Light up the holidays with East Peoria's Festival of Lights

By Katherine Tellez

Light up the holidays with East Peoria's Festival of Lights

December 25, 2013 Updated Dec 26, 2013 at 12:59 PM CDT

EAST PEORIA, Ill. -- There's still time to head out to a staple of East Peoria's holiday season.

The festival of lights has been a tradition for 29 years.
 
There are dozens of displays to look at as you drive the two-mile route in your car, including dinosaurs and whales to trains and fire trucks.
 
The number of people coming through is about the same as last year.
 
Coordinators saw higher than usual numbers until last week's winter storm prevented people from coming out.
 
Whether you are a first-timer or you've been coming for years, organizers say there is always something new to see.
 
“It's a family tradition,” said Jill Peterson, Public Relations Coordinator for East Peoria. “This year we have some static displays we haven't had in the park for about a decade. They've all been redone with the new LED lights and they really, really pop. It's just amazing. It's a million sparkles of excitement."
 
You can head out to see the lights through New Year's Eve.
 
It's open from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Sunday to Thursday and 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
 
There is a 'Get Lit' fun run on News Years Eve at 11:50 p.m.
 
For more details click here.
 

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