Peoria CVB

Motorcoach Tour Operators

Volume 1, Issue 1 - September 2011 - November 2011

Featured Events 

Festival of Lights 2011

It's not too late to plan your 2011 Festival of Lights Tour!

Celebrate the holidays with a million sparkles of excitement during the 27th annual East Peoria Festival of Lights.  This year is said to be the biggest Winter Wonderland ever with some of your old favorites making their return while the amazing Budweiser Clydedales and the Starship Enterprise continue tFOL NEWSLo amaze!  Enjoy a demonstration by master glassblower at Toraason Glass, enjoy a holiday wine tasting at one of our local wineries, shop through more than 6,500 ornaments and 10,000 lights at Kightlinger Antiques & Collectibles, dine aboard the Spirit of Peoria at a Celtic Christmas or enjoy in the music and merriment at Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre as you sing along at "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year."

More on the Festival of Lights


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Something Wicked is coming to the Peoria Area!

So much happened before Dorothy dropped in!  Visit the Peoria Area when "Wicked," the Broadway Smash Hit, flies into the Peoria Civic Center Theatre for a three-week engagement October 12-30, 2011.  Tickets are on sale now through the Peoria Civic Center Box Office (309) 673-3200, charge by phone (800) 745-3000,, and all Ticketmaster outlets. There is an eight-ticket limit per patron. 

Visit for information on show dates and times. To complete your visit to the Peoria Area, visit for some Wicked savings!



What's New?



NEW in 2011 Bass Pro Shops - a must stop this holiday season!  Stop in to see the Holiday Splendor that rivals the North Pole itself!  From Santa to fish and everything in between - there is something for everyone - you may even see a reindeer!     




Click here for a full list of new and upcoming attractions in the Peoria Area!



Sample Itineraries


Click here for the Festival of Lights sample itinerary. 


For a full list of Peoria Area themed itinerary options, click here.


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Contact :


Cheryl Bockhold-Sloan

Leisure/Group Business Development Manager

You won't want to miss the holiday season in the Peoria Area! Call Cheryl today to arrange your tour 309-282-3279All overnight groups receive a special welcome gift! 


For more information on Motorcoach and Group Tours in the Peoria Area, check out the full Group Tour Section on for all of your travel needs!

In This Issue

Featured Events

What's special about the Peoria Area this upcoming season?

What's New?

Find out the new and under-construction Peoria Area attractions.

Sample Itinerary

Plan your next motorcoach or group tour today with our FREE sample itineraries!

Coupons & Hot Deals

Hotel Special Packages

Visitors Guide

Photos & Videos