Plan Ahead for Holiday Fun!

October 19, 2023

Starved Rock has a variety of wonderful ways to make the most of the holiday season, especially if you want the perfect place for your holiday party. 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. Call (815) 220-7333 and let us help you plan your special event.

Our Thanksgiving Buffet has something for everyone and we take all the work out of it! Reservations and pre-payment are required. Enjoy Thanksgiving with us. We’re serving from 10:30am to 6:00pm on Thursday, November, 23rd. Call 815-220-7386 today. Don’t forget, we’ll have Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Dining along with New Year’s Eve Dining and Specials.

A Trolley Trio Progressive Dinner is set for December 21st. August Hill Winery, Camp Aramoni and Starved Rock Lodge have teamed up to create an unforgettable event filled with wine, spirits, beer and food tastings. Hop aboard the Starved Rock Trolley at 4:45pm and let us do the driving to August Hill Winery for a wine flight and a trio of appetizers. Next, the trolley will head to Camp Aramoni for a mini-dinner sampling and drinks. To end the evening, the trolley will take you back to Starved Rock Lodge for a delicious trio of desserts and after dinner drinks. An overnight package is also available. Guests must be 21 or older to attend. Tickets to a Trolley Trio make a great gift. Gift cards are available online at Additional dates are listed on our website.

Breakfast with Santa will take place on Saturday, December 16th. Join the jolliest man, himself, for a breakfast buffet in the Great Hall of Starved Rock Lodge. Following breakfast, you’ll be treated to “Magic by Cory.” Reservations are required. This event runs from 8:30-11:30am.

Christmas Trolley Lights Tours run Sunday through Thursday, December 10-14 and December 17-21 from 6:00-8:00pm. Travel to see some of the area’s most stunning holiday displays. While aboard the trolley, our guide will share holiday trivia, jokes and riddles while listening to Christmas music. Our trolleys are heated, but you may want to bring along an extra blanket.

Our annual Wedding Expo will be held in the Great Hall on Sunday, January 7 from Noon to 3pm. Meet with our preferred vendors, explore the wedding venue, sample delicious cuisine and enjoy a sample of Starved Rock Bubbly. 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. Reservations are required for most events. Please call (815) 220-7386 or book online at:

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