Enjoy a Sparkling Holiday Season in Will County

A senior couple enjoying a happy holiday season in Will County.

Are you a resident of Will County or taking steps to become one in the near future? If so, you probably want to know what our community can offer you. With great restaurants, entertainment venues, and parks, you’ll have plenty to occupy you. Finally, if you’re visiting for the winter, check out the following activities to enjoy a perfect holiday season in Will County. 

Grab Brunch at The Southern Cafe

Experience Southern hospitality without leaving Illinois at The Southern Cafe, one of Crest Hill’s favorite breakfast spots. You can’t go wrong with one of the homemade biscuits.

If you haven’t yet done so, you have to try The Nasty Biscuit. Despite its disagreeable name, this dish is quite delicious: it comes with a buttermilk drop biscuit stuffed with crispy Southern-fried chicken. The entire dish is topped with cheesy scrambled eggs, crispy hash browns, and country gravy. Now, if that isn’t a great choice for a holiday breakfast, we don’t know what is.

The restaurant also offers specialty omelets, skillets, waffles, french toast, and pancakes. Are you a fan of the Netflix drama The Irishman? If so, you’ll love The Irishman specialty skillet, which comes with corned beef hash, peppers, onions, crispy hash browns, and two eggs your way. You can also choose either an English muffin or a side order of pancakes to go with your skillet meal.

All things considered, the expansive menu will please even the most discerning palette.

Explore Pilcher Park Nature Center

After brunch, take a short drive to Joliet and meander through the Pilcher Park Nature Center. With over 640 acres to explore, the park is the perfect place for an afternoon hike. In the winter, rent cross country skis and glide through miles of smooth trails. Visit the Bird Haven Greenhouse to catch the seasonal flower shows, as well.

Try Local Craft Brews at MyGrain Brewing Co.

Nestled inside the historic Joliet Union train station, MyGrain Brewing Co. serves craft beers brewed in house. Try a flight of its diverse beers, and if you’re ready for lunch, order one of the famous burgers. The one you’ll want to try is the Double Stout BBQ Burger, which comes with Stateville Stout BBQ sauce, bacon, fried onions, and cheddar cheese. Another premier burger locals swear by is the wagyu burger, which comes with gruyere cheese, seasonal mushrooms, truffle aioli, and truffle fries.

If you aren’t a beer drinker, MyGrain Brewing also features an amply stocked bar offering handcrafted cocktails and wine by the glass.

Catch a Show at the Rialto Square Theatre

It’s easy to see why locals call the Rialto Square Theatre the “Jewel of Joliet.” This spectacular theater is one of the most beautiful live performance centers in the nation. Further, it regularly hosts world-famous musicians, comedians, and performers. For a great evening out on the town, catch these holiday shows at the Rialto.

Holiday season in Will County is anything but dull. If you’d like to live near the above attractions, consider making The Woodlands of Crest Hill the home base for your adventures. With its convenient location, lush surroundings, and awesome amenities, you’ll love calling our apartment community home. To see our premier floor plans or schedule a tour of our luxurious living spaces, contact us today.

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