Girl's Night Out Mammos
Unity Point Health- Peoria Peoria
Nov 14, 2018 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
309.671.8282
Admission: Free Admission
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Convenient. Comfortable. Fun. When’s the last time you said that about your mammogram? 5–7:30 p.m. (Come early to enjoy all the activities!) Call 671-8282 to reserve your space. Join us for Girls’ Night Out Mammos a fun-filled evening among friends. You’ll enjoy a FREE relaxing mini massage, delicious dessert, followed by a stress-free mammogram - one of the most important cancer screenings a woman can have. Beginning at age 40, The American College of Radiology (ACR) recommends you get a mammogram and medical breast exam every year. It’s your best weapon against breast cancer. Most insurance companies cover the cost of an annual screening mammogram.

Peoria Rescue Ministries Annual Banquet
Peoria Civic Center Ballroom Peoria
Nov 15, 2018
Admission: Admission Fee
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Peoria Rescue Ministries is excited to welcome Dr. Crawford Loritts as the featured speaker of the 2018 Annual Peoria Rescue Ministries Banquet. Join us for an evening of great food, inspiring stories, and community fellowship! Doors open at 6:00 pm. Program begins at 6:30 pm. More information and tickets available at www.peoriarescue.org/events/banquet18

Chamber Thanksgiving Luncheon
Peoria Civic Center Ballroom Peoria
Nov 16, 2018
Admission: Admission Fee
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Join Caterpillar and John Bearce Companies for the 2018 Thanksgiving Luncheon at the Peoria Civic Center on Friday, November 16, 2018. Doors will open at 10:45 a.m. and lunch will begin at 11:15 a.m. We will enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal, while reflecting on 2018 and all that we can be grateful for in Peoria. The annual award winners will also be recognized at this time for ATHENA, Young Professional ATHENA, Community Wealth, Outstanding Small Business (1-25 employees and 26-150 employees) and Tom Connor Service Award. YPGP will be hosting a canned good drive in the lobby prior to the lunch to benefit the Center for Prevention of Abuse. Non-perishable goods and monetary donations will be accepted. Register for the luncheon here: http://www.peoriachamber.org/events/details/2018-thanksgiving-luncheon-17916 Registration closes on Tuesday, November 6. $50 for individual tickets $400 table of 8

Hometown Holiday Tree Lighting
Morton Chamber of Commerce Morton
Nov 16, 2018
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Kick-off the Hometown Holiday weekend with the Morton Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony! The events for the evening are as follows: Christmas Village by the Plaza Visit with Santa at Sucre Holiday Character Photo Opportunities from 5:00 - 7:00 PM Tree Lighting at 7:00 PM

Hometown Holidays Shopping Event
Morton Chamber of Commerce Morton
Nov 17, 2018
Admission: Free Admission
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Hometown Holidays provides an opportunity for businesses and organizations to plan activities and come together for a Shop Local 365 promotion during the upcoming holiday season. Saturday, November 17 - 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Visit with Santa at Home Instead from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Trackless train rides from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Holiday Character Photo Opportunities from 4:00 - 6:00 at Family Video

Festival of Lights Parade
East Peoria East Peoria
Nov 17, 2018
Admission: Free Admission
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The parade kicks off the Festival of Lights and the holiday season. Approximately 30 floats created entirely of LED lights will illuminate the streets of East Peoria along a 3-mile parade route.

Elf the Musical
Peoria Players Theatre Peoria
Nov 9, 2018 - Nov 18, 2018 7:30 pm-November 9, 10, 15, 16 & 17; 2:00 pm-November 11 & 18
309.688.4473
Admission: Admission Fee
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Elf The Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan, who mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. Buddy is raised unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity.

Weaver Ridge Sunday Champagne Brunch
Weaver Ridge Golf Club Peoria
Nov 18, 2018 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
309.691.3344
Admission: Admission Fee
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Come enjoy a delicious brunch every Sunday! Weaver Ridge is open to the public!

Annual Chamber Meeting
Chillicothe Chamber of Commerce Chillicothe
Nov 21, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
309.274.4556
Admission: Free Admission
Chillicothe Chamber of Commerce has a General Meeting every 3rd Wednesday of the month featuring a different speaker each month and at a different location each month. This meeting is open to Chamber members and non members. This is a great way to get out and get informed about events/info in our community. Also, is a great way to network with other businesses and potential customers.

Chocolate Turkey 3 Miler
Peoria RiverFront Peoria
Nov 22, 2018 8:00 AM
309.282.8686
Admission: Admission Fee
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Kick off your Thanksgiving with a 3 Mile race and some tasty CHOCOLATE! That’s right, the Chocolate Turkey 3 Miler is on Thanksgiving Day and all race participants will get a chocolate turkey, limited edition race shirt, and best of all – some chocolate goodies after the race!

131st Annual Santa Claus Parade
Downtown Peoria Peoria
Nov 23, 2018
Admission: Free Admission
The annual Santa Claus parade- the longest running holiday parade in the country- returns to Downtown Peoria November 23rd. Please join the city in this great tradition as the parade takes a magical journey through the downtown streets of Peoria.

Yule Like Peoria
Downtown Peoria Peoria
Nov 23, 2018
Admission: Free Admission
Commercial buildings in downtown Peoria host various forms of entertainment. Refreshments will be provided in some buildings, an ice carving contest will be held at the Peoria Courthouse Plaza, costumed characters will be walking around, and people can decorate the street lights throughout downtown.

Hometown Christmas
Courthouse Square
Nov 24, 2018
Admission: Free Admission
Join the city of Havana as they welcome the holiday season at the annual Hometown Christmas event. This is an event for the entire family. The day begins at the Havana Park District Gym with the Winter Carnival at 1:30. Local agencies and businesses provide entertaining games and activities for kids. After the carnival, head down to the courthouse square for the parade at 4:00. After the parade, the courthouse lawn becomes illuminated and children are able to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. A horse drawn wagon ride is available around the square as well. Enjoy dinner downtown and then make your way to the Lawford Theatre for a holiday themed movie.

Small Business Saturday
Washington, IL Washington
Nov 24, 2018
3094449921
Admission: Suggested Donation
Working with our local small businesses, and with American Express, the Chamber of Commerce promotes shopping small and supporting the small businesses that "keep it local". #AllIn4Washington

Shop Small On 2nd Street Chillicothe
2nd Street Chillicothe Chillicothe
Nov 24, 2018 9:30am to 9pm
309.274.2828
Admission: Free Admission
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During the Shop Small Business Day Nov 24 We Will Have Door Prizes & a Drawing for a $25 Gift Card, The Spin & Win Wheel, Hourly Specials, Free Refreshments & So Much More. This Is A Day You Don't Want To Miss Out On. Rember Shop Small All Year Long

FOLEPI River Trail Classic
Nov 24, 2018
Admission: Admission Fee
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A 4-mile competitive run and 2-mile non-competitive walk along the River Trail of Illinois.

9th Annual Kristkindlmarkt
The Lindenhof Peoria
Nov 24, 2018 - Nov 25, 2018 Sat. 10am to 5pm and Sun. 11am to 5pm
309.691.7484
Admission: Free Admission
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Experience Old World Christmas Magic at Harmonie’s 9th Annual Kristkindlmarkt Live entertainment daily. Food and beverages, typical of the Kristkindlmarkts will also be available for purchase: bratwurst, weinerschnitzel, homemade strudel, glühwein, hot chocolate, hot cider, Bavarian pretzels, and German beer. Make sure you purchase one of our commemorative Kristkindlmarkt hat pins, Kristkindlmarkt ornament, or a glühwein mug. The Kristkindl or Santa Claus will be available each day handing out candy canes to the little ones. Come and celebrate the Holiday Season with us!

Pekin Winter Wonderland Parade/Opening Ceremonies
Nov 25, 2018
Admission: Suggested Donation
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Enjoy a parade, family friendly activities, and then fireworks to end the night! Mineral Springs Park remains lit throughout December for all to drive through and enjoy.

Weaver Ridge Sunday Champagne Brunch
Weaver Ridge Golf Club Peoria
Nov 25, 2018 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
309.691.3344
Admission: Admission Fee
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Come enjoy a delicious brunch every Sunday! Weaver Ridge is open to the public!

STOMP
Peoria Civic Center Peoria
Nov 27, 2018 - Nov 28, 2018
3096733200
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Part of the Ameren Illinois Broadway Series. This international percussion sensation has garnered armfuls of awards and rave reviews and has appeared on numerous national television show. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments- match-boxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps-to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms.

Greater Peoria Farm Show
Peoria Civic Center Exhibit Halls Peoria
Nov 27, 2018 - Nov 29, 2018
Admission: Free Admission
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All the latest in agriculture will be playing in Peoria November 27, 28 & 29, 2018 during the Greater Peoria Farm Show at the Peoria Civic Center! As Illinois’ largest indoor farm show with over 150,000 square feet of agricultural exhibits, the Greater Peoria Farm Show is a great end-of-year opportunity to view all the latest in agriculture. Over 350 companies, representing over 1,000 product lines and services, will completely fill the Peoria Civic Center for three big days. For full event details, visit the event website at www.greaterpeoriafarmshow.com.

Holiday Market in the Heights
Trailside Event Center Peoria Heights
Nov 29, 2018 4-9
309.303.3515
Admission: Admission Fee
Boutique Holiday Market in the beautiful Trailside Event Center. Featuring all things white and cheery to get you feeling the magic of the season. We will have food, drinks, photo booth and local artist, makers and businesses for you to shop and get those unique gifts for the season. Swag bags for purchase featuring free gifts, coupons and goodies from the vendors and a totally fun bag to shop with! Tickets: $5/ at the door, Swag bags $10 (includes price of admission and an awesome goodie bag!!)....get them early through link) Kids: 14 and under free

Christmas on Court
Court Street Pekin
Nov 30, 2018
Admission: Free Admission
Visit Santa, take a horse drawn carriage ride down Court and check out all the great shops that line the street. Each will feature activities, snacks and sales!

Kenny G
Peoria Civic Center Peoria
Dec 1, 2018
3096733200
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Kenny G live at the Peoria Civic Center theater! In a recording career that spans over four decades and 24 albums, Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Kenny G has grafted elements of R&B, pop and Latin to a jazz foundation solidifying his reputation as the premiere artist in contemporary jazz. Since the early ‘80s, his combination of unparalleled instrumental chops and indelible melodies has resulted in sales of more than 75 million records worldwide (45 million in the U.S. alone) and more than a dozen climbs to the top of Billboard’s contemporary jazz chart

Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis
Dec 1, 2018
Admission: Admission Fee
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The jingle bells to your shoelaces and raise funds to help find a cure for arthritis, the nation's leading cause of disability.

Julmarknad (Christmas Market)
Nov 23, 2018 - Dec 2, 2018 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
309.927.3899
Admission: Free Admission
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Prepare for the holidays by attending Julmarknad, or Christmas Market, in Bishop Hill. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. November 23, November 24 and December 1. On November 25 and December 2, the hours are from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The attractions include Swedish folk characters, traditional Swedish holiday decorations, and Christmas gifts for sale. All our shops, museums, and restaurants will be open to satisfy your holiday needs. See Tomten, our Swedish elves, roam through the town, looking through windows, and peeking around corners in their red and grey outfits. Guests will also enjoy the Julbock, the Christmas Goat. This trickster from Scandinavian entertains young and old with its antics. A working model railroad will also be in the Steeple Building Museum. At the Peasant Works, there will be a festive Julmarknad DIY Photo Booth in the barnyard, featuring tomten and julbock attire.

Community Festival of Nativities
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Peoria
Nov 29, 2018 - Dec 2, 2018 5 pm - 9 pm on Thurs, 10 am - 9 pm on Fri-Sat & noon - 9pm on Sun
309.369.2553
Admission: Free Admission
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Come see over 600 nativities from around the world masterfully displayed Nov 29 - Dec 2, 2018, from 5 pm - 9 pm on Thurs, 10 am - 9 pm on Fri-Sat & noon - 9pm on Sun at 3700 W. Reservoir Blvd in Peoria. FREE admission! Bring the entire family. Listen to local musicians performing sacred Christmas music; watch live artists paint nativity art in progress, kids can complete the challenging scavenger hunt. To find out more, including how to volunteer or display your nativity, visit www.CommunityFestivalofNativities.com

Historic Holiday Home Tour 2018
Flanagan House, Pettengill-Morron House and 3 private homes Peoria
Dec 1, 2018 - Dec 2, 2018 Saturday, Dec. 1st 5 - 9 pm and Sunday, Dec. 2nd 1 - 5 pm
309.674.1921 3096741921
Admission: Admission Fee
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Begin the holidays with the Peoria Historical Society's annual historic home tour. This year there are five beautifully decorated homes. Pettengill-Morron house is celebrating its 150th anniversary. Each room will be decorated in the style of the era for each of its owners. Flanagan is celebrating Christmas at the movies. Don't miss this rare opportunity to tour three private homes built between 1882 and 1904. All have many original features, unique history and architectural significance.

Disciple Acoustic Show
Three Sisters Park Chillicothe
Dec 2, 2018
Admission: Admission Fee
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This is a show you don't want to miss! See Disciple unplugged in an intimate all-acoustic performance. The acoustic arrangements of their songs will appeal to a wide variety of musical tastes.Tickets are on sale now for $10.

Weaver Ridge Sunday Champagne Brunch
Weaver Ridge Golf Club Peoria
Dec 2, 2018 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
309.691.3344
Admission: Admission Fee
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Come enjoy a delicious brunch every Sunday! WeaverRidge is open to the public!

Washington Christian Village Morning Movie,It's a Wonderful Life
Five Points Washington Washington
Dec 4, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
309.444.8222
Admission: Admission Fee
Washington Christian Village Morning Movie Series It's a Wonderful Life, starring Jimmy Stewart December 4th at 10am Trivia 15 minutes before the movie! Prize and gift basket giveaways...brought to you by Washington Christian Village OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Pay at the Caterpillar Performing Arts Theater Doors at Concession Tickets: Free for Seniors 62 years and older or $2/ticket Concessions available at additional cost.

Morning Movie Series, It's a Wonderful Life
Five Points Washington Washington
Dec 4, 2018 10am
309.444.8222
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IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, Washington Christian Village Morning Movie Series It’s a Wonderful Life, starring Jimmy Stewart Tickets at the door! $2 or Free for age 62+ Trivia 15 minutes prior to start! Prizes and giveaways. Concessions available for additional cost. Date of Event: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 Time of Event: 10:00am Event Details: Thank you to our Headline Sponsors: Washington Christian Village – www.washingtonchristianvillage.org MTCO digiMAX – www.mtco.com Washington Community Bank – www.hometownbanks.com Uftring Auto Group – www.uftringautogroup.com

Washington Candlelight Stroll
Dec 6, 2018
309.444.7355
Admission: Free Admission
Get into the holiday spirit in the historic Washington Square! Join the Washington Specialty Shops in the historic Washington Square and get in to the holiday spirit with the annual Washington Candlelight Stroll! People will be able take part in a number of events throughout the night - including carriage rides, a visit from Santa, a talking Christmas Tree, a community Christmas sing and more! All the shops in the square will be participating and will be open for people looking to find great holiday gifts.

The Harlem Globetrotters
Peoria Civic Center Peoria
Dec 7, 2018
3096733200
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The Harlem Globetrotters at the Peoria Civic Center! On the heels of taking their unparalleled entertainment to capacity crowds overseas, the Harlem Globetrotters will return to North America with their one-of-a-kind show to Peoria at Peoria Civic Center on December 7th, 2018 at 7:00 PM.

Breakfast With Santa
Kickapoo Creek Winery Edwards
Dec 8, 2018 9:00am-12:00pm
309.495.9463 1
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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! Take your picture with Santa, face painting, and decorate some Christmas cookies! Adults $15 Kids (3-10) $10 Kids 2 and under are FREE

Santa Fly-In
Pekin Municipal Airport Pekin
Dec 8, 2018
309.477.2300
Admission: Free Admission
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Get the kids out to the Pekin Municipal Airport to see Santa Saturday, December 8! Santa will fly in to the airport. Children will get to write a letter and have a talk with Santa along with a picture. Visitors will also be able to donate to Toys for Tots.

Santa Cause 5K
Junction City Shopping Center Peoria
Dec 8, 2018
Admission: Admission Fee
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Strap on your Santa suit and join the stampede of hundreds of other Santas in a mission to raise money for different charities each year! Spectators are welcome!

Chicago Blues Hall of Australian artist Michael Charles appears in Peoria, Il
The Fieldhouse Bar & Grill Peoria
Dec 8, 2018
309.494.9600
Admission: Free Admission
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Chicago Blues Hall of Fame and Grammy elected, Australian contemporary blues rock artist Michael Charles claims the stage with an elevated level of energy and a guitar driven journey through thirty-five years and thirty five releases of his original music. Leading off with an explosive blues number, the audience is soon captivated by well-rehearsed precision experiencing MC’s original blues, blues-based rock, inspiring ballads, as well as some well-known covers. As in all of Michael Charles’ performances and recordings his guitar is kept forefront and is the driving force behind his music!

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Eastlight Theatre East Peoria
Nov 30, 2018 - Dec 9, 2018 November 30, December 1, 5, 6, 7 and 8 at 7:30pm December 2 & 9 at 2:00pm
309.699.7469
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Joseph returns for it’s 28th year on Eastlight’s stage. This Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice favorite has become a holiday tradition for Central Illinois. The story of Joseph and his eleven brothers was created as a soft rock fantasy that is fit for the entire family. Joseph, as bright and colorful as the East Peoria Festival of Lights, truly is the jewel in Eastlight’s crown.

Santa's Wildlife Express
Wildlife Prairie Park Hanna City
Dec 7, 2018 - Dec 9, 2018
309.676.0998
Admission: Admission Fee
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Write a letter and hand deliver it to Santa, ride the train through the enchanted forest, decorate a cookie, learn about birds of prey like eagles and hawks, pet our skunks Tink and Tank, make holiday gifts to take home, play games and more at Santa's Wildlife Express! Registration is required for this event.

PSE Archery Midwest Open Pro/Am
Peoria Civic Center Peoria
Dec 7, 2018 - Dec 9, 2018 I have attached the flyer with the times.
309.660.5834
Admission: Free Admission
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The event, titled PSE Archery Midwest Open Pro/Am, is a 3 day archery tournament. Speaking as a local business owner, I understand the heart of a local business and the effects of its involvement in the community. As the president of the Midwest Open Indoor Archery Tournament Inc, I am submitting to you an opportunity to be involved in an event that currently has National Prominence in the sport of Target Archery. The support of your organization, along with others, will help us grow our event. Last year, some 30 percent of the attendees purchased products from the event, in-addition revenue that was brought into the city of Peoria that generated income to the local hotels, businesses and restaurants. The Civic Center accommodates 1000+ shooters along with vendors. We are very excited about the success of the Midwest Open Pro/Am Tournament over the past 11 years and would like for you to join us in making the 2018 Midwest Open Pro/Am even bigger!

Peoria Ballet Presents - The Nutcracker
Peoria Civic Center Theater Peoria
Dec 8, 2018 - Dec 9, 2018 December 8th -- 2:00pm and 7:30pm AND December 9th -- 2:00pm
309.673.3200
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Delight in dazzling all new choreography, spectacular sets and costumes, graceful dancers, and the timeless music of Tchaikovsky performed live by the Heartland Festival Orchestra. The cast of over 100 Peoria Ballet dancers will be joined by principle artists from The Joffrey Ballet dancing the roles of Sugar Plum Fairy and Cavalier. Winner of Peoria Magazines’ Best Theater Production award in 2017, this family holiday tradition is a treat for audiences of all ages.

A Very Electric Christmas (By Lightwire Theater)
ICC Performing Arts Center Main Stage Theatre, East Peoria Campus East Peoria
Dec 9, 2018
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Audiences of all ages will treasure this magical light show and captivating tale of family, friendship, and hope set to timeless holiday hits.

Weaver Ridge Sunday Champagne Brunch
Weaver Ridge Golf Club Peoria
Dec 9, 2018 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
309.691.3344
Admission: Admission Fee
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Come enjoy a delicious brunch every Sunday! Weaver Ridge is open to the public!

Annual Christmas Home Tour
Washington, IL Washington
Dec 11, 2018 1-4pm and 6-9pm
Admission: Admission Fee
Come tour the homes of Washington during this annual event. More information on the tour to come.

Lecture: Alexander Girard
Peoria Riverfront Museum Peoria
Dec 13, 2018 10 am lecture (refreshments at 9:30 am)
309.686.7000
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Monica Obniski, Curator of 20th & 21st Century Design at the Milwaukee Art Museum will discuss Alexander Girard, an architect, interior designer, furniture designer, industrial designer and textile designer. His work will be part of her exhibit at the same time, "Play."

Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops
Bass Pro Shops East Peoria
Nov 10, 2018 - Dec 24, 2018
(309) 427-3400
Admission: Free Admission
Enjoy free crafts, games, activities and much more! Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus and take a spin with toy trains and cars.

Santa Claus is Coming to Town... on his Cat 320 Excavator!
Caterpillar Visitor's Center Peoria
Nov 1, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018
Admission: Admission Fee
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The Caterpillar Visitors Center welcomes you to take your holiday photo in front of their festive, fully-decorated excavator, starting Nov. 1. Santa will be visiting Nov. 22 from 12pm-2pm after the Peoria Santa Cause Parade.

FOLEPI's Winter Wonderland
Nov 22, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018 5-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 5-11 p.m. Friday and Sat
Admission: Admission Fee
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Drive through this spectacular holiday attraction in an electric park featuring lighted displays and floats. Tune in to 107.5 for festive holiday music while you drive!