Christmas on Court

Discover Peoria, the Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Pekin are gearing up to host the 18th Annual Christmas on Court from 5 - 8 p.m on Friday, December 4.

Based on the new COVID-19 parameters provided by Governor Pritzker, Discover Peoria has reimagined Christmas on Court to shift from a block party event to a parade-inspired festival around Court Street. The community is encouraged to jump in their vehicles and drive a predetermined route through Pekin. Spectators will drive by exhibits, entertainment and displays put together by area Pekin businesses, organizations and community members. 

Vehicles will enter on Washington Street and line up on South Capitol Street between Broadway and Washington Street. There will be a five MPH speed limit through the parade route to protect our participants. Vehicles are encouraged to mask-up, roll down the windows and crank up the heat. 

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The parade route will be lined with: 

  • Live Entertainment

  • Surprise Meet-n-Greets

  • Curbside Santa with a mailbox for Christmas lists

  • Take-n-Make Crafts/Activities

  • Food and Beverage

  • Christmas Tree Contest Voting

  • Curbside Shopping

  • Holiday Cheer Sprinkled Throughout

Discover Peoria, the Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Pekin are extremely grateful to the sponsors of this year’s Christmas on Court. 

TOP Sponsor: 

  • First Pekin Savings Bank

  • Discover Peoria

GOLD Sponsors: 

  • Pekin Insurance


  • Excalibur Seasoning

  • PAL Health Tech

  • Allegra

SILVER Sponsors: 

  • Thompson Brothers

  • Matthews Family Farms

  • Hampton Inn & Suites Pekin Peoria Area

Activity Sponsors: 

  • Advance America

  • Advanced Medical Transport

  • DSL Rentals

  • Kiwanis Club of Pekin

A small selection of this year’s local participating businesses, organizations and performers include:

Businesses and Organizations: 

  • Pekin Chamber of Commerce

  • Yesterday’s Bar & Grill

  • Coffee Connection

  • Maquet’s Rail House

  • American Motor Trends

  • Kiwanis Club of Pekin

  • Mike’s Knot Just Ribs

  • Pekin Public Library

  • TAPS

  • Peek in Pottery

  • The CBD Store

  • R Belle Boutique

  • Curvy Chic Boutique

  • Allegra

  • Sweet Bean Coffee & Treats

  • Mackinaw Valley Vineyard


  • Chris Hawkins

  • Emily Hope Band

  • Lee Hall

  • Carollers from over five Pekin-area choirs

  • 3 Times a Lady

  • Brian Carrol and Friends

Discover Peoria is asking all community members to mask-up during car window interactions and to please stay home if they have tested positive, have been in contact with someone who tested positive and/or is showing symptoms of COVID-19. 
Still, have questions about this year's event? Check out our blog, 5 Things You Need to Know About Christmas on Court 2020

Insider tip: Make sure to bring cash with you! 

Christmas on Court Map 2020

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