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Galena Events & Holidays

Events and holidays are the perfect reason to plan a getaway to Galena! Check out our list and start planning your next trip to Galena.

Holiday Festivities

November-December 2017

Galena's Main Street, adorned in holiday greenery and twinkle lights, celebrates the season with some old-fashioned holiday spirit. The town is magical this time of the year with special events and holiday happenings many weekends from Thanksgiving through Christmas.

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Night of Luminaria

December 9, 2017

Experience one of Galena's most romantic holiday traditions. Create memories that will last a lifetime as you and your special someone take in the sights of thousands of luminaria candles set along the streets, steps and sidewalks of Galena.

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Hot Irish Breakfast

December 16-17, 2017

For one weekend only—our Traditional Hot Irish Breakfast will return! Guests will enjoy a complimentary breakfast complete with meats (bangers, rashers and black pudding) imported from Ireland.

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Holiday Menus

December 26, 2017-January 1, 2018

For one week only, One Eleven Main and Vinny Vanucchi’s “Little Italy” offer special holiday menus. Developed by their culinary teams, these menus featuring creative holiday cuisine and are available for a very limited time period. Make a reservation today at one of Galena's finest family of restaurants for an unforgettable holiday dining experience.

New Year's Celebration

December 31, 2017

Join us for our New Year's Eve Celebration—a fun-filled bash with entertainment, music, specialty drinks and great food!

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Valentine's Menus

February 2018

The perfect romantic getaway awaits you and your Valentine in Galena, Illinois. From inviting accommodations complete with warm Irish hospitality to Valentine’s dinners and drinks offered by Galena’s finest family of restaurants. Let us help you pamper your sweetheart.

Details to be announced.

St. Patrick's Day Celebration

March 2018

Our St. Patrick’s Day Celebration is filled with live entertainment, music, specialty drinks and Irish food! Join us for hours and hours of entertainment. The weekend of St. Patrick’s Day, Frank O’Dowd’s Irish Pub & Grill is the place to be!

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Wine & Spirits Weekend

April 6-8, 2018

Formerly known as Wine Lovers Weekend, this annual event features accommodations; multi-course dinners; wine and spirits tastings; and a hot boutique breakfast each morning.

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Nouveau Wine Weekend

November 2018

Join the worldwide celebration marking the end of the harvest and release of the first wine of the season. Enjoy parties, wine tastings and special wine dinners all weekend long. Book The Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel's Nouveau Wine Weekend event package, which includes accommodations, a welcome wine reception, special Nouveau meals, live entertainment and more!

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November 2018

Enjoy a relaxing holiday and leave the stress of preparing a Thanksgiving meal behind. Join us at Frank O’Dowd’s Irish Pub & Grill for a delectable Thanksgiving dinner prepared by our culinary team. Package includes accommodations, Thanksgiving dinner for two and breakfast for two.

Details to be announced.