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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.

Nouveau Wine Weekend

November 2021

Celebrate the first wine of the season with Galena's Nouveau Wine Weekend. The community celebration includes a Nouveau Parade on Main Street, special lunches and dinners, tours and tastings, and live music!

Details to be announced.

Holiday Festivities

November-December 2021

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 year with special events and holiday happenings many weekends from Thanksgiving through Christmas.

Details to be announced.

Night of Luminaria

December 2021

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.

Details to be announced.

New Year's Celebration

December 31, 2021

Ring in the New Year with a getaway to Galena — complete with live entertainment, specialty drinks and great food!

Details to be announced.

Galena Whiskey Weekend

Anticipated January 2022

Held at Galena's Historic Turner Hall, a short walk from Vinny Vanucchi's 'Little Italy,' this annual community event boosts more than 175+ whiskey and bourbon offerings. 

Details to be announced.

Wine Lovers Weekend

Anticipated March 2022

Galena's Wine Lovers Weekend features one of Illinois' largest indoor wine tastings where you can sip and savor your way through more than 250 wines. This community event weekend also boosts wine dinners, vineyard tours, and special events held throughout the community.