Family Calendar & Concerts

Events under 'Holiday/Seasonal'

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.

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!

Goody, Goody Gumdrops at Proctor Recreation Center (Thu. Dec 11, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Proctor Recreation Center
309 S. DuSable
Peoria, IL 61605
309.673.9183
http://www.peoriaparks.org/programs/proctor-recreation-center/

Come enjoy making crafts and participate in fun activities for the holidays. Refreshments will be served. All ages welcome. Cost is $3 per person.

Riverton Christian Church 'Journey to Bethlehem' (Thu. Dec 11, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Riverton Christian Church
1245 N. 7th Street
Riverton, IL 62561
217.629.9443
rccoffc@sbcglobal.net
http://www.rivertoncc.org

Riverton Christian Church will present it's fifth annual 'Journey to Bethlehem' December 11-14. This is A interactive drama event where you travel the streets of Bethlehem, interacting with characters, sampling some of the food and wares of the village, all contained within the warmth of the church's Family Life Center. Enjoy the drama, the laughter, the intensity, and the joy of the season as you search for the Christ!

 

Adopt-a-Senior for Christmas (Fri. Dec 12, 2014 12:00 am)

Contact Info:

Sharon Health Care Elms
3611 N. Rochelle
Peoria, IL
309.642.9588
peoria@neighborlove.org
http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e9y0zzcy06f162b4&llr=9zpvyaiab

Imagine if you were a senior citizen in a nursing home and had no friends or relatives to visit or contact you. ANY holiday would not be that pleasant. THIS Christmas, Neighbor Love, a ministry of E CUBED International, wants to brighten the day of a WHOLE BUNCH of valuable seniors.

 

Adopt-a-Senior for Christmas is a GREAT way to let a valuable senior know that someone still loves them. Neighbor Love will be delivering gift bags of goodies to seniors during a Christmas party. Our goal is to provide a gift bag to EVERY senior in Sharon Health Care Elms - 74 seniors total.

 

The gift bags will include skin lotion/shaving cream, socks, a poinsettia, a piece of fruit, a Christmas card, and a stuffed animal/puzzle book. (Exact contents of gift bag are subject to change)

 

The investment to Adopt a Senior for Christmas is just $20 per gift bag.

 

ALL donations are tax deductible.

 

You can sponsor as many seniors as you would like. A donation of ANY amount is appreciated.

If you would like to join us, you are welcome to deliver your bag to the seniors at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 21st.

 

We will also need volunteers to help assemble the gift bags at Sharon Health Care Elms at 1pm on December 21st.

 

Please visit the above Web site to indicate how you would like to help.

A Night in Bethlehem (Fri. Dec 12, 2014 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Chillicothe Christian Church
510 W. Frances St.
Chillicothe, IL 61523
309.274.4419
office@chillicothechristian.net
http://www.chillicothechristian.net/#/special-events

A Night in Bethlehem is a joyful outreach event that we are hosting to make the Christmas season “come alive” for our community. Imagine entering the ancient city of Bethlehem—being counted in the census—exploring an unforgettable Marketplace—tasting authentic foods—making crafts—visiting with Joseph & Mary as they hold their newborn baby!

 

Open House (It takes about an hour) A great and free family experience for all ages!

 

Please contact the church office with any questions.

A Night in Bethlehem (Fri. Dec 12, 2014 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Valley Chapel
5903 Chapel Road
Green Valley, IL 61534
309.202.3467
http://www.valleychapelchurch.com

Ready to take your family back in time? Want to make some family memories you’ll treasure forever? And would you like to have a blast as you do it?

Then reserve December 12th or 13th from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. for "A Night in Bethlehem!" As soon as you set foot in our church, your family will travel back to ancient Bethlehem. You’ll taste, see, and smell what daily life might have been like when Jesus was born. You’ll find shops and activities for kids of all ages - so bring the whole family.


There’s something for everyone!

If you have questions or would like to pre-register, please call Rachel Best or Janet Woodrow. If you call ahead, you can bypass much of the registration process when you arrive at "A Night in Bethlehem." Then you will have even more time to enjoy the shops and activities!

Hope to see you there!

 


This is a free event.

Candlelight Walks at Luthy Botanical Garden (Fri. Dec 12, 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 Concert (Fri. Dec 12, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Eastside Bible Church
1310 W Jefferson St
Morton, IL 61550
309.263.2057
eastsidebible.secretary@gmail.com

The Chosen Ones & The Lesters

Celebrate Christmas Family Style 2014 Tour.

$20 per person

For tickets, please call 

First English Lutheran Church Annual Cookies/Goodie Walk (Sat. Dec 13, 2014 8:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First English Lutheran Church Gym
725 E. Forrest Hill Ave.
Peoria, Illinois 61603
309.685.0377
felc@mtco.com
http://www.felcpeoria.org

First English Lutheran Chruch is holding it's annual Cookie/Goodie Walk.   Please come by and see our wonderful candy, breads, coffee cakes, pies, and of course our wonderful Christmas Cookies.  Please come and enjoy!

Cookie Walk (Sat. Dec 13, 2014 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Bartonville United Methodist Church
6005 S Adams St
Bartonville, IL 61607
309.697.3015

Annual cookie and candy holiday event

A Night in Bethlehem (Sat. Dec 13, 2014 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Valley Chapel
5903 Chapel Road
Green Valley, IL 61534
309.202.3467
http://www.valleychapelchurch.com

Ready to take your family back in time? Want to make some family memories you’ll treasure forever? And would you like to have a blast as you do it?

Then reserve December 12th or 13th from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. for "A Night in Bethlehem!" As soon as you set foot in our church, your family will travel back to ancient Bethlehem. You’ll taste, see, and smell what daily life might have been like when Jesus was born. You’ll find shops and activities for kids of all ages - so bring the whole family.


There’s something for everyone!

If you have questions or would like to pre-register, please call Rachel Best or Janet Woodrow. If you call ahead, you can bypass much of the registration process when you arrive at "A Night in Bethlehem." Then you will have even more time to enjoy the shops and activities!

Hope to see you there!

 


This is a free event.

Candlelight Walks at Luthy Botanical Garden (Sat. Dec 13, 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.