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    Upcoming Events

    View our full calendar of Events.

    Nov
    29
    Sat
    Illinois River Bluff Trail Hike @ Camp Wokanda
    Nov 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

    Burn off some of that excess Thanksgiving turkey with an extensive conditioning hike through the Illinois River Bluff Trail. Be sure to bring a sack lunch; the hike is free. We will meet at Camp Wokanda’s lower parking lot and hike to Robinson Park for lunch, then return back to Camp. No need to register, just meet us before 10 a.m.! For more information, call 579-2157.

    Dec
    5
    Fri
    A Traditional Christmas with the Peoria POPS Orchestra @ Five Points Washington
    Dec 5 @ 4:00 pm

    Come out to Five Points in Washington on December 5th to hear the Peoria Pops Orchestra play your favorite Christmas music. This event has itself become a timeless classic tradition of the Peoria area, highlighted by an appearance of Santa Claus himself! This concert is for the whole family, so bring your children and their children and prepare for lots of smiles and good memories, reliving the beautiful and rich Christmas heritage through the Pops Orchestra and our Pops Singers.

    Holiday Shop and Stroll @ Forest Park Nature Center
    Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    Fridays, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19 and Saturday, 12/13 • 6-8:30 pm
    This one-of-a-kind event has become a holiday tradition in central Illinois.
    Experience a nighttime stroll on a forest path lit with luminaries; enjoy live holiday
    music (see schedule below), 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. Plan time to catch your breath and experience an evening
    guaranteed to get you in the spirit! Perfect for all ages.Join us on the 19th and
    |receive 10% off all your purchases in the Trailhead Nature Store!
    CORE members receive an additional 10%!

    Fri., Dec. 5         6:30 - 7:10 pm     Sandy Miller (storytelling)
                               7:20 –  8:30 pm     Turas (irish/celtic, with some seasonal)

    Fri., Dec. 12       6:00 - 7:10 pm     Cluck Ol’ Hen (acoustic/dulcimer/some seasonal)
                               7:20 – 8:30 pm     Olli Recorder Ensemble (recorders/seasonal)

    Sat., Dec. 13      6:00 - 7:10 pm      Forest Flute Ensemble (seasonal flute/no vocals)
                               7:20 – 8:30 pm      Mike Anderson (dulcimer/seasonal/storytelling)      

    Fri., Dec. 19       6:00 - 7:10 pm      Any Olde Tyme (acoustic/dulcimer/some seasonal)
                               7:20 – 8:30 pm     Mary Greenhood (seasonal/vocal/acoustic/keyboard)

     

     

     

    Dec
    6
    Sat
    Critter Christmas @ Peoria Zoo
    Dec 6 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

    Enjoy Christmas, Zoo style! Enjoy a light breakfast and crafts in our lodge from 9-10 am, and then head out into the Zoo. Watch our animals enjoy their gifts, beginning at 10 am. Santa will be making a visit too, so don’t miss a chance to make sure he’s got you on the “nice” list! Everyone from meerkats to lions to tigers will receive special treats throughout the day. Special thanks to the Ol’ Dairy Barn Christmas Tree Farms in Trivoli for the Christmas trees. Buy tickets ahead of time and skip the line!

    Klondike Festival @ RiverFront
    Dec 6 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Klondike Banner

    The Peoria Park District is excited to announce a brand new event on the Peoria RiverFront! The 1st ever Klondike Festival will take place on Saturday, December 6th, immediately following the Jingle Bell Run/Walk.

    Jingle Bell runners will enjoy free admission with their race bibs and children 12 and under are free! So grab your friends and family, bundle up and head to the RiverFront for live music, drinks, food and games!

    Entertainment/Activities:

    • Feudin’ Hillbillys 11am-2pm
    • JammSammich 2:30pm-5pm
    • Rivermen Hockey Puck Shot
    • Best Beard Contest
    • Ice Stein Challenge
    • Life-sized beer pong!

    Sign up for the KLONDIKE RACE!

    Think you can win a human dog-sled race? Then get your teams of 5 together and register for the Klondike race–a test of strength and speed, where teams will pull sleds across the RiverFront! Races will begin at noon. Registration is $100 and includes the race fee, admission to the festival and a shirt for each member of your team! Follow this link to sign up: https://register.chronotrack.com/reg/form?eventID=11182

    Check out the RiverFront Facebook page at www.facebook.com/riverfrontevents for more details about Peoria’s first winter festival! Regular updates will be posted with band information, drink/food options and a full list of winter-themed games for the whole family.