• IHSA State Football Championships—Welcome Home.
  • Real Alaskan Reindeer reside in Champaign County
  • Experience local flavors through agriculture adventures!
  • Get ready for Game Day! This is Illini Country!
  • Find serenity at the Allerton Park & Retreat Center
  • From fishing to hiking, it's time to explore the outdoors!
  • Chicken & Waffles at Big Grove Tavern
  • Art lives in Champaign County
  • Bike, bus or train, it's easy to get around Champaign County!

The Nutcracker

December 4-6, 2014
Watch the spirit of the holidays come to life through the magic of The Nutcracker, a stunning performance capturing the tale of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince. From the exciting battle of mice and soldiers to the magnificent scenes of snow and sweets, the talented dancers of Champaign-Urbana Ballet perform this timeless piece. 

14th Annual Parade of Lights

November 29, 2014
Officially launch the holiday season with a Parade of Lights! Marching bands and lighted floats weave their way through the streets of Downtown Champaign with Santa making his grand appearance just in time to light the City Christmas Tree. 

Gifford State Bank Country Christmas Craft Show

November 22-23, 2014
The annual Gifford State Bank Country Christmas Craft Show brings together over 300 vendors and 8,000 shoppers! This event offers two days of "shop til ya drop" fun so you can find that perfect gift for everyone on your list.  

Stay & Play

Girlfriend Getaways

Take time out with your girlfriends to relax with a spa day, dance through a culinary tour, hop from shop to boutique shop and more.  We’ll put together a dream package!

Golf Champaign County

Hit the links at Steve Stricker’s Alma Mater and enjoy some of the best golfing in Central Illinois.  From Par 3 to championship courses, we’ll help you create the perfect weekend.

Family Fun

Affordable family fun has never looked this good.  Spend quality time together at our water parks, petting zoo, museums, orchard, planetarium, parks… the list goes on.


Good luck @IHSAFootball teams today! #IHSAState awaits in Champaign!
RT @IlliniHoops: Flag race! @illinicheer #Illini http://t.co/CcP7kx6Pov
RT @thevirginia: "You'll shoot your eye out kid!" Tonight at 7pm, see A Christmas Story The Musical! http://t.co/zJOID8KwJE
Festival of Trees kicks off tomorrow for its 19th year! Who else in #Chambana has made this one of their holiday traditions? #CUthere
There is so much greatness happening here! @IHSAState is back home this year — thanks @news_gazette for the coverage! http://t.co/wHcdjab6yL

Animal Encounters at the Orpheum
March 6, 2013 - 2:00pm - December 31, 2014 - 3:00pm
Orpheum Toddler Tuesday
October 1, 2013 - 10:30am - December 30, 2014 - 11:30am
Weekly Stand Up Comedy Showcase
January 15, 2014 - 9:00pm - December 17, 2014 - 10:30pm
Comedy Karaoke - Open Mic Stand Up Night
January 16, 2014 - 9:00pm - December 18, 2014 - 10:30pm
World War I with America's March King
March 17, 2014 (All day) - May 6, 2015 (All day)
Sustainable Student Farm Market
May 1, 2014 - 11:00am - November 27, 2014 - 5:00pm