Family Calendar & Concerts

Events under 'Holiday/Seasonal'

Craft / vendor fundriser and canned food drive (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

Calvary Baptist Church
921 Caroline St.
Pekin, IL 61554

This fundriser/canned food drive is to help the food pantry. There will be a bake sale and a raffle, so please come out and help a good food pantry. They serve 120-140 families every other week.

Trunk or Treat (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Church of Christ Northwest
7722 N. Allen Road
Peoria, Il 61612

Come enjoy a safe, Family Friendly Trick or Treating. Kids in costumes can collect candy from decorated cars. 

Also enjoy hot beverages. 


Eureka Reagan Fest's Trail of Terror (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Lower Eureka Lake Park
Off Lake Road
Eureka, IL 61530

A scary, dark walk in the Lower Eureka Lake Park for some chills, thrills & laughs with your family and/or friends!  This is a family event but not for little ones:) One time Access Pass is $5 per person or buy an All Nighter Access Pass for just $10 per person (access until we close!)  Concessions available.

Christmas Craft & Vendor Fair (Fri. Nov 7, 2014 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Grace Presbyterian Church
8607 N. State Rt. 91
Peoria, IL 61615

Join us for an evening of fun for women of all ages - come see vendors selling homemade crafts, jewelry, purses, and other home businesses. Enjoy complimentary coffee, hot chocolate, and sweets. Door prizes and a special gift to all who stop by!

Ladies Time Out! (Sat. Nov 8, 2014 9:00 am - 1:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Bethesda Pentecostal Church of God
1011 Veerman St.
Pekin, IL 61554

Shopping (several vendors lined up) and indoor yard sale.


We still have room more a few more vendors.

Holiday Bazaar (Sat. Nov 8, 2014 10:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Morton Freedom Hall
349 W Birchwood St
Morton, IL 61550

Several local small business owners will be hosting a Holiday Bazaar at the Morton Freedom Hall. 

Holiday Help (Sun. Nov 9, 2014 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Second Presbyterian Church-fellowship hall
313 N. East St.
Bloomington, IL 61701

Second Presbyterian Church is opening its doors to the community this holiday season to offer a very special gift called Holiday Help.   Holiday Help was developed by Sherry Williams from Hopeful Transitions, a national grief consulting and resource organization.  She will be presenting information that will normalize the grief process and provide practical suggestions for coping.  We realize that for many people this could be the first holiday season without a close family member or loved one and their rituals and traditions may seem empty.  This program will include creative ways to create memorials, rituals, and traditions that incorporate the memory of the person who has died. This program is free and open to the public with no reservations required so please join us and bring along your family members and friends.

Veteran's Day Service (Sun. Nov 9, 2014 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Atterberry Baptist Church
Atterberry St.
Atterberry, IL
Jim Peek, 217.787.7312 / Ed Sathoff, 217.632.2828 / Daniel Yielding, 1.205.412.5801

Special guests The Chosen Ones plus Dan Wilson and Andy Fife will provide patriotic music. Ken Wise will be the Emcee. Military displays and mementos will be shown.


The public is invited to the dinner and concert.


Veterans, please wear your uniforms or caps if you can.


Dinner is at 12:00 p.m. and program at 2:00 p.m.


The Chosen Ones will also be singing at the morning service at 11:00 A.M.


A love offering will be taken for both services.


For more information, call Jim Peek, Ed Sathoff, or Daniel Yielding.

4th Annual Craft and Vendor Show (Sat. Nov 15, 2014 8:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First Baptist Church - Virden
157 W. Jackson
Virden, IL 62690

4th Annual Holiday Craft and Vendor Show Proceeds to benefit North Mac Mom’s Group Several craft and vendor booths! Gift baskets available for purchase! Bake Sale! S.W.A.T.’s famous Potato Soup lunch available for purchase. 

South Fork Holiday Fiesta (Sat. Nov 15, 2014 9:00 am - 1:00 pm)

Contact Info:

South Fork High School
612 Dial Street
Kincaid, Il 62568

This is our fourth year of the holiday fiesta.  We will have over 40 vendors to shop from, a holiday shop just for the kids to shop from (priced for the kids) photos with Santa, chorus performance, cake walk, bake sale, lunch provided by Lady's night out relay for life, Raffle baskets, sand art, other crafts for the kids as well and so much more!

Stop & Shop Christmas Open House (Sat. Nov 15, 2014 9:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Community United Church of Christ
300 North Main Street
Morton, IL 61550



Holiday shopping at its finest and easiest!


Join Mary Kay, Scentsy, PartyLite Candles, Tupperware, Tastefully Simple, Thirty-One Gifts, Usborne Books, Stella & Dot, Pampered Chef, Gourmet Cupboard, Jockey Person-to-Person, Origami Owl, Velata Fun Fondue, Norwex, Paparazzi, Wildtree, The Crafty Fox, Elizabeth Elaine, Discovery Toys, many craft items, & so much more for a




Avoid the crowds – order your gifts with assured delivery in time for Christmas gift giving!



Holiday Arts & Crafts Bazaar (Sat. Nov 15, 2014 9:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Laurel United Methodist Church
631 S. Grand Avenue West
Springfield, IL 62704

Come join us for our Holiday Arts & Crafts Bazaar! It is the perfect time to start your Holiday shopping, pick up those few items you need for co-workers, or just get stocking stuffers for your family. Items will include: hand-made jewelry, wood working, cards, florals, candy, wreaths, candles, and much, much more!!! If you are interested in participating as a vendor, please call Judy McEvoy, Director of Lay Ministries, at the above number, Monday-Thursday. Proceeds from the sale of table space (to vendors) will go to benefit Africa University Foundation.

Taste of Grace UMW Bazaar (Sat. Nov 15, 2014 9:00 am - 1:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Grace United Methodist Church
601 N. 4th St. & State St.
Pekin, IL 61554


Rada Stainless Kitchen Products

Springerle Cookies

Fresh Georgia Pecans

Candy - Cookies - Breads

Jumer Cinnamon Rolls

DivorceCare: Surviving the Holidays (Sat. Nov 15, 2014 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Nothwoods Community Church
10700 N. Allen Rd.
Peoria, IL 61615

DivorceCare: Surviving the Holidays is a warm, encouraging and helpful event featuring video instruction and group discussion. This group will help you deal with the intense pain of seperation and divorce during the holiday season.

Grief Share: Surviving the Holidays (Sat. Nov 15, 2014 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Northwoods Community Church
10700 N. Allen Rd.
Peoria, IL 61615

Hear from others who are also going through the loss of a loved one:

What emotions to expect during the coming days

How to prepare for the holidays

How to manage relationships and holiday socials

How the holidays can help you heal

Creekwood craft bazaar (Sat. Nov 15, 2014 10:00 am - 1:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Creekwood Apartments
150 Yordy Rd.
Morton, IL

Creekwood Apartments in Morton, Illinois is having a craft bazaar. Some of the items up for sale are crocheted afghans and 18-in. American Girl doll items, sun catchers and door hangers, Barbie dolls and Precious Moment items, specialty pillows, jewelry, one of a kind wreaths, fall handcrafted items, plastic canvas items, wood crafts, and hand tooled leather items.

2nd Annual Spirit of Christmas Marketplace (Sun. Nov 16, 2014 9:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Northminster Presbyterian Church
10720 N Knoxville
Peoria, IL 61615

The “Spirit of Christmas Marketplace” will give holiday shoppers the opportunity to purchase items from a list of necessities and goods provided by participating missions that directly benefit those locally and around the world. Sample “Gifts” may range from $5 towards plywood for home remodeling for Seniors or $10 for bag of cement for building churches in the Mexican Yucatan Peninsula area to $40 for a week of care in an afterschool program. With a variety of offerings to choose from, the Fair provides something for everyone on a giving list. For each cash or check donation, shoppers receive a holiday card with a description of the organization and the “gift”.


“We encourage people to purchase gifts in the name of a loved one, such as school uniforms to South Side Mission or a handbag woven by women at a mission in Africa”, said Pam Garner from the Northminster Mission Ministry. “It’s also a great time to learn about these missions and what they do for others.”


Over $10,000 was raised last year, benefitting five local and global mission projects. This year, at least 15 Missions have signed up to date:


Alzheimer’s Association, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Big Hearts Outdoors, Blue Ridge Community Farm, Common Place Compassion, International Crittenton Center, Friendship House, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Juvenile Justice Ministries, Neighborhood House, Peoria Rescue Ministries, South Side Mission, Westminster Peninsula Ministry, Yucatan Peninsula Ministry


“We invite everyone to come, even after they attend church on Sunday morning”, said Garner. The “Spirit of Christmas Marketplace” will be held on Sunday, A light lunch will also be available for purchase.


Washington 11/17 Memory Walk (Mon. Nov 17, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Washington Comm. H.S.
115 Bondurant St.
Washington, IL 61571

Join us in prayer as we remember November 17 in Washington.  We will gather at Torry Gym (High School) at 6 pm and be bused to three starting points for the walk.  We will end at the gym in time for a 7 pm Community Service.  For more information go to Facebook and search 11/17 Memory Walk.

SCHEELS Blaze Days (Thu. Nov 20, 2014 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

3801 S. MacArthur Blvd.
Springfield, IL 62711

Make SCHEELS your last stop before the deer opener! We will offer one-time deals on essential gear as you head out on your hunt! GIVEAWAYS will include hats, fudge, and hand warmers for the FIRST 300 customers! Register to win one of two prizes: Tikka T3 and Vortex 10x42 Viper pair of binoculars. Hunting licenses available in store!

Holiday Bazaar 2014 (Sat. Nov 22, 2014 9:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First United Methodist Church
202 South Peoria Ave.
Dixon, IL 61021

74th Annual Holiday Bazaar!


Time for yummy ham loaf luncheon, cookies, beautiful handcrafted decorations, needlework items, candy, baked goods and many more things. Our 74th Annual Holiday Bazaar will be held on the lower floor.


  • Delicious Cookies
  • Candy Store
  • Christmas Items
  • Baked Goodies
  • White Elephant Sale
  • Stitchery & Crafts
  • Gormet Nuts
  • Coffee Shop


Individual Ham Loaf & Salad Buffet Luncheon served at 11:00 a.m. & Noon. $7.00 for adults, $3.00 for 10 yr. olds & under. Tickets may be purchased at the Church office or at the door.


Handicapped accessible off Peoria Avenue.