7 Ways to Spend Your Winter in

As the winter chill descends upon us, Downtown Kankakee transforms into a winter wonderland, offering a plethora of activities and experiences to make the most of the season. Whether you're a local resident or a visitor, here's your guide on how to spend a delightful winter in Downtown Kankakee.


1. Winter Strolls through downtown

As the winter freeze settles into a gentle chill, there's an undeniable magic in the air that beckons you to take a leisurely winter stroll. Whether you choose to explore the charming boutiques, cafes, or public buildings, each step resonates with the festive spirit of the season. It's more than just a walk, and you may just discorver somewhere new.

2. Cozy Up in Cafes and Eateries

Downtown Kankakee boasts a diverse culinary scene, offering warmth and comfort through delicious meals. Head to Lori's Restaurant for a hearty winter breakfast or Martinez Tacos for a taco delight.

3. Explore Unique Boutiques and Shops

Stroll through a new boutique or two. Find new treasures or treasures with a story to tell. There's nothing just like another, you'll find true uniquess wherever you may go!

4. Cultural Delights at The Majestic Theatre

Follow along and catch a special performance or two at the historical Magestic Theatre. Maybe even host your wintertime event in this one of a kind space?

5. discover history

The French Heritage Museum at the Stone Barn also hosts special winter exhibits, adding a touch of history to your seasonal adventures. Step back in time at the Kankakee Railroad Museum. Learn about the rich history of the area and how the railroad played a crucial role in shaping Downtown Kankakee. It's an educational and fascinating winter activity for the whole family.

6. Dine and Unwind in Taverns

Warm up your evenings in the cozy taverns of Downtown Kankakee. Each offering a welcoming ambiance, perfect for enjoying live music events or simply unwinding with friends over a drink.

7. Holiday Magic at Paramount Movie Theatre

Experience the magic of the holidays at Paramount Movie Theatre. Catch the newest box office hit or a festive favorite. Don't forget the popcorn and candy!



In Downtown Kankakee, winter isn't just a season; it's a celebration. Embrace the charm, warmth, and community spirit that make spending winter in Downtown Kankakee an unforgettable experience. So, layer up, grab your loved ones, and make this winter one for the books in the heart of Kankakee County!