Continue your holiday traditions and make new ones

PEORIA - The Peoria Park District has many choices for you and your loved ones to enjoy this season.

Holiday Poinsettia Show (Luthy Botanical Garden)-The tropical collection blends with hundreds of poinsettias creates a wonderland unmatched anywhere in Peoria. Enjoy the show at night under the warm glow of hundreds of candles while live holiday music plays. These special Candlelight Walks are Fridays and Saturdays, November 17 until December 23, from 6:00-9:00pm. Closed on November 23 & December 25. Donations appreciated.

Nature Art Show & Sale (Forest Park Nature Center) – This art show features a diversity of media and unique artwork all created by talented local artists. Find nature-related photographs, paintings, woodcarvings, handmade jewelry, and more. This event will kick off with an Open House from 2:00-4:00pm on November 18 when visitors can meet some of the artists. The event will run November 18-December 31, Mon-Sat from 9:00am-5:00pm; Sun from 1:00- 5:00pm.

Holiday Shop & Stroll (Forest Park Nature Center) – Experience a nighttime stroll on a forest path lit with luminaries; enjoy live holiday music, storytelling and caroling; hot wassail and seasonal treats. View and/or purchase nature-related artwork from the Nature Art Show & Sale, and shop for earth-friendly and Fair Trade items at the Trailhead Nature Store on December 1, 8, 9, 15 from 6:00-8:30pm.

Breakfast with Santa (Franciscan Recreation Complex) – Santa is taking a break from his busy schedule to stop by FRC. Waffles, donuts, coffee, and OJ will be served. Santa will be available for pictures, and there will be games and fun for all. Donations will be accepted. This event will take place on December 2, from 10:00am- 12:00pm.


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