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Holiday Fun Activities to Enjoy at Pheasant Run Resort

We're lining up loads of fun for the family this holiday season at Pheasant Run Resort. Perfect for a getaway or staycation, we have everything you need to enjoy holiday family fun all season long! We've lined up lots of fun activities to enjoy during your getaway, plus we've coordinated special events you may just want to plan your vacation around! You'll definitely want to join us this holiday for your fun at the Run for the whole family!

Santa's Workshop

Visit Santa's Workshop in the Solarium for holiday crafts and activities! If you are in the mood for some tasty treats, decorate a gingerbread house ($), or holiday cookies. Create crafts, such as a craft stick reindeer ($), Christmas tree ($), or paper plate reindeer ($). Make popcorn tinsel ($), paint some wooden balls ($), or grab a tiny art booklet ($) to show off your creativity.  

Santa's Workshop runs from November 29th through December 22nd.

Santa's Workshop Hours

  • 4pm-8pm Santa's Workshop

  • 9am-4pm Santa's Workshop
  • 8pm-10pm Holiday Movie Night (Solarium)

  • 9am-2pm Santa's Workshop

2019 Kids Holiday Movie Schedule

11/30 The Christmas Story
12/7 Fred Claus
12/14 The Santa Claus
12/21 Home Alone 

Breakfast with santa

December 1st, 8th, 15th, & 22nd from 9am-2pm
New Orleans Ballroom

Join the Pheasant Run Family Celebration this holiday season. Enjoy Breakfast with Santa in our New Orleans Ballroom at our St Charles, IL resort Sundays in December leading up to the big holiday. Enjoy our enhanced breakfast buffet while taking in the festive holiday spirit, visit Santa's Workshop, decorate cookies, and leave your list with the man in the red suit!


Holly the Elf saves xmas eve 

December 6th, 2019 | 7:30pm
December 7th, 2019 | 3pm and 7:30pm

December 8th, 2019 | 1pm

Presented by Fremont Street Theater Company. Poor Holly, the Elf! Santa, the reindeer, and all the caribou who live in the North have come down with a nasty case of the Candy Cane Flu. They are all much too sick to pull Santa's sleigh full of toys. So, everyone at the North Pole, along with good little boys and girls everywhere, are counting on Holly and her helpful elves to quickly find the right "Stand Ins" to get the job done. Who will answer Holly's want ad and help save Christmas Eve? Come join us in our quest and find out! This is a Fun Filled Holiday Musical just right for the whole family!


holly the elf character dinner

December 7th, 2019 
Jambalaya Will Open at 4pm for the Dinner

Join the character of Holly the Elf Saves Xmas Eve for a post-show or pre-show dinner in our restaurant featuring your choice of Bourbon Medallions, Roasted Chicken, Batter Fish and Chips, or a Junior Pork Chop. Top it all off with a character dessert! The kiddos will enjoy crafts and mingle with characters from Holly the Elf Saves Xmas Eve for a magical experience! Each ticket includes character meal, crafts, and 1 ticket for the 3pm or 7:30pm performance.



Mrs. Claus! A Holiday Musical

December 11th-22nd, 2019 | Weekdays 10:30am, Saturdays 1pm

Presented by Chicago Kids Company.  Mrs. Claus, A Holiday Musical is a one-hour original musical recommended for children ages 2 to 10. Mrs. Claus, A Holiday Musical tells the story of Mrs. Claus and the new Elf Class of 2019 on their first day of work in Santa's Workshop. Everything is just fine until Mr. and Mrs. Fusspot arrive from the South Pole to steal Santa's naught or nice list! Will the list be found in time?  Can Mrs. Claus save the day? This Holiday Classic will put you and your children in the Holiday Spirit in no time!  


Ho Ho Ho Holiday Show Featuring Dennis O'Brien

Friday, December 13th, 2019 | 8pm
Saturday, December 14th, 2019 | 8pm

Presented by United Talent. The Dennis O'Brien Band is a group of Chicago-based musicians who have been performing classic covers with meaningful arrangements for over 40 years. Their blend of vocal harmonies and strong musical arrangements continue to entertain audiences throughout the world. 


Family Fun Fest

December 28th-29th, 2019 | 9am-6pm

Family Fun Fest is coming to Chicagoland at Pheasant Run Resort. This two-day event features an entertainment experience to delight the whole family with a giant indoor amusement playground! Activities will include: huge inflatables, kiddie rides, 200' indoor zip line, rock climbing, petting zoo, carnival rides and games, stage shows, face painters, giveaways, food vendors, and so much more! Come for the day or make it a fun-filled weekend!


a Rock N' Roll Tribute From Elvis to the Beatles Featuring The Neverly Brothers

Tuesday, December 31st, 2019 | 7:30pm

The Neverly Brothers concerts are a tribute to one of the most exciting chapters in music history: the birth, near death and resurrection of rock n' roll. Their one-of-a-kind high energy stage performances take you on a musical guided tour of rock history - from 1955 to 1965.


St Charles Park District Ice Skating

After 3 consecutive days of 15 degrees or lower temperatures | Open Daily until 9pm

Weather and ice conditions permitting, your family can enjoy ice skating in St Charles at several parks. The parks need three consecutive days of weather at 15 degrees or below to start freezing the outdoor rinks followed by five days of weather below 32 degrees before the rinks may be used for skating.  For more information, visit stcparks.org. There is no charge for use of any of the following facilities:
  • Davis Park - Ice Skating Only
    • Use street parking off Fellows Street
  • Lincoln Park - Ice Skating Only
    • Use street parking off 4th & 5th Streets
  • Timber Trails Park - Ice Skating Only
    • Use parking lot located on 17th Street, north of Dean Street
  • Langum Park - Hockey Only
    • Use parking lot located on 7th Avenue

S'mores Over The Fire

Purchase a S'mores kit in Santa's Workshop and then settle in around the fire on the Terrace Patio to toast your marshmallows to ooey gooey perfection before sandwiching with deliciously melty bite of chocolate. If Santa's Workshop is closed, check in with the front desk to purchase S'mores kits. There is nothing quite like the crackling of a fire in the cool air to bring back that childlike wonder in us all.

Complimentary Caricatures By Bruce

Select Fridays and Saturdays 

On select Fridays and Saturdays this holiday season you'll find Bruce making caricature sketches out on Bourbon Street. These are complimentary and available on a first come, first served basis. There will be a sign posted on Bourbon Street when Bruce is scheduled and it will be posted at the kiosks and in the elevators as well.


*All activities, entertainment, and hours subject to change based on conditions, maintenance, repairs, occupancy, or cleaning. Please see kiosks for complete schedule upon arrival. Thank you for your understanding.

($) Indicates that there is an additional fee for the activity.