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March 16, 2020

Following the directive by Governor J.B. Pritzker to all Illinois restaurants and bars, Frank O’Dowd’s Irish Pub & Grill will remain closed to the public until April 1, 2020, for dine-in food/beverage service.

The Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel will remain open. Room service and to-go food orders will be available on Fridays and Saturdays from 4 p.m.-9 p.m. We will continue offer weekend guests of the hotel a hot breakfast to enjoy in the comfort of their room.

Night of the Luminaria

December 12, 2020
5-9 p.m.

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.

photo of luminaria in downtown GalenaPlan ahead with a dinner reservation at 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 Garrett Hillary perform a mix of classic country, rock 'n roll, modern tunes, and a few Irish favorites.


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