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Ivas John’s 8th Annual Blue Christmas

Saturday, December 15

7:00 – 10:00pm

418 S Illinois Ave, Carbondale, IL 62901, USA

A holiday concert celebrating the music of Southern Illinois.

Tickets are $18.00 and can be purchased at the LIFE Community Center or Plaza Records. Call 618-549-4222 for more information.

Performers include: The Ivas John Band w/ Tawl Paul, The Gordons, Robert Bowlin and Wil Maring, The Jewels, The Venturis, Free Range Chicks, Shadi Frick, and more

Happy Slapowitz Toy Bash

December 14, 2018, 6:00pm – December 15, 2018, 12:00am

Downtown Cape Girardeau MO

Put the 2018 Happy Slapowitz Toy Bash on the calendar! IT'S ON A FRIDAY NIGHT AGAIN!!! So come one, come all and join the fun for a night of music, food, drinks and excitement, all for our local children! Visit our website or shoot us a message for more details.

Flashlight Candy Cane Hunt

Friday, December 14

6:30 – 7:30pm

835 sw end blvd cape girardeau mo

Did you hear the latest news?! A particular someone has left candy canes all over the grounds of Shawnee Park! Bring your flashlights on December 14, 2018 and help us find them! When you arrive at the Shawnee Park Center you'll get to decorate a bag for collecting candy canes. Afterwards, you'll get to hunt for candy canes, enjoy cookies and hot chocolate! This event is from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

The cost is $5 per child pre-registered and $8 per child day of. You can register online at, or in person at the A. C. Brase Arena. Parents must accompany children. For children ages 2 & over.

Trans Siberian Orchestra Tribute

Friday, December 14

7:00 – 9:00pm

A C Brase Arena

410 Kiwanis Dr, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701, USA

Tickets: $15 cash only, at Villainous Grounds and Mary Jane Burgers & Brew in Perryville and A.C. Brase Arena in Cape Girardeau.

Featuring SEMO Sundancers and beverages being served by Jackson Street BrewCo.

All age event.

Breakfast with Santa at the Osage Center

Saturday, December 15

8:30 – 10:00pm

Osage Centre - City of Cape Girardeau Parks & Recreation Department

2119, 1625 N Kingshighway, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701, USA

Enjoy breakfast and visit with Santa as he makes a special stop at the Osage Centre on December 15! Santa loves to see children playing in the parks, and all proceeds of this event go the Parks & Recreation Foundation for parks and recreation improvement projects! Parents are invited to bring their camera to capture this special moment. The event is from 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Tickets are $5 per person pre-registered and $8 the day of the event. Tickets can be purchased online at, or at the A. C. Brase Arena (all attendees regardless of age must purchase a ticket). For ages 12 & under.

Music, Hot Cocoa & Santa @ Barista’s

Friday, December 14

6:00 – 9:00pm

Baristas Coffee Bar

338 Broadway St, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701, USA

Join us in the historic Marquette Tower lobby for Christmas carols by The Holiday Spirits and a complimentary hot cocoa bar with toppings galore! Santa will be available for photos with the kids.

We will host live music and themed tastings every Friday night through 2018. View our entire schedule at


2nd Annual Whoville Christmas

Sunday, December 16

3:00 – 5:00pm

Sugar Chic Creamery

137 Main St, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701, USA

Bring the family and join The Whos for some fun Christmas crafts, face painting, and snap a photo with the Grinch!  


Special entertainment will be provided by the talented kids from Between The Scenes Studios for the Performing and Visual Arts!


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