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Winter in St. Charles

Plan a winter trip to St. Charles, Illinois and enjoy the magic of the holiday season. The plethora of lights, cozy ambiance, and a wide variety of activities are sure to put everyone into the holiday spirit. Kick-off winter with Holiday Homecoming; a two-day event the weekend after Thanksgiving!

St. Charles offers many winter activities for all to enjoy; from ice skating under the lights at Lincoln Park to sledding at some of the best hills around. Want to embrace the outdoors? Head to Hickory Knolls Discovery Center to enjoy snowshoe rentals. Warm-up after a fun-filled, winter day with a homemade soup from Townhouse Café, or head to Coroco Coffee and enjoy a freshly-brewed winter drink.

WINTER EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

Holiday Homecoming
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Go Shopping

Stay warm this winter with a new wardrobe! Head to local shops such as Jean's and a Cute Top Shop to find the perfect winter jacket or accessory, or visit Trend + Relic, The Pep Line, Magnolia Soap and Bath, or The Curious Fox Gift Shop to take a piece of St. Charles home with you. 

Historic Walking Tour

Explore St. Charles' Central Historic District and discover the rich history of downtown St. Charles with the Travel St. Charles App's Historic Walking Tour. Enjoy walking and viewing the St. Charles History Museum's self-guided walking tour of 27 historic locations. 

Wine & Painting 

Looking for a fun night out with friends? Head to one of St. Charles's painting experience locations. You can paint, drink, and enjoy a night out at Board & Brush or Pinot's Palette!

Ice Skating, Sledding, & Snowshoeing

Check out the lighted ice rinks at Davis Park, Timber Trails Park and at Lincoln Park in downtown St. Charles! Go sledding at Langum Park or Timber Trails Park, or rent snow shoes at Primrose Farm or Hickory Knolls Discovery Center.

Catch a Movie

Stay warm and head to Classic Cinema 18 Movie Theatre! They have eighteen auditoriums and the most up-to-date amenities including luxury recliner seating, 7.1 surround sound, and 4K projection. Plus, they have free refills on popcorn and drinks!

Spas & Relaxation

Treat yourself to a day inside at one of the many Salon's and Spa's in St. Charles. Schedule a hot-stone massage at Sage Healing Collective, get a facial at Larimar Med & Spa, or get a luxury blow dry and style from Mixology Salon Spa or HM Hair Bar.

Outdoor Dining

Stop by Alter Brewing + Kitchen, McNally's Irish Pub, or Gia Mia to have a unique dining experience in one of our many outdoor igloo and tent opportunities in St. Charles!