Happy Holidays! Take a look at some of the local events happening through the end of December! 

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Winter is finally here and IT IS COLD OUTSIDE. It may be easy to say "let's hibernate" - but there is still SO MUCH to do in the Peoria Area during the Winter - and Enjoy Peoria is here to help you with our Winter Fun Ticket! It has a number of exclusive deals and discounts to area attractions!

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FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS EAST PEORIA
 
One of the Peoria Area's biggest holiday traditions returns  for the 32nd year - the East Peoria Festival of Lights! Enjoy your favorite light displays; from the Budweiser Clydesdales to the Starship Enterprise, this drive-through event is a holiday season must do!
 
November 19-December 31
Location: East Peoria

PNC WINTERFEST

Peoria's newest holiday tradition is back! This second annual event gives central Illinois the chance to enjoy outdoor ice skating on the corner of Fulton Street and Jefferson Avenue. PNC Winterfest will also feature Peoria's only ice slide! Slide down on a disc, fun for all ages! 
 
November 27 - January 3
                                                            Location: Downtown Peoria

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"I LOVE THE 90's" TOUR

Head back to the 90's at the Peoria Civic Center for the "I Love the 90's" Tour!   Musical stars Salt N' Pepa,Vanilla Ice, Coolio, Tone Loc, Young MC and Rob Base take us in
a  nostalgia-driven blast from the past!
 
December 15
Location: Peoria Civic Center


HOLIDAY SHOP N' STROLL

Experience a nighttime stroll on a forest path lit with luminaries, enjoy live holiday music, storytelling and caroling,hot wassail and goodies, view and/or purchase unique nature-related artwork from the Nature Art Show & Sale and shop for eco-friendly, organic, and fair trade items at the Trailhead Nature Store.  
 
December 16
Location: Forest Park Nature Center

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"A JOHN DENVER CHRISTMAS"
 
Tribute artist, Ted Vigil, pays tribute to the legendary John Denver in this holiday-themed show. Vigil's resemblance to the late musician will make for an amazing performance!
 
December 16
Location: ICC Performing Arts Center

"AN AMERICAN FAMILY CHRISTMAS"

Join the Peoria Area Civic Chorale at Five Points Washington for "An American Family Christmas." Listen to a wonderful mixture of favorite carols, hymns, and seasonal songs that will be sure to fill you with the Christmas spirit.

December 16-18
Location: Five Points Washington

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105.7 THE X AVANTI'S NUTCRACKER

Rock out the holiday season at the 2016 Nutcracker, brought to you by 105.7 the X, Avanti's, Bud Light and Limelight Eventplex! Acts include Pop Evil, Red Sun Rising, Citizen Zero and Aterra Tale!

December 16
Location: Limelight Eventplex

SANTA'S HOUSE AND WINTERFEST
Head out to Big Horse Vineyards in Lewistown for Santa House and Winterfest! Enjoy a visit and picture with Santa, a sleigh rides and a hot chocolate bar. Afterwards, listen to some great live music during Winterfest!

                                                   December 17
                                                   Location: Big Horse Vineyards

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LUTHY KWANZAA DISPLAY

Come learn the significance of Mishumaa Saba and Zawadi at Luthy Botanical Garden's Kwanzaa Display. Learn about this wonderful cultural holiday and see our display of African plants while you enjoy the beautiful holiday surroundings of the Poinsettia Show.
 
December 26-31
Location: Luthy Botanical Gardens

PEORIA RIVERMEN NYE SPECTACULAR

Come ring in the new year and cheer on the Rivermen as they take on the Mississippi River Kings! Enjoy the game and stick around for an indoor firework extravaganza! 

December 31
Location: Peoria Civic Center

GET LIT FUN RUN

Now in it's 16th year, Get Lit is a fun way to "run" in the new year! Open to everyone, this event is a non-competitive run/walk through the FOLEPI's Winter Wonderland drive-through display.

December 31
Location: FOLEPI Winter Wonderland

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456 Fulton Street, Suite 300
Peoria, IL 61602
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