There is so much happening in Champaign-Urbana over the winter holidays this December that we’re giving you a head start.

We’ve got the lowdown on all the family-friendly Christmas, winter, New Year’s Eve and other holiday events in and around Champaign-Urbana. Plenty of these events require pre-registration, so be sure to plan ahead.

We will list these chronologically by start date. Have we missed any events? Let us know –  and check back often to see what we’ve added. We are just getting started, because we know there will be an avalanche of local holiday events to enjoy as we head into December. (We’ve got November events listed separately). Please note that events are subject to change without notice.

Ongoing events or events with multiple dates:

Hardy’s Reindeer Ranch: Reindeer tours, Christmas trees, and more. Open daily through Dec. 29 (closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day).

Santa’s Secret Star Film: Learn about the day and night sky and how the stars seem to make pictures in the sky in our holiday show for young stargazers. Head to the Staerkel Planetarium to learn how YOU, too, can find Santa’s secret star! Every Saturday night from Nov. 3 through Dec. 15, at 7 p.m.

Santa Arrives at Marketplace Mall: Santa comes to Champaign-Urbana starting on Nov. 23 and will be in town through Dec. 24. Free Hugs, Free Smiles, Free Wishes and of course Free HO HO HOs! Santa has made his way from the North Pole and is ready to greet children of all ages. Holiday photo packages are also available.

Season Of Light: ”Season of Light” at the Staerkel Planetarium traces the history and development of many of the world’s holiday customs, all of which involve lighting up the winter season. This show also recounts the historical religious and cultural rituals practiced during the time of winter solstice – not only Christian and Jewish, but also Celtic, Nordic, Roman, Irish, Mexican and Hopi. It also takes a look at some of our more light-hearted seasonal traditions. Shows Friday-Saturday nights at 8 p.m.

The 2013 Crisis Nursery Children’s Holiday Shop from December  7-14, at Lincoln Square in Urbana. Shopping times are: Saturday, December 7: 9am – 5pm Sunday, December 8: Noon – 5pm Monday, December 9 – Friday, December 13: 4 -7pm Saturday, December 14: 9am – 5pm. Kids can shop with our ‘celebrity’ shoppers on the following dates: Saturday, December 7, 2-5pm: University of Illinois Athletes Monday, December 9, 4-5:30pm: Parkland College Golf Team Thursday, December 12, 4-7pm: University of Illinois Cheerleaders.  All gifts are priced between $2 and $8. Children shop with the help of a community volunteer so their gifts are a surprise for family and friends.

Snow Globe Saturdays at the Orpheum Children’s Museum in Champaign:  December 7, 14, and 21, 1-5 p.m. Spend an enchanted time in a winter wonderland inside the Orpheum Theater’s own snow globe featuring indoor sledding, snowman making, snow ball throwing, ice fishing, and more! Bring your wish list for Santa and enjoy sounds of the season floating through the glittery air. After a couple of runs down the snow hill, return to the Orpheum’s mezzanine for hot chocolate, treats, and crafts. $6 members, $8 nonmembers, family pack 4 for $28.

Champaign Urbana Ballet Presents The Nutcracker: Who doesn’t love the “Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy?” “The Nutcracker” features company dancers from Champaign Urbana Ballet, along with children from the Champaign-Urbana community. This local production is performed at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Illinois. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 5, 6, 7; and 2 p.m. Dec. 7 and 8; 6 p.m. on Dec. 8. For more information, visit the Champaign Urbana Ballet online.

A Christmas Story at The Little Theater on the Square: This funny and heartwarming play is based on the film by humorist Jean Shepherd. His memoir, about growing up in the Midwest in the 1940s, follows 10-year-old Ralphie Parker  (Champaign resident Kyle Klein II) in his unflappable campaign to get Santa to give him a “legendary official Red Rider carbine-action 200 shot range-model air rifle.” Family Friendly! December 13-15 and December 16-22. See the theater’s website for showtimes and ticket prices.

Visit Santa in Monticello: Santa will be waiting for your visits at the Wabash Depot in Monticello starting Saturday, Dec. 15 through Dec. 23. Hours vary by the day.

Candlestick Lane: Grant Place and potions of Eastern and Fairlawn, Urbana. An area tradition, Candlestick Lane will be lit (starting Dec. 14, we believe – but need confirmation) every evening from 5 to 10 p.m. through Christmas. Drive cautiously and turn off headlights to get the most enjoyment from the lights.

Miracle on 34th Street: Will be presented at Parkland College Theatre beginning Friday, December 13th. This classic Christmas tale adapted by Mountain Community Theater from the novel by Valentine Davies and based on the movie of the same name is one of the most loved stories of the season.Miracle on 34th Street will be presented at 8 performances: Evenings on December 13, 14, 19, 20, and 21 at 7PM and afternoon matinees on December 15, 21 and 22 at 3PM. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students, and $8 for children under 12. For reservations, please send an email to: tickets@bahhumbug.biz or call us at 217-621-8276. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Sunday, Dec. 1

LeRoy Christmas Parade: LeRoy will welcome Santa Claus during the Christmas Parade, to be held on Sunday, December 1, at 2:00 p.m.

Grinch Day at Barnes and Noble: Join us for a reading of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! on Sunday, December 1. Enjoy Grinch-themed activities, treats and more! Barnes and Noble, 65 East Market View Dr., Champaign, 3 p.m. Call 217.355.2264 or e-mail crm2714@bn.com to reserve a spot.

Messiah Singalong: 4 p.m., Sunday December 1. A BACH tradition continues as audience members are invited to sing the choruses in the beautiful “Christmas portion” of Handel’s famous oratorio, Messiah.  A quartet of soloists and award-winning organist Scott Montgomery join in to joyfully inaugurate the holiday season. Bring your own score or borrow one at the door. Free, donations accepted. First Baptist Church at Savoy 1602 S. Prospect Avenue, Savoy.

Monday, Dec. 2

Tuesday, Dec. 3

Winter Holiday Program: Enjoy activities celebrating Chanukah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, and the Winter Solstice. For children of all ages at the Urbana Free Library, 6 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 5

Friday, Dec. 6

Santa at Tolono Public Library: Mark your calendar for Santa’s visit on Friday, December 6 from 6 -7:30pm.  We will kick off December with a visit from Old Saint Nick himself. Bring in your child to get their picture taken with Santa and to enjoy holiday activities with Miss Jeannette.

Tuscola Christmastown Celebration: Craft Vendor Fair @ Tuscola Community Building from 4-8 p.m., performance at 5 p.m.

Holiday Storytime Featuring The Polar Express: Barnes and Noble, 65 East Market View Dr., Champaign, 7 p.m. All aboard The Polar Express! On Friday, December 6 at 7:00 pm, enjoy a reading of the holiday classic The Polar Express, along with fun activities and holiday treats. Be sure to come in your favorite Christmas pajamas! Call 217.355.2264 or e-mail crm2714@bn.com to reserve a spot.

The Tons O’ Fun Band and Friends 8th Annual Christmas Show: This year, The Tons ‘O’ Fun Band’s and Friends Christmas show is coming back to the beautifully restored Virginia Theatre in Downtown Champaign on Friday December 6th at 7pm. This magical evening will feature TOFB performing many of your seasonal favorites. Special appearances include a host of musician friends including back by popular demand, La Familia Aguirre,  the PBS Band, Paul Sabuco and Gloria Roubal, Rena Day from the group Champaign, Dody Cosmedy, Tim Frazier, Drew Fredrickson, Chris Moors, and Tony Clements as Master of Ceremonies. Start off the holiday season with good music, good times and good cheer.  All proceeds will benefit Developmental Services Center’s “”Tree of Hope Campaign!”  Tickets are $35 for VIP which includes pre-show reception and reserved seating, $15 adult/$5 for children 12 and under. 

Saturday, Dec. 7

Tuscola Christmastown Celebration: Full slate of events all day!  7- 7:45 Registration – Santa Chase 5K Run/Walk  @ Tuscola Community Building; 8:00 am – 11:00 am – Santa Breakfast @ Douglas County Museum; 8:00 am – 2:00 pm – Craft Vendor Fair @ Tuscola Community Building; 8 am – Santa Chase 5K Run/Walk @ Tuscola Community Building; 11:00 am – Parade – route starts from the “entrance” to Ervin Park, the parade will proceed South on Main St., then West on North Central St. ending at the Community Building.; 1:00 pm Baby Contest @ Tuscola Community Building; 9 am – 1:30 pm – Santa Paws @ Jarman Center (Pet pictures with Santa); 3:00 pm Children’s Activities @ Tuscola Public Library; 4 p.m. Hometown Band Wind Ensemble; 6 – 10 p.m. Christmas Party

Breakfast with Santa in Mahomet: Enjoy donuts and milk, crafts, activities and a visit with Santa on Saturday, December 1 from 8:30-10: a.m. at the Mahomet-Seymour High School Cafeteria. $3.00 per child, $1.00 per adult Parents are welcome to bring cameras for a photo opportunity with Santa. Please purchase tickets by Dec. 6 at the following locations: Busey Bank, First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust, Fisher National Bank, First Financial Bank and Mahomet Area Chamber of Commerce Office in ReMax building. Sponsored by Mahomet Area Chamber of Commerce and the Mahomet Town & Country Womens Club.

Make and Take Ornament Workshop: Kids of all ages are invited to the Mahomet Public Library from any time between 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to make a holiday ornament they can keep.

A St. Joseph Country Christmas:  The St. Joseph Township-Swearingen Memorial Library will be hosting Country Christmas this year for the St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce.  On Saturday, December 7th, Santa will arrive at the library at 10 a.m. to read stories to the children and talk with them.  He will be available until 12 noon. At the same time, we will have local author, Letitia Moffitt, talk about her first novel that will be released on November 12, 2013. For more information please contact the library at 469-2159 or email us at stjosephtownshiplibrary@gmail.com.

Rantoul Christmas Parade and Santa’s Village: Parade at 10 am followed by Free Fun Activities and Prizes. Santa will be in the parade and after the parade visit Santa. To get in the parade contact the Rantoul Area Chamber of Commerce  at 893-3323 or email us at office@rantoulchamber.com. Free.

Candy Christmas Trees: Come enjoy books and songs about Christmas trees, then make your own candy christmas tree to take home. For elementary schoolers. From 11 a.m. to noon at the Urbana Free Library. 

Christmas in Homer: Enjoy the season in the village of Homer. Santa in the Library, vendors, Christmas Tree Lane, the Cookie Walk, and a Soup and Sandwich Luncheon.From 9-2 the Village Hall will have Christmas Tree Lane, an arts and crafts fair, and a Cookie Walk. From 11-1 there is a luncheon, and Santa will be at the Homer Community Library from 10 a.m. -1 p.m. 

Polar Paws 5K: Join the Champaign Park District at 10 a.m. at Champaign’s Centennial Park to kick off your howl-a-day season with a fun run that’s sure to delight everyone in your family, especially your dog! Water, hot chocolate, and holiday and dog cookies will be available along the course to keep all our racers merry and bright. Only one dog per runner, please. All dogs must have current vaccinations and be under control on a leash at all times.  (R/NR): $10/$15. Fee covers one human and one dog. Humans running without dogs (i.e. children accompanying their parents) are also $10/$15 each. Dog handlers must be 15 or older. Please, no human runners under the age of 8 and no canine runners under the age of 1 year.

Monticello Christmas Parade: Kick off the holiday season with a parade in downtown Monticello at 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 7.

Douglas Community Center Holiday Party: FREE! Ages 3-10. From 1 -3 p.m. He’s making a list, checking it twice…have you been naughty or nice?! Santa Claus is coming to town! Children and parents are invited to join Santa for a magical holiday party with games, prizes, and treats. Santa will be bringing his bag full of toys to give away to children at the party! Sponsored by the Champaign Park District.

COCOA AND CAROLS: Douglass Park, Saturday, December 7, 3-4pm, All Ages. Ring in the holiday season at Douglass Park’s tree lighting ceremony and caroling party! Warm up with hot chocolate and cookies while riding the holiday express trolley around Douglass Park. Free!

To Grandmother’s House We Go:  Nine stations will be available for children to make, wrap, and take home presents and ornaments for their families and friends. Come join us for a great time with crafts for everyone! Storyteller Kim Sheahan will entertain with holiday stories from 4:00-4:45. Free. Museum of the Grand Prairie, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 600 N Lombard, Mahomet, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. For information, 217-586-2612 or kriopelle@ccfpd.org.

Peace Lutheran Church Live Nativity: From 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church, 200 W. Arnold, Thomasboro. Start your Christmas season with a wonderful, uplifting afternoon. Peace Lutheran Church will once again hold its Live Nativity on December 8th, from 4:00 to 7:00pm. Please join us in hearing the retelling of Christ’s birth as it is enacted on the church grounds. Live animals will also be part of our presentation. We will again have activities for children in the Parish Hall, as well as serving hot dogs, chili, cookies, coffee, hot chocolate and lemonade. All are welcome to attend. There is no charge for the event, but a free will donation basket will be available and money collected will be given to a charitable cause.

Santa in Arcola:  at 5: 30 p.m. Enjoy a Meet and Green with Santa Claus followed by: Christmas Carols Hot Chocolate Wagon Rides. Arcola Community Center, 107 W. Main St., Arcola

Sunday, Dec. 8

Ornament Workshop and Tree Decorating:  On Sunday, December 8, bring your children to the Philo Public Library from 3:00-4:00 p.m. to create ornaments and decorations to take home. Following the Ornament Workshop, at 4:00 p.m. there will be Christmas Caroling, Decorating of the Village Christmas Tree (behind the Library) and lighting of the tree, followed by refreshments in the Library meeting room. Help us kick off our Holiday Season by attending this annual event. 

Live Nativity: This year’s Trinity Lutheran Church, (701 E. Florida Ave., Urbana) Live Nativity will be held on December 8 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. See animals, a manger and watch as the story of Christmas comes alive. There are live animals, adult and children choirs, real people playing the parts of Mary, Joseph, the Wise Men, shepherds, and angels; special music and songs all evening.

Annual Carol Concert 2013: Presented by the UI School of Music, an exuberant tradition returns when choruses, instrumentalists, and audience members join in a celebration of the winter season. Tickets $10, at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts Foellinger Great Hall, 3 p.m

Winter Festival at Krannert Center: Share a cozy feeling of comfort at our Winter Festival this December with your donations of cold weather clothing—mittens, gloves, hats, scarves, ear muffs, and coats—for the Warm-a-Kid Drive sponsored by the Dr. Marshall K. Berner Family Information Center of the Champaign Unit 4 School District. A family-friendly—and free—celebration of winter’s cheer. Free. Starts at 4 p.m.

Nativity Walk and Christmas/Advent Concert: From 4-7 p.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2101 S. Prospect Avenue, Champaign. Many beautiful nativity sets shown in lighted displays. More info to come.

Annual Handel’s Messiah Presentation with Orchestral Accompaniment at Canaan Baptist Church, 402 W. Main St., U. in the Canaan Academy Gymnasium.  FREE and open to the public.  A freewill offering will be taken for the Academy’s Scholarship Fund.  Concert starts at 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 10

Santa Storytime: Santa will be at storytime to read to the children, take photos and get the children’s wish lists at the Allerton Public Library in Monticello, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.


Wednesday, Dec. 11

2013 Holiday Magic Show Chemistry Demonstration: 100 Noyes Lab, 505 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana.  We do a lot of demonstrations that cannot be done in a regular school classroom.  After the show, university science students will be outside the lecture hall to serve cookies and just visit with the kids. Shows 7 p.m. Dec. 11;  2 p.m., Saturday Dec. 14;  and Sunday, Dec. 15. Sponsored by School of Chemical Sciences and others. Free, but tickets are required this year.

Polar Express Party Program: Experience the magic of Chris Van Allsburg’s Polar Express with activities, crafts, and a bedtime snack. Get in the spirit of the story and come dressed in your pajamas. For children of all ages at the Urbana Free Library, 6 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 12

CUSO Holiday Concert: A holiday treat for the entire family, this program is a feast of musical delights, including choral classics, masterpieces of the season, holiday favorites such as Sleigh Ride, the Hallelujah chorus, and, of course, a visit from Old St. Nick! At Krannert Center for the Performing Arts; tickets $31-$5.

Friday, Dec. 13

Merry Treasures: A holiday DIY bazaar hosted by the I.D.E.A store, from  4 -7 p.m. on Dec. 13 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec.14. The sale’s emphasis will be on handmade stocking stuffers and other small gift items. Another unique component of this sale is that all items must be crafted primarily from recycled, reused or repurposed materials. The I.D.E.A. Store, Second Floor, 28 E. Springfield, Champaign.

Saturday, Dec. 14

Green Mill Village Holiday Walk: Saturday, December 14th, 8am to 12pm: Breakfast with Santa served at Carriage Crossing 909 Green Mill Road, Arcola, IL 61910 $5 per person 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon Kids Crafts at Santa’s Workshop Located at the Best Western PLUS 917 Green Mill Road, Arcola, IL 61910 $5.00 per person 9am, 10am, 11am: Storytime with Mrs. Claus 12:00 pm: Final Silent Auction Winners Announced / Crafts Ends

Breakfast with Santa in Rantoul: Sausage, Eggs, Pancakes, & Juice. Free, but donations requested from all ages. Parents, Grandparents, Relatives, -Welcome. No reservations required. Don’t forget your camera! Children MUST be accompanied by an adult.Call 893-5700 for more information. From 8 to 10 a.m. at the Rantoul Youth Center, 1306 Country Club Lane

Christmas in Bement: A full day of events are planned, including a parade at 1 p.m., horse-drawn carriage rides between 5 to 7 p.m, a tea (advanced registration required), and much more. Full schedule, click on the link.

MERRY & BRIGHT CANDY CANE HUNT: Kids, we just found out that Santa hid candy canes all over his reindeer’s favorite Park District place – Prairie Farm! So bundle up and come on out to the farm to help us find them! We even hear that some rare and special candy canes have been sighted on the farm – and you’ll get prizes if you find them! Plus, you’ll get to meet Santa himself. Stay warm with as much hot chocolate as you can drink! We will do waves of candy cane hunts beginning at 1:30pm. This event is FREE for children ages 3-10. Sponsored by the Champaign Park District.

Merry Treasures: A holiday DIY bazaar hosted by the I.D.E.A store, from  4 -7 p.m. on Dec. 13 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec.14. The sale’s emphasis will be on handmade stocking stuffers and other small gift items. Another unique component of this sale is that all items must be crafted primarily from recycled, reused or repurposed materials. The I.D.E.A. Store, Second Floor, 28 E. Springfield, Champaign.

2013 Holiday Magic Show Chemistry Demonstration: 100 Noyes Lab, 505 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana.  We do a lot of demonstrations that cannot be done in a regular school classroom.  After the show, university science students will be outside the lecture hall to serve cookies and just visit with the kids. Shows 7 p.m. Dec. 11;  2 p.m., Saturday Dec. 14;  and Sunday, Dec. 15. Sponsored by School of Chemical Sciences and others. Free, but tickets are required this year.

Homer for the Holidays: Join us at Homer Lake for our natural approach to creating unique holiday gifts. Stations will be set up for children to make, wrap, and take home presents and ornaments for their families and friends. You can also help us create treats to decorate the trees outside of the Interpretive Center as our gift to the wildlife that call this preserve home. There’s no place like Homer for the holidays! Come and go at your convenience during program hours during 2-4 p.m. Free. Homer Lake Interpretive Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, 2573 S Homer Lake Rd, Homer. For information, (217) 896-2455 or shampson@ccfpd.


Annual Candlestick Lane Opening Ceremony: The ceremony begins at 6:00 pm at the north end of Grant Place in Urbana. Grant Place and potions of Eastern and Fairlawn will be closed beginning at 5:00 pm. There will be NO parking allowed on the street, so plan ahead to park on adjacent streets.  Candlestick Lane will be lit every evening from 5 to 10 p.m. through Christmas. Drive cautiously and turn off headlights to get the most enjoyment from the lights.

Live Nativity in Monticello: Free Drive Through Live Nativity, Saturday, December 15, 2012, 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM, Christ Lutheran Church, 779 East Old Rt. 47, Monticello, IL. A Christmas Experience for the Whole Family, Food Pantry and Monetary Donations Accepted for Community Action Partnership

Sunday, Dec. 15

Winter Piano Concert: Piano students from Champaign/Urbana will be playing music and musical games to celebrate the beginning of winter. For all ages at the Urbana Free Library, 3 – 4:30 p.m.

2013 Holiday Magic Show Chemistry Demonstration: 100 Noyes Lab, 505 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana.  We do a lot of demonstrations that cannot be done in a regular school classroom.  After the show, university science students will be outside the lecture hall to serve cookies and just visit with the kids. Shows 7 p.m. Dec. 11;  2 p.m., Saturday Dec. 14;  and Sunday, Dec. 15. Sponsored by School of Chemical Sciences and others. Free, but tickets are required this year.

Baroque Christmas at Holy Cross:  Sunday, December 15, 2013, 7:30 pm Holy Cross Catholic Church 405 W. Clark Street, Champaign The blending of seasonal music in the intimate, yet glorious, acoustics of Holy Cross has become a popular community tradition. We are excited to again open the evening with the University High School Madrigal Singers (in Elizabethan costume), conducted by Richard Murphy. The BACH chorus and orchestra will then perform a Christmas favorite—J. S. Bach’s magnificent Magnificat in D (BWV 243), with a special guest performers the Central Illinois Children’s Choir. After intermission the audience is invited to join in singing traditional carols in modern arrangements by our music director Chester Alwes. Come and be part of the magic of this holiday music event with family and friends. $20 General/$10 Students

Tuesday, Dec. 17

Calls from Santa: Who wouldn’t love a personal call from Santa this holiday season! All boys and girls ages 4, 5, or 6 can receive a call from the North Pole. Calls will be made between 6-8pm. Champaign-Urbana area calls only please, and this event requires pre-registration (but deadline is 5 p.m. on this day). Forms are available at online at the Champaign Park District website.

Thursday, Dec. 19

Friday, Dec. 20

Saturday, Dec. 21

Art Lessons for Children: Holiday Origami:  Do you want to add some holiday spirit to your week? Ai-ling and Yukimi, two local origami artists, will lead you through some holiday paper-folding fun. Create a few things to take home or give as gifts. Free; 2 p.m. For elementary school children.

WALKING IN A WINTER WONDERLAND:  Museum of the Grand Prairie, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 950 N. Lombard, Mahomet, 3 – 7 p.m. Come and enjoy the Museum and Botanical Gardens decorated for the holidays, with a winter hike during the day, and strolling carolers and warming refreshments in the evening. This is sure to be a beautiful and memorable evening, so bring your family and friends to share in our wonderful winter wonderland! FREE. For more info: (217) 586-2612, or kriopelle@ccfpd


Sunday, Dec. 22

Wednesday, Dec. 25

Community Christmas Dinner: First Christian Church is once again hosting a Community Christmas Dinner for people who would otherwise be alone or without a special holiday meal to share on Christmas Day. Children in attendance will receive a gender and age-appropriate, small gift. Appetizers will be served at 12:30 p.m. with dinner following at 1 p.m. on December 25 at the First Christian Church, 3601 South Staley Road, Champaign. Meal is free, but reservations are required. Dinner reservations can be made by calling (217) 649-2315 or send an email to christmasdinner@fcc-online.org.

Thursday, Dec. 26

Happy Kwanzaa!

Itty Bitty New Year: From 10:00am to 12:30pm. Celebrate New Years as a family at the Savoy Recreation Center with craft projects, face painting, games, snacks, a noon balloon drop and more! Registration Deadline: Dec. 19 $20/Resident Family, $26/Non-Resident Family.

Friday, Dec. 27


Tuesday, Dec. 31

Noon Year’s Eve: Are you afraid you won’t last till midnight to celebrate the New Year? Come celebrate with the Urbana Free Library at 11:30, with count down at noon. Ringing in the New Year with stories, food and fun!

Noon Day Celebration: Ring in the New Year with a big balloon drop and count down at noon! Make crazy hats, crazy noise, and bring in the New Year with a parade around the Orpheum Children’s Science Museum! Free with admission, balloon drop and countdown at noon. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.


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