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Santa Cause 5K

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Join us at Northwoods mall for a family friendly fun run! Sign up now for only $35! Registration includes a Santa suit, collectible ornament, swag bag, cocoa + goodies, free drink at Kouri's Pub, and award medals for top runners!

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Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Nov 19, 2019 - Nov 20, 2019 | 7:30 pm | Peoria Civic Center Theater
Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony and Grammy true-life musical phenomenon, JERSEY BOYS, playing two performances, November 19 and 20. They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They ha...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Nov 22, 2019 | 7:30 pm | Peoria Civic Center Theater
For almost thirty years, Country Music Hall of Fame members The Oak Ridge Boys have been a part of their fans' holiday seasons with their annual Christmas tour. This year, the Grammy Award-winning group will play their Downhome Christmas show at the Peoria Civic Center on Fr...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Nov 23, 2019 | 8:00 pm | Peoria Civic Center Theater
Going strong for over two decades, Third Eye Blind has broken their own attendance records with 2019’s Summer Gods tour, with Jimmy Eat World and Ra Ra Riot. (Third Eye Blind has offset the tour’s carbon footprint by donating a portion of each ticket sold to a US-based carbo...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Nov 23, 2019 | 8:00 pm | Peoria Civic Center Theater
Going strong for over two decades, Third Eye Blind has broken their own attendance records with 2019’s Summer Gods tour, with Jimmy Eat World and Ra Ra Riot. (Third Eye Blind has offset the tour’s carbon footprint by donating a portion of each ticket sold to a US-based carbo...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Nov 23, 2019 | 7:30 pm | Apollo Theater
Phenomenal Phil on the Apollo Theater Stage! An intimate show featuring the Magic and Mind Reading skills of Phil Raso. The audience will go on a ride traveling through the thoughts, intuitions, and perceptions of one another. Your mind will be blown away. Spectators s...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Nov 23, 2019 | Betty Jayne Brimmer Center for the Performing Arts
The Greg and Dan Show, mornings on 1470/100.3 WMBD, takes to the stage at the Betty Jayne Brimmer Center for the Performing Arts on November 23. Greg Batton and Dan Diorio are bringing a combination of radio, comedy, music, news, trivia, wild animals, more comedy, maybe ...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Nov 23, 2019 | 9 am - 2 pm | Snyder Village SV Center
Join us for a Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, November 23 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the SV Center at Snyder Village. We'll have many great vendors selling handmade crafts, artwork, holiday decor, jewelry, handcrafted gifts, and more! A complimentary lunch will be served and campu...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Nov 23, 2019 | 9 am - 1 pm | Dozer Park
Join us for our 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Market! Featuring local fall/winter produce, meats, eggs, popcorn, coffee and sweet treats! It's the perfect place to find one-of-a-kind locally created arts and crafts, enjoy live music and much more! ...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Nov 15, 2019 - Nov 24, 2019 | 7:30 PM November 15, 16, 22, & 23; 2:30 PM November 17 & 24 | Corn Stock Theatre Center
Jeff and Hunter, two struggling writers, hear about a new musical theatre festival. However, the deadline for submissions is a mere three weeks away. With nothing to lose, the pair decides to try to create something new with the help of their friends Susan, Heidi and Larry o...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook May 18, 2019 - Nov 28, 2019 | Peoria Riverfront
Farmers' and artists' market featuring locally grown produce, meats, eggs, cheeses and baked goods. The market highlights the best central Illinois has to offer including breads, coffee, pottery, jewelry, popcorn, dog treats, fresh flowers, made-to-order omelets and so much ...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Nov 28, 2019 | 9am-1pm | Hy-Vee Market Grille
All You Care To Eat Thanksgiving Brunch Buffet! Adults are $19.99, Children ages 6-12 $6, Children ages 5 and under are free. Reservations Only! The Brunch will be Served 9am-1pm. Breakfast Menu will be served 6am-10am Only!...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Nov 29, 2019 | Pearce Community Center
Burn off those Thanksgiving calories with a series of 30 minute aerobics classes. Stay for one, two or all of the classes. FREE EVENT...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Nov 29, 2019 | Downtown Peoria
The annual Santa Claus Parade - the longest running holiday parade in the country - returns to Peoria. Join the city in this great tradition as the parade takes a magical journey through the downtown streets of Peoria! ...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Nov 29, 2019 | Peoria Made
Dinner is over, you’ve caught up with your family, now come catch up on the big things that are happening in your hometown. Since you’ve been away Peoria has quietly positioned itself at the forefront of innovation in healthcare, autonomous mobility, and agriscience — it’s t...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Nov 29, 2019 | Downtown Peoria
Please join us in this great Peoria tradition as the parade takes a magical journey through the downtown streets of Peoria. Over 85 units of costumed characters, novelty walking units, horse units and decorated floats will surely get you in the holiday spirit and certainly d...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Nov 29, 2019 | Caterpillar Visitors Center
Come warm up at the Caterpillar Visitors Center after the 131ST Annual Santa Claus Parade in downtown Peoria. Santa and Mrs. Claus will hop off their sleigh and head right inside to visit with children. It’s a one-of-a-kind photo opp in front of our massive Cat® PM 313 Cold ...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Nov 29, 2019 | Caterpillar Visitors Center
Santa Claus arrives at the Caterpillar Visitors Center after the downtown Peoria parade and will pose for pictures in front of the Cat® PM 313 Cold Planer. General admission rates apply and allow ticket holders access to Santa following the EXPRESS ticket holders....

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Nov 22, 2019 - Nov 30, 2019 | participating locations in Morton
Morton businesses will be hosting specials, memory-making experiences, and holiday shopping throughout the week, ending with a tree lighting and community festivities on Small Business Saturday (Saturday, November 30)....

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Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Nov 30, 2019 | Downtown Havana
Enjoy a festive day of hometown holiday events in Havana on Saturday, November 30, 2019 featuring a Christmas parade, music, Santa Claus in his house, lighting of the courtyard Christmas lights and take time to stroll the downtown streets and visit all of our shops and bouti...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Nov 30, 2019 | 10AM-7PM | Downtown Havana Illinois
The Havana Area Chamber of Commerce, the Illinois River Valley Artists and the Mason County Arts Council have teamed up to sponsor a day of fun and festivities in Historic Havana Illinois. The merchants and businesses in downtown Havana will host open houses and local artist...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Nov 30, 2019
The 29th annual FOLEPI River Trail Classic is an Illinois Valley Striders-sanctioned event that attracts participants from throughout the country. Hit the holiday season running in this 4-mile competitive run and 2-mile non-competitive walk along the River Trail of Illinois...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Nov 30, 2019 | Morton
Shop Morton for Small Business Saturday! Participating locations will be offering specials and deals and Santa will be making an appearance at Leaves N' Beans, 730 W. Jackson from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM and Sucre Sweets and Socials, 321 S. First Ave from 5:00 - 6:30 PM. In th...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Nov 30, 2019 - Dec 1, 2019 | Saturday 10am-5pm Sunday 11am-5pm | The Lindenhof
Experience Old World Christmas Magic at Harmonie’s 10th Annual Kristkindlmarkt at The Lindenhof, 7601 N. Harker Drive, Peoria, Illinois 61615, (just off of Pioneer Parkway near Enterprise Car Rental). Admission is free. Dates for the event: Saturday, November 30th, ...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Dec 1, 2019 | James Field to Mineral Springs Park
The parade starts at 3pm at James Field, continues down Broadway, and ends at Mineral Springs Park. There will be activities at the park and free hot chocolate and cookies. Pony rides, hay rack rides and a sing-a-long and fireworks will be involved in the celebration as w...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Dec 1, 2019
Enjoy a parade, family friendly activities, and then fireworks to the end of the night! Mineral Springs Park remains lit throughout December for all to drive through and enjoy....

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Dec 3, 2019 | 7:30 pm | Peoria Civic Center Theater
Comedian and actor Larry the Cable Guy plays the Peoria Civic Center Theater on Tuesday, December 3 at 7:30PM. Larry the Cable Guy is a multiplatinum recording artist, Grammy nominee, Billboard award winner and one of the top comedians in the country. He has his own lin...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Dec 3, 2019 | 7:30 pm | Peoria Civic Center Theater
Comedian and actor Larry the Cable Guy plays the Peoria Civic Center Theater on Tuesday, December 3 at 7:30PM. Larry the Cable Guy is a multiplatinum recording artist, Grammy nominee, Billboard award winner and one of the top comedians in the country. He has his own lin...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Dec 3, 2019 | 7:30 pm | Peoria Civic Center Theater
Comedian and actor Larry the Cable Guy plays the Peoria Civic Center Theater on Tuesday, December 3 at 7:30PM. Larry the Cable Guy is a multiplatinum recording artist, Grammy nominee, Billboard award winner and one of the top comedians in the country. He has his own l...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Dec 5, 2019 | 5:00-8:00 pm | Washington Square
Candlelight Stroll and Community Christmas sing with free carriage rides, visit with Santa and the talking Christmas tree. Tree lighting and community sing starting at 6:30pm. Shops open late....

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Dec 5, 2019 | Betty Jayne Brimmer Center for the Performing Arts
Come out and join us for this great night!...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Dec 6, 2019 | December 25, 5:00pm - 7:30pm | Downtown Jones Park
Carriage rides, trolley rides, Santa's House and Christmas carols are all a part of this annual event. Beautifully decorated store windows and trees wrapped in twinkling lights in Jones Park. Merchants around the downtown area will be open late to show their appreciation to ...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Dec 6, 2019 | Peoria Art Guild
Join us for some great holiday gift shopping created by local artists! More information to come!...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Dec 6, 2019 | Betty Jayne Brimmer Center for the Performing Arts
Come out to hear a night of Jazz!...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Dec 6, 2019 | Pekin, Illinois
Kick off the holiday season in Downtown Pekin with carriage rides, a tree lighting ceremony, live entertainment, and demonstrations and giveaways at local businesses! Also, make sure not to miss the live performances!...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Dec 7, 2019 | Downtown Peoria Heights
Check out all the wonderful holiday deals this season at our local retail and dining establishments. You are sure to find the perfect gifts for all your shopping needs. ...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Dec 7, 2019 | 7:00 pm | Peoria Civic Center Theater
Janson is a platinum-selling recording artist, high-octane entertainer, multi-instrumentalist, and award-winning singer/songwriter. In the four years since the release of his debut album, the three-time CMA nominee has collected prestigious accolades that place him amongst c...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Dec 7, 2019 | RiverPlex Recreation and Wellness Center
Tie jingle bells to your shoelaces and raise funds to help find a cure for arthritis, the nation's leading cause of disability....

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Nov 29, 2019 - Dec 8, 2019 | Friday and Saturdays 11 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sundays 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Village of Bishop Hill
Prepare for the holidays by attending Julmarknad, or Christmas Market, in Bishop Hill. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. November 29, November 30, and December 7. On December 1 and 8, the hours are from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The attractions include Swedish folk characters, trad...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Dec 5, 2019 - Dec 8, 2019 | Th: 5pm-9pm; Fri & Sat: 10am-9pm; Sun: 12pm-8pm | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Hundreds of nativities; live, local musicians; a world-renowned artist creating art and performing signings. The Peoria Area Festival of Nativities is for people of all ages - there is something for everyone to enjoy! A picture bingo and scavenger hunt will engage the little...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Dec 6, 2019 - Dec 8, 2019 | Wildlife Prairie Park
All guests are invited to join Wildlife Prairie Park to ride on Santa’s Wildlife Express through the enchanted forest of light and wonder. After the train ride visit the indoor banquet halls to participate in a variety of activities such as cookie decorating (and eating), ho...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Dec 6, 2019 - Dec 8, 2019 | Wildlife Prairie Park
Wildlife Prairie Park transforms into a Winter Wonderland! Take a train ride through the North Pole and enjoy games, crafts, cookie decorating, pictures with Santa and animal encounters!...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Dec 8, 2019 | 6:30 pm | Peoria Civic Center Arena
2018 was a massive year for FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH who became the #1 most-played artist on U.S. Rock Radio in year-end radio reports. The group which Billboard described as “a revitalized band with a renewed focus,” released their seventh studio album, AND JUSTICE FOR NONE ...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Dec 12, 2019 | 10 AM; refreshments at 9:30 AM | Peoria Riverfront Museum
Rolf Achilles, instructor of the History of American Interior Design in the Historic Preservation graduate program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, will will look at several common and not so common church forms from the almost anti-sacred spaces of the Hagia S...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Dec 13, 2019 | 6:00 - 9:00 PM | Mackinaw Valley Vineyard
Buddy goes Ballistic in this UPstage production comedy mystery! Who knew Elfin goodness could take such a turn for the worse , especially at Xmas!?! Arrival suggested between 5:30-6:30 pm for seating, wine tasting and “mingling” with the cast, this is your chance to let ...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Dec 13, 2019 | Betty Jayne Brimmer Center for the Performing Arts
Born in 1953 in Detroit, Michigan, Marshall Crenshaw learned to tune a guitar correctly at age ten and has been trying ever since. His first big break came in 1978 playing John Lennon in "Beatlemania", first as an understudy in New York, then in the West Coast company follow...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Dec 13, 2019 - Dec 14, 2019 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. Friday Dec. 13 and Saturday, Dec. 15 | Five Points Washington
Join the Peoria Area Civic Chorale for beautiful arrangements of traditional carols, such as The Wexford Carol, Lo’ How a Rose E’er Blooming, Joy to the World, and Go Tell It On The Mountain. Celebrate the Christmas season with the sixteenth century sounds of Giovanni Gabrie...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Dec 14, 2019 | Downtown Peoria Heights
Indulge in an evening of chocolate delights, where participating shops/restaurants will stay open late and offer some type of chocolate theme: gourmet chocolates, chocolate wine or liquor, discounts on chocolate-colored item and other sweet deals! ...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Dec 14, 2019 | Peoria
Join us for Peoria's most festive, family-friendly 5K! Each registrant receives a five-piece Santa suit to don as they run the course in search of milk and cookies! ...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Dec 14, 2019 | Time: 6:30 pm-9:30 pm | Mackinaw Valley Vineyard
Buddy goes Ballistic in this UPstage production comedy mystery! Who knew Elfin goodness could take such a turn for the worse , especially at Xmas!?! Arrival suggested between 5:30-6:30 pm for seating, wine tasting and “mingling” with the cast, this is your chance to let ...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Dec 14, 2019 | Betty Jayne Brimmer Center for the Performing Arts
Come out to enjoy a broadway style concert at the Betty Jane Brimmer Center!...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Dec 14, 2019 | 8:00am | Northwoods Mall
Suit up for a cause this holiday season with Enjoy Peoria's Santa Cause 5K fun run! This year's proceeds are benefiting the Crittenton Centers. Hot cocoa and treats will be available on the course. After the race, warm up at the awards ceremony inside the mall. Santa will...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Jan 1, 2019 - Dec 15, 2019 | Wildlife Prairie Park
NEW for 2019, join us for a dollar day for your town! Pay just $1 per person to unplug and explore the outdoors with Wildlife Prairie Park! ID is required with the town that is featured during that day to take advantage of $1 admission. No exceptions will be granted. Please ...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Dec 13, 2019 - Dec 15, 2019 | Offered Friday-Sunday | Mackinaw Valley Vineyard
There are three complimentary wine samples per guest at the tasting bar and wine can be purchased by the bottle or glass, beer and sodas also available. Dinner is served buffet style after the first act and dessert is served tableside. The performance will be held in the ...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Dec 14, 2019 - Dec 15, 2019 | Peoria Civic Center
The Nutcracker has been a tradition for generations of Peoria families. Put on by the Peoria Ballet, The Nutcracker will delight the audience in dazzling all new choreography, spectacular sets and costumes, graceful dancers from the famous Joffrey Ballet, and the timeless mu...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Dec 15, 2019 | 5:00 -8:30 Pm | Mackinaw Valley Vineyard
Buddy goes Ballistic in this UPstage production comedy mystery! Who knew Elfin goodness could take such a turn for the worse , especially at Xmas!?! Arrival suggested between 5:00-6:00 pm for seating, wine tasting and “mingling” with the cast, this is your chance to let ...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Dec 15, 2019 | 2:00 pm | Peoria Civic Center Theater
THE NUTCRACKER has been a tradition for generations of Peoria families. Put on by the Peoria Ballet, THE NUTCRACKER will delight the audience in dazzling all new choreography, spectacular sets and costumes, graceful dancers from the famous Joffrey Ballet, and the timeless mu...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Dec 15, 2019 | 5:30 Sunday, Dec. 15 | Peoria Riverfront Museum
Join the Peoria Area Civic Chorale on Sunday, December 15 at 5:30 p.m. for a very special night at the Peoria Riverfront Museum! This brand new fundraising version of our annual An American Family Christmas show will be specially crafted for the museum’s space and will f...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Dec 15, 2019 | 5:30 Sunday, Dec. 15 | Peoria Riverfront Museum
Join the Peoria Area Civic Chorale on Sunday, December 15 at 5:30 p.m. for a very special night at the Peoria Riverfront Museum! This brand new fundraising version of our annual An American Family Christmas show will be specially crafted for the museum’s space and will f...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Nov 16, 2019 - Dec 24, 2019 | All Day | Bass Pro Shops
The magic returns to Bass Pro Shops and East Peoria-area families are invited to enjoy this enchanting Christmas village offering FREE 4x6 studio-quality photos with Santa and free family holiday activities including fun crafts and games. Features include rustic Christmas...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Nov 16, 2019 - Dec 24, 2019 | Bass Pro Shop
Enjoy free crafts, games, activities and much more! Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus and take a spin with toy trains and cars....

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Nov 16, 2019 - Dec 24, 2019 | Bass Pro Shop
Enjoy free crafts, games, activities and much more! Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus and take a spin with toy trains and cars....

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Nov 7, 2019 - Dec 29, 2019 | Caterpillar Visitors Center
Searching for the perfect backdrop for your holiday photo? Take your picture in front of the massive Cat® PM 313 Cold Planer wrapped in twinkling lights!...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Nov 22, 2019 - Dec 31, 2019 | East Peoria
Drive through the spectacular holiday attraction in an electric park featuring lighted displays and floats. ...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Nov 12, 2019 - Apr 14, 2020 | 5:30pm | AC Skylines
Meets the second Tuesday of every month...

Share to Email Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Sep 17, 2019 - Dec 31, 2021 | All day | Starting Location
Looking for small group activities that take you beyond the four walls of your local watering hole? Let’s Roam is here to help. Sign up for a Peoria scavenger hunt and put on your best Nick Cage impression as you seek out the national treasures hidden in Peoria. The hunt wil...

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