The Desoto House Hotel

230 S. Main Street Galena, IL 61036
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Upcoming Events

Saturday, January 23rd – Open Hike Night A Luminaria Walk at Casper Bluff

In place of our traditional Bonfire on the Bluff event, we are inviting the public to an open hike night at the Casper Bluff Land & Water Reserve on January 23rd, 2021. Luminarias will light the trails leading to the Thunderbird effigy mound, the Galena Rotary Pavilion, and the new story walk for kids. While we won’t be gathering around a bonfire to share stories and treats in order to comply with State of Illinois Covid-19 restrictions, this is still a great opportunity to get the family outside to enjoy Casper Bluff ‘after hours’ as this is one of the few times the preserve is open after dusk. Admission is free with donations to JDCF gladly accepted. Masks required in the parking lot and groups of 10 or less only. Snow date January 30th, 2021. This event is subject to changes in Covid-19 mitigations.


Saturday, February 13th – Chocolate Lovers Stroll 2021

Enjoy chocolate treats or all sorts all while strolling a half mile long historic Main St loaded with one of a kind shops and restaurants.

The stroll will happen on Saturday, Feb 13 from 12:00pm – 4:00pm.

You have to purchase your ticket ahead of time which will get you a punch card good for 10 treats (mix and match as you like between our chocolate treat options).

We hope COVID restrictions will allow us to have chocolate drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) as well as part of our mix. Your ticket also will get you a commemorative mug as well.

Tickets are $25 if ordered prior to the day of the event and $30 after that while supplies last. (Buy early and save $5!!!) https://chocolateloversstroll2021.eventbrite.com (Please note this is the ONLY link our tickets are available from. Do not purchase tickets that claim to be for our event from any private message or other links).

All ticket holders will pick up their mug and punch cards at the CHECK IN LOCATION (TBD) on Saturday between 10am – 1pm. Enjoy the stroll!