"Get Lit" New Year's Eve Celebration

Date & Time

  • Saturday, December 31, 2022Image of a light bulb with decorative text
  • Activities from 9:15 p.m. until midnight


Folepi’s Winter Wonderland, on Par 3 Lane off Springfield Road


This is your chance to see the floats and displays up close, because you can run, walk or ride our lighted trolley through Folepi’s Winter Wonderland. Now in it’s 22nd year, Get Lit is a fun way to celebrate the new year with the traditional fun run/walk and family activities. There will be no vehicular traffic in the Winter Wonderland during the event. Dogs are not allowed at the event.


There are fun ways for families to celebrate the New Year at the Get Lit.

Fire Pits and Treats

Warm up by the fire pits from 9:15 p.m. until midnight, and enjoy s'mores and hot chocolate, tea and cider.

Ride The Trolley Or Stroll Through The DisplayLighted Trolley parade float

Ride the Festival of Lights lighted Trolley parade float through the Winter Wonderland or enjoy a casual stroll through the display from 9:15 until 11 p.m.

Non-competitive Run/Walk

The Get Lit’s traditional 1-mile run/walk through the Winter Wonderland starts after the last Trolley ride trip, at approximately 11:10 p.m. This is a fun way to "run" in the New Year!

All participants must remain on the main road through the Winter Wonderland due to the numerous guide wires that hold up the lighted displays. 

Cost and How To Register

Cost is $20 per person which includes all activities and the 22nd Annual Get Lit commemorative long-sleeve T-shirt if pre-registered by Monday, December 19. 

There will be a limited availability of shirts at the event on December 31. Registration the night of December 31 is $20, with or without a shirt.

There are four ways to register:

  • Register and pay online, available in November 2023.
  • Download the Get Lit registration form, which will be available in November 2023. Mail it with a check.
  • Pick up a registration form at these East Peoria locations: Fondulac Banking Center, East Peoria City Hall, EastSide Centre and Fon du Lac Park District Administration Center.
  • Call EastSide Centre at 309-698-5437 to register and pay by phone.

Event Parking and Packet Pickup

The packet pickup and registration will be at the entrance of Folepi's Winter Wonderland on Par 3 Lane Saturday, December 31 after the drive-through display closes to vehicle traffic. Get Lit participants should enter on Par 3 Lane at the Folepi's Winter Wonderland entrance. Volunteers will help with parking.

More Information or to Volunteer

For more information or to volunteer, call Pat Keim at 309-694-1740.