A Williamson County Christmas


A home-away-from-home for the holidays!


Every holiday season our communities come together to enjoy a month full of merry celebrations. Find everything from downtown decorations and Holiday shows, to festivals and local holiday markets. Ditch the city plans this season and enjoy some small-town tradition!


There are opportunities all month for pictures with Santa and even an elf on the shelf photo op at Marion’s local toy store, Jack and Josie’s! You can enjoy a few lovely brunch opportunities that feature Santa Claus as a special guest. But that’s not all, our website calendar is full of other holiday dining experiences! Marion Carnegie Library will be hosting a Sensory Santa opportunity to ensure everyone has the opportunity to be involved! Create memories that the whole family will cherish for years to come!


Hometown Christmas

is a family fun opportunity in Johnston City that kicks off Williamson County’s celebration schedule! Featuring pictures with Santa, vendors, interactive activities with Christmas character favorites, as well as carols! Holiday markets, sales, and popup shops can also be found all over the area this month! Help us to support our local shops and vendors by getting specialty gifts for your loved ones! Check our calendar for holiday open houses at local boutiques and specialty retailers!


Christmas in Carterville and Downtown Christmas

More community-wide holiday festivals! Enjoy downtown carriage rides, carolers, and delicious treats from local vendors at Christmas in Carterville! Marion’s Downtown Christmas will be hosting ice skating, Christmas music, food vendors, and more! Be a part of our community and celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with all of these family-fun activities!


Live Christmas entertainment at the area’s leading venues, Christmas parties at the local’s favorite pubs, and SO many other events are being added to our calendar daily! Don’t let the stress of the season get the best of you, get out and soak up the holiday cheer!


Wherever you’re from, Williamson County will feel like home for the holidays!





Read More About Williamson County Here:

Thanksgiving Grub GuideNovember 15th, 2019

Wedding in WilliamsonSeptember 1st, 2019 

Williamson County Treasure Trail – August 30th, 2019

Dive Into Lake Destinations – July 24th, 2019

Spring Happenings – March 28th, 2019

2019 Southern Illinois Boat and Fishing Show – January 25th, 2019

Shop Local – December 19th, 2018

Go Wild! – November 28th, 2018

Fall is Upon Us! – September 14th, 2018

What is a Sister City? – August 24th, 2018

FYI: HerrinFesta Italiana – May 9th, 2018

Crown Brew Coffee Company – March 14th, 2018

2018 Southern Illinois Boat and Fishing Show – February 2nd, 2018