Celebrate the Season in Central Illinois!
Get in the holiday spirit in Pekin! With one-of-a-kind shopping and dining — plus unforgettable seasonal events — there’s no better place to celebrate the magic of the holiday season!
Cross Out Your Shopping List!
Haven’t made a dent in your shopping yet? Have no fear — find just the right gift for everyone on your nice list at the locally owned shops around Pekin! Boutiques, gift shops, and specialty retailers are full of exciting and unique items to nestle underneath the tree or fill a stocking. From home décor and clothing to furniture!
Grab a Bite!
With so many holiday activities to enjoy — and so much shopping to do — you’ll need to refuel. Thankfully, Pekin’s dining scene features delectable flavors to suit all palates, whether you’re in the mood for tangy barbecue, spicy tacos, or savory burgers. And after a mouthwatering meal, treat yourself with delightfully delicious desserts and beverages!
Making Spirits Bright at the Lagoon
Casting a shimmering glow over the waters of the Lagoon, Pekin Winter Wonderland has lit Mineral Springs Park with holiday cheer since 1987. Take a stroll around the Lagoon with the lights from the Christmas trees and the Pavilion guiding your way around the cool, still waters. Or if it’s cold enough, lace up a pair of ice skates and glide gracefully across a sheet of ice — a perfect way to wrap up your holiday excursion in Pekin!
From festive concerts to visits with Santa Claus himself, there are plenty of exciting opportunities to get into the holiday spirit around Pekin! See upcoming events and celebrate the most wonderful time of the year!