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Christmas festivities to begin at Starved Rock

Light tour, workshop and breakfast among activities

UTICA, Ill. — Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center at Starved Rock State Park will host a variety of activities for the Christmas Holiday Season.

Beginning on Dec. 13 and through Dec. 23 at 6 p.m., take a Trolley Christmas Light Tour.

On this illuminated tour of the LaSalle, Peru, Oglesby and Utica area, participants will enjoy light displays in the Oglesby, LaSalle-Peru and Utica area in a fully enclosed trolley. Cost is $15 for adults, $10 for children  and $10 for children under $10.

Starved Rock Lodge’s staff picks out the lights and does the driving so participants can enjoy light displays in the fully enclosed trolley.  The trolleys are heated but participants may want to bring along an extra blanket.  Each tour will have a guide to get into the holiday spirit with Christmas carols and trivia. 

On Dec. 15, 16, 22 and 23 at 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m., parents and children can attend Santa’s Workshop.  Visit with Santa, make two crafts and write a letter to Santa. $17 per participant.

At 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, enjoy Breakfast with Santa in the Great Hall at Starved Rock Lodge. The event includes a breakfast buffet, Magic by Cory, and a visit with Santa.

Reservations are required for all events at Starved Rock Lodge. Call 815-220-7386 for information and to make reservations.

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