Experience the enchanted “Night of Luminaria,” one of Galena’s most romantic holiday traditions. Create memories that will last a lifetime as you and your special someone take in the sight of thousands of luminaria candles set along the streets, steps and sidewalks of Galena.
Whether you stroll down the sidewalk or travel by trolley, you’ll be captivated by the splendor of this strikingly beautiful night. To experience the event from a different perspective climb to the top of Galena’s iconic Green Street steps for a bird’s eye view or stroll along the levee and over the pedestrian bridge to Galena’s Grant Park for a look back at the picturesque town.
Plan ahead with a dinner reservation at One Eleven Main or Vinny Vanucchi’s ‘Little Italy’. On this magical night, carolers traditionally stroll from dining room to dining room spreading holiday cheer.
Plan to spend some time on Galena’s historic Main Street to make some progress on your shopping list. Area businesses stay open for extended hours.
Finish the evening snuggled together at Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill warming up with a Hot Toddy and listening to guitarist/vocalist Andrew Houy perform romantic cover songs from many decades and some originals, all in a traditional, Americana style.