Upcoming Events & Festivals

Pontiac is host to many fun events throughout the year. From car shows to concerts we have something for everyone. Check this page OR our calendar for details on these events!


Concerts at the Eagle Performing Arts and Conference Center

Tickets for all concerts can be purchased by visiting their website OR by calling 815-844-1187 Monday through Friday from 10:00-4:00.

The Bashful Youngens with The Unemployed Architects – December 21

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 are on sale now and are $12 in advance, $15 at the door.

James Herr Acoustic – December 27

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 are on sale now and are $10 in advance, $12 at the door.

A Hometown Holiday

Full of small town charm with big city amenities, Pontiac, IL is an idyllic setting year round. But, the city goes all out for the winter holidays, embracing the winter wonderland feel. Thousands of lights decorate the downtown district, a giant Christmas tree graces the town square, and the whole community gets involved with events and festivities.

While we've outlined some of the headline events here, there are no bad times to see Pontiac during the holiday season. Festivities and merriment are a daily occurrence and a guaranteed highlight of your visit.

Trolley Christmas Light Tours - December 5, 12, 19

See the beauty of the holiday lights decorating the city from the seat of the Jolly Trolley as it cruises past the most elaborate displays. All tours are first come first served. The Trolley will run 6:00-8:00PM on the listed evenings. It will pick up from the north side of the square (next to the Santa House).

Shop Late with Kris Kringle - December 12

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!

Holiday Dinner Theatre

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 are on sale now 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. It includes two meat entrees, pasta, vegetable, potato, salad, roll, and dessert. Coffee, water, and iced tea are complimentary; soda and alcoholic beverages are available for purchase. If you have dietary restrictions, please call to reserve your seats so we can discuss how to best accommodate your needs.

Dinner theatre tickets MUST be purchased in advance. Sales close at 1:00pm the day of for Friday and Saturday performances and at midnight the night before for Sunday performances. A small number of show only tickets might be available at the door - please call the box office to confirm availability. Show only tickets will not be sold in advance. To purchase your tickets, visit our website at pontiaceagle.com/ticketing or call 815-844-1187. Box office is open 10:00-4:00 Monday through Friday. If we are unable to answer your call, leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible.

All tickets are non-refundable. If you are unable to use your tickets you are free to give them to someone who can.

Doors will not open before the listed time so please plan accordingly.

Interested in seeing more dinner theatre this season? It's not too late to buy a season subscription! A season subscription is only $100 and gives you a reserved seat of your choice at each of our three dinner theatre productions this season. Visit our website or give us a call for more information.