Events

Events

Dec
2
Sat
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 @ 12:18 am – 1:18 am

 

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 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.

Windmont Park Light Festival @ Windmont Park
Dec 3 @ 11:44 pm – Dec 31 @ 11:59 pm
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.

Dec
7
Thu
Jingle & Mingle Open House
Dec 7 @ 12:03 am – Dec 10 @ 1:03 am
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 @ 12:18 am – 1:18 am

 

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 @ 12:18 am – 1:18 am

 

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 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 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.

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 @ 12:18 am – 1:18 am

 

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!

Dec
10
Sun
RHPlayers – Doublewide, Texas @ Barn Theatre, Richmond Hill Park
Dec 10 @ 12:18 am – 1:18 am

 

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.