Elgin Area “Stay-cation” for Spring Break

Elgin Area “Stay-cations” for Spring Break We live in the Midwest, which means at some point we’ll inevitably have snow.  Then comes the all too familiar polar vortex of bitter cold and we are yet again stuck inside. Well my friends, it doesn’t need to be an all-day drag when the Elgin area has so…


Valentine’s Day – Where to go?

Whether you’re single, coupled up, or somewhere in between, ensure your V-Day is a good one! Save yourself from another hurried trip to Walgreen’s for the last box of packaged chocolates, let us help you make this year the best Valentine’s ever!  This is a list of our favorite local restaurants and bars…even a couple…


Getting married? Get to the post office now!

Getting married? Will you be sending out a stack of invites or letters soon?  You may want to head to the post office now! Starting January 27th, 2019 there will be a price increase on USPS First Class Forever Mail Stamps. The increase from 50¢ per stamp to 55¢ per stamp amounts to an extra…


The Elgin Area’s Ultimate Winter Activities Bucket List

Winter is special. It’s a magical time to explore a different side to the woods. From cold, crisp, frosty mornings, to chilly, starlit evenings. Discover a whole winter wonderland with our icy activities list. By: Breanne Moreno   Go ice skating! In the Elgin area, you can go indoors at Leafs Ice Centre, or head…


Snowy Day Staples

Dishes to Warm the Heart By: Breanne Moreno It’s cold outside, and you’re hungry. If you’re like us, that’s all it takes to make us even a little hangry. Here are a few of our favorite comfort food dishes throughout the Elgin area to keep you warm and satisfied when it’s cold and snowy outside….


Elgin Area Winter Escapes for Adults

Winter is not the time to stay home and try recipes…well, at least not every day. Winter is the perfect time to #ExploreElgin and see why visitors and residents alike love discovering new ways to enjoy the area. It does not matter if you are looking for something to test your mental skills or get…


BRAVO Content – Wedding

The winter holidays are one of the most popular times for couples to get engaged. Lucky for them the Elgin Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (EACVB) is here to help make planning their big day in the Elgin Area easier. EACVB has a team of professionals that work directly with area vendors to create every…


New Year’s Eve in the Elgin Area

New Year’s Eve is the perfect time to Explore the Elgin Area. Enjoy! New Year’s Eve in Elgin 90’s Throwback NYE Party with Run Forrest Run! Grand Victoria Casino 11:00 PM – 2:00 AM Facebook Event Link 103.9 The Fox | New Year’s Eve Bash with Eddie Volkman Gifford’s Kitchen 9:00 PM – 12:30 AM Facebook…


Give yourself the gift of not cooking!

Elgin Area List of Restaurants open on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day! Between all that holiday shopping, baking, and decorating, you might not have enough energy to make a holiday meal.  You might think everything is closed on Christmas Eve or Christmas day, but there are surprisingly a number of restaurants open during the holiday….


Elgin Area’s Hottest Hot Chocolates

Photo: Breanne Moreno Elgin Area’s Hottest Hot Chocolates By: Breanne Moreno It’s that time of year again when the weather outside gets frightful, and what’s better than a hot cup of hot cocoa to treat your senses? Here’s our list of the top 6 hot chocolate spots in the Elgin area. Grab a friend and…