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Dec 9, 2016 - Dec 10, 2016 6:00pm
Take back that holiday spirit and celebrate the season with an evening of song and comedy presented by some of Central Illinois' most talented performers. Enjoy many of your favorite holiday melodies and sketches reminiscent of television's holiday variety specials- live, up...

Dec 9, 2016 - Dec 10, 2016
A perfect way to celebrate Christmas with family, friends, or co-workers! Event Details Coming Soon......

Dec 9, 2016 - Dec 10, 2016 6-8:30pm
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 goodies; view and/or purchase unique nature-related artwork f...

Dec 10, 2016 8pm
99.9 WWCT & Limelight Eventplex Presents: Wandering Home For The Holidays:The Way Down Wanderers EGi, Sarah Marie Dillard & the Underground Saturday Dec 10, 2016 Doors: 7:00 PM Show: 8:00 PM All Ages $10 - $13...

Dec 10, 2016 10:00am-4:00pm
It’s December 1944 and Christmas is coming. A detachment of American troops have settled into a small Belgian farmhouse not far from the German border. The men have replaced a veteran combat division at a quiet sector of the line to await a spring offensive. Little do they k...

Dec 10, 2016 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Enjoy Peoria-Peoria Area Convention and Visitors Bureau is proud to announce the return of the Santas! The Santa Cause is a family friendly event for all ages; a great activity for the whole family to participate in during the holiday season. Join the cause and embrace your ...

Dec 10, 2016 6 to 9 p.m.
Bishop Hill invites you to join the Lucia Nights celebration on Saturday, December 10 from 6 to 9 p.m. Jazz on the Side will be performing at 5 p.m. in the Dairy Building followed by the Peoria Cooperative Academy Chorale at 7:30 p.m. The VASA National Archives will have a c...

Dec 10, 2016 TBA
Come see the Bradley Braves take on the Chicago State !...

Dec 10, 2016 1:30pm and 7:00pm
It’s a musical full of gangsters played by children. Instead of real bullets they use “splurge guns” that cover the victim in cream. The story tells of the rise of “Bugsy Malone” and the battle for power between “Fat Sam” and “Dandy Dan.” Show times will be December 8 at 7:0...

Dec 2, 2016 - Dec 11, 2016 7:30 pm, 2 pm on Sundays
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat returns for its 26th year on Eastlight's stage! This Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical tells the story of Joseph and his eleven brothers. It was created as a soft rock fantasy that is fit for the entire family. Thousands of...

Dec 9, 2016 - Dec 11, 2016 Friday 4pm-8pm, Saturday 2pm-8pm, Sunday 2pm-7pm
Ride the train through the decorate woods, enjoy a night with Santa and Mrs. Claus, decorate a holiday cookie to take home, watch our animals open their gifts, do fun holiday crafts and games or enjoy a snack, hot chocolate, or a full meal from our delicious menu! ***This...

Dec 10, 2016 - Dec 11, 2016 Saturday, Dec. 10 at 2PM and 7:30PM, Sunday, Dec. 11 at 2PM
“Peoria Ballet is excited to announce this year's production of The Nutcracker, with live music provided by the Heartland Festival Orchestra, will be staged & directed by Eric Otto, along with his wife Laura as acting Ballet Mistress! Eric & Laura have impressive dance train...

Dec 10, 2016 - Dec 11, 2016 Saturday, December 10, 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday, December 11, 11 am to 5 pm
Experience a bit of Old World Christmas Magic at the 7th Annual Kristkindlmarkt at The Lindenhof. The event is sponsored by the Harmonie-Concordia Singers of the Peoria German-American Society. Admission is free. Over 25 area vendors will be offering a variety of arts a...

Dec 11, 2016 8pm
Limelight Eventplex Presents: Queensrÿche Armored Saint, Midnight Eternal Sunday Dec 11, 2016 Doors: 6:00 PM Show: 8:00 PM All Ages $20 - $50...

Dec 11, 2016 10am-1pm
Join us for a family friendly breakfast with the one and only Santa Claus! Buffet style breakfast will include an omelet station with toppings, fluffy scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage gravy, breakfast potatoes, french toast, assorted fruits, rolls and pastries with coffee,...

Dec 11, 2016
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Dec 11, 2016 1:30pm
It’s a musical full of gangsters played by children. Instead of real bullets they use “splurge guns” that cover the victim in cream. The story tells of the rise of “Bugsy Malone” and the battle for power between “Fat Sam” and “Dandy Dan.” Show times will be December 8 at 7:0...

Dec 13, 2016 1:00pm
Escape for a bit to the Noble Center and watch a movie that entertained you in a simpler time! December’s classic movie is Santa Claus Conquers the Martians starring John Call and Leonard Hicks. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry and maybe even feel like dancing. Enjoy complimentary p...

Nov 29, 2016 - Dec 14, 2016 Monday-Friday (9AM-5PM)
The University of Illinois Library of the Health Sciences Peoria will host the national traveling exhibit “Surviving and Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture” over a four week period to promote AIDS awareness and prevention, including a special event to commemorate World AI...

Dec 15, 2016 7pm
Iconic Artists Unite for I Love The ‘90s Tour Salt N Pepa,Vanilla Ice, Coolio, Tone Loc, Young MC and Rob Base take us back to the ‘90s in a hit packed, nostalgic night out Following early sold out shows and mounting demand from fans, I Love The ‘90s Tour continues t...

Dec 15, 2016 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
School, family, friends, and work - there are dozens of daily stressors that can create frustration or anger for teens. Attend this hands-on workshop to practice tips to keep your cool in a variety of situations. Learn relaxation techniques, make your own stress ball, and ...

Dec 16, 2016 8pm
105.7 The X, Avanti's, Bud Light & Limelight Eventplex Presents: 2016 105.7-The-X Avantis Nutcracker Pop Evil, Red Sun Rising, Holy White Hounds, Citizen Zero Friday Dec 16, 2016 Doors: 5:00 PM Show: 6:00 PM All Ages $20 - $100...

Dec 16, 2016 Two Shows – 6pm & 9pm
Friday, December 16th, 2016 Jazz & R&B Saxophonist Gerald Albright with R&B, Soul Vocalist Selina Albright Holiday Show Two Shows – 6pm & 9pm George Washington Carver Community Center 710 W Percy Baker Ave, Peoria, IL 61605 To order tickets online or for more informa...

Dec 16, 2016 7:00pm
Come see the Bradley Braves take on the UT Mavericks !...

Dec 16, 2016 6:00pm
Joel and Erica are back for more mayhem and murder. Join them for an evening of fine dining, wine, and laughter. Details Coming Soon... ...

Dec 16, 2016
Joel and Erica are back for more mayhem and murder. Join them for an evening of fine dining, wine, and laughter. Event Details Coming Soon... ...

Dec 16, 2016 6-8:30pm
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 goodies; view and/or purchase unique nature-related artwork f...

Dec 17, 2016 2:30-4:30pm
Santa loves the chilly air inside Owens! Come see him for yourself while skating with your family and friends. $4 for ages 12 and under, $5 for ages 13 and over...

Dec 17, 2016 1-3pm
Play with light! Learn some basic circuitry and sculpt your own battery-powered light creature out of conductive clay! Kid Workshops are offered on select Saturday afternoons to give children ages 8-14 opportunities to use tools, experiment with different types of making, an...

Dec 17, 2016 1:00-4:00pm
Vinyl Art Studio of Pekin is coming to Kickapoo Creek Winery! There are over 100 designs to choose from including Christmas. Signs are 12x12 wooden planks, you choose your design and colors. Make a sign for your home or it's perfect to give away for Christmas. Dece...

Dec 17, 2016 7:00 pm
The Peoria Rivermen will take on the Evansville Thunderbolts at the Peoria Civic Center Arena beginning at 7 pm. Tickets are $18 and $21 for lower bowl tickets and $11 and $13 for upper bowl tickets in advance or $1 more the day of the game and are on sale now at the Peoria ...

Dec 17, 2016 1PM-10PM
Santa house and Winter Fest December 17th! Santa House will be from 1 pm-3 pm and Winter Fest will be 6 pm-10 pm. The Santa House will include a visit with Santa, a picture with Santa, a Sleigh ride, and a hot chocolate bar along with other delicious treats. We will also hav...

Dec 1, 2016 - Dec 18, 2016
Peoria Cabaret Theatre presents the Illinois Premiere of THE ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS SHOW (abridged) Two Entrée Dinner Buffet and Show for $40pp! Welcome to the Annual Holiday Variety Show and Christmas Pageant at St. Everybody’s Non-Denominational Universalist Church, where ...

Dec 16, 2016 - Dec 18, 2016 7:30 PM 12/16 & 12/17, 3:00 PM 12/18
The Peoria Area Civic Chorale's "An American Family Christmas" is a Central Illinois family tradition. Join us at Five Points Washington on December 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m. and 18 at 3:00 p.m. to hear an uplifting mixture of hymns, carols, and secular songs of the season like...

Dec 17, 2016 - Dec 18, 2016 8:30am each morning
PNC Winterfest is excited to be welcoming SANTA on December 17th & 18th! Bring your family down to enjoy a unique event featuring a delicious breakfast buffet catered from SAVOR...Peoria, over two hours of private skating on PNC Winterfest ice and a visit from Santa himself!...

Dec 17, 2016 - Dec 18, 2016 December 17 (7:30 pm), December 18 (2:00 pm)
Peoria Players' annual holiday production will feature your most-loved seasonal songs brought to life by local performers. Enjoy all your favorite things about Christmas and the holiday season live on Peoria Players' wintery stage!...

Dec 18, 2016 1:30-4:30pm
Bring the kids to the Nature Center to do their Christmas shopping! We will have a variety of items from which they can choose, with prices ranging from around $1 and up. Parents, relax and enjoy a cup of hot coffee or tea while we help your little ones pick out and wrap pre...

Dec 29, 2016 TBA
Come see the Bradley Braves take on the Southern Illinois Salukis !...

Dec 30, 2016 8pm
Limelight Eventplex Presents: Kane Brown Friday Dec 30, 2016 Doors: 6:00 PM Show: 8:00 PM All Ages $20 - $55...

Dec 30, 2016 8:30pm
he DAVIS DYNASTY presents Famous & Funny Comedy Concert at the SMG-managed Peoria Civic Center Theater on Friday, December 30th at 8:30pm. Tickets are $35 - $99 and are on sale now. Tickets are available at the Toyota Box Office at the Peoria Civic Center, Ticketmaster.com ...

Nov 18, 2016 - Dec 31, 2016 10:00am-5:00pm
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! The gift shop will be open during the holidays. Or, come enjoy the show a...

Dec 2, 2016 - Dec 31, 2016 6:30pm-12:30am
$100 Per Person. Price includes Buffet, Premium Open Bar, Entertainment (band "Midnight" from Tinley Park), Prizes. Call 309-367-4000 to purchase tickets. Buffet Includes; Mixed Greens Salad with Ranch and Italian Dressing, Prime Rib, Chicken Picatta, Country Style Gr...

Dec 3, 2016 - Dec 31, 2016 Saturdays: 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Sundays: 12 pm to 4 pm. Tours every 30 minutes.
The free tour and tasting experience EVERY SATURDAY AND SUNDAY includes a history lesson on distilling in Peoria, a hands-on demonstration of how the whiskey is made, and samples of the locally produced bourbons and whiskeys....

Dec 26, 2016 - Dec 31, 2016 10am-5pm
The Kwanza Display is part of Luthy Botanical Garden’s Holiday Poinsettia Show! Come learn the significance of Mishumaa Saba and Zawadi. Kwanzaa is an African American holiday that celebrates family, community, and culture. Learn about this wonderful cultural holiday and see...

Dec 30, 2016 - Dec 31, 2016 7:00 pm
The Peoria Rivermen will take on the Mississippi River Kings at the Peoria Civic Center Arena beginning at 7 pm. Tickets are $18 and $21 for lower bowl tickets and $11 and $13 for upper bowl tickets in advance or $1 more the day of the game and are on sale now at the Peoria ...

Dec 31, 2016 8pm
Steady Flow & Limelight Eventplex Presents: Steady Flow FiLiBuStA, Boogie T., Herculez Saturday Dec 31, 2016 Doors: 7:00 PM Show: 8:00 PM 17 and over $15 - $79...

Dec 31, 2016 - Jan 1, 2017 Doors open at 7p, dinner at 7:30p, show from 9p-1a with a champagne toast at midnight!
Howlin’ on Water…Dueling Pianos New Year’s Eve Bash! Two Entrée Dinner Buffet, Champagne Toast at Midnight, Open Bar and Show for $85pp. Dinner at 7:30p, Show is 9p-1a....

Dec 21, 2016 - Jan 3, 2017 7AM-5PM
You might not get the same holiday days off work that the children get from school, so we are here to make sure that your child has a safe, fun way to occupy their energetic minds. Our Holiday Break Camps are a great place for your children to come and play while out of scho...

Jan 5, 2017 7:00pm
The Original Harlem Globetrotters are preparing for their action packed 2016-2017 tour! A star-studded roster will have fans on the edge of their seats to witness the ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that thrills fans of all ...

Jan 6, 2017 4:30PM-7:30PM
Join us on the First Friday of each month for a different, 60 minute or less, beginner level jewelry making project. The instruction is free! Students only pay for the price of the kit....

Jan 6, 2017
On the First Friday of every month, from 5pm to 9pm, join us for an intimate look at studios, galleries and arts organizations.  Meet artists, musicians, neighbors and collectors.  The tour includes twelve locations and spans a breadth of artistic media.  ...

Jan 7, 2017 10am
Each year hundreds of bald eagles overwinter in the Illinois River Valley. We dedicate this day to the appreciation of 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 rive...

Jan 7, 2017 1-3pm
Work together to revitalize an old piece of furniture by repairing and strengthening it. Then repaint it to create something new and exciting! Peoria PlayHouse offers fun family activities on select Saturday afternoons that engage children ages 4-10 and their grown-ups. Regi...

Jan 7, 2017 TBA
Come see the Bradley Braves take on the Loyola University Ramblers !...

Jan 7, 2017 7:30PM
New Year’s Greeting – Vienna to Broadway – January 7, 2017 Sarah Jane McMahon and John Cudia Soloists of operatic power and Broadway sizzle grace our stage as we toast the New Year with musical champagne. ...

Jan 8, 2017 12:00-5:00pm
Come learn about Makar Sankranti, a Hindu harvest festival that also marks the beginning of Spring. Each month, Celebrate Peoria highlights, explores, and celebrates the many cultures that make up the dynamic fabric of Central Illinois through performances, art projects, foo...

Jan 8, 2017 1:30-2:00pm
Hear the hiss of a giant cockroach and see a tarantula up close and personal. This short program will give you a new respect for some animals who definitely don’t fit into the cute, furry, cuddly mold, but are nonetheless some of nature’s greatest creatures. Free; donations...

Nov 25, 2016 - Jan 16, 2017 7:00pm
Join us for Peoria’s Newest Holiday Tradition! November 25th 2016- January 15th 2017 Ice Skate outside on the corner of Fulton St and Jefferson Ave in Downtown Peoria! $10.00 per person (skate rental included) $8.00 per person (with your own skates) $5.00 for children...

Nov 12, 2016 - Mar 12, 2017
On April 15, 1912, RMS Titanic, the world’s largest ship at the time, sank off the coasts of Newfoundland and Nova Scotia on its maiden voyage from Southampton, Great Britain to New York City after colliding with an iceberg. The tragedy claimed more than 1500 lives and alter...

Jan 1, 2017 - May 31, 2017
It Plays in Peoria: Caterpillar Employee Mixed Chorus Exhibit Monday-Saturday, January through May See costumes, playbills and vintage videos celebrating 75 years of performance excellence by the Caterpillar Employees Mixed Chorus....

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...

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