Folepi's Enchanted Forest

Lighted tree and snowman next to a lighted building

Dates & Times

  • December 5 through December 31, 2020
  • Open nightly

Location

The Enchanted Forest is an outdoor display at the Levee District downtown area outside of the East Peoria Civic Plaza, located at:
401 W Washington Street
East Peoria, IL 61611

There will be no indoor activities at the forest in 2020.

Lighted colorful holiday soldier displayCost

Free admission

Details

Take a stroll through the lights of Folepi’s Enchanted Forest! Folepi’s Enchanted Forest features the Festival’s 35-foot tall Christmas tree, lighted trees and displays, and the Terry the Tractor parade float.

Official Lighting Ceremony

The giant Christmas tree will be lit for the season during a ceremony featuring carols sung by the Caterpillar Employees Mixed Chorus at 5:45 pm Saturday, December 5, 2020.

Caterpillar Employees Mixed Chorus

People in festive holiday hats singing carolsCaterpillar, 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.

TheCaterpillar Employees Mixed Chorus Logo 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 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.

FOL library crafts event 2018

Kids’ Fun: Holiday Buttons and Crafts

  • 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. with the day to be announced for 2020
  • Cost: Free

The kids can have creative holiday fun at the Kids’ Fun: Holiday Buttons and Crafts event inside the Civic Plaza. The library will also have a story walk outside in the Enchanted Forest.

This event is sponsored by the Fondulac District Library.