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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!

Activities in the Solarium

Kids activities include: Create a Hanging Scarecrow, Make a Turkey Hat, Scavenger Hunt, Fall Crafts ($), Autumn Cookie Time ($), S'mores Kits available ($), Bags, and Board Games. Fall activities schedule will run through November 18th.

  • 8pm-10pm Kids Movies (Solarium)
  • 8pm-10pm Info, S'mores Sales ($) & Game Rentals

  • 10am-6pm Kids Activities
  • 8pm-10pm Kids Movies (Solarium)
  • 8pm-10pm Info, S'mores Sales ($) & Game Rentals

  • 10am-2pm Info, Game Rentals, Craft Kit Sales

Santa's Workshop on Bourbon Street

Santa's Workshop activities include: making a gingerbread house (available starting November 30th), bracelet and key chain making, create your own ornament, design a Christmas stocking, decorate a snowflake, Christmas cookie decorating all for a small fee. Stop in for complimentary Santa's board game rentals, Season's Greetings scavenger hunt, and S'mores Kits ($). Holiday activities in Santa's Workshop will kick off November 24th from 7-9pm at the Light up the Holidays party and continue through December 23rd.

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

  • 10am-5pm Santa's Workshop
  • 8pm-10pm Holiday Movie Night (Atrium)

  • 9am-2pm Santa's Workshop

kids Movie Schedule

  • Fri, 11/2 - The Reef
  • Sat. 11/3 - Robots
  • Fri, 11/9 - The Fox and the Hound
  • Sat, 11/10 - Anastasia
  • Fri, 11/16 - Alvin & The Chipmunks
  • Sat, 11/17 - Cars
  • Fri, 11/22 - Jumanji
  • Sat, 11/23 - Rango
  • Fri, 11/30 - Are We There Yet
  • Sat, 12/1 - The Goonies

Midwest Dream SIP & Paint Party

Friday, November 16th | 7pm

Join us in Preservation A on Bourbon Street for a unique twist on your typical paint party experience! Enjoy a lively performance that brings humor and audience interaction to detailed art instruction that is sure to get your creative ideas flowing. Drink, paint and laugh at the "Midwest Dream" SIP & paint party. Use the Bourbon Street Entrance by Zanies and head into Bourbon Street where you'll find Jambalaya for some food or cocktails and the painting instruction will be in Preservation A. Please arrive 30 minutes early to enjoy an appetizer from Jambalaya and a cocktail or two! *All food and beverages sold separately.*

Tickets: $45
Use coupon code: FALL09 for 40% off!


Tarot Readings By Grace

Saturday, November 17th & 24th | 4pm-8pm

Psychic Tarot Intuitive Readings are an empowering and transformative tool that can provide you with options and solutions to life's challenges. Grace is an accomplished Intuitive Counselor. Her ability to channel and access Spirit Energy will provide you with strategies and tools in manifesting your Highest Good. Visit lifesperceptions.com

Complimentary 15-minute readings for guests between 4pm-8pm. Sign up with the Activities Desk in the Solarium between 9am-4pm Saturday on the day of the event for desired time. Readings available on a first come, first served basis. Readings will be held on Bourbon Street.

Light Up the Holidays Party

Saturday, November 24th | 7pm-9pm

Kick off the holiday season during Holiday Homecoming in St Charles, IL. After the Electric Light Parade, stop in to Bourbon Street at Pheasant Run Resort for the lighting of the indoor Christmas Light Spectacular display set to music! The computerized show will include over 20,000 pixel lights and run every half hour. Santa's Workshop will be open for holiday crafts for the kiddos. Grab dinner at Jambalaya, ice cream at Bourbon Street Creamery, or a cocktail for mom and dad!

christmas Light Spectacular

November 25th-December 25th | 4pm-9:30pm

We're going all out on decorations thanks to our friends at iPANiC Escape Rooms. Bourbon Street will be lit up like a Christmas tree... and set to music. This computerized light show includes over 20,000 pixel lights! Every minute of the show takes five hours to program and our friends at iPANiC Escape Rooms put in over 1,000 hours last year! Make Bourbon Street your destination for complimentary holiday cheer!


Breakfast with Santa

Sunday, December 2nd, 9th, & 16th

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. We will be decorating Bourbon Street with a Christmas Light Spectacular presented by iPANiC Escape Rooms and it's not to be missed! Enjoy our enhanced breakfast buffet while taking in the lighting display, visit Santa's Workshop, decorate cookies, and leave your list with the man in the red suit!


Irving Berlin's White Christmas

December 14th-16th | Fri & Sat 8pm, Sat & Sun 2pm

The dazzling score features well known standards including Blue Skies, I Love a Piano, How Deep is the Ocean, and the perennial favorite, White Christmas. White Christmas is an uplifting musical for your holiday season!



December 21st-30th | Fri & Sat 8pm, Sat & Sun 3pm

An original holiday musical for children from The Sigman Brothers. This story takes place at a dog boarding school somewhere in Chicago on Christmas Eve. This is a fun show for the entire family about life, loyalty, and love!


Family Fun Fest

December 28th-30th | 9am-6pm
December 31st | Noon-8pm

Family Fun Fest is coming to Chicagoland at Pheasant Run Resort. This four-day event features an entertainment experience to delight the whole family with a giant 51,000 square foot 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 with the Family Fun Fest Package.


New Year's Eve Fun

Monday, December 31st

We've line up loads of fun at the Run to help you ring in the New Year. From an all-out gala to 80s dance party, theater, comedy, dinner, and of course family fun! You'll find something for everyone. Each year keeps getting better when you celebrate at Pheasant Run. Start planning today!


Zumba Fitness

Wednesday 6:15 pm

Keep active this holiday season! ZUMBA® is a fusion of Latin and International music and dance that create a dynamic, exciting, and based on the principle that a workout should be "FUN AND EASY TO DO." The routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.Get some cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility workout while having fun dancing with friends. "There are ways to lose weight… Some are just more fun." This class is $5 for guests and members. Visitors welcome for $10 per class, paid to the instructor at the class. Location will vary, check kiosks or ask at the front desk for today's class.

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.

Aromatherapy Blending Bar

4oz Body Mist $14 | 4oz Massage Oil $18

Stop into Spa Vargas Wellness, located in the Garden Atrium above the pool during business hours to blend your own aromatherapy! Get in on this hot trend and enjoy optimal wellness with aromatherapy for whatever ails you. This is a fun girls weekend or mother daughter activity. Customize your own wellness and take a little bit of our haven of relaxation home with you.

Complimentary Caricatures By Bruce

Select Fridays and Saturdays 

On select Fridays and Saturdays this fall 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.
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