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Santa Cause 5K

Suit Up for a Cause Dec. 14
Join us at Northwoods mall for a family friendly fun run! Sign up now for only $35! Registration includes a Santa suit, collectible ornament, swag bag, cocoa + goodies, free drink at Kouri's Pub, and award medals for top runners!

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Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Dec 10, 2019 | 6:00pm-8:00pm | W.E. Sullivan's Irish Pub and Fare
Come join us for this fun and creative Wine Glass Painting Class held at W.E. Sullivan's Irish Pub and Fare, 4538 N. Prospect Rd, Peoria Heights, IL 61616! This month's design: 'Santa Baby' In this 1.5 hour class, you will hand paint a design on a pair (2) of wine glas...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Dec 12, 2019 | 10 AM; refreshments at 9:30 AM | Peoria Riverfront Museum
Rolf Achilles, instructor of the History of American Interior Design in the Historic Preservation graduate program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, will will look at several common and not so common church forms from the almost anti-sacred spaces of the Hagia S...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Dec 13, 2019 | 6:00 - 9:00 PM | Mackinaw Valley Vineyard
Buddy goes Ballistic in this UPstage production comedy mystery! Who knew Elfin goodness could take such a turn for the worse , especially at Xmas!?! Arrival suggested between 5:30-6:30 pm for seating, wine tasting and “mingling” with the cast, this is your chance to let ...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Dec 13, 2019 | Betty Jayne Brimmer Center for the Performing Arts
Born in 1953 in Detroit, Michigan, Marshall Crenshaw learned to tune a guitar correctly at age ten and has been trying ever since. His first big break came in 1978 playing John Lennon in "Beatlemania", first as an understudy in New York, then in the West Coast company follow...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Dec 13, 2019 - Dec 14, 2019 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. Friday Dec. 13 and Saturday, Dec. 15 | Five Points Washington
Join the Peoria Area Civic Chorale for beautiful arrangements of traditional carols, such as The Wexford Carol, Lo’ How a Rose E’er Blooming, Joy to the World, and Go Tell It On The Mountain. Celebrate the Christmas season with the sixteenth century sounds of Giovanni Gabrie...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Dec 13, 2019 - Dec 14, 2019 | 6 to 9 p.m. | Village of Bishop Hill
Lucia Nights begins in Bishop Hill with the Lighting of the Park Christmas tree at 6 p.m. on Friday, December 13, with music provided by the Peoria Cooperative Academy Madrigal Singers. The public is invited to bring edible ornaments to hang on the tree. Evening attrac...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Dec 14, 2019 | Downtown Peoria Heights
Indulge in an evening of chocolate delights, where participating shops/restaurants will stay open late and offer some type of chocolate theme: gourmet chocolates, chocolate wine or liquor, discounts on chocolate-colored item and other sweet deals! ...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Dec 14, 2019 | Peoria
Join us for Peoria's most festive, family-friendly 5K! Each registrant receives a five-piece Santa suit to don as they run the course in search of milk and cookies! ...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Dec 14, 2019 | Time: 6:30 pm-9:30 pm | Mackinaw Valley Vineyard
Buddy goes Ballistic in this UPstage production comedy mystery! Who knew Elfin goodness could take such a turn for the worse , especially at Xmas!?! Arrival suggested between 5:30-6:30 pm for seating, wine tasting and “mingling” with the cast, this is your chance to let ...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Dec 14, 2019 | Betty Jayne Brimmer Center for the Performing Arts
Come out to enjoy a broadway style concert at the Betty Jane Brimmer Center!...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Dec 14, 2019 | 8:00am | Northwoods Mall
Suit up for a cause this holiday season with Enjoy Peoria's Santa Cause 5K fun run! This year's proceeds are benefiting the Crittenton Centers. Hot cocoa and treats will be available on the course. After the race, warm up at the awards ceremony inside the mall. Santa will...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Dec 14, 2019 | All Day Event - Hours Vary by Business | Village of Morton
Join PumpkinLand Community Events & Friends in The Indulgence Tours . . . The Caramels on Saturday, December 14th in Morton! Participating businesses, their hours, and their offerings are listed on our website (www.mortomagnet.com), our Facebook page (PLaCE – PumpkinL...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Dec 14, 2019 | 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Wildlife Prairie Park
During Christmas with the Animals, guests will have the opportunity to make special enrichment gift for the animals in the Park. These gifts will have a food or toy surprise inside! Gifts will be opened and guests will learn fun facts about the animals during this unique pro...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Jan 1, 2019 - Dec 15, 2019 | Wildlife Prairie Park
NEW for 2019, join us for a dollar day for your town! Pay just $1 per person to unplug and explore the outdoors with Wildlife Prairie Park! ID is required with the town that is featured during that day to take advantage of $1 admission. No exceptions will be granted. Please ...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Dec 13, 2019 - Dec 15, 2019 | Offered Friday-Sunday | Mackinaw Valley Vineyard
There are three complimentary wine samples per guest at the tasting bar and wine can be purchased by the bottle or glass, beer and sodas also available. Dinner is served buffet style after the first act and dessert is served tableside. The performance will be held in the ...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Dec 14, 2019 - Dec 15, 2019 | Peoria Civic Center
The Nutcracker has been a tradition for generations of Peoria families. Put on by the Peoria Ballet, The Nutcracker will delight the audience in dazzling all new choreography, spectacular sets and costumes, graceful dancers from the famous Joffrey Ballet, and the timeless mu...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Dec 15, 2019 | 5:00 -8:30 Pm | Mackinaw Valley Vineyard
Buddy goes Ballistic in this UPstage production comedy mystery! Who knew Elfin goodness could take such a turn for the worse , especially at Xmas!?! Arrival suggested between 5:00-6:00 pm for seating, wine tasting and “mingling” with the cast, this is your chance to let ...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Dec 15, 2019 | 2:00 pm | Peoria Civic Center Theater
THE NUTCRACKER has been a tradition for generations of Peoria families. Put on by the Peoria Ballet, THE NUTCRACKER will delight the audience in dazzling all new choreography, spectacular sets and costumes, graceful dancers from the famous Joffrey Ballet, and the timeless mu...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Dec 15, 2019 | 5:30 Sunday, Dec. 15 | Peoria Riverfront Museum
Join the Peoria Area Civic Chorale on Sunday, December 15 at 5:30 p.m. for a very special night at the Peoria Riverfront Museum! This brand new fundraising version of our annual An American Family Christmas show will be specially crafted for the museum’s space and will f...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Dec 15, 2019 | 5:30 Sunday, Dec. 15 | Peoria Riverfront Museum
Join the Peoria Area Civic Chorale on Sunday, December 15 at 5:30 p.m. for a very special night at the Peoria Riverfront Museum! This brand new fundraising version of our annual An American Family Christmas show will be specially crafted for the museum’s space and will f...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Dec 20, 2019 | 8:00 pm | Peoria Civic Center Theater
The producers of Broadway’s smash hit “The Illusionists” have brought together the world’s greatest entertainers for a spell-binding and incredible new holiday production – A MAGICAL CIRQUE CHRISTMAS! Experience the magic of Christmas with dazzling performers and breathtakin...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Dec 20, 2019 | 8 p.m. | Peoria Civic Center
Experience the magic of Christmas with dazzling performers and breathtaking cirque artists from all corners of the world, accompanied by your favorite holiday music performed live. Get into the spirit of the season with this merry treat that’s perfect for the entire family....

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Dec 22, 2019 | 7:00 pm | Peoria Civic Center Theater
The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Musical the beloved tradition that continues to capture the hearts of children and their families everywhere comes to the life stage for the first time ever in this all-new musical and premiere stage production. The musical opens with a frie...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Dec 22, 2019 | 7 p.m. | Peoria Civic Center
This toe-tapping, heartwarming story of one small elf’s big impact on his adoptive family includes an exclusive invitation to Santa’s North Pole and engages audiences with a glimpse into the magical lives of Scout Elves. Featuring an original story and score, dazzling sets a...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Nov 16, 2019 - Dec 24, 2019 | All Day | Bass Pro Shops
The magic returns to Bass Pro Shops and East Peoria-area families are invited to enjoy this enchanting Christmas village offering FREE 4x6 studio-quality photos with Santa and free family holiday activities including fun crafts and games. Features include rustic Christmas...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Nov 16, 2019 - Dec 24, 2019 | Bass Pro Shop
Enjoy free crafts, games, activities and much more! Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus and take a spin with toy trains and cars....

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Nov 16, 2019 - Dec 24, 2019 | Bass Pro Shop
Enjoy free crafts, games, activities and much more! Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus and take a spin with toy trains and cars....

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Nov 7, 2019 - Dec 29, 2019 | Caterpillar Visitors Center
Searching for the perfect backdrop for your holiday photo? Take your picture in front of the massive Cat® PM 313 Cold Planer wrapped in twinkling lights!...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Dec 29, 2019 | 7:00 pm | Peoria Civic Center Theater
Comedian and actor Chris D’Elia plays the Peoria Civic Center Theater on Sunday, December 29 at 7PM. Chris D’Elia has become one of the most in-demand performers in comedy. As a stand-up, D’Elia is currently touring the United States and Canada with his show, Follow th...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Nov 22, 2019 - Dec 31, 2019 | East Peoria
Drive through the spectacular holiday attraction in an electric park featuring lighted displays and floats. ...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Dec 31, 2019 | December 31 -- 7:30 pm | Peoria Players Theatre
This beloved New Year’s Eve tradition is back to entertain audiences with Sinatra classics and several other hits from the Great American Songbook. The evening includes complimentary hors d’oeuvres. Join us for a sophisticated celebration to ring in the New Year!...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Dec 31, 2019 | Betty Jayne Brimmer Center for the Performing Arts
Come out and celebrate ringing in the New Year at the Betty Jane Brimmer Center!...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Dec 31, 2019 | Folepi's Winter Wonderland, on Par 3 Lane off Springfield Road
This is your chance to see the floats and displays up close, because you can run, walk or ride our lighted trolley through Folepi's Winter Wonderland. Now in it's 19th year, Get Lit is a fun way to celebrate the new year with the traditional fun run/walk and new family activ...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Dec 31, 2019 - Jan 1, 2020 | 8:00PM - 2AM | Avanti's Dome
Ring in 2020 at the Avanti's Dome in Pekin - "Denim and Flannel" is on sale now! Music by NATU Band and Aileeah Colgan! There will be a costume contest (cowboy/girl themed) with prizes for best dressed and funniest cowboy and girl! Champagne toast at midnight (included in al...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Jan 10, 2020 - Jan 12, 2020 | Peoria Civic Center
Head out to the Peoria Civic Center for the Central Illinois Auto Show! Representatives from all major automobile companies will be on hand to show off the latest vehicle models. Catch a glimpse of the new 2020 models and sleek re-designs. We promise excitement for the whole...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Nov 12, 2019 - Apr 14, 2020 | 5:30pm | AC Skylines
Meets the second Tuesday of every month...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Sep 17, 2019 - Dec 31, 2021 | All day | Starting Location
Looking for small group activities that take you beyond the four walls of your local watering hole? Let’s Roam is here to help. Sign up for a Peoria scavenger hunt and put on your best Nick Cage impression as you seek out the national treasures hidden in Peoria. The hunt wil...

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