Christmas In Village Wb (5)

Christmas in the Village


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Christmas In Village Wb (5)


Presented by Doug & Diane Oberhelman and Cullinan Properties in support of the Every Student Initiative

Saturday, December 3, 2022  

Village Opens 2 PM & Closes 8 PM

Peoria Riverfront Museum- Outside on the Sun Plaza 

Join us for the inaugural Christmas in the Village at the Peoria Riverfront Museum, in support of the Every Student Initiative! Alison Unkovich, who worked as an educator in Chicago for a decade has now returned to her hometown of Peoria. Her vision of "Christmas in the Village" is to create an event that will bring families even closer together during the holiday season, as well as expand and improve the ESI program. Alison is doing it all with a touch of Christmas Magic! 


  Alison Unkovich, pictured here with the tree-stand for the LARGEST live Christmas Tree in Peoria! 

Prepare to be enthralled by the largest live Christmas tree that Peoria has ever seen! Let’s come together as a community to experience all the wonders of the Holiday season with Santa, Carriage Rides, live animals, carolers, and many magical vendors to explore. Specialty Holiday cocktails, warm hot chocolate, and a variety of food will be in the Village for the whole family to enjoy!

  • Peoria's largest LIVE Christmas tree!
  • Local vendors
  • Food trucks
  • Santa
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Holiday Cocktails
  • Carriage rides
  • All Museum exhibitions open
  • Holiday laser light show
  • Carolers
  • Live animals
  • Merry Makers Tables from 2 PM - 6 PM
  • Peoria Ballet Nutcracker ballerinas
  • Holiday themed movies in the Giant Screen Theater
  • Get a picture with Santa
  • And so much more! 

Members: Family $40 | Individual $15
General public: Family $50 | Individual $20

Get tickets HERE


Christmas Angel Presenting Sponsor

Doug and Diane Oberhelman and Cullinan Properties

Christmas Village Sponsorship Level

Alison and Matthew Unkovich

Carrie & Ron Givens & Family & GIVSCO Construction

Green View


Visionary Society

Snow Globe Sponsorship Level

Chris and Melanie Coulter

Elle and Jonathan Day & Jingle Holiday Lights

Muir Omni Graphics

Altofer CAT

Snowman Sponsorship Level

Polly Barton

Allen and Laura Cullinan

Steve and Maggie Jackson

Gretchen Petrakis

Sally Snyder

Farnsworth Group

R. Gingerich Crane

Kress Corporation

Candy Cane Sponsorship Level

Brian Buralli & Maureen Mathews 

Leali Family

Ameren Illinois

Connor Co.

LS Building Products


Jingle Bell Sponsorship Level

Gregory & Karen Gerontes

Sid Ruckriegel and Andrew Rand

Josh and Danette Swank

Rob & Kathleen Temple

Blue Duck Barbecue & Tavern

F & M Bank


Scherer Mazda – Scherer Lincoln/Volvo