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2019 NYE Countdown
2019 NYE Countdown


Two New Year's Eve Countdowns (6:00 pm & Midnight) will take place at the Sonar Tide Patio next to City Hall.  There will be activities throughout the afternoon and evening for all ages to enjoy. No need to worry about the cold - there is plenty of space inside the glass atrium and patio to enjoy the festivities.


The NYE Ball will be 200 feet in the air lighting up downtown way above City Hall. 



PNC New Year's Eve Kids Countdown:  
Activities will begin at 2:00 pm

Daniel Tiger |  Wild Style Face Painting   |   The Unique Twist & Twisting Crew   |   Fun on the Run   |   Super Heroes

Game On  | Peoria Fire Department  | Instrument Petting Zoo with the Peoria Symphony Orchestra and more!


Join the Drum line parade to the Ball Drop area with the Peoria Notre Dame Drum line at 5:30 pm.

Noise makers and hats will be provided. Concessions available from 2:00-5:30 pm. FREE Admission! 


NYE Countdown presented by Better Built: 
Come down and enjoy the Joe Stamm Band onstage from 9:45-11:45 pm in Exhibit Hall A.  Concessions will be available starting at 9:00 pm.  At midnight, countdown to 2020 and ring in the new year with the ball drop and fireworks. FREE Admission!


More details coming soon! https://www.peoriaciviccenter.com/events/2019-nye-countdown-presented-by-better-built?fbclid=IwAR0FCha-ujDLdAWa38AvE6i76Tzie-EFgUpKFw0nfDB2FlJZYzA7sc7_m4I

Spirit of Peoria New Year\'s Eve Dinner and Dance
Spirit of Peoria New Year\'s Eve Dinner and Dance

Join the Captain and crew for our first New Year's Eve Dinner and Dance event! We will have a prime rib buffet with all the trimmings. Chuck & the C-Notes will be performing big band dance music. There will be a cruise if the weather is fair.

More info...

Howlin\' on Water 15th Annual New Year\'s Eve Bash!
Howlin\' on Water 15th Annual New Year\'s Eve Bash!

Howlin' on Water 15th Annual New Year's Eve Bash! Cost is $89pp INCLUSIVE of taxes, processing fees, a two entree buffet dinner, drinks (4 types of draft beer, 7 types of wine, premium mixed drinks, soft drinks - sorry, no shots!), New Year's Eve favors, champagne toast at Midnight, and of course the hilarious sing-along, clap-along, laugh-along dueling pianos show presented by Central Illinois Dueling Pianos! 

Doors open at 6:30p with the Dinner starting at 7:00p and the extended 4 hour show is from 9p-1a. 

Reserved seats on sale NOW at TheWaterhouse.Tix.Com!!

PSO New Year\'s Eve at The Twelve Bar
PSO New Year\'s Eve at The Twelve Bar

Ring in the New Year with a very special evening of amazing food, drink, music and your favorite people at Peoria Symphony Orchestra (PSO) New Year's Eve at The Twelve Bar, 4500 N. Prospect Road (Third Floor), Peoria Heights, Illinois!

This exclusive New Year's Eve celebration will feature a stellar lineup of PSO musicians and guest artists, specialty cocktails made by our very own mixologist, Shane Harvey, and farm-to-plate hors d’oeuvres and small plates all night from EDGE, By Chef Dustin Allen.

The evening will begin with beautiful solo music from PSO Concertmaster Marcia Henry Liebenow, whose playing is described as "sizzling with dark sensuality" and "heart-wrenching in its soulful beauty." She has been the PSO Concertmaster for over 25 years and teaches violin, viola, and chamber music at Bradley University.

Active as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician, Marcia’s performances have been broadcast in Europe and across the United States, including on National Public Radio’s Performance Today. She has appeared as soloist with the Samara Philharmonic Symphony in Russia, with orchestras in Germany, and served as Primo Violino at the Orvieto Musica in Italy.

Next, you’ll hear The Judy Page Project, featuring Judy Page, vocalist; John Miller, guitar; Tim Brickner, bass; and Manuel Lopez III, percussion. Once you’ve heard Judy Page’s voice, you will never forget it. Bursting forth is a deep, vocal caress that channels the cries, pain and longing of love lost; the whispers of stories scandalous and vexing; and the unscripted silences that allow you to sit back and just… take it all in.

John Miller is one of the area’s most accomplished guitarists, having played with the likes of the legendary Cab Calloway. He now performs with his band, the Romaniacs, and every Tuesday night at Peoria’s Broken Tree Café with Preston Jackson—which has garnered him a cult following.

The evening will close with an electrifying performance by Strat & Strad—a unique, haunting, and beautiful little corner of the audio world. If you've been craving for something different in music, they will fill that void. The sweet guitar licks are performed by Aaron Ardner, filled in with beautiful melodies by Rosemary Ardner. A second violinist with the PSO, she adds her eclectic electric violin to the mix for an unforgettable combination.

$75/person (does not include tax, fees or gratuity) includes music, hors d’oeuvres, a champagne toast at midnight and rotating spreads of small plates all night.

Get tickets here: https://309tix.com/events/PSO-New-Years-Eve-12-31-2019?fbclid=IwAR0Vo5qqGWZpmeEQDz9Oaz1XGWbL5pFzuJwoRB-AXSUcuD4RjZSZLbbM1Mk

Happy New Year!

New Year\'s Salsa at CAC
New Year\'s Salsa at CAC

New Year’s Eve Salsa at CAC
Tuesday, December 31 ~ 8:30pm -1:00am
Admission: $7-members, $10-nonmembers

8:30-9:30pm: Dance lesson (Learn the basics of Salsa and other Latin Dances like Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Cha-Cha, Reggaeton, R&B, line dance shuffle and Tango)
9:30pm-1:00am: Dancing to the music of DJ Ed Caballero

You may bring your own drinks and food (note: the Rhythm Kitchen will not be open) Welcome in the New Year with complementary party favors and a champagne toast.

For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1167713496760894/

NYE Bash @ Martini’s On Water St
NYE Bash @ Martini’s On Water St

We’re soooo excited to rock in the new year at Martini’s this year featuring music by Backseat Radio! Many event details will be updated. But it’s never too early to get this one on your calendar. Especially if you are traveling into town and need to get yourself a hotel room.



2020 Celebration and Meditation at Soulside Healing Arts
2020 Celebration and Meditation at Soulside Healing Arts

$30 pre-registration | $35 day-of if space allows

Welcome in the New Year with purpose! In this guided asana and meditation blended class we will explore the meaningful moments of the past year and design intentions for the year to come. If you’re looking for a calmer, alcohol-free way to usher in a fresh start, this is the New Year’s Celebration for you! Tea, coffee and all yoga supplies provided. You’re welcome to bring a journal.

Any currently registered participants will be refunded if the minimum is not met 24 hours before class.

For tickets: https://www.wellnessliving.com/rs/event/soulside?k_class=167330&k_class_tab=13287&fbclid=IwAR2qyTiF4NHLupCjyTqCjkgkHtb8xTYX3B8hm_37alUkEvuXR_09bfOcwxM

Relax Under the Stars!
Relax Under the Stars!

Stressed at work? Need a break from your hectic day? Come to Dome Planetarium and calm down. Enjoy a short star talk, then let your tension float away under starry skies with soothing background music. First Wednesday of every month at noon.

Free parking in the museum's parking garage, just bring in your ticket to be validated at the Front Desk. If you arrive past Noon, it will be dark in the Dome. Please pause for a few moments to allow your eyes to adjust to the dark. Someone will help you find your seats. Food and drink welcome in the Dome.

Please note that all are welcome, but this program may not be suitable for young children. It is designed to give people a quiet time to relax, and periods of long sitting can be difficult for some young ones.

Relax Under the Stars | FREE Noon Event!
First Wednesday of every month, Noon-1 pm

*If the date falls on a holiday the Museum is closed, this event will not take place. More info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/376800316321309/

RCO Fun Run! with Running Central
RCO Fun Run! with Running Central

Join us every Wednesday night for a free family-friendly fun run! All levels welcome, including walkers. Be sure to bring your lights and reflective gear. Run a few miles, and meet us back at RCO for water, other beverages and camaraderie!


First Friday Artists' Studio Tours
First Friday Artists' Studio Tours

On the First Friday of every month, from 5pm to 9pm, join us for an intimate look at studios, galleries and arts organizations. Meet artists, musicians, neighbors and collectors. The tour includes twelve locations and spans a breadth of artistic media. Come, enjoy the unique efforts of creative and talented artists living and working in Central Illinois. For more information, visit www.peoriafirstfriday.com