Living Outside of Ordinary: 12/10

Living Outside of Ordinary: Week of 12/10


In the past month, how many days can you truly remember? On average, a few days, 4 or 5 if you’re lucky, stand out from the daily routines we all experience. That’s why Visit Champaign County is launching our new “Living Outside of Ordinary” Campaign aimed at residents and visitors as a means to encourage everyone to discover new places throughout the greater Champaign County area.


Each week, we’ll give you one thing to do each day, something Outside of Ordinary, to make sure you have a way to make each day memorable. We’ll be busy brainstorming over the next year to make sure you have ways to break out of the routine and immerse yourself in the amazing things happening right in your backyard. Some will be events, but others may be something as simple as getting outdoors, meeting a friend for a drink, or checking out a new store or restaurant. The goal is simple: when you’re Living Outside of Ordinary, you’re making memories, so we can all cherish each and every day.




Monday, December 10 – Enjoy the beauty of snow within the confines of the Market Place Mall during one of their snow shows! 12:25p, 3:25p, 6:25p every day through Christmas eve!


Tuesday, December 11 – Watch the Women’s basketball team, who just so happen to be 1st in the Big Ten, play Murray State at the State Farm Center.


Wednesday, December 12  – Buy a bag of coffee beans from Page Roasting Company, a female-owned and operated roaster!


Thursday, December 13 – Head to Murphy’s to catch the Fighting Illini Volleyball team play Nebraska in their Final Four matchup for the NCAA championship!


Friday, December 14 – Head to Riggs for their Ugly Sweater Party! Worst (or best?) sweater wins a $100 Champaign Outdoors gift card!


Saturday, December 15 – Ice skate on the decorated UI Ice Arena for their Moonlight Skate!


Sunday, December 16 – Head to Hardy’s for a selfie with a reindeer for maximum winter spirit heading into the home stretch of the holidays.


For more tips on what to do, check our events calendar and request a copy of our Visitors Guide today!


This week we're putting the spotlight on some makers that might come in handy this holiday season!

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