The Desoto House Hotel

230 S. Main Street Galena, IL 61036
Book Your Stay Online Or Call 815.777.0090 or 800.343.6562

Upcoming Events



DeSoto’s Haunted Dinner – Saturday, October 27th

Plan to join us for a hauntingly fun and spooky evening.  Enjoy dinner and a  “live” performance of true ghost stories, dark history and lingering hauntings beginning at 8:00 p.m. after the Halloween Parade.  Tickets are $35.00 per person.

This Event Is SOLD OUT!


Murder and Mayhem In A Mining Town – November 10th

Join us at the haunted DeSoto House Hotel for an evening of dark Galena history, eerie folklore and true ghost stories. Hear the stories of infamous murders, suicides, and other tragedies and the hauntings that have lingered throughout our darkest history.

This intimate and eerie Salon style show is presented by Master Storytellers, Ted Williams and Robyn Davis, creators of The Haunted Galena Tour Company.

Watch and listen as Ted and Robyn use words and music to weave pictures in your mind of Galena’s haunted history.

Show Dates:
November 10th at 8:00pm. $25 per ticket.


Women of Courage and Commitment – November 17th

Holiday Traditions

Join the women as they kick off a celebration for the holidays   Enjoy the traditions and memories of holiday shopping, food, music and beloved Christmas stories.  The perfect afternoon to warm your heart with the holiday spirit.

Performances begin at 3:00pm.
Serving Tea, Coffee and Dessert
Tickets $15.00


Thanksgiving – Thursday, November 22nd

Make plans to join us for our traditional Thanksgiving Buffet with all your favorites. Serving from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Reservations highly recommended.


John Erickson Trio – Friday & Saturday, November 30th – December 1st

The John Erickson Trio will be back to perform for us again this year!  Join us to kick off the holidays with a collection of jazz infused carols as well as their traditional and original collection.  The concert begins at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets are $18.00 per person.  Plan to arrive early and enjoy the cash bar and special appetizer menu.

Reserve your seat early.   This is a very popular performance and will sell out.



Luminaria Dinner – Saturday, December 8th

While Galena is “Aglow” Saturday, December 8th join us for a candlelight dinner in our Courtyard, enchanted by twinkling lights and magical decorations.  A special menu will be offered as well as our full Generals’ menu.

Entertainment by the beautiful music of Tony Sconyers.

Make reservations early as this is a very busy evening in Galena.


Annual Breakfast With Santa – Sunday, December 9th

Plan to join us for our traditional brunch beginning at 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Frosty, Rudolph, the helpful Elf and Santa will be arriving at 9:00 a.m. – Noon. Enjoy breakfast with Santa and all the holiday magic!

Make reservations early.  Always a sold out event.


The Generals Christmas Ball – Saturday, December 15th

Join us at the DeSoto House Hotel at 7:00 p.m. as the Galena Generals tell their stories of how 9 men from a small city in Illinois not only fought in the Civil War but helped shape the Country and the World!

Tickets are $50.00 per person – please call to reserve your tickets and request seating with your favorite general!