Have New Year’s Eve Plans Yet? There are only 60 spots left for
The New Year’s Eve Dueling Pianos Bash at the Waterhouse – $75 per
person gets you dinner,the show plus OPEN BAR! (This includes tax
& service fess too.) Reservations are required. Call 494-9100 for
Eastlight Theatre presents Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor
Dreamcoat Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 2
pm. Tickets are $16 for adults and $7 for high school & under. Call
694-7469 for tickets.
Escanaba in Da Moonlight continues Friday at Corn Stock Theatre and
will also show Saturday night at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 2:30 pm.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for children 18 & under. Call
676-2196 for tickets & more information.
The Crimson Door Holiday Show & Sale continues now through
December 22nd at the Peoria Art Guild. This is your chance to
purchase unique and exciting holiday gifts from talented artists.
The exhibit is free to members and $2 suggested donation for
non-members. For more information, call 637-2787.
Tonight from 6:30 pm – 9 pm the Luthy Botanical Garden will host
Jinglin’ Jazz. The party will feature the Joe Metzka Trio. Tickets
are $15 for members and $25 for nonmembers at the door. Ages 21 and
over only, please. Price includes hors d’oeuvres and there will be
a cash bar. For more information, call 686-3362.
The 29th Annual Morton Community Bank Community Sing will also
take place tonight from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm at the main bank Morton.
Accompaniment will be provided by the John Phillips Oompah Band.
Cookies & coffee will be available at 5 pm. For more information,
Tonight Washington is hosting their annual Old-Fashioned
Candlelight Stroll & Sing. There will be free carriage rides from 6
pm – 8:30 pm, Santa will be taking wishes from 6 pm – 8 pm and the
Community Christmas Sing will begin at 6:30 pm. Shops will be open
until 9 pm.
The Festival of Lights activities continue this weekend in East
Peoria. They include the Winter Wonderland, FOLEPI’s Village &
Santa Claus, and FOLEPI’s Laser Theatre. For more info on any of
these, check out the the ExplorePeoria.com Events Calendar at
The Festival of Lights Holiday Cruise is this Saturday from noon-
2:30 pm. Tickets are $34 for adults, children 4 – 12 $17, and free
for children 3 & under. The matinée features a hot homemade buffet,
two-hour cruise and musical entertainment. Advance reservations are
required. For more information or reservations, call 676-8988.
Comedian Greg Warren is performing at the Jukebox Comedy Club this
weekend. Performances are tonight at 8 pm, and Friday and Saturday
night at 8 pm and 10:30 pm. Tickets are $8 for Thursday and $15 for
Friday and Saturday night.
Take a candlelight Tour of the Pettengill-Morron House, Peoria’s
historic Victorian mansion as it is decorated for the holiday
season this weekend. Located at 1212 W. Moss Ave., tour hours are
Fri. – Sat. 6 – 8 p.m. and Sun. 2 – 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for
adults and $1 for students 12 and under. For more information,
On Friday night, the Peoria Rivermen take on the Quad City Flames
at 7 pm at the Civic Center Arena. The Riverman will again face the
Quad City Flames Saturday night at 7 pm. Tickets are $10, $13, and
$18 and are available at the Civic Center Box Office, all
Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 676-3200.
The bluegrass band Creek Road Ramblers will be performing at the
Contemporary Art Center’s Live at the Five Spot Friday evening 5:30
pm – 7:30 pm. Admission is $7 for members, $10 for non-members, $6
for student & senior members, $9 for student & senior non-members,
$3 for 16 years & younger.
Friday night from 7:30 pm – 9 pm the ICC Performing Arts Center
will host the ICC Choirs Concert. Admission is free. And on Sunday,
the ICC Philharmonic Chorale Concert will be performing at the ICC
Performing Arts Center from 3 pm – 4:30 pm. For more information,
The Bradley University Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Lab Band present A
Tribute to Duke Ellington Friday night at 7:30 pm at the Dingeldine
Music Center. Admission is $5 for the general public and free to
students. For more information, call 677-2597. On Sunday, the
Bradley University Women’s Choir presents Music of the Masters at 3
pm at the Dingeldine Music Center. Admission is $5 for the general
public and free for students. For more information, call 677-2601.
On Friday and Saturday the Peoria POPS Orchestra present Holiday
Extravaganza, their holiday concert, at Woodruff High School.
Admission is $10 for the general public and $5 for students. For
more information, call 681-2861.
Forest Park Nature Center will host Tom & Chris Kastle: A Christmas
Concert Saturday night at 7 pm. The holiday is celebrated from the
coldest seaports of the Arctic Circle, to the balmy tropical
harbors of the South Pacific. Admission is $7. For more
information, call 686-3360.
The Peoria Ballet’s Nutcracker opens Saturday at the Peoria Civic
Center Theater beginning at 7:30 pm. with another perfomance on
Sunday at 2 pm. Tickets are $22, $37 and $42 for adults, student
tickets are $17.
The Peoria Mustangs will take on St. Louis Saturday at 7:15 pm at
the Owens Center Recreation Rink next to Lakeview. After the game,
join the Mustangs in a 30 minute session of open skating.
The Fon du Lac Park Center’s Big Band Dance is also Saturday night
from 7 pm – 10 pm at the Fon du Lac Park District Administration
Center. Nancy West & the Colleagues will perform. Admission is $3.
For more information, call 699-2923.
On Sunday, Wildlife Prairie Park hosts their annual Old Fashion
Christmas from 11 am – 3 pm. Make your own Christmas ornaments and
pine cone bird feeders, enjoy the fire place as you visit Santa in
our rustic log room, go caroling to the animals, and more. Lunch
will be available for purchase, but everything else is free.
Admission for adults 13 & over is $5.50, children 4 – 12 are $3.50,
and members and children 3 & under are free.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral celebrates its 31st
“Sing-It-Yourself Messiah” at 2:30 pm on Sunday, featuring George
Frideric Handel’s oratorio and its resounding “Hallelujah Chorus.”
People attending need not be singers to enjoy this concert. Copies
of the score will be available for purchase at the performance for
people who wish to sing or follow along. Refreshments will be
served at intermission. The event is free. For more information,
The Poinsettia Show continues at Luthy Bontanical Garden. Each of
the trees will be decorated in a different theme, including
“Holiday Spirit,” “Southwest,” and “Walden Pond.” Regular
Conservatory admission applies. The conservatory is open Sundays
from 12 pm – 5 pm and Tuesday thru Saturday from 10 am – 5 pm. For
more information, call 686-3362.