Festival of Lights

Festival of Lights

Smile. Laugh. Be Delighted!

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Folepi's Winter Wonderland hours and and admission
Festival information  or questions:
Toll free: 1-855-833-5327 or
send an e-mail

Click here for hotel information

Welcome to the 33rd annual
East Peoria Festival of Lights
holiday light show,
Nov. 23-Dec. 31, 2017!

Parade of Lights - Saturday, Nov. 18
(New route this year!)

Facebook logo linking to the East Peoria Festival of Lights Facebook page

 

 

2017 Festival of Lights Brochure

2017 FOLEPI Guide

The FOLEPI Guide is produced by the East Peoria Chamber of Commerce

  

 

 

2017 promotional video

Get text messages about Festival of Lights events! Text C448 to 36000!
Complete texting program details


Planning which night to visit Folepi's Winter Wonderland

We want everyone to have the best possible experience when coming to view the lights in Folepi’s Winter Wonderland, and that includes not having to wait too long in line to see the display. When possible, we encourage people to come to the display on Sunday through Thursday as wait times those nights are usually significantly less than on weekends. Traffic on Friday and Saturday nights is much higher so there will be a line to get in the display. If you can come to the display only on Friday or Saturday night, please expect that there will be a line.


Gift idea: Winter Wonderland admission tickets available for purchase

Need a gift idea? Give a trip through Folepi's Winter Wonderland! Tickets to Folepi's Winter Wonderland cost $10 each, are good through Dec. 31, and are available at the front desk at EastSide Centre, 1 EastSide Drive, East Peoria.

EastSide is open from 5:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 5:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday; 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; and 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. It will be open until noon on Christmas Eve and 3 p.m. New Year's Eve.

Folepi's Winter Wonderland drive-through display is located at 123 Par 3 Lane, off Springfield Road in VFW Post 2078 Park. Advance tickets cannot be purchased at the drive-through display.

 

Chinese Dragon parade float

Marking 33 years of holiday cheer, the festival begins with the Parade of Lights and continues through the month of December with the Folepi's Winter Wonderland drive-through display.


The Festival's mascot is the wooden soldier Folepi, whose name serves as an acronym for "Festival of Lights, East Peoria, Illinois."

Click here to view the Festival of Lights photo gallery!


Lights Tours for Large Groups

Tour guides for the Winter Wonderland are available for $30 by advance reservation only to groups of 30 or more with their own transporation. Payment must be made in cash or by check. If paying by check, leave "Pay to the Order Of" blank, and when the guide gets on the bus please enter their name on that line. To make a reservation, call Rick Swan, (309) 256-8299, or the Festival of Lights toll-free information line, 1-855-833-5327.


Chopper Motorcycle parade float

Travel Directions
for Out-of-Town Visitors 
 

  • Decatur/Lincoln: I-55 North to I-74 West to East Peoria, Exit 98
  • Lasalle/Peru: I-80 West to Route 180 South to Route 29 South to East Peoria
  • Champaign/Bloomington-Normal: I-74 West to East Peoria, Exit 98
  • Springfield: I-55 to I-155 at Lincoln, then I-74 West to East Peoria, Exit 98
  • Chicago: I-55 South to I-74 West to East Peoria, Exit 98

To get to the Folepi's Winter Wonderland drive-through display, from I-74 take Exit 98-Pinecrest Drive. Proceed along Pinecrest Drive, turn right onto Muller Road, and then turn right onto Springfield Road. The intersections will be marked with signage. The northbound lane of Springfield Road will have two lanes of traffic. Local traffic will use the center of the lane and Winter Wonderland traffic will use the portion closer to the curb.

For those coming in on East Peoria streets, drive along East Washington Street until reaching the traffic light at the intersection of East Washington Street and Springfield Road. Turn onto Springfield Road and drive up the hill. There is a center turn lane on Springfield Road for Winter Wonderland traffic. Continue along Springfield Road until getting to the large lighted display at the entrance of the display which is at Springfield Road and Par 3 Lane.

 



NOV

24

FRI

Calendar of Events

Fall Open Burning


Calendar of Events

Thanksgiving holiday


Festival of Lights

Folepi's Winter Wonderland

5:00 PM - 11:00 PM


NOV

25

SAT

Calendar of Events

Fall Open Burning


Festival of Lights

Folepi's Winter Wonderland

5:00 PM - 11:00 PM


NOV

26

SUN

Calendar of Events

Fall Open Burning


Festival of Lights

Folepi's Winter Wonderland

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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