Festival of Lights Holiday Cruise

Boat on the Water Illuminated at Night

Important Note:

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Spirit of Peoria has cancelled all of the holiday cruises for 2020. Please check back for the 2021 holiday cruise schedule.



About the Holiday Cruises

Take a lunch or dinner holiday cruise aboard the Spirit of Peoria!

The Spirit of Peoria paddle-wheeler offers holiday cruises on the scenic Illinois River.

Celebrate the spirit of the holidays on the Illinois River with "A Civil War Christmas" by Barry Cloyd and Brian "Fox" Ellis of Prairie Folklore Theatre. The dinner or matinee features a hot homemade buffet, two-hour cruise and entertainment. Passengers will hear songs and stories from the Civil War era. Advance reservations are required.

Prairie Folklore Theatre with Barry Cloyd and Brian "Fox" Ellis

Make a Reservation

To make a reservation for an individual or group, call 1-800-676-8988. Cruises for bus groups are available at any time.

Individual Tickets

  1. Lunch Cruise
  2. Dinner Cruise

Lunch Cruise

Lunch Cruise Information on Spirit of Peoria Website

IMPORTANT NOTE: The 2020 Lunch cruises have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.