An American Family Christmas 2021


Tickets will be available at the door for each concert date. Please plan to arrive a bit early if buying door tickets, as there will likely be a line.

Art by Rolan Johnson.

December 17 & 18, 2021 @ 7:30 p.m.         
December 19, 2021 @ 3:00 p.m.                                                               
Five Points Performing Arts Center
360 N. Wilmor Rd, Washington

Tickets are available online or by calling 309-693-6725. Tickets will also be available at the door.

For many families in Central Illinois, the Christmas Season officially begins with the Peoria Area Civic Chorale’s annual An American Family Christmas at Five Points Washington on December 17 & 18 at 7:30 p.m. and December 19 at 3:00 p.m.

The special guest artist for the series is Eureka native Thomas Studebaker, who returns after last appearing with PACC in spring 2017’s Celebrating 35 Years of Music after which audience members described his performance as “fantastic,” “extraordinary” and “phenomenal.” Studebaker, a powerful operatic tenor, has performed world-wide as a guest soloist for orchestral performances with the London Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, Sydney Symphony and Tokyo Symphony among others. He has also performed opera internationally with such companies as the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Teatro Colon of Buenos Aires and the Metropolitan Opera. Studebaker will collaborate with the Chorale for I Wonder as I Wander and perform multiple solo pieces including I’ll Be Home for Christmas and White Christmas.

Performances also include the Peoria Area Civic Chorale’s talented Young Artist Competition winners. Jaelyn Zoss of Lowpoint will perform on Friday evening, Leah Johnson of Peoria will perform on Saturday and Jillian Bober of Metamora will perform on Sunday. Each performance will also feature the Peoria A Capella chamber ensemble. 

Each concert will also feature family-favorite guests such as the Grinch, Santa’s elves and reindeer and even Santa himself! A cake reception sponsored by Scherer Lincoln/Volvo will follow the Saturday evening concert.

If you’re looking for a seasonal experience for the entire family, take a break from the winter cold and attend a heart-warming An American Family Christmas concert December 17-19 at Five Points Washington!

$20.00 Adults
$8.00 Students
$18.00 Group Rate (10 or more)

Special offer: When you purchase tickets to both An American Family Christmas and Love, Laughter and Happiness in one transaction, you’ll receive the group rate of $18 per adult ticket!

For more information, call 309-693-6725 or email