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Da Vinci-The Genius, the most comprehensive exhibition of Leonardo Da Vinci's work, is now on display at the Peoria Riverfront Museum bringing to life the genius of Da Vinci as an inventor, artist, scientist, anatomist, engineer, architect, sculptor and philosopher. Also on display are facsimiles of Da Vinci's most famous codices, anatomical studies, the Battle of Anghiari drawings and displays of his renaissance art in actual size along with the world's most accurate reproduction of the "Mona Lisa". Admission is $16 for adults, $15 for senior citizens aged 60 and over and students with ID and $14 for ages 3 - 17 or free for members. For more information, visit
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The 36th Annual Stocking Stuffer Store continues at Northwoods Mall & the Shoppes at Grand Prairie where children ages 12 and under can shop (with the assistance of a volunteer) for holiday presents for parents, grandparents, siblings - whomever they wish - all while parents relax in a seating area located outside the store. Gifts range from $1 - $8. Hours are today (Thursday) and Friday from 4 - 8 pm, Saturday from 10 am - 8 pm and Sunday from noon - 5 pm at Northwoods Mall and Saturday & Sunday from Noon - 5 pm at the Shoppes at Grand Prairie. All proceeds benefit Crittenton Centers. For more information, call 309-674-0105 or visit
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The Festival of Lights Winter Wonderland runs nightly through New Year's Eve at the VFW Post 2078 Park off Springfield Road (located at 123 Par 3 Lane in East Peoria). The drive-through electric park is the Festival of Lights' signature event featuring the majority of the Parade of Lights floats and many other lighted displays. Hours are 5 - 9 pm Sundays through Thursdays and 5 - 11 pm on Fridays & Saturdays. Cost is $10 for cars, $30 small buses (party, shuttle, mini & school), and $150 for full size buses. For more information, visit
The Best of the Barn Christmas continues at the Barn III Dinner Theatre in Goodfield and runs tonight (Thursday) - Sunday this weekend and Thursdays - Sundays through December 31. Featuring the Barn's most popular musical and comedy performances to get you in the holiday spirit from secular to sacred, including some Gaither Vocal Band classics. On Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays, doors open at 6 pm and on Sundays, doors open at 12:30 pm. Now offering a full cash bar, tickets are $45 for Thursdays, $47.50 for Fridays and Sunday brunch and $49 for Saturdays and are available by calling 309-965-2545 or visit
The Holiday Light & Sound Spectacular will take place at the Fon du Lac Park District Administration Center (located at 201 Veterans Drive in East Peoria) every half hour from 6 - 10 pm Sundays through Thursdays and from 6 - 11 pm on Fridays & Saturdays beginning this Friday and running through December 30 as part of the Festival of Lights events. Created by Eastlight Theatre, immerse yourself in a 360-degree indoor holiday sensory experience featuring lights timed to music. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students. For more information, visit
Jerry Seinfeld will perform in the Peoria Civic Center Theatre tonight (Thursday) beginning at 7 pm. Tickets range from $50 - $165 and are available at the box office by calling 800-745-3000 or online at
Christmas at Northwoods, a musical production, will take place at Northwoods Community Church (located at 10700 N Allen Rd. in Peoria) tonight (Thursday) through Sunday at 7 pm plus Saturday and Sunday at 3 pm also at 11 am on Sunday. Admission is free, however tickets are required and are available at 
Enjoy a Holiday Shop and Stroll at Forest Park Nature Center (located at 5809 N Forest Park Dr. in Peoria Heights) on Friday from 6 - 8:30 pm. Stroll a forest path lit with luminaries, enjoy live holiday music, storytelling and caroling, seasonal treats and wassail plus find nature-related artwork from the Nature Art Show & Sale. Admission is free. For more information, visit
Live at the Five Spot will feature Joe Metzka at the Contemporary Art Center on Friday from 5:30 - 8:30 pm. Admission is $8 for members, $12 for non-members, $7 for student & senior members and $11 for student & senior non-members.
Salsa at the Contemporary Art Center will feature a dance lesson also on Friday  from 8:30 - 9:30 pm and open dancing to DJ Ed Caballero from 9:30 pm - 12:30 am. Admission is $5 for members or $8 for non-members. For more information, call 309-674-6822 or visit
Star Wars Experience: Dinner & a Movie will take place at the Peoria Riverfront Museum on Friday from 6 - 9:30 pm. Featuring a Star Wars themed dinner, a meet & greet with authentic Star Wars characters, a souvenir photo, 2 drink tickets, a screening of "Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker" plus access to all the exhibits including Da Vinci: the Genius featuring the Secrets of the Mona Lisa. Tickets are $60 for members or $75 for the public and are available at
Enjoy live music at the Rhythm Kitchen (located at 305 S.W. Water Street in Peoria) with the Whiskey Trio on Friday at 7:30 pm and the Mark Tonelli Trio on Saturday at 7 pm.  Admission is free. For more information, visit
The Peoria Players Holiday Special featuring the Peoria Area Performing Arts Studio will be presented at Peoria Players Theatre (located at 4300 N. University in Peoria) beginning at 7:30 pm on Friday and Saturday and also on Sunday beginning at 2 pm. Tickets $20 for adults and $15 for ages 20 and younger and are available now at the box office, by calling 309-688-4473 or online at
A Magical Cirque Christmas will be presented at the Peoria Civic Center Theater on Friday beginning at 8 pm. Tickets range from $39.50 - $79.50 and are available at the box office by calling 800-745-3000 or online at
The Jukebox Comedy Showcase will take place at the Jukebox Comedy Club & Lounge (located at 3527 W Farmington Rd. in Peoria) on Friday and Saturday at 8 pm. Tickets range from $10 - $15 and are available by calling 309-673-5853 or online at
Skate With Santa will take place at Owens Center on Saturday from 2:30 - 4:30 pm. Admission is $4 for ages 12 and under, $5 for ages 13 and up and $4 for ages 65 and older. Skate rental is $3. For more information, visit 
The 2nd Annual Christmas Cabaret Fundraiser will be presented by Nitsch Theatre Arts at Pritchard Theatre on the Eureka College campus (located at 300 E College Ave. in Eureka) on Saturday beginning at 6 pm. A fundraiser holiday event featuring a
"jingle mingle" from 6 - 7 pm with hot cocoa, hot cider and holiday treats plus a holiday auction, live performances starts at 7 pm. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for kids aged 12 and under and are available at
Pub Night Under the Stars:Impact will take place at the Peoria Riverfront Museum's Dome Planetarium on Saturday from 7 - 9 pm. Attendees will enjoy 3 craft beers, bratwurst plus sides while learning the latest about asteroids with OSIRIS-REx and Hayabusa 2. For ages 21 and over, tickets are $30 for members and $36 to the public and are available at 
The Peoria Rivermen will take on the Quad City Storm at the Peoria Civic Center Arena on Saturday beginning at 7:15 pm. Tickets are $21, $18 and $12 in advance or $1 more the day of the game and are available at the Peoria Civic Center box office, all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 309-676-1040 or online at
The Midtown Men Holiday Hits Show will be presented at Five Points Performing Arts Center (located at 360 N. Wilmor Road in Washington) on Saturday beginning at 7:30 pm. Featuring stars from the Broadway smash hit Jersey Boys singing iconic Yuletide classics as well as renditions of hits of the 1960's. Tickets are $32, $42 and $75 for VIP seating and are available by calling 309-444-8222 or online at
The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Musical will be presented at the Peoria Civic Center Theater on Sunday beginning at 7 pm. Tickets range from $29.95 - $59.95 and are available at the box office by calling 800-745-3000 or online at

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