The Enchanted Forest is located at the Levee District downtown area outside of the East Peoria Civic Plaza, located at: 401 W Washington Street East Peoria, IL 61611
Take a stroll through the lights of Folepi's Enchanted Forest! Folepi's Enchanted Forest features the Festival's 35-foot tall Christmas tree, trees with decorations by students from East Peoria's grade schools, lighted displays, and the Terry the Tractor parade float.
Santa Claus will visit with kids of all ages from 5:30-7:30 p.m. the following nights:
Saturday, November 24
Friday, November 30
Friday, December 7
Friday, December 14
Friday, December 21
Kids' Fun: Holiday Buttons and Crafts
5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, December 14, 2018
The kids can have creative holiday fun at the Kids' Fun: Holiday Buttons and Crafts event. This will occur inside the Civic Plaza.
Get delicious Hawaiian-style shaved Kona Ice for free from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, December 14.
Official Lighting Ceremony
The giant Christmas tree was lit for the season during a ceremony featuring carols sung by the Caterpillar Employees Mixed Chorus on Nov. 24.
Caterpillar Employees Mixed Chorus
Caterpillar, Inc. has sponsored the Employees Mixed Chorus since 1941, making it the oldest known corporate-sponsored activity of its kind in the United States. CEMC's first official appearance was at a Christmas program in the Building HH Show Room Theater in East Peoria in December 1941. The chorus was founded as a musical outlet for all employees, retirees and dependents whose talents could then be enjoyed by the community as a whole. The chorus presents the annual fall "Cat Show" which has become an eagerly awaited opportunity for family entertainment. In addition, the chorus has various musical activities throughout the year, including a touring Spring Show performed at local retirement homes, appearances at Dozer Park, and miscellaneous Christmas performances.