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Make the Holiday Season Whatever you Desire this December!

December 03, 2018

The beauty of a stay with us comes down to location. As the only shorefront resort on Lake Michigan, the Illinois Beach Hotel offers unparalleled access to the area’s natural amenities and still manages to be within a forty-minute drive of two major U.S. cities. Whatever you’re in the mood to do this holiday season, whether it’s a bundled-up stroll through the scenic state park or an exploration of downtown Chicago, everything is possible during your time with us.

We highly recommend a visit to downtown Chicago for their abundance of holiday festivities, ranging from Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker to the well-known Chicago Santa Crawl. For a more relaxed holiday, stay in for our annual Breakfast with Santa event on December 16th. Offering a breakfast buffet, cookie-decorating station and the opportunity to meet the big jolly man himself, it’s a delightful way to partake in holiday cheer.

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