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Standard Box Office hours are: Monday thru Friday: Noon - 4:00 PM.

 


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Halloween Costume contest w/ $1000 in cash to give away!!
X-Krush
Heel Dragger
DJ ‘Pac ‘o’ Lips
John Jansky – Speed Painter
David Boothe – Magician
Prom Photographer
Brett Michaels concert ticket give away
Make-up artists making Zombies from 7p-10p
Zombie PARTY Bus Shuttle from Champaign
Zombie Prom King & Queen crowning
21+
$10 general admission
$25 V.I.Z. (V.I.Z. Package includes: Entry into "Club Zombie" (Including Backstage Access w/Private Bar), Private Table Seating, "Hall Pass" Laminate, Zombie Prom T-Shirt, and Zombie Prom Koozie.)
 
 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 September 2014 17:42

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Kiwanis Pancake Day

Kiwanis Pancake Day

6:00 AM to 8:00 PM

All Pancakalackin' Day!!!!!

Tickets: In Advance - $4.50 / At the Door - $5.00 / Booklet of 4 - $17.00 / Children 3-12 - 2 for 1.

Available at the door day of event.

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.............Pancakes

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 September 2014 21:28

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Festival of Trees 2014

Merry & Bright

 

Festival Special Events

Beginning September 26...

 

Buy Tickets Online

 

 

All special event tickets are available through the David S. Palmer Arena. Buy in person at the box office; online by clicking the icon above, or visit www.palmerarena.com; or by phone by calling 1-877-77-CLICK.

 

For general information or group admission tickets, call 217-442-6583.


Children's Holiday Breakfast

Sponsored by:  The Quaker Oats Company   

The Festival officially opens with the Children’s Breakfast on the main floor.  This year guests will be treated to a Macaroni Soup family concert by nationally, renowned music specialist, Miss Carole Stephens.  Plus enjoy a great breakfast buffet and a special visit from Santa.  All children will receive a goody bag and get to visit Santa’s Workshop to create a free craft (sponsored by Lowe’s) before the Festival opens to the public.   

Advanced reservations are required. 

  • Saturday, November 15th at 8:30 a.m.
  • Ticket price $10.00 each

Amanda Potter and Beth Bagby, Co-Chairs 


Princess Tea Party

Sponsored by:  Deb Schimerowski and Craig Wehr, & Escape, an Aveda Hair & Body Spa    

Brrrrr, it’s getting cold outside! Come warm up and chill out all at the same time at the Ice Princess Tea Party!  All princesses are invited to wear their favorite princess costume and enjoy a party in their honor.  Each very special princess will receive a special gift and a goody bag.  Where?  At the Festival Royal Palace of course!  Enjoy royal décor, regal treats, and a special performance involving the princesses.  Everyone receives the royal treatment (hair and makeup by Escape) and a keepsake photo by Keeran Photography.

Seating is limited and advanced reservations are required.  Two sessions. 

 

  • Saturday, November 15th, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

  • Saturday, November 15th, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

  • Ticket price $15.00 each

    Amy and Fran Richards Co-Chairs

 


The Elf Celebration

Sponsored by:  Julius W. Hegeler ll Foundation

 World Record Attempt-Largest Gathering of Santa's Elves

Get counted!  Be a part of Illinois history when we break the World Record for the Largest Gathering of Santa's Elves. Join us at the Danville High School Field House for more fun than the old elf himself, Santa could ever imagine.  Watch singing and dancing elves, elves playing basketball and even participate in the World's Largest Snowball Fight.  Santa will be on hand to oversee all the festivities. 

  • All elves must wear red and green

  • Hats and ears will be provided at the door

  • Prizes given for best elf costume, oldest elf and youngest elf.  

    All elves that participate in the world record attempt are also invited to walk in the Night of Lights Parade with Santa’s sleigh.  In addition all elves receive a coupon for free admission to the Festival (good for any day) and receive free admission that night after the Parade to help us continue the celebration at the Festival of Trees (Civic Center).  Watch the elfiest show around at 7pm to see how Santa and his "snowbow elves" figure out how to raise the Christmas Spirit around the world. Cameo appearances from the Easter Bunny and Great Pumpkin spice up our show. Be a part of the flash mob elf dance that helps Santa learn about tolerance and acceptance. Make sure you take some Elfie selfies while you're there; it's all part of the fun!

  • Saturday, November 15th from 2:00 – 4:00  p.m. at the DHS Field House

  • Saturday, November 15th at 7:00 p.m. – Elf Show on stage

  • Ticket price is $5:00 (includes Santa hat & ears, free admission to Festival on Saturday & a coupon for free admission on any other day or your choice.  Coupon is transferable and may be used by another family member.      

 


The Polar Express
Sponsored by Julius W. Hegeler II Foundation

Join us as we recreate the magical journey made famous in author Chris Van Allsburg’s book “The Polar Express”.  Children and their families begin the journey of make believe at the Village Mall where they will meet their conductor and receive their golden ticket.  Talk to real live elves and learn more about their life at the North Pole. Conductors then escort our passengers to the “Polar Express” (buses) where live entertainment by dancing chefs will enchant passengers.  Enjoy hot chocolate and treats served by singing chefs.  Carols will be sung in anticipation of their arrival at the Festival of Trees and the “North Pole.” Watch as the Polar Express book is brought to life with actors, musical entertainment, and Santa's presentation of the first gift of Christmas.  Children and adults alike are encouraged (not required) to wear pajamas to be a part of our magical journey.  Reservations are required.  Only one show this year!

  • Sunday, November 16th at 5:00 p.m.

  • Ticket price $12.50 each 

    The event begins at 5:00 p.m. at the Village Mall and departs to the Festival at 5:15 p.m. 

    Buses return to the mall by 7:20 p.m.  

    Dave Wesner, Shannon Schroeder, and Tonya Hill, Co- Chairs

     


Pirate Adventure Lunch 
Sponsored by McDonald's ~ DND Witzel Enterprises

Arrrrgh Mateys! Gather up your Captains and First Mates and come join us as our little pirates take over the Festival of Trees.  A treasure hunt around the festival will start off our pirate adventure. After all the "loot" has been discovered and you've worked up an appetite, McDonalds will provide you with a tasty lunch and Dairy Queen will bring the sweets! No adventure is complete without a little magic, so watch out pirates, the one and only Ronald McDonald will be there to give our guests a special magic show.

Seating is limited and advanced reservations are required.

 

  • Sunday, November 16th

  • Ticket Price $10.00 each

  • Your pirate adventure begins at 11:30 a.m.

    Kate Cox, Katie Gremar, and Theresa Curtis, Co-Chairs

 



Ladies Holiday Ladies Luncheon
Sponsored by:  CharDonnay Dialysis, Inc.

It’s become a holiday tradition and what better way to enjoy your afternoon, than at the Festival of Trees.  Bring your girlfriends and join us as we present an elegant luncheon admist the twinkling lights and glistening trees.  Featuring a scrumptious meal catered by Applewood Foods, special entertainment and lots of fun and laughter.  Each guest receives a lovely gift and a souvenir photo to capture the moment. 

Seating is limited and advanced reservations are required.

  • Monday, November 17th 

  • Ticket price $30.00 each

  • Seating begins at 11:00 a.m., meal served at 11:30 a.m.

    Denise Webster, Chair

     



The Crystal Ball 
Sponsored by Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Halloran; Ron & Karen Wall; Mark & Jana Goodwin; and Peter & Laura Blackmon

Join us for a very special evening of music and dancing with your little sweetheart. Make it a night you’ll both never forget.  This is a great opportunity for dads and their daughters, or moms and their sons to get all dressed up, and share a memorable evening together.  Dinner, desserts and a souvenir photo are included with each ticket.  All ages are welcome and formal attire is recommended. 

Seating is limited and advanced reservations are required.

  • Tuesday, November 18th, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (Photographer starts at 5:30 p.m.)

  • Ticket Price $15.00 each

    Laura Blackmon and Christy Grassman, Co- Chairs

     

 

Family Night BINGO 
Sponsored by Vermillion Chevrolet

Grab the family and head to the Festival for dinner and fun!  Enjoy playing Bingo and win prizes the entire family can enjoy!  Each ticket includes spaghetti, salad and breadsticks from Jockos, 5 games of Bingo, and admission to the Festival.  Each family will receive a goody bag to take home. 

Seating is limited and advanced reservations are required.

  • Monday, November 17th

  • Ticket Price $10.00 each

  • Doors open at 5:45 p.m., dinner served at 6:00 p.m., event runs till approximately 7:30

    Cheryl Clapp and Julie Ronto, Co-Chairs

     

Vintage Roadshow

Sponsored by:  Pape Family Funeral Home

Trash or Treasure?  Find out at the Vintage Roadshow at the Festival of Trees.  Guests are invited to bring an heirloom or antique item for appraisal.  (See list of antique dealers).  Please bring only one item that you can carry or two pieces of jewelry.  No weapons, firearms, paintings or large furniture.  Each ticket includes admission to the Festival, a wonderful prime-rib luncheon plus dessert, and special entertainment on stage.  Security will be provided to watch valuables during the meal.

 

  • Tuesday, November 18th

  • Ticket Price $10.00 each

  • Doors open at 11:00 a.m., lunch served from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

    Chris Good, Chair

     

Cheers to You Bingo & Fun

Raise your glass and toast to a good time at the Festival of Trees.  Join us for hearty appetizers, adult refreshments, and 10 games of Bingo for fabulous prizes (included in your ticket price).  Renowned emcee and bingo caller, Tom Wagner is sure to bring lots of fun to this first time event and have you laughing in your seats. This event is reserved for our guests 21 and up.     

Seating is limited and advanced reservations are required. 

  • Tuesday, November 18th, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

  • Ticket price $20.00 each

  • Both men and women are welcome 

    Cheryl Clapp, Julie Ronto and Rhonda Wagner Co- Chairs

     

 

Last Updated on Friday, 26 September 2014 16:05

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Mike Epps

Mike Epps & Friends

Comedian and Actor, Mike Epps brings his Stand Up show to Danville, IL.

Tickets on Sale Now!

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 August 2014 18:12

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Danville Dashers' Season Tickets 14

The Danville Dashers

Early Bird Tickets on Sale Now!

Adults: $200

Seniors / Military: $150

Kids: $100


Buy Season Tickets


Early Special Ends October 17.

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Danville Riverhawks Basketball

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 September 2014 21:19

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Halloween Costume contest w/ $1000 in cash to give away!!
X-Krush
Heel Dragger
DJ ‘Pac ‘o’ Lips
John Jansky – Speed Painter
David Boothe – Magician
Prom Photographer
Brett Michaels concert ticket give away
Make-up artists making Zombies from 7p-10p
Zombie PARTY Bus Shuttle from Champaign
Zombie Prom King & Queen crowning
21+
$10 general admission
$25 V.I.Z. (V.I.Z. Package includes: Entry into "Club Zombie" (Including Backstage Access w/Private Bar), Private Table Seating, "Hall Pass" Laminate, Zombie Prom T-Shirt, and Zombie Prom Koozie.)
 
 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 October 2014 19:18

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