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Living Outside of Ordinary: Week of 12/16

December 16, 2019

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.

Get into the holiday spirit this week with these seven ways to practice Living #OutsideofOrdinary!

Things to do this week in Champaign County

Monday, December 16

Check out the new men’s barber shop, Rogue Barber Co.!

Tuesday, December 17

Shop local in downtown Champaign and then grab a photo at the tree downtown!

Wednesday, December 18

Stop by Holiday Story Time at Art Mart.

Thursday, December 19

Walk the Kirby Winter Wellness Walk at Allerton!

Friday, December 20

A trip to Hardy’s Reindeer Ranch is in order for a reindeer selfie!

Saturday, December 21

Run the Santa 5K in St. Joe in your best red suit and white beard!

Sunday, December 22

Enjoy a Victorian Christmas at Sylvia’s Irish Inn!

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

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