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October 26, 2022

It’s not too early to add some fun events to your holiday calendar. We have a variety of wonderful ways to make the most of this special time of year. If it’s a holiday party location you need, we have options. The LaSalle and Utica Rooms are available for gatherings of up to 50 guests. We’ll help you create a menu perfectly suited to your group. Please call (815) 220-7333 and let us help you plan your special event.

Join us in the Great Hall on Monday, December 5th for our Under the MistletoeMatinee. Get in the holiday spirit with joyful music and festive stories. Tickets are $55 each and include a delicious hot lunch buffet. If you’re a fan of Bing, Elvis, Sinatra and more, the “Classic Crooners ChristmasMatinee is sure to make the season bright. Tickets are $45 each and include a hot lunch buffet.

A Trolley Trio Progressive Dinner is set for Thursday, December 17. August Hill Winery, Camp Aramoni and Starved Rock Lodge have teamed up to create an unforgettable, holiday-themed event filled with wine, spirits, beer and food tastings. Meet at Starved Rock Lodge at 4:45pm, where the Starved Rock Trolley will take you to August Hill Winery for cocktails and appetizers. Next, the trolley will head to Camp Aramoni for a holiday-themed dinner with drinks. Then, the trolley will take you back to Starved Rock Lodge for dessert and after dinner drinks in the historic Main Dining Room. The Trolley Trio Progressive Dinner Overnight Package includes dinner for two, an overnight stay for two and a $15 breakfast voucher. Ticket price: $100 per person. The Dinner & Overnight Package is $336.70 per couple. Reservations are required for this event. Guests must be 21 or older to attend.

Children will jump for joy at Breakfast with Santa on Sunday, December 18th. Join the jolliest man, himself, as well as Mrs. Claus, for a breakfast buffet in the Great Hall of Starved Rock Lodge. Following breakfast, you’ll be treated to “Magic by Cory”. Children may take turns sitting on Santa’s lap to tell him their Christmas wishes and receive a chocolate treat. Reservations are required. Tickets are $22.95 for adults, Children (ages 4-10) $13.95, Children 3 and under: $6.95. This event runs from 8:30-11:30am.

Christmas Trolley Lights Tours run Sunday through Thursday, December 11-15 and December 18-22 from 6:00-8:00pm. Relax before the holidays on this illuminated tour just days before Christmas. Let our staff do the driving so you can enjoy some of the area’s most stunning holiday displays. While aboard the trolley, enjoy holiday trivia, jokes and riddles while listening to Christmas music. Our trolleys are heated, but you may want to bring along an extra blanket. There are no restroom stops on this tour. For reservations please call (815) 220-7386. Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for children 10 & under.

What are you doing New Year’s Eve? Join the party and stay the night on New Year`s Eve 2022. This wonderful package includes a one-night stay (for two guests) at historic Starved Rock Lodge. Our New Year`s Eve party takes place in the Great Hall and Starved Rock Room. Our two-sided fireplace is aglow and the ambiance is warm and inviting. Cocktail hour begins at 6:00pm with an open bar and hors d`oeuvres, followed by our New Year`s Eve Dinner Buffet, a champagne toast at midnight, 1:00 am pastries and brunch on New Year`s Day.  Party favors are included and will be waiting for you in your room. We will have live music during the evening to keep you entertained! All this AND a chance to win a $1,000 travel voucher! Payment is due at time of booking. Full deposit refundable if cancelled by November 15, 2022. The price for this package is $750.00 per couple. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to attend the party.

Our annual “Romance in the Park” Wedding Expo will be held in the Great Hall on Sunday, January 8, 2023 from Noon to 3pm. Meet with our preferred vendors, explore our beautiful wedding venue, sample delicious cuisine and enjoy champagne. This is a free event, no RSVP needed.

Reservations are required for most special events at Starved Rock Lodge. Our Activities Department is happy to help you book an event, guided hike or historic trolley tour. Please call (815) 220-7386 or book online at:

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