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Winter in Central Illinois

By Pekin Insurance · Dec 7, 2020 ·1 min read

Relocating for work can be challenging, especially during the holiday season. You could move by yourself, bring your family, or explore future possibilities. Moving can give your personal life and career a boost, too!

Citizens of Central Illinois enjoy a wide array of activities and attractions during the winter. Plus, larger cities like Chicago, the Quad Cities, and St. Louis are just a few hours away.

Here’s a look at five things to do in Central Illinois this winter season.

East Peoria Festival of Lights

East Peoria is hosting its 35th annual FOLEPI’S WINTER WONDERLAND experience. As you drive into the park, tune into their radio station to hear more about the amazing light displays. The park is open through the end of December with evening and holiday hours.


Snowman’s Reindeer Farm

SNOWMAN'S REINDEER FARM in Canton gives visitors a chance to pet, feed, and take pictures of Santa's reindeer! The locally owned farm features an educational visitor’s center, a heated barn, and a seasonal gift shop. It is open throughout December and has a variety of operating hours and SPECIAL EVENTS.


Gone in 60 Escape Games

Looking for something to do indoors? Check out downtown Peoria’s GONE IN 60 ESCAPE GAMES. Make it through an escape room with friends, family, or coworkers. Solve puzzles, find clues, and crack codes to unravel hidden mysteries. Don’t let time run out, though.


Mackinaw Valley Vineyard

The MACKINAW VALLEY VINEYARD has a friendly atmosphere and great CALENDAR OF EVENTS featuring painting classes, dinners, and trivia nights. And, of course, there’s wine!


Peoria Park District Holiday Events

The PEORIA PARK DISTRICT has operated in Central Illinois for over 125 years. They host a variety of winter and holiday events throughout December.

Check out holiday ornament crafting lessons, indoor golfing, ice skating, hand-made gift workshops, and more!  Stay up to date with the Peoria Park District CALENDAR OF EVENTS.


Want to learn more about Central Illinois and the communities surrounding Pekin Insurance? Check out our CAREERS SITE for more information.