2022 Lincoln Park Holiday Guide

Posted on November 7, 2022

The Holidays are here! Check out this list of holiday treats & events happening here in Lincoln Park.


Thanks and Giving with Vanille
2108 N. Clark
This year, Vanille is partnering with Fight2Feed to provide Thanksgiving pies to families in need. For every 10 retail pies sold, Vanille will donate 1 pie. You can also sponsor pies at discounted rates and Vanille will take care of all the baking and delivery!
Click here for a complete list of pies available this Thanksgiving.

Summer House Santa Monica Holiday Pies To-Go
1954 N. Halsted
Friday, November 4 – Wednesday, November 23
If baking isn’t your strong suit, don’t worry! Leave the baking to Summer House this holiday season and place an order for our Spiced Pumpkin Chiffon Pie. Its flaky graham cracker crust and toppings of vanilla Chantilly cream and cinnamon butterscotch are sure to wow your crowd.

Summer House Santa Monica Thanksgiving To-Go Menu
1954 N. Halsted
Wednesday, November 23
Eat, drink and be thankful… that you won’t be lifting a finder this Thanksgiving! With Summer House’s Thanksgiving To-Go Menu, holiday prep has never been easier. Pick up a five course artisanal Thanksgiving spread starting with All Natural Roasted Turkey and ending with the fan-favorite Spiced Pumpkin Chiffon Pie.

Blue Sushi Sake Grill Holiday Gift Card
2351 N. Lincoln
Monday, November 7 – Saturday, December 31
Receive a $25 bonus card when you purchase $100 in Blue Sushi Sake Grill gift cards. Additionally, on Black Friday, Blue Sushi will be offering a $35 bonus card for every $100 purchased in gift cards. The perfect gift for friends, family and for the office.

Christmas Family Fun

Holiday Tree Lighting at NEWCITY
1457 N. Halsted
Friday, November 11, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Celebrate the holiday season at NEWCITY’s Annual Tree Lighting Festival featuring visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, festive holiday music, giant tree, train rides and more!

Lincoln Common Holiday Roll
2335 N. Lincoln
Thursday, December 1, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Join Lincoln Common for the 4th Annual Holiday Lighting on the Lincoln Common Plaza. A promised unforgettable evening with holiday cheer, special guests, and performance!

OZ Park Holiday Tree Lighting
2021 N. Burling
Saturday, December 3, 5:00 p.m.
You are invited to join the Oz Park Advisory Council and Lincoln Central Association as they light up the neighborhood at the sixth annual holiday tree lighting ceremony in Oz Park.

Lincoln Park ZooLights
2001 N. Clark
Saturday, November 19 – Sunday, January 1
The most wonderful time of the year deserves the most wonderful event of the year! Celebrate the holidays with ZooLights presented by ComEd and Invesco QQQ. This festive, one-of-kind holiday experience offers a merry, family-oriented tradition in the heart of the city.

Holiday Adults Night Out

Lincoln Park Zoo BrewLights 
2001 N. Cannon
Thursday, December 1
The eighth annual BrewLights presented by Loius Glunz Beer, Inc. and hosted by Auxiliary Board of Lincoln Park Zoo features craft and seasonal beers on tap throughout the zoo during ZooLights. Guests at the festive event will sip and savor specialty brews while supporting Lincoln Park Zoo under millions of beautiful holiday lights. The evening also includes opportunities for photos with Santa at the Helen Brach Primate House, rides on the AT&T Endangered Species Carousel, and more!

Geja’s Cafe 42nd Annual Champagne Tasting 
340 W. Armitage
Sunday, December 4, 1:00 p.m.
Join Geja’s Cafe and guest speaker, Jamie Young, Regional Manager for Precept Wine who will present 7 sparkling wines from the Gruet portfolio. Special priced, one day only sale of the line-up to immediately follow tasting.

Lincoln Park Zoo Adults Night Out : Holidaze
2001 N. Cannon
Thursday, December 15, 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Leave the kids at home and head to the zoo for Adults Night Out: Holidaze. Guests will enjoy unique animal chats, a live DJ, and multiple bars throughout the zoo at this after-hours event. No kids. No Crowds. Strolling among wildlife with a beer, cider, hard seltzer or wine in the hand!

Holiday Shows

The Blue Man Group Christmas Shows
Briar Theatre, 3133 N. Halsted
Break out your holiday sweater and get ready to Deck the Halls with the Blue Man Group this holiday season.

Christmas Bingo: Its A Ho-Ho-Holy Night
Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln
Saturday, November 26- Saturday, December 31
In this interactive comedy, audience members play bingo while also answering questions about Christmas traditions, the origin of St. Nick, where do candy canes come from, miracles in the Bible, and a clever re-creation of the Annunciation, complete with audience members in angel wings and halos.

The Buttcracker: A Nutcracker Burlesque
Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln
Thursday, December 1 – Saturday, December 31
The Buttcracker should be your new holiday tradition. Go to one show or go to all of them for unique holiday memories you will never forget! Each show will be a new gift and different performers to unwrap!

The Second City ComedySportz Holiday Battle
230 W. North
Friday, November 4 – Friday, December 30
The classic ComedySportz match gets a holiday smackdown. This is ComedySportz in a ho-ho-whole new way. See teams of elves battle each other for workshop glory in short scenes, songs and games. Different holiday characters will be the very impartial referees for each match and with your help, determine a Workshop Winner. They’ll be singing, laughing and BATTLE. Holiday battle. ComedySportz: Holiday Battle runs through the end of December on Fridays and Saturdays.

The Second City Best of the Holidays
230 W. North
Monday, November 21 – Saturday, December 31
We guarantee yule laugh a whole latke as The Second City unwraps the most wonderful time of the year in our nut-cracking-est, jingle-bell-ing-est revue ever! Celebrate over sixty years of sketches, songs, and comedic conviviality as the next generation of comedy superstars perform our greatest holiday hits.

The Second City What the Elf
230 W. North
Friday, November 25 – Sunday, January 1
It’s just not the holidays without hot cocoa…and hot takes! Make merry at The Second City with this original sketch, variety, and improv celebration of the season. After all, what better time to look back and laugh at 2022? Let’s toast to the best…and roast all the rest.

GUS Holiday Dance Show
5900 N. Glenwood
Friday, December 9, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Get into the holiday spirit with GUS Holiday Dance Show. This FREE, fun holiday-themed show feature Gus Company dancers & Senn High School Dancers. Perfect one hour show for all ages. This family favorite show is a hit every season!

Old Town School of Folk Songs of Good Cheer
4544 N. Lincoln
Friday, December 9 – Sunday December 11
An Old Town School and Chicago holiday tradition since 1999, Songs of Good Cheer is a caroling party hosted by Mary Schmich and Eric Zorn and features a cast of exceptional musicians from the Old Town School. Songbooks will be provided for this festive and lively singalong now in its 24th annual edition! A portion of ticket proceeds benefit the McCormick Foundation Communities Fund.

Old Town School of Folk Mariachi Herencia de Mexico
4544 N. Lincoln
Friday, December 16 – Saturday, December 17
Celebrate the holidays with “A Very Merry Christmas Concert” featuring Mariachi Herencia de México. The Latin GRAMMY-nominated group performs Mexican and American holiday favorites, including the group’s holiday hit “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” and many more! Filled with music and holiday cheer, this colorful celebration of holiday traditions is perfect for the whole family.

New Year’s Celebration

Lincoln Park Zoo – Zoo Year’s Eve
2001 N. Cannon
Saturday, December 31, 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Gather your flock of friends and head to Zoo Year’s Eve at Lincoln Park Zoo! This special ticketed event will take place within the glow of more than 2 million lights in one of Chicago’s most beautiful parks; it’s the best way to experience the countdown to 2023. For this adults-only event (21+ only), guests can enjoy hundreds of dazzling displays, cash bars (beer, wine, champagne, and spirits), plus a DJ, games, giveaways, and more! Animal buildings will be open and a dance party will take place in Pepper Family Wildlife Center. Take a break from the usual spots and start a new tradition: spend New Year’s Eve at Lincoln Park Zoo!

2023 Chicago New Years Eve Bar Crawl
The Beaumont Bar & Grill
2020 N. Halsted
Take your tribe into the near year at the 2023 NYE Bar Crawl. From dance parties, DJs, live bands and the must-have midnight champagne cheers. This bar crawl is the perfect place to wrap up 2022 and celebrate the kick-off of 2023 with those you care for the most!

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