Lincoln Park Weekend Guide – December 15 – 18


Posted on December 15, 2016

Here’s your Lincoln Park weekend event guide to catch some of Chicago’s best culture and happenings in the neighborhood.

Lincoln Park Holidays

Santa @ Vanille Patisserie
Enjoy an afternoon with Santa and delicious treats at Vanille Patisserie.

Saturday, December 17
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Vanille Patisserie
2108 N. Clark

Bowling with Santa @ King’s Bowl
Head over to King’s Bowl for holiday fun and a great cause! Tickets include 2 games of bowling, a photo with Santa, hot chocolate, cookies & coffee. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Ferrer Foundation. The Ferrer Foundation inspires peace and hope for children in underserved Chicago communities.

Sunday, December 18
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
King’s Bowl
1500 N. Clybourn

Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells @ Apollo Theater
Based on the best-selling book series by Barbara Park, this critically-acclaimed Emerald City Theatre revival explores the challenges of giving selflessly through humor and holiday joy as fan-favorite Junie B. Jones journeys through a Columbus Day school play, a holiday sing-along concert, and Secret Santa Day.

Friday, December 16 – Saturday, December 17 @ 10:15 a.m.
Sunday, December 18 @ 1:00 p.m.
Apollo Theater
2540 N. Lincoln

It’s a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago! @ Greenhouse Theater Center
For 15 years, the American Blues Ensemble has treated Chicago audiences to a live 1940s radio broadcast. The incredible cast recreates the entire town of Bedford Falls with Foley sound effects, an original score, and holiday carols. Critics call this “perfect Christmas theater” and “first-class holiday fare”. After each performance, milk and cookies are served by the cast.

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Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln

Lincoln Park Holiday Cuisine

Baking Class: Christmas Morning Brunch @ Read It & Eat
The best part of waking up is… brunch! In this hands-on class, students will have the chance to create some brunch favorites from scratch. Learn to make the best breakfast treats, which, of course includes cinnamon rolls. This feast will also feature savory scones, a vegetable quiche, and a rich ricotta cake.

Saturday, December 17
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Read It & Eat
2142 North Halsted Street

Bubbles Tasting @ J9 Wine Bar
Take a break from Holiday shopping at J9 Wine Bar to taste some sparkling wine. We will have 13 varieties available for you to enjoy; including Adami Prosecco, Heredad Reserve Cava, Henriot and Bollinger Champagne.

Saturday, December 17
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
J9 Wine Bar
1961 N. Halsted

Lincoln Park Theater

The Christians @ Steppenwolf
“Everything about Irwin’s performance shows what that can do to a pastor who embraces personal change. (Highly Recommended)” – Chicago Tribune

The Winner…of Our Discontent @ The Second City
“incisive, insightful, inspirational and, perhaps most importantly, hilarious.” – New City

Give It All Back @ Victory Gardens Biograph Theater
“delightfully outrageous” – Windy City Times

Uncle Philip’s Coat @ Greenhouse Theater Center
“This is wonderful storytelling.” – ChicagoCritic

Twelfth Night @ Lincoln Park Conservatory
This free family activity brings together this delightful comedy with the botanical wonder of the Holiday Flower Show.

Pygmalion @ Greenhouse Theater Center
“…bristles with intelligence, passion, and hilarity.” – Chicago Reader

Whirled News Tonight @ iO Theater
“…this is a brainy, quick-witted group!” – Chicago Tribune

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