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It's a White County Christmas
.. a celebration honoring the small town traditions of the holiday season.
Schedule of Events
Festival Notes
produced by
CARMI CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
NEW IN 2011
All your favorite holiday movie characters will come alive in this year's
Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.

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The Carmi Chamber of Commerce is in the business of making smiles.

People want to live in a thriving community. Happiness is contagious. Events such as “It's a White County Christmas”show our commitment to building a happy, thriving, prosperous community.

We hope you'll join us
Make Memories to Last a Lifetime!
November 18
  10 AMShop at all downtown retail stores
   4 PMEat at the HCE Taste of Chocolate Contest until 7 PM
Farm Bureau Building
   4 PMVisit Carmi’s three Historic Museums until 8 PM

November 19
  10 AMShop at all downtown retail stores
   8 AMFind a unique gift at the Craft & Gift Show
Farm Bureau Building until 3 PM
   9 AMEat sweet treats at the Holiday Food Bazaar
First United Methodist Church until 1 PM
   9 AMVote for your favorite tree at the DAR Festival of Trees
Old National Bank until 3 PM
  10 AMEnter the FIRST 5K Reindeer Run / Walk
First Bank Downtown Location
  11 AMWatch the youngsters race in Reindeer Games after the Run
First Bank Downtown Location
   11:30Enjoy lunch and buy crafts at the White County Senior Center
until 1 PM
   1 PMBring your Gingerbread House Decorating Contest entry to
Town & Country Real Estate until 4 PM
Houses will be on display until 4 PM Monday, Nov. 28.
   5 PMWatch us crown the First White County Miss Merry Christmas
White County Middle School


November 25
  10 AMShop at all downtown retail stores
   4 PMEnjoy Horse & Carriage Rides until 8 PM
   4 PMEnjoy carousel and train rides until 8 PM
   6 PMWitness the Magic of Christmas at the Tree Lighting Ceremony
Veteran’s Memorial Park
   6 PMWatch your favorite Christmas movie characters come alive
Veteran's Memorial Park & Main Street
7:15 PMRelive "Miracle on 34th Street" at the Courthouse, repeated at 7:45


November 26
  10 AMShop at all downtown retail stores
  10 AMEnjoy carousel and train rides until 5 PM
  10 AMWelcome Santa to Town at the Christmas Parade
  11 AMEnjoy Horse & Carriage Rides until 6 PM
  11 AMSanta visits with Children until 2 PM, then again 4-6 PM
Santa's House in Veteran's Memorial Park
  11 AMSilent Auction for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital until 3 PM
Carmi Taekwondo Center, Main Street
  11:30         Story Hour at the Carmi Public Library until 12:30 PM
   3 PMDelight to the sounds of the White County Children’s Concert,
WC Middle School


December 3
   8 AMFeast on holiday treats at Emmanuel's Cookie Christmas Sale
Emmanuel United Methodist Church until noon
  10 AMTour the Historic and Fanciful Homes of Carmi
exquisitely decorated for the Holidays until 3 PM


December 4
   6 PMCarmi League of Arts Performs Handel's Messiah
Carmi First Baptist Church


December 17
  6 PMGala Dinner & DanceSocial Hour
  7 PMDinner
  8 PMDance to the music of Carmi's Native Son Rob Endicott
Fine dining and enjoyable company is in store
at the Gala Dinner & Dance, Carmi VFW


We want your comments & suggestions.
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VISITORS
Parade Entry Form
CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE Christmas Parade
Gingerbread House Decorating Contest Entry Form
CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE Gingerbread  Decorating Contest
Parade Entry Form
CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE
Storefront Window Contest
Holiday Stroll Entry Form
CLICK HERE TO LEARN ABOUT for this year's Holiday Stroll
Festival of Trees Information
CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE DAR Festival of Trees
Homes on the Tour
CLICK HERE FOR A LIST of the homes open on the tour
Gala Dinner Dance Info
CLICK HERE FOR TICKET INFO for the Gala Dinner & Dance
Discover the magic of Christmas
in Carmi
Homes on the Tour
CLICK HERE TO ENTER the Reindeer 5K Run / Walk
Gala Dinner Dance Info
CLICK HERE TO ENTER
the Miss Merry Christmas Scholarship Pageant
Gala Dinner Dance Info
CLICK HERE TO ENTER
the Little Miss & Mister Christmas Pageant
sponsored in part by
sponsored in part by
SILVER BELL SPONSORS
sponsored in part by
GOLD STAR SPONSORS
sponsored in part by
FESTIVAL SPONSOR
sponsored in part by
MISTLETOE SPONSORS
1863 Mercantile
Armstrong Tools
Banterra Bank
Botsch & Associates CPA
Browns Feed & Chemical
Carmi Lions Club
Carmi Kiwanis Club
Dave Matheny State Farm Insurance
Dillman Services
Eastern Services

Fechter Farms
Hale Body Shop
HD Beans Jewelers
Roger & Ranelle Hubele
James Cook State Farm Insurance
Karger Kollectibles
Logo Graphics
McDonalds
Merle Norman Cosmetics & Boutique
Mr. Muffler
O’Daniel Trucking
Pfister, Michaul Craft & Collectibles
Roark Trucking
Southern Illinois Title
Stendeback Family Funeral Home
Stocke, Phil
Terrell Electric Services
The Courtyard
Williams Enterprises
Yesterdays

sponsored in part by
GENERAL SPONSORS
Carmi Vet Clinic
Conger & Elliott
Dan & Lockye Drone
R Energy LLC
Taylor Eye Care
Tie-On Roofing
White County Economic Development Group
Homes on the Tour
CLICK HERE FOR ITEMS in the Carmi Taekwondo Silent Auction for St. Jude