Astronaut Scholarship Foundation

Created By The Mercury 7 Astronauts

Holiday Dinner with James Lovell

Located in Lake Forest, Illinois


The holidays fill us with a joyous exuberance to explore, travel and learn. What better gift than to fulfill these holiday wishes with some of the greatest explorers of all time? Gemini and Apollo astronaut James Lovell and some of his Apollo astronaut friends will capture the holiday spirit as they join you for an intimate and elegant dinner experience at Lovell’s of Lake Forest in Chicago on November 29, 2012 to benefit the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation.

Gemini and Apollo Astronaut James Lovell

This three-story French colonial mansion boasting several floors of Apollo 13-themed memorabilia provides the perfect holiday getaway for any space enthusiast. You will be privately escorted to the Captain’s Quarters, where a feast for the eyes and the palate await you; you are, after all, with the Captain. Hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served while you mingle amongst Apollo royalty.

Quite the space history gem hidden just north of Chicago, Lovell’s of Lake Forest will surely satisfy your holiday wishes for artistic culinary creations. A trip to the stars of the finest American cuisine, you will indulge in a four-course meal prepared by Capt. Lovell’s son Jay, the restaurant’s award-winning executive chef and owner. This creative culinary wizard will design a delectable masterpiece while you listen to incredible stories of space adventure and gaze at the priceless artifacts that adorn the walls of this virtual museum.

At the evening’s conclusion, you will gather around the fireplace for a special reading from the “Book of Genesis,” just as Capt. Lovell and his Apollo 8 crewmates did 44 years ago while orbiting the Moon on Christmas Eve.

Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Secure your space today and bring home the holidays with a Gemini and Apollo legend!

All proceeds from ticket sales benefit the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, who aids the United States in retaining its world leadership in science and technology by providing scholarships to exceptional college students pursuing degrees in these fields. Cost of the ticket packages, over fair market value, should be considered a charitable donation.