Holiday Magic


The Holiday Magic Lighted Santa Parade will be held Saturday, December 7th at 5:30 p.m. The line-up starts at 4:30 p.m. at Illinois Valley Cellular at 200 Riverfront Drive.  The Parade heads north on Main Street to Washington, east to Aurora, and then crosses the railroad tracks to Broadway. The final stretch then travels west to Main and ending at Labor Local #393 on Main Street.

Santa will be at Labor Local #393 from 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.!  Join in on the fun with make and take crafts, craft vendors, and enjoy delicious soups and hot cocoa for sale.

Call 815-795-2414 for parade information or to enter the parade.  This event is sponsored by the Marseilles Tourism and Park Committee.

5k Santa Fun Run/Walk


The 5k Santa Fun Run/Walk will be held at 9 a.m. on December 7th at Knudson Park. Registration for the run begins at 8 a.m. The entry fee is $10 with kids years and younger free. Hats will be provided to all participants.

Marseilles Elementary TNT is honored to be a part of the holiday events in our beautiful community of Marseilles. Part of their message is incorporating daily exercise to obtain that natural high as opposed to finding it elsewhere in inappropriate ways. Why not get your day started with some fresh air, friends, family, and a holiday run/walk? This time of the year can be stressful, and exercise is the best medicine to help reduce that! All proceeds go to TNT, who in turn give back to the community. Please come out and enjoy the fun!

Marseilles Holiday Tournament


The Marseilles Holiday Tournament will be playing December 26-30th at the Marseilles Elementary School. Members of the community and sports fans are encouraged to stop by and watch some exciting high school basketball during the holidays.

The price of admission is only $5 and that is good for the entire day. The tournament features 16 teams from all around north central Illinois.

More information about the tournament can be found at

Blood Drive 2020


The next blood drive at the First Congregational Church in Marseilles will be held on Thursday, January 2nd.  There were (6) blood drives during 2019 with 315 blood donations collected.  However, there will be (7) blood drives in 2020:  January 2nd, February 27th, April 23rd, June 18th, August 13th, October 8th, and December 3rd.  According to the Red Cross, 4,745,000 blood donations are needed each year to sustain patient needs. So regardless of the weather, the Red Cross comes out to help fill that need. Come out and help support the Red Cross on any of these dates in 2020. 

Light Up Knudson Park


Get in the Christmas spirit and attend the lighting of decorations in Knudson Park on Friday, December 6th at 5:30 p.m. Music, hot cocoa and more will be provided. Sponsored by the Marseilles Tourism and Park Committee.

Raffle Drawing


Marseilles Elementary School is selling raffle tickets for your chance to win a $50 Walmart Gift Card. The money raised will benefit MES student scholarships. Tickets are $1 each or six tickets for $5, and they can be purchased at the junior high holiday program at the little gym on December 10th at 6 p.m., or the K-5 program in the big gym on December 12th at 1:30 p.m.

Cookie Packing 2019


Trinity Lutheran Church in Marseilles has been doing a cookie packing project for over 40 years. It was 1st started by Pastor Kleitz when he took a call to be Pastor at the church from Tinley Park. He had started the cookie packing project in Tinley Park and cookies were delivered to a mental health facility there. The church continued that practice of taking cookies to the facility until it closed. Since then, they have been taking cookies to local nursing homes, veteran’s homes, National Guard facilities and prisons. Cookies come from other local churches and some as far away as Joliet and the Tinley Park area. Their goal this year is to distribute 11,000 cookies.

Help out with this project, deliver cookies by 10 a.m. on Wednesday, December 4th to Trinity Lutheran Church located at 621 Union St.

Cookies should be plain (no fruits or nuts). Mainly cookies should be sugar, oatmeal, chocolate chip, snickerdoodle and similar. Decorated sugar cookies will be accepted. Please write down the number of cookies on the package.

Come See Sanata Claus

Are you and the kids ready for your Christmas close-up with Santa?

Santa and Mrs. Claus will make a


Are you and the kids ready for your Christmas close-up with Santa?

Santa and Mrs. Claus will make a special appearance from 10 a.m to Noon, Saturday, December 14th at the IV Cellular Building, 200 Riverfront Drive in Marseilles.

Light refreshments will be provided.



Christmas TV Shows & Specials


Monday, Dec 2nd

7:00 p.m. – Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer  (CBS)

Tuesday, Dec 3rd

8:00 p.m. – CMA Country Christmas  (ABC)

Wednesday, Dec 4th

8:00 p.m. – 87th Annual Christmas in Rockefeller Center  (NBC)

8:00 p.m. – The Moodys  (FOX)

The Moodys follows a tight-knit, but slightly dysfunctional family of five, all of whom gather in their hometown of Chicago for the “perfect” holiday. From break-ups to arrests to sharing one bathroom, each family member is packing his/her own eccentricities and hiding secrets from the others – as if the holidays were all about carols and eggnog!

Sunday, Dec 8th

7:00 p.m. – Christmas in Dollywood  (Hallmark)

Sunday, Dec 22nd

7:00 p.m. – A Date By Christmas Eve  (Lifetime)

When Chelsea Simms, the good-hearted brand strategist for the popular dating app The Nice List, discovers the app has granted her magical powers, she uses her newfound ability to make all of the ‘naughty’ people in her life learn how to be good again. But when her plans go awry and Fisher, the kindly neighbor who has always carried a torch for Chelsea, is magically added to the naughty list by mistake, Chelsea must race against time to set things right before Christmas Eve.

Devices Losing Netflix Support


Starting on December 1, 2019, some older Samsung and Roku devices will no longer be able to access Netflix. Netflix is citing “technical limitations” as the reason for this loss of support but it is unclear what those technical limitations are—though the ability to auto-play episodes (or lack thereof) seems to at least be part of the problem.

Some of the Roku devices that will no longer be supported come December are Roku 200C, 2050X, 2100X, HD, SD, XD, XR, and any other Roku devices that cannot auto-play the next episode.  2010 and 2011 Samsung TVs with a C or D in the model code will also lose support.

Windows 10 Fake Email is Ransomware


Just delete it! A new malware email campaign sent from a fake Microsoft address is pushing people to download a malicious Windows 10 “critical update”. The email contains a .jpg file that is actually not a picture but an executable .NET file that will infect your PC.  If you receive this email you should immediately delete it.

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