The Perfect Winter Getaway Near Chicago

This Christmas season take a trip to White Pines Lodge. It’s like taking a trip down memory lane. Your entire experience will be filled with frosted windowpanes, fires blazing in the hearth, aromas of freshly baked pies, horse drawn wagon rides, cozy log cabins and best of all the sound of children laughing and children playing! It really doesn’t get any better than this for some good olde fashioned fun. Whether you’re planning to enjoy some hot spiced cider, visit with Santa, see the dinner theater’s long running and hilarious production of “Scrooge the Comedy”, spend a night in a real log cabin, or enjoy a hearty home cooked meal in the Lodge’s landmark restaurant, you won’t be disappointed. The quaint Gift Shoppe is transformed into a winter wonderland of twinkling lights and gifts galore and filled with the scent of apple cider donuts. On select weekends grab your cameras for the most perfect photos ever of your children on Santa’s lap and families can enjoy old fashioned horse drawn wagon rides.

Santa, The Grinch & Wagon Rides Schedule

On Weekends, Santa will be on hand so children can sit on his lap and whisper their wishes in his ear while mom and dad snap the perfect photos for your Christmas card, while the Grinch can be found prowling around the restaurant and gift shoppe for photo ops as well. There is also horse drawn wagon rides through the forest. Everyone loves to hear the horses clip clopping along and the bells around their necks jingling away.

Santa & the Grinch Dates & Hours 2023

November 24th, 25th, and 26th: 11:00am – 2:00pm.
December 2nd & 3rd: 11:00am – 2:00pm.
December 9th and 10th: 11:00am – 2:00pm.
December 16th and 17th: 11:00am – 2:00pm.

Breakfast with Santa & the Grinch – 9:00am – 11:00am
December 9th and 16th
**(Reservations are required)**

Horse Drawn Wagon Rides Dates & Hours 2023

$6.00/Person (3 years and under are Free). Horse Drawn Wagon Rides are Weather Permitting.

November 24th, 25th, and 26th: 10:00am – 2:00pm.
December 2nd: 9:00am – 2:00pm.
December 3rd: 10:00am – 2:00pm

December 9th: 9:00am – 2:00pm.
December 10th: 10:00am – 2:00pm.
December 16th and 17th: 10:00am – 2:00pm.