Ho! Ho! Ho!
The Christmas season is arriving fast, and Santa is making a special visit to Washington to see you! Each child will have an opportunity to speak to Santa, so bring your own camera for a picture. A continental style breakfast including donuts, rolls, bagels, coffee, juice and milk will be served. All attendees MUST purchase a ticket to attend. Santa will be available from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. at the Five Points Banquet Rooms.
On December 13th, the Washington Historical Society will host their Christmas Home Tour from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale at Kimpling’s, Step Back in Time, and Homespun, as well as via PayPal at www.washingtonilhs.com. Tickets are $17 through December 12th. Tickets are $20 on the day of the tour and available only at the Historical Society at 128 Washington Square from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year… It’s time for the annual “Christmas Rocks at the Pops” concert at Five Points in Washington! They promise a holly jolly good time for the whole family as they play both sacred and secular classics to ring in the season. It all happens on December 21st at 7:00 p.m. $15 general admission; $10 senior admission
Holiday Bow Making with Lisa Williamson is now Tuesday, December 6t from 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.! Sign up now to learn how to make bows for pews, holiday decorations, corsages, craft projects, and more!! You will take home four completed bows!.
Five Points Washington will host another American Red Cross Blood Drive on Monday, December 12th from 12:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. This drive will take place in Banquet Rooms B-C in the Live @ Five Points Event Center of Five Points Washington.
Visit their website for more information or to set-up an appointment:
www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767)
Letters to Santa can be dropped off at his mailbox on the Washington Square - in front of Faire Coffee (101 N. Main Street).
Kids.....send Santa Claus a letter this Holiday Season.
Who knows.....you may get an answer.
Small businesses are so important, and we want to help them this holiday season. Come and shop over 55 vendors, eat, drink, visit and be merry, all in one location.
This 2nd Holiday Sip & Shop will be held on Thursday, December 8th from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Countryside Banquet & Catering at 659 School Street in Washington. Enjoy food and drinks while you finish checking off your list!
This event is hosted by the Bicentennial Committee. Contact Kim Brownfield with any questions at 309-258-0482.
Join the Peoria Area Civic Chorale, Peoria Area Civic Chorale Youth Chorus and guest Angela Born on December 16th-18th for a presentation of An American Family Christmas! Get into the Yuletide spirit with beautiful music from classical carols and secular holiday favorites! It just isn’t Christmas until you’ve experienced the Peoria Area Civic Chorale’s “An American Family Christmas!”
All concerts will take place at the Caterpillar Performing Arts Center in Five Points Washington. Free parking is available.
$18.00 Group Rate (10 or more)
Purchase tickets in advance online or call 309-693-6725. Tickets will also be available at the door. Save $2 on adult tickets when purchasing tickets to both concert series in one transaction online.
For more information, call 309-693-6725 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Calling all 7th grade girls! New travel team starting! Tryout date is Sunday, December 4th from 1p.m. - 2:30 p.m. at the park district Recreation Facility at 105 S. Spruce St.
Just in time for the cold weather and before the holiday rush hits its peak! All SHOWTIME channels will be free for all MTCO digiMAX TV subscribers starting at 6:00 a.m. on Friday, December 9th, and available through 11:59 p.m. on Monday, December 12th. On digiMAX channels 620 – 634.
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Great American Family FREE PREVIEW from Dec. 1st - Dec. 31st.
The free preview has been extended one more month! Enjoy a free preview featuring 24/7 Christmas movies and 18 Original Movie Premieres every Saturday and Sunday on the Great American Family channel! Free for all digiMAX TV customers on channel 496!
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Thursday, December 8th
8:00 p.m. – ABC
“CMA Country Christmas” rings in the holiday season annually with a night full of festive classics and one-of-a-kind musical performances. The event is filmed in Nashville, Tennessee and airs each holiday season on ABC Television Network. Now in its 13th year, the 2022 Christmas special will be hosted by Carly Pearce, with performances from some of today’s biggest Country Music stars!
Thursday, December 1st
7:00 p.m. – NBC
A modern-day movie musical about the making of a network TV special, “Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas” is the frenetic backstage story and delightful on-camera results of Dolly’s desire to uplift an exhausted world’s spirits by sharing the unique “mountain magic” she has always found in and around Dollywood at Christmas. Throughout the movie’s production numbers and rehearsal chaos, Dolly finds herself taking a private journey into her past, guided by the mysterious appearances of her personal Three Wise Men. When it’s time for her big special to air live, a renewed and inspired Dolly goes rogue and shows the world that the real magic of Christmas lies in the hearts of the children we all once were, the realization that Christmas is about the people we share it with and how her faith remains the common thread between Christmases past, present and future.
Saturday, December 17th
7:00 p.m. – Paramount Network
More than 20 years ago, New York’s Z100, the most listened to pop radio station in the country, introduced Jingle Ball—a holiday concert with the year’s top artists performing their #1 hits. The show quickly became the most anticipated holiday tradition with tickets selling out in minutes. Jingle Ball has since grown into a globally-recognized phenomenon-now a sold-out multi-city national tour-and a must-stop appearance for the world’s biggest artists to get face-to-face with thousands of their most passionate fans.
Sunday, December 11th
7:00 p.m. – Discovery
Mike Rowe gets back to work for an all-new season of “Dirty Jobs” on Sunday, December 11th at 7 p.m., revealing the hardworking Americans who have found their way to some of the most extraordinary jobs that make civilized life for the rest of us possible. Every episode of this fan-favorite series celebrates the unsung heroes and the communities that rely on these essential jobs across industries, ranging from construction to sanitation, manufacturing and more. And for Mike, the dirtier the job the better this season, as he tackles each with gusto and a no-nonsense approach which Discovery audiences respect and admire.
In the December 11th premiere of “Dirty Jobs,” Mike travels to West Palm Beach, Fl to take on the job of Pool Liner Fixer with second-generation pool fixers Dan Duecker, Dave Duecker and Juan Pablo, who lead Mike into the dirtiest pool in America to clean 17 years of accumulated filth. Later, in Orlando, Mike takes on the job of Hotel Soap Recycler and meets with Shawn Seipler and “Soap Whisperer” Carlos Anderson to recycle dirty hotel soap to donate to people in need.