Calendar of Events

Starved Rock State Park is one of the best and most beautiful destinations for hiking in the Midwest. We know that our guests love to come here to see the natural beauty of the park, but there’s so much more to see and do. First time at Starved Rock? We suggest a guided hike and a historic trolley tour to learn about the area. We offer seasonal trolley tours, year ’round guided hikes, musical tribute shows, special events, educational programs, children’s activities and so much more! Come explore this jewel in the crown of LaSalle County and see why we attract more than two million visitors each year!


Take a look at our Calendar of Events to see what activities are going on at Starved Rock Lodge:

What’s Happening in December » Year at a Glance Calendar »

Search Calendar

From:

Monday, December 18th, 2017

Category:



Keywords:





Results // December 18th - 22nd

Monday, December 18th, 2017

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

-
December 16-23 6-8pm $15/adult $10/children 10 and under 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.  Each tour will have a guide to get into the holiday spirit through some Christmas carols and songs. Tours run from 6-8pm and reservations are a must. For reservations please call (815) 220-7386. Please note: There will be no tour on Wednesday, December 20.  Saturday December 16 Sunday December 17 Monday December 18 Tuesday December 19 Wednesday…Read more

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

-
Flutes by the Fireplace December 18th 6-7pm Free Get ready for the holidays and join us in the Great Hall of the Lodge for holiday music by the Flute Choir from Music Studio 408.  Following this Holiday Concert there will be a Native American flute circle led by Dave Peterson.  Both events will be free and open to the public.

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

-
December 16-23 6-8pm $15/adult $10/children 10 and under 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.  Each tour will have a guide to get into the holiday spirit through some Christmas carols and songs. Tours run from 6-8pm and reservations are a must. For reservations please call (815) 220-7386. Please note: There will be no tour on Wednesday, December 20.  Saturday December 16 Sunday December 17 Monday December 18 Tuesday December 19 Wednesday…Read more

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

-
December 16-23 6-8pm $15/adult $10/children 10 and under 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.  Each tour will have a guide to get into the holiday spirit through some Christmas carols and songs. Tours run from 6-8pm and reservations are a must. For reservations please call (815) 220-7386. Please note: There will be no tour on Wednesday, December 20.  Saturday December 16 Sunday December 17 Monday December 18 Tuesday December 19 Wednesday…Read more

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

-
The First Course Tour Wednesdays at 6pm $20/person 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 a beverage of your choice (specially prepared drink menu). Your tour guide will meet you and walk you through the historic Lodge as you enjoy your beverage and a scenic historic tour. Conclude the tour in the Back Door Lounge with your own appetizer sampler plate. This new tour is offered every Wednesday at 6pm. Click the links below to sign up or call (815) 220-7386. Please note: Beginning January…Read more

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

-
Every Thursday (year round) Join the fun on our weekly, guided hikes! Explore Starved Rock State Park, Matthiessen State Park, the I & M Canal and a nearby Nature Preserve. Every Thursday morning, year round, the Starved Rock Walkers Club meets in the lobby of the Lodge and departs at 9am. Hikes last between 2 and 3 hours, depending on the destination. The hikes vary each week and over a 4-month period, the group will see the entire park. Make some new friends and learn about wildlife, wildflowers and more. This event is free and open to the public. Please note: We will not hike on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve or New Year’s Eve. Hikes will take place the Wednesday…Read more

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

-
December 16-23 6-8pm $15/adult $10/children 10 and under 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.  Each tour will have a guide to get into the holiday spirit through some Christmas carols and songs. Tours run from 6-8pm and reservations are a must. For reservations please call (815) 220-7386. Please note: There will be no tour on Wednesday, December 20.  Saturday December 16 Sunday December 17 Monday December 18 Tuesday December 19 Wednesday…Read more

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

-
Maestro & Mi December 21 7-8pm Maestro & Mi Music Academy will be rocking and singing and storytelling again this year in the Great Hall at Starved Rock Lodge!  This free concert will be performed by the instructors and musicians of “Maestro & Mi” Music Academy.  It’s their gift to friends, families, students and the community! Santa has RSVP’d and Phil’s tux is ready.  Great fun for the whole family.

Friday, December 22nd, 2017

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

-
December 16-23 6-8pm $15/adult $10/children 10 and under 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.  Each tour will have a guide to get into the holiday spirit through some Christmas carols and songs. Tours run from 6-8pm and reservations are a must. For reservations please call (815) 220-7386. Please note: There will be no tour on Wednesday, December 20.  Saturday December 16 Sunday December 17 Monday December 18 Tuesday December 19 Wednesday…Read more

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

-
There’s no better way to relax on a Friday night than with great, live music in the Back Door Lounge. Talented, local performers bring a variety of rock and country favorites (mixed with a few original songs) each week from 8-11 pm with no cover charge. Come early for dinner! Ask about our wide selection of seasonal beers, Starved Rock wines and specialty drinks. Or, warm up with a coffee drink after dinner. Disclaimer: Material may not be suitable for all ages. Music Moves to the Back Door Lounge: Friday, December 15: Chris Farrell Original Songs & Covers Friday, December 22: Kayla Haines 2017 Country Showdown Local Winner Friday, December 29: Sean Walsh Local Favorite Friday, January 5: Chris Nez Classic & Contemporary Hits Friday, January 12: Cody Calkins Country…Read more