The Enchanted Forest is located at the Levee District downtown area outside of the East Peoria Civic Plaza, located at:
401 W Washington Street
East Peoria, IL 61611
Take a stroll through the lights of Folepi's Enchanted Forest! Folepi's Enchanted Forest features the Festival's 35-foot tall Christmas tree, trees with decorations by students from East Peoria's grade schools, lighted displays, and the Terry the Tractor parade float.
Santa Claus will visit with kids of all ages from 5:30-7:30 p.m. the following nights:
The display will open for the season during an official lighting ceremony from 5:45 to 6:15 p.m. on Saturday, November 24. The ceremony will feature carols by the Caterpillar Employees Mixed Chorus and a countdown to lighting the giant Christmas tree led by Miss Festival of Lights 2018.
The kids can have creative holiday fun at the Kids' Fun: Holiday Buttons and Crafts event. This will occur inside the Civic Plaza.
This event is sponsored by the Fondulac District Library.
Caterpillar, 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. The 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 presents the annual fall "Cat Show" which has become an eagerly awaited opportunity for family entertainment. In addition, 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.