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



“Dinner a la Morte” – November 4th, 2017

It is 1929 and you are a guest at Kathryn Ryan’s dinner party in honor for her late husband, and banker, Francis Ryan. Could saucy torch singer Tiffany be planning more than her next show’s big finale? Is the elite lovable boozer Ducky Duckworth III out to commit murder while still having a good time… Can Inspector Seymour Clews herd these cats together to solve the mystery? Come take a stab at whodunit…

Dinner includes: House Salad, Rolls with Butter and your choice of the following entrees: Chicken Marsala, New Your Strip Steak, Pretzel Crusted Walleye and Parmesan Reggiano Ravioli. Desert: Chocolate Mousse

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with Cash Bar and “meet and mingle”.
Dinner and Murder Mystery begin at 6:00 p.m.

Prize for best dressed attendee.

Tickets are $50.00 per person.



John Erickson Trio – Friday, December 1st & Saturday, December 2nd

The John Erickson Trio will be back to perform and kick off the holiday season with a collection of jazz infused carols as well as their traditional and original collection.

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $18.00

Plan to arrive early and enjoy the cash bar and special appetizer menu.

Call to reserve your seat.


Luminaria & Living Windows – Saturday, December 9th

The town will be aglow with Luminaries and Living Windows so plan to start the night   in Green Street Tavern with our Living Window and then walk Main Street and enjoy the most romantic and festive night in Galena.  Join us for dinner as we will be serving from 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. in Generals’ and around the 18 foot Christmas Tree with entertainment by Rozanne Loney – “Lady Sings the Blues”.

This has become a holiday tradition so make reservations early.


Annual Breakfast with Santa – Sunday, December 10th

Bring your list for Santa and enjoy Rudolph, Frosty and the helpful Elf while enjoying our Breakfast Buffet.

Santa will arrive at 9:00 a.m. and leave at Noon.

Taking reservations from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Reservations highly recommended


New Year’s Eve 2017 – Sunday, December 31st

Dinner with Aaron Alexander

Join us for dinner in Generals’ Restaurant with the music of Aaron Alexander.  Offering a Special New Year’s Eve Menu as well as the full Generals’ Menu.

Serving from 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Reservations highly recommended


New Year’s Eve Party! – Sunday , December 31st

 9:30 p.m. – Midnight…
Bring in the New Year with Travis Hosette and the music of “Sinatra”
Come dance & party your way into 2018!
Cash Bar
Array of Appetizers/Desserts
Party Favors
Champagne Toast at Midnight

Tickets $20.00 per person

Purchase tickets early – limited seating