9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Unique, beautiful homes in Peoria’s historic districts, and the Scottish Rite Cathedral and Theatre, will be decorated for the holidays and open to the public during the Peoria Historical Society’s annual Holiday Home Tour from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8. Residences on the tour are at 802 NE Perry Ave., owned by Jim Johnson and Elizabeth Arcot, and 1609 Columbia Terrace, owned by Brian and Cari Hill. The Peoria Historical Society’s own mansions will be included. They are the Pettengill-Morron House at 1212 W. Moss Ave. and the John C.
Members from different churches have come together to create this unique and complimentary interfaith nativity exhibit with one simple hope in mind: to provide a peaceful place for individuals and families to reflect upon Christ’s sacred birth as they usher in the Christmas season.
The real razzmatazz happens Saturday, Dec. 7, with the daylong celebration, “It’s a Wonderful Heights.” If you don’t see Santa and Mrs. Claus, then you’re not trying very hard to find them, as they’ll be everywhere, starting at 10 a.m. at the IVY Club down on the riverfront and stopping at various places, on the hour, throughout the day. Even Santa has to eat, and so there will be a Santa Lunch at Brienzo’s in Heritage Square. He and the Mrs. will make an appearance at I Know You Like a Book, 4707 N. Prospect, at 4 p.m., where he will read to all the children who want to hear from him.
This December, Central Illinois Ballet is happy to bring the number one holiday tradition to Peoria. An evening that will dazzle the whole family and leave Sugar Plums dancing in your heads. With original choreography by Rebekah von Rathonyi, this ballet is a must-see production to get into the Christmas spirit.
Performance times and tickets can be found at https://dancestudio-pro.com/tickets/ciballet.