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Events and Festivals

  1. Madrigal Dinners

    December 10, 2019, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Pontiac Elks Lodge

    You are cordially invited to the 53rd Annual Madrigal Dinners! Be transported to 16th Century England and be the honored guests of Lord and Lady Pontiac! Enjoy the beautiful costumes and castle decorations as you hear wonderful music by our Madrigal and Court Singers as well as our Brass and Recorder ensembles. Experience the joy and revelry of the occasion all while enjoying a delicious, candlelit three course meal! Whether you are a returning guest or will be visiting Castle Pontiac for the first time, the Pontiac Township High School Madrigal Dinners are the perfect way to begin your Holiday Season.

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  2. Madrigal Dinners

    December 11, 2019, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Pontiac Elks Lodge

    You are cordially invited to the 53rd Annual Madrigal Dinners! Be transported to 16th Century England and be the honored guests of Lord and Lady Pontiac! Enjoy the beautiful costumes and castle decorations as you hear wonderful music by our Madrigal and Court Singers as well as our Brass and Recorder ensembles. Experience the joy and revelry of the occasion all while enjoying a delicious, candlelit three course meal! Whether you are a returning guest or will be visiting Castle Pontiac for the first time, the Pontiac Township High School Madrigal Dinners are the perfect way to begin your Holiday Season.

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  3. Kris Kringle Shop Late til 8

    December 12, 2019, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Downtown Square/Downtown Retailers

    It's not too late to finish (or start) your holiday shopping as the downtown retailers stay open late - til 8 o'clock! Additionally, hot chocolate and warming stations will be set up around the square and carolers will be performing, adding to the perfect holiday atmosphere. Who knows, we might just get a glimpse of Kris Kringle himself!

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  4. Santa Visiting Hours

    December 12, 2019, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ The Santa House on the North Side of the Square

    Santa will once again be taking up residence in Downtown Pontiac! The Santa House will be open for visits on the following times: Friday 11/29 following the light up parade Saturdays 11/30, 12/7, 12/14, 12/21: 10:00AM-1:00PM Thursdays 12/5, 12/12, 12/19: 5:00PM-7:00PM

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  5. Christmas Lights Trolley Tour

    December 12, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    The tour will depart from downtown Pontiac and make a loop through several neighborhoods showing their holiday spirit with light displays.

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  6. Santa Visiting Hours

    December 14, 2019, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Santa House on the North Side of the Square

    Santa will once again be taking up residence in Downtown Pontiac! The Santa House will be open for visits on the following times: Friday 11/29 following the light up parade Saturdays 11/30, 12/7, 12/14, 12/21: 10:00AM-1:00PM Thursdays 12/5, 12/12, 12/19: 5:00PM-7:00PM

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  7. Santa Visiting Hours

    December 19, 2019, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ The Santa House on the North Side of the Square

    Santa will once again be taking up residence in Downtown Pontiac! The Santa House will be open for visits on the following times: Friday 11/29 following the light up parade Saturdays 11/30, 12/7, 12/14, 12/21: 10:00AM-1:00PM Thursdays 12/5, 12/12, 12/19: 5:00PM-7:00PM

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  8. Christmas Lights Trolley Tour

    December 19, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    The tour will depart from downtown Pontiac and make a loop through several neighborhoods showing their holiday spirit with light displays.

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  9. Santa Visiting Hours

    December 21, 2019, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Santa House on the North Side of the Square

    Santa will once again be taking up residence in Downtown Pontiac! The Santa House will be open for visits on the following times: Friday 11/29 following the light up parade Saturdays 11/30, 12/7, 12/14, 12/21: 10:00AM-1:00PM Thursdays 12/5, 12/12, 12/19: 5:00PM-7:00PM

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Performing Arts

  1. The Twelve Dates of Christmas

    December 13, 2019, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ The Eagle Performing Arts and Conference Center

    After seeing her fiance kiss another woman at the televised Thanksgiving Day Parade, Mary's life falls apart -- just in time for the holidays. Over the next year, she stumbles back into the dating world, where "romance" ranges from weird and creepy to absurd and comical. It seems nothing can help Mary's growing cynicism, until the charm and innocence of a five-year-old boy unexpectedly brings a new outlook on life and love. This heartwarming play offers a hilarious and modern alternative to the old standards of the holiday season. Tickets go on sale Monday, October 21 and are $37 each. Show dates are December 6-8 and 13-15. Friday and Saturdays are evening performances with doors opening at 6:00 and dinner starting at 6:15. Sundays are matinees with doors opening at 12:30 and dinner starting at 12:45. Bernardi's II of Pontiac will be catering the buffet meal.

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  2. The Twelve Dates of Christmas

    December 14, 2019, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ The Eagle Performing Arts and Conference Center

    After seeing her fiance kiss another woman at the televised Thanksgiving Day Parade, Mary's life falls apart -- just in time for the holidays. Over the next year, she stumbles back into the dating world, where "romance" ranges from weird and creepy to absurd and comical. It seems nothing can help Mary's growing cynicism, until the charm and innocence of a five-year-old boy unexpectedly brings a new outlook on life and love. This heartwarming play offers a hilarious and modern alternative to the old standards of the holiday season. Tickets go on sale Monday, October 21 and are $37 each. Show dates are December 6-8 and 13-15. Friday and Saturdays are evening performances with doors opening at 6:00 and dinner starting at 6:15. Sundays are matinees with doors opening at 12:30 and dinner starting at 12:45. Bernardi's II of Pontiac will be catering the buffet meal.

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  3. The Bashful Youngens with the Unemployed Architects

    December 21, 2019, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Eagle Performing Arts and Conference Center

    Two Central Illinois bands with strong Pontiac connections will be gracing our stage once again! The Bashful Youngens are an Americana band based in Champaign, IL featuring Carrie Chandler and Aaron Short. Tickets go on sale September 30 and are $12 in advance, $15 at the door.

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  4. James Herr Acoustic

    December 27, 2019, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Eagle Performing Arts and Conference Center

    A solo acoustic act performing covers of favorite singer songwriters like James Taylor, Paul Simon, Jim Croce, and more. It’s the perfect chance to get out of the house during the holiday season! Tickets go on sale September 30 and are $10 in advance, $12 at the door.

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Tourism

  1. Yost Museum Christmas Open Houses

    December 15, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ The Catherine V Yost Museum

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  2. Jones House Christmas Open Houses

    December 15, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ The Jones House

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  3. It's a Kids Christmas

    December 21, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Strevell House

    Children of all ages are invited to attend the reading of Christmas stories and we will serve refreshments at the historic Strevell House. This event is free and open to the public.

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  4. Yost Museum Christmas Open Houses

    December 22, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ The Catherine V Yost Museum

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  5. Jones House Christmas Open Houses

    December 22, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ The Jones House

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