winter events

ice castles in lake geneva

1221 Geneva National Ave S, Lake Geneva, WI

DATES: January 15, 2021 - February 28, 2021

DETAILS:  *** THIS EVENT IS WEATHER DEPENDENT. DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. *** Ice Castles is bringing fairy tales to life at Geneva National Resort & Club. Let your imagination run wild as you explore caverns and tunnels made entirely from ice. Race down an ice-carved slide and squeeze through crawl spaces and slot canyons to discover new experiences around every corner. With fountains, thrones, wishing wells, and more, you'll be mesmerized by this unique, and family-friendly attraction. Don't miss your chance to experience the magic!

COST: $12.99 - $22.99 per person, 3 and under FREE

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Enchanted Railroad

Morton Arboretum | 4100 IL-53, Lisle


DETAILS:  Marvel at a world of tiny enchantment! Watch an intricate miniature model railroad wind through magnificent scenery that the whole family can enjoy. Tickets are included in Arboretum admission BUT ARE GIVEN OUT QUICKLY as there are only a limited amount.

COST: $10- $15 depending on age | Children 1 and under are FREE


Restaurant Week

Various Geneva Restaurants

DATES: January 18 - 24, 2021

DETAILS:  Highlighting culinary excellence by offering an entire week of delicious discounted dining at some of Geneva’s finest restaurants! No coupon or ticket is necessary. Just mention to the server at one of the participating restaurants that you would like the Restaurant Week offering.

COST: Varies depending on meal choice


Mom & Son Night

Location TBD


DETAILS:  ***Currently pending COVID-19 safety decision. Follow link below to stay up to date



Just Dad n' me dance

Location TBD


DETAILS:  ***Currently pending COVID-19 safety decision. Follow link below to stay up to date



an intimate night of opera + broadway

McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage | 425 Fawell Blvd, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

DATES: January 23, 2021 at 7:30pm | January 24, 2021 at 3:00pm

DETAILS:  Maestro Muspratt conducts New Philharmonic and four soloists performing his favorite music. Grand opera overtures, Intermezzo Cavalleria Rusticana, and arias from the masters. Light opera and Broadway–stage melodies from Wicked, Sunset Boulevard, Jekyll & Hyde, and Man of La Mancha

COST: $59 adult | $57 senior

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