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December 2019

Dec 22

Sunday Brunch Buffet

Sun, December 22 @ 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Sunday, repeating indefinitely

Join us on Sundays for our award-winning Sunday Brunch! Choose from breakfast and lunch items, a carving station, an omelette and waffle station and an array of assorted desserts.

Dec 22

Guided Winter Hikes

Explore the winter beauty of mother nature

Sun, December 22 @ 11:00 am

Discover the winter beauty at Starved Rock State Park on a guided hike. There’s a chance of spotting bald eagles soaring high in the sky or experiencing majestic, frozen waterfalls. Hike is approximately 3 miles roundtrip. Dress appropriately for the weather, including proper footwear such as Yaktrax. Included is a granola bar, bottled water, Starved Rock backpack and voucher for a small hot chocolate or coffee in the Cafe upon your return.

Dec 22

Historic Trolley Tour – 12pm

Sun, December 22 @ 12:00 pm

Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall 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.

Dec 22

Historic Trolley Tour – 1:30pm

Sun, December 22 @ 1:30 pm

Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall 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.

Dec 22

Christmas Lights Trolley Tours

Sun, December 22 @ 6:00 pm

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, our guide will have holiday trivia, jokes and riddles along with 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. 

Dec 23

Christmas Lights Trolley Tours

Mon, December 23 @ 6:00 pm

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, our guide will have holiday trivia, jokes and riddles along with 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. 

Dec 24

Christmas Eve Buffet

Tue, December 24 @ 5:00 pm

Celebrate Christmas Eve with us at Starved Rock Lodge. Our delicious buffet will have something for everyone! We’re serving our Christmas Eve buffet from 5pm until 9pm on December 24th so make your reservations early. Christmas Eve Buffet: $32.95 per person. Reservations can be made by calling (815) 220-7321. Click here to see this year's Christmas Eve Buffet Menu Our regular menu will also be available.

Dec 25

Christmas Day Buffet

Wed, December 25 @ 10:30 am

Celebrate Christmas with us at Starved Rock Lodge. Our delicious buffet will have something for everyone! Enjoy the Christmas decorations throughout the Lodge and take photos in front of the Great Hall mantle. We’re serving from 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on December 25th so make your reservations early: (815) 220-7321 Christmas Day Buffet: $25.95 per person. For reservations, please call (815) 220-7321. Click here to see this year's Christmas Day Buffet Menu 8am-9:30am: We will only be serving a…

Dec 26

Walkers Club

Free guided hike!

Thu, December 26 @ 9:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

One event on Wed. November 27, 2019 at 9:00 am

Meet us on Thursdays at 9am in the Lodge lobby for pre-planned group hikes. These hikes take a few hours and usually end around noon. The hiking schedule changes each week and repeats itself each quarter so you get to see each part of the park in every season of the year! Hike 12 times and earn a free lunch in the Main Dining Room! No pre-registration is required. Please wear appropriate clothing, shoes and bring a water bottle! Click here to…

Dec 27

Sean Walsh – Live Music

Local favorite

Fri, December 27 @ 8:00 pm

Live music in the Back Door Lounge. No cover charge!

Dec 28

Guided Winter Hikes

Explore the winter beauty of mother nature

Sat, December 28 @ 11:00 am

Discover the winter beauty at Starved Rock State Park on a guided hike. There’s a chance of spotting bald eagles soaring high in the sky or experiencing majestic, frozen waterfalls. Hike is approximately 3 miles roundtrip. Dress appropriately for the weather, including proper footwear such as Yaktrax. Included is a granola bar, bottled water, Starved Rock backpack and voucher for a small hot chocolate or coffee in the Cafe upon your return.

Dec 28

Historic Trolley Tour – 12pm

Sat, December 28 @ 12:00 pm

Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall 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.

Dec 29

Sunday Brunch Buffet

Sun, December 29 @ 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Sunday, repeating indefinitely

Join us on Sundays for our award-winning Sunday Brunch! Choose from breakfast and lunch items, a carving station, an omelette and waffle station and an array of assorted desserts.

Dec 29

Guided Winter Hikes

Explore the winter beauty of mother nature

Sun, December 29 @ 11:00 am

Discover the winter beauty at Starved Rock State Park on a guided hike. There’s a chance of spotting bald eagles soaring high in the sky or experiencing majestic, frozen waterfalls. Hike is approximately 3 miles roundtrip. Dress appropriately for the weather, including proper footwear such as Yaktrax. Included is a granola bar, bottled water, Starved Rock backpack and voucher for a small hot chocolate or coffee in the Cafe upon your return.

Dec 29

Historic Trolley Tour – 12pm

Sun, December 29 @ 12:00 pm

Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall 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.

Dec 29

Historic Trolley Tour – 1:30pm

Sun, December 29 @ 1:30 pm

Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall 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.

Dec 31

New Year’s Eve Party

Tue, December 31

Theme: 70's New Year’s Eve Overnight Party Package: $525 (for two)Includes: Overnight accommodations for two guests, open bar, party favors, photos by the fireplace (additional cost), hors d’oeuvres, buffet dinner, live entertainment in the Great Hall, champagne toast at midnight, late check-out, New Year’s Day Brunch. Plus, a chance to win a $1,000 travel voucher. Party Only Package: $285 (for two)Does not include overnight stay, brunch or chance to win the $1,000 travel voucher. Please note: For a full refund, cancellations must be made…

January 2020

Jan 01

New Year’s Day Brunch

Wed, January 1 @ 10:30 am

Happy New Year! Celebrate the start of the New Year with Starved Rock Lodge's award-winning brunch. Choose from breakfast and lunch items, a carving station, an omelette and waffle station and an array of assorted desserts. Brunch Buffet: $16.95 per person. Reservations can be made by calling (815) 220-7321 8am-9:30am: We will only be serving a breakfast buffet (regular breakfast menu not available) with Omelet and Waffle Station for $10.95 per person.

Jan 02

Walkers Club

Free guided hike!

Thu, January 2 @ 9:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

One event on Wed. November 27, 2019 at 9:00 am

Meet us on Thursdays at 9am in the Lodge lobby for pre-planned group hikes. These hikes take a few hours and usually end around noon. The hiking schedule changes each week and repeats itself each quarter so you get to see each part of the park in every season of the year! Hike 12 times and earn a free lunch in the Main Dining Room! No pre-registration is required. Please wear appropriate clothing, shoes and bring a water bottle! Click here to…

Jan 03

Chris Tarpley – Live Music

Peoria's Piano Man!

Fri, January 3 @ 8:00 pm

Live music in the Back Door Lounge. No cover charge!

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