Festival of Lights

We Have Exciting News!

Light Fight We Won

WE WON!!!!!! The East Peoria Festival of Lights in Illinois is the CHAMPION of the Heavyweights Division of ABC’s The Great Christmas Light Fight! We are so excited to bring home the Light Fight trophy to East Peoria! To watch our winning episode visit ABC.com


Welcome to the 36th annual East Peoria Festival of Lights, happening Thursday, November 26, 2020 through Sunday, January 3, 2021! The Parade of Lights will occur on Saturday, November 21.

Marking 36 years of holiday cheer, the festival begins with the Parade of Lights and continues through the month of December with the Folepi’s Winter Wonderland drive-through display.

The Festival’s mascot is the wooden soldier Folepi, whose name serves as an acronym for "Festival of Lights, East Peoria, Illinois."

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to attendance and weather, we are closing at 9 p.m. tonight, January 2.

Folepi’s Winter Wonderland Hours and Price

The drive-through display opens Thanksgiving night and will be open every night through Sunday, January 3.

Learn more about Folepi’s Winter Wonderland drive-through display.


  • 5 - 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday
  • Extended hours 5 - 10 p.m.:
    • Sunday, December 20
    • Monday, December 21
    • Tuesday, December 22
    • Wednesday, December 23
  • 5 - 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday


Admission is paid at the entrance booth. We accept cash, credit cards and debit cards. We do not sell online admission tickets.

  • $10 for regular vehicles (cars, trucks and vans)
  • $30 for a small bus (mini, party, shuttle, school, RV and limousine)
  • $150 for a full-size charter motorcoach