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Poinsettia Show

November 22 @ 10:00 am - December 30 @ 5:00 pm

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.

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Nature Art Show & Sale

December 3 @ 9:00 am - December 31 @ 5:00 pm

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!

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Jingle Bell Run – Peoria

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December 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

'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"

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Santa’s Woodland Workshop

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December 7 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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.  This class will also be offered tomorrow at 12:30pm.

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Santa’s Woodland Workshop

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December 8 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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.

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SOLD OUT: Wine & Wreathes

December 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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.  Class will be limited to 30 people.

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Holiday Shop & Stroll

December 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Stroll a forest path lit with luminaries; enjoy live holiday music, storytelling and caroling, seasonal treats and wassail; and discover nature-related artwork from the Nature Art Show & Sale. Shop in the Trailhead Nature Store to support this event.  Holiday Shop & Stroll alsow takes place on 12/14 and 12/20, with a special sale on 12/20!

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Holiday Shop & Stroll

December 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Stroll a forest path lit with luminaries; enjoy live holiday music, storytelling and caroling, seasonal treats and wassail; and discover nature-related artwork from the Nature Art Show & Sale. Shop in the Trailhead Nature Store to support this event - special sale on 12/20!

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Holiday Shop & Stroll

December 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Stroll a forest path lit with luminaries; enjoy live holiday music, storytelling and caroling, seasonal treats and wassail; and discover nature-related artwork from the Nature Art Show & Sale. Shop in the Trailhead Nature Store to support this event - special sale TODAY!

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