Happy New Years! Celebrate the start of 2017 with some of these local events! 

Be sure to follow us on social media for
news, events, fun sweepstakes and more!

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!

For more information, including all the amazing deals, head to EnjoyPeoria.com!

Having a hard time deciding what to do? Let us help you! Check out our latest Tourin' the Town video! 
FFROZEN BUNS RESOLUTION RUN
 
If your New Year's Resolution is to exercise more, we got something that will help you "hit the ground running." Take part in the annual Frozen Buns Resolution Run 5K! Hats and gloves will go to the first 300 registered participants.
 
January 1
Location: Peoria Riverfront

POLAR ICE PLUNGE 2017

Ready to take a little swim to kick off the New Year? Join the East Peoria Boat Club for their annual Polar Ice Plunge! Get a group together and run into the freezing Illinois River! Money raised goes to different local charities. It is definitely something to cross off on your bucket list!

January 1
Location: East Peoria Boat Club

                                                  Click here for more information
THE HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS  
 
The Harlem Globetrotters return to the Peoria Civic Center in January! This is the 91st year for the team of basketball stars! Every game will showcase incredible ball handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, hilarious comedy and hilarious fan interaction!
 
January 10
Location: Peoria Civic Center

HEARTLAND FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA - VIENNA TO BROADWAY

The soprano and tenor soloists will bring operatic power and Broadway sizzle to the stage as HSO toasts the New Year with musical champagne. This show includes music of the Waltz King Johann Strauss and many of your Broadway favorites. This is a concert celebration you won't want to miss!
 
January 7
                                                         Location: Five Points Washington

                                                          Click here for more information
WEDDINGS OF A LIFETIME 
BRIDAL EVENT
  
Are you about to get married?  Wouldn't it be nice to have a one-stop shop to plan your dream day? Head to the Peoria Civic Center for the Weddings of a Lifetime Bridal Event! You can pick out a dress, table and floral arrangements, entertainment and cakes all in one place! 
 
January 10
Location: Peoria Civic Center

OWL PROWL

Hike into the realm of nocturnal critters at "Owl Prowl" at Forest Park Nature Center. Learn the natural history of our native owls. Everyone will practice their owl calls and  will have a chance to "give a hoot." 

January 10
Location: Forest Park Nature Center

105.7 THE X AVANTI'S NUTCRACKER

Come celebrate the power of the human spirit at The Penguin Project's performance of "Crazy For You, Young Performers' Edition!" What makes this a unique show is that all roles are performed by children with developmental disabilities, joined on stage with peer mentors! This is a high-powered song and dance show with Gershwin music that will blow your socks off!

December 12-15
Location: Eastlight Theatre

GIMME SHELTER

Community members will be raising funds to spend the night outside in a cardboard box. The purpose of the event is to raise awareness of the plight of those with nowhere to call home, and provide a powerful opportunity to learn more about homelessness. 

                                                   January 13-14
                                                   Location: Peoria Civic Center

                                                    Click here for more information
CHILL BILLY SPORTING EVENT

Chill out in one of the most challenging endurance runs in Central Illinois. Both the two hour and eight hour races run on a 2twomile looped course. The course has challenging climbs, including steps and bridges, on mostly single track.
 
January 14
Location: Camp Wokanda

Peoria Area CVB
456 Fulton Street, Suite 300
Peoria, IL 61602
info@peoria.org | 309.676.0302