Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving & Holiday Season

November 18 Lightworks opening night walk thru to benefit ONE STOP COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS

  • The annual Lightworks walk thru is from 5-7pm on the 18th of November. Food vendors will be on sight. All donations collected at the walk thru will benefit One Stop Community Christmas. It is a great time to enjoy the lights up close.

November 19- December 26, Lightworks in Peterson Park

  • Lightworks is open for cars only November 19-December 26th. Gates open each night at 5pm, and till 9pm Sunday- Thursday, till 10pm Friday and Saturday. As always admission is free, donations are appreciated.

November 17 The Haven Drive Thru Dinner 5-8pm

  • Dinner plans? Check. Bernie De Buhr's famous Red Beans and Rice will be served with cornbread and dessert for a free will donation for the Haven. Please visit to following link to RSVP: https://app.donorview.com/Event/EventInfo The Haven is located at 1812 Western Avenue.

November 20 The Haven One Night in a Car Fundraiser

  • Imagine your only shelter was your car. What would you do? Mattoon Haven challenges you to find out during our 1st annual “One Night In A Car” on Saturday, November 20 at KC Summers Auto Group. Participants will “live” out of their cars during the overnight hours from 7 pm to 7 am. For more information go to: https://app.donorview.com/Event/EventInfo. Questions? Contact us at: fundraising@mattoonhaven.org

Looking ahead:

  • Open now - December 26, Lightworks in Peterson Park
  • November 25 Mattoon YMCA Turkey Trot
  • November 27 Holiday Art and Craft Sale Burgess Auditorium
  • November 29-December 2 Mid-IL Big Brothers Big Sisters Virtual Holiday Auction
  • December 2, 4-5, 10-11th, "THE CHRISTMAS GNOME"
  • December 3 Celebrate Downtown Mattoon Christmas
  • December 3 Celebrate Downtown Mattoon Christmas parade
  • December 4 EIU Holiday Hustle, benefitting One Stop Community Christmas
  • December 9-11, 16-18 Douglas Hart Nature Center Winter Wonderland Walk
  • December 27-29 MHS Girls Basketball Holiday Tourney
  • December 26 Last day of Mattoon Lightworks