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December Events




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December 5, 2016



The Celebrate Christmas tour with the Chosen Ones and the Lesters is coming to Eastside Bible Church in Morton on Friday, December 9th.  Tickets are $20 each and include a full banquet meal starting at 6pm followed by the Christmas concert at 7pm. Eastside Bible Church is located at 1310 West Jefferson in Morton.  To order tickets call 309-263-2057.




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! You can do all of this at Chillicothe Christian Church’s “A Night in Bethlehem” on December 9th from 5-8pm! Enjoy this unique experience during the open house with your family and friends!  There will be fun for all ages and it is free! Please consider bringing canned goods with you to donate to their local food pantry. The church is located at 510 W. Frances St. in Chillicothe. To learn more, please call 309-274-4419.




On December 9, 10, & 16th, beginning at 6pm, 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 do a little shopping at the Nature Art Show & Sale or at the Trailhead Nature Store. Catch your breath and experience an evening guaranteed to get you in the spirit! To learn more, just call 309-686-3360.




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. The cookie walk will be held on December 10th from 8am-12pm at First English Lutheran Church in Peoria. For more information, please call 309-258-7749.








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