Winter in Galena/Jo Daviess County


Holidays in Galena

Treat yourself to a winter of luxury by spending it in Galena and Jo Daviess County. Enjoy holiday festivities such as Christmas in Elizabeth and the Mistletoe Ball. Spending the holidays in Galena and Jo Daviess County wouldn’t be complete without a New Years Eve party and dinner at one of Galena’s favorite restaurants/inns.

Annual Holiday Events in Galena

Here’s just a small sample of the exciting annual winter events in Galena:

  • The Galena Territory Holiday House Walk
  • Annual Christmas Cheer Weekend
  • Taste of Christmas Progressive Dinner
  • Snowshoe Hike & Wine Tasting
  • Night of the Luminaria
  • Stockton Christmas Tree Lighting and Christmas Walk
  • Victorian Candlelight Christmas Tour
  • Christmas Bazaar
  • Christmas in Elizabeth
  • Holiday Studio Tour
  • Christmas at the Fort
  • ARC Holiday Cookie Walk
  • Pub Crawl & Ugly Sweater Contest
  • Luminaria Progressive Dinner
  • New Years Eve at the Goldmoor
  • Special Olympics Winter Game
  • Twilight Snowshoe Hike
  • Ice Golf Classic
  • Valentines Progressive Dinner
  • Mardi Gras Pub Crawl

Skiing in Galena

Relax at one of the many bed-and-breakfasts in Galena for the perfect winter getaway. Even on a grey winter day, downtown Galena offers many places to eat and things to do for a charming and exciting vacation experience. For a true winter getaway, visit Galena’s world-renowned ski resort. Stay at the Chestnut Mountain Resort and experience its 19 trails that span 220 acres.

Additional Outdoor Winter Activities

Cross-Country Skiing
Casper Bluff Land & Water Reserve
Galena River Trail
– Downtown Galena
Buehler Preserve
Casper Bluff Land & Water Reserve
Chestnut Mountain Resort
Galena Cellars Vineyard & Winery
Keough Effigy Land & Water Reserve
Winston Tunnel State Natural Area
For rentals, events, and maps of the above locations, contact Fever River Outfitters.

Cross-Country Skiing, Sledding, and Ice Skating are available for guests of Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa through their amenity package.

Bald Eagle tours are available through the Eagle Nature Foundation and the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation.


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