Hometown Christmas

December 10th & 11th 2011

10 am- 4 pm on Saturday
12 pm - 4 pm on Sunday


Download a flyer here


Festival of Trees @ Gen. John A. Logan Museum,

1613 Edith Street

Individuals, businesses and organizations auction holiday greenery for Charities. Silent auction begins November 19th and continues through Dec. 12.

Hours: 10 am - 4 pm on Saturday and 1 - 4 pm on Sunday

Hughes Art Gallery Exhibit

Local artists will display and offer unique works of art for the Hometown weekend and the following weekend of December 17 and 18.

Hours: 10 am - 4 pm on Saturday and 1 pm - 4 pm on Sunday.

Murphysboro Home Tour

View selected homes elegantly decorated for the holidays. Tickets are $10.00 and available at the Sheley House located in the Logan Neighborhood at 1603 Edith Street. Dec. 10th -11th.

Santa Pictures with your Dog

Friends of Murphysboro present this unique event for all dog owners. Bring your furry friend to the Senior citizens Community Center at 17 North 14th Street and have a phot taken of your dog with Santa for only $7.00. The event is on Saturday, December 10, 2011 10:00am to 2:00pm

Download a flyer here: Santa_dog_pictures_2011.pdf


Santa's Favorite Cookie Contest

If you like to bake and want to help a local charity then this cookie contest is for you! The proceeds will be donated to the winner’s charity of choice. Leftover cookies will be given to the Murphysboro Food Pantry. To participate present 1 dozencookies and a $5 entry fee to the Print Shop in the Logan Neighborhood Saturday Dec. 10th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Gingerbread House Contest

Creativity and fun are a must for this first time event. Contest date is Dec. 10th with applications accepted starting Nov. 1st. Set up is Dec. 9th at the Murphysboro Youth & Recreation Center (MYRC) - 1818 Walnut St. Murphysboro. Entry fee $5. For more info and official entry form visit the MYRC or Murphysboro Hometown Christmas on facebook.

Christmas Nativity Exhibit

Christmas Nativity Exhibit & Concerts See nativity scenes from around the world, a unique ornament collection and hear sounds of the season performed by local groups and individuals. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 7168 Old Hwy. 13 - Dec. 2nd - 4th.

Children's Fun at the Liberty

Madrigal singers and a holiday movie are scheduuled for Saturday, December 10, 2011 at the historic Liberty Theater in downtown Murphysboro. Children's activities at the Liberty Theater will begin in the afternoon and end with the Madrigal Concert at 5:30pm


Call 618-684-3522 for additional information.