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Leading Ladies
Now - Nov. 18, 2018 , Show times range from 8pm, 4pm, 2:30 pm on Sundays
Ken Ludwig's "Leading Ladies" Emerges Under the Lewis University Philip Lynch Theatre Lights ROMEOVILLE— Lewis University's Philip Lynch Theatre (PLT) continues "chasing the dream" this season with the hilarious farce Leading Ladies by Ken Ludwig. Ludwig is a Tony Award and a two-time Olivier Award-winning playw...More Info
Cost: Adult: 10.25; Senior/Student: 9.25 Event Type: Performing Arts
Philip Lynch Theatre; Lewis University
One University Parkway
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815) 836-5500
Princeton's Annual Christmas Walk
Now - Nov. 18, 2018
Each year the weekend before Thanksgiving, Princeton's beautiful Main Street is transformed into a magical holiday treasure. All weekend long enjoy Holiday Music, hot chocolate, visit Santa, Horse-drawn carriage rides, old-time trolley rides between the north and south shopping district AND so much shopping!...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Shopping
Main Street
Princeton, IL
A Very Rialto Christmas
Nov. 19, 2018 , Tree Lighting 5:30 Concert 7:00
Kick off the holiday season with this very special family concert event that is sure to be one of your favorite holiday traditions. Former Rialto Idol Junior winner, Agne G returns to the Rialto Square stage where it all began to share her talents with the community. Agne Giedraityte, known as Agne G, is a sixteen-yea...More Info
Cost: $15 Adults $10 Children Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
Black Wednesday
Nov. 21, 2018 , 8:30 pm - ???
Join us for an evening of FREE fun with the DJ and Karaoke! ...More Info
Cost: None Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Channahon Lanes
25306 W Eames St
Channahon, IL 60410
815-467-2026
Miles Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts
Nov. 21, 2018 , 7:30pm
Rockford, IL-based Miles Nielsen has spent nearly a decade enthralling audiences with music that draws force from the prime years of Western-influenced rock music and classic '60s soul. Claiming influences as diverse as Otis Redding's classic soul and Jellyfish's cult power pop recordings, Nielsen has thus far released...More Info
Cost: 25 Event Type: Performing Arts
Uptown Grill
601 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
815-224-4545
Miles Nielsen and the Rusted Hearts
Nov. 21, 2018 , 7:30 PM ...More Info
Cost: $25 Event Type: Performing Arts
Uptown Grill
601 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
815-224-4545
Thanksgiving
Nov. 22, 2018
Our annual Thanksgiving Buffet ...More Info
Event Type: Dining
Chuck's Southern Comforts Cafe & Banquets
8025 S. Cass Ave.
Darien, IL 60561
331-431-4000
Thanksgiving Brunch
Nov. 22, 2018 ...More Info
Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort & Waterpark
2643 N. IL Rt. 178
Utica, IL 61373
(866) 399-3866
Turkey Day!
Nov. 22, 2018 , 4 pm - 10 pm
Tired of sitting on the couch watching football? Challenge the family to a game of bowling. Winner gets the last piece of pie! Package includes 2 hours of bowling, and up to 5 shoe rentals....More Info
Cost: $25 Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Channahon Lanes
25306 W Eames St
Channahon, IL 60410
815-467-2026
Light Up the Holidays
Nov. 23, 2018 , 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Join the museum and the rest of the downtown area as we celebrate the start of the holiday season! Free admission into the museum along with crafts, entertainment and a special guest appearance by "The Man in the Red"....More Info
Cost: Free Admission Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Joliet Area Historical Museum
204 N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-723-5201
Light up the Holidays Festival & Parade
Nov. 23, 2018 , 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Light Up the Holidays Parade and Festival is held on the Friday following Thanksgiving each year. Activities begin downtown as early as 9:30 a.m., and include the Fantastic Fun Fair in the Joliet Area Historical Museum's auditorium, as well as activities in the Joliet Public Library, Gji's Sweet Shoppe, Jitters Coffeeh...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Downtown Joliet
Chicago Street
Joliet, IL 60432
+18157746066
Light Up the Holidays Festival and Parade
Nov. 23, 2018 , 10am to 7pm
Presented by the University of St. Francis Light Up the Holidays Parade and Festival is held on the Friday following Thanksgiving each year. Activities begin downtown as early as 10:00 a.m., and include the Fantastic Fun Fair in the Joliet Area Historical Museum's auditorium, as well as activities in the Joliet Publ...More Info
Cost: free Event Type: Festivals
Downtown Joliet, along Chicago Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-774-6067
Teddy Bear Tea
Nov. 23, 2018 , 9:30 AM & 12:30 PM
The Rialto Square Theatre holiday tradition continues. Young and old alike will enjoy this special brunch featuring delicious food and family fun complete with a special appearance by St. Nick himself and a keepsake teddy bear. A ticket is required for all in attendance and space will fill up quickly!...More Info
Cost: $25 adults | $22.50 children (12 & under) Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
See the Barker Folk Art Bison in the Wilmington Parade
Nov. 24, 2018 , 5 p.m.
See "Buck" the Folk Art Bison by the late John "Jack" Barker in the annual holiday parade in historic downtown Wilmington, Illinois! The 7-foot intuitive art sculpture was made with scrapped plastics and other materials & is an example of Barker's beloved interpretations of local nature & conservation. ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Water Street in Wilmington, IL
Water Street
Wilmington, IL 60481
815-423-6370
Shop Small Saturday
Nov. 24, 2018 , 10am-6pm
Shop small, shop local, shop True North. In a time where online shopping and big box stores dominate, remember to support your local stores and shop small business. Feel good knowing you support 70 local vendors with every purchase made at True North! Thank you for shopping small!...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Shopping
True North
539 Bedford Rd.
Morris, IL 60450
815-705-0161
Small Business Saturday at Lock 16
Nov. 24, 2018 , 7:00am - 5:00pm
Shop historic downtown LaSalle, including Lock 16 Gift Shop on Small Business Saturday to find all of your holiday needs. Drawings & specials galore. #Shoplocal #SmallbusinessSaturday...More Info
Event Type: Shopping
Lock 16 Cafe & Visitor Center
754 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
815-220-1848
The Polar Express
Nov. 24, 2018 , 1:00 PM
Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis reunite for "Polar Express," an inspiring adventure based on the beloved children's book by Chris Van Allsburg. When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fad...More Info
Cost: $5 Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
Festival of Trees
Nov. 23, 2018 - Nov. 25, 2018 , 10:00 a.m -7:00 p.m. & Sunday - 1-3 p.m.
Join us for some Holiday spirit by celebrating our 23rd annual Festival of Trees. The Grundy County Historical Society will be hosting this event at the Museum, 510 W. Illinois Avenue. Morris, IL. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday, November 23rd and 24th and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday the 25th of Novembe...More Info
Cost: $1.00 Adults - Children 12 and under Free Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Grundy County Historical Society and Museum
510 W. Illinois Avenue
Morris, IL 60450
815-942-4880
Christmas at the Canal Market
Nov. 24, 2018 - Nov. 25, 2018 , 10-4
In conjunction with the Village of North Utica, we will celebrate Christmas in the Village by having Vendors set up at our indoor/outdoor Canal Market both Saturday and Sunday. Come on down and get a jump start on your Christmas shopping with unique, handmade, homemade, vintage and repurposed wares for sale....More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts/Crafts
LaSalle County Historical Society
101 E. Canal Street
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-4861
Deals & Delights
Nov. 25, 2018 , 12pm - 5pm
Get your one of a kind Joliet Items just in time for the holidays! Stop by the museum to get special discounts in the museum gift shop. Museum members will receive 20% and non-members will get 10%. New merchandise will be added and gift wrapping will be available!...More Info
Event Type: Shopping
Joliet Area Historical Museum
204 N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-723-5201
December Deals & Delights
Nov. 25, 2018 , 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Holiday Sales! All members get 20% off -general public gets 10%- off everything in the shop! Get your one of a kind Joliet items just in time for the holidays....More Info
Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Joliet Area Historical Museum
204 N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-723-5201
Storytellers Studio Sessions
Nov. 25, 2018 , 6:00 PM
Second of four shows hosted by Miles Nielson and Kelly Steward. This show features artists Chris Gelbuda and Chicago Farmer. Tickets available at www.TangledRootsBrewingCo.com/storytellers...More Info
Event Type: Story Telling
Tangled Roots Brewing Company
812 La Salle St.
Ottawa, IL 61350
(815) 324-9549
The Oak Ridge Boys: Shine the Light on Christmas Tour
Nov. 25, 2018 , 7:00 PM
A mixture of traditional and contemporary songs—including religious, romantic and fun holiday tunes—makes up the set list, which includes songs from the Oaks' seven bestselling Christmas CDs. A highlight of the evening is the much-loved 'rocking chair' segment where each BOY rocks by the fireplace and share...More Info
Cost: TICKETS: $73.50 | $53.50 | $43.50 Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
"Remembering Marshall Fields' at Christmas"
Nov. 19, 2018 - Nov. 26, 2018
November 13th, November 19th, November 26th. For many Chicagoans, no Christmas season was complete without a visit to Marshall Field's, the city's grand dame of department stores. This illustrated talk traces the store's beloved holiday traditions, including the Walnut Room Christmas tree, the holiday window displays...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
The Jacob Henry Mansion Estate
20 South Eastern Avenue
Joliet, IL 60433
815-722-1420
Menopause The Musical
Nov. 27, 2018 , 3 p.m.
Menopause The Musical® is a groundbreaking celebration of women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived "The Change." Now celebrating 17 years of female empowerment through hilarious musical comedy, Menopause The Musical® has evolved as a "grassroots" movement of women who deal with life a...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
KENNY G: THE MIRACLES HOLIDAY & HITS TOUR
Nov. 29, 2018 , 7:30 PM
In a recording career that spans almost three decades and 23 albums, Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Kenny G has grafted elements of R&B, pop, and Latin to a jazz foundation solidifying his reputation as the premiere artist in contemporary jazz. Since the early '80s, his combination of unparalleled instrumental chops ...More Info
Cost: $69.50 | $54.50 | $44.50 Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
Take a Hike & a Lunch
Now - Nov. 30, 2018 , April-November Saturdays & Sundays 11am-2:30pm
Group will depart from the hotel lobby of the Lodge with a knowledgeable guide to see canyons and bluffs made from St. Peter's Sandstone.  Waterfalls are a good possibility in the Spring and early Summer as they are seasonal.  The guide will tell the group how Starved Rock got its name along with other tales ...More Info
Cost: $18 per person Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
Take a Hike & a Lunch
Now - Nov. 30, 2018 , April-November Saturday & Sundays 11am-230pm
Group will depart from the hotel lobby of the Lodge with a knowledgeable guide to see canyons and bluffs made from St. Peter's Sandstone.  Waterfalls are a good possibility in the Spring and early Summer as they are seasonal.  The guide will tell the group how Starved Rock got its name along with other tales ...More Info
Cost: $18 per person Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
Woods Walk
Now - Nov. 30, 2018 , 8-4 p.m.
Get out and get moving! It's the return of "Woods Walk"! Experience 10 of Will County's top-rated trails during their fall splendor. Trail lengths range from 1.5 to 4 miles, and each trail offers its own unique experience. Bring your binoculars, field guides and a camera. Select trails offer photo staging areas, adding...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Sugar Creek Administration Center
17540 W Laraway Road
Joliet, IL 60433
(815) 727-8700
Take a Hike & a Lunch
Now - Nov. 30, 2018 , 11am-230pm
Group will depart from the hotel lobby of the Lodge with a knowledgeable guide to see canyons and bluffs made from St. Peter's Sandstone.  Waterfalls are a good possibility in the Spring and early Summer as they are seasonal.  The guide will tell the group how Starved Rock got its name along with other tales ...More Info
Cost: $18 per person Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
Take a Hike & a Lunch
Now - Nov. 30, 2018 , April-November Saturday & Sundays 11am-230pm
Group will depart from the hotel lobby of the Lodge with a knowledgeable guide to see canyons and bluffs made from St. Peter's Sandstone.  Waterfalls are a good possibility in the Spring and early Summer as they are seasonal.  The guide will tell the group how Starved Rock got its name along with other tales ...More Info
Cost: $18 per person Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
WATERPARK RE-OPENING
Now - Nov. 30, 2018
Waterpark Re-Opening in November!...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort & Waterpark
2643 N. IL Rt. 178
Utica, IL 61373
(866) 399-3866
Bill Kirchen's Honky Tonk Christmas
Nov. 30, 2018 , 7:30 ...More Info
Cost: $30 Event Type: Performing Arts
Uptown Grill
601 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
815-224-4545
Bill Kirchen's Honky Tonk Christmas
Nov. 30, 2018 , 7:30pm
Grammy nominated guitarist, singer and songwriter Bill Kirchen is one of the fortunate few who can step on any stage, play those trademark licks which drove the seminal Commander Cody classic Hot Rod Lincoln into the Top Ten nationwide, and elicit instant recognition. Named a "Titan of the Telecaster" by Guitar Player ...More Info
Cost: 30 Event Type: Performing Arts
Uptown Grill
601 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
815-224-4545
Miracle on 34th Street
Nov. 30, 2018 , 7:00 PM
In this Christmas classic, an old man going by the name of Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwenn) fills in for an intoxicated Santa in Macy's annual Thanksgiving Day parade. Kringle proves to be such a hit that he is soon appearing regularly at the chain's main store in midtown Manhattan. When Kringle surprises customers and empl...More Info
Cost: $5 Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
Breakfast with Santa
Dec. 1, 2018 , 8am - 9:00am & 10am-11:00am
Breakfast with Santa is back at the Lock 16 Café & Visitor Center in Downtown LaSalle! Bring the children for a fun filled Holiday event at Lock 16, they will enjoy breakfast & picking out gifts while meeting Mr. & Mrs. Claus! Reservations required. Call (815)220-1848 or visit www.iandmcanal.org ...More Info
Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Lock 16 Cafe & Visitor Center
754 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
815-220-1848
Lemont's Annual Hometown Event
Dec. 1, 2018 , 3:00 PM?-?7:00 PM
Kick off the holiday season . . . Shopping, Children's Activities, Tree Lighting, Visits With Santa and More!...More Info
Event Type: Other
Historic Downtown Lemont
Lemont, IL 60439
630-257-1550
Lemont Park District's 10th Annual Frigid 5k
Dec. 2, 2018 , 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Location: Lemont Park District Centennial Campus - Meet at the CORE. Bundle up and join us for the 10th Annual Frigid 5K! Break out those Santa hats and ugly Christmas sweaters for this festive 5K race through the Lemont Park District's Centennial Campus. A Candy Cane Kids Dash is available just for kids and will take...More Info
Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Lemont Park District Centennial Campus-Meet at the CORE
418 Main Street
Lemont, IL 60439
630-257-1550
The Nutcracker
Dec. 2, 2018 , 2:00 PM
Von Heidecke's Chicago Festival Ballet presents this holiday favorite fairytale ballet that is perfect for the entire family. The magical production features lavish costumes, exquisite sets, including a Christmas tree that grows before your eyes, and sensational choreography by ballet master, Kenneth von Heidecke. Jour...More Info
Cost: $38.50 | $30.50 | $22.50 (children 12 & under) Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
Christmas Tea at the Mansion
Dec. 4, 2018 , 1pm
The Mansion is beautiful this time of the year--Spend a lovely holiday afternoon with friends while enjoying sweets, savories, and tea. ...More Info
Cost: yes Event Type: Holiday - Spring/Summer
Reddick Mansion Association
100 W. Lafayette Street
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-433-6100
NOËL: A NEW FAMILY HOLIDAY MUSICAL
Dec. 4, 2018 , 7:00 PM
NOËL is a stunning new holiday musical from top-selling children's author Eoin Colfer (Artemis Fowl) and preeminent Irish film composer Liam Bates. NOËL, set in modern day London, tells a heartwarming tale of a little girl (Noël), who is preparing for her starring role in a school Christmas play when he...More Info
Cost: $48.50 | $38.50 | $33.50 Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
Victorian Holiday Luncheon in "The Gathering Room"
Nov. 29, 2018 - Dec. 5, 2018 , Nov 29, Nov 30, Dec 5: 11:00am-2:00pm
We welcome you to begin your day with a self-guided tour. The Jacob Henry Mansion is a Historical City, State and National Landmark. This Award Winning Mansion, built in 1873, is known for its original beauty and old Victorian charm. You will feel right at home in The Jacob Henry Mansion, which will be dressed and beau...More Info
Cost: $40 Event Type: Ongoing
The Jacob Henry Mansion Estate
20 South Eastern Avenue
Joliet, IL 60433
815-722-1420
Broadway and Christmas
Dec. 3, 2018 - Dec. 5, 2018 , December 3rd, 4th & 5th?
Celebrate the joy of Christmas with us at Starved Rock Lodge while listening to the sounds of Broadway and Christmas with Phil and Amy. A husband and wife team that are known most notably as featured vocalists with Franz Benteler Royal Strings Orchestra. This Chicagoland duo will get you into the Christmas spirit wit...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
Broadway and Christmas
Dec. 3, 2018 - Dec. 5, 2018 , 11:30 am - 2:45 pm
December 3, 4 & 5 Matinee Shows 11:30am Check-in Begins Celebrate the joy of Christmas with us at Starved Rock Lodge while listening to the songs of Broadway and Christmas from Phil & Amy. Phil and Amy are a husband and wife team that are known most notably as featured vocalists with Franz Benteler Royal Strings O...More Info
Cost: $34 Event Type: Performing Arts
Starved Rock Lodge
2668 East 875th Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
+18156674726
Holiday Luncheon & Organ Concert
Dec. 5, 2018 , 11 AM
Enjoy the sounds of the season and a delicious catered lunch at the Rialto Square Theatre while local school choirs serenade you. Then move into the Theatre where members of the Joliet Area Theatre Organ Enthusiast Society will play your favorite holiday carols on the famous Barton Grand Theatre Pipe Organ....More Info
Cost: $15 Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
Christmas Tea
Dec. 6, 2018 , 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Join the Canal Corridor Association for an afternoon Christmas themed tea in the Lock 16 Café & Visitor Center Vintage Room. Afternoon teas have been enjoyed for centuries and have been touted as a miracle cure and most potent health drink ever. Spend the afternoon with friends in the Vintage Room at the Lock ...More Info
Cost: $24.95 Event Type: Dining
Lock 16 Cafe & Visitor Center
754 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
815-220-1848
A MAGICAL CIRQUE CHRISTMAS
Dec. 7, 2018 , 8:00PM
The producers of Broadway's smash hit "The Illusionists" have brought together the world's greatest entertainers for a spell-binding and incredible new holiday production – A MAGICAL CIRQUE CHRISTMAS! Experience the magic of Christmas with dazzling illusions and breathtaking cirque artists, performing to all your...More Info
Cost: TICKETS: $148.50 (VIP Stage seating) | $73.50 | $53.50 | $43.50 Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
Christmas in the Studio
Dec. 7, 2018 , 4-8
Annual Christmas Party in the Studio. Appetizers, music, and of course pottery! Come join in a celebration of the fun....More Info
Cost: free Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Fine Field Pottery Company
215 E. Main St.
Streator, IL 61364
815-878-1284
Christmas Tea
Dec. 7, 2018 , 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Join the Canal Corridor Association for an afternoon Christmas themed tea in the Lock 16 Café & Visitor Center Vintage Room. Afternoon teas have been enjoyed for centuries and have been touted as a miracle cure and most potent health drink ever. Spend the afternoon with friends in the Vintage Room at the Lock ...More Info
Cost: $24.95 Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Lock 16 Cafe & Visitor Center
754 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
815-220-1848
Merry on Main
Dec. 7, 2018 , 4-9
Merry on Main is a downtown Christmas open house. Come join local businesses including K's Secret Garden by celebrating and shopping late. Come for the refreshments, door prizes, sales and fun!...More Info
Cost: free Event Type: Shopping
K's Secret Garden
215 E. Main St.
Streator, IL 61364
815-672-9733
Midnight Shopping
Dec. 7, 2018 , 10am-12am
True North will be open for 15 hours straight to help you can complete your holiday shopping. However, at 7pm the fun begins! The lights are turned down and shoppers get to explore the 6000 square foot store by flashlight. Take part in the adult scavenger hunt, with prizes! Games, prizes, discounts, music and movies. B...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Shopping
True North
539 Bedford Rd.
Morris, IL 60450
815-705-0161
Sewing Academy - Tame That Technique
Dec. 7, 2018 - Dec. 8, 2018 , $99
In this two-day sewing course, customers will discover just what a sewing machine can do while exploring everything from closures, to hems, to elegant embellishments. Be delighted as you master techniques like piping, Spanish hemstitching, exposed stitches and more. Leave with a Technique Reference Book filled with t...More Info
Cost: $99 Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Thimbles
940 S. State St.
Lockport, IL 60441
1-815-836-8735
It's A Wonderful Life: Live Radio Broadcast
Dec. 8, 2018 , 7:00 PM
An annual holiday tradition at the Rialto Square Theatre– join WJOL for an evening you won't forget, as local radio talents perform the Christmas classic, It's A Wonderful Life live from the Rialto Stage, as it broadcasts on WJOL simultaneously. Year in and year out, this is always a highlight of the holiday seas...More Info
Cost: $10 Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
La Salle's Christkindlmarket
Dec. 8, 2018 - Dec. 9, 2018 , 11am-5pm Sat, 11am-4pm Sun
Be sure to save the date for the 2nd year of this 2-day event!  You'll feel like you're strolling through an authentic German holiday market.  The event runs both Saturday (11am-5pm) and Sunday (11am-4pm) at the 2nd Street Parking Lot at 2nd & Marquette. Plenty of free nearby parking as well as fully han...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
160 Marquette Street
PO Box 182
LaSalle, IL 61301
Joliet American Legion Band: Sounds of Christmas
Dec. 9, 2018 , 2:00 PM
The Joliet American Legion Band will bring the sounds of the season to life on the Rialto Square Theatre stage. Enriched in tradition, military sharpness and musical integrity, these musicians are delighted to bring you an unforgettable performance with their tremendously rousing musical spirit. A ticket is free in exc...More Info
Cost: FREE with non-perishable food donation Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
Wine and Soul
Dec. 9, 2018 , 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Enjoy a holiday wine tasting with a complementary wine tasting glass, cash bar, and mini-exhibit that co-inside with our Holiday Tree Traditions event. Members: $20 , Non-Members: $25 ...More Info
Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Joliet Area Historical Museum : Lower level auditorium
204 N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-723-5201x7212
Kenny and Dolly Christmas
Dec. 10, 2018 - Dec. 12, 2018 , December 10th, 11th & 12th
For this first time show we have paired Dave Karl (Kenny Rogers) & Wendy Engler (Dolly Parton) for all of the top songs , mannerisms and humor of the real Kenny and Dolly. This tribute has it all, the best of Kenny, Dolly and of course many of their famous duets. There will be the perfect mix of Christmas music sprin...More Info
Cost: $40 Matinee Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
Kenny and Dolly Christmas
Dec. 10, 2018 - Dec. 12, 2018 , 11:00 am - 2:45 pm
December 10, 11 & 12 Matinee Shows 11:30am Check-in Begins For this first time show we have paired Dave Karl (Kenny Rogers) & Wendy Engler (Dolly Parton) for all of the top songs, mannerisms and humor of the real Kenny and Dolly. This tribute has it all, the best of Kenny, Dolly and of course many of their famous d...More Info
Cost: $40 Event Type: Performing Arts
Starved Rock Lodge
2668 East 875th Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
+18156674726
Classical Blast Presents: Dark Side of the Yule
Dec. 14, 2018 , 7:00 pm
Back for it's third year, Classical Blast plays mashes and medleys of your favorite Rock and Holiday tunes with a Classical twist. Show starts at 7:00 pm. Members: $12.00 , Non-Members: $14 ...More Info
Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Joliet Area Historical Museum
204 N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-723-5201
THE TENORS: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Dec. 14, 2018 , 8:00PM
Multi-platinum, JUNO Award-winning vocal supergroup, The Tenors, comprised of Clifton Murray, Fraser Walters and Victor Micallef, blend classical music and contemporary pop to deliver powerful performances and outstanding harmonies for audiences around the world. Since 2008, The Tenors have sold over 1 million albums w...More Info
Cost: TICKETS: $200 (VIP) | $175 (VIP) | $73.50 | $53.50 | $43.50 Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY'S WILD & SWINGIN' HOLIDAY PARTY!
Dec. 15, 2018 , 8:00PM
BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY'S WILD & SWINGIN' HOLIDAY PARTY! is a jumpin' and jivin' extravaganza featuring one-of-a-kind originals and reworked Yuletide classics in true BBVD style, with an energetic performance to be enjoyed by all ages. In addition to seasonal favorites, the show will include fan favorites from the band's ...More Info
Cost: TICKETS: $48.50 | $33.50 | $28.50 Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
Breakfast with Santa
Dec. 15, 2018 , 8:30a.m.-11:30a.m.
Join the jolliest man, himself, as well as the Mrs. for a breakfast buffet right here at Starved Rock Lodge. Following breakfast, you'll be treated to "Magic by Cory". Also attending will be "Grace" a white tailed deer from the Furry Friends. Children may take turns sitting on Santa's lap to tell him their Christmas...More Info
Cost: Adults $15.50 Children 10 & under $11.95 Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
Breakfast with Santa
Dec. 9, 2018 - Dec. 16, 2018 ...More Info
Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort & Waterpark
2643 N. IL Rt. 178
Utica, IL 61373
(866) 399-3866
The Muppet Christmas Carol
Dec. 16, 2018 , 3:00 PM
The Muppets perform the classic Dickens holiday tale, with Kermit the Frog playing Bob Cratchit, the put-upon clerk of stingy Ebenezer Scrooge (Michael Caine). Other Muppets — Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Fozzie Bear and Sam the Eagle — weave in and out of the story, while Scrooge receives visits from spirits of thre...More Info
Cost: $5 Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
98° AT CHRISTMAS
Dec. 20, 2018 , 7:30 PM
98°, the Billboard chart-topping boy band, who have sold more than 10 million records worldwide, will bring their holiday album, Let It Snow, to the Rialto Square Theatre on Thursday, December 20th 2018. In five short years — from 1997 to 2002 — they'd sold a staggering 10 million records, scored a ch...More Info
Cost: $69.50 | $54.50 | $44.50 Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
Throwback Pulled Pork Sandwich
Dec. 20, 2018 , 11am
It's our 20th Anniversary so we want to go back to the beginning where it all got started from Chuck and roll back the clock on the sandwich that started it all! Pulled Pork So on the 20th of each and every month we are doing special pricing! ...More Info
Event Type: Dining
Chuck's Southern Comforts Cafe & Banquets
8025 S. Cass Ave.
Darien, IL 60561
331-431-4000
Lunch With the Grinch
Dec. 19, 2018 - Dec. 23, 2018
Join us for our annual Lunch with the Grinch! The Grinch will be walking around to take pictures with the kids, play games, and get into some mischief! We will even have the cartoon Grinch playing! Our dates and time vary!...More Info
Event Type: Dining
Chuck's Southern Comforts Cafe & Banquets
8025 S. Cass Ave.
Darien, IL 60561
331-431-4000
Sam Llanas
Dec. 29, 2018 , 7:30 ...More Info
Cost: $30 Event Type: Performing Arts
Uptown Grill
601 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
815-224-4545
Holiday Tournament
Dec. 28, 2018 - Dec. 30, 2018 , 8:30 AM - 10PM
The Pontiac Holiday basketball tournament, founded in 1926 by Don "Cash" Seaton, physical education teacher and head basketball coach, has the distinction of being the original and oldest high school Christmas tournament in the nation. Seaton envisioned an event that would bring teams from different parts of the state...More Info
Cost: $9 - $39 Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Pontiac Tourism
115 W. Howard St.
Pontiac, IL 61764
815-844-5847
Holiday Storytelling with Bill Myers
Dec. 30, 2018 , 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Bill Myers, local Illinois Valley storyteller, will be spinning his holiday tales at the Starved Rock Visitor Center. Storytelling is great for all ages. Storytelling will begin at 1:30 p.m. and last one hour....More Info
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Starved Rock Visitors Center
2668 East 875th Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
+18156674726
Guided Winter Hike
Now - Dec. 31, 2018 , 11:00am-2:00pm
Join us for a guided hike with the possibility of frozen waterfalls & Eagles. Participants meet in the hotel lobby of the Lodge to pick up a snack and a "Starved Rock" backpack. The tour concludes at the Lodge about 2:00 pm. Please dress appropriately for the weather and wear proper footwear. In the event of ice and ...More Info
Cost: $12.00 Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
Starved Rock Walkers Club
Now - Dec. 31, 2018 , Every Thursday (year round)
Weekly guided hike through Starved Rock State Park, Matthiessen State Park, I & M Canal and the occasional walk into a nearby Nature Preserve. Every Thursday morning, year round. The group meets in the lobby of the Lodge and departs at 9:00am. Hikes last between 2 and 3 hours, depending on the destination. The hikes va...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
Starved Rock Walkers Club
Now - Dec. 31, 2018 , Every Thursday (year round)
Weekly guided hike through Starved Rock State Park, Matthiessen State Park, I & M Canal and the occasional walk into a nearby Nature Preserve. Every Thursday morning, year round. The group meets in the lobby of the Lodge and departs at 9:00am. Hikes last between 2 and 3 hours, depending on the destination. The hikes va...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
Starved Rock Walkers Club
Now - Dec. 31, 2018 , Every Thursday (year round)
Weekly guided hike through Starved Rock State Park, Matthiessen State Park, I & M Canal and the occasional walk into a nearby Nature Preserve. Every Thursday morning, year round. The group meets in the lobby of the Lodge and departs at 9:00am. Hikes last between 2 and 3 hours, depending on the destination. The hikes va...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
The First Course Tour
Now - Dec. 31, 2018 , Wednesdays at 6:00p.m.
Ever wonder how Starved Rock got its name, or who built the Lodge? You can learn the answers to these questions and many more while strolling around the Lodge with our knowledgeable guide. Your tour begins in the Back Door Lounge with check in and your own appetizer sampler plate with a beverage of your choice (specia...More Info
Cost: $20 per person? Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
Starved Rock Walkers Club
Now - Dec. 31, 2018 , Every Thursday (year round)
Weekly guided hike through Starved Rock State Park, Matthiessen State Park, I & M Canal and the occasional walk into a nearby Nature Preserve. Every Thursday morning, year round. The group meets in the lobby of the Lodge and departs at 9:00am. Hikes last between 2 and 3 hours, depending on the destination. The hikes va...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
Starved Rock Walkers Club
Now - Dec. 31, 2018 , Every Thursday (year round)
Weekly guided hike through Starved Rock State Park, Matthiessen State Park, I & M Canal and the occasional walk into a nearby Nature Preserve. Every Thursday morning, year round. The group meets in the lobby of the Lodge and departs at 9:00am. Hikes last between 2 and 3 hours, depending on the destination. The hikes va...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
History Trolley Tours
Now - Dec. 31, 2018 , November & December?Saturday & Sundays: 12pm & 1:30pm
Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall area of the Lodge. Learn about the rich history and legends of Starved Rock State Park and Lodge. Travel to the Lock and Dam, through historic downtown Utica and the Starved Rock Visitor Center. Reservations are recommended. For more information or to book, call 815-220-7386. ...More Info
Cost: Adults: $12, Seniors: $10 (60 and over), Children 10 and under: $8 Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
Starved Rock Walkers Club
Now - Dec. 31, 2018 , Every Thursday (year round)
Weekly guided hike through Starved Rock State Park, Matthiessen State Park, I & M Canal and the occasional walk into a nearby Nature Preserve. Every Thursday morning, year round. The group meets in the lobby of the Lodge and departs at 9:00am. Hikes last between 2 and 3 hours, depending on the destination. The hikes va...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
Christmas Trolley Lights Tours
Dec. 1, 2018 - Dec. 31, 2018 , 6:00pm-8:00pm
Relax before the holidays on this illuminated tour of the LaSalle, Peru, Oglesby and Utica area, just days before Christmas.  Let our staff plan the route and do the driving so you can enjoy light displays in our fully enclosed trolley.  Our trolleys are heated but you may want to bring along an extra blanket...More Info
Cost: Adults: $15 Children 10 & under: $10 Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
Guided Winter Hike
Dec. 1, 2018 - Dec. 31, 2018 , 11:00am-2:00 pm
Join us for a guided hike with the possibility of frozen waterfalls & Eagles. Participants meet in the hotel lobby of the Lodge to pick up a snack and a "Starved Rock" backpack. The tour concludes at the Lodge about 2:00 pm. Please dress appropriately for the weather and wear proper footwear. In the event of ice and ...More Info
Cost: $12.00 Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
History Trolley Tours
Dec. 1, 2018 - Dec. 31, 2018 , November & December?Saturday & Sunday: 12pm & 130pm
Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall area of the Lodge. Learn about the rich history and legends of Starved Rock State Park and Lodge. Travel to the Lock and Dam, through historic downtown Utica and the Starved Rock Visitor Center. Reservations are recommended. For more information or to book, call 815-220-7386. ...More Info
Cost: Adults: $12, Seniors: $10 (60 and over), Children 10 and under: $8 Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
Starved Rock Walkers Club
Dec. 1, 2018 - Dec. 31, 2018 , Every Thursday (year round)
Weekly guided hike through Starved Rock State Park, Matthiessen State Park, I & M Canal and the occasional walk into a nearby Nature Preserve. Every Thursday morning, year round. The group meets in the lobby of the Lodge and departs at 9:00am. Hikes last between 2 and 3 hours, depending on the destination. The hikes v...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
New Year's Eve Family Parties
Dec. 31, 2018 , 3 pm - 5 pm & 6 pm - 8 pm
Roll in the New Year at Channahon Lanes! Enjoy 2 hours of Rock It' Bowl, shoe rental, pizza, soda & party favors. Call for more information. Reservations required....More Info
Cost: Varies based on party time Event Type: Sports/Recreation Holiday - Fall/Winter
Channahon Lanes
25306 W Eames St
Channahon, IL 60410
815-467-2026
New Year's Eve Family Party
Dec. 31, 2018 , 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Roll in the New Year at Riverfront Lanes. Enjoy 2 hours of Rock It' Bowl, shoe rental, pizza, soda and party favors. Call for more information. Reservations required....More Info
Event Type: Sports/Recreation Holiday - Fall/Winter
Riverfront Lanes
402 Water Street
Wilmington, IL 60481
815-476-2600
New Year's Eve Open Bowling
Dec. 31, 2018 , 8:30 pm - ???
Ring in 2019 with us! Reservations recommended....More Info
Cost: $20.19 a lane per hour Event Type: Sports/Recreation Holiday - Fall/Winter
Channahon Lanes
25306 W Eames St
Channahon, IL 60410
815-467-2026
New Year's Eve Open Bowling
Dec. 31, 2018 , 8:30 pm - ???
Ring in 2019 with us! Reservations recommended....More Info
Cost: $20.19 a lane per hour Event Type: Sports/Recreation Holiday - Fall/Winter
Riverfront Lanes
402 Water Street
Wilmington, IL 60481
815-476-2600
Holiday Tree Traditions
Now - Jan. 1, 2019 , 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Help the museum "deck the halls" and receive bragging rights and visibility for your business or organization: Our third annual "Holiday Tree Traditions" tree trimming contest returns, and like last year, is free to participate. All museum visitors will be given a ticket to vote for their favorite tree. The winning tre...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History Holiday - Fall/Winter
Joliet Area Historical Museum
204 N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-723-5201
New Year's Eve Party
Dec. 31, 2018 - Jan. 1, 2019 ...More Info
Event Type: Dining
Chuck's Southern Comforts Cafe & Banquets
8025 S. Cass Ave.
Darien, IL 60561
331-431-4000
New Year's Day
Jan. 1, 2019 , 1 pm - 10 pm
Make the new year striking! Bowl with family and friends on New Year's Day!...More Info
Cost: $25 per lance for 2 hours Event Type: Sports/Recreation Holiday - Fall/Winter
Channahon Lanes
25306 W Eames St
Channahon, IL 60410
815-467-2026
New Year's Day
Jan. 1, 2019 , 1 pm - 10 pm
Make the year 2019 striking! Bowl with family and friends on New Year's Day....More Info
Cost: $25 per lane for 2 hours Event Type: Sports/Recreation Holiday - Fall/Winter
Riverfront Lanes
402 Water Street
Wilmington, IL 60481
815-476-2600

 


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