Downtown Merchant Mingle & Holiday Art Walk and Festivities
November 30 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm CSTFree
The Havana Area Chamber of Commerce, the Illinois River Valley Artists and the Mason County Arts Council have teamed up to sponsor a day of fun and festivities in Historic Havana Illinois.
The merchants and businesses in downtown Havana will host open houses throughout the day and feature specials and giveaways.
Artists from around the Central Illinois area will show their works in the downtown businesses. The Art Walk will feature a wide variety of art to view and purchase including original works in photography, sculpture, fiber arts, landscape painting, chainsaw carvings, handmade jewelry, metal sculpture, architectural drawings and abstract art, all created by local artists.
Tami Davidage of Havana, will host a show in her downtown studio, The Paintbox Studio on Orange Street featuring the historic works of her grandfather, Sheldon Malone, a painter, carver and amazing sign maker in Havana for many years.
Our local boutiques will host the first annual Havana Holiday Boutique Crawl from 10am – 7pm. The Havana Holiday Boutique Crawl will feature four stops in Havana, including Market Street Boutique, The Hang-Up Boutique, Gisela’s Haus and Touch of Class all located in the downtown of Havana, as well as the Yellow Door in Oakford and A CoZ Boutique in Manito.
The Havana Chamber of Commerce will host a Winter Carnival in the Park District Gym, located across the street from New Central School from 1:00 – 3:30pm featuring displays, fun holiday & winter activities, games, crafts and giveaways for youngsters.
At 4:00 pm Havana’s annual Santa Claus parade will kick off down Main Street, followed by the Courtyard lighting at 5:00pm. Santa will see visitors in his house throughout the evening after the parade, and free horse drawn carriage rides will again take place around the courthouse.
There will be a special Jingle Mingle Punch Card that can be picked up at any participating business, featuring a map of locations hosting art and open houses. Visitors can receive a punch at each location and then turn the card in to be entered into a drawing for Chamber Bucks and prizes. 6:30 pm will be the deadline to turn in Jingle Mingle Punch Cards at The Main Room, and the drawing will be held at 6:45 pm in The Main Room. Holiday revelers need not be present to win.
At 7:00 pm the Historic Lawford Theater will feature a free Christmas movie, the Polar Express to all who wish to attend.
Stroll through the streets of Historic Downtown Havana and enjoy a day of local art, small business open houses and holiday festivities! For more information on Havana, and all of the options for shopping, dining, lodging and events and activities, please visit: www.historichavanaillinois.com