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Dec 15, 2017 7:00 PM
Invite friends, family, and neighbors to enjoy any of nine free performances of a Christmas musical extravaganza — an inspiring, contemporary family tradition for tens of thousands of people every year! ...

Dec 15, 2017 9:00am-8:30pm
On December 15 ONLY, all visitors will receive 10% off all purchases and members will receive 20% off all purchases. The sale continues into the Evening Shop & Stroll from 6:00-8:30pm....

Dec 15, 2017 7 PM
This December, Central Illinois Ballet is happy to bring the number one holiday tradition to Peoria. This is sure to be an evening that will dazzle the whole family and leave sugar plums dancing in your heads. With original choreography from Rebekah von Rathonyi, this ballet...

Dec 15, 2017 6:30 doors open, 7:30 showtime
The live event will combine story telling from Rhonda Nelsons book "A Different Life" between acoustic versions of Little River Band's songs performed by Wayne Nelson, and guests Greg Hind and Chris Marion. An opportunity for photos and autographs will be offered at the con...

Dec 15, 2017 6:00-8:30pm
This one-of-a-kind event has become a holiday tradition in central Illinois. Experience a nighttime stroll on a forest path lit with luminaries; enjoy live holiday music, storytelling and caroling; hot wassail and seasonal treats; view and/or purchase nature-related artwork ...

Dec 15, 2017 - Dec 16, 2017 5:00-7:30pm
Get into the Christmas spirit with a visit to Luthy Botanical Garden! In addition to the beautiful poinsettia display, there will be music, prizes, the Hall of Christmas trees, s’mores, a lighted fairy garden and more....

Dec 16, 2017 9AM
HO HO HO!! It's that time of the year and what kid wouldn't want to eat breakfast with the jolly man himself, SANTA!! 9am - Noon All kids of every age are welcome! Get your picture with Santa, face painting, and decorate some Christmas cookies! Adults $15 K...

Dec 16, 2017 2-4pm
Using brightly colored wool and a special hand-tool, learn to felt and create beautiful works of art on fabric. Kid Workshops are offered on select Saturday afternoons to give children ages 8-14 opportunities to use tools, experiment with different types of making, and think...

Dec 16, 2017 2:30-4:30pm
Santa loves the chilly air inside Owens! Come see him for yourself while skating with your family and friends....

Dec 16, 2017
Learn how to roll into color, twist and blow molten glass to create two amazing ornaments that you will love for years!...

Dec 16, 2017 7:30PM
From snowstorms to sleigh rides, the great composers give you their take on Winter. A warm and entertaining concert to share with friends and family, the PSO returns to its historic home as part of our 120th anniversary season....

Dec 16, 2017 7:30PM
From snowstorms to sleigh rides, the great composers give you their take on Winter. A warm and entertaining concert to share with friends and family, the PSO returns to its historic home as part of our 120th anniversary season....

Dec 16, 2017 2 PM and 7 PM
This December, Central Illinois Ballet is happy to bring the number one holiday tradition to Peoria. This is sure to be an evening that will dazzle the whole family and leave sugar plums dancing in your heads. With original choreography from Rebekah von Rathonyi, this ballet...

Dec 16, 2017 2 PM and 7 PM
This December, Central Illinois Ballet is happy to bring the number one holiday tradition to Peoria. This is sure to be an evening that will dazzle the whole family and leave sugar plums dancing in your heads. With original choreography from Rebekah von Rathonyi, this ballet...

Dec 15, 2017 - Dec 17, 2017
Join the Peoria Area Civic Chorale at Five Points Washington to hear a wonderful mixture of favorite carols, hymns, and seasonal songs that will be sure to fill you with the Christmas Spirit. TICKET PRICES: $20.00 Adults $8.00 Students $18.00 Group Rate (10 or more...

Dec 16, 2017 - Dec 17, 2017 December 16: 7:30 pm; December 17: 2:00 pm
This festive musical revue is a singing and dancing extravaganza featuring some of the best in local entertainment performing all your favorite holiday classics. Tickets: $15 all ages On sale November 10...

Dec 17, 2017 12-5pm
See how Christmas is celebrated by Christians of various ethnic backgrounds in Central Illinois. Enjoy family-friendly activities and learn how the holiday is celebrated across cultures from Mexican Posadas to German Christmas trees. Celebrate Peoria, a bimonthly event, high...

Dec 17, 2017 2 PM
This December, Central Illinois Ballet is happy to bring the number one holiday tradition to Peoria. This is sure to be an evening that will dazzle the whole family and leave sugar plums dancing in your heads. With original choreography from Rebekah von Rathonyi, this ballet...

Dec 17, 2017 - Dec 23, 2017 7:00 PM
Invite friends, family, and neighbors to enjoy any of nine free performances of a Christmas musical extravaganza — an inspiring, contemporary family tradition for tens of thousands of people every year! ...

Dec 23, 2017
Learn how to roll into color, twist and blow molten glass to create two amazing ornaments that you will love for years!...

Dec 24, 2017 10:00 am
Invite friends, family and neighbors to enjoy any of nine FREE performances of a Christmas Musical Extravaganza-an inspiring, contemporary family tradition for tens of thousands of people every year!...

Nov 2, 2016 - Dec 27, 2017 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
1 Million Cups, a program created by Kauffman Labs for Enterprise Creation to engage, educate and connect entrepreneurs. Our All-America City location is the 18th nationwide - to host the weekly gathering that is building startup communities over cups of coffee and conversa...

Dec 27, 2017 - Dec 29, 2017
Illinois' Premier Holiday Tournament returns for the 53rd year! The Pekin Insurance Holiday Tournament is one of the oldest continuous boys' basketball tournaments in Illinois. Many IHSA state finals caliber teams and players have hit the hardwood of Hawkins Gym over the yea...

Nov 29, 2017 - Dec 30, 2017
Imagine a Cat® D6 wrapped in almost 4,000 lights. A truly spectacular holiday photo op....

Nov 17, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 10am-5pm
The holiday season wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Luthy Botanical Garden, where the tropical collection blends with hundreds of poinsettias to create a wonderland unmatched anywhere in Peoria! Or, come enjoy the show at night under the warm glow of hundreds of candl...

Nov 23, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017
Drive-through this spectacular holiday attraction in an electric park featuring lighted displays and floats. Tune to 107.5 FM for festive holiday music while you drive!...

Jan 4, 2018 10:30-11:15am
Enjoy a cozy cup of cocoa, feel the warmth of the wood stove, and listen to stories celebrating the winter season....

Jan 5, 2018 7:00-7:45pm
Wear your favorite PJs and bring a stuffed animal friend to this bedtime version of Winter Storytime. Enjoy a cozy cup of cocoa, feel the warmth of the wood stove, and listen to stories celebrating the winter season....

Jan 6, 2018 7:30PM
Start the year off right with a night of Italy’s beloved music – two vocal stars to bring the sizzle, from a Frank Sinatra tune to an aria by Verdi – from Babbino Caro to Volare!...

Jan 6, 2018 10:00am
Each year hundreds of bald eagles overwinter in the Illinois River Valley. Learn about these incredible birds of prey as the Peoria Audubon Society and Forest Park Nature Center offer a presentation and tours to view Bald Eagles along the river. ...

Jan 7, 2018 1:30-2:00pm
Discover animals who definitely don’t fit into the cute, furry, cuddly mold, but are nonetheless some of nature’s greatest creatures. Stay after the short program to play “Humbug: An Insect Learning Strategy Game.” Look for more opportunities for Animal Encounters in January...

Jan 12, 2018 6 PM
Hike into the realm of nocturnal critters. Learn the natural history of native owls and practice owl calls. Everyone will have a chance to “give a hoot.” Dress warm! Free for members; $1 for nonmembers....

Jan 13, 2018 5:30 - 8 PM
Join the Peoria Symphony Orchestra for this special evening designed to keep you warm this January, featuring a signature whiskey cocktail and an exclusive performance by the popular trio "Time for Three", as well as heavy appetizers, cash bar, silent auction and raffle. Att...

Jan 13, 2018 7 PM
The woods ring with music at our monthly concert series featuring some of the best singer-songwriters and folk musicians. In January, Ben Bedford will deliver intriguing sketches of America, its individuals, their victories and their struggles in his portrait-like songs. ...

Jan 13, 2018 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12th Annual Spaghetti Dinner for Easter Seals Raffles/Auction items/Door prizes 50/50 chances Live music by "Second Wind" Cost: $15.00 adults (all you can eat) $10.00 children ages 3-10 donation under 3...

Nov 28, 2017 - Jan 14, 2018 Mon-Thurs 9:30am-7:30pm; Fri 9:30am-12pm
This exhibit runs from November 28th through January 14th in the ICC Performing Arts Center Gallery. The hours for the gallery are Mon-Thurs 9:30am-7:30pm and Fri 9:30am-12pm. This event is free....

Jan 14, 2018 3:00PM
Time for Three: Time for family! This popular, innovative ensemble performs with the PSO in a special family concert with its newest member, Peoria's favorite guest violinist Charles Yang!...

Jan 15, 2018 10am-2pm
Keep your kids learning on their day off of school! You bring the kids and staff will set up the experiments. This science fair will have a series of interactive, nature-themed science displays to visit between 10:00am and 2:00pm....

Nov 29, 2017 - Jun 13, 2018
There’s excavating, grading, paving, trucking – and Caterpillar yellow everywhere. That’s what you’ll see on a jobsite run by the Veerkamp family… Back at their warehouse in Placerville, California, the modern day machines are mixed with marvelous antique equipment. You'll...

Nov 29, 2017 - Jun 20, 2018
Ever wonder how Caterpillar came up with its legendary name? Learn the history here...

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