2015 will soon come to a close. Several events, many holiday-themed, will be taking place around the Quincy/Hannibal area in December. Here is a look at some of the fun upcoming activities scheduled for December 2015.
The Winter Wonderettes
The Winter Wonderettes will take the stage at Quincy Community Theatre November 27-29, and December 3-6. This "retro holiday musical" opens the day after Thanksgiving and stars Kathy Roderick as “Missy,” the over-achiever of the group; Tina Moyer as “Cindy Lou,” a now reformed “bad girl” with an incredible soft side; Kristen Houston as Suzy, the happy-go-lucky, giggly, and very pregnant member of the group; and Amy Looten as “Betty Jean,” the self-anointed clown. Tickets are $20.
Victorian Festival of Christmas
Hannibal's historic Main Street will celebrate the holidays with the Victorian Festival of Christmas November 28 through Christmas Eve. Horse-drawn carriages, carolers, holiday tea parties, beautifully decorated storefronts and visits from Santa will be part of the downtown celebration. Living Windows in downtown Hannibal will be December 12. Shop windows will come alive with magical scenes of the season.
99 Bucks ... Or Less
The Hannibal Arts Council's annual 99 Bucks ... or Less holiday show/sale takes place November 28 - December 19. 99 Bucks ... or Less features original arts and crafts from local artists, all priced at under $100.
John Wood Community College Holiday Concert
John Wood Community College will present their 24th annual Holiday Concert in the Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium on Friday, December 4 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $6 in advance and $8 at the door. J.W.C.C. students will be admitted free with their student ID on a space available basis.
Hannibal Parks & Recreation will sponsor a Snowball Toss from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday December 5 at Y Men’s Pavilion. Win a prize for pitching the “snowball” into the wreath.
The Ring-a-Bell Run will be Saturday, December 5 at 10 a.m. This 5K event starts behind Quincy Mall, through and around Moorman and Upper Moorman Parks, and back to the mall. The run supports The Salvation Army Christmas Campaign, and also year-round services such as food pantry, rent and utility assistance and emergency shelter for those in crisis in our community. Registrations through November 18 $25 for an individual, and $60 for a family of four. After November 18 registration is $30 for an individual, and $72 for a family of four.
Hannibal Jaycees' Christmas Parade
The annual Christmas parade in Hannibal is Saturday, December 5. Lineup starts at 5 p.m. at the Save-a-Lot parking lot. The parade begins at 6. Every year, the Jaycees hold the Christmas parade to collect toys, mittens, hats, gloves and more for those in need. Members will be meeting and greeting all the way down Broadway and will collect donations.
Music, Marshmallows and Mistletoe will be from 5-6 p.m. on Saturday, December 12 at the Y Men’s Pavilion in Hannibal. Enjoy the holiday music of Eugene Field Pirate Singers and roast marshmallows by the fire.
Kaiser Dance Theatre and Quincy Community Theatre are presenting The Nutcracker December 18-20! This will be the 15th time that Kaiser Dance Theatre has brought The Nutcracker to local audiences. Tickets go on sale November 23. They are $14 for adults, and $8 for children 12 and under.