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Lincoln Park Weekend Guide November 30 – December 4

Posted on November 29, 2017.

Countdown to the holidays has started. Spread the cheer and enjoy the season in Lincoln Park. From Winter Warm- Up, tree lightnings & Santa visits, to ridiculously funny holiday shows at The Second City or Greenhouse Theatre. Our neighborhood has it all!

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Lincoln Park All Ages Holiday Events

Lincoln Park’s Winter Warm- Up
The Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to introduce the inaugural Lincoln Park Winter Warm-Up – a month long celebration of the holiday season in Lincoln Park! Visit Clark Street Get ready to experience all of the winter delights that Lincoln Park has to offer throughout the holiday season. Welcome December with a weekend of shopping and celebration, while patrons sip hot chocolate, enjoy holiday songs, and visit with the man himself, Santa.

Clark Street
Friday, December 1
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Clark Street from Armitage to Diversey, and the south side of Diversey from Lakeview to Orchard

Lincoln Avenue
Saturday, December 2
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Lincoln Avenue from Diversey to Webster

Armitage Avenue
Sunday, December 3
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Armitage from Racine to Halsted, and Halsted from Webster to south of Armitage

Tree Lighting @ Oz Park
Get in the holiday spirit with this first annual tree lighting celebration accompanied by singers from Lincoln Park High School.

Saturday, December 2
5:00 p.m.
Oz Park just south of Tin Man
2021 N. Burling

3rd Annual Winter Carnival @ NEWCITY
Spend a day of fun and cheer at NEWCITY plaza. Santa visit, train rides, games, and hot cocoa are just some of the attractions provided at this free event.

Saturday, December 2
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
The Plaza @ NEWCITY
1500 N. Clybourn

Zoo Lights Presented By ComEd and PowerShares QQQ By Invesco @ Lincoln Park Zoo
It’s time for the most brilliant holiday celebration in the city! This event features luminous displays and holiday-season activities throughout zoo grounds. Fun includes 3D displays, live ice-sculpture carving, musical light shows and more.

Friday, December 1 through Sunday, December 3
4:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Download detailed program here.

Tree Lighting @ Derby
Take your family and friends and head to Derby for their Tree Lighting Celebration and enjoy half- priced appetizers accompanied by special performance by the Mayer Choir.

Friday, December 1
7:00 p.m.
Derby
1224 W. Webster

Winter Wonderland @ Roy’s Furniture
Join Roy’s Furniture for this joyful family day. Sip on warm cider or hot cocoa, take holiday pictures, and enjoy fun and games with your family.

Saturday, December 2
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Roy’s Furniture
2455 N. Sheffield

Santa Visit @ Vanille Patisserie
This Sunday, make sure to stop by at Vanille Patisserie to hang out with Santa Claus and maybe even Mrs. Claus. Take pictures and enjoy yourself.

Sunday, December 3

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Vanille Patisserie
2108 N. Clark

Ken Ludwig’s ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas @ Emerald City Theatre
Kick off your family’s holiday season with this comically funny show. Santa’s Naughty or Nice list is gone missing and solving the mystery is up to a pair of dancing mice, spunky girl, and Elf-B agent.

Through December 31
Schedule here.
Broadway Playhouse @ The Water Tower
835 N. Michigan


Lincoln Park Adult Holiday Shows And Events

Adult Night Out Holidaze @ Lincoln Park Zoo
This winter version of the zoo’s most popular event series gives adults exclusive, after-hours access to the zoo with hot chocolate, mulled wine, or beer in hand. Come for the 2.5 million holiday lights, stay for the all new Gnome Hunt! Plus, enjoy dazzling light displays, holiday activities, a zoo-themed quiz challenge, music, cash bars, and educational entertainment.

Thursday, November 30
6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Lincoln Park Zoo
2001 N. Clark

Second City’s Holidazed and Confused: Mandatory Merriment @ UP Comedy Club
Laugh your way through Second City’s all new holiday revue! Take the edge off your pre-holiday hangover by laughing your jingle bells off, compliments of The Second City’s legendary flurry of sketch comedy and improv. It’s naughty! It’s nice! It’s mandatory!

Through December, 21
Tickets and details here.
Main Stage @ UP Comedy Club
230 W. North

Barney The Elf @ Greenhouse Theatre
Barney The Elf brings pop-infused musical numbers galore and plenty of queer holiday cheer to Lincoln Park for the third year in a row! The 2017 production welcomes the return of Chicago drag sensation Dixie Lynn Cartwright.

Through December 30
Thursdays through Saturdays 8:00 p.m.
Sundays 3:00 p.m.
Downstairs MainStage @ Greenhouse Theatre
2257 N. Lincoln

Love Actually @ Arclight Cinemas
Holiday romantic comedies are a must. ArcLight Cinemas start the season off with everyone’s favorite classic Love Actually.

Monday, December 4
7:15 p.m.
ArcLight Cinemas @ NEWCITY
1500 N. Clybourn

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