Holiday Concert -- 7 p.m. Saturday, Wildey Theatre, 252 N. Main St., Edwardsville. Evening of holiday music by choirs, soloists and instrumentalists from the community. Performers include Mat Conway, Nicole Hudson Hollway and Tom Townsend, Carsyn Weaver, Emilie Nevins Carter and Gene Peters with Bob Raymond on piano, Anna Harris, Liz Ahrens and Bill Diggs. Also performing will be the Edwardsville String Ensemble, Paul Herbert Pitts' Caberet Showcase Singers, Eden's Cherub and Sonshine Choir, St. John United Methodist Church Choir and the St. Boniface Choir and Handbell Choir. Edwardsville Mayor Gary Niebur will read "'twas the Night Before Christmas." Tickets $15 adults; $10 high school students and younger; available at www.wildeytheatre.com. Proceeds to benefit Wildey Theatre, which is owned by the City of Edwardsville.
Christmas Concert -- 3 p.m. Sunday, National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, Belleville. Presented by the Metro East Community Chorale. Concert interpreted for the deaf. www.metroeastcommunitychorale.org
Christmas Carol Service -- 9 a.m. Sunday, Union United Methodist Church, 721 E. Main St., Belleville. Performers include violinist Manuel Ramos and cellist Catherine Lehr, both with the St. Louis Symphony, the Ramos Family String Group and the Sanctuary Choir. A Christmas Tea will follow. The public is invited.
Dance Fantastic -- 8 p.m.-midnight Friday, Victory Family Church, 555 S. Belt West, Belleville. A night of music, lights, prizes and fun for youth ages 12-18. Free. Information, call 618-235-6373.
Square and Round Dance -- 7-9:30 p.m. Friday, Caseyville Township Building, 10001 Bunkum Road, Fairview Heights. Joe Obal and Kate Garrison, calling, Sponsored by Dandy Dancers. Information: Jeff & Sue Larsh at 630-841-4156.
Country Music Dance -- 8 p.m.-midnight, Friday, Swansea Improvement Association, 216 Service St., Swansea. Music by Tom and Kathy Laquet.
Ballroom Dancing -- 8-11:30 p.m. Saturday, Lindendale Park Ballroom, Highland. Music by Rendition. Information 618-654-9753.
Ballroom Dance -- 8-11 p.m. Saturday, Swansea/Belleville Moose Lodge, 2435 N. Illinois St., Swansea. Music by The Music Men.
Lebanon's Winder Wonderland -- through December, Hoerner Park, 11119 Widicus Road (1 mile north of Lebanon on Illinois 4, turn west on Acorn Way and right on Monroe Street to park), Lebanon. More than a mile of lights and Victorian scenes. Donations accepted at entrance to park.
Way of Lights Display -- through Dec. 31, National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows near Belleville. More than 1 million white lights featured along a 1.5-mile route depicting the Journey to Bethlehem. Camel, donkey, pony rides, petting zoo, kettle corn. Carriage ride reservations at 618-397-6700. Children's village, puppet show, souvenir photos, Christmas tree display, community choirs, wreath display, silent auction at Visitors Center. Laser show new this year at Guild Center. Information, call 618-397-6700 or 314-241-3400, visit wayoflights.org.
Christmas Lights Wonderland -- 5-9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Jan. 1, American Farm Heritage Museum, 1395 Museum Drive, (Exit 45 on I-70, Greenville. Admission free, donations appreciated. Santa taking Christmas wishes at lil red barn. One- mile train ride; $2 per passenger (3 & up). Information: 618-664-3050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Santa in Swansea -- 6-8 p.m. weekdays and 1-5 p.m. weekends, through Sunday, Melvin Price Memorial Park, 1500 Caseyville Ave., (next to Lehr Center), Swansea. Pictures with Santa, $5.
Santa At City Park -- 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Santa's House, Edwardsville Public Library (front), 101 S. Buchanan Ave., Edwardsville. Hosted by the Edwardsville Parks Department. Extended hours for downtown shops.
Holiday Story Time -- 9 and 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Eckert's Garden Center, 951 S. Greenmount Road, Belleville. Hear the story of the gingerbread man and make a gingerbread craft. Free. Information, call 618-233-0513.
Breakfast With Santa -- 8 a.m.-noon Saturday and Sunday, Eckert's Garden Center, 951 S. Greenmount Road, Belleville. Reservations suggested. Meal includes scrambled eggs, crisp bacon, biscuits/sausage gravy. Cost: $12.99/child; $8.99/adult. Information, reservations, call 618-233-0513 ext. 3.
Gingerbread House Workshop -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Eckert's Country Store, 951 S. Greenmount Road, Belleville. Cost: $12/gingerbread house. Information, call 618-233-0513.
Holiday Light Display -- nightly through Jan. 1, Coulterville City Park, Coulterville. Featuring more than 400 wooden Christmas figurines, more than 1 million lights, 15 animated displays, walk-through display, Christmas music, Mrs. Claus' Workshop.
Christmas Model Railroad Open House -- through Dec. 30, McGinley Chrysler Dealership, 7 Shamrock Blvd., Highland. 6-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, 28; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 122, 29; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23, 30. Sponsored by the New Switzerland Model Railroad Club.
Edwardsville's Downtown in December -- Friday and Saturday, downtown Edwardsville. Drop children at Wildey Theatre for holiday fun and gift making. Parents enjoy shopping. Cost $10 and pre-registration required. Sign up at www.cityofedwardsville.com. Information, visit www.cityofedwardsville.com.
Santa's Village -- noon 5-7:30 p.m. Friday, noon-3:30 p.m.Saturday, Tri Township Park, 409 Collinsville Road, Troy. Sponsored by Troy Lions Club. Information, visit troymaryvillecoc.com or 618-667-8769.
Diva Night -- 5-8 p.m. today, downtown Belleville. Registration at Local Lucy's, 18 E. Main St.; ends at Margaritas, 117 E. Main St. $5 per person. Shopping, prizes, fun. Sponsored by Belleville Main Street and The Greater Belleville Chamber.
Bald Eagle Days -- 8:30 a.m. Friday, and Monday, Pere Marquette State Park, Illinois Route 100, Great River Road, Grafton. Scott Isringhausen, site interpreter, will present informative programs about bald eagles. Reservations required; call 618-786-3323.
"White Christmas" -- 7 p.m. Friday, Wildey Theatre, 252 N. Main St., Edwardsville. Screening of the movie "White Christmas." Pre-Show Party, 2nd floor Marquee Room of Wildey, with food by A Catered Affair and drink by Encore Wine Bar. Pre-show party at 5:30; trivia contest at 6:30. Tickets $15 for movie, pre-show party and movie $20. All high school or younger receive a $5 discounts. For tickets visit www.wildeytheatre.com. All fundraising to benefit The Wildey Theatre.
Holiday Movie "Elf" -- 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Clinton County Showcase Theatre, 525 N. 2nd St., Breese. Hosted by the Friends of St. Joseph's Hospital, Breese. Free.
Christmas Eve Party -- 1-3 p.m. Monday, Wishing Well Ministry, 204 John St., State Park. Santa Qualls warm ups, toy drive, Christmas baskets. To make donations, call the Rev. Tom Qualls at 618-301-7225.
Aviston Fish & Chicken Fry -- 4:30-7 p.m. Friday, American Legion Post 1239, 601 S. Clinton St., Aviston. Eat in or carry out. 618-228-7311.
Belleville Fish Fry -- 4:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Scottish Rite Masonic Bodies, 1549 Frank Scott Parkway West, Belleville. By the pound, plate, sandwich. Contact 618-235-3350.
Highland Fish Fry -- 4-7:30 p.m. Friday, VFW Post 5694, 1900 VFW Road, Highland. Eat in or carry out. 618-654-6367.
Mascoutah Fish Fry -- 5-8 p.m. Friday, Mascoutah VFW Post 7682, 620 Donaphan St., Mascoutah. Dine in or carry out. 618-566-2288.
O'Fallon Fish Fry -- 4-8 p.m. Friday, Knights of Columbus Hall, 402 E. Highway 50, O'Fallon. Sponsored by KC and Ladies Auxiliary. Eat in or carry out. 618-632-6229.
O'Fallon Fish Fry -- 4-8 p.m. Friday, VFW Post 805, 221 W. First St., O'Fallon. Sponsored by Sgt. Charles A. Fricke VFW Post 805 and Ladies Auxiliary. Fried and grilled fish and chicken, homemade sides and desserts. Children's menu. To go orders delivered to car. 618-624-2651.
O'Fallon Fish & Chicken Fry -- 5-8 p.m. Friday, O'Fallon American Legion, 109 N. Penn, O'Fallon. Carry-outs available. 618-632-8879.
Okawville Fish Fry -- 5-8 p.m. Friday, American Legion Post 233, 205 N. Hanover St., Okawville. Eat in or carry out. 618-243-6545.
South Side Fish Fry -- 4-7:30 p.m. Friday, South Side Improvement Association, 800 S. Sixth St., Belleville. Eat in or carry out. Information: 618-233-9380.
Swansea Fish Stand -- 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday-Saturday, 216 Service St., Swansea. Cod, walleye, shrimp and more. 222-7171.
Cribbage -- 6:30 p.m. today, Knights of Columbus Hall, 1 Columbus Drive, Collinsville. 9 games against 9 different opponents. Information: Phil at 618-288-7910 or Dee at 636-233-8032.
Euchre Tournament -- 7 p.m. Friday, Smithton Senior Center, 711 S. Main St., Smithton. Everyone welcome.
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