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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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The Drunk'N Gnome
Now - 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
A Mendota Christmas
Dec. 7, 2019 , 8:00AM-3:00PM
The Mendota Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to host A Mendota Christmas on December 7th! Schedule of Events: Buddy's Fly-In Breakfast - 8am -11am @ Mendota Elks Lodge Holiday Craft & Vendor Show - 9am - 3pm featuring local craft and vendors for all of you Holiday gift giving needs. Balloon Artist - Lica Lor...More Info
Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Downtown Mendota
800 Washington St
Mendota, Il 61342
815-539-6507
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
Holiday Art Market
Dec. 7, 2019 , 10:00AM-4:00PM
There will be 100 ceramic ornaments for children to make and take home for free. 16 Ottawa Art League members will be selling original ornaments and art....More Info
Event Type: Arts/Crafts Festivals
Jeremiah Joe Coffee
807 LaSalle Street
Ottawa, IL
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
Karitos Christmas
Dec. 7, 2019 , 2-6 pm
This is a Christmas concert with professional dancing and music. We will also have family fun activities of cookie decorating, card creation, and a family cinema to enjoy!...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Performing Arts
Grace Community Church
1624 IL 23
Streator, Il 61364
3174502660
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
Now - 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
One Year Anniversary
Dec. 7, 2019 - Dec. 8, 2019 , Saturday 11-6, Sunday 11-5
Join us as we celebrate ONE year of creating! Art Market, Pictures with the Grinch, Crafts for Kids, Ornament Making Stations, and so much more! Appetizers and Refreshments. Saturday, December 7th 11-6pm Sunday, December 8th 11-5pm *This is a free event...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Open Space Art Gallery and Studios
223 W. Madison St.
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-293-7099
One Year Anniversary of Open Space Art Gallery
Dec. 7, 2019 - Dec. 8, 2019 , 11:00AM-6:00PM Saturday | 11:00AM-5:00PM Sunday
Come and celebrate the one year anniversary of Open Space Art Gallery Appetizers and refreshments, free photos with the Grinch, ornament making stations, a makers market with local artists, crafts for kids, and a special celebration exhibition with the artists present on Saturday from 4:00PM-6:00PM. ...More Info
Event Type: Arts/Crafts Shopping
Open Space Art Gallery
223 Madison Street
Ottawa, IL
815-293-7099
Brunch with Santa at Ashbury's
Dec. 8, 2019 , 10:00AM & 12:00PM
Make sure to call for reservations, there are 2 seating times. Enjoy a full brunch buffet, LIVE holiday music and a visit from Santa! Chef's menu includes, scrambled eggs, bacon and sausage, french toast, garden salad bar, parmesan pasta salad, fresh fruit, Cajun baked chicken, buttered green beans and fresh bak...More Info
Cost: $14.95-$24.95 Event Type: Dining Holiday - Fall/Winter
Ashbury's at Boughton Ridge
335 East Boughton
Bolingbrook, IL
630-783-6604
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
Now - 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
Brats, Bourbon, and Brews 2nd Annual Event
Dec. 9, 2019 , 5:30PM-7:30PM
Purchase a whiskey glass or beer glass and sample many different Bourbons and Beers. Try a grilled bratwurst or two to help wash down the Bourbon! Donation will be accepted and given to Cornerstone Services. Help our great community and those who need us the most....More Info
Event Type: Shopping Ale Trail
David Nelson Exquisite Jewelry
1312 W Jefferson St
Joliet, IL 60435
DIY Christmas Cactus Plant Class
Dec. 9, 2019 , 5:30-8:30
Tis the season! You will be creating your very own Christmas Cactus made from cardstock, floral wire, tissue paper, acrylic paint, decorative red/green glass stones, dry foam, and a terra-cotta pot! Enjoy a craft night out at Open Space Art Gallery & Studios!...More Info
Cost: $40 Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Open Space Art Gallery and Studios
223 W. Madison St.
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-293-7099
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 61373
815-667-4509
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
Revolution Deep Woods Preview Party
Dec. 12, 2019 , 5:00PM-7:00PM
Orange & Brew is honored to be tapping three incredible barrel-aged brews a day before they're available at Revolution's tap room. On draft, we'll have: V.S.O.D. Imperial Stout, Boss Jacket Barleywine, Ryeway to Heaven Rye Ale...More Info
Event Type: Ale Trail
Orange & Brew
1027 Burlington Drive
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Holiday Candlelight Tours
Now - 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
Kids Ceramic Ornament Class
Dec. 13, 2019 , 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Join us in making 5 one of a kind ceramic ornaments. All materials included, and multiple designs to choose from. ...More Info
Cost: $30 Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Open Space Art Gallery and Studios
223 W. Madison St.
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-293-7099
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
Acrylic Pour Class: Christmas Colors
Dec. 14, 2019 , 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Join us in this fun and magical thing called paint pouring! See how just a few simple colors can create a rainbow. This is great for all skill levels and ages 5 and up! For this class you will be painting on 2 items. One will be a ceramic tile and the other will be a wooden silhouette of a Christmas stocking! Everythi...More Info
Cost: $45 Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Open Space Art Gallery and Studios
223 W. Madison St.
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-293-7099
Breakfast with Santa at Ashbury's
Dec. 14, 2019 , 10:00AM
Make sure to call for reservations! Enjoy breakfast, holiday music and a visit from Santa! Full breakfast buffet including pastries, fresh fruit, scrambled eggs, bacon and sausage, home fries and buttermilk biscuits....More Info
Cost: $9.95-$14.95 Event Type: Dining Holiday - Fall/Winter
Ashbury's at Boughton Ridge
335 East Boughton
Bolingbrook, IL
630-783-6604
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
Now - 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
Now - 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
Now - 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
Holiday Card Making Class
Dec. 16, 2019 , 6-8pm
Just in time! Make 4 handmade greeting cards ready to mail or put on a package! Each unique design features a holiday theme. Golden prancing reindeer, cozy country cabin, a beautiful holiday wreath with glittery accents and a festive wrapped package all adorn the fronts of these stunning cards. In addition you will ...More Info
Cost: $35 Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Open Space Art Gallery and Studios
223 W. Madison St.
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-293-7099
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
Girls Night Out
Dec. 20, 2019 , 4:00PM-8:00PM
Wine, shopping, music, readers, and more! Be prepared for a ton of fun at the Tasting Room on Girls Night Out! Bubbly Friday Specials Enjoy $7 flights (choose from AHW or ISC wines) and $6 glasses of bubbly (choose from ISC traditional method sparkling wines or AHW bubbling infusion wines) Look into the Future Read...More Info
Event Type: Wine Tasting Dining
August Hill & ISC Tasting Room
106 Mill Street
Utica, IL 61373
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
Hegeler Carus Christmas Show
Dec. 20, 2019 - Dec. 21, 2019 , 7:00PM
Space is limited. Reservations required. Please call 815-224-5892....More Info
Cost: $20 per person Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Hegeler Carus Mansion
1307 7th Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
815-224-5892
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
Shop Local at True North
Now - Dec. 24, 2019 , Varies
Support Local Business by shopping True North this holiday season. By shopping at True North you are helping local entrepreneurs earn extra income to help provide the little extras for their family. We thank you and appreciate you. #shopsmall #shoptruenorth #shoplocal...More Info
Event Type: Shopping
True North
539 Bedford Rd.
Morris, IL
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
Now - 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
12 Brews of Christmas
Now - Dec. 31, 2019
12 Brews of Christmas - Start your punch card...fill out the card and you could win an ugly sweater ornament, glass, plus a chance to win other prizes from their sponsoring breweries, including brewery tours, swag, and other items. Now through December 31st. Go to their website or stop in for details!...More Info
Event Type: Shopping Holiday - Fall/Winter Ale Trail
Orange & Brew Bottle Shop and Tap Room
1027 Burlington
Downers Grove, 60515
630-541-3880
Winter Lecture Series - Illinois & Michigan Canal: America's 1st National Heritage Area
Jan. 9, 2020 , 7:00PM
Ana Koval, President & CEO of the Canal Corridor Association will tell us about how the I&M Canal Corridor became America's 1st National Heritage Area --- 35 years ago! What makes this corridor so special? Discover the history and importance of the Illinois & Michigan Canal to the Chicago area. Learn about the sites al...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
30239 South State Route 53
Wilmington, Il 60481
815-423-6370
Winter Lecture Series - Spider Watching at Midewin
Jan. 15, 2020 , 7:00PM
Frank Pascoe, D.A., Professor of Biology - University of St. Francis This presentation will cover spider biology, courtship, ecology and more using the "Spider Watching at Midewin" brochure as a guide. Spiders are the dominant invertebrate predators on the prairie, come learn more about them! Lectures begin at 7:...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
30239 South State Route 53
Wilmington, Il 60481
815-423-6370
The 70s Heroes of ROCK!
Jan. 25, 2020 , 7:00PM
Skip Griparis presents "The 70s Heroes of ROCK!" with all new show and songs! You'll have access to all museum galleries, exhibits. Also enjoy a full beverage bar and more!...More Info
Cost: $12-$14 Event Type: Performing Arts
Joliet Historical Museum
204 Ottawa Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-723-5201
Winter Lecture Series - Desire Lines: Daring to Follow Trickster Coyotes&Rambling Bison
Jan. 29, 2020 , 7:00PM
Winter Lecture Series, Speaker - Dr. Gavin Van Horn, Author, Director - Cultures of Conservation at the Center for Humans and Nature Join Dr. Gavin Van Horn as he shares readings and reflections from his recent book The Way of Coyote: Shared Journeys in the Urban Wilds. He will discuss how wildlife can further conne...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
30239 South State Route 53
Wilmington, Il 60481
815-423-6370
2020 Joliet Area Restaurant Week
Feb. 1, 2020 - Feb. 13, 2020
The areas best restaurants are offering amazing deals and flavorful meals....More Info
Event Type: Dining
Joliet and surrounding cities
(815) 216-9963

 


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