Festival Details

The Champions Invite You To Visit Us in 2023!

Image of lighted train and text 񓠄 Heavyweights Winner ABC's The Great Christmas Light Figh

Come visit the East Peoria Festival of Lights in Illinois, the 2020 CHAMPION of the Heavyweights Division of ABC’s The Great Christmas Light Fight! 

Celebrating our 39th Anniversary in 2023!

Welcome to the 39th annual East Peoria Festival of Lights, happening Friday, November 24, 2023 through Monday, January 1, 2024! The Parade of Lights will occur at 6 p.m. Saturday, November 18, 2023.

Marking 39 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."

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Folepi’s Winter Wonderland Hours and Price

The drive-through display opens Friday night, November 24 and will be open every night through Monday, January 1, 2024.

Learn more about Folepi’s Winter Wonderland drive-through display.


  • 5 - 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday
  • 5 - 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday
  • 5 - 9 p.m. December 24 through January 1


Admission is paid at the entrance booth. We accept cash, credit cards and debit cards. We do not sell online admission tickets.

  • $10 for regular vehicles (cars, trucks and vans)
  • $30 for a small bus (mini, party, shuttle, school, RV and limousine)
  • $150 for a full-size charter motorcoach