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Dec
9
The Most Wonderful Crime of the Year - Murder Mystery Dinner

The Most Wonderful Crime of the Year - Murder Mystery Dinner

December 9, 2022
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Visit Amelia's Under the Lamplight Dinner Theater for a very suspicious holiday event - The Most Wonderful Crime of the Year! Solve the murder, enjoy a scrumptious dinner, and laugh and be merry! This event sells out every year so make your reservations ...

Location: Amelia's Under the Lamplight Dinner Theater
Address: 129 S. Main Street Galena, IL 61036
Contact: 815.994.2868
Admission: Admission Fee

Dec
9
Christmas Carols & Cookies at Galena Cellars

Christmas Carols & Cookies at Galena Cellars

December 9, 2022
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Get in the Christmas spirit with Galena Cellars! Come see the Watkins Christmas Carolers perform from 6:30-7:45 pm beside the first floor bar of the Galena Cellars Tasting Room. Chef Fernando will be serving freshly baked Christmas cookies and sweets to enjoy ...

Location: Galena Cellars Tasting Room
Address: 111 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036
Contact: 815.777.3330
Admission: Admission Fee

Dec
9
Classical Blast's Dark Side of the Yule

Classical Blast's Dark Side of the Yule

December 9, 2022
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Christmas meet Classic Rock in Classical Blast's “Dark Side of the Yule” holiday concert. This holiday favorite melds classic rock hits with holiday classics, Christmas pop, baroque carols and more, with music by Moody Blues, Beatles, Metallica, Simon & Garfunkel, ...

Location: Turner Hall
Address: 115 S Bench Street61036 Galena, IL 61036 Galena, IL 61036
Contact: 708.386.0285
Admission: Admission Fee

Dec
9
Kara Gordon at The Grape Escape

Kara Gordon at The Grape Escape

December 9, 2022
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tonight's musician is local favorite Kara Gordon. Come out to enjoy another great performance!

Location: Miss Kitty's Grape Escape
Address: 242 N Main Street Galena, Illinois 61036
Contact: 779.214.0003
Admission: Suggested Donation

Dec
9
Karaoke Night at Galena Brewery

Karaoke Night at Galena Brewery

December 9, 2022
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Come and join in the fun. Sing the night away!

Location: Galena Brewing Company
Address: 227 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036
Contact: 815.281.0324
Admission: Free Admission

Dec
10
The Guthries at The Grape Escape

The Guthries at The Grape Escape

December 10, 2022
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Today's musicians are Scott and Erika Guthrie on guitar and fiddle. Our drink special is a Bloody Mary Bar from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. #LiveMusicGalena

Location: Miss Kitty's Grape Escape
Address: 242 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036
Contact: 779.214.0003
Admission: Suggested Donation

Dec
10
Luminaria Dinner at Desoto House Hotel

Luminaria Dinner at Desoto House Hotel

December 10, 2022
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
While Galena is aglow for the Night of the Luminaria, experience an enchanting candlit dinner at the Courtyard and Generals Restaurant, both located in the Desoto House Hotel. Enjoy live music & delicious food while surrounded by white twinkling lights and ...

Location: DeSoto House Hotel
Address: 230 S. Main Street Galena, IL 61036
Contact: 815.777.0090
Admission: Admission Fee

Dec
10
Night of the Luminaria & Living Windows

Night of the Luminaria & Living Windows

December 10, 2022
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Don't miss one of the most beautiful and romantic visions of the year. More than 5,000 candlelit luminaries line the streets, steps, and sidewalks, and store windows come alive! From Main Street to the hills overlooking Grant Park, all of Galena will be glowing. From ...

Location: Downtown Galena
Address: Main Street Galena, IL 61036
Contact: 815.281.0673
Admission: Free Admission

Dec
10
Christmas Caroling in Grant Park

Christmas Caroling in Grant Park

December 10, 2022
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Christmas Magic is in the air! A group of carolers will be singing at the Grant Park gazebo on Luminaria night! Don't miss out from 6 pm - 7 pm (weather depending) on Saturday, Dec 10. 

Location: Grant Park
Address: 625 Park Avenue Galena, IL Galena, IL
Contact:
Admission: Free Admission

Dec
10
The Most Wonderful Crime of the Year - Murder Mystery Dinner

The Most Wonderful Crime of the Year - Murder Mystery Dinner

December 10, 2022
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Visit Amelia's Under the Lamplight Dinner Theater for a very suspicious holiday event - The Most Wonderful Crime of the Year! Solve the murder, enjoy a scrumptious dinner, and laugh and be merry! This event sells out every year so make your reservations ...

Location: Amelia's Under the Lamplight Dinner Theater
Address: 129 S. Main Street Galena, IL 61036
Contact: 815.994.2868
Admission: Admission Fee

Dec
10
Alpha Romeos at The Grape Escape

Alpha Romeos at The Grape Escape

December 10, 2022
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tonight's musicians are known as the Alpha Romeos, playing re-fried funk, soul, R&B, blues, and boogie revival. Take a chance and dance!

Location: Miss Kitty's Grape Escape
Address: 242 N Main Street Galena, Illinois 61036
Contact: 779.214.0003
Admission: none

Dec
10
Casey Klein at Galena Brewery

Casey Klein at Galena Brewery

December 10, 2022
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
With a little more punch than your typical acoustic act, yet a little less fury than your typical band, Casey Klein is ideal for any and every setting. No reservations, no cover, just enjoy! Casey Klein is a self-proclaimed "One Man Jam Machine," bringing a massive variety ...

Location: Galena Brewing Company
Address: 227 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036
Contact: 815.776.9917
Admission: Free Admission

Dec
11
Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa

December 11, 2022
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
For big kids and little kids... bring a list for Santa and enjoy Rudolph, Frosty, and a helpful elf while enjoying an delicious breakfast. Santa arrives at 8:30 a.m. and leaves at 1 pm. Reservations are highly recommended.

Location: DeSoto House Hotel
Address: 230 S. Main Street Galena, IL 61036
Contact: 800.343.6562
Admission: Free Admission

Dec
16
Merry Branson Christmas at Galena Bible Church

Merry Branson Christmas at Galena Bible Church

December 16, 2022
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Mike Walker, an award-winning vocalist and musical impressionist with a popular show in Branson, Mo., will perform a festive, family-friendly holiday show, Merry Branson Christmas. Walker has performed with Kenny Rogers, Alabama, Toby Keith and more. He is a member of the International ...

Location: Galena Bible Church
Address: 11108 U.S. Hwy 20 Galena, IL 61036
Contact: 563.231.3701
Admission: Admission Fee

Dec
16
Droho at The Grape Escape

Droho at The Grape Escape

December 16, 2022
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tonight's musician is Mike Droho from Baraboo, Wi. His accolades include winning numerous songwriting contests on a national scale while combining his techno savvy to record backtracks to his intense pop melodies. #LiveMusicGalena

Location: Miss Kitty's Grape Escape
Address: 242 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036
Contact: 779.214.0003
Admission: Suggested Donation

Dec
16
Karaoke Night at Galena Brewery

Karaoke Night at Galena Brewery

December 16, 2022
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Come and join in the fun. Sing the night away at the Galena Brewing Company!

Location: Galena Brewing Company
Address: 227 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036
Contact: 815.776.9917
Admission: Free Admission

Dec
16
Karaoke Night at Galena Brewery

Karaoke Night at Galena Brewery

December 16, 2022
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Come and join in the fun. Sing the night away at the Galena Brewing Company!

Location: Galena Brewing Company
Address: 227 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036
Contact: 815.776.9917
Admission: Free Admission

Dec
17
Country Christmas at Shenandoah Riding Center

Country Christmas at Shenandoah Riding Center

December 17, 2022
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Have a very Country Christmas at the Shenandoah Riding Center! Join in on the fun! Festivities include: gifts from Santa (for kids 12 & under while supplies last), Christmas crafts, and wagon rides! Only $5 per child & free for adults. Festivities will be ...

Location: Shenandoah Riding Center
Address: 200 N. Brodrecht Rd. Galena, IL 61036
Contact: 815.777.9550
Admission: Admission Fee

Dec
17
Snowflakes & Sweets Stroll

Snowflakes & Sweets Stroll

December 17, 2022
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Take your time enjoying special sweet treats from local bakeries, chocolatiers, and more while strolling down Galena's magical Main Street. Hopefully you'll enjoy some snowflakes as well as you stroll. You will find the sweet treats sprinkled along Main Street in our ...

Location: Downtown Galena
Address: Main Street Galena, IL 61036
Contact: 815.281.0673
Admission: Admission Fee

Dec
17
Corks and Canvas

Corks and Canvas

December 17, 2022
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Corks and Canvas Create your own painting on Canvas or paint a pair of actual wine glasses. Choose from 8 designs for canvas and many designs for wine glasses. All supplies provided. A glass of wine is included with the class. Artist Sandra Principe will take you step by step through ...

Location: Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa
Address: 444 Eagle Ridge Drive Galena, IL 61036
Contact: 815.541.0068
Admission: Admission Fee

Dec
17
Mojo at The Grape Escape

Mojo at The Grape Escape

December 17, 2022
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Mojo is an intense 3-piece Rockabilly, Country, Blues, & Rock Band from Southern Wisconsin... You'll have more fun than you think! Enjoy our special Bloody Mary bar from 11:00a-2:00p. #LiveMusicGalena

Location: Miss Kitty's Grape Escape
Address: 242 N Main Street Galena, Illinois 61036
Contact: 779.214.0003
Admission: none

Dec
17
Lenny Wayne at The Grape Escape

Lenny Wayne at The Grape Escape

December 17, 2022
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tonight's musician is Lenny Wayne hailing from right here in Galena, Illinois. Lenny is a prolific song-writer and spearheads the Songwriter Showcase at the Galena Arts Center. A well-rounded supporter of all things musical, you can feel his passion through every song. #LiveMusicGalena

Location: Miss Kitty's Grape Escape
Address: 242 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036
Contact: 779.214.0003
Admission: Suggested Donation

Dec
17
Tony Walker at Galena Brewing Company

Tony Walker at Galena Brewing Company

December 17, 2022
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Enoy live music performed by Tony Walker at the Galena Brewing Company. No reservations, no cover, just enjoy!

Location: Galena Brewing Company
Address: 227 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036
Contact: 815.776.9917
Admission: Free Admission

Dec
16
Tallgrass Chamber Music Festival at Goldmoor Inn

Tallgrass Chamber Music Festival at Goldmoor Inn

December 16, 2022-December 18, 2022
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The Juliani Ensemble will perform beautiful chamber music at the Goldmoor Inn. The ticket includes appetizers, a glass of wine and reception with the artists.

Location: Goldmoor Inn & Resort
Address: 9001 N. Sand Hill Road Galena, IL 61036-9341
Contact: 815.777.3925
Admission: Admission Fee

Dec
23
Victorian Dinner Theatre at Irish Cottage Inn & Suites

Victorian Dinner Theatre at Irish Cottage Inn & Suites

December 23, 2022
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Galena Shakespeare Festival Presents: What The DICKENS?!? Eat, drink, be merry! Take a trip back in time to Galena in 1843, for the complete Dickens Christmas experience! Enjoy the rollicking, ridiculous, real-life story of two comical conmen who learned the true meaning of Christmas...by ...

Location: The Irish Cottage Inn & Suites
Address: 9853 U.S. Hwy 20 Galena, IL 61036
Contact: 954.593.8796
Admission: Admission Fee

Dec
23
Karaoke Night at Galena Brewery

Karaoke Night at Galena Brewery

December 23, 2022
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Come and join in the fun. Sing the night away at the Galena Brewing Company!

Location: Galena Brewing Company
Address: 227 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036
Contact: 815.776.9917
Admission: Free Admission

Dec
23
Ten Gallon Hat at The Grape Escape

Ten Gallon Hat at The Grape Escape

December 23, 2022
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Ten Gallon Hat is a 4-piece country and southern rock band from Jo Daviess County in northwest Illinois. With a combination of boot-stomping country classics, southern rock favorites, modern country, and a bit of the unexpected, TGH is sure to entertain crowds of all types. #LiveMusicGalena

Location: Miss Kitty's Grape Escape
Address: 242 N Main Street Galena, Illinois 61036
Contact: 779.214.0003
Admission: Suggested Donation

Dec
7
Wax, Wicks & Wine Wednesdays

Wax, Wicks & Wine Wednesdays

December 7, 2022-December 28, 2022
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Join Scent Workshop on Wednesdays for a mid-week happy hour of Wine, Wicks, and Wax. During this workshop, you will learn the fundamentals of candle-making to create a candle of your choice. Bring a beverage (wine/alcohol are allowed), and we will provide the wicks, wax, and the ...

Location: Scent Workshop Galena
Address: 307 South Main Street Galena, IL 61036
Contact: 309.530.9786
Admission: Admission Fee

Dec
29
Lenny Wayne at The Grape Escape

Lenny Wayne at The Grape Escape

December 29, 2022
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tonight's musician is Lenny Wayne hailing from right here in Galena, Illinois. Lenny is a prolific song-writer and spearheads the Songwriter Showcase at the Galena Arts Center. A well-rounded supporter of all things musical, you can feel his passion through every song. #LiveMusicGalena

Location: Miss Kitty's Grape Escape
Address: 242 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036
Contact: 779.214.0003
Admission: Suggested Donation

Dec
30
The Most Wonderful Crime of the Year - Murder Mystery Dinner

The Most Wonderful Crime of the Year - Murder Mystery Dinner

December 30, 2022
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Visit Amelia's Under the Lamplight Dinner Theater for a very suspicious holiday event - The Most Wonderful Crime of the Year! Solve the murder, enjoy a scrumptious dinner, and laugh and be merry! This event sells out every year so make your reservations ...

Location: Amelia's Under the Lamplight Dinner Theater
Address: 129 S. Main Street Galena, IL 61036
Contact: 815.994.2868
Admission: Admission Fee

Dec
30
Joie Wails Duo at The Grape Escape

Joie Wails Duo at The Grape Escape

December 30, 2022
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Come out to the Grape Escape for Galena's premier, live music venue. Free entry. Tonight's musician is rock n' roll guitars and vocals from Dubuque, IA, Miss Joie Wails. #LiveMusicGalena

Location: Miss Kitty's Grape Escape
Address: 242 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036
Contact: 779.214.0003
Admission: Suggested Donation

Dec
30
Karaoke Night at Galena Brewery

Karaoke Night at Galena Brewery

December 30, 2022
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Come and join in the fun. Sing the night away at the Galena Brewing Company!

Location: Galena Brewing Company
Address: 227 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036
Contact: 815.776.9917
Admission: Free Admission

Dec
31
Acoustic D.O.G.S. at The Grape Escape

Acoustic D.O.G.S. at The Grape Escape

December 31, 2022
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Today's musicians are the Acoustic D.O.G.S. These dogs brings the rock and include some toe jamming violin to really trick your socks off!  #LiveMusicGalena

Location: Miss Kitty's Grape Escape
Address: 242 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036
Contact: 779.214.0003
Admission: Suggested Donation

Dec
31
The Most Wonderful Crime of the Year Murder Mystery Dinner

The Most Wonderful Crime of the Year Murder Mystery Dinner

December 31, 2022
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Visit Amelia's Under the Lamplight Dinner Theater for a very suspicious holiday event - The Most Wonderful Crime of the Year! Solve the murder, enjoy a scrumptious dinner, and laugh and be merry! Don't be late...you don't want to be placed on Santa's ...

Location: Amelia's Under the Lamplight Dinner Theater
Address: 129 S. Main Street Galena, IL 61036
Contact: 815.994.2868
Admission: Admission Fee

Dec
31
Echo and Ransom at The Grape Escape

Echo and Ransom at The Grape Escape

December 31, 2022
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
In late 2016, singer/songwriters and longtime friends, Colleen Wild and Jason Benefield, teamed up to play a show together. Quickly, the collaboration turned from a side project to the main project for both artists, and they gave the duo the name "Echo and Ransom." They ...

Location: Miss Kitty's Grape Escape
Address: 242 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036
Contact: 779.214.0003
Admission: Suggested Donation

Dec
31
New Year's Bash at Galena Brewing Company

New Year's Bash at Galena Brewing Company

December 31, 2022-January 1, 2023
9:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Come enjoy the New Years bash at the Galena Brewing Company featuring the Resistors Band. Listen to a unique blend of music like you've never heard before. Where blues, rock and country intermingle with The Resistors version of roadhouse music. Not your standard “live ...

Location: Galena Brewing Company
Address: 227 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036
Contact: 815.776.9917
Admission: Free Admission

Dec
31
New Year's Celebration at DeSoto House Hotel

New Year's Celebration at DeSoto House Hotel

December 31, 2022-January 1, 2023
9:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Ring in 2023 with Travis Hosette, performing the songs of Frank Sinatra. Bring your dancing shoes for an evening of music and fun! Cash bar, complimentary appetizers, party favors and toast at midnight.

Location: DeSoto House Hotel
Address: 230 S. Main Street Galena, IL 61036
Contact: 815.777.6818
Admission: Admission Fee

Jan
1
New Year's Fun Ride at Shenandoah Riding Center

New Year's Fun Ride at Shenandoah Riding Center

January 1, 2023
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Happy New Year! Come and join the Shenandoah Riding Center for a one-hour trail ride, followed by food and drinks. Hang out with your wrangler and learn more about the horses and property. Must be 21 or older.

Location: Shenandoah Riding Center
Address: 200 N. Brodrecht Road Galena, IL 61036
Contact: 815.777.9550
Admission: Admission Fee

Nov
30
Warren's Festival of Trees

Warren's Festival of Trees

November 30, 2022-January 4, 2023
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Enjoy the Festival of Trees in the charming & historic Warren Community Building (Old Stone Hotel). Stroll thru the beautiful Old Stone Community Building in Warren, Illinois and enjoy dozens of uniquely decorated Christmas trees. The trees are decorated by organizations, churches, ...

Location: Warren Community Building
Address: 110 W. Main Street Warren, IL 61087
Contact: 815.745.2217
Admission: Free Admission

Jan
7
"Silver Saddles" Horse Encounter at Shenandoah Riding Center

"Silver Saddles" Horse Encounter at Shenandoah Riding Center

January 7, 2023
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Silver Saddles is an interactive horse experience for individuals ages 55+. Participants are invited to brush the horses, groom them, feed them treats, and lead them around the property. The goal of this experience is to allow a relaxing bonding experience between the participants ...

Location: Shenandoah Riding Center
Address: 200 N. Brodrecht Road Galena, IL 61036
Contact: 815.777.9550
Admission: Admission Fee

Jan
4
Wax, Wicks & Wine Wednesdays

Wax, Wicks & Wine Wednesdays

January 4, 2023-January 25, 2023
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Join Scent Workshop on Wednesdays for a mid-week happy hour of Wine, Wicks, and Wax. During this workshop, you will learn the fundamentals of candle-making to create a candle of your choice. Bring a beverage (wine/alcohol are allowed), and we will provide the wicks, wax, and the ...

Location: Scent Workshop Galena
Address: 307 South Main Street Galena, IL 61036
Contact: 309.530.9786
Admission: Admission Fee