Family Calendar & Concerts

Events under 'Holiday/Seasonal'

Christmas Bazaar Event (Sun. Dec 4, 2016 7:30 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Carroll Catholic School
111 4th Street
Lincoln, IL 62656
(217) 732-7518
jcraig@carrollcatholicschool.co
http://www.carrollcatholicschool.com

Breakfast Buffet - The menu includes scrambled eggs, biscuits & gravy, bacon, ham, fried potatoes, cinnamon rolls, and drinks. The price for the breakfast buffet is $8 for adults, $4 for children (4-12), and free to children 3.  

 

Raffle Table - The heart of the bazaar begins around these tables. Local merchants, parish members, and CCS families donate to this booth. Past donations included a TV, iPod, Beats headphones, bicycle, restaurant certificates, savings bonds, electronics, games and more. Tickets are 50 cents or 3 for $1.00.

 

Theme Basket Raffle - Checkout the beautiful theme baskets. Again local merchants, parish members, and CCS families donate to this booth. Sweet Shoppe Tasty and tempting sweets adorn these tables at this popular spot. Suggested sweets include: pies, breads, cakes, candies, snack mixes, cupcakes, fudge and homemade salsa or jellies.

 

Cookie Corner - A great place to pick up beautifully homemade decorated Christmas Cookies for your holiday season. Decorated and delicious cookies will be sold at $5 per dozen.  

 

Grocery Cart Donations from all the students will be used to fill a grocery cart to be raffled off the day of the bazaar.

 

Cash Drawing Raffle - Purchase tickets for the Cash Drawing. Tickets are $2.00 each or 3 fior $5.00. Cash prizes are $500, $500, and $200. Good luck!!!  

 

Spirit Wear - Show your true colors in Carroll Catholic School spirit wear. The staff from Sew Personal is bringing lots of items, new and old.

 

Children's Room - Does your child "love to shop"? Bring them to this place to do their Christmas shopping. Lots of gifts for everyone in the family.  

 

SCRIP - Stop by this booth with your Christmas shopping list to purchase gift certificates for your loved ones.

December Community Garage Sale (Sun. Dec 4, 2016 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Logan Recreation Center
1414 S Livingston
Peoria, IL 61605
309-676-8179
cgonzalez@peoriaparks.org
http://www.peoriaparks.org

Earn money for the holidays and shop for some unique "garage sale" deals at Logan Recreation Center!

 

Rent a table for $10.00 or bring your own and rent the space for $5.00.

 

Space is limited--please call by December 1 to reserve your space. Call the phone number above and leave a message.

A Christmas Carol (Sun. Dec 4, 2016 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
212 N Sixth Street
Springfield, IL 62701
217-558-8844
https://www.illinois.gov/alplm/Pages/default.aspx

A special presentation, a reading of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, will be performed on the stage of the Union Theatre inside the Abraham Presidential Museum.

 

After Charles Dickens published A Christmas Carol in 1843, he performed his own edited version for audiences, and performed this version in New York City in 1857 during a trip to America. The reading will utilize this version, last performed here in 2005.

 

The special one-time performance is included in the museum admission price. The performance lasts approximately 90 minutes.

 

Come early and see:

  • The new “Rare & Rarely Seen” Exhibit in the Illinois Gallery. 11:00 – 3:00
  • Living History in the Plaza: Carol Shafer portrays Sarah Bush Lincoln and Lee Shafer portrays Civil War Santa 1:30 – 2:00
  • Readings from Spoon River Anthology with Dennis Darling and Glenna Kniss, Illinois Gallery 1:30 – 3:00
  • Instrumental Music Trio Wild Columbine in the Plaza 3:00

 

A Christmas Carol performance-reading, Union Theatre Museum admission is required. On-line tickets sales stop at 1:00pm on the day of the performance. After 1:00pm, please see theater staff for ticket availability. E-TICKET MUST BE PRESENTED FOR ENTRY (printed or on digital device).

A Night in Bethlehem (Fri. Dec 9, 2016 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://chillicothechristian.net

Experience the sights and sounds of the first Christmas! Imagine entering the ancient city of Bethlehem - being counted in the census, exploring an unforgettable marketplace, tasting authentic foods, making crafts, and visiting with Joseph & Mary as they hold their newborn baby! 

 

Enjoy this unique experience during our open house with your family and friends!  

 

Fun for all ages and it is FREE! Please bring canned goods to donate to our local food pantry.

Holiday Shop & Stroll (Fri. Dec 9, 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!

Our Savior's LIVE NATIVITY (Fri. Dec 9, 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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

Skate with Santa (Sat. Dec 17, 2016 2:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Owens Center
1019 W Lake Ave
Peoria, IL 61614
309-686-3366
dsilberer@peoriaparks.org
http://www.peoriaparks.org

Santa loves the chilly air inside Owens Center!

 

Come see him for yourself while skating with your family and friends.

 

$4 for ages 12 and under; $5 for ages 13 and over. Skate rental is $3 per person.

An Evening of Winter Enchantment (Sat. Dec 17, 2016 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Peoria Owens Center
1019 W. Lake Ave
Peoria, IL 61614

Come see local figure skating talent at the Peoria Owens Center hosted by the Heart of Illinois Skating Club.

 

Admission: Bring a toy to donate to the local children in need.

The Love of The Lamb (Sat. Dec 17, 2016 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First Baptist Church
323 South Grand Avenue West
Springfield, IL 62704

Come and hear the complete Christmas story that will take you beyond the manger.

 

Learn about Joseph's journey and Mary's memories. Follow Jesus from His childhood to the Cross and from the Resurrection to His return.

 

We believe you will find the meaning and joy of Christmas as you experience the Love of the Lamb, and are reminded of the real reason He came.