Calendar of Events
The greater Champaign County area is a hotbed for fun, local events you can't find anywhere else in the region. From music festivals, to exhibition openings, to cultural events, there's always something going on.
Please note, masks are required in all indoor spaces regardless of vaccination status and encouraged in outdoor spaces where social distancing isn't possible.
Festival of Trees
Hilton Garden Inn Champaign-Urbana
1501 S. Neil St.
Champaign, Illinois 61820
The Junior League of Champaign-Urbana is delighted to announce the 24th Annual Festival of Trees weekend presented by PNC Bank at the Hilton Garden Inn from Friday, November 22 through Sunday, November 24. Be a part of Champaign-Urbana tradition, and celebrate over 85 years of community impact! Tickets and more can be purchased at festivaloftreescu.com.
This year, Family Winter Ball will kick-off the weekend on Friday, November 22 at the Hilton Garden Inn! The entire family is invited to this fun event from 5:30 -9 p.m. (children recommended 12 and under). Attendees can enjoy appetizers, a photo booth, DJ, glitter tattoos, and exclusive viewing of the trees and wreaths. Dance tickets should be purchased in advance on our website, festivaloftreescu.com.
Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus is on Saturday, November 23 morning from 8:30 – 10 a.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn. This event is for the whole family and features story time and a chance to meet and take photos with the featured hosts while enjoying your meal. Tickets are $15 per person (free for children 3 and younger) and are available in advance for purchase on our website, juniorleaguecu.org. A limited supply of tickets will be available at the door.
On Saturday evening at 6 p.m., join Junior League for our 2nd annual Community Impact Award Gala. This event will be filled with food, festivities, and recognizing 15 community members and 5 organizations making a difference in our community. Tickets include heavy appetizers, dessert, and an open bar and can be purchased at festivaloftreescu.com.
Festival of Trees public hours to view the beautiful trees, wreaths, and holiday décor will be on Saturday, November 23 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sunday, November 24, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Santa Claus will be available for photos on Sunday, so make sure to bring your camera! Community sponsors have designed themed trees, wreaths, and gift baskets.