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Holiday Family Breakfast
Holiday Family Breakfast

"Holiday Family Breakfast"

Sat, Dec 10, 2022

9 AM- Noon

Break out your holiday PJs and join us for a magical holiday morning with Santa & friends!

Enjoy a delicious breakfast with specially themed activities followed by "The Polar Express" in the Giant Screen Theater. Each child receives a gift.

Breakfast will include: cheesy scrambled eggs, tater tots, applewood smoked bacon, sausage patties, fresh fruit and sugar pearl waffles.

After the movie, feel free to explore all exhibitions, including "MARS" and watch a planetarium show!

Seating is limited, register now on: RiverfrontMuseum.org


Member Adult: $40.00

Member Child: $50.00

Non-member Adult: $45.00

Non-member Child: $55.00

Visionary Society Member: $40.00

For tickets: https://cart.peoriariverfrontmuseum.org/performance.aspx?pid=48872

Special thanks to sponsors Dr. Steve & Patty Cullinan and Matt & Alison Unkovich.

Crimson Door Holiday Sale
Crimson Door Holiday Sale

Buy from local artists at our annual Crimson Door Holiday Sale! 

Friday, the 2nd, our First Friday Event will feature tables set up in our galleries with each artist's work for sale. The artists will be here to meet and talk with you about their work! 
The opening event is come and go from 5-9 p.m. 

On Saturday, the 3rd, the opening weekend continues with artists being at their tables again from 9 am-2 pm. 

The sale doesn't end after that- we will have all the work up in the gallery and continuing the sale during our regular open hours until December 22nd.

Some items you can anticipate from the artists involved: 

Wearable art 
Wooden boxes
...and many others! 

All proceeds of the sales go back to the artists. 

Our Artisan Shop will also be open with many other artists on display. This is a locally made shopping destination year-round, and we've been getting new inventory for the holiday season! 

Parking is free on nights and weekends. During the week, street parking is available.

For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1768110656885815?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A%5B%7B%22surface%22%3A%22page%22%7D%5D%7D

Santa Event at Studios on Sheridan
Santa Event at Studios on Sheridan

Santa Family Event at the Sunbeam Building this Saturday!


9th Annual A Small Wonder Gift Shop
9th Annual A Small Wonder Gift Shop

9th Annual A Small Wonder Gift Shop  
October 28th - December 17th
Gallery 3R

A small wonder means small work from local artists and that means work priced for holiday gifts! Gallery 3R is turned into a gift shop for small works of art. Just like a gift shop, buyers may take home the item at the time of purchase. Shop early for the art lover in your life. Glass, ceramics, paintings, sculpture, jewelry, original prints and much more will be on display. 

Besides regular business hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11-5:00, we are open late until 9:00pm during events (First Friday, Live at the Five Spot) and at the combined art reception on Saturday, November 19, 6:30-8:30pm. The Contemporary Art Center is located at 305 SW Water Street, Peoria, IL 61602. Call or text 309-674-6822 or contact us with questions for more information.

Related Events:
1st Friday Studio Tour: Friday, November 4, 5:00-9:00pm, visit with resident artists and view art exhibit in three galleries

Combined Art Reception: Saturday, November 19, 2022, 6:30-8:30 pm, free admission, donation requested. Meet the exhibiting artists and view their artwork in three galleries.

1st Friday Studio Tour: Friday, December 2, 5:00-9:00pm, visit with resident artists, view art exhibits in three galleries.

Art exhibits may also be viewed for no admission Tuesday-Saturday 11-5:00 and during some evening events with admission. The public is invited to these open house style events, featuring the exhibits described above. No food or drink will be offered.

For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2939347522878200/2939347526211533?event_time_id=2939347566211529

Peoria Ballet\'s The Nutcracker
Peoria Ballet\'s The Nutcracker

Peoria Ballet presents three performances of The Nutcracker at the Peoria Civic Center Theater on Dec. 10-11. This family holiday tradition features 100 of our dancers joined by professional guest artists dancing the roles of Drosselmeyer, Sugar Plum Fairy & Cavalier, plus live music by Heartland Festival Orchestra. This festive classic is a treat for audiences of all ages!


Saturday, December 10 at 2:00pm & 7:30

Sunday, December 11 at 2:00

For tickets: https://www.peoriaciviccenter.com/events/2022/peoria-ballets-the-nutcracker

Too Hot To Handel® – The Gospel Messiah
Too Hot To Handel® – The Gospel Messiah

Messiah has become a part of our musical culture to an extent that Handel, sharp entrepreneur though he was, could never have dreamed of when he completed the oratorio 280 years ago. Messiah has never gone out of style since its first performance in 1742, but here also is a tradition extending back to the 18thcentury of revising this work to fit current tastes. Here we present a 1992 arrangement recasting this familiar work in Gospel and jazz styles. Joining the Peoria Symphony Orchestra for this concert are Alfreda Burke, soprano; Brianna Thomas, mezzo-soprano; Rodrick Dixon, tenor; and The Heritage Ensemble.

The production of “Too Hot to Handel” was co-arranged by Bob Christianson and Gary Anderson. The original concert was developed by Marin Alsop.

Too Hot To Handel® – The Gospel Messiah will take place on Saturday, December 10, 2022, at 3 pm OR 7:30 pm at The Scottish Rite Theatre.

Join musicians and fellow concert-goers after the concert for a P.S. Party at The Missing Zither. Drinks will be available to purchase.

This concert is sponsored by the Gilmore Foundation, Conductor's Circle, Trouble-Free Heating & Cooling, and The Meredith Foundation, and is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

For tickets: peoriasymphony.secure.force.com/ticket

Live Music at The Neon Bison
Live Music at The Neon Bison

Don't miss out on Live Music every Friday & Saturday at The Neon Bison! 

Downtown Peoria's New Live Country Music Bar + Video Gaming


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