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Holiday Guide 2019

Celebrate the Holidays in Lincoln Park! Enjoy breakfasts with Santa, plenty of Thanksgiving food, tree lightings, & even special holiday events for adults. Happy Holidays from the Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce!


Merry Christmas from DePaul
1 E. Jackson
November 18 – January 15 – 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
The university, which has a campus in the Loop, unveiled a student-created holiday window display on Thursday near State Street and Jackson Boulevard. The display focuses on a stop-motion animated film created by dozens of students.

Eleanor’s Very Merry Christmas Wish
2257 N. Lincoln
November 19 – December 29
Welcome to the North Pole, home to Santa, Mrs. Claus, Clara, Twinkle, Sprinkle and Sparkle the elves and their friend, Eleanor. Eleanor is a rag doll with a special wish – a best friend and home of her own.

Corduroy’s Beary Special Benefit
175 E. Chestnut
Sunday, November 24 – 9:00 a.m.
Kick off your family’s holiday celebrations by joining Emerald City Theater for a very special benefit and performance of Corduroy!

Ugly Sweater Family Workshop
2646 N. Halsted
Saturday, November 30 – 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Bring a sweater or sweatshirt and we will provide supplies, inspiration and cookies!

Breakfast with Santa
444 W. Fullerton
Sunday, December 1 – 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Join Casati’s for breakfast with Santa! Enjoy complimentary photos as well.

Gingerbread House Workshop
2646 N. Halsted
Sunday, December 1 & 15 – 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.
Build, decorate and take home your own edible gingerbread house at The Paintbrush’s annual Gingerbread House Workshop.

Sunday with Santa at the Lakefront Restaurant
Sunday, December 15 – 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
2401 N. Lake Shore
Stop by and see Santa as he becomes the official greeter of the Lakefront Restaurant and visits with kids of all ages! Enjoy free hot chocolate and cookies.

Holiday Train & Visit with Santa from Wrightwood Neighbors
1110 W. Lill
Sunday, December 15 – 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
The Holiday Train to make its way to Wrightwood Neighbors on Sunday December 15th from 4:00-6:00pm at 1110 W. Lill. Santa and Mrs Claus will be there as well to sit with children for photos.


Holiday Market at Lincoln Park Zoo
2001 N. Clark
Tuesday, December 3 – 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year at the Zoo! Join the Lincoln Park Zoo for the only Holiday Market in the city set against the backdrop of 2.5 million LED lights. Kick off your holiday cheer with them on #GivingTuesday by visiting this amazing collection of local artisans, shops, and boutiques all brought to you right here at Lincoln Park Zoo.

Lincoln Common Tree Lighting
2345 N. Lincoln
Thursday, December 5 – 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Join Lincoln Common for their First Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Thursday, December 5th!

Saint Clement School Advent Market
2524 N. Orchard
Sunday, December 8 – 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Shop from 15 local artists at the Advent Market, the day’s feature attraction!

A Very Merry Holiday Market at Belmont Senior Living
700 W. Fullerton
Sunday, December 8 – 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Join Belmont Senior Living for an artisan market in their Great Room and get a head start on your holiday shopping! Shop chocolates, jewelry, floral arrangements, candles and more from local vendors while you mingle with friends old and new.

Lincoln Park Community Shelter Holiday Party
2433 N. Lincoln
Friday, December 13 – 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Come join LPCS for their second ever holiday party! They have had an exciting, transformative year filled with growth, bell ringing moments, and more! They want to take the opportunity to celebrate with all of their supporters who have cheered them on!

Christmas Eve Dinner
444 W. Fullerton
Tuesday, December 31
Enjoy Christmas Eve with a special dinner menu created by Chef Christian!


3 for $33 Holiday Special at Benchmark
1510 N. Wells
Thursday & Friday Nights
They’re spreading the Holiday Cheer with their Booze, Wine & Beer promotion! Enjoy 3-hour food & beverage packages for $33 per person now until the end of the Holiday Season!

Daily Holiday Specials at the Lakefront Restaurant
Daily- 5:00 – 10:00 p.m.
2401 N. Lake Shore
Cozy up with the Lakefront Restaurant at Theater on the Lake as they have daily holiday specials all season long!

Adults Night Out: Holidaze
2001 N. Clark
Thursday, December 5 – 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Ever wonder what it would be like to explore Lincoln Park Zoo after the gates close? Here’s your chance! Leave the kids at home and head to the zoo for Adults Night Out. Guests will enjoy unique animal chats, educational entertainment, and cash bars throughout the zoo at this after-hours event.

Ugly Sweater pARTy at The Paintbrush
2646 N. Halsted
Saturday, December 7 – 7:00 -9:00 p.m.
Wear your ugly holiday sweater and let Miss Alanna guide you in painting a winter scene (or get creative and do your own thing). Wine and cookies provided. Adults only.

Bears vs Packers Pre-Party & Bus Trip
Sunday, December 15th – Doors open at 6:00 a.m.
Cheer on the Packers at Lambeau Field on Sunday, December 15th! Purchase your tickets and learn more by visiting Ranalli’s website!

Santa Claws Toy Drive at the Tonic Room
2447 N. Halsted
Saturday, December 21 – 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Join the Tonic Room as they celebrate the holidays! All they ask is that you bring a packaged toy for donation.

Visiting ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Invesco QQQ this holiday season? Download the 2019 Lincoln Park Holiday Visitors Guide for useful information for parking and transit options, special local promotions, featured items at great shops, and restaurants in the area. And don’t forget to share your holiday adventures around the neighborhood using #LightUpLP!

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