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Hometown Christmas 2021


Friday, December 3, 5p-9p
Ice Skating* & Food Vendors
6p St. Anthony Choir
6:30p Lighting of the Tree

Saturday, December 4, 11a-9p
10a-2p Effingham County Cultural Center & Museum Association Open for Tours
11a-1p Lunch with Santa at Joe’s Pizza & Pasta
11a-4p Mistletoe Market
12-9p Ice Skating* & Food Vendors
12p Snowball Drop
2-5p Tractor Pulled Train Car Rides
3-5p Santa’s Workshop @ Effingham County Building
3:30p Live Nativity hosted by Centenary United Methodist Church
3:45p Santa Parade
4-7p Santa Visits & Carriage Rides

Sunday, December 5, 12p-5p
Ice Skating* & Food Vendors
12-4p Santa Visits
1p Downtown Ornament Kids Class @ StangARTs**

Everyone is encouraged to wear a mask. Schedule is subject to change.

**Registration Required: Contact StangArts for more information (850) 960-0106 or jamiestangart@live.com

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Letters from Santa

Children 12 & under are able to receive a personalized letter from Santa. Parents are asked to fill out an online form for each child. The final day to submit a request is December 13.

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Friday, December 3


12:00am - 11:59pm


Downtown Effingham
Jefferson Ave
Effingham, IL 62401

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