RO­MANCE IN THE FROSTY AIR Galena Coun­try

With its age­less down­town and snow-cov­ered Illi­nois hill­sides, Galena looks straight out of a Christ­mas sto­ry­book about a yule­tide nev­er­land on the Mis­sis­sippi.

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NOS­TAL­GIC SHOP­PING

Stroll city side­walks dressed in hol­i­day style along Galena’s Main Street, lov­ingly called the Hel­luva Half-mile. Nearby towns beckon, too. Christ­mas in El­iz­a­beth (De­cem­ber 1), of­fers hol­i­day deals, crafts and treats, plus the decked-out 1876 Ban­warth House and Mu­seum. Dur­ing the War­ren Fes­ti­val of Trees, (De­cem­ber 1– Jan­uary 6) browse shops and see trees in the his­toric Com­mu­nity Build­ing. At the Stock­ton Christ­mas Walk (De­cem­ber 8), watch for store “snow­men,” Lit­tle Jack Frost and Miss Merry Christ­mas. FIRE SO DE­LIGHT­FUL

Smoke on the water? Maybe. Fire in the sky? Yes. Watch fire­works over the Galena River in Grant Park (De­cem­ber 1). Or mar­vel at 5,000 lu­mi­nar­ias lin­ing Galena streets for Night of the Lu­mi­naria and Liv­ing Win­dows (De­cem­ber 8).

SNOW JAMS

Ski or snow­board Chestnut Moun­tain Re­sort’s 19 runs and ter­rain park. Or ride a horse-drawn sleigh at Shenan­doah Rid­ing Cen­ter. The trip’s about an hour. (You stop for co­coa by the fire.)

THE NORDIC CEN­TER, EA­GLE RIDGE RE­SORT AND SPA

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