Winter Glows, Marshmallow Shots and Turkey Bowling Highlight 2019 Winter Carnival at Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa

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Families and couples are invited to to celebrate this year's Presidents Day weekend at Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa's annual Winter Carnival, Friday, Feb. 15 through Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. The resort’s winter celebration will feature all types of indoor and outdoor winter activities, from cozy bonfires to sledding and ice-skating as well as balloon glows at dusk.

Balloon Glow at Dusk During Winter Carnival - Photo Credit Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa

“Eagle Ridge is like going to camp – but in winter, with much more comfortable accommodations. If you’re looking to plan something for the long winter break, you can make the snow and cold fun again.” said Thomas Ruhs, general manager at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa.

Don’t be caught off guard when the kids get another day off in February. Balloon glows and turkey bowling are just a few of the activities at the 2019 Winter Carnival at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa in Galena, Illinois, just two-and-a-half hours away from Chicago.

For 2019’s President’s Day weekend Friday, Feb. 15 through Monday, Feb. 18, the resort’s winter celebration will feature all types of indoor and outdoor winter activities, from cozy bonfires to sledding and ice-skating. Specific events and activities are below. More details, dates and rates can be found at

  • Fire and Ice Winter Glow shows - guests can watch glowing hot air balloons magically lighting the night sky at dusk
  • Ice turkey bowling
  • 5-hole mini snow golf course featuring an ice carved heart hole
  • Ice bar, serving up drinks and mouth-watering marshmallow shots
  • Cozy Valentine gazebo, with romantic views and plenty of warm furs for guests to snuggle into
  • Bounce house, Ice Princess and princess makeovers, snow art, games and crafts for kids
  • Caricatures

Guests who visit the Nordic Center at Eagle Ridge can try something new or participate in their favorite winter sport, including cross-country skiing among more than seven miles of trails, sledding, and skating on the one-acre skating pond. More off-the-beaten-path fun is led by Nordic Center professionals, who take guests on twilight snowshoe hikes and organize broomball games and trips to local distilleries and wineries. They also teach skijoring, where guests’ dogs are attached to owners with a towline and pull them across the snow.

When it’s time to head inside from the cold, there are still plenty of opportunities for fun. Everyone can play indoors with activities like giant chess and checkers, ping-pong, arts and crafts, bag toss games, or swimming time in the heated indoor pool. Guests can also relax at Stonedrift Spa and at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa’s award-winning restaurants.

More information on President’s Day weekend the Love is in the Air package can be found at or by calling 815-777-5000.

About Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa
Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa is located 150 miles west of Chicago within The Galena Territory, a 6,800-acre recreational, residential and resort community six miles southeast of the historic town of Galena, Ill. The resort’s grounds include 63 holes on four award-winning golf courses, and accommodations that range from quaint Inn rooms to more than 250 villas and distinctive homes. Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa has 15,000 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting space and beautiful conference homes which regularly accommodate corporate groups, banquets and weddings. Other features include award-winning restaurants, the tranquil Stonedrift Spa, and an incredible selection of outdoor activities including miles of biking, hiking and horseback riding trails, as well as tennis, hot air balloon rides, boating and fishing on the picturesque 225-acre Lake Galena. For reservations or additional information, call (800) 892-2269 or visit

Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa
444 Eagle Ridge Drive
Galena, IL 61036
Toll Free: 800.892.2269 Local: 815.777.5000

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