Family Calendar & Concerts

Events under 'Holiday/Seasonal'

2014 Women's Christmas Celebration (Sat. Dec 6, 2014 8:00 am - 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
201 Broadway Street
Normal, IL 61761
309.452.6710
Immanuelbiblefoundation@yahoo.com
http://www.ibfoundation.org/womens-christmas-celebration

Immanuel Bible Foundation’s Women’s Christmas Breakfast

 

The Women’s Christmas Celebration is the beginning of the holiday season for the 700 - 800 women who attend each year.  Kendra Smiley, author, speaker, TV and Radio Show Host will be this year’s featured guest.  Music, food, fellowship, and a heartfelt message will usher in the season as women meet, relax, and enjoy a very special Saturday morning.  This year, local artists and artisans will be decorating the tables with their artwork that will be sold after the event.

 

Christmas Bazaar (Sat. Dec 6, 2014 8:00 am)

Contact Info:

Colfax United Methodist Church
202 South Harrison Street
Colfax, IL 61728
309.824.4019
pferg1986@gmail.com

Featuring numerous homemade Christmas crafts and baked goods/candies for gift giving or Christmas decorating

 

Lunch of homemade BBQ will be served starting at 11:00 a.m.

 

Portion of the proceeds to benefit Ebola efforts in Liberia.

Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis (Sat. Dec 6, 2014 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

RiverPlex
600 NE Water St
Peoria, IL 61603
309.863.3507
http://www.jinglebellpeoria.org

The Event
Participants tie jingle bells to their shoelaces, don festive holiday costumes and join friends and neighbors in support of the Arthritis Foundation’s mission to prevent, control, and cure arthritis and related diseases. Arthritis is America’s leading cause of disability with 2.3 million people in Illinois living with the disease. The Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis offers a 5K-timed run and a 5K fun walk as well as a Reindeer Dash for children!

 

The Runners and Walkers
More than 1,600 runners and walkers run individually, or in teams of four or more, to help raise money to support critical arthritis research, health education and government advocacy programs to help people take greater control of arthritis.

 

You can register at the above Web site.

Christmas on the Ghost Front at Sommer Park (Sat. Dec 6, 2014 10:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Sommer Park
6329 N. Koerner Rd.
Edwards, IL 61528
309.691.8423
http://www.peoriaparks.org/event/christmas-ghost-front/

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 the 106th have replaced veteran combat divisions at a quiet sector of the line to await a spring offensive. Little do they know, the largest battle in U.S. Military history is only a few short days away...

 

Come join World War II veterans, historians, and re-enactors as the days leading up to the Battle of the Bulge are recreated at Sommer Park's Pioneer Homestead. Demonstrations will include a look into daily soldier life, military vehicles, drills, and food preparation.

 

Admission is $3 per person. All ages are welcome.

Christmas in the Chapel (Sat. Dec 6, 2014 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

Lincoln Christian University Chapel
100 Campus View Dr.
Lincoln, IL, 62656
217. 220.2253
christmas@lincolnchristian.edu
https://www.lincolnchristian.edu/news-and-events/article.php?id=451&print=true

Bring your family and friends to what has become a seasonal tradition for more than 25 years... Christmas in the Chapel. 

Lincon Christian University Chorale is pleased to introduce " The Lion and the Lamb," the 2014 Christmas in the Chapel presentation. Six performances will run from Thursday, December 4 through Sunday, December 7, in the Earl C Hargrove Chapel. 

Enjoy an afternoon or evening of warmth, humor, and some of the most unforettable songs of the season as The Lion and the lamb presents the Christman story for family members of all ages.

Performance times:

Thursday December 4  7 p.m.

Friday December 5    7 p.m.

Saturday December 6  10a.m., 2:30p.m.,7p.m.

Sunday December 7    2:30pm

Ticket request forms will be mailed in October to those on our mailing list.

Download ticket request form here:

 

Minier Christmas Parade (Sat. Dec 6, 2014 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Minier Christmas Parade
Main St.
Minier, IL 61759
309.261.1705
chansen@illinois.edu

The Christmas Memories Parade starts at 2 p.m. on Dec. 6th. Come line Main St., Minier and enjoy the sights and sounds of the holiday season.

 

The Christmas festivities with the Vendor Shoppes at the Comet Lodge on Main St. Do some Christmas shopping and support local home businesses.

 

A new activity this year is a Cookie Decorating Contest for kids. Come to St. John’s Fellowship Hall between 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. and create edible Christmas art. All materials are provided. Olympia Key Club members will assist the children.

Christmas Card Workshop (Sat. Dec 6, 2014 1:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Speakeasy Art Center
353 Court Street
Pekin, IL 61554
309.253.0090
speakeasyrenae@gmail.com
http://www.facebook.com/speakeasyartcenter

Take a break from the Christmas hustle and bustle and join us for a Christmas Card Workshop on December 6th! We will make 10 cards. You choose the designs. Mix and match! Class is $25 for 10 cards and ALL materials are included! Registration closes on Dec. 4th. 

The Nutcracker (Sat. Dec 6, 2014 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

ICC Performing Arts Center
1 College Dr
East Peoria, 61635
309.620.3164
info@cornerstoneballetpeoria.com
http://www.cornerstoneballetpeoria.com

Cornerstone Academy for Performing Arts presents The Nutcrakcer directed by Rebekah von Rathonyi. This performance will feature local dancers as well as Guest Artists from New York. Come be a part of our Christmas tradition.

Christmas in the Chapel (Sat. Dec 6, 2014 2:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Lincoln Christian University Chapel
100 Campus View Dr.
Lincoln, IL, 62656
217. 220.2253
christmas@lincolnchristian.edu
https://www.lincolnchristian.edu/news-and-events/article.php?id=451&print=true

Bring your family and friends to what has become a seasonal tradition for more than 25 years... Christmas in the Chapel. 

Lincon Christian University Chorale is pleased to introduce " The Lion and the Lamb," the 2014 Christmas in the Chapel presentation. Six performances will run from Thursday, December 4 through Sunday, December 7, in the Earl C Hargrove Chapel. 

Enjoy an afternoon or evening of warmth, humor, and some of the most unforettable songs of the season as The Lion and the lamb presents the Christman story for family members of all ages.

Performance times:

Thursday December 4  7 p.m.

Friday December 5    7 p.m.

Saturday December 6  10a.m., 2:30p.m.,7p.m.

Sunday December 7    2:30pm

Ticket request forms will be mailed in October to those on our mailing list.

Download ticket request form here:

 

Amie's Music Together Holiday Party to Benefit the Dax Locke Foundation (Sat. Dec 6, 2014 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Amie's Music Together
40 Cherry Tree Shopping Center
Washington, IL 61571
309.444.1959
director@amiesmusictogether.com
http://www.amiesmusictogether.com

o Benefits go to the Dax Foundation!

 

o Special Guest, Uncle Gerry (Singer / Entertainer from MT CD’s)!

 

All are welcome. $5.00 per person. or $20.00 for a family of 5.

 

Concert, singing, dancing, instruments, and food!

 

Purchase your tickets on-line.

 

Candlelight Walks at Luthy Botanical Garden (Sat. Dec 6, 2014 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Luthy Botanical Garden
2520 N. Prospect Rd.
Peoria, IL 61603
309.686.3362
http://www.peoriaparks.org/luthy-botanical-garden/

Continue a holiday tradition...or start a new one! Visit Luthy Botanical Garden's Holiday Poinsettia Show at night, under the warm glow of hundreds of candles. Enjoy live performances of live music as  you stroll through our winter wonderland. Conservatory admission will be waived during the holidays, but we gladly accept donations.

 

Candlelight Walks will be held Friday and Saturday evenings from 6-9 pm.

 

Luthy Botanical Garden is open from 10 am-5 pm Tueday through Saturday; 12-5 pm Sunday; closed Mondays.

Christmas in the Chapel (Sat. Dec 6, 2014 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Lincoln Christian University Chapel
100 Campus View Dr.
Lincoln, IL, 62656
217. 220.2253
christmas@lincolnchristian.edu
https://www.lincolnchristian.edu/news-and-events/article.php?id=451&print=true

Bring your family and friends to what has become a seasonal tradition for more than 25 years... Christmas in the Chapel. 

Lincon Christian University Chorale is pleased to introduce " The Lion and the Lamb," the 2014 Christmas in the Chapel presentation. Six performances will run from Thursday, December 4 through Sunday, December 7, in the Earl C Hargrove Chapel. 

Enjoy an afternoon or evening of warmth, humor, and some of the most unforettable songs of the season as The Lion and the lamb presents the Christman story for family members of all ages.

Performance times:

Thursday December 4  7 p.m.

Friday December 5    7 p.m.

Saturday December 6  10a.m., 2:30p.m.,7p.m.

Sunday December 7    2:30pm

Ticket request forms will be mailed in October to those on our mailing list.

Download ticket request form here:

 

A Ringing Christmas 2014 (Sat. Dec 6, 2014 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

United Presbyterian
2550 Rock Hill
Wood River, IL 62095
309.365.2910
kc@bellsinmotion.org
http://www.bellsinmotion.org

A family-friendly jazz holiday concert

The Nutcracker (Sat. Dec 6, 2014 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

ICC Performing Arts Center
1 College Dr
East Peoria, 61635
309.620.3164
info@cornerstoneballetpeoria.com
http://www.cornerstoneballetpeoria.com

Cornerstone Academy for Performing Arts presents The Nutcrakcer directed by Rebekah von Rathonyi. This performance will feature local dancers as well as Guest Artists from New York. Come be a part of our Christmas tradition.

Christmas in the Chapel (Sun. Dec 7, 2014 2:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Lincoln Christian University Chapel
100 Campus View Dr.
Lincoln, IL, 62656
217. 220.2253
christmas@lincolnchristian.edu
https://www.lincolnchristian.edu/news-and-events/article.php?id=451&print=true

Bring your family and friends to what has become a seasonal tradition for more than 25 years... Christmas in the Chapel. 

Lincon Christian University Chorale is pleased to introduce " The Lion and the Lamb," the 2014 Christmas in the Chapel presentation. Six performances will run from Thursday, December 4 through Sunday, December 7, in the Earl C Hargrove Chapel. 

Enjoy an afternoon or evening of warmth, humor, and some of the most unforettable songs of the season as The Lion and the lamb presents the Christman story for family members of all ages.

Performance times:

Thursday December 4  7 p.m.

Friday December 5    7 p.m.

Saturday December 6  10a.m., 2:30p.m.,7p.m.

Sunday December 7    2:30pm

Ticket request forms will be mailed in October to those on our mailing list.

Download ticket request form here:

 

Orpheus Club Winter Concert (Sun. Dec 7, 2014 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

United Presbyterian Church
2400 W Northmoor
Peoria, IL 61615

The Orpheus Club of Peoria, under the direction of Aaron Ganschow, will be having a Winter/Christmas Concert.

 

The Orpheus Club invites you to attend and you can sit back and enjoy a program of seasonal music including Sleigh Ride, Do you Hear What I Hear, Winter Wonderland, The Christmas Song, It's The Most Wonderful Time of The Year, Go Tell It On The Mountain, The Coventry Carol, It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas, Hallelujah Chorus, Deck The Hall, Rise Up Shepherd And Follow!, and Prayer Of The Children.

 

Admission is $5.00 at the door. There are no reserved seats.

Operation Christmas PJs (Mon. Dec 8, 2014 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Online/Facebook Event
807 Arcadia Drive, Suite A4
Bloomington, IL 61704
309.550.0299
joanne.gordon@b2capitalmgmt.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/594830527288445/

We are collecting new, warm Christmas or winter pajamas for the children of Bloomington/Peoria, IL: The Forgotten Initiative! PLEASE consider donating!

 

Here are the instructions:

1. Browse the photos on this page with sizes and numbers needed.

2. Comment with number of pajamas you will provide under the photo with the size you will buy.

3. Purchase new, warm pajamas in chosen size and a small Christmas gift bag for each pair of pajamas.

4. Mail your pjs and gift bags for delivery by 12/15 or drop off in person using the BLUE DROP BOX to SHM Pajama Drive
Hundreds of children will be a little warmer and happier this Christmas because of you.

 

God bless you! Thank you, Joanne Snyder Gordon & Smokin' Hot Mama Club

Jesus Is The Light of the World (Tue. Dec 9, 2014 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Faith Baptist Church and Christian School
1501 Howard Ct.
Pekin IL 61554
309.347.6178
school.secretary@faithchristianofpekin.org
http://www.faithchristianofpekin.org

The combined choirs of Faith Baptist Christian School of Pekin will be presenting their Christmas Concert, "Jesus is the Light of the World" in the Faith Baptist Church sanctuary.

 

The church and school is located at the corner of Koch and Howard in Pekin.

 

A freewill offering will be taken.

Mid-week Advent Service (Wed. Dec 10, 2014 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Trinity Lutheran School
515 S.MacArthur
Springfield, IL 62704
217.787.2323
http://www.trinity-lutheran.com

Trinity Lutheran Church will host its second of three mid-week Advent services.  Trinity Lutheran School students in Kindergarten-4th Grade will present "Light a Candle: A Christmas service for Children and Adults".

Holiday Family Night (Thu. Dec 11, 2014 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Midstate College
411 W Northmoor Rd
Peoria, IL 61614
309.692.4092
admissions@midstate.edu
http://www.midstate.edu

Midstate College welcomes you to a festive evening of family friendly entertainment you won't want to miss: Santa & Mrs. Claus, Hot Chocolate, Face Painting, Games, Popcorn, Community Businesses, Seasonal Crafts, Giveaways, Cookies, Balloon Creations, Movies, Candy Canes, Hands-On-Activities, And So Much More!