The First Snow of 2018!

Today marks the first snowfall in Champaign-Urbana for the 2018 year! While some will choose to bundle up and stay inside with their hot chocolate (a perfectly fine choice), there are so many activities in Champaign-Urbana to do before Christmas. Below are a few ideas to get in the holiday spirit.

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  1. See The Nutcracker at Krannert Center
    This show is from 12/1-12/3 and 12/8-12/10. Act fast because this show will certainly sell out!
  2. Ice skate at the University of Illinois Ice Arena
    I’ve personally never been ice skating at the ice arena, but I have heard only great things about it! Skate times and fees can be found here.
  3. Try hot chocolate from all the local coffee shops

    Photo from Rachel Hernandez

    This includes Starbucks, Cafe Bene, Espresso Royale, Cafe Paradiso, Paige Roasting Company, and BrewLab.

  4. Attend the Festival of Trees

    Photo from Rachel Hernandez

    The Festival of Trees is an event put on by the Junior League of Champaign. Tickets are available for purchase at the door, and all proceeds go back to the Junior League–a non-profit organization.

  5. Visit Hardy’s Reindeer Ranch
    How many people can say they have fed a real reindeer? I can! Hardy’s Reindeer ranch is a one of a kind opportunity to not only see reindeer, but feed and play with them. Hardy’s also has a corn maze and gift shop!


Class of 2020
I am studying Middle Grades Education with concentrations in Social Sciences and Literacy in the College of Education. Although I now reside in Champaign, I am originally from Vernon Hills, a Northwest suburb of Chicago.

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