Winterfest Weekend


Christmas is right around the corner, so it's time to get into a jolly mood! If you’re looking for something fun to do with the entire family, then The Forge: Lemont Quarries has the perfect weekend planned out just for you.

Beginning on Friday, December 17, from 5PM – 7:30PM, grab a drink at The Foundry and enjoy live ice sculpting where they will be craving a mountain bike from ice. This is a free event!

From Saturday to Sunday, December 18-19, The Forge Sings Christmas! The Caroling by Candlelight is an evening musical performance on top of The Foundry. While they fill the air with jolly music, you can fill up your bellies with hot chocolate and comfort foods from The Foundry. This event will be $15 per person.

Also, on Friday and Saturday, you can get competitive with one another and join in on a Holiday Scavenger Hunt to meet Eugene and Cory, The Forge’s friendly elves.

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Other Adventures Happening at The Forge:



High Ropes Challenges: With 300 high ropes elements to choose from, the fun is literally endless

Free-Fall Rappelling: Rappel from 15+ unique platforms from 15 to 120 feet off the ground


185 Easy Elements: Focus on fun over challenge. Get your footing and navigate with ease. Easy elements are clearly marked at the park as levels 1 or 2.

90 Moderate Elements: Maybe you're not quite ready to go full-on daredevil, but you want to test the waters. Look for levels "3" and "4" during your experience.

25 Hard Elements: You're daring, you're adventurous, you have no fear! These elements will push your limits. Our most challenging elements are marked level 5.

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Enjoy a unique dining experience even with cold temperatures right at The Forge. Their Cozy see-through globes feature candlelit view of the picturesque Forge Quarry during the winter.

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This is a great event for adventurous cyclists of all abilities. The race and tour courses helps you explore the trails within the Park and the adjoining trails of the Heritage Quarries Recreation Area and I&M Trails. More info here

scene from the corridor