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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 on Bourbon Street

Santa's Workshop activities include: making a gingerbread house, 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 continue through December 30th.

  • 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, 11/20 - Are We There Yet
  • Sat, 12/1 - The Goonies
  • Fri, 12/7 - The Polar Express
  • Sat, 12/8 - Prancer
  • Fri, Dec 14 - Elf
  • Sat, Dec 15 - A Simple Wish
  • Fri, Dec 22 - The Santa Clause
  • Sat, Dec 23 - The Santa Clause 2
  • Fri, Dec 28 - A Cinderella Story
  • Sat, Dec 29 - The Princess and the Frog

Holiday Gift Card Sale

This holiday season, you'll get a bonus $15 gift card for every $100 you spend so you can give a little and get a little fun at the Run this holiday season. We have put together a Top 10 Chicagoland Gift Idea list for you for holiday fun right here at Pheasant Run Resort in St Charles. This gift card sale and holiday gift guide is the easiest way to get all your holiday gift shopping done in a twinkle!


christmas Light Spectacular

Through 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!


Ugly Holiday Sweater Happy Hour!

Through December 21st | 4-6pm Daily

Don we now our gay apparel! Put on your fanciest ugly holiday sweater and head out to Pheasant Run for a dose of holiday cheer. Daily 4-6pm through December 21st, get a Grinch cocktail for just $5 when you come in to one of our bars with your ugly holiday sweater on. This cocktail features Peach Schnapps, Bacardi Rum, Blue Curacao, orange juice, and sprite and is the perfect compliment to the overdose of holiday cheer at the Christmas Light Spectacular! 'Tis the season to be jolly, Fa, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la!


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!


SIP & Paint Event - Holiday-themed Wood Pallet

Saturday, December 22nd | 7pm-10pm

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 this very special Holiday-themed Wood Pallet 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.*


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!


St Charles Parks 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.

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 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.
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