Family Calendar & Concerts

Events under 'Holiday/Seasonal'

Annual Cookie/Goody Walk (Sat. Dec 10, 2016 8:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First English Lutheran Church
725 E. Forrest Hill Ave.
Peoria, IL 61603
(309) 258-7749
kneptun4@gmail.com

The women of First English Lutheran Church will once again be holding their annual Cookie/Goody Walk.

 

You will be able to choose from Christmas cookies, cupcakes, cakes, coffee cake, rolls, and candy items. You can relax and enjoy your Holiday season by picking up a few dozen cookies and enjoy the compliments on your festive holiday treats.

Cookie Walk (Sat. Dec 10, 2016 8:00 am)

Contact Info:

First United Presbyterian Church
1717 Highwood Ave
Pekin, IL 61554
309-346-1848
http://pekinfpc.org

The public is invited to the annual Cookie Walk, featuring springerle, baked goods, cookies, candy and gift baskets.

Crossroads UMC Annual Cookie Walk (Sat. Dec 10, 2016 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Crossroads United Methodist Church
1420 N. Main St.
Washington, IL 61571
(309) 444-2381
ashaw@mtco.com

No time to bake for the holidays? We can help!

 

We will have a variety of cookies, candy, and other baked goods to choose from.

 

This event is sponsored by the Crossroads United Methodist Women and all proceeds go toward mission work locally and around the world. All items are homemade and donated by church members.

Pekin Area Together Homeschoolig Co-op Christmas Bazaar (Sat. Dec 10, 2016 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

Pekin First Nazarene
3514 East Broadway
Pekin, IL 61554

The PATH Co-op is having our first annual Christmas Bazaar.

 

There will be 30 vendors, two food trucks from 11-2pm (Nacho Mamas and Meat and Place), mini classes from 1:30-2:45 which include an Oils for Children class and a Meal in a Jar class, and a Santa Secret Workshop going on all day. Children can make keepsake gifts for their loved ones for Christmas.

 

So much is happening during this event - you don't want to miss it!

Manger Build (Sat. Dec 10, 2016 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Ray Dennison Chevrolet
2320 N. 8th St.
Pekin, IL 61554
(309) 347-3101

Ray Dennison Chevrolet in Pekin is hosting The Manger Build!

 

The event is free for parents or grandparents to bring in the kids and build a manger! One per household.

 

They will get a participant guide and a dads 7 day spiritual leadership guide to lead the family through Christmas.

FBC Marquette Heights Ladies' Christmas Tea (Sat. Dec 10, 2016 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

FBC Marquette Heights
410 LaSalle Blvd.
Marquette Heights, IL 61554
fbcmarquetteheightsevents@gmail.com

Join us for a time of fellowship with light snacks and teas served by the men of the church. All ladies are welcome to join us as we celebrate the season.

 

$2.00 per person.

 

If you have any questions or want more information, please contact us at the email listed above.

St. Johns Lutheran live nativity (Sat. Dec 10, 2016 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

St. Johns Lutheran Church
1617 E. Emerson St.
Bloomington, IL 61701
309-827-6121
jeff@stjohnsbloomington.org
http://www.stjohnsbloomington.org

St. Johns Lutheran Church is joining in the holiday festivities during Christmas at the Mansions.

 

Across the street from the historic Ewing Manor, St. Johns will be hosting a live nativity with shepherds, wisemen, the holy family, carolers, and live animals.

 

This event is open to the public.

Holiday Shop & Stroll (Sat. Dec 10, 2016 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Forest Park Nature Center
5809 N Forest Park Dr
Peoria Heights, IL 61616
309-686-3360
kshoemaker@peoriaparks.org
http://www.peoriaparks.org

On December 2, 9, 10, & 16 come stroll and shop at Forest Park Nature Center!

 

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, 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.

 

Catch your breath and experience an evening guaranteed to get you in the spirit!

The Power of the King (Sat. Dec 10, 2016 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Pekin First Church of the Nazarene
3514 Broadway Road
Pekin, IL 61554
(309) 346-3053
gnash@pekinfirstnaz.org

Pekin First Church of the Nazarene's KIDZONE Children's Choir is presenting "The Power of the King"!

 

What an awesome opportunity to incorporate a live production into your holiday festivities.

 

The performance is absolutely free of charge. We will be happy to reserve seating to accommodate any group size.

 

After the performance, the audience is invited to a complimentary Christmas Cookie Social in the Family Life Center.

 

For more information or to make reservations, you can contact the church at the phone number and email address listed above.

Our Savior's LIVE NATIVITY (Sat. Dec 10, 2016 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church & School
2645 Old Jacksonville Rd.
Springfield, IL 62704
(217) 546-4531
info@oursaviors-church.org
http://www.oursaviors-church.org

Enjoy a realistic recreation of the amazing story that surrounds the night of our Savior’s birth when you visit Our Savior’s Church & School’s unique drive through Live Nativity.

 

This free event features holiday lights, choirs of angels, beautiful displays, and period dressed actors.

 

We invite you to join others in the community who have made Our Savior’s Live Nativity an annual tradition for their families!  

The Power of the King (Sun. Dec 11, 2016 10:30 am)

Contact Info:

Pekin First Church of the Nazarene
3514 Broadway Road
Pekin, IL 61554
(309) 346-3053
gnash@pekinfirstnaz.org

Pekin First Church of the Nazarene's KIDZONE Children's Choir is presenting "The Power of the King"!

 

What an awesome opportunity to incorporate a live production into your holiday festivities.

 

The performance is absolutely free of charge. We will be happy to reserve seating to accommodate any group size.

 

After the performance, the audience is invited to a complimentary Christmas Cookie Social in the Family Life Center.

 

For more information or to make reservations, you can contact the church at the phone number and email address listed above.

Gospel and Christmas Concert (Sun. Dec 11, 2016 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Woodson Baptist Church
109 West St.
Woodson, IL 62695
(217) 673-4401

Come out to Woodson Baptist Church's Gospel and Christmas concert!

 

The concert features the Peeks and Ron Senters from Springfield.

 

The public is invited. Refreshments will be available after the concert.

 

For more information, call Pastor Doug Bell at the phone number above.

Christmas with Annie Moses Band (Mon. Dec 12, 2016 7:15 pm)

Contact Info:

Bertha Frank Performing Arts Center
350 North Illinois Avenue
Morton, IL 61550
309.284.4085
bertha.frank@mcusd709.org
http://www.berthafrank.org/upcoming-events/event/2016/12/annie-moses-band-hosted-by-morton-fine-arts-association

Christmas With Annie Moses Band is a perennial holiday favorite and stands on the PBS charts as one of the most played specials of the season.

 

A flurry of holiday classics, Christmas with the Annie Moses Band is a relentless lineup of songs and carols chock-full of holiday happiness. From the spirited rendition of ‘God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen’ to the breathtaking beauty of ‘O Holy Night’, this evening of music is invigorating, reverential, and transporting.

 

Whether you’re a family intrigued by this family’s musical dynamics or a just looking for a night out on the town, Christmas With Annie Moses Band is the perfect way to spend your holiday evening. So don’t miss out on this cup of musical cheer!

 

Tickets are available here.

Showroom of Trees Lights Out Open House (Wed. Dec 14, 2016 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Anderson Ford of Clinton
1001 State Hwy 10 West
Clinton, IL 61727
217-935-3106
anderson@anderson-ford.com
http://anderson-ford.com

We set aside special time to dim the lights and invite the public to view over 30 themed trees lit for the holiday season. These trees were purchased as part of The Baby Fold's Festival of Trees fundraiser.

 

NOTE: There is no charge for this event, and refreshments will be served. This is NOT a sales event, and our departments will be closed during our "Lights Out" event.

 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year form the Team at Anderson Ford!

Christmas at the Camp (Fri. Dec 16, 2016 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Lake Springfield Christian Assembly
1674 Lick Creek Lane
Chatham, IL 62629
(217) 529-2625
lsca@lscacamp.org
http://www.lscacamp.org

The event includes: nativity, live animals, ornament craft, pictures, cookie decorating, popcorn, hot chocolate, hot cider, hay rack rides, and a winter clothing collection.

 

We will be collecting donations of winter clothing/gear for the James Project at this event. Any size for children up to 18 years old - new or gently used coats, hats, gloves, etc. There will be a collection point at Lakeview Lodge.

 

Hosted by LSCA and Refuge Ranch. The event is open house style - come and go as you wish throughout the evening.

Holiday Shop & Stroll (Fri. Dec 16, 2016 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Forest Park Nature Center
5809 N Forest Park Dr
Peoria Heights, IL 61616
309-686-3360
kshoemaker@peoriaparks.org
http://www.peoriaparks.org

On December 2, 9, 10, & 16 come stroll and shop at Forest Park Nature Center!

 

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, 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.

 

Catch your breath and experience an evening guaranteed to get you in the spirit!

Holiday Show (Fri. Dec 16, 2016 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

George Washington Carver Community Center
710 W Percy Baker Ave
Peoria, IL 61605
(309) 839-2487
gwcc.fundraising@gmail.com
http://SmoothPeoria.com

Jazz & R&B saxophonist Gerald Albright with R&B soul vocalist Selina Albright

 

To order tickets online or for more information you can visit the website or call the phone number listed above.

Holiday Show (Fri. Dec 16, 2016 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

George Washington Carver Community Center
710 W Percy Baker Ave
Peoria, IL 61605
(309) 839-2487
gwcc.fundraising@gmail.com
http://SmoothPeoria.com

Jazz & R&B saxophonist Gerald Albright with R&B soul vocalist Selina Albright

 

To order tickets online or for more information you can visit the website or call the phone number listed above.

Cookie Walk and Pancake Breakfast (Sat. Dec 17, 2016 8:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Williamsville UMC
128 E Jones St.
Williamsville, IL 62693
217-566-3614
wumc@casscomm.com

Come out to Williamsville United Methodist Church's  Annual Cookie Walk and Pancake Breakfast!

 

Cookies will be $5/pound with a large variety of cookies available. Breakfast will be $5/adult and $3/children.

Manger Build (Sat. Dec 17, 2016 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Ray Dennison Chevrolet
2320 N. 8th St.
Pekin, IL 61554
(309) 347-3101

Ray Dennison Chevrolet in Pekin is hosting The Manger Build!

 

The event is free for parents or grandparents to bring in the kids and build a manger! One per household.

 

They will get a participant guide and a dads 7 day spiritual leadership guide to lead the family through Christmas.