Events and Activities
List of Events
The holiday season wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Conservatory, where the tropical collection blends with hundreds of poinsettia to create a wonderland! Come check it out and enjoy the festive feeling, in the air. Donations appreciated. Closed 11/28-29 and 12/24-25.
Join us rain, shine, or snow for Peoria's oldest running race, a 4 mile run through Detweiller Park. The top two finishers in each division receive a trophy and a turkey, compliments of Kroger. All entrants receive a Turkey Trot t-shirt. A 1/2 mile youth fun-run will take place immediately before the start of the run. Register at Noble Center. Questions? Contact us at 309-681-2866 or [email protected] To access the registration form, CLICK HERE or register online using the registration…
Create your very own wreath, using the foliage and textures of the season. Your wreath will be the perfect seasonal complement to a front door, window or fireplace mantel. We will provide all the supplies & greenery…just bring pruners & gloves. Classes are limited to 30 people. Additional session are available by appointment through 12/15, where you can pick your own time by contacting us at 681-3502 or [email protected] .
#GivingTuesday™ is a global day of giving that is celebrated on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. It is the charitable counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Join us on December 3 to support and celebrate our 125 years as a Park District, our programs, and our community. Be on the lookout for emails and follow us on social media for more information!
Open Tuesday-Saturday only. This art show features unique artwork created by local artists. Find original nature-related photographs, paintings, woodcarvings, handmade jewelry, and more. Enjoy the wood-burning stove, hot drinks, and the rustic charm of the Nature Center! This show is the perfect stop for your holiday shopping list!
Enjoy a glass of wine, while creating your very own wreath. It will be the perfect seasonal complement to a front door, window or fireplace mantel. We will provide all the supplies & greenery (i.e. evergreens, juniper, pine cones, dried hydrangea...). Beer and wine will be available for purchase and participants must be 21 years or older. Classes are limited to 30 people.
'Tis the season to get decked out and live it up at the original festive race for charity! See the new and improved Jingle Bell Run - Peoria and be there with bells on for the 1 of 4 Americans with Arthritis. Come meet Santa, enjoy some cookies and milk, and cheer on our arthritis warriors as we kickoff the holiday season at the Jingle Bell Run - Peoria! Get $5 off with online registration using discount code "PPU"
For elves of all ages! Pick out 3 quality, hand-crafted and nature-inspired projects to make, wrap, and put under your tree. Also enjoy cocoa, treats, and plenty of time with Santa and Mrs. Claus. The same class is offered today at two different times. Class 1 begins at 10am and Class 2 begins at 2pm.