UPCOMING EVENTS

Modern Vintage Tree Paint Party

November 21, 2019 | 5:00 am - 7:00 pm
WHERE: Fish Tales Pottery & Pets
ADDRESS: 1021 South Park Avenue, Herrin, IL 62948
WEBSITE: https://www.potteryandpets.com/
PHONE: (618) 942-3474
EMAIL: lindahooker50@gmail.com
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Just like Grandma used to have! Come paint your very own vintage ceramic Christmas tree in modern or traditional colors. We have several sizes and styles of Christmas trees available and you can paint them to match any decor. Walk-ins will be welcome but reservations are nice. Trees range in price from $29-$59.

Eli Tellor Live

November 21, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
WHERE: Pin Oak Pub
ADDRESS: 1200 Pin Oak Drive, Carterville, IL 62918
PHONE: (618) 985-4834
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Eli always brings a party to the Oak. Join us for a great night of country music!

Trivia Night Thursdays

November 21, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: The Tasting Room at Walker's Bluff
ADDRESS: 326 Vermont Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://www.walkersbluff.com/event/trivia-night-2019/
PHONE: (618) 956-9900
EMAIL: info@walkersbluff.com
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Bring your friends to Trivia Night every Thursday evening (up to 6 people per team). The top team will win $25-off of their bar tab for the evening!

Amazing food and drink specials include:
$2 Coronas
$8 Pepperoni and Garlic & Cheese Pizzas
$10 All Other Pizzas
$15 Pitchers of Sangria
$8 5-Domestic Bottles
$4 Pints-Local Draft Beer
$5 Long Islands

Now offering a 3-bottle wine special! Get three bottles of Walker's Bluff wine for only $35 on Wednesday's and Thursday's only. *Not valid with any other offer. Excludes Cabernet and Syrah.

Modern Vintage Tree Paint Party

November 22, 2019 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WHERE: Fish Tales Pottery & Pets
ADDRESS: 1021 South Park Avenue, Herrin, IL 62948
WEBSITE: https://www.potteryandpets.com/
PHONE: (618) 942-3474
EMAIL: linda@fishtalespetshop.com
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Due to VERY popular demand, we are adding another evening date to the tree paint parties! Reservations are REQUIRED. This will be a BYOB event so join the fun!

Artstarts Presents: Frozen, Jr.

November 22 - 24, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 2:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://marionccc.com/frozen-jr19/
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/frozen-jr-friday-tickets-59848968877
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
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Based on the 2018 Broadway musical, Artstrarts' Frozen, Jr. brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life onstage! This production features all of the memorable songs from the animated film, with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, plus five new songs written for the Broadway production.

November 22 - 7pm
November 23 - 2pm, 7pm
November 24 - 2pm

Stand Up Comedy with FOX's DJ Dangler

November 22, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WHERE: The Tasting Room at Walker's Bluff
ADDRESS: 326 Vermont Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://www.walkersbluff.com/event/november-stand-up-comedy-at-walkers-bluff-dj-dangler/
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stand-up-comedy-at-walkers-bluff-dj-dangler-tickets-79957676563
PHONE: (618) 956-9900
EMAIL: info@walkersbluff.com
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Join us for the PERFECT date night or night-out with friends as you laugh the night away with DJ Dangler from FOX-TV! He's WILD, he's HILARIOUS, and he's coming to Southern Illinois.

Ivas John Band

November 22, 2019 | 9:00 pm - 11:59 pm
WHERE: John Brown's on the Square
ADDRESS: 1000 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.ivasjohn.com/
PHONE: (618) 997-2909
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One of our faves and yours are here for a night of fantastic blue music with tons of talent.

"Between his own muscular originals and his Catholic sense of tradition, you'll want to join him in never taking the easy way out of the blues." -Riverfront Times

"Refreshing to hear a new band that clearly has a foundation in the blues, and not funk or rock like so many others." -Chicago blues legend and Grammy Nominee, Billy Flynn

"Fortunately for us, the listening public, Ivas has a very real, deep love for blues and roots music in all its varieties. Tasty is the word for his playing and singing styles!" -STL Blues.net

Raquel Ray Live

November 23, 2019 | 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
WHERE: Honker Hill Winery
ADDRESS: 4861 Spillway Road, Carbondale, IL 62902
WEBSITE: http://www.honkerhillwinery.com
PHONE: (618) 549-5517
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Enjoy drinks and live music from the Nashville Artist!

Murphy 500

November 23, 2019 | 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
WHERE: Pookie's Beer, Burgers, Bocce
ADDRESS: 109 N Madison, Marion, IL 62959
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Enjoy live music!

Better Days Band

November 23 - 24, 2019 | 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
WHERE: Pin Oak Pub
ADDRESS: 1200 Pin Oak Dr, Carterville, IL 62918
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These guys are amazing! They play a little bit of everything. If you haven't heard them yet you definitely need to come check out the show!

Creative Roundtable

November 24, 2019 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
WHERE: Deliciously Ordinary
ADDRESS: 111 N. Division St., Carterville, IL 62918
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creative-roundtable-inspired-by-all-tickets-80858886105?fbclid=IwAR14QGv0XtsYZyGrS_roAbkxTpSBhy9ItXRBaLiWy2DRSYFEZAkRW7ElRag
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Align with your people!

A gathering to bring together the creative minds of southern Illinois.

Whether you are a business owner, side huslter, freelancer, etc. running a creative business comes with a unique set of experiences. You may not work your average 9-5, probably don't have a coworker in the cubicle next to you and most likely don't have an HR department to turn to with business questions. Creative Roundtable is an opportunity for creatives to lean on one another, collaborate, and expand through community over competition!

This months roundtable will focus on inspiration. Why it is essential, where to find it, and how to use it to fuel you!

Tickets are $25 and include a beverage and light snacks.

Limited tickets available.

Cody Lee

November 24, 2019 | 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
WHERE: Honker Hill Winery
ADDRESS: 4861 Spillway Rd, Carbondale, IL 62902
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Enjoy live music and drinks!

Southern Comfort Band

November 27, 2019 | 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Just One More
ADDRESS: 1303 Enterprise Way, Marion, IL 62959
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Southern Comfort Band will be rockin' the house on Black*out* Wednesday! The boys take the stage at 8:30, get here early to grab a table! This is the biggest bar night of the year, grab your friends and family to kick off the holiday drinking season at Just One More!

Beer & Bones Night will carry on as usual, $0.50 WINGS from 3-10:30pm, $0.75 wings for carry out, $2.25 domestic bottles, and $13.50 domestic buckets. Happy Thanksgiving Eve!

Thanksgiving Story Hour

November 27, 2019 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Carnegie Library
ADDRESS: 206 S. Market Street, Marion, IL 62959
PHONE: (618) 993-5935
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All the Turkeys are welcome to read turkey books, dance turkey dances, make turkey crafts, and even enjoy turkey snacks!
Free and open to younger children

Paint Nite at Pookies

November 27, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WHERE: Pookie's Beer, Burgers, Bocce
ADDRESS: 109 N Madison, Marion, IL 62959
TICKETS: https://www.yaymaker.com/us/il/marion/7402/events/pookies-beer-burgers-bocce/november-27/paint-nite-at-pookies-10206463/?fbclid=IwAR0t9_veZvKp3RSj-5Po4_2mqtWWJMpD6C2Npdk41Wo7E5roke2VdPr1HiM
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Advance registration required.
21+ Only Event

Community Thanksgiving

November 28, 2019 | 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
WHERE: Carterville Community Center
ADDRESS: 120 North Greenbriar Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://www.visitcarterville.com/
PHONE: (618) 985-2011
EMAIL: khollister@visitcarterville.com
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The Annual Thanksgiving Dinner will have eat-in, carryout or delivery available. This Free community event is open to the public, we just ask that you call the Carterville Water Department to make a reservation.

Community Thanksgiving

November 28, 2019 | 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
WHERE: Herrin Civic Center
ADDRESS: 101 South 16th Street, Herrin, IL 62948
WEBSITE: http://www.cityofherrin.com/
PHONE: (618) 751-3000
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This year marks the 31st Annual Mayor Ed Quaglia/Attorney Bart Mann Thanksgiving Celebration! All are welcome to enjoy Thanksgiving Day with good food and good company! Coffee and donuts begin at 8am, dinner will be served from 11am-2pm.

Deliveries to Herrin and Energy are available. To request a delivery, call the City Clerk's office (618) 942-3175 by Noon on Wednesday, November 27th. For more information or If you would like to volunteer, call Darlene at (618) 751-3000.

Thanksgiving Buffet

November 28, 2019 | 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
WHERE: Legends at Walker's Bluff
ADDRESS: 326 Vermont Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://www.walkersbluff.com/event/thanksgiving-buffet-2019-at-legends/
PHONE: (618) 956-9900
EMAIL: info@walkersbluff.com
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Make your reservations at Legends today! We will also be offering valet service.

**Pricing**
$30 - Adults $30
$15 - Children 3-12 (Free under 2 years)
$25 - Seniors 65 and up

**Main Buffet**
Live Carving Station with House Roasted Turkey, Brown Sugar Glazed Ham, Cranberry Shallot Jus, Turkey Gravy, Smashed Sweet Potatoes, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Cranberry Stuffing, Green Bean Casserole, Collard Greens, Bourbon Glazed Carrots
Fresh Salad Bar with assorted toppings and dressings, Fruit Salad, Zesty Pasta Salad, Honey Yeast Rolls, Corn Bread

**Desserts Station**
Lemon Meringue Pie, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie, Peach Cobbler, Southern Banana Pudding

Community Thanksgiving

November 28, 2019 | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
WHERE: The Pavilion
ADDRESS: 1602 Sioux Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://cityofmarionil.gov/
PHONE: (618) 997-6281
EMAIL: public@cityofmarionil.gov
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Join us for our Inaugural Community Thanksgiving Dinner and give thanks. Free and open to the public.

Christmas Extravaganza

November 29 - December 1, 2019 | 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
WHERE: Live Simple Shop
ADDRESS: 110 N. Division , Carterville, IL 62918
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Come to Historical Downtown Carterville where we have teamed up with Live Simple Boutique, Irons In The Fire Event Center, & Division Street Coffee to bring you;

SNACKS HOLIDAY PROMOS
CRAFT COFFEE LOCAL ARTISTS
GIFT CARD DEALS UNIQUE GIFTS

Hours Extended for these events & will coordinate with Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, & Christmas In Carterville

Friday 29th & Saturday 30th 8am-8pm
Sunday 1st 8am-6pm

Join us this holiday season to SHOP LOCAL & support SMALL BUSINESS

Holiday Pop Up Market

November 29, 2019 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
WHERE: Dotty Event Center
ADDRESS: 210 N Park Ave, Herrin, IL 62948
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Join us for a boutique shopping event!
This fabulous event will be at the Dotty Event Center in Herrin IL on November 29, 2019 from 9am-3pm

Enjoy Mimosas, Coffee, and Hot Chocolate while you shop!

Confirmed Vendors:
Modern Mini Boutique
Rebel*ish
Beautycounter
Casual, Chic Styles by Sundays

More vendors to be announced!

Pictures with Santa

November 29, 2019 | 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WHERE: Jack & Josie's
ADDRESS: 1105 N Carbon, Marion, IL 62959
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Santa Claus is Coming to Jack & Josie's! Come get you picture taken with him! Pictures will be taken by My Michelle's photography. Packages will be available for purchase. Santa will be here from Black Friday, Nov. 29-Dec. 24th! Excluding Mondays.

Backroad County

November 29 - 30, 2019 | 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
WHERE: Pin Oak Pub
ADDRESS: 1200 Pin Oak Dr, Carterville, IL 62918
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Eli Tellor and Chris McGee come together as Backroad County to rock the house! Join us for a night of amazing Live Music!

Harper and Midwest Kind

November 29 - 30, 2019 | 9:00 pm - 11:59 pm
WHERE: John Brown's on the Square
ADDRESS: 1000 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://www.harper.biz/
PHONE: (618) 997-2909
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Multiple award winning Australian Singer/songwriter, Peter D. Harper creates a heady mix of original world, blues, and roots music, featuring soulful vocals, wailing harmonica and the haunting drone of the didgeridoo! Harper is backed by his talented Detroit based band "Midwest Kind" featuring Brent Baxter Barrett on guitar, James Norris on Bass Guitar, and Jim Pryor on Drums.

Christmas Open House

November 30, 2019 | 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
WHERE: Southern Illinois Mercantile Company
ADDRESS: 112 E. Main ST , Marion, IL 62959
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We will be hosting our annual Christmas Open house, complete with finger foods, shopping, and LOTS of HOLIDAY CHEER! We will have door prizes and will also be participating in the local downtown small business event, so you could be entered to win a mega basket with goodies from LOTS of local shops! Come and go as you please and be sure to tell your friends!

Pictures with Santa

November 30, 2019 | 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
WHERE: Jack & Josie's
ADDRESS: 1105 N Carbon, Marion, IL 62959
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Santa Claus is Coming to Jack & Josie's! Come get you picture taken with him! Pictures will be taken by My Michelle's photography. Packages will be available for purchase. Santa will be here from Black Friday, Nov. 29-Dec. 24th! Excluding Mondays.

Stealing Christmas

November 30, 2019 | 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
WHERE: Jack & Josie's
ADDRESS: 1105 N Carbon, Marion, IL 62959
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Have your picture taken with the grouchy green guy before he steals all the fun out of Christmas! My Michelle's Photography will be taking the pictures and will have packages available for purchase!

Hometown Christmas

November 30, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WHERE: Downtown District
ADDRESS: 100 East Broadway Boulevard, Johnston City, IL 62951
PHONE: (618) 983-6651
EMAIL: ars528@yahoo.com
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On the Saturday after Thanksgiving, community comes together to ring-in the holiday cheer. Hometown Christmas features pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus, the Grinch comes down to enjoy cookie decorating, coloring contest, treats and warm drinks. There'll be a bell choir, JC school dancers, vendor booths and memory angel tree. At 5pm, we light the tree to close the event.

Second-Hand CarTunes

November 30, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: The Tasting Room at Walker's Bluff
ADDRESS: 326 Vermont Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://www.walkersbluff.com/happenings/
PHONE: (618) 956-9900
EMAIL: info@walkersbluff.com
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Second-Hand CarTunes will be playing their exciting #Top40 act with covers of some of the most famous artists over the last 70 years including: Journey, Michael Jackson, Survivor, The Isley Brothers, Bobby Caldwell, Bill Withers, Stevie Wonder, Santana, The Eagles, Lenny Kravitz and more! Grab a friend and join us for great drinks, music, and atmosphere!

Hollywood Logan's Legendary Drifters

November 30, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://marionccc.com/
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hollywood-logans-legendary-drifters-tickets-77113563745
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
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The most electrifying show in entertainment today! Singing all the best hits from the Drifters and more from that era.

"Hollywood Lee Logan has been hailed the best act of his genre on the music scene today", a spokesperson said. Hollywood, reflects the entire Legendary Drifters presence in the music industry and weaves a blend of nostalgic magic with on stage excitement. Hollywood Lee Logan has set musical trends for the world to follow. With the fantastic sounds of "This Magic Moment". Everyone humming and singing the song "Save the Last Dance for Me", "Some Kind of Wonderful" and "Up on the Roof" along with Hollywood's NEW SMASH HIT "Lovin' To Nite".

The crowd-exciting "On Broadway", the all-time favorite and classic "Under the Boardwalk" all from the sounds of Hollywood Lee Logan, who was a member of the four-time Grammy award and Hall of Fame Original Drifters for many years.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Drifters#Members. Hollywood has traveled all over the world singing these timeless hits, playing Madison Square Garden, the world-famous Apollo Theater and many other famous venues. To add to this outstanding lineup, Hollywood has a NEW CD. All we can say here at Godsent Music Group is GREATNESS is HERE!!!

Michael Craft

November 30 - December 1, 2019 | 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
WHERE: Pin Oak Pub
ADDRESS: 1200 Pin Oak Dr, Carterville, IL 62918
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Help us welcome Michael Craft for his debut show at the Oak! We've heard him sit in w/ Eli Tellor a few times... now come check him out as he shows us what he can do! Join us for a great night of Live Music!

Pictures with Santa

December 1, 2019 | 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
WHERE: Jack & Josie's
ADDRESS: 1105 N Carbon, Marion, IL 62959
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Santa Claus is Coming to Jack & Josie's! Come get you picture taken with him! Pictures will be taken by My Michelle's photography. Packages will be available for purchase. Santa will be here from Black Friday, Nov. 29-Dec. 24th. Excluding Mondays.

Moscow Ballet's The Great Russian Nutcracker

December 2, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://marionccc.com/nutcracker19/
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-moscow-ballets-the-great-russian-nutcracker-tickets-60595601074
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
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Join The Moscow Ballet for an enchanting evening of dance and theater as they present The Great Russian Nutcracker!

In 1993, Moscow Ballet toured the Great Russian Nutcracker to Washington DC, Baltimore, Syracuse, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, New Haven, Reading and Charleston, WV for the first time to critical acclaim. Directed and choreographed by Stanislav Vlasov, former soloist with the Bolshoi Ballet, and well known as a "Grand Dance Artist", the inaugural six-week tour starred principal ballerina Lillia Sabitova. It also featured the innovative rolling backgrounds first created by a Saint Petersburg Conservatory of Music producer, and which were the inspiration for Eisenstein's cinematic technique. Since then the annual tour has increased to include about 100 performances on the tour to cities from San Juan to Calgary, and from New York to California, traveling with two simultaneously touring companies of forty dancers each.

PL5 Balcony - $29
PL3 Floor - $49
PL2 Bronze - $69
PL1 Silver - $79
PL4 Reserved + Nutcracker - $79 * This add-on is 1Under Balcony or Front Balcony Section ticket plus 1 hand-painted wooden nutcracker figure. Bring ticket to merchandise table to redeem.

Pictures with Santa

December 3, 2019 | 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WHERE: Jack & Josie's
ADDRESS: 1105 N Carbon, Marion, IL 62959
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Santa Claus is Coming to Jack & Josie's!! Come get you picture taken with him. Pictures will be taken by My Michelle's photography. Packages will be available for purchase. Santa will be here from Black Friday, Nov. 29-Dec. 24th. Excluding Mondays.

The Ivas John Band

December 3, 2019 | 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
WHERE: John Browns On The Square
ADDRESS: 109 N Madison, Marion, IL 62959
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Join the Ivas John Band on the first Tuesday of the month at John Brown's on the Square!

Paul Zollo/American Songwriter

"This is an artist of purity, a gifted and lyrical guitarist and songwriter. Soulful and solid stuff. Honoring the traditional ground from which he's emerged, Ivas John embraces the source while reaching into the hopeful future, the good days he knows are a comin"

Pictures with Santa

December 4, 2019 | 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WHERE: Jack & Josie's
ADDRESS: 1105 N Carbon, Marion, IL 62959
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Santa Claus is Coming to Jack & Josie's!! Come get you picture taken with him. Pictures will be taken by My Michelle's photography. Packages will be available for purchase. Santa will be here from Black Friday, Nov. 29-Dec. 24th. Excluding Mondays.