UPCOMING EVENTS

Christmas Market

November 27 - 28, 2020 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
WHERE: Black Diamond RV Superstore
ADDRESS: 2405 Black Diamond Drive, Marion, IL 62959
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Shop the Christmas Market at Black Diamond RV Superstore!
Friday, November 27th 9AM-6PM
Saturday, November 28th 9AM-4PM
Indoor shopping with Over 25 Local Artisans & Homemade Goods, Live Music, Food Trucks, and Adult Beverages.
Admission is FREE! Be sure to add the Christmas Market at Black Diamond RV Superstore to your weekend shopping list!
If you are interested in being a vendor please contact Daphne at 618-316-1842.

**Food and Beverages Available for Purchase.

Downtown Marion Shop Hop

November 27 - 28, 2020 | 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
WHERE: Downtown Marion
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Join us on November 27-28 for our second annual Holiday Shop Hop! We are extending the event this year to make sure everyone has enough time to explore our downtown, shop/eat local, and save big! Including the opportunity to win a grand prize ultimate downtown shopping experience valued at $1,000!
Make sure to mark interested in this event to stay up to date on participating locations!
How it works:
Pick up your Shop Hop card at ANY of the participating locations to get started. Have your card stamped at the register (no purchase necessary) at each location. Once completed, turn into ANY participating store at the register in exchange for a discount voucher redeemable one time at participating stores.
The grand prize shopping spree winner will be selected from the completed cards at random and announced after the event.
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Participating Locations & Hours
**Please note to pay special attention to the hours of each boutique- some store hours may be extended**


Byassee Music and Sound
521 W. Main Street
Friday & Saturday 9AM-6PM

Lavish Bath Box
605 Tower Square Plaza
Friday & Saturday 9AM-6PM

M Boutique
307 N Market Street
Friday 10AM-5PM | Saturday 10AM-2PM

Magpie Market House
1300 E Main Street
Friday & Saturday 9AM-4PM

Perfectly Posh Boutique
305 W Main Street
Friday 8AM-6PM | Saturday 10AM-6PM

Spitting Image Boutique
1123 N Carbon Street
Friday 8AM-8PM | Saturday 10AM-7PM

Southern Illinois Mercantile Company
112 E Main Street
Friday & Saturday 9AM-4PM

Stevens Floral Gifts & Framing
905 W Main Street
Friday & Saturday 9AM-6PM

Wit & Wisdom
1400 W Main Street
Friday 10AM-5PM | Saturday 10AM-3PM

Herrin's Hometown Christmas Opening Night

November 27, 2020 | 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
ADDRESS: Park Avenue , Herrin , IL 62948
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Join us on November 27th for the Opening Night of Herrin's Hometown Christmas! We will kick off the holiday season with the official arrival of Santa Claus and the lighting of the Downtown Christmas Tree. The tree will be located in front of the First Southern Bank. Santa will arrive from the North Pole and be available throughout the evening to visit with the children. We also welcome you to walk down Park Avenue to marvel at the restored and recreated holiday decorations in the windows of our downtown businesses and on the city light posts.

Elf & Christmas Vacation Drive-In Showings

November 27, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
WHERE: The Oasis Theatre
WEBSITE: http://www.enjoyoasis.com/
TICKETS: http://enjoyoasis.com/now-playing.html?fbclid=IwAR14cAkeu3NvL5UcJMs-v2z33AtPhYJPE7fN3PbmwaC0QL5zDnZm7ghE_CQ
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Movie night this Friday, November 27th. Join us at 6pm for Elf OR at 9PM for Christmas Vacation. You can pre-order your tickets now online ($30 per car for each movie). Enjoy a classic Drive-In experience at Oasis Theater, located at the former Illinois Centre Mall.

Christmas Market & Tree Lot

November 29, 2020 | 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
WHERE: Crown Brew Coffee Co.
ADDRESS: 107 E. Union St., Marion, IL 62959
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Christmas Trees & Wreaths | Live Music | Food Trucks | Vendors | Horse Rides
Join us for an outdoor festive Christmas Market & Tree Lot Sunday, November 29 at 2-7pm in the Crown Brew parking lot
(107 E Union Street Marion, IL)
Christmas Trees are available for pre-sale and the day of. You can order your tree at themosaicinitiative.org/christmastrees
Funds raised will go to The Mosaic Initiative (a nonprofit organization located in Marion, IL) to combat sex trafficking and exploitation locally and globally.
*We kindly ask that you please follow CDC's mandated Covid-19 guidelines with social distancing & sanitization

Christmas Light-Up Ceramics Specialty Workshop

November 29, 2020 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WHERE: The Creative Getaway
ADDRESS: 2703 17th Street , Marion, IL 62959
TICKETS: www.thecreativegetaway.com/store/p71/christmasceramicsnov29.html
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Join us & paint your own Christmas ceramics just like your Mom or Grandma did! No better way to get in the holiday spirit. These workshops are is a limited-time offering and fill up quickly!

Santa's Mailbox

December 1 - 16, 2020 | 12:00 am - 12:00 am
WHERE: Marion City Hall
ADDRESS: 1102 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
TICKETS: https://www.verymerrymarion.com/santa-s-mailbox?Lights+Contest=ChristmasCampaign
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Santa's Mailbox is located directly in front of City Hall.
Be sure to have a return address and drop in before December 16 to receive a handwritten letter back!

Holiday Lights Contest & Tour

December 1 - 15, 2020 | 12:00 am - 12:00 am
TICKETS: https://www.verymerrymarion.com/lightscontest?Lights+Contest=ChristmasCampaign
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Spread Christmas cheer in the Holiday Lights Contest!

Every entry will be mapped to encourage drive-by viewing. Prizes will be awarded by popular vote via this website and Facebook. In the event of a tie, the Mayor will make the deciding vote. Good luck to all!

Drive Thru Visit w/Santa

December 1, 2020 | 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
WHERE: The Pavilon
ADDRESS: 1602 Sioux Drive, Marion, IL 62959
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The Pavilion and Marion Carnegie Library have teamed up to bring Santa to Marion this season!
Come out to the Pavilion December 1st from 3-6 for your chance to meet Santa and get a special (socially distant) photo with him!
While you wait your turn in your vehicle, you will be able to tune in on your radio to enjoy some holiday tunes and stories!
A fun holiday to-go craft will also provided to the first 100 kids that come through!
*This event is free and open to the public
**Thank you to the MCCC Foundation for the use of the Santa House front porch and partially funding Santa's visit

Adult Grab and Go Craft

December 7, 2020 | 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Carnegie Library
ADDRESS: 206 S. Market, Marion, IL 62959
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Pick up a grab and go craft! This month's craft is a set of felt and wooden bead ornaments. Be sure to tag us on social media and use #mclcreates to share.
For ages 18 and older