Not only is Peoria the former Whiskey Capital of the World, but it is the largest city on the Illinois River. With local business at every corner and turn, there are plenty of ways to shop local in Peoria for the holidays. 

Peoria has no shortage of local coffee shops where you can start your day off right. Stop into Zion Coffee Bar and try their specialty coffee, fresh pastries and toast bar. Or, check out CxT Roasting Company in Keller Station. Their small-batch roasted specialty coffee makes for a great holiday gift!

Shop around at Relics and choose from a great selection of jewelry, cards, books, decor, plants and vintage surprises. There’s no way you will leave Relics empty-handed.Shop Local 365

Continue your shopping adventures by stopping into Moon Dancer, a bohemian boutique filled with clothing, jewelry and accessories. Moon Dancer is the perfect stop for unique and different holiday shopping. While you’re there, Urban Artifacts is right next door and has a variety of vintage treasures for you to shop from. With a continuous stream of local, exclusive and uncommon items, you never know what you might find!

What would the holidays be without dessert?! Take a visit to Le Bakery in the Metro Centre and grab some sweet treats for yourself or someone else.

If all that shopping made you hungry, Obed & Isaacs Microbrewery & Eatery is sure to have something on their menu to satisfy your cravings. Their famous horseshoe, flatbreads and burgers are absolutely delicious. Don’t forget to spread the joy to a friend or family member with a gift card!