail
  • Learning Center & Bee Barn
  • Barnyard Zoo
  • Straw Fort
  • Duck Racers
  • Giant Jump Pad
  • 8 Acre Interactive Corn Maze with Three exciting challenges
  • Kids Maze-Designed with children’s games
  • Timber Park Picnic area and Playground
  • Rentable Pavilion w/ fire-bowl / Private Rentable Fire Bowl areas available
  • Great for Groups, Birthday Parties Family Reunions and more
  • Special Group Packages and Pricing Available

 

Returning Program This Year! U-Pick Hayrack Ride Festival Weekends – Includes; Hayrack ride,

U-Pick pumpkins, u-pick Indian corn and u-pick Magic popcorn

Torment at Twelve Hundred
Oct 31 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Torment at Twelve Hundred

Be Tormented! Severe mental suffering ~ October Weekends

“Torment Twelve Hundred” continues its daunting saga each year!  Your visit will exceed the boundaries of fear, sending you on a walking path through dark winding tunnels, outdoor wooded trails, highly detailed buildings and more.  One of the top 10 haunts in Illinois by USA Today. Not recommended for 12 years and younger. Open toed shoes and high heels are prohibited!

Nov
24
Fri
“Julmarknad” Christmas Market @ Bishop Hill National Historic Landmark
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Christmas Market in Historic Bishop Hill

Wishing you could go back to simpler times, this Christmas season?

Escape the frenzy of the Christmas season, and make your way to the Julmarknad Christmas Market in National Historic Landmark, Bishop Hill, IL. Experience the sights, sounds, and aromas of Christmas past.  Watch for Swedish folk characters “Tomten” roaming the village.  Special Music, Swedish food specialties, and an abundance of handmade wares, folk art, and antiques will be on hand to enjoy.  You’ll also be able to select from a large array of delicious holiday cookies during our Cookie Walk weekend, homemade by community bakers on Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.. It’s a one-of-kind holiday experience, sure to delight the whole family.

Nov
25
Sat
Small Business Saturday
Nov 25 all-day
Small Business Saturday

Celebrate and Support Local Small Businesses

Spend the day in Henry County browsing the unique small businesses that are the heartbeat of our communities.

Shop for the latest in stylish fashion at our boutiques – Entwined in Bishop Hill, Katsch in Geneseo, or Johnson’s Hub in Kewanee.

Looking for home decor, candles, or something to get you in the holiday spirit?  Urban Farmhouse in Geneseo is always loaded with farmhouse style inventory, and Songbird Lane Antiques in Cambridge is a great place to find antiques and primitives.  Shop for traditional or fun & funky decor and accessories, a lot of it handmade by local artisans, at Mosaic Art Market & Studio in Kewanee, Savage Inspirations in Annawan, or My Moon Creations in Geneseo.

Add beauty to your life with a gorgeous floral arrangement from Village Florist Gifts and Antiques in Geneseo, Heartfelt in Kewanee, or Old Mill Gardens in Atkinson.

If you’re into original art, be sure to visit Rutabaga Art or Smith Studio and Gallery in Geneseo or Gallery on Second in Kewanee.

Take a break and enjoy a delicious lunch at Cerno’s Bar and Grill or The Boiler Room in Kewanee, P.L. Johnson’s in Bishop Hill, or Sweet Peas Grill & Bar in Geneseo.  After you’re done shopping, stop in for a craft beer or glass of wine at Geneseo Brewing Company or Lionstone Brewery & Gastropub in Geneseo or Lavender Crest Winery in Colona.

Spend the day in Henry County and support our small businesses – special people contributing to their communities!

Ol’ Fashioned Christmas
Nov 25 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

An Ol’ Fashioned Christmas Celebration!

Hidden away and found each year is the timeless Galva Ole Fashioned celebration to be held Saturday, November 26.  A simple home spun artistic and joyful event.  The Galva Arts Council brings the community and its families together at the downtown Arts Council building, which will be abuzz all day.

Ol'Fashion Christmas

A season favorite, Galva’s Mini Tree Festival features local artists and residents who place their seasonal creations, including Christmas trees and wreaths, on display for everyone to view.  Lunch is served from and features a fabulous baked potato bar with trimmings, dessert, and beverage.

At dusk, everyone lines the streets to enjoy the Galva Chamber of Commerce’s lighted parade. It meanders downtown Galva and residents line the street to see lighted floats as melodies fill the air.   It becomes a magical night as Wiley Park is aglow with over 10,000 cheerful Christmas Lights. Walk through the park and enjoy the lights.

Head back to the Galva Arts Council building. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the evening coffeehouse headliner begins at 7 p.m…  A festive  jump-start in store for your holiday spirit.  All musicians and storytellers are invited to join in the open-mic session beginning at 8:30 p.m.

Travel the back roads to Galva this holiday weekend. Bring a friend or two and light your Christmas spirit.

Galva Arts Council

Make & Take Ornaments Bring your little ones for a hands on ornament craft. Children can choose to make a gingerman, snowflakes, reindeer, or Christmas tree ornament for your home decorations. The ornaments will be ready to go your tree that day. Donations welcome.

Mini-Tree Festival Stop by and see a selection of decorated Christmas trees. If you want to bring one of the trees home with you, we will have a drawing on Sunday beginning at 1:30. You can purchase tickets for the drawing on Nov. 26. Ticket prices are $1 each or 6 for $5.

Lunch $5 will get you a bowl of soup, a hot or cold drink, and a cookie. We are making extra efforts this year so we won’t run out of cookies.

Chocolate Walk The Performing Arts Boosters will be having a Chocolate Walk in the Galva Arts Center with a variety of goodies for you to take home.

Coffee House, 7 – Regional performance of  Christmas Music. Open Mic follows at 8:30 for musicians, storytellers, and other performers. “It’s free … and you get a cookie”,  John Sloan.

“Julmarknad” Christmas Market @ Bishop Hill National Historic Landmark
Nov 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Christmas Market in Historic Bishop Hill

Wishing you could go back to simpler times, this Christmas season?

Escape the frenzy of the Christmas season, and make your way to the Julmarknad Christmas Market in National Historic Landmark, Bishop Hill, IL. Experience the sights, sounds, and aromas of Christmas past.  Watch for Swedish folk characters “Tomten” roaming the village.  Special Music, Swedish food specialties, and an abundance of handmade wares, folk art, and antiques will be on hand to enjoy.  You’ll also be able to select from a large array of delicious holiday cookies during our Cookie Walk weekend, homemade by community bakers on Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.. It’s a one-of-kind holiday experience, sure to delight the whole family.

Nov
26
Sun
“Julmarknad” Christmas Market @ Bishop Hill National Historic Landmark
Nov 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Christmas Market in Historic Bishop Hill

Wishing you could go back to simpler times, this Christmas season?

Escape the frenzy of the Christmas season, and make your way to the Julmarknad Christmas Market in National Historic Landmark, Bishop Hill, IL. Experience the sights, sounds, and aromas of Christmas past.  Watch for Swedish folk characters “Tomten” roaming the village.  Special Music, Swedish food specialties, and an abundance of handmade wares, folk art, and antiques will be on hand to enjoy.  You’ll also be able to select from a large array of delicious holiday cookies during our Cookie Walk weekend, homemade by community bakers on Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.. It’s a one-of-kind holiday experience, sure to delight the whole family.

Nov
30
Thu
RHPlayers – Doublewide, Texas @ Barn Theatre, Richmond Hill Park
Nov 30 all-day

 

The inhabitants of one of the smallest trailer parks in Texas—four doublewides and a shed—are thrown for a loop when they realize the nearby town of Tugaloo is determined to annex them.  These friends, enemies, and neighbors realize they’ll have to work together to defeat the encroaching annexation if they—and their way of life—have a snowball’s chance to survive being swallowed up by “the big guys.” The rollicking mayhem escalates as the residents attempt to secede from Texas, discover a traitor in their midst, and turn the tables in a surprising and side-splitting finale!

Comedy by Jesse Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten

Directed by John VanDeWoestyne

Richmond Hill Players Geneseo ILCozy local entertainment, performed like a million bucks!

Production includes new and old favorites. Ambiance is down to earth and the seating in the round allows you to feel like you are part of the play.

Community theatre entertainment in an iconic round construction with original rustic timbers.  The theatre seats 162 spectators in the round. Performances are scheduled Thursday through Sunday.  Groups are welcomed, with ample room for bus parking.  Performances begin at 7 p.m., Thursday through Saturday and Sunday performance begins at 3 p.m.

Dec
1
Fri
RHPlayers – Doublewide, Texas @ Barn Theatre, Richmond Hill Park
Dec 1 all-day

 

The inhabitants of one of the smallest trailer parks in Texas—four doublewides and a shed—are thrown for a loop when they realize the nearby town of Tugaloo is determined to annex them.  These friends, enemies, and neighbors realize they’ll have to work together to defeat the encroaching annexation if they—and their way of life—have a snowball’s chance to survive being swallowed up by “the big guys.” The rollicking mayhem escalates as the residents attempt to secede from Texas, discover a traitor in their midst, and turn the tables in a surprising and side-splitting finale!

Comedy by Jesse Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten

Directed by John VanDeWoestyne

Richmond Hill Players Geneseo ILCozy local entertainment, performed like a million bucks!

Production includes new and old favorites. Ambiance is down to earth and the seating in the round allows you to feel like you are part of the play.

Community theatre entertainment in an iconic round construction with original rustic timbers.  The theatre seats 162 spectators in the round. Performances are scheduled Thursday through Sunday.  Groups are welcomed, with ample room for bus parking.  Performances begin at 7 p.m., Thursday through Saturday and Sunday performance begins at 3 p.m.

Atkinson Christmas Festival
Dec 1 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Atkinson Christmas Festival @ Atkinson | Illinois | United States

Three full hours of cheer during Atkinson Christmas Festival! Santa arrives by fire truck and will hear Christmas wishes and lists at the Township Hall. Sample and vote for your favorite Five Roaster Chili Competition downtown at L&J Hometown Market.  Meander downtown and visit the local businesses, treats for all!  Line up the kids for the Reindeer Fun Run downtown at State Street, Pluck a Penguin duck to win a prize, both young and old! Ugly Christmas Sweaters are requested, the secret ugly sweater patrol will be out, winner takes all! The cheerful holiday evening will end when everyone’s had enough fun!

Dec
2
Sat
RHPlayers – Doublewide, Texas @ Barn Theatre, Richmond Hill Park
Dec 2 all-day

 

The inhabitants of one of the smallest trailer parks in Texas—four doublewides and a shed—are thrown for a loop when they realize the nearby town of Tugaloo is determined to annex them.  These friends, enemies, and neighbors realize they’ll have to work together to defeat the encroaching annexation if they—and their way of life—have a snowball’s chance to survive being swallowed up by “the big guys.” The rollicking mayhem escalates as the residents attempt to secede from Texas, discover a traitor in their midst, and turn the tables in a surprising and side-splitting finale!

Comedy by Jesse Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten

Directed by John VanDeWoestyne

Richmond Hill Players Geneseo ILCozy local entertainment, performed like a million bucks!

Production includes new and old favorites. Ambiance is down to earth and the seating in the round allows you to feel like you are part of the play.

Community theatre entertainment in an iconic round construction with original rustic timbers.  The theatre seats 162 spectators in the round. Performances are scheduled Thursday through Sunday.  Groups are welcomed, with ample room for bus parking.  Performances begin at 7 p.m., Thursday through Saturday and Sunday performance begins at 3 p.m.

“Julmarknad” Christmas Market @ Bishop Hill National Historic Landmark
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Christmas Market in Historic Bishop Hill

Wishing you could go back to simpler times, this Christmas season?

Escape the frenzy of the Christmas season, and make your way to the Julmarknad Christmas Market in National Historic Landmark, Bishop Hill, IL. Experience the sights, sounds, and aromas of Christmas past.  Watch for Swedish folk characters “Tomten” roaming the village.  Special Music, Swedish food specialties, and an abundance of handmade wares, folk art, and antiques will be on hand to enjoy.  You’ll also be able to select from a large array of delicious holiday cookies during our Cookie Walk weekend, homemade by community bakers on Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.. It’s a one-of-kind holiday experience, sure to delight the whole family.

Light Up Cambridge ~ Christmas on the Square
Dec 2 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Light Up Cambridge ~ Christmas on the Square @ Cambridge | Illinois | United States

Visit historic Cambridge, Saturday afternoon and absorb the community kickoff to the holiday season. Bring the kids beginning at 3 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. for holiday crafts and games including how to decorate cookies, and making food for reindeer. A festive lighted parade is a must see, and Santa is in tow. Take a tour of B&B Toy Museum to view toys of past and present. Visit with Santa and share Christmas wishes, don’t forget to purchase a Christmas on the Square ornament to hand on your tree.  Enjoy downtown holiday lights, select your Christmas tree and visit local businesses for a taste of holiday spirit.    Sip hot chocolate while touring by hayrack the “Light Up” Cambridge homes. Stop in at the community hall for Trees for a Cause and view decorated trees and bid on your favorite during the silent auction.

Sunday, stock up on the Swedish Bake Sale and devour a BBQ lunch at the Cambridge Lutheran Church. Tour a select group of homes decorated for the season.  Drive on over to the high school and warm up with chili and listen to the jazz band at 5 p.m.. End the evening and attend the First Baptist Church Concert.  See you then.

Andover Christmas Walk
Dec 2 @ 4:45 pm – 8:00 pm
Andover Christmas Walk @ Andover | Illinois | United States

Andover’s festive Christmas Walk is for all to experience and enjoy! Begin with the tree lighting ceremony and sing along at Andover Lake Park.  Warm up with kids crafts and visit with Santa Claus while sampling holiday treats.   Take a drive and enjoy the Andover Lake Park aglow with lighted displays and luminaries, and then visit the candle-lit Jenny Lind Chapel with music for all.  Photo courtesy of Orion News Gazette.

A few of the evening events:

4:45 p.m. Tree Lighting Ceremony and Sing-a-long

5:00 p.m. to 7 p.m. (American Legion Building)

  • Soup supper and Christmas goodies
  • Vocal Ensemble singing Christmas Carols in lower level
  •  Holiday Crafts, Games and Magic Show for the Children
  • Christmas music played on the piano in the upper level
  • Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus, handing out treats to the children
  • Christmas Cookie Walk and Gift Giving Bazaar for gift giving!
  • Silent Auction featuring a variety of Christmas & Winter Decorations
  • Snowmen Display

5:30 to 7:00 p.m. (weather permitting)

  • Tractor-pulled wagon rides—drop-off and pick-up by east pavilion

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

  • Musical performances
Dec
3
Sun
RHPlayers – Doublewide, Texas @ Barn Theatre, Richmond Hill Park
Dec 3 all-day

 

The inhabitants of one of the smallest trailer parks in Texas—four doublewides and a shed—are thrown for a loop when they realize the nearby town of Tugaloo is determined to annex them.  These friends, enemies, and neighbors realize they’ll have to work together to defeat the encroaching annexation if they—and their way of life—have a snowball’s chance to survive being swallowed up by “the big guys.” The rollicking mayhem escalates as the residents attempt to secede from Texas, discover a traitor in their midst, and turn the tables in a surprising and side-splitting finale!

Comedy by Jesse Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten

Directed by John VanDeWoestyne

Richmond Hill Players Geneseo ILCozy local entertainment, performed like a million bucks!

Production includes new and old favorites. Ambiance is down to earth and the seating in the round allows you to feel like you are part of the play.

Community theatre entertainment in an iconic round construction with original rustic timbers.  The theatre seats 162 spectators in the round. Performances are scheduled Thursday through Sunday.  Groups are welcomed, with ample room for bus parking.  Performances begin at 7 p.m., Thursday through Saturday and Sunday performance begins at 3 p.m.

Windmont Park Light Festival @ Windmont Park
Dec 3 – Dec 31 all-day
Windmont Park Light Festival @ Windmont Park | Kewanee | Illinois | United States

Windmont Park Light Festival – Celebrate the Season

Windmont Park Light Festival is a magical wonderland. View vivid colors and whimsical lights celebrating the spirit of the Christmas season in Kewanee. Sunday, December 3, Santa arrives in the parade and signals the opening of the season with a fireworks display. The viewing season continues through New Year’s Day.

“Julmarknad” Christmas Market @ Bishop Hill National Historic Landmark
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Christmas Market in Historic Bishop Hill

Wishing you could go back to simpler times, this Christmas season?

Escape the frenzy of the Christmas season, and make your way to the Julmarknad Christmas Market in National Historic Landmark, Bishop Hill, IL. Experience the sights, sounds, and aromas of Christmas past.  Watch for Swedish folk characters “Tomten” roaming the village.  Special Music, Swedish food specialties, and an abundance of handmade wares, folk art, and antiques will be on hand to enjoy.  You’ll also be able to select from a large array of delicious holiday cookies during our Cookie Walk weekend, homemade by community bakers on Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.. It’s a one-of-kind holiday experience, sure to delight the whole family.

Dec
7
Thu
Jingle & Mingle Open House
Dec 7 – Dec 10 all-day
Jingle & Mingle Open House

Holiday Treasures to Jingle all the way home….

Jingle and mingle and let your holiday spirit glow.  Shop by candlelight Friday evening downtown Geneseo. Take a stroll down historic State Street to begin your holiday shopping. Local shop keepers offer unique home decor, women’s fashions and accessories and more!

Thursday evening stores open until 7 p.m.

Friday evening candlelight shopping 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, Noon to 4 p.m.

RHPlayers – Doublewide, Texas @ Barn Theatre, Richmond Hill Park
Dec 7 all-day

 

The inhabitants of one of the smallest trailer parks in Texas—four doublewides and a shed—are thrown for a loop when they realize the nearby town of Tugaloo is determined to annex them.  These friends, enemies, and neighbors realize they’ll have to work together to defeat the encroaching annexation if they—and their way of life—have a snowball’s chance to survive being swallowed up by “the big guys.” The rollicking mayhem escalates as the residents attempt to secede from Texas, discover a traitor in their midst, and turn the tables in a surprising and side-splitting finale!

Comedy by Jesse Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten

Directed by John VanDeWoestyne

Richmond Hill Players Geneseo ILCozy local entertainment, performed like a million bucks!

Production includes new and old favorites. Ambiance is down to earth and the seating in the round allows you to feel like you are part of the play.

Community theatre entertainment in an iconic round construction with original rustic timbers.  The theatre seats 162 spectators in the round. Performances are scheduled Thursday through Sunday.  Groups are welcomed, with ample room for bus parking.  Performances begin at 7 p.m., Thursday through Saturday and Sunday performance begins at 3 p.m.

Dec
8
Fri
RHPlayers – Doublewide, Texas @ Barn Theatre, Richmond Hill Park
Dec 8 all-day

 

The inhabitants of one of the smallest trailer parks in Texas—four doublewides and a shed—are thrown for a loop when they realize the nearby town of Tugaloo is determined to annex them.  These friends, enemies, and neighbors realize they’ll have to work together to defeat the encroaching annexation if they—and their way of life—have a snowball’s chance to survive being swallowed up by “the big guys.” The rollicking mayhem escalates as the residents attempt to secede from Texas, discover a traitor in their midst, and turn the tables in a surprising and side-splitting finale!

Comedy by Jesse Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten

Directed by John VanDeWoestyne

Richmond Hill Players Geneseo ILCozy local entertainment, performed like a million bucks!

Production includes new and old favorites. Ambiance is down to earth and the seating in the round allows you to feel like you are part of the play.

Community theatre entertainment in an iconic round construction with original rustic timbers.  The theatre seats 162 spectators in the round. Performances are scheduled Thursday through Sunday.  Groups are welcomed, with ample room for bus parking.  Performances begin at 7 p.m., Thursday through Saturday and Sunday performance begins at 3 p.m.

Lucia Nights Celebration @ Bishop Hill National Historic Landmark
Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Drive the back roads to Bishop Hill for a memorial holiday experience Lucia Nights. As you enter the historic 19th Century village, you will be greeting with a candlelit glow of luminary-lined sidewalks and candles in the windows of shops, museums, and homes. A little snow doesn’t hurt the ambiance, either.

Lucia’s (young girls with candles) serve coffee and sweets in village museums and shops.  Enjoy a chili/soup supper at the Methodist Church or dine at local eateries. Perhaps do some last minute Christmas shopping? Carolers from local high schools will be strolling the village both evenings.  The event runs from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Saturday and Sunday.

Musicians will be featured at the Steeple Building and the Dairy Building.  Storytelling at VASA Archives and stop by the Bishop Hill Colony School for an old-fashioned barn dance.

Schedule

4 p.m. Bishop Hill Community United Methodist Church Chili Supper
6 p.m. Christmas Tree Lighting
6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Musical Performers at the Dairy Building
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Musical Performers at the Steeple Building

 

7 p.m. Saturday Only:

Old Fashioned Barn Dance at the Colony School

Dec
9
Sat
RHPlayers – Doublewide, Texas @ Barn Theatre, Richmond Hill Park
Dec 9 all-day

 

The inhabitants of one of the smallest trailer parks in Texas—four doublewides and a shed—are thrown for a loop when they realize the nearby town of Tugaloo is determined to annex them.  These friends, enemies, and neighbors realize they’ll have to work together to defeat the encroaching annexation if they—and their way of life—have a snowball’s chance to survive being swallowed up by “the big guys.” The rollicking mayhem escalates as the residents attempt to secede from Texas, discover a traitor in their midst, and turn the tables in a surprising and side-splitting finale!

Comedy by Jesse Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten

Directed by John VanDeWoestyne

Richmond Hill Players Geneseo ILCozy local entertainment, performed like a million bucks!

Production includes new and old favorites. Ambiance is down to earth and the seating in the round allows you to feel like you are part of the play.

Community theatre entertainment in an iconic round construction with original rustic timbers.  The theatre seats 162 spectators in the round. Performances are scheduled Thursday through Sunday.  Groups are welcomed, with ample room for bus parking.  Performances begin at 7 p.m., Thursday through Saturday and Sunday performance begins at 3 p.m.

Geneseo Jingle 5k Run
Dec 9 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm
Geneseo Jingle 5k Run

Put on your holiday best and dash the Geneseo community streets in this festive run. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.

Geneseo Christmas Walk
Dec 9 @ 10:30 am – 8:00 pm
Geneseo Christmas Walk @ Geneseo | Illinois | United States

A Geneseo Christmas Walk

Geneseo‘s Christmas spirit sparkles, and magic is in the air. Make new memories and keep the old this holiday season in Geneseo, Illinois.

Visit with Santa beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the Geneseo Library, then venture off to the Jingle Bell Obstacle Course at the Geneseo Community Center.

Family activities downtown from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. include concerts at the First Congregational Church, Smith Studio & Gallery will offer kids crafts, Central Theatre will offer writing letters to Santa.

Dine at one of the many local dinings and visit historic State Street for specialty shopping and artful gifts. Dusk sets and the streets are lined with visitors waiting to see the lighted parade featuring over 30 floats. As the parade

5:45 p.m. gather around the State Street Christmas tree (between the Geneseo Historical Museum and Designs on the Boulevard) Santa will light the tree marking the beginning of the evening festivities. Dusk sets and the streets are lined with visitors waiting to see the lighted parade featuring over 30 floats. As the parade

Dusk sets and the streets are lined with visitors waiting to see the lighted parade featuring over 30 floats. As the parade begins, grab roasted chestnuts let the magical evening begin! Tour the Geneseo Historical Museum, a 27 room Italianate mansion featuring lively tours and melodies performed by local musicians. Stroll the downtown and view decorated windows – some will feature live surprises! Partake in the “Angels Among Us” a treasure hunt. Visit Central Theatre for a family Christmas movie!

Walk Geneseo’s historic State Street and enjoy musical performances, including Madrigal performed by the Geneseo High School students, Community Choir and more!

Lucia Nights Celebration @ Bishop Hill National Historic Landmark
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Drive the back roads to Bishop Hill for a memorial holiday experience Lucia Nights. As you enter the historic 19th Century village, you will be greeting with a candlelit glow of luminary-lined sidewalks and candles in the windows of shops, museums, and homes. A little snow doesn’t hurt the ambiance, either.

Lucia’s (young girls with candles) serve coffee and sweets in village museums and shops.  Enjoy a chili/soup supper at the Methodist Church or dine at local eateries. Perhaps do some last minute Christmas shopping? Carolers from local high schools will be strolling the village both evenings.  The event runs from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Saturday and Sunday.

Musicians will be featured at the Steeple Building and the Dairy Building.  Storytelling at VASA Archives and stop by the Bishop Hill Colony School for an old-fashioned barn dance.

Schedule

4 p.m. Bishop Hill Community United Methodist Church Chili Supper
6 p.m. Christmas Tree Lighting
6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Musical Performers at the Dairy Building
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Musical Performers at the Steeple Building

 

7 p.m. Saturday Only:

Old Fashioned Barn Dance at the Colony School

Dec
10
Sun
RHPlayers – Doublewide, Texas @ Barn Theatre, Richmond Hill Park
Dec 10 all-day

 

The inhabitants of one of the smallest trailer parks in Texas—four doublewides and a shed—are thrown for a loop when they realize the nearby town of Tugaloo is determined to annex them.  These friends, enemies, and neighbors realize they’ll have to work together to defeat the encroaching annexation if they—and their way of life—have a snowball’s chance to survive being swallowed up by “the big guys.” The rollicking mayhem escalates as the residents attempt to secede from Texas, discover a traitor in their midst, and turn the tables in a surprising and side-splitting finale!

Comedy by Jesse Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten

Directed by John VanDeWoestyne

Richmond Hill Players Geneseo ILCozy local entertainment, performed like a million bucks!

Production includes new and old favorites. Ambiance is down to earth and the seating in the round allows you to feel like you are part of the play.

Community theatre entertainment in an iconic round construction with original rustic timbers.  The theatre seats 162 spectators in the round. Performances are scheduled Thursday through Sunday.  Groups are welcomed, with ample room for bus parking.  Performances begin at 7 p.m., Thursday through Saturday and Sunday performance begins at 3 p.m.

Kewanee Community Choir Concert @ First Baptist Church
Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kewanee Community Choir Concert @ First Baptist Church

Enjoy the music of the season performed by the Kewanee Community Choir.

The event is sponsored by the Kewanee Area Arts Council.