Festival Details

The Champions Invite You To Visit Us in 2022!

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! 

Watch our winning episode on ABC.com.

Celebrating our 38th Anniversary in 2022!

Welcome to the 38th annual East Peoria Festival of Lights, happening Thursday, November 24, 2022 through Monday, January 2, 2023! The Parade of Lights will occur on Saturday, November 19, 2022.

Marking 38 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 Thanksgiving night and will be open every night through Monday, January 2, 2023.

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 2


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