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Holiday events 2013

(KFVS) - Check out these Christmas and holiday events across the Heartland. Email with your Holiday event.


Hayti First UMC in Hayti Missouri is Hosting "Matt Vollmer and the Great Romance" Live and in concert on Sunday December 22 at 7 p.m. for the last stop on their Christmas Tour. Come out and enjoy music from their New Christmas CD "A Christmas Album," with hit songs such as "Sing Along", Can You Hear it" and more. Tickets are $12 and all proceeds go to support the K.I.C.K youth group (2nd place winners in the Hayti Christmas parade). Tickets are available online at or at the door.

For the third year, Kringle's Kitchen charity will be hosting a free Christmas meal to those within the Portageville community and surrounding areas. They feed the less fortunate and elderly a hot meal on Christmas Day at St. Eustachius Parish Center from 10 a.m. to 1 well as provide other items to families. They also deliver meals. In addition to hot meals, they provide "snack stockings" to all children. These are filled with various treats and drinks to ensure they have food during the holiday school break. New this year, they will be providing non-perishable food baskets to families, thanks to food collected from the Portageville High School Student Council's food drive. They ask that families contact them at or call 573-391-0109 to sign-up for a meal. However, it is not required. They served 200 meals and provided 75 stockings in 2011. In 2012, they served 300 meals and provided 100 stockings plus toys collected by the Portageville High School Student Council. This year, they plan to serve 400 meals and prepare 160 stockings.

The Christmas Country Church Tour will be Thursday and Friday, December 19 and 20 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Perry, Cape Girardeau and Bollinger counties. The tour is free, but a free-will donation will be given at each church for its charity. Each church will be decorated for Christmas and have greeters, Christmas music and refreshments. You can click here for more information.

Crossroads Church in Jackson will produce a light show and drama called "Rodeo and Juliette" with free, repeat performances on Sunday, Dec. 22. Performances will last one hour and begin at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. The show includes more than 30,000 lights timed to live and recorded music. Join Rodeo from the country and Juliette from the city as their families compete against each other to see who has the most spectacular light show and learn the real reason for the season. Visit for more information.

Christmas is coming to the Glenn House in Cape Girardeau. Tours of the house will begin the Friday after Thanksgiving and end the Sunday after Christmas. The house will be decorated and Christmas cookies and cider will be served. All tours are from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., except for candlelight tours, which will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Old Town Cape is hosting its annual Downtown Christmas Open House on Friday, December 13 from 5 to 9 p.m. in Cape Girardeau. Attractions will include great holiday shopping and special in-store events, caroling, free pictures with Santa and children's activities in Santa's Workshop (114 N. Main).

The Lazy L Safari Park in Cape Girardeau will be hosting Christmas at the Zoo. The event will feature a live nativity scene featuring camels, donkeys and sheep from the zoo, a visit from Santa, a lighted rope maze, holiday photo booths and refreshments. Christmas at the Zoo is scheduled between November 29th and December 31st during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.


The Saturday presentation (Dec. 21) of The Christ Event at Community of Faith Church in Marion has been cancelled because of heavy rain. The outdoor nativity display will take place as scheduled Sunday night (Dec. 22) from 6:00 until 9:00 or later if necessary to accommodate all visitors.

The Lions of 1CS and Metropolis Lions Club will be distributing groceries for a Christmas dinner from the New Bethel Freewill Baptist Church on Monday, Dec. 23 from noon to 7 p.m. and again on Tuesday, Dec. 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Meals will go to the Nov. 17 tornado victims in Brookport.

The Coulterville, Ill. 11th Annual Holiday Light Display will be open nightly from Nov. 30 through Dec. 30 at the Coulterville City Park. The event will feature a half mile walk through a display featuring a million lights and 400 Christmas figurines.

The Du Quoin Annual Holiday Lights Fair at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds will begin the day after Thanksgiving and run through the month of December. The event features a three mile drive through lighted displays and decorated trees. The light trail opens nightly from Nov. 23 to Dec. 30, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Christmas Service Sunday, December 22 at the Christian Life Center in Herrin, Illinois. 

Christmas Program Sunday, December 22 all day at the Christian Life Center in Herrin, Illinois. 

Christmas Eve Service Sunday, December 24 at the Christian Life Center in Herrin, Illinois. 


Children are invited to meet Santa every Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. through Dec. 22. at the corner of Second and Broadway streets in downtown Paducah. Children can have their pictures taken with Santa for no charge, but please bring your own camera.

Each month, generally on the third Thursday in the afternoon, we're going to make a stack of Christmas and Hanukkah cards. All you have to do is show up with a basic kit which includes: your favorite paper cutting scissors, adhesive and ink pad. You'll be provided 10 cards and envelopes (plus a few extra in case you mess up). I'll demonstrate some different techniques, have a sample card or two for inspiration, and then you'll have the run of the Ephemera Paducah Studio to create a stack of cards.

Each month, generally on the third Thursday in the afternoon, we're going to make a Christmas and New Years cards. All you have to do is show up with a basic kit which includes: your favorite paper cutting scissors, adhesive and ink pad.

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