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Celebrate the Holidays in Galena, Illinois

As we embrace the winter season, Galena Country stands out as a premier destination that continues to enchant visitors with its unique blend of charm and adventure. From the serene snow-capped vistas at Chestnut Mountain Resort to the inviting warmth of the Nordic Center's firepit at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa, we have curated experiences that cater to the thrill-seeker and the peace-seeker alike. We are thrilled at the prospect of showcasing what makes Galena Country a truly unique winter wonderland!


Chestnut Mountain Resort, established in 1959, delights with 19 ski slopes and a Swiss chalet-style setting, complete with an indoor swimming area and The Summit Bar & Spirits for dining. It's a perfect retreat for both the adrenaline junkies and those seeking a peaceful getaway, perched above the majestic Mississippi River. Details at:


The Nordic Center at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa offers an impressive 40 by 80-foot ice rink, hayrack rides, and a cozy firepit, alongside a plethora of snow activities like tobogganing and snowshoeing, with all equipment available for rent. More information can be found here.


Our Snowflakes and Sweet Strolls event transforms Main Street into a confectionary wonderland, promising an array of artisanal sweets that capture the spirit and flavor of Galena. This annual event is a festive favorite, and tickets sell fast. Learn more at:


Lastly, the Winter Carnival Weekend at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa is an extravaganza of frosty fun, from ice sculptures to winter sports, and even a play land and golf simulator for all-around entertainment. This event is more than just a carnival; it's a showcase of the winter spirit, complete with a shuttle to Chestnut Mountain Resort for those eager to ski. Details at:


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