East Peoria Festival of Lights
Celebrate the holidays with a million sparkles of excitement during the 29th annual East Peoria Festival of Lights. As one of the largest lighted nighttime festivals in the nation, the Festival of Lights will officially begin Thursday, November 28, 2013 (Thanksgiving night) and continue through December 31, 2013.
Parade of Lights
The Parade kicks off the start of the Festival of Lights at 5:45 pm. Approximately 20 lighted floats illuminate the streets of East Peoria along a three-mile parade route on Washington Street. Don't miss this one-night-only opportunity to see the Festival of Lights on the move!
Click here for the Parade Route.
- Decatur/Lincoln: I-55 North to I-74 West to East Peoria* Exit 96**
- Lasalle/Peru: I-80 West to Route 180 South to Route 29 South to East Peoria*
- Champaign/Bloomington-Normal: I-74 West to East Peoria* Exit 96**
Dates: November 28, 2013 - December 31, 2013 (Open December 25)
FOLEPI's Winter Wonderland is a spectacular holiday attraction - a two-mile drive through electric park, featuring lighted displays and floats.
Hours: 5-9pm Sun-Thurs. and 5-11pm Fri-Sat.
Admission: Cars and family vans, limousines, RVs, extended vans and mini or party buses $10 and full size buses $150.
***ATTENTION GPS USERS: INPUT ADDRESS 801 SPRINGFIELD ROAD, WHICH IS LINCOLN SCHOOL. THE ENTRANCE TO WINTER WONDERLAND IS ABOUT ONE BLOCK PAST THE SCHOOL.***
Narrated Nativity Scene
Date: November 28 - December 31
This beautiful handmade attraction maintained by a dedicated volunteer base details the "reason for the season." Tune into radio station 1610AM to hear a two-minute narration. Admission is FREE.
Bass Pro Shops - Santa's Wonderland
Dates: November and December
East Peoria's Riverfront is home to Bass Pro Shops. Enjoy Free Crafts, Games, Activities and much more!
Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, take a spin with toy trains and cars as you enjoy Santa's Wonderland.
For more on the Festival of Lights or for other holiday attractions please contact the Peoria Area CVB 1-800-747-0302. If you are a motorcoach or group that would like to experience the Festival of Lights; find out more about pricing, lodging and itineraries by calling or emailing Kaci Osborne at 309.282.3282 or email@example.com.