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    Poinsettia Show 10:00 am
    Poinsettia Show @ Luthy Botanical Garden
    Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Friday, 11/21 – Wednesday, 12/31 The holiday season would not be complete without a visit to our Conservatory, where our tropical collection blends with hundreds of poinsettias to create a wonderland unmatched anywhere in Peoria! Come visit us to pick out … Continued
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    A Traditional Christmas with the Peoria POPS Orchestra 4:00 pm
    A Traditional Christmas with the... @ 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 … Continued
    Holiday Shop and Stroll 6:00 pm
    Holiday Shop and Stroll @ Forest Park Nature Center
    Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
    Holiday Shop and Stroll @ Forest Park Nature Center | Peoria Heights | Illinois | United States
    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 … Continued
    Candlelight Walks 6:15 pm
    Candlelight Walks @ Luthy Botanical Garden
    Dec 5 @ 6:15 pm – 9:00 pm
    Friday and Saturday evenings, 6-9 pm, through December 20 Continue a holiday tradition or start a new one! Visit our Poinsettia Show at night, under the warm glow of hundreds of candles, while enjoying live holiday music. All the unique ornaments … Continued
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    Critter Christmas 9:00 am
    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, … Continued
    Klondike Festival 11:00 am
    Klondike Festival @ RiverFront
    Dec 6 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Klondike Festival @ RiverFront | Peoria | Illinois | United States
    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 … Continued
    Candlelight Walks 6:15 pm
    Candlelight Walks @ Luthy Botanical Garden
    Dec 6 @ 6:15 pm – 9:00 pm
    Friday and Saturday evenings, 6-9 pm, through December 20 Continue a holiday tradition or start a new one! Visit our Poinsettia Show at night, under the warm glow of hundreds of candles, while enjoying live holiday music. All the unique ornaments … Continued
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    Animal Encounters 1:30 pm
    Animal Encounters
    Dec 7 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
    1:30-2 pm • Su: 11/2 and 12/14 – Snakes Su: 11/16 and 12/28 – Turtles Su: 12/7 and 1/11 – Insects and Spiders Feel the smooth scales of a snake slide through your hand, hear the hiss of a giant … Continued
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    Goody, Goody Gumdrops! 6:00 pm
    Goody, Goody Gumdrops! @ Proctor Center
    Dec 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
    Holiday Festivities at Proctor Center • Come make and create crafts and participate in fun activities for the holidays.  Refreshments will be served.  
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    Holiday Shop and Stroll 6:00 pm
    Holiday Shop and Stroll @ Forest Park Nature Center
    Dec 12 @ 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 … Continued
    Candlelight Walks 6:15 pm
    Candlelight Walks @ Luthy Botanical Garden
    Dec 12 @ 6:15 pm – 9:00 pm
    Friday and Saturday evenings, 6-9 pm, through December 20 Continue a holiday tradition or start a new one! Visit our Poinsettia Show at night, under the warm glow of hundreds of candles, while enjoying live holiday music. All the unique ornaments … Continued
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    Christmas on the Ghost Front 10:00 am
    Christmas on the Ghost Front @ Sommer Park
    Dec 13 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Saturday, 12/13 • 10:00 am-4:00 pm $3/person It’s December 1944 and Christmas is coming. A detachment of American troops from the 106th Infantry Division have settled into a small Belgian farmhouse not far from the German border. The men of … Continued
    Holiday Shop and Stroll 6:00 pm
    Holiday Shop and Stroll @ Forest Park Nature Center
    Dec 13 @ 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 … Continued
    Candlelight Walks 6:15 pm
    Candlelight Walks @ Luthy Botanical Garden
    Dec 13 @ 6:15 pm – 9:00 pm
    Friday and Saturday evenings, 6-9 pm, through December 20 Continue a holiday tradition or start a new one! Visit our Poinsettia Show at night, under the warm glow of hundreds of candles, while enjoying live holiday music. All the unique ornaments … Continued
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    Santa’s Woodland Workshop Part 2 1:00 pm
    Santa’s Woodland Workshop Part 2 @ Camp Wokanda
    Dec 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
    Drop off your children at Camp Wokanda while you go shop. They will get to enjoy hot cocoa and make three quality gifts that we will wrap and send home to put under the tree! Pre-Registration Required…call Camp Wokanda at … Continued
    Animal Encounters 1:30 pm
    Animal Encounters
    Dec 14 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
    1:30-2 pm • Su: 11/2 and 12/14 – Snakes Su: 11/16 and 12/28 – Turtles Su: 12/7 and 1/11 – Insects and Spiders Feel the smooth scales of a snake slide through your hand, hear the hiss of a giant … Continued
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    Holiday Shop and Stroll 6:00 pm
    Holiday Shop and Stroll @ Forest Park Nature Center
    Dec 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:45 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 … Continued
    Candlelight Walks 6:15 pm
    Candlelight Walks @ Luthy Botanical Garden
    Dec 19 @ 6:15 pm – 9:00 pm
    Friday and Saturday evenings, 6-9 pm, through December 20 Continue a holiday tradition or start a new one! Visit our Poinsettia Show at night, under the warm glow of hundreds of candles, while enjoying live holiday music. All the unique ornaments … Continued
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    River Spirit Flute Circle 1:00 pm
    River Spirit Flute Circle @ Forest Park Nature Center
    Dec 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    Sa: 9/27, 10/25, 11/22, 12/20 1:00-2:00 pm • All ages Listen to Native American flute music or try your hand at playing this beautiful wooden instrument. All levels are welcome and the circle is open to the public. No previous … Continued
    Skate with Santa at Owens 2:30 pm
    Skate with Santa at Owens @ Owens Center
    Dec 20 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
    Santa loves the chilly air inside Owens! Come see him for yourself while skating with family and friends. Regular admission applies.
    An Evening of Winter Enchantment Ice Skating Exhibition 6:00 pm
    An Evening of Winter Enchantment... @ Owens Center
    Dec 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Enjoy this delightful ice skating exhibition with the Heart of Illinois Skating Club.
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    River Spirit Flute Circle 1:00 pm
    River Spirit Flute Circle @ Forest Park Nature Center
    Dec 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    Sa: 9/27, 10/25, 11/22, 12/20 1:00-2:00 pm • All ages Listen to Native American flute music or try your hand at playing this beautiful wooden instrument. All levels are welcome and the circle is open to the public. No previous … Continued
    Special Skate 12/21 1:00 pm
    Special Skate 12/21 @ Owens Center
    Dec 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Special holiday Public Skate hours. Regular admission applies.
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    Special Skate 12/22 11:00 am
    Special Skate 12/22 @ Owens Center
    Dec 22 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
    Special holiday Public Skate hours. Regular admission applies.
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    Special Skate 12/23 11:00 am
    Special Skate 12/23 @ Owens Center
    Dec 23 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
    Special holiday Public Skate hours. Regular admission applies.
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    Special Skate 12/24 11:00 am
    Special Skate 12/24 @ Owens Center
    Dec 24 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Special holiday Public Skate hours. Regular admission applies.
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    Kwanzaa Display 10:00 am
    Kwanzaa Display @ Luthy Botanical Garden
    Dec 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Friday, 12/26 – Wednesday, 12/31 Regular Conservatory hours (closed Mondays) Come learn the significance of Mishumaa Saba and Zawadi at Luthy Botanical Garden’s Kwanzaa display. Kwanzaa is an African American holiday that celebrates family, community, and culture. Learn about this … Continued
    Special Skate 12/26 1:00 pm
    Special Skate 12/26 @ Owens Center
    Dec 26 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Special holiday Public Skate hours. Regular admission applies.
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    Special Skate 12/27 1:00 pm
    Special Skate 12/27 @ Owens Center
    Dec 27 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Special holiday Public Skate hours. Regular admission applies.
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    Special Skate 12/28 12:00 pm
    Special Skate 12/28 @ Owens Center
    Dec 28 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Special holiday Public Skate hours. Regular admission applies.
    Animal Encounters 1:30 pm
    Animal Encounters @ Forest Park Nature Center
    Dec 28 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
    1:30-2 pm • Su: 11/2 and 12/14 – Snakes Su: 11/16 and 12/28 – Turtles Su: 12/7 and 1/11 – Insects and Spiders Feel the smooth scales of a snake slide through your hand, hear the hiss of a giant … Continued
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    Special Skate 12/29 11:00 am
    Special Skate 12/29 @ Owens Center
    Dec 29 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
    Special holiday Public Skate hours. Regular admission applies.
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    Special Skate 12/30 11:00 am
    Special Skate 12/30 @ Owens Center
    Dec 30 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
    Special holiday Public Skate hours. Regular admission applies.
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    Special Skate 12/31 1:00 pm
    Special Skate 12/31 @ Owens Center
    Dec 31 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Special holiday Public Skate hours. Regular admission applies.