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As you travel through the I&M Canal Heritage Corridor, one thing becomes clear, there is always something going on somewhere! Consider this is your personal invitation to hometown celebrations, wine and corn festivals, one-of-a-kind music and theater festivals, historic reenactments, world-class sporting events, concerts and outdoor exploration weekends. Don't miss signature events like Ottawa's Two Rivers Wine Festival, Starved Rock's Flock to the Rock and NASCAR. Whether you are searching for low-key entertainment or high octane adventure, search the Calendar of Events to find exactly your speed.

     
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"A Victorian Christmas with Mr. & Mrs. Lincoln"
Nov. 19, 2019 , 11:30am
When most people think of a traditional Christmas, they usually mean a Victorian Christmas. Mr. & Mrs. Abraham Lincoln would like to tell you what Christmas was like in America during this time and how some of the customs we observe today came to be, such as the Christmas Tree, Santa Claus, typical menus and the best C...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing Holiday - Fall/Winter
The Jacob Henry Mansion Estate
20 South Eastern Avenue
Joliet, IL 60433
815-722-1420
Remembering Marshall Field's at Christmas
Nov. 19, 2019 , 11:00am
For many Chicagoans, no Christmas season was complete without a visit to Marshall Field's, the city's grand dame of department stores! This illustrated talk by Leslie Goddard traces the store's beloved holiday traditions, including the Walnut Room Christmas Tree, the holiday window displays, and the toy department! ...More Info
Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
The Jacob Henry Mansion Estate
20 South Eastern Avenue
Joliet, IL 60433
815-722-1420
Riverview Farmstead by Lantern
Nov. 20, 2019 , 6:00PM-7:30PM
As winter closes in and the nights get longer, imagine what life was like for people in an earlier time before electricity when Will County was dominated by prairie grasses. Discover three generations of the Clow family and their "riverview" farmstead by lantern, just as they would have seen it on dark November nights....More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Riverview Farmstead Preserve
5220 Book Road
Naperville, Il 60564
(815) 886-1467
Craft Beer Tasting at the Museum
Nov. 21, 2019 , 5:30pm
Join us in the Museum's Indoor Auditorium Theater on Thursday, November 21st from 5:30-9pm and sample over 50 handcrafted beers & ciders from 15 Brewers. Brewers include; MyGrain Brewery, Abita, Noon Whistle, Boston Beer Company, Brickstone Brewery, Firestone Walker Brewing Co., Heineken USA, Hickory Creek Brewing C...More Info
Cost: $20 Museum Members - $23 General Public Event Type: Ale Trail
Joliet Area Historical Museum
204 N. Ottawa St.
Joliet, Il 60432
8157235201
Green Gift Wrapping
Nov. 21, 2019 , 10:00AM-4:00PM
Did you know most wrapping paper, gift bags and bows are not recyclable? Did you know Americans produce an extra 1 million tons of trash each week between Thanksgiving and New Year's? There is a simple solution that can still offer the same "wow" effect of those purchased disposable products. Four Rivers is hosting an ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W. Walnut Lane
Channahon, Il 60410
(815) 722-9470
Remembering Marshall Field's at Christmas
Nov. 21, 2019 , 11:00am
For many Chicagoans, no Christmas season was complete without a visit to Marshall Field's, the city's grand dame of department stores! This illustrated talk by Leslie Goddard traces the store's beloved holiday traditions, including the Walnut Room Christmas Tree, the holiday window displays, and the toy department! ...More Info
Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
The Jacob Henry Mansion Estate
20 South Eastern Avenue
Joliet, IL 60433
815-722-1420
Winter Solstice Sunrise Hike
Nov. 21, 2019 , 7:00AM-8:30AM
PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY EMAIL DNR.StarvedRock@illinois.gov BY DECEMBER 14th. Park trails and parking lots don't open until 6:30AM. Unless you are hiking with the park interpreter on the winter solstice. Meet at the parking lots to Kaskaskia and Ottawa Canyons along Route 71. Nothing compares to the solitude of a wint...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park-Meet at Kaskaskia/Ottawa Canyon Parking Lots off of Route 71
2678 N. State Rte 178
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-4726
Honky Tonk Holiday Show
Nov. 22, 2019 , Doors Open 6:30PM
We're excited to welcome the Titan of the Telecaster back to the Eagle with his Honky Tonk Holiday Show! Performing one night only this will be a fun evening of entertainment you won't want to miss out on. Tickets are on sale now and are $15 in advance, $20 at the door plus a $4 transaction fee for online and credit ca...More Info
Cost: $15 in advance | $20 at the door Event Type: Performing Arts
The Eagle Performing Arts & Conference Center
319 N Plum St
Pontiac, Il 61764
815-844-1187
Morning Movies
Nov. 22, 2019 , 9-11 a.m.
Come enjoy the company of others, some warm coffee and the fascinating film "Green Fire—Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for our Time." This film explores Aldo Leopold, his career and his influence shaping the modern conservation movement. The film will be followed by a friendly, naturalist-led discussion of its con...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W. Walnut Lane
Channahon, Il 60410
(815) 722-9470
Princeton Candy Cane Hunt
Nov. 22, 2019 , 7:00PM
Candy Cane Hunt is a free event for kids 0-12! Seek your favorite treats with a complimentary flash light prizes, hot chocolate and Santa held in Soldier and Sailors Park ...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Solider and Sailors Park
Princeton, Il
Sparkling Night at the Reddick Mansion
Nov. 22, 2019 , 5:00PM-8:00PM
More details to come on their website....More Info
Event Type: Other
Reddick Mansion
100 West Lafayette Street
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-433-6100
Tree Lighting
Nov. 22, 2019 , 5:30PM
Tree Lighting Event at Darius Miller Park. Includes hot chocolate, music and a visit from Santa....More Info
Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Darius Miller Park
Princeton, Il
Christmas Crossroads
Nov. 23, 2019 , 8:30AM - 4:00PM
Our 49th Annual Show kicks off the weekend before Thanksgiving featuring handmade items from over 165 crafters, artisans, food vendors, and makers! Enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience while browsing and shopping from a variety of categories at our market. Each year, over 100 volunteers come together to organize this fabu...More Info
Cost: Admission: $4.00 | 12 & Under Free Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Lockport East High School
1333 East 7th Street
Lockport, IL 60446
Family Fall Hike
Nov. 23, 2019 , 1-2:30 p.m.
Bring your family outside for a naturalist-led hike at Rock Run Preserve. Walk along the trail and pause at various stopping points for different activities. These could include learning about a natural feature or doing a silly activity with your family. Meet the naturalist at the Black Road Access Shelter, and be sure...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Rock Run Preserve - Black Road Access
3669 Black Road
Joliet, Il 60431
(815) 722-9470
Philanthropy and Fleece
Nov. 23, 2019 , 10 a.m. - noon
Fill your heart with warmth while making blankets to warm others. Four Rivers has collected a pile of fleece scraps and it is time to put them to good use. At this program, everyone may have a different job: sorting, cutting, pinning, sewing, or tieing. Good music and good company will make time fly by as we convert sc...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W. Walnut Lane
Channahon, Il 60410
(815) 722-9470
Walk the Run Bird Hike
Nov. 23, 2019 , 8 - 10 a.m.
The best way to learn about birds is to see and hear them! Learn from an interpretive naturalist and other like-minded birders as you take a bird hike through Rock Run Preserve and along the Rock Run waterway. The program begins with a short presentation about one particular bird or bird topic. Please meet at the Black...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Rock Run Preserve - Black Road Access
3669 Black Road
Joliet, Il 60431
(815) 722-9470
Born Yesterday
Nov. 21, 2019 - Nov. 24, 2019 , Various Times
The vulgar, egotistic junkman Harry Brock has come to a swanky hotel in Washington to make crooked deals with government big-wigs. He has brought with him the charming but uneducated ex-chorus girl Billie, whose lack of social graces embarrasses even Harry. Billie must be taught some amenities, and a few basic bits of ...More Info
Cost: Various Prices Event Type: Performing Arts
Lewis University
One University Parkway
Romeoville, Il 60446-2200
815-836-5250
Celebrate the Season
Nov. 24, 2019 , 12:00PM-4:00PM
Join us to celebrate the joy of good friends and family as you dine under a magnificent Christmas Tree, listen to holiday music, visit with Santa, explore the kids craft corner, and make memories that will last forever. Hosted by Easterseals Joliet Region. Please make your reservation by November 20th. By callin...More Info
Cost: $20 for children 12 and under | $40 for adults Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
The Jacob Henry Mansion Estate
15 S. Richards Street
Joliet, IL
815-730-2052 x. 2
Christmas Crossroads
Nov. 24, 2019 , 9:30AM - 3:00PM
Our 49th Annual Show kicks off the weekend before Thanksgiving featuring handmade items from over 165 crafters, artisans, food vendors, and makers! Enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience while browsing and shopping from a variety of categories at our market. Each year, over 100 volunteers come together to organize this fabu...More Info
Cost: Admission: $4.00 | 12 & Under Free Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Lockport East High School
1333 East 7th Street
Lockport, IL 60446
A Very Rialto Christmas: Making Merry Music!
Nov. 25, 2019 , 5:30PM
Kick off your holiday season with the Rialto Square Theatre and a special concert from Nick Thomas and guests. Join us starting at 5:20 PM as we light the marquee, officially kicking off the holiday season, with Home for the Holidays sponsor, ComEd. At 5:30 PM they'll be a pre-show reception with complimentary hors...More Info
Cost: $10 for 12 & under | $20 for adults Event Type: Performing Arts Holiday - Fall/Winter
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, Il 60432
815-726-6600
Hike for Your Health
Nov. 25, 2019 , 9:00AM-10:30AM
Adults and seniors! Join an interpreter for a late fall hike that will focus on getting your body moving, having fun, and promoting comradery. We will spend approximately 40 minutes outside exploring nature, and then come inside and warm up with a hot cup of coffee or tea. Identification and guide books will be availab...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W. Walnut Lane
(815) 722-9470
"A Victorian Christmas with Mr. & Mrs. Lincoln"
Nov. 26, 2019 , 11:30am
When most people think of a traditional Christmas, they usually mean a Victorian Christmas. Mr. & Mrs. Abraham Lincoln would like to tell you what Christmas was like in America during this time and how some of the customs we observe today came to be, such as the Christmas Tree, Santa Claus, typical menus and the best C...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing Holiday - Fall/Winter
The Jacob Henry Mansion Estate
20 South Eastern Avenue
Joliet, IL 60433
815-722-1420
Remembering Marshall Field's at Christmas
Nov. 26, 2019 , 11:00am
For many Chicagoans, no Christmas season was complete without a visit to Marshall Field's, the city's grand dame of department stores! This illustrated talk by Leslie Goddard traces the store's beloved holiday traditions, including the Walnut Room Christmas Tree, the holiday window displays, and the toy department! ...More Info
Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
The Jacob Henry Mansion Estate
20 South Eastern Avenue
Joliet, IL 60433
815-722-1420
Thanksgiving Brunch Buffet
Nov. 28, 2019 , Various Seating Times 11:00AM - 1:30PM
Make reservations today for the Thanksgiving Brunch Buffet at the Holiday Inn & Rock Run Convention Center. *Chef Carvings Station of Roast Turkey and Baked Whole Ham *Omelets to order *Classic Holiday Fare * Dessert Table *Friend Chicken *Cookie Decorating for the Kids * Unlimited Champagne and Mimosas For Reser...More Info
Cost: $15-$29 Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites Rock Run Convention Center
1471 Rock Creek Blvd.
Joliet, Il 60431
779-206-2915
Festival of Lights Parade
Nov. 29, 2019 , 6:00 PM
Celebrate the holiday season with the lighting up of historic Washington Square Park! A visit from Santa, a Holiday Parade, festive decorations make this Ottawa tradition a memory to cherish! Parade begins at 6:00 pm. All events are weather permitting....More Info
Event Type: Festivals Holiday - Fall/Winter
Downtown Ottawa
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-434-2737
Home for the Holidays Parade
Nov. 29, 2019 , 5:30PM-7:30PM
Don't miss the lighted parade, house walk, children's activities and much more! Events are located in Downtown Morris and Chapin Park....More Info
Event Type: Festivals Holiday - Fall/Winter
Downtown Morris
Morris, IL 60450
815-941-0245
Shop Local on Black Friday in Morris
Nov. 29, 2019 , All Day!
Shop Small at various Morris retailers! Enjoy festive music and beautiful window displays throughout downtown as you shop your favorite local retailers. Activities for the whole family include: 1:30PM-4:30PM - Lantern Making 3:00PM-7:00PM - Horse Drawn Carriage Rides (FREE!) 4:00PM-6:00PM - Hot Apple Cider 4:0...More Info
Event Type: Shopping Holiday - Fall/Winter
Downtown Morris
Morris, IL 60450
Teddy Bear Tea
Nov. 29, 2019 , 9:30AM | 12:00PM
The Rialto Square Theatre holiday tradition continues. Young and old alike will enjoy this special brunch featuring delicious food and family fun complete with a special appearance by St. Nick himself and a keepsake teddy bear. A ticket is required for all in attendance and space will fill up quickly!...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, Il 60432
815-726-7171
Awesome Ottawa Walking Tours
Now - Nov. 30, 2019 , TBD
Walking March-November 1.5 Miles/1.5 Hours, starting at Ottawa Visitors Center. Easy Exercise, Canal/Downtown History, Underground Railroad, All Ages. Great Way to Plan Shopping/Restaurants. $30 (12 & under free w/adult)...More Info
Cost: $30 Event Type: Nature
Ottawa Visitors Center
1028 LaSalle Street
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-434-2737
Awesome Ottawa Tours
Now - Nov. 30, 2019 , TBD
Cocktail/Walking May-November 1.5 Miles/3 Hours, starting at Ottawa Visitors Center. Easy Exercise. Visit 3-4 Saloons Local History & Libations (21+). Cocktails the Locals Love; History w/ a Twist of Lime. ...More Info
Cost: $30 (plus drinks & tip) Event Type: Nature
Ottawa Visitors Center
1028 LaSalle Street
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-434-2737
Woods Walk
Now - Nov. 30, 2019 , 8:00AM-8:00PM
Get out and get moving! It's the return of "Woods Walk"! Experience 10 of Will County's top-rated trails during their fall splendor. Trail lengths range from 1.5 to 4 miles, and each trail offers its own unique experience. Bring your binoculars, field guides and a camera. Trails provide great photo opportunities. You c...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Sports/Recreation Nature
Various Parks
(815) 727-8700
Joliet Junior College Area High School Art Exhibition
Now - Nov. 30, 2019 ...More Info
Cost: $2 students | $4 Seniors, Faculty Staff | $5 General Public Event Type: Performing Arts
Joliet Junior College Fine Arts Theatre
1215 Houbolt Road
Joliet, Il 60431
815-280-2223
Historic Trolley November Tours
Now - Nov. 30, 2019 , Saturday & Sunday, 12:00PM-1:30PM & 1:30PM-3:00PM
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. Reservations are recommended. For more information or to book, call (815) 220-7386 or cl...More Info
Cost: $12 adults | $10 seniors (60 & older) | $8 (10 & under) Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
Breakfast with Santa
Nov. 30, 2019 , 8:00AM-11:30AM
Seatings every 30 minutes beginning at 8:00am. Please call the Morris Library for reservations. ...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Morris Library
604 Liberty Street
Morris, Il
815-942-6880
Holiday Movies: The Polar Express
Nov. 30, 2019 , 2:00PM
Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis ("Forrest Gump"; "Cast Away") reunite for "Polar Express," an inspiring adventure based on the beloved children's book by Chris Van Allsburg. When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him tha...More Info
Cost: $5.00 Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, Il 60432
815-726-7171
Keeping Christmas Close to Home
Nov. 30, 2019
Light Up Streator and 7th Annual Lighted Parade...More Info
Event Type: Festivals Holiday - Fall/Winter
Streator City Park
E. Main St.
Streator, IL 61364
815-672-2055
Live Reindeer!
Nov. 30, 2019 , 10:00AM-12:00PM
Make sure to bring your camera for some great photos!!!...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Grundy County Courthouse
111 E. Washington St.
Morris, Il
Shop Local on Small Business Saturday!
Nov. 30, 2019 , All Day
Enjoy festive music and beautiful window displays throughout downtown as you shop your favorite local retailers. Events throughout the day include: Festival of Trees, Santa and his Reindeer, Hot Apple Cider, Children's Winter Carnival....More Info
Event Type: Festivals Holiday - Fall/Winter
Downtown Morris
Morris, Il
Shop Small Saturday
Nov. 30, 2019 , 10:00AM-6:00PM
Shop Small at True North and other Morris retailers! Explore +6000 square feet of antiques, vintage, handmade, craft supplies, salvage and furniture. True North voted BEST antique store, BEST gift store and BEST home décor store in Grundy County! Kids are always welcome and they can play on the indoor s...More Info
Event Type: Shopping
True North
539 Bedford Rd.
Morris, Il 60450
815-705-0161
Festival of Trees
Nov. 29, 2019 - Dec. 1, 2019 ...More Info
Event Type: Festivals Holiday - Fall/Winter
Grundy County Historical Society and Museum
510 W. Illinois Avenue
Morris, Il 60450
815-942-4880
2nd Annual Holidays on Cass
Dec. 1, 2019 , 1:00PM-7:00PM
The Art Movement Inc. presents the Annual Holidays on Cass featuring local artists, musicians and a bake sale. All proceeds from the bake sale will go to The Art Movement Inc....More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts/Crafts Holiday - Fall/Winter
Elder Brewing Compay
218 E Cass
Joliet, Il 60432
(815) 714-8163
Festival of Trees
Dec. 1, 2019 , 1 - 3PM
Enjoy festive decorated trees at the Grundy County Historical Society and Museum, located at 510 W. Illinois Avenue. ...More Info
Event Type: Festivals Holiday - Fall/Winter
Grundy County Historical Society and Museum
510 W. Illinois Avenue
Morris, IL 60450
815-942-4880
Joliet Junior College Community Band Concert
Dec. 1, 2019 , 3:00PM ...More Info
Cost: $2 students | $4 Seniors, Faculty Staff | $5 General Public Event Type: Performing Arts
Joliet Junior College Fine Arts Theatre
1215 Houbolt Road
Joliet, Il 60431
815-280-2223
Santa's House
Dec. 1, 2019 , 1:00PM-3:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Santa's House
111 E. Illinois Ave
Morris, Il
Shop Local in Morris
Dec. 1, 2019 , 12:00PM-4:00PM
Enjoy festive music and beautiful window displays throughout downtown as you shop your favorite local retailers....More Info
Event Type: Shopping
Downtown Morris
Morris, Il
Von Heidecke's Chicago Festival Ballet's The Nutcracker
Dec. 1, 2019 , 1:00PM | 5:00PM
his holiday favorite fairytale ballet is perfect for the entire family. The magical production features lavish costumes, exquisite sets, including a Christmas tree that grows before your eyes, and sensational choreography by ballet master, Kenneth von Heidecke. Journey through the land of whirling snowflakes and visit ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, Il 60432
815-726-7171
Christmas Tea at the Reddick Mansion
Dec. 3, 2019
More details to come on their website....More Info
Event Type: Other
Reddick Mansion
1665 N. 2501 Road
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-434-3985
Holiday Luncheon & Organ Concert
Dec. 3, 2019 , 11:00AM
Enjoy the sounds of the season and a delicious catered lunch in the Rialto Square Theatre rotunda while local school choirs serenade you. Then move into the Theatre where members of the Joliet Area Theatre Organ Enthusiast Society will play your favorite holiday carols on the famous Barton Grand Theatre Pipe Organ....More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, Il 60432
815-726-7171
2019 Broadway & Christmas Tribute Show
Dec. 2, 2019 - Dec. 4, 2019 , 11:30PM-2:45PM
December 2, 3 & 4 Matinee Shows 11:30am Check-in Begins Celebrate the joy of Christmas with us at Starved Rock Lodge while listening to the songs of Broadway and Christmas from Phil & Amy. Phil and Amy are a husband and wife team that are known most notably as featured vocalists with Franz Benteler Royal Strings Orch...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
"The Gathering Room" Victorian Holiday Luncheon
Dec. 4, 2019
Enjoy the ambiance & tradition of the Walnut Room in Joliet's own Gathering Room on The Jacob Henry Mansion Estate. Our 26 foot fully decorated Christmas tree, live music, and pipe organ concert in The Old Central Church after lunch is sure to set the perfect atmosphere for your new holiday tradition. ...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
The Jacob Henry Mansion Estate
20 South Eastern Avenue
Joliet, IL 60433
815-722-1420
CeeLo Green - Holiday Hits Tour
Dec. 4, 2019 , 7:30PM
Five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter-producer, CeeLo Green is putting his creative spin on your favorite Christmas songs in the Holiday Hits Tour. His 2011 hit song, "Forget You," received 5 Grammy nominations and won "Best Urban/Alternative Performance." In 2012, he released his first Christmas album, "Cee...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, Il 60432
815-726-7171
Hoot Hike
Dec. 4, 2019 , 6:00PM-7:00PM
Isle a la Cache after dark is not a scary place to be. Discover WHOO is a regular nighttime visitor there. We'll give you some wisdom about owls, share what to look and listen for, and then go on a hike in search of our feathered friends. A naturalist will help the group explore owl habitat and keep all ears attuned to...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th Street
Romeoville, Il 60446
(815) 886-1467
Green Gift Wrapping
Dec. 5, 2019 , 10:00AM-4:00PM
Did you know most wrapping paper, gift bags and bows are not recyclable? Did you also know Americans produce an extra 1 million tons of trash each week between Thanksgiving and New Year's? There is a simple solution that can still offer the same "wow" effect of those purchased disposable products. Four Rivers is hostin...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W. Walnut Lane
Channahon, Il 60410
(815) 722-9470
15th Annual Holiday Spectacular
Dec. 5, 2019 - Dec. 6, 2019 , 7:30PM
Tickets go on sale 11/8/2019! The Heritage Theatre Company present the 15th Annual Holiday Spectacular! *Fun for the whole family! *90 minutes of joyful music, skits and audience participation merriment. *Digital pictures on stage with Santa and Mrs. Claus, 30 minutes prior to performance. *Assigned seating pe...More Info
Cost: $10 Event Type: Performing Arts
Philip Lynch Theatre
One University Parkway
Romeoville, Il 60446-2200
815-836-5500
Four Rivers Winter Bird Hike
Dec. 6, 2019 , 8:00AM-10:00AM
The best way to learn about birds is to see and hear them! Learn from an interpretive naturalist and other like-minded birders as you take a bird hike through oak-hickory forest or restored prairie near the Des Plaines River. The program begins with a short presentation about one particular bird or bird topic. Meet at ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Lodging Packages WC
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W. Walnut Lane
Channahon, Il 60410
(815) 722-9470
Holiday Candlelight Tour
Dec. 6, 2019 ...More Info
Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
William Reddick Mansion
100 W. Lafayette Street
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-433-6100
Joliet Junior College Jazz Band Concert
Dec. 6, 2019 , 7:30PM ...More Info
Cost: $2 students | $4 Seniors, Faculty Staff | $5 General Public Event Type: Performing Arts
Joliet Junior College Fine Arts Theatre
1215 Houbolt Road
Joliet, Il 60431
815-280-2223
Midnight in Morris
Dec. 6, 2019 , 8:00PM-12:00AM
Celebrate the season and shop in beautiful Downtown Morris. Downtown retailers stay open until midnight and offer great specials throughout the night. Take in all the spectacular lights and decorations as you stroll in the brisk winter air. Enjoy the sounds of the season as Christmas carols float through the streets...More Info
Event Type: Festivals Shopping
Morris Downtown Development Partnership, Inc.
105 E. Main Street., Ste. 201
Morris, IL 60450
815-941-0245
Midnight Shopping
Dec. 6, 2019 , 6:00PM-1:00AM
Come and attend the after party at True North! Shop by flashlight, adult scavenger hunt and more! Explore +6000 square feet of antiques, vintage, handmade, craft supplies, salvage and furniture. True North voted BEST antique store, BEST gift store and BEST home décor store in Grundy County! Kids are alway...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Shopping
True North
539 Bedford Rd.
Morris, Il 60450
815-705-0161
Morning Movies
Dec. 6, 2019 , 9:00AM-11:00AM
Come enjoy the company of others, some warm coffee and the documentary film, "Natural Born Rebels." This PBS film is guaranteed to reveal fascinating, even comical, animal behaviors from around the world. The film will be followed by a friendly, naturalist-led discussion of its content. The facility is fully accessible...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W. Walnut Lane
Channahon, Il 60410
(815) 722-9470
Photos with Santa
Dec. 6, 2019 , 6:00PM-11:00PM
Enjoy photos with Santa tonight during Morris' "Midnight in Morris" celebration!...More Info
Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Santa's House
111 E. Illinois Ave
Morris, Il
The Drunk'N Gnome
Dec. 6, 2019 - Dec. 7, 2019 , 8:00pm
Hear the real story behind the wee-bit tipsy folk. Rated R for mature subjects & language. Visit the "Tavern-on-the-Bricks" for brews & wine. Sweet & savory treats too. Stop by the gnome gift shop for gnome-made crafts. First year? Get your own gnome hat here! Returning? Pick out a free beer cap tassel for your hat. ...More Info
Cost: $5.00 Event Type: Performing Arts Other Story Telling
Bille Limacher Bicentennial Park & Theatre
201 W Jefferson St
Joliet, IL 60432
815-724-3761
15th Annual Holiday Spectacular
Dec. 7, 2019 , 4:00PM | 7:30PM
Tickets go on sale 11/8/2019! The Heritage Theatre Company present the 15th Annual Holiday Spectacular! *Fun for the whole family! *90 minutes of joyful music, skits and audience participation merriment. *Digital pictures on stage with Santa and Mrs. Claus, 30 minutes prior to performance. *Assigned seating pe...More Info
Cost: $10 Event Type: Performing Arts
Philip Lynch Theatre
One University Parkway
Romeoville, Il 60446-2200
815-836-5500
Animals in Winter: Hike and Craft
Dec. 7, 2019 , 10:00AM-12:00PM
Do you ever wonder what happens to animals in winter? Pack up the family for an experience exploring the winter landscape and learn all about animal adaptations which help them survive. Then warm up with a cup of hot cocoa and make a special animal ornament to remember your family's adventure. This program will take pl...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W. Walnut Lane
Channahon, Il 60410
(815) 722-9470
Christmas in Oglesby!
Dec. 7, 2019
Family friendly activities based on the popular children's book, The Polar Express. Watch our Oglesby, IL Facebook page for more details....More Info
Event Type: Festivals Holiday - Fall/Winter
Christmas Parade
Dec. 7, 2019 , 1:30PM
Events to follow at City Hall...More Info
Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Downtown Peru
Peru, IL 61354
815-223-0061
Joliet Junior College Guitar and Percussion Concert
Dec. 7, 2019 , 7:30PM ...More Info
Cost: $2 students | $4 Seniors, Faculty Staff | $5 General Public Event Type: Performing Arts
Joliet Junior College Fine Arts Theatre
1215 Houbolt Road
Joliet, Il 60431
815-280-2223
Larry the Cable Guy
Dec. 7, 2019 , 5:00PM | 8:00PM
Larry's road to stardom included the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, which grossed more than 15 million dollars. The ensemble cast of comedians included Jeff Foxworthy and Bill Engvall. The tour's success led to Blue Collar Comedy Tour, The Movie, which premiered on Comedy Central in November of 2003 and at the time, was the ...More Info
Cost: Varies Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, Il 60432
815-726-7171
Marseilles Holiday Magic LIghted Santa Parade
Dec. 7, 2019 , 5:30PM
12/7/19 4:30PM line up at 200 Riverfront Drive. Parade starts at 5:30PM, North on Main Street After parade visit with Santa at #393 Labor Local Hall. Crafters, make and take crafts for visitors. Soup and hot cocoa for sale....More Info
Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
555 Commerical Street
Marseilles, IL
815-795-2414
Native Games
Dec. 7, 2019 , 1:00PM-2:00PM
Historically, native peoples like the Potawatomi played games as children to help develop survival skills – hunting, building, stealth, and hand-eye coordination. Just as important, they are fun! Come out to Isle a la Cache Museum to try your hand at ring & pin, predator & prey, and more. Activities will take pla...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Isle a la Cache Museum
25055 W. Walnut Lane
Channahon, Il 60410
(815) 722-9470
Santa's House
Dec. 7, 2019 , 10:00AM-1:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Santa's House
111 E. Illinois Ave
Morris, Il
Shop, Dine & #ElfieSelfie
Dec. 7, 2019 , 10:00AM-6:00PM
Find the Elf at participating locations, make sure to take your "ElfieSelfie, show the cashier and earn raffle tickets for a chance to win a raffle prize filled with local certificates and gifts! Locations are: Coal City Public Library, Hustle & Hunee Boutique, Lori Bonarek Realty, Midland States Bank, Naked Sun, R...More Info
Event Type: Festivals Shopping
Downtown Coal City & Diamond
The "Off"-Season: Fitness for Paddlers
Dec. 7, 2019 , 2:00PM-3:00PM
Join certified kayak instructors and a certified yoga instructor as we take a look at stretching as well as muscle-engaging exercises that are specifically geared toward the paddler. Learn tips and tricks to practice in the "off"-season, making your transition back into paddling a more comfortable experience in the spr...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W. Walnut Lane
Channahon, Il 60410
(815) 722-9470
The Twelve Dates of Christmas: A Vermillion Players Dinner Theater Production at The Eagle
Dec. 6, 2019 - Dec. 8, 2019 , 6:00PM doors Fridays and Saturdays, 12:30PM doors Sundays
Vermillion Players kicks off the dinner theater season with this adorable play sure to put you and your loved ones in the holiday spirit. A delicious buffet catered by Bernardi's II is included in the price of the ticket. After seeing her fiance kiss another woman at the televised Thanksgiving Day Parade, Mary's li...More Info
Cost: $37 Event Type: Performing Arts
The Eagle Performing Arts & Conference Center
319 N. Plum St.
Pontiac, Il 61764
815-844-1187
Festival of Gnomes
Dec. 7, 2019 - Dec. 8, 2019 , 2:00PM
Indoor show with a "gnomemade" gift shop!...More Info
Cost: $5 Event Type: Festivals
Billie Limacher Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street
Joliet, IL 60432
630-932-1555
Festival Of The Gnomes
Dec. 7, 2019 - Dec. 8, 2019 , 2:00pm
Welcome in the holidays with "wee folk" who do good works for man and nature. Enjoy their stories through live theatre and more in this family tradition of 43 years!...More Info
Cost: $5.00 Event Type: Performing Arts Other Story Telling
Bille Limacher Bicentennial Park & Theatre
201 W Jefferson
Joliet , IL 60432
815-724-3761
Holidays at the Museum
Dec. 8, 2019 , 4:00PM-6:00PM
The Main floor of the Hume-Carnegie Museum will glisten and sparkle with white lights and decorations of silver, gold and copper. Enjoy beverages, appetizers and delicious desserts as we gather together with the sights and sounds of the season. Holidays at the Museum is open to the public. Bring your friends to enjo...More Info
Cost: $10.00/members, $12/nonmember Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Mendota Museum & Historical Society
901 Washington Street, PO Box 433
Mendota, Il 61342
(815) 539-3373
Joliet American Legion Band Concert
Dec. 8, 2019 , 2:00PM
The Joliet American Legion Band will bring the sounds of the season to life on the Rialto Square Theatre stage. Enriched in tradition, military sharpness and musical integrity, these musicians are delighted to bring you an unforgettable performance with their tremendously rousing musical spirit. A ticket is free in exc...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, Il 60432
815-726-7171
Santa Fly-In
Dec. 8, 2019 , 1:30PM ...More Info
Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Illinois Valley Regional Airport
4251 E. Ed Urban Dr.
Peru, IL 61354
815-223-0061
Santa's House
Dec. 8, 2019 , 1:00PM-3:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Santa's House
111 E. Illinois Ave
Morris, Il
Joliet Junior College Area High School Art Exhibition
Dec. 1, 2019 - Dec. 9, 2019 ...More Info
Cost: $2 students | $4 Seniors, Faculty Staff | $5 General Public Event Type: Performing Arts
Joliet Junior College Fine Arts Theatre
1215 Houbolt Road
Joliet, Il 60431
815-280-2223
Micael Londra's Celtic Yuletide
Dec. 9, 2019 , 7:30PM
Emmy® nominee, Michael Londra, the Irish singer best known as the voice of Riverdance on Broadway and for his own US TV special, "Beyond Celtic", presents an evening, bringing you "Christmas from Ireland" told in song, dance and the festive stories of his youth....More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, Il 60432
815-726-7171
Preventing Spinal Injuries
Dec. 10, 2019 , 6:30PM-7:30PM
Dr Alan Yepsen from Yepsen Chiropractic in Granville will be at the Utica Public Library in Utica Illinois on Tuesday, December 10th at 6:30pm to discuss how to prevent spinal injuries. Thanks to the beautiful snow...people need to walk or shovel and that can have negative impact on our backs. Please come join us and l...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Education/History
Utica Public Library
224 Mill Street
Utica, Il 61738
8156674053
Santa Photos with your pets!
Dec. 10, 2019 , 6:00PM-8:00PM
Bring your pets for this exciting event with Santa!...More Info
Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Santa's House
111 E. Illinois Ave
Morris, Il
2019 Kenny & Dolly Christmas Tribute Show
Dec. 9, 2019 - Dec. 11, 2019 , 11:30PM-2:45PM
December 9, 10 & 11 Matinee Shows 11:30am Check-in Begins Back for a repeat performance is Dave Karl (Kenny Rogers) & Wendy Engler (Dolly Parton) for all of the top songs, mannerisms and humor of the real Kenny and Dolly. This tribute has it all, the best of Kenny, Dolly and of course many of their famous duets. Ther...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
Little Explorers
Dec. 11, 2019 , 10:00AM-11:30AM
Children and their parent or guardian are invited to come out and play! A new nature theme is chosen every month with hands-on activities that may include a story, games, dancing, art, a hike, other outdoor activities and more! A variety of group and free play activities will be available. We encourage experiencing all...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W. Walnut Lane
Channahon, Il 60410
(815) 722-9470
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical
Dec. 11, 2019 , 7:00PM
The beloved TV classic RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season. Come see all of your favorite characters from the special including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph, as they come ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, Il 60432
815-726-7171
White Christmas
Dec. 11, 2019
Join us for our annual holiday celebration inspired by the classic film White Christmas. This spectacular holiday concert will take you on a musical journey from a World War II performance for the troops, to the glamour of a Florida nightclub and finally the charm and simple beauty of a New England Town. ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts Ongoing
The Jacob Henry Mansion Estate
20 South Eastern Avenue
Joliet, IL 60433
815-722-1420
Holiday Candlelight Tours
Dec. 6, 2019 - Dec. 13, 2019
More details to come on their website....More Info
Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Reddick Mansion
1665 N. 2501 Road
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-434-3985
Christmas Afternoon Tea
Dec. 11, 2019 - Dec. 13, 2019 , 2:00PM-4:00PM
Why not treat yourself to a relaxing Christmas themed Afternoon Tea experience? Located in the Lock 16's Vintage Room you will spend time relaxing with friends, or meet new friends. The afternoon tea menu features a variety of tasty teas, delectable savory tea sandwiches, scones served with Devonshire Cream & Jam, swee...More Info
Cost: $24.95 Per Person (Reservation Required) Event Type: Dining Holiday - Fall/Winter
Lock 16 Café & Visitor Center
754 First Street
LaSalle, Il 61301
8152201848
Holiday Candlelight Tour
Dec. 13, 2019 ...More Info
Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
William Reddick Mansion
100 W. Lafayette Street
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-433-6100
Joliet Junior College Jingle and Jazz
Dec. 13, 2019 , 7:30PM ...More Info
Cost: $2 students | $4 Seniors, Faculty Staff | $5 General Public Event Type: Performing Arts
Joliet Junior College Fine Arts Theatre
1215 Houbolt Road
Joliet, Il 60431
815-280-2223
A One Act Festival
Dec. 13, 2019 - Dec. 14, 2019 ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Performing Arts Other Story Telling
Bicentennial Park Theatre
201 W Jefferson St
Joliet , IL 60432
815-724-3761
Green Tech Here and Now
Dec. 14, 2019 , 9:00AM-11:00AM
Come tour Four Rivers Environmental Education Center and learn about the many green elements that went into the building's design and construction. Then learn about some of the options and resources currently available to residential consumers. This program will take place indoors in an accessible facility. Ages 16 o...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Other
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W. Walnut Lane
Channahon, Il 60410
(815) 722-9470
Holiday Movies: Miracle on 34th Street
Dec. 14, 2019 , 11:00AM
Available at the box office in advance or at the door. No online sales for movies In this Christmas classic, an old man going by the name of Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwenn) fills in for an intoxicated Santa in Macy's annual Thanksgiving Day parade. Kringle proves to be such a hit that he is soon appearing regularly at the...More Info
Cost: $5.00 Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, Il 60432
815-726-7171
It's A Wonderful Life - Live Radio Broadcast
Dec. 14, 2019 , 7:00PM
An annual holiday tradition at the Rialto Square Theatre-- join WJOL for an evening you won't forget, as local radio talents perform the Christmas classic, It's A Wonderful Life live from the Rialto Stage, as it broadcasts on WJOL simultaneously. Year in and year out, this is always a highlight of the holiday season! A...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, Il 60432
815-726-7171
Santa's House
Dec. 14, 2019 , 10:00AM-1:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Santa's House
111 E. Illinois Ave
Morris, Il
Chris Kringle Market
Dec. 6, 2019 - Dec. 15, 2019 , Fridays 4 pm – 8 pm, Saturdays 10 am – 7 pm, Sundays 11 am – 4 pm ...More Info
Event Type: Shopping Ongoing Holiday - Fall/Winter
Washington Square Park
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-434-2737
Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus
Dec. 6, 2019 - Dec. 15, 2019 , 2:30PM | 7:30PM
Tickets on sale now! Matinee and Evening Performances available, please check website to buy tickets and for more information. Remember the good old days of radio—when people had to use their imaginations—when the mind was a stage? Those days are back—only better! Andrew J. Fenady has written two of...More Info
Cost: $10+ Event Type: Performing Arts
Morris Theatre Guild
516 W. Illinois Ave.
Morris, Il 60450
(815) 942-1966
The Twelve Dates of Christmas: A Vermillion Players Dinner Theater Production at The Eagle
Dec. 13, 2019 - Dec. 15, 2019 , 6:00PM doors Fridays and Saturdays, 12:30PM doors Sundays
Vermillion Players kicks off the dinner theater season with this adorable play sure to put you and your loved ones in the holiday spirit. A delicious buffet catered by Bernardi's II is included in the price of the ticket. After seeing her fiance kiss another woman at the televised Thanksgiving Day Parade, Mary's li...More Info
Cost: $37 Event Type: Performing Arts
The Eagle Performing Arts & Conference Center
319 N. Plum St.
Pontiac, Il 61764
815-844-1187
Santa's House
Dec. 15, 2019 , 1:00PM-3:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Santa's House
111 E. Illinois Ave
Morris, Il
Starved Rock Photography Show
Dec. 3, 2019 - Dec. 16, 2019 , .
Photography show for adults 18 years and older that are not professionals in their field (earn more than 25% of their annual income from photography). Criteria:: Black and white or color photography of birds, insects, reptiles and amphibians, mammals, landscape, and water as it applies to nature showcased in the state...More Info
Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center
2678 N. State Rte 178
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-4726
Patsy Cline Christmas
Dec. 16, 2019 , 11:30AM-2:00PM
Join in on the fun of Christmas songs as Mary Pfeifer brings them to life as Patsy Cline. She will also be bringing you back through time with some of Patsy Cline's first recordings. This is a show you do not want to miss and will have you leaving with the Christmas spirit! When booking your overnight package, you must...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
Owl Pellet Investigators
Dec. 18, 2019 , 6:00PM-7:00PM
Join a naturalist to investigate the connections between owls and their environment. This program involves a short presentation about owls and the chance to dissect an owl pellet yourself. See what your owl had for dinner. Who knows what you will find? All tools and owl pellets will be provided. This program is offered...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th Street
Romeoville, Il 60446
(815) 886-1467
Winter Campfire & Stroll
Dec. 18, 2019 , 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Welcome the winter season and spend a spell around a warm fire. Listen to the magical sounds of nature at nighttime. Enjoy songs, stories and poems, including a Christmas carol or two! Take a guided stroll through the night landscape. Dress to stay warm for this outdoor program. Activities may take place on natural sur...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W. Walnut Lane
Channahon, Il 60410
815.722.9470
Green Gift Wrapping
Dec. 19, 2019 , 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Did you know most wrapping paper, gift bags and bows are not recyclable? Did you also know Americans produce an extra 1 million tons of trash each week between Thanksgiving and New Year's? There is a simple solution that can still offer the same "wow" effect of those purchased disposable products. Four Rivers is hostin...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W. Walnut Lane
Channahon, Il 60410
(815) 722-9470
Martina McBride - The Joy of Christmas
Dec. 20, 2019 , 8:00PM
Martina McBride is a multiple Grammy® nominated country icon, whose incomparable vocals have kept her at the top of the charts garnering six No. 1 hits and twenty top 10 singles. Selling more than 18 million albums to date, McBride has earned fourteen Gold, nine Platinum, three Double Platinum and two Triple Plati...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, Il 60432
815-726-7171
An Evening with Santa
Dec. 21, 2019 , 4:00PM-8:00PM
Celebrate the season in Downtown Morris on December 21st! This year's theme is "Christmas is for the Kid in All of Us". The Morris Lions will be serving Hot Chocolate, Hot Apple Cider and Christmas cookies. There will be Christmas presents drawn during the event. Everyone will receive an entry ticket. Santa wil...More Info
Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Santa's House
111 Illinois Avenue
Morris, Il
Busy Beaver Craft Club
Dec. 21, 2019 , 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Join us on the third Saturday of the month for "Busy Beavers Craft Club." Each day we will have a different craft set up in the museum for you to make and take home. Drop by whenever you like between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to construct your own crafty creations! In December, make a cute snowy owl craft. The museum is an ac...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th Street
Romeoville, Il 60446
(815) 886-1467
Santa's House
Dec. 21, 2019 , 10:00AM-1:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Santa's House
111 E. Illinois Ave
Morris, Il
The Bashful Youngens with special guest The Unemployed Architects
Dec. 21, 2019 , 7:30PM-11:00PM
The Bashful Youngens and The Unemployed Architects hit The Eagle stage for a night of homegrown music. ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
The Eagle Performing Arts & Conference Center
319 N Plum St
Pontiac, Il 61764
815-844-1187
Santa's House
Dec. 22, 2019 , 1:00PM-3:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Santa's House
111 E. Illinois Ave
Morris, Il
The Oak Ridge Boys - Down Home Christmas
Dec. 22, 2019 , 7:30PM
The Boys are back in town! Join fan favorites, The Oak Ridge Boys, as they return to the Rialto Square stage with their latest holiday concert tour, Down Home Christmas, in support of their newest holiday album, releasing October 25, 2019....More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, Il 60432
815-726-7171
Holiday Movies: ELF
Dec. 23, 2019 , 2:00PM
Robert Buddy (Will Ferrell) was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa's elves. Unable to shake the feeling that he doesn't fit in, the adult Buddy travels to New York, in full elf uniform, in search of his real father. As it happens, this is Walter Hobbs (James Caan...More Info
Cost: $5.00 Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, Il 60432
815-726-7171
Stress-free Hike for Women
Dec. 27, 2019 , 8 - 9:30 a.m.
This women-only hike will be a way to get outside for a quick fitness walk during the holidays. Are you overwhelmed by the holiday season? Let the cool air and a mindful walk help lead you to calmness. Meet at Four Rivers Environmental Education Center with appropriate attire and footwear for an outdoor hike of up to 2...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W. Walnut Lane
Channahon, Il 60410
(815) 722-9470
Historic Trolley December Tours
Dec. 1, 2019 - Dec. 29, 2019 , Saturday: 12-1:30pm & 1:30-3pm Sunday: 12-1:30pm & 1:30-3pm
Historic Trolley Tour Schedule » November-December: Saturday: 12-1:30pm & 1:30-3pm Sunday: 12-1:30pm & 1:30-3pm Pricing $12/adult $10/seniors (60 & over) $8/children (10 & under) Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall of the Lodge. Learn about the rich history and legends of Starved Rock State Park an...More Info
Cost: $12 adults | $10 seniors (60 & older)) | $8 (10 & under) Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, Il 61348
815-220-7386
11th Annual Marseilles Holiday Tournament
Dec. 26, 2019 - Dec. 29, 2019 ...More Info
Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Marseilles Elementary School
201 Chicago Street
Marseilles, IL 61341
815-795-2414
Holiday Wrap Event
Dec. 28, 2019 - Dec. 29, 2019 , Saturday 10:00AM-6:00PM | Sunday 10:00AM-5:00PM
It's a wrap holiday sale. Explore +6000 square feet of antiques, vintage, handmade, craft supplies, salvage and furniture. True North voted BEST antique store, BEST gift store and BEST home décor store in Grundy County! Kids are always welcome and they can play on the indoor swing and take part in the free s...More Info
Event Type: Shopping
True North
539 Bedford Rd.
Morris, Il 60450
815-705-0161
Drop in Winter Craft
Dec. 29, 2019 , 9:00AM-5:00PM
Light up the Holidays with a Drop in Winter Craft. Stop by during open hours to make a special snowflake craft....More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Joliet Public Library
150. N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, Il 60432
815-740-2660
Reindeer Meet & Greet
Dec. 29, 2019 , 3:00PM-5:00PM
Light up the Holidays with a Reindeer Meet & Greet Coming to downtown Joliet for the Light up the Holidays parade? Stop by the Library for a special meet and greet with two of Santa's reindeer. Don't forget your camera for photos! All ages with an adult, no registration...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Joliet Public Library
150. N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, Il 60432
815-740-2660
Season's Greetings Magic Show
Dec. 29, 2019 , 2:00PM-3:00PM
Light up the Holidays with the Season's Greetings Magic Show This winter wonderland magic show features a magic elf, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and holiday tricks to captivate all ages. All ages, no registration, seating may be limited....More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Joliet Public Library
150. N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, Il 60432
815-740-2660
parkrun
Now - Dec. 31, 2019 , 9:00AM
parkrun (spelled with a small p) is the world's largest organized running activity, in which more than 1 million people participated last month alone. The weekly, free 5K run/jog/walk comes to Heritage Harbor, in Ottawa on June 10th. In the U.S., parkrun is spreading to the midwest, with arriving in Ottawa after openi...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Heritage Harbor Ottawa
2 Great Loop West
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-433-5000

 


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