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Hometown Christmas

Come to downtown Effingham to kick off the holiday season. Downtown Effingham will be transformed into a winter wonderland for the weekend and will be packed full of activities for the young and young at heart. New to this year's event include an ice skating rink, a Reindog Parade, The Polar Express, children’s train rides, and a 5K run.  Santa will lead the "Reindog" Pet Parade, which features dressed up pets and their owners in a variety of holiday garb! The parade will travel down Jefferson Ave. at 3:45, arriving downtown at 4pm. The official City of Effingham Community Christmas Tree Lighting will take place at 5:30 pm.  For more detailed information, please go to

*New this year: Ice skating in downtown Effingham on Friday, Saturday & Sunday.*

 For more information please contact Effingham County Chamber at 217-342-4147.

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