Activities Department

Jingle Bell Rock

Rosie and the Rivets returns this season but with a whole new twist! They pump up the holiday season with rockin hits from your holiday favorites! This show will feature holiday music favorites with a retro twist in addition to the best hits of the 1950’s and early 1960’s. Bring your dancing shoes!

Guided Winter Hike

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. Dress appropriately for the weather, including proper footwear such as Yaktrax. Included is a snack, bottled water, Starved Rock backpack and voucher for a small hot chocolate or coffee in the Cafe upon your return.

Historic Trolley Tour- 12 pm departure

Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall area of the Lodge. Enjoy a historic trolley ride with stops at Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center, Illinois Waterway Visitor Center and travel through downtown Utica. While aboard, the driver will narrate the history and legends of the area.

Historic Trolley Tour- 1:30 pm departure

Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall area of the Lodge. Enjoy a historic trolley ride with stops at Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center, Illinois Waterway Visitor Center and travel through downtown Utica. While aboard, the driver will narrate the history and legends of the area.

Guided Winter Hike

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. Dress appropriately for the weather, including proper footwear such as Yaktrax. Included is a snack, bottled water, Starved Rock backpack and voucher for a small hot chocolate or coffee in the Cafe upon your return.

Historic Trolley Tour- 12 pm departure

Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall area of the Lodge. Enjoy a historic trolley ride with stops at Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center, Illinois Waterway Visitor Center and travel through downtown Utica. While aboard, the driver will narrate the history and legends of the area.

Historic Trolley Tour- 1:30 pm departure

Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall area of the Lodge. Enjoy a historic trolley ride with stops at Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center, Illinois Waterway Visitor Center and travel through downtown Utica. While aboard, the driver will narrate the history and legends of the area.

Under the Mistletoe – Nostalgic Holiday Favorites

Make the season bright with Matt and Cynthia Gruel in their Holiday Cabaret, “Under the Mistletoe!” Feel the jingling beat with Holly Jolly Christmas and It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas. Reminisce with Baby It’s Cold Outside, Let it Snow and White Christmas. This joyful music and festive stories will surely get you into the Holiday Spirit!

Guided Winter Hike

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. Dress appropriately for the weather, including proper footwear such as Yaktrax. Included is a snack, bottled water, Starved Rock backpack and voucher for a small hot chocolate or coffee in the Cafe upon your return.

Historic Trolley Tour- 12 pm departure

Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall area of the Lodge. Enjoy a historic trolley ride with stops at Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center, Illinois Waterway Visitor Center and travel through downtown Utica. While aboard, the driver will narrate the history and legends of the area.

Guided Winter Hike

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. Dress appropriately for the weather, including proper footwear such as Yaktrax. Included is a snack, bottled water, Starved Rock backpack and voucher for a small hot chocolate or coffee in the Cafe upon your return.

Historic Trolley Tour- 12 pm departure

Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall area of the Lodge. Enjoy a historic trolley ride with stops at Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center, Illinois Waterway Visitor Center and travel through downtown Utica. While aboard, the driver will narrate the history and legends of the area.

Historic Trolley Tour- 1:30 pm departure

Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall area of the Lodge. Enjoy a historic trolley ride with stops at Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center, Illinois Waterway Visitor Center and travel through downtown Utica. While aboard, the driver will narrate the history and legends of the area.

Christmas Lights Trolley Tour

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, your guide will have holiday trivia, jokes and riddles while Christmas music plays in the background. While our trolleys are heated, you may want to bring along an extra blanket to snuggle under and enjoy the festivities.

Classic Crooner’s Christmas

Get one more show in with Starved Rock Lodge and hear Christmas songs from classic crooners, like Frank Sinatra, Elvis, Bing Crosby, and Nat King Cole! Acclaimed, classy, fun and exciting Chicago popjazz concert and recording artist, Peter Oprisko has been performing at Starved Rock Lodge for many years, and he always puts on an amazing show!

Christmas Lights Trolley Tour

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, your guide will have holiday trivia, jokes and riddles while Christmas music plays in the background. While our trolleys are heated, you may want to bring along an extra blanket to snuggle under and enjoy the festivities.

Classic Crooner’s Christmas

Get one more show in with Starved Rock Lodge and hear Christmas songs from classic crooners, like Frank Sinatra, Elvis, Bing Crosby, and Nat King Cole! Acclaimed, classy, fun and exciting Chicago popjazz concert and recording artist, Peter Oprisko has been performing at Starved Rock Lodge for many years, and he always puts on an amazing show!

Christmas Lights Trolley Tour

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, your guide will have holiday trivia, jokes and riddles while Christmas music plays in the background. While our trolleys are heated, you may want to bring along an extra blanket to snuggle under and enjoy the festivities.

Christmas Lights Trolley Tour

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, your guide will have holiday trivia, jokes and riddles while Christmas music plays in the background. While our trolleys are heated, you may want to bring along an extra blanket to snuggle under and enjoy the festivities.

Trolley Trio Progressive Dinner

Join us for our series of Trolley Trio Progressive Dinners!  August Hill Winery, Camp Aramoni and Starved Rock Lodge have teamed up to create a new unforgettable 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 dinner and drinks.  Lastly, the trolley will take you back to Starved...

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