Nov
21
to Dec 31

Fantasy of Lights at Centralia Foundation Park

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November 21, 2018 – December 31, 2018

Foundation Park
600 North Pleasant Avenue
Centralia, IL 62801

Cost: Free

Contact: 618-532-3214

Presented by the Centralia Foundation, Fantasy of Lights is a holiday tradition you won’t want to miss.  Take a drive through Foundation Park to experience twinkling candy canes, golfing Santa, or Rudolf catching some rays.  Don’t forget to visit 600 N Pleasant for more Christmas displays and the challenge of finding “Wanda”!  Open from 5:00 p.m. to 11 p.m. each night at no charge.  Don’t miss Santa who will be at his cottage on Friday’s and Saturdays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m..  For even more fun, make plans to ride the “Little Obie” train through the park on certain evenings during the month of December.

 

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Dec
14
to Dec 15

"A Suessified Christmas Carol" at Centralia High School

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A Seussified Christmas Carol is a whimsical reinvention of Dickens' most beloved Christmas story in wacky rhymed couplets. With zoot fruited juices and binka bird geese, from Bed-Headed Fred to Timmy Loo Hoo, this tale of glorious holiday cheer is similar to something Dr. Seuss might have come up with -- if he ever had his way with the story...

Children are encouraged to dress in costume and Adults are encourage to wear ugly sweaters! Photos and autographs with cast will be available after the show!

Showcase on Stage will be performing A Seussified Christmas Carol at Centralia High School this holiday season. Tickets are $5. Advance sales will be done through Ludus Ticketing Service or by calling 618-532-7391 x. 1146. Tickets purchased online via credit/debit card will have an additional service fee.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, December 7 at 6 p.m.

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Dec
19
12:00 PM12:00

Very Merry Christmas Chamber Luncheon

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Please join us for a Christmas Feast on Wednesday, December 19, at 12:00pm at the Centralia Elks!

Wear your holiday attire and we’ll have a “Ugly Christmas Sweaters and more” contest! Prizes and gifts for those in attendance!

Bring your employees and treat them to Christmas lunch. $10 per person. $80 for a table of 8. It will be a fun time for all!

RSVP by 618-532-6789 or carol@centraliachamber.com

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Dec
27
to Dec 29

Centralia Holiday Tournament

When:

December 27, 2018 @ 9:00 am – December 29, 2018 @ 9:00 pm

Where:

Centralia High School
2100 E Calumet St
Centralia, IL 62801
USA

Cost:

Admission Charged

Contact:

Centralia High School

618-532-7391

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The Centralia Holiday Basketball Tournament, first held in 1942, is a three day tournament held between Christmas and New Years featuring teams throughout the nation and attracting over 6,000 spectators each year.

Home of the Orphans – Winningest Team in the Nation

 

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Feb
16
to Feb 17

Centralia Home, Garden, and Business Expo

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15th Annual
Centralia Home, Garden, & Business Expo

February 16 & 17, 2019

at Centralia Recreation Complex,

115 E. Second St.

 

Saturday, February 16: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Sunday, February 17: 11:00am - 4:00pm

 

$2 Admission.

Ages 12 and under Free.

Concessions available.

Door Prizes throughout the two day event!

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May
4
10:00 AM10:00

Locust Street Fair

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Locust Street / Downtown Centralia, IL  62801 / 618-533-7623

Crafters and artisans, food vendors, and antique car show,  historic presentations and tours; this event is fun for the whole family. 10 am - 2 pm

Admission: Free

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Jun
22
11:00 AM11:00

Juneteenth Celebration at Laura Leake Park

Juneteenth Laura Leake Park, 500 N. Maple/Centralia, IL 62801 /  618-533-7623 The annual "Juneteenth" celebration is held the third Saturday of June each year.  Between 11 am - 2 pm, enjoy complimentary food and refreshments, specialty sandwiches available for purhase, bingo, games, and sign- ups for various fun competitions.   Admission: Free

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Jul
2
to Jul 4

July Fourth Celebration and Parade

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4th of July Veterans' Parade Downtown Centralia to Fairview Park / Centralia, IL  62801 / 618-533-7623 This patriotic parade begins at he intersection of West Broadway and South Chestnut Street and travels west on Broadway, ending at Fairview Park's south entrance (0.74 miles).  The parade consists of vehicles and pedestrian traffic and include veterans,m service members, families of service members, veteran o military support organizations and/or individuals wishing to display their support. 

Festivities at Fairview Park include a three day carnival, food vendors, and a fireworks display later that day at dusk.   Admission:  Free Annual Carnival & 4th of July Celebration Fairview Park | W. Broadway & Brookside Ave. | Centralia, IL 62801 | 618-532-5910 The carnival will have entertainment, games, bingo, craft fair, beer garden and fireworks, entertainment for all ages. This patriotic event is held in the City's Foundation park. Visit Our Website Admission: Free Admission

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Jul
19
to Jul 20

Central City Lions Fest

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Central City Lion's Festival Lion's Park | S. Morrison St. | Centralia, IL 62801 | 618-532-7767 This two day festival offers live music, food, beverages, raffles, cake wheel, poker stand, inflatables, and Wamac’s Lil’ Toot Train. Hours are 5pm to midnight both Friday and Saturday nights. Visit Our Website Admission: Free Admission

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Oct
12
4:00 PM16:00

Celebrate Centralia

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Celebrate Centralia Carillon Park Downtown Centralia | 316 E. Broadway | Centralia, IL 62801 | 618-533-7622 A festival of Art, Wine and Music! Local artisans, musicians, crafters, wineries, craft brewers and food vendors . . . for a festival around the Carillon in downtown Centralia. Visit Our Website Admission: Free Admission

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Oct
26
10:00 AM10:00

93rd Centralia Halloween Parade and Fall Festival

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93rd Annual Halloween Parade & Fall Festival & Craft Fair Centralia Recreation Complex & Downtown | 115 E. Second | Centralia, IL 62801 | 618-533-7623 This is an all-day event packed with special events for the whole family.  The Fall Festival is held during the day with a children's parade, chili cook-off, Miss & Mister Pumpkin Contest, mini train rides, best dressed pet contest, craft fair, games for the kids, food and car show.  This evening parade is an event in itself.  It is older than the Macy's parade and features floats, marching unites, horses, old fire trucks, costumed characters, school bands and more.  Visit Our Website 

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Nov
27
to Dec 31

Fantasy of Lights at Centralia Foundation Park

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Fantasy of Lights Foundation Park | Centralia, IL 62801 | 618-532-3214 From Dusk to 11:00 p.m. drive through the Park to enjoy thousands of light and scenes created with seasonal lights such as twinkling candy canes, golfing Santa, or Rudolph catching sme rays.  Enjoy Santa's House, he is present Friday and Saturday evenings 6-8 pm to visit with children and adults.    Visit Our Website Admission: Free Admission

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Dec
6
3:00 PM15:00

6th Annual Downtown Centralia Christmas Stroll

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Downtown Centralia Christmas Stroll Downtown | 100 S. Locust| Centralia, IL 62801 | 618-533-7623 Enjoy a Christmas Shopping Stroll in Downtown Centralia.  Includes a ornament hunt where participating merchants will display an ornament inside their store for shoppers to locate and have their card stamped.  When you find all the ornaments needed your card should be returned to Illinois Theatre for a drawing at 7:15pm. Other activities include horse drawn carriage rides, store specials, an opportunity to meet with Santa, Carolers and other musical performances, Christmas music from the Carillon, chestnuts roasting on an open fire, refreshments and much more to come.
Admission: Free

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Dec
26
to Dec 28

Centralia High School Holiday Basketball Tournament

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Annual Holiday High School Basketball Tournament Centralia High School | 2100 E. Calumet | Centralia, IL 62801 | 618-532-7391 High school teams throughout the nation participate in this prestigious event.  This three day tournament features sixteen teams and attracts over 6,000 spectators each year.  Visit Our Website Admission: Admission Charged

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Dec
8
5:30 PM17:30

Kaskaskia College Winter Gala

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The Kaskaskia College Foundation, staff and faculty are finalizing plans for the Gala scheduled for December 8th at Hidden Lake Winery in Aviston from 5:30 to 11:00 p.m.  100% of proceeds raised from this event will directly benefit Kaskaskia College students.

The event is sure to be a night to remember, filled with great entertainment, fantastic food and good company, all while raising much needed dollars for the Kaskaskia College Foundation After-School College Program and the Kaskaskia College Student Special Assistance Fund.   The evening will include a silent auction, Oral auction, and 50/50 raffle.

Chicago’s very own John Vincent will showcase his talent by performing the sounds of Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, Johnny Cash and many more musical legends.   Dinner will include roast beef with port mushroom sauce, herb roasted chicken breast, oven roasted red skin potatoes, mixed vegetables, salad, and dinner rolls.

Tickets are available for $75.00 per person.  Tables of 8 are available for $575.00.   For more information or to purchase tickets please call 618-545-3256, 618-545-3069 or 618-545-3223 or go online at:  https://tix5.centerstageticketing.com/sites/kaskaskia/

If you wish to become a corporate sponsor, please contact Cydney Richardson at 545-3256.

 If you wish to donate an auction item, please call 618-545-3182.

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Dec
8
12:30 PM12:30

Monken's North Pole

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Monken's North Pole 

Saturday - December 8, 2018 

12:30pm - 2:30pm 

Monken Chrysler Nissan Store in Centralia 


Free Family Fun Event 

- Pictures with Santa 

- Face Painting 

- Kids Crafts 

- Cookie Decorating 

- Games 

- Food and Beverages 


Drawing for 4 orchestra seats to the Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas Musical at the Stifel Theatre in St.Louis 

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Dec
1
11:00 AM11:00

Lunch with Santa at Recreation Complex

When:

December 1, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Where:

Centralia Recreation Complex
115 East 2nd Street
Centralia, IL 62801
USA

Cost:

$5.00 for adults and $2.00 for children

Contact:

Centralia Recreation Complex

618-532-3214

Enjoy lunch with Santa at Centralia Recreation Complex.  Get your tickets early for that special holiday cheer you won’t want to miss.

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Nov
30
3:00 PM15:00

Downtown Centralia Christmas Stroll

When:

November 30, 2018 @ 3:00 pm – 7:15 pm

Where:

Downtown Centralia, IL
100 S Locust St
Centralia, IL 62801
USA

Cost:

Free

Contact:

City Hall

618-533-7623

Enjoy a Christmas Shopping Stroll in Downtown Centralia on November 30th from 3pm-7:15pm. Participating merchants will display an ornament inside their store for shoppers to locate and have their card stamped. Cards may be found in any participating business downtown and inside the Illinois Theatre. When you find all the ornaments needed your card should be returned to Illinois Theatre for a drawing at 7:15pm. Other activities include horse drawn carriage rides, store specials, an opportunity to meet with Santa, Carolers and other musical performances, Christmas music from the Carillon, hot cocoa and Girl Scout treats, chestnuts roasting on an open fire, refreshments and much more to come. Meet your downtown merchants and do some holiday shopping at the same time! Please contact Kala Lambert at 618-533-7623 for additional information.

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Nov
24
6:00 AM06:00
Nov
5
5:00 PM17:00

City of Centralia Business Appreciation Reception

The mayor and council of the City of Centralia and Centralia Industrial Commission cordially invite you to a Business Appreciation Reception on Monday, November 5, 2018, from 5:00pm to 7:30pm at Centralia House Restaurant, 111 N. Oak Street, Downtown Centralia.

This event will provide an opportunity for local business leaders to meet with elected officials and industrial commission members.

Please RSVP by Wednesday, October 31, to raldag-mcvey@cityofcentralia.org.

This year’s event is sponsored by Centralia Home Center, 1325 W. Broadway, Centralia. Centralia Home Center is a family-owned discount building materials, hardware, and appliance store based in Centralia, Illinois. Since opening in 2004, their top-notch customer service and products set them high above the competition.

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Oct
27
9:00 AM09:00

Centralia Parade and Fall Festival

Full lineup for the parade can be found on the Event website!

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The Fall Festival is located in downtown Centralia and will begin at 9:00 A.M on October 29, 2016.  It features a Craft Fair at the Centralia Recreation Complex, free children’s games and activities, Flea Market, Chili Cook-off, Miss and Mister Pumpkin contest, Car Show, Best Dressed Pet Contest, local Entertainment and, of course, delicious food.  For more information about making entry into the any of these events please visit www.centraliahpff.org.


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