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Sat. Dec 3, 2016

Peoria Jingle Bell Run (Sat. Dec 3, 2016 8:00 am)

Contact Info:

Peoria Riverplex
600 NE Water Street
Peoria, IL 61603
309.863.3507
lmardis@arthritis.org
http://www.jbr.org/peoria

The Arthritis Foundation's Jingle Bell 5K Run fundraiser is a festive race that helps champion arthritis research and brings people from all walks of life together to say 'Yes' to furthering a great cause.

 

Put on your reindeer antlers and running shoes- and bring your friends and family to a fun-filled day of holiday cheer. If you'd rather just walk, no problem!

 

Registration starts at 8:00am and the 5K begins at 10:00am.

 

To sign up as a participant or volunteer, or to learn more about the Jingle Bell Run, please visit the website linked above.

Christmas on School Street Craft Show (Sat. Dec 3, 2016 8:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Faith Lutheran Childcare
650 School Street
Washington, IL 61571
309-745-9306
faithlth@shareourfaith.org
http://www.shareourfaith.org

Faith Lutheran Church invites you to the 9th Annual Christmas on School Street Craft Show!

 

Get a start on your holiday shopping or buy something handmade for yourself. Enjoy Breakfast with Santa and get a free picture with him! Breakfast includes biscuits and gravy, cinnamon rolls, oatmeal, and fruit.

 

New this year is a free Children's Craft Corner.

 

Lunch will include pulled BBQ sandwich or Italian beef sandwich, chips, and potato soup.  

Keokuk Junction Railway Santa Train (Sat. Dec 3, 2016 8:30 am - 5:15 pm)

Contact Info:

Keokuk Junction Railway
1318 S. Johanson Rd.
Peoria, IL 61607
309-697-1400
mpeterson@pioneer-railcorp.com
http://pioneer-railcorp.com/KJRY%20Santa%20Train.html

Keokuk Junction Railway Co. will be operating its annual Santa Train as an effort to provide a fun, interactive, outside the classroom educational opportunity for railroad safety that involves not only children, but also adults.

 

Santa Claus will join Keokuk Junction Railway Co. employees and those of other Pioneer Lines who volunteer their time, and will make six stops along the KJRY's railroad line to visit children, provide railroad safety demonstrations and to confirm their Christmas lists.    

 

Our complete schedule is as follows:  

  • Mapleton at Mapleton Road - 8:30am arrival
  • Glasford at Oak Street (near City park) - 9:35am arrival
  • Breeds at Co. Road 23 - 11:20am arrival
  • Canton at 2nd Avenue (near former TP&W Railroad Office) - 1:30pm arrival
  • Cuba at 3rd Street - 3:45pm arrival
  • Smithfield at Main and Front Street - 5:15pm arrival

 

Santa will arrive at each location by train and will visit with the children aboard his holiday caboose.

Graceworks Clothing & Christmas Gifts Giveaway (Sat. Dec 3, 2016 8:30 am)

Contact Info:

Roland Manor Baptist Church
2433 Washington St.
Washington, IL 61571
309-694-6493
rolandmanorbaptist@sbcglobal.net

Clothing and Christmas giveaway! Plus God's love video and music!

Critter Christmas (Sat. Dec 3, 2016 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Peoria Zoo
2320 N Prospect Rd
Peoria, IL 61603
309-686-3365
ystrode@peoriaparks.org
http://www.peoriazoo.org

Enjoy Christmas zoo style!

 

Enjoy a light breakfast and crafts in the lodge from 9-11am before heading out into the Zoo. Starting at 10am, the animals will get their own gifts! Everyone from meerkats to lions and tigers will receive special treats throught the day.

 

Member cost is $9/adult, $6/child. Non-member cost is $18/adult, $12/child.

COOKIE WALK (Sat. Dec 3, 2016 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Cotton Hill United Methodist Church
5931 Cotton Hill Rd.
Springfield, IL 62712
217-9716038
cottonhillumc@CottonHillUnited.comcast.net
http://cottonhillumc.org

Select from a wide variety of homemade cookies and candies for your Christmas Holiday entertaining.

 

Cookies sold for $5.00 per pound. We will also have cookies available for children to decorate.  

Upward Basketball and Cheerleading (Sat. Dec 3, 2016 9:00 am - 11:30 am)

Contact Info:

Springfield First Church of the Nazarene
5200 S. 6th Street Road
Springfield, IL 62703
217-529-6771
springfieldfirstupward@yahoo.com
http://www.springfieldfirst.com/

The Springfield First Church of the Nazarene is currently accepting registrations for Upward Basketball and Cheerleading.

 

This program is for children in grades 1 through 6. Practices begin the week of January 9, 2017. Games run on Saturdays from February 4, 2017 through March 25, 2017.

 

Upward Basketball and Cheerleading focus on helping children develop mentally, physically, spiritually and emotionally in a fair, equal opportunity playing environment with an extremely positive atmosphere. Check out the church website that is linked above for a link to register online.

Lincoln Christian University Christmas in the Chapel (Sat. Dec 3, 2016 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

Lincoln Christian Univeristy
100 Campus View Drive
Lincoln, IL 62656
217-651-4825
christmas@lincolnchristian.edu
https://lincolnchristian.edu/news-events/annual-events/christmas-in-the-chapel/

Enjoy an afternoon or evening of warmth, humor, and some of the most unforgettable songs of the season as the LCU Chorale presents the Christmas story for family members of all ages.

 

Bring your family and friends to what has become a seasonal tradition for almost 30 years.

 

Go to lincolnchristian.edu/christmas for more information and to print the ticket request form.

Candy Cane Hunt (Sat. Dec 3, 2016 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Northtrail Park
1621 W Meadowview Dr
Dulanp, IL 61525
309-681-2854
bmckenzie@peoriaparks.org
http://www.peoriaparks.org

Santa is scheduled to make a delivery of candy canes at Northtrail Park! Join the hunt to find out if he's really coming.

 

There are hunt areas for 3-5 year olds and 6-10 year olds. Parents must accompany their children.

 

Register by November 30th. The cost is $5 per child.

"Marble Run" Family Workshop (Sat. Dec 3, 2016 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
2218 N Prospect Rd
Peoria, IL 61603
309-323-6900
rherz@peoriaparks.org
http://www.peoriaplayhouse.org

Design and build a crazy obstacle course for your marble, and see if it can make it through all the twists and turns you create!

 

Peoria PlayHouse offers fun family activities on select Saturday afternoons that engage children ages 4-10.

 

Cost is $15/member pair and $20/non-member pair. Register by calling the phone number above.

Little Bit of Christmas in the Plaza (Sat. Dec 3, 2016 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Washington Plaza
Formerly Sunnyland Plaza
Washington, IL 61571

Come out to our 1st annual event in Washington Plaza! There will be Santa's Village, Christmas movies, pictures with Santa, caroling with the Beverly Manor Choir, tree lighting, and much more!

Minier Christmas Parade (Sat. Dec 3, 2016 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Minier Christmas Parade
North Main St.
Minier, IL 61759
309-261-1705
cshansen@illinois.edu

Let’s “Pick Up the Christmas Spirit" with the 2016 Minier Christmas Parade!

 

Leading the parade will be Grand Marshals – The Minier Historical Society members who are working on the 150th year celebration of the founding of the town of Minier. During 2017 be sure to look for events pertaining to the 150th year. At the front of the parade the marching Spartans will share the music of the holiday season. 

 

New this year are Christmas characters  - be on the lookout for the Grinch and Anna and Elsa from the movie “Frozen.” Of course, Santa’s arrival is always eagerly anticipated, and he will be in the parade and then greet children at the Minier Fire Station afterwards to hear their Christmas wishes. Anna and Elsa will also be at the Fire Station to meet with children and have pictures taken with them. With this year’s theme “Pick Up the Christmas Spirit,” we hope to have lots of decorated pick-up trucks entered in the parade.

 

Dig out the lights, the garland, the Santa’s and the snowmen and regale those trucks. Of course floats are an essential part of every parade, so plan yours and fill out an entry form. Entry forms can be found on the Olympia Kiwanis Facebook page, at Minier.com or at the Minier Village Office.  

 

Again, this year there will be a Vendors’ Fair at the Masonic Lodge from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Local home businesses and crafters will be on hand for Christmas shopping. You’re sure to find just the right gift for everyone on your list. Be sure to register for a door prize that will be awarded at 4 p.m.

Lincoln Christian University Christmas in the Chapel (Sat. Dec 3, 2016 2:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Lincoln Christian Univeristy
100 Campus View Drive
Lincoln, IL 62656
217-651-4825
christmas@lincolnchristian.edu
https://lincolnchristian.edu/news-events/annual-events/christmas-in-the-chapel/

Enjoy an afternoon or evening of warmth, humor, and some of the most unforgettable songs of the season as the LCU Chorale presents the Christmas story for family members of all ages.

 

Bring your family and friends to what has become a seasonal tradition for almost 30 years.

 

Go to lincolnchristian.edu/christmas for more information and to print the ticket request form.

Night in Bethlehem (Sat. Dec 3, 2016 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Christ Alive! Community Church
9320 W. Route 150
Edwards, IL 61528
(309) 693-2393
http://www.christalivecc.com/night

Christ Alive! Community Church presents a holy hands-on experience with musicians, storytelling, skits, crafts, live animals, nativity scene, and costumed staff!

 

Register at our website above or call the phone number listed above for more information.

 

Admission is free when you bring two cans of food to be donated to our food pantry.

Open Mic Night - "UnRapped" (Sat. Dec 3, 2016 5:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Twenty/20 @ HVCF
602 W Richmond
Peoria, IL 61606
(309) 264-1975
twenty20.hvcf@gmail.com
http://www.heavensviewcf.org/twenty20

Open mic night is coming up! There will be amazing talent, free pizza, cookies, drinks, and a coffee bar. This has become one of the premier open mic nights in central Illinois and UnRapped will be the godfather of events.

 

If you want to participate just sign up at the website above under the open mic night tab. Remember everything that is performed needs to be family friendly.

 

We ask that you sign up to perform as soon as possible.

The Christmas Gathering (Sat. Dec 3, 2016 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Cornerstone Baptist Church
18040 Unsicker Road
Groveland, IL 61535
309-266-5557
mark.mincy@cbcmorton.org
http://www.cbcmorton.org

Professional cellist Sharon Mulfinger Gerber, along with her family and musicians from Cornerstone Baptist Church, will present a beautiful concert of Christmas music.

 

A hearty appetizer dinner begins at 6:00 p.m., followed by the concert at 7.

 

There is no charge for this event, but we will take a love offering.

Lincoln Christian University Christmas in the Chapel (Sat. Dec 3, 2016 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Lincoln Christian Univeristy
100 Campus View Drive
Lincoln, IL 62656
217-651-4825
christmas@lincolnchristian.edu
https://lincolnchristian.edu/news-events/annual-events/christmas-in-the-chapel/

Enjoy an afternoon or evening of warmth, humor, and some of the most unforgettable songs of the season as the LCU Chorale presents the Christmas story for family members of all ages.

 

Bring your family and friends to what has become a seasonal tradition for almost 30 years.

 

Go to lincolnchristian.edu/christmas for more information and to print the ticket request form.