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2022 Lucia Nights Schedule

Hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. on December 9 and 10.

Friday December 9:

• Soup and Chili Supper at the Bishop Hill Community United Methodist Church will begin at 4 p.m. until they run out. A free-will donation is appreciated to cover the cost of the meal.

• Lighting of the Park Christmas tree at 6 p.m., with music provided by Jack Watson

• Peoria Cooperative Academy Madrigal Singers will be performing at the Fire Station starting at 6 p.m.

• The VASA National Archives will have a closing reception for their exhibits, with storyteller Brian “Fox” Ellis sharing Swedish and Pioneer Christmas Stories from 6 to 8 p.m.

• Hammer and Pick will be playing a variety of music at the Steeple Building, starting at 6 p.m.

• Colony Church is having Lucia and Tomte Selfie stations.

• At the Bishop Hill Fire Station, the Peoria Folkulele will perform at 6 p.m., Jack Watson Quartet will be performing at 7 p.m., and Barry Cloyd will be performing at 8 p.m.

• Line of Sight Studios in the Dairy Building will be doing $50 Walk-In Family Mini Photo Session Specials.


Saturday December 10:

• Bishop Hill Creative Commons hosting cookie book author Bonnie Tawse for a book signing and cookie swap from 2 to 4 p.m.

• Soup and Chili Supper at the Bishop Hill Community United Methodist Church will begin at 4 p.m. until they run out. A free-will donation is appreciated to cover the cost of the meal.

• Peoria Cooperative Academy Madrigal Singers will be performing at the Fire Station starting at 6 p.m.

• The VASA National Archives will have a closing reception for their exhibits, with storyteller Brian “Fox” Ellis sharing Swedish and Pioneer Christmas Stories from 6 to 8 p.m.

• Hammer and Pick will be playing a variety of music at the Steeple Building, starting at 6 p.m.

• Colony Church is having Lucia and Tomte Selfie stations.

• At the Bishop Hill Fire Station, the Peoria Folkulele will perform at 6 p.m., Jack Watson Quartet will be performing at 7 p.m., and Barry Cloyd will be performing at 8 p.m.

• Line of Sight Studios in the Dairy Building will be doing $50 Walk-In Family Mini Photo Session Specials.

• Entwined and the Krans Kafe are hosting horse drawn carriage rides. A carriage ride cost $5 per person. Children under the age of 1 are free.

• At 7 p.m., there will be an Old Fashioned Barn Dance at the Colony School. The Sangamo Stemwinders will be performing. All dances taught and called by Gail Hintze and Jim Hicks. Admission is $5 per person, and beginners are welcome. No partner is necessary.


Lucia Nights are sponsored by the Bishop Hill Arts Council, Bishop Hill Heritage Association,

Bishop Hill State Historic Site, Old Settlers’ Association. VASA National Archives, Bishop Hill

Volunteer Fire Department, Creative Commons, and numerous local businesses. Special thanks to all the volunteers who made this festival possible! This event is also partly funded by the Illinois Arts Council Agency, a state agency.

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