Get ready for the second annual Santa Cause 5K in Downtown Peoria! Dress up as Santa (free suit with registration) and challenge your friends to this fun 5K! This year, the race will start and end at the Warehouse on State in the Warehouse District. Also - the PACVB is partnering with Dream Center Peoria! The Holidays are an especially hard time for families in need and you can help spread the warmth by donating coats, gloves, hats and other cold weather wear. There is still time to register - click
here for more!
CHRISTMAS ON COURT
Kick off the holiday season with an evening stroll through downtown Pekin at Christmas on Court, brought to you by Enjoy Peoria. Enjoy carriage rides, a tree lighting ceremony, demonstrations and giveaways at local businesses. Also, make sure not to miss the live performances! Click here
WASHINGTON CANDLELIGHT STROLL
Ring in the holiday season in
historic downtown Washington at the 2016 Candlelight Stroll. Enjoy free carriage rides, a visit with Santa, Christmas tree lighting and a community sing!
Turn on that juke box and go back in time for Conklin's "A Doo-Wop Christmas!" This brand-new revue of terrific holiday music and hilarious comedy sketches will take a look at how Christmas was celebrated on television during the 1950's and 1960's. Of course, any Conklin's Dinner Theater would not be complete without a buffet!
Enjoy two different presentations of the famous holiday ballet - "The Nutcracker!" The Central Illinois Ballet will dazzle crowds at Illinois Central College on December 2 and 3. The Peoria Ballet rendition will wow at the Peoria Civic Center on December 10 and 11!
This walking tour of old homes offers visitors the chance to shift life out of the fast line and to have a firsthand experience of what life might have been like during the early days. Decorated for the holiday season, homeowners will graciously open their homes to see the true Christmas spirit reflected in their décor. Local businesses will be open and will add to the festive atmosphere of the evening.
The Arthritis Foundation's Jingle Bell Run is a fun way to get out, get moving and raise funds and awareness to cure America's leading cause of disability. Wear a holiday-themed costume. Tie jingle bells to your shoelaces. Show off your ugly Christmas sweater.Be a champion of yes!
Experience old world Christmas at the sixth annual Kristkindlmarkt at the Lindenhof! This is the Peoria German American Society's biggest holiday event! Enjoy German food, crafts and music! Fröhliche Weihnachten!