January Events in Illinois

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Shawnee Hills Wine Trail

Winter Wine Festival

Jan. 30, Springfield

Sip local at the Winter Wine Festival in Springfield. The event invites wine novices and connoisseurs to sample vintages from more than 20 Illinois wineries, learn about pairings at the various food stations and enjoy live music.

The festival begins at 6 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Tickets cost $15 per person, which includes a designated number of tickets for samples. Guests can also purchase wine by the glass, bottle and case. For more information, visit IllinoisWine.com or call (217) 726-8518.

Groundhog Days

Groundhog Days

Jan. 29 – Feb. 8, 2016, Woodstock

Woodstock served as the stand-in for Gobbler’s Knob in the Bill Murray movie “Groundhog Day.” Each year, the city celebrates the holiday with the annual Groundhog Days event.

With activities spread throughout the week, attendees can enjoy showings of the movie, walking tours of the filming sites, bowling, groundhog trivia and much more.

Plus, don’t miss the main event on Feb. 2 when Woodstock Willie will emerge from his home and share whether we’re in for six more weeks of winter or an early spring.

For a full schedule of events, visit woodstockgroundhog.org or call (815) 334-2620.

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